One of Portsmouth West Elementary's 4th grade teachers, Jennifer Morgan, is now also a local author with the publishing of her new book Bridge Lane. The book follows a fourth-grade student named Anna as she endures the many adversities of being homeless, but receives compassion from a new friend.
Please join author Jennifer Morgan as well as her co-author Jessica Lincecum and illustrator Charlie Haskins for the launch of their new book. For more information about the book, you can visit https://www.facebook.com/bridgelanebook/
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
5:30pm — 7:00pm @ Market Street Cafe
Congratulations to Jennifer Morgan on her success from everyone at Portsmouth West Elementary!
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.