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

Mission: 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.

Homecoming PRIDE Contest!

Attention, ALL you Ram Fans! This year we are having our first annual community Homecoming Pride Contest! Residents are encouraged to create a RAMTASTIC school pride display on their house/lawn for a chance to win some great prizes! Submit a photo to by Sept. 18 for a chance to be a finalist. Voting will take place during Spirit Week starting Monday, Sept. 21 on our website,, and winners will be announced at the Homecoming game on Sept. 25 between the 3rd and 4th quarters. Please see the photo below for full contest details and rules. GO RAMS!!! ‪#‎rampride‬


A Day on the FARM Bus

On Tuesday, July 28, we rode along on the FARM Bus and recorded all the fun! The children selected books to check out for the week and enjoyed banana split parfaits for lunch. The video was created by Jonathan Deschaine, an 11th-grade student at South Haven High School, and Cameron Sleeper, a South Haven High School graduate.

Immediate Deployment/Rapid Intervention Field Training Exercise on Thurs., Aug. 20

On Thursday, August 20th, SHPS and multiple other agencies (SH Police Dept., SH Area Emergency Services, Michigan State Police, Van Buren Co. Office of Domestic Preparedness., South Haven Health Systems, Covert Police Dept., 5th District Medical Response Coalition) will be conducting an Immediate Deployment/Rapid Intervention Field Training Exercise to prepare for critical incidents, such as shooter and hostage situations.  Citizens may notice an unusual amount of emergency vehicles and personnel in the vicinity of Lincoln Elementary school on that day - there will be NO REAL DANGER.

Lincoln, Listiak Auditorium, and the parking lot in between Listiak and Lincoln/Elkenburg and the baseball fields will be CLOSED from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM on this day.  There will be signs posted in the vicinity as a reminder.

The training will consist of four scenarios involving staff and student volunteers.  Each scenario will last approximately 45 minutes.

View the press release from SHPD Police Chief Tom Martin here.


Update on Bond Project from the Superintendent:

July 30, 2015 Bond Project Update from Dr. Robert Herrera, Superintendent, South Haven Public Schools

FARM Bus is on the move!
Our new FARM Bus was off and running today, June 29! The green bus will visit three locations in the community - Port O'Call Mobile Home Park (10:45-11:15 AM), Park Meadows Apts. (11:30-noon) & Briar Hills Apts. (12:15-12:45 PM) - every weekday, delivering meals each day and book check-outs on Tuesdays. It will also visit two migrant camps every Saturday - New Day Farms (11:30-noon) & Hamlin Farms (12:15-12:45 PM).

If you would like to volunteer for book check-out, please contact Tracy Hiatt at 269-615-5291.

Congratulations to the 2015 P.R.I.D.E. Community Volunteer Award Winners:


2015 P.R.I.D.E. Community Volunteer Award recipients:  Blessings in a Backpack volunteers, KIDS HOPE volunteers, and SHPD Officer Antwan Bell.
Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program
The Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program is a great option for parents who are concerned about feeding their children now that school meals are no longer available. Children need good nutrition during the summer months so they can return in the fall nourished and ready to learn. You can text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY for assistance locating free and nutritious summer meals. Both numbers will help you find a Meet Up and Eat Up site near you. Again, text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 or call 1-866-348-6479. Thank you and I hope you and your family have a fun and safe summer.
South Haven Students Teamed to Make Toy Cars for Hospitalized Children.

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