Decorative Snowman Drawing will be
November 30, 2015
1 Ticket for $1.00
6 Tickets for $5.00
See Mrs. Blevins or any Key Club Officer at the High School.
Proceeds go to Will Lackey.
The AP English class visited the PAAC on November 10, 2015 to watch the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company perform A Midsummer Night's dream. Prior to the performance, the actors presented a workshop on the subject, "Why Shakespeare?" that focused on the relevance of Shakespeare today. The class is taught by Mrs. Alison Smalley.
West High School adopted a new Chromebook 1:1 policy for the 2015-2016 school year. This isn’t anything new to our freshman, since the middle school received Chromebooks last year. The school raised money for each student to have a Chromebook. Students have the ability to type reports, conduct research in class in class rather than going to the library to use the computers. Taking advantage of this new accessibility, most teachers have been using Google Classroom for activities and assignments. Now students also have an email account for classes, making it easier to keep in contact with teachers even if not in school.
So what are the drawbacks with these Chromebooks? Some may say these are more of a distraction rather than helping in some classes. There is also the issue of if the Chromebook is broken, lost, stolen, etc. At the beginning of the year, a $10.00 insurance fee was required by every student using a Chromebook. Many precautions have been taken and rules made to keep Chromebooks from being broken.
Next year, in order to provide funding for Chromebooks to the younger students, the elementary school plans to arrange another concert at West High School.
The November 2015 Students of the month for Portsmouth West High school are Joey Cyrus, freshman, Taylor Coleman, sophomore, TJ Hoggard, junior, and Emma Blevins, senior.
On November 24, the students in Senior Life class took a tour of the OU campus.
The 1952-53 Washington High School Baseball Team, coached by Coach Harold E. Everling.
The start of the 2015-2016 school year has been great. Students and staff are working very hard. This is a very exciting time for our district. We are implementing several new programs this year. I want to thank our school community for the work and dedication to make our visions a reality.
Our middle school and high school students have received individual Chromebooks for this school year. Our staff is participating in professional development opportunities to enhance their knowledge of instructional technology in the classroom.
I look forward to working with our school community during the 2015-2016 school year. It takes all of us working together to reach our goals to promote student success at the Washington-Nile Local School District.