On Tuesday, September 28th, Kayleigh Coleman became the first volleyball player in our school history to have 1,000 career assists. Kayleigh has been a varsity setter since her Freshman year, allowing her to accumulate a large amount of assists. A player is awarded an assist whenever that player sets the ball to a teammate who attacks the ball for a kill. The kill results in the team scoring one point. Congratulations Kayleigh! More coverage by our local newspaper, Portsmouth Daily Times, can be found by clicking HERE.
As a high school athlete Bud was a three year starter in varsity basketball. He was chosen as a SOC All-Star and Scioto County League All Star in both his junior and senior years. He was the second leading scorer in the area his senior year, averaging 23 points per game.
In baseball, he started and caught every game during his four year varsity career. He helped lead West to both the SOC and Scioto County League championships his senior year.
Bud returned to West in 1968 as a teacher and coach. He coached junior high and freshman football, varsity basketball, varsity baseball, and varsity golf. He coached from 1968 until 1979. Bud is the only coach in the history of Washington-Nile Local School District to win SOC Championships in three different sports: Basketball 1973, Baseball 1977, and Gold 1974-75. The 1973 Basketball Team was also Scioto County League Champions. His team won several Sectional tournaments. Bud was named SOC Coach of the Year in 1973.
Bud became assistant principal at West in 1979 and was named principal a year and a half later. During his years at West he was elected to the Ohio High School Athletic Association Southeast District Board. He also served on the Ohio State Athletic Association State Board of Control. Also during this time he was co-founder (along with Earl Thomas Conley) of the Earl Thomas Conley Scholarship.
Bud left West in 1993 to become superintendent at Union Scioto Local School District in Ross County. He accepted a superintendent’s position at Eastern Local in Pike County from which he retired in 1999.
In 1997 Bus was named outstanding administrator in the Southeast District by the Ohio School Board Association.
Students and staff of Portsmouth West Elementary invite you to join us in our second annual Read-A-Thon Fundraiser. We are very excited for the opportunity to help our school raise funds in this unique and educational way. As an added bonus, funds raised will help support our special activities held during the school year. These activities include field trips to historic landmarks, educational and community locations, nature and science, and community service projects; in the classroom activities that promote learning, recognize achievements, and provide a bit of fun too.
WHEN: You can begin sponsoring students today. All students will begin their reading sessions the week of September 26th and continue through October 10th. Sponsorship, or donations, can be accepted until October 11th.
HOW: Click the link below to go to the PWES Read-aThon home page. Choose sponsor a reader or the school. Use the search box to find the reader you want to sponsor. You may also send cash/checks to school with your child.
BUSINESS SPONSORS: Businesses are welcome to sponsor our Read-a-Thon. A business sponsorship will place your advertisement on our read-a-thon home page and on each reader's page. We will also thank our business sponsors on the district message board.
Use the link below to support our young readers and help us write our very own success story!
Mrs. Morgan's 4th grade classes will partner with Scioto County RSVP and COMPASS Community Health to collect food and donations for our local veterans. The goal is to serve 100 Scioto County veterans. Kick-off for collecting non-perishable food items begins September 12th. Donations and food can be brought to school between September 13th and November 8th.
Suggested Items: Kindergarten & 1st Grade > Spaghetti noodles and jars of sauce: 2nd Grade > soups, crackers, peanut butter: 3rd Grade > Canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned meats: 4th Grade > Loaves of bread, snack packs of crackers, cookies, cakes: 5th Grade > Spaghetti noodles and jars of sauce.
We encourage everyone to participate in this important community service!
Ray Blevins, trainer for the State Support Team, Region 15, speaks to teachers and administrators about ways his Team supports school districts with early childhood learning, school improvement plans and special education concerns. For more information about the State Support Team, visit the website at www.sst15.org
Can you find your teacher (or your child's teacher) in the pictures below?
I want to welcome everyone back for the 2016-2017 school year. Our staff has worked very hard preparing for a great start. We work daily to be a productive school district our community can be proud of. We focus on doing what is best for our students and work to prepare them for success. It takes all of us working together to reach our goals and expectations for a productive school year.
Mr. Jeff Stricklett
Washington-Nile Local School District