Vision: South Haven Public Schools is THE district of choice,
where all students graduate with outstanding academic skills and exemplary character.

To offer our students innovative learning opportunities that engage, ignite and challenge them and to support our students in taking control of their own futures through service, citizenship, scholarship, and personal responsibility.

Class of 2015 Graduation
South Haven High School graduation will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 2:00 PM at Ratcliffe Field. The ceremony will be relocated to the high school gymnasium in the event of inclement weather. 

CECA Graduation
The Career & Early College Academy graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 PM at Lake Michigan College's South Haven campus.

Congratulations to the May P.R.I.D.E. Award Winners:


Student of the Month - Devonte Williams, 11th grade student, L.C. Mohr High School 
P.R.I.D.E. Award - Amy Walantyn, Director of Transportation, Administration
Golden Keyboard - Adam Verseput, 8th grade teacher, Baseline Middle School

Front row, from left: Adam Verseput, Amy Walantyn, Devonte Williams
Back row, from left: Annie Brown, Laura Box, Corey Davis, Bryan Lewis, Joe DeGrandchamp, Everitt Phillips, Tyler Dotson

Letter from the Superintendent regarding Schools of Choice:

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Based on feedback from staff and questions from parents and community members, it appears there may be some confusion about our District's policy on Schools of Choice.  READ MORE

Parent Information Regarding MSTEP Testing, Including the State's Official Position on Parental Opt Out of Assessments:

Please click below for information regarding the new state-required MSTEP testing.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's Principal.  

MSTEP Parent Letter
MSTEP State's Position on Opt Out

Congratulations to the April P.R.I.D.E. Award Winners:

Front Row:  Lisa Miller, Teagan Pleasant, Anita Wright
Back Row:  Tyler Dotson, Laura Bos, Bryan Lewis, Joe DeGrandchamp, Annie Brown, Everritt Phillips, Keith Nelson

P.R.I.D.E. Award
:  Anita Wright, 2nd Grade Teacher, Maple Grove Elementary

Student of the Month:  Teagan Pleasant, 3rd Grade, Lincoln Elementary
Golden Keyboard Award:  Lisa Miller, Kindergarten Teacher, Maple Grove Elementary

District Calendar Update - Last Day of School is June 9th

In order to receive full funding from MDE the District is required to hold 176 student days of instruction, 1098 hours of instruction and 30 hours of professional development.  Due to the number of school cancellations this year and the fact that MDE did not waive any additional days, we will be required to make up two student days of instructions.   Therefore, the following changes have been made to our District Calendar:

June 3     Full Day for All Students
June 4     Full Day for All Students
​June 5     High School Students attend AM Only – Exams and Records
                Full Day for K-8 Students
June 8     All Students attend AM only – Exams and Records
June 9     All Students attend AM only – Exams and Records - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL​

June 10   Teacher In-service

If you have questions, please contact your Building Principal or Dr. Herrera.  Your support and flexibility are greatly appreciated.

Click here to view the full calendar

Kindergarten Round-up - Monday, April 20th & Tuesday, April 21st:

Please see the attached flier for information regarding registering your child for Kindergarten or Pre-K for the 2015-16 school year.  Kindergarten Roundup Flier 2015.pdf

ATTENTION:  Local Contractors Interested in SHPS Bond Projects
Local contractors interested in finding out more about upcoming bond projects who were unable to attend the Contractor Outreach Meeting may obtain more information and be placed on the bidder lists by contacting the following people:

Troy Redman at for Construction Projects
Melissa Miller at  for Technology Projects


South Haven Students Teamed to Make Toy Cars for Hospitalized Children.

click link below to watch video

We are preparing students for the world's work with
Project Lead the Way
read more


* Section 504 Non-Discrimination Information for Parents CLICK HERE
* South Haven Public Schools 
Anti-Harassment Policy Board Policy, Adopted: November 2014 CLICK HERE

Local South Haven Vendors
 Be a Part of the Upcoming Bond Projects.

  • Prospective Construction vendors should contact:  
    Troy Redman with Owen Ames Kimball at
    Prospective Technology vendors should contact: 
    Melissa Miller at
    Indicate that you are interested in South Haven Public Schools projects, your contact information, and area of interest/services offered.
    Owens-Ames-Kimball, Co. SHPS Project Blog including their web page plan room:  

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View videos of our students in action

Superintendent's Message
Posted on 05/15/2015
Dear Parents and Community Members:  
Recent News

MSBOA District VI Jazz Festival
Posted on 05/15/2015
MSBOA District VI Jazz Festival was a SMASH hit!  READ MORE...
Career & Early College Academy
Posted on 05/15/2015
SHHS to Launch Medical Assisting Program Cohort in Fall 2015  READ MORE...
Baseline Readers
Posted on 05/15/2015
Forty one Baseline Middle School students experienced a new class this year, Scholastic’s Read 180.   READ MORE...
Lincoln Elementary Gets a Green School Award
Lincoln Elementary has been recognized as an official Michigan Green School.   READ MORE...