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2018-19 Athletic Policy
Please take a look at our updated P-W Athletic Policy and Code of Conduct. This document contains very valuable, basic information including our Philosophy and expected Educational Outcomes of Participation in Athletics, as well as, more detailed information regarding Athletic Opportunities at Pewamo-Westphalia High School, Eligibility, our Code of Conduct, Department Procedures and Guidelines, and Guidelines for the College Bound Student Athlete.
2018-19 Athletic Season Passes
2018-19 Season passes will be available for purchase on Tuesdays in the athletic office starting August 7, 2018. The fee schedule is below. Please make checks payable to P-W Schools.
Single Adult Pass--$125
Senior Citizen Pass--$75
Forms can be picked up on the table outside the office or downloaded online at mhsaa.com. Any student wishing to participate in a school sport in the 2018-19 school year must have a current physical, dated after April 15, 2018, to practice or play.
Strength and Athleticism
The Strength/Athleticism program runs on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:15pm-5:15pm for HS students and 4:15-5:15 on Tuesday for MS students. All are welcome to attend these one hour sessions!
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MS/HS Athletic News - Archives
Congratulations to Coach Scott Werner who has been named Michigan High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year in the sport of Boys Cross Country! Coaches were selected "based on the performance of their program over the years and/or their Association to the sport, school, and community." Coach Werner will be honored at a banquet on November 12, 2017 at the Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center. We appreciate Coach Werner's dedication to his athletes, and again, congratulate him on earning this honor!
Last April, in an effort to balance meeting the needs of our students/student athletes while also safeguarding our facilities and protecting important family time, the P-W School Board voted to adopt a new facility usage policy. Since the greatest savings in utility costs are through limiting access to areas beyond the front of the building, and to more clearly define participation times, the new policy restricts all activities on Sundays, other than off-season conditioning in the JH gym. We believe that this policy helps protect our facilities, honors the needs of our sports/extra-curricular/community programs and also will help define for parents what they can expect regarding their student's commitment to school activities on the weekend. For example, an in-season athlete knows that they may have a Saturday practice, but they are free all day on Sunday. An off-season athlete knows that they may have their conditioning workout on Sunday, but they are free on Saturday. We will continue to emphasize with our coaches and students that in-season athletes are not to participate in off-season workouts so every student will have at least one day every weekend where they can be confident they won't have any school activity. Any proposed activity, whether sports or extra-curricular, that would take place on a Sunday needs approval from the Superintendent. Exceptions will be granted for things such as our varsity teams wanting to practice in the fieldhouse on a Sunday before the district playoffs begin, making up for days of practice missed during the week due to weather, an end-of-the-season award night or drama rehearsal. Generally speaking, we hope this policy makes things very straightforward for our students and their families in terms of weekend obligations and also protect the facility while reducing costs. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Cooper at (989) 587-5100.
The Athletic Department is working with Comedy Night at the Wagon Wheel in Portland on September 24, 2016 to raise money. The show begins at 9:00 p.m., and tickets are $10 apiece. Tickets can be purchased through the athletic office. You can reserve a table for group seating by calling 517-243-2077. The entertainment is adult oriented. Come out and support our athletes and have a great time!
The Athletic Department will be hosting a Nutrition seminar on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at P-W High School. Katie Davis, a nutritionist with the United States Olympic Committee, will speak on proper nutrition for athletes and end with a Q & A session. There is no coast associated with this event, and we invite all athletes and their parents to attend. Please contact Barry Hobrla for more information.
PW alum Abbey Hengesbach ('11) was named the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women's Division II Player of the Year on March 15, 2016. Hengesbach began her collegiate basketball career playing for Concordia University in 2011 but transferred to Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois in 2014, after taking a year off. Hengesbach had an impressive career, leading the Tigers in minutes per game (18.9), points per game (22.7), rebounds per game (5.1), assists per game (7.5), steals per game (3.4), blocks (11), free-throws made/attempted (150/196), field goals made (239), and three-point shooting percentage (.379) her senior year. She was also honored as one of 10 players named to the 2015-16 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball All-America First team. In addition, Hengesbach was named the 2016 CCAC (Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference) Player of the Year and made First Team All-Conference as well as the 2016 WBCA NAIA Coaches’ All-American First Team. Congratulations, Abbey, on your tremendous career and incredible accomplishments! Your Pirate family is proud of you! For more, read the article published in the Ionia Sentinel-Standard.
"P-W Fight Song"
Here’s to our colors
Of blue and gold
A flag of vict’ry
We’ll soon unfold
Rah, Rah, Rah
We sing for our school
A song of
Go, Go Blue!!
And win for
Our school honor
For our spirit’s true!