Washington-Nile Local Schools will be hosting its second annual Designer Purse Bingo event May 3, 2018. Tickets are now on sale for $20 ($25 at the door). See Lisa Monteith in the high school guidance office to purchase tickets. Profits from this event go directly to the Legacy Scholarship for Portsmouth West High School students.
Portsmouth West Elementary Preschool will begin accepting applications on April 3, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year. Applications will be available beginning April 3. Please visit the preschool page (www.westsenators.org/preschool) or the elementary office for an application.
State Librarian Beverly Cain visited students at Portsmouth West Middle School on Tuesday, March 6. Formerly the Director at Portsmouth Public Library, Cain and her intern, Jennifer Wiezbiski, presented information on literacy, fake news, and how students can best utilize libraries. Sheree Barnett, PWMS librarian facilitated the presentation to provide yet another enrichment activity for her students. This school year Barnett has also hosted the Newport Aquarium for students who obtained their Accelerated Reader points. She hopes to bring in COSI to reward students for their current Reading Challenge, and her annual Career Day is scheduled for May 17. "I just want to provide as many opportunities as possible for our students," stated Barnett. She will also be attending a leadership academy for Ohio librarians in March.
Portsmouth West High School Mock Trial Team is state-bound after its Regional Competition performance on Friday, Feb. 16. Senior Jordan Willis won the Outstanding Witness award for her performance in both the plaintiff and defense trials. Senior Noah Lovins received the Outstanding Attorney award. Upon qualifying for state, PWHS is ranked among the top 35 teams in the state out of the 347 teams that competed at districts.
On Thursday and Friday, March 8-9, the team will compete at the state competition held at the Franklin County Courthouse. Saturday, March 10, the final championship round will be held at the Ohio Statehouse. The team who wins the state championship will then represent Ohio at the National High School Mock Trial Championship held in Reno, Nevada, May 10-13.
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools recognized Outstanding teachers across our region. Linda Tieman, our high school vocal music director at Portsmouth West High School was recognized. The following individuals were in attendance for the recognition, left to right Dr. Renee Middleton Dean of the Patton College of Education, Jeff Stricklett Superintendent of Schools Washington-Nile Local School District, Linda Tieman Vocal Music Director Portsmouth West High School, and Paolo DeMaria Superintendent of Public Instruction the Ohio Department of Education. Mrs. Tieman was also honored to have former student, Jon Runions also being honored as an outstanding teacher. The Washington-Nile Local School District congratulates Mrs. Tieman for the well-deserved recognition.