Support PWES students and buy a raffle ticket for one of the awesome Big Holiday Baskets available. All funds raised help provide enrichment, education, and enjoyment for all elementary students during the school year. Field trips, special guests, classroom activities and many more special events are some of the activities basket raffle funds help us bring to PWES students each year.
You can purchase $1 raffle tickets from any PWES student, or just come by the front office, see the baskets and buy a ticket! Tickets will be sold through Sunday, November 19th and the drawings will be held on November 20th.The student that sells the most tickets will receive $50; 2nd and 3rd place ticket sellers will recieve $25 each! The classroom that sells the most tickets, get a pizza party, yeah!
Baskets: Row 1 > Christmas Tree, PWES 4th Grade; Family Fun Night, PWES 1st Grade; Christmas Ornament Basket, SSU Student Teachers. Row 2 > Movie Night, PWES Kindergarten; Senator Pride, PWES 3rd Grade with donations from Larry Moore, Graf's Crafts, Mary's T-Shirts, 3rd Grade Moms, and West Baseball Team & Cheerleaders. Row 3 > Outdoor Fun, PWES 2nd Grade; Chocolate & Coffee, PWES Staff. Row 4 > Merry Mixes, Billy & Kim Platzer; Rossi Pasta, Ann & Asa Jewett.
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Come One, Come All, to the Fall Festival this Sunday at Portsmouth West High School and share a good time with family and friends!
All proceeds from the festival benefit PWHS students.
PWES Holiday Raffle Baskets will be available to view and you can buy your tickets for a chance to win one of these awesome baskets! Basket proceeds benefit PWES, providing extracurricular activities such as field trips and special guest programs.
Thanks to Rhett Estep, Gary Jenkins, and Bryson Hall the PW soccer field flagpole now has beautiful flowers around it. Great job boys and many thanks!
Chris Rapp, Eden Cline, Randy Arnett, Alyson Cline, Wife Glenna Arnett, Daughter and Son-in-Law Amanda & Ben Hurte
Mr. Randy Arnett is the 2017, Washington-Nile Alumni Hall of Fame recipient. A reception and awards banquet was held this past August where he was honored by family, friends, and alumni for his outstanding and lifelong commitment to both school and community.
Randy attended PWHS from 1969-1973, participating in football, basketball, and baseball, receiving many honors for his athletic achievements. He was a varsity basketball starter all four years; All SOC honors for three years; Scioto County League All-Star for three years. In his senior year, the SOC Championship, team captain and led the team in free throw percentage and assists. He was also the first player in school history to score 1,000 points with a total of 1,044.
Photo courtesy of Joe Shupert. For more images of the River Days Parade click here.
I want to welcome everyone back for the 2017-2018 school year. I look forward to working with our school community. It takes all of us working together to reach our goals during the year.
House Bill (HB) 410: New Attendance Law
Each parent or guardian will be receiving a letter to HB410. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal.
In December 2016, the General Assembly passed HB 410 changing the student attendance laws and redefining excessive absence and truancy beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The WNLSD is amending and adopting policies that are required by this change in law.
The definition of a “habitual truant” student is as follows:
Absent 30 or more consecutive hours without a legitimate excuse;
Absent 42 or more hours in one school month without a legitimate excuse;
Absent 72 or more hours in one school year without legitimate excuse.
Students that are deemed “habitually truant” under any of these circumstances will be reported to the attendance officer. The attendance officer is required to contact the parent regarding a time and a date for an Absence Intervention Team (AIT) meeting which the parent is required to attend. The AIT will develop an absence intervention plan that will be monitored and evaluated. If the student and parent fail to meet the requirements of the plan, the attendance officer will file a complaint in juvenile court.
The definition of an “excessive absence” student is as follows:
Absent 38 or more hours in one school month with or without a legitimate excuse
Absent 65 or more hours in one school year with or without a legitimate excuse
The parents of students that are deemed “excessive absent” in either of these circumstances will be notified by the school attendance officer. There is no further action required of the parent unless the student’s absences continue.
The District will continue to update your regarding changes to our student attendance policies. Specific building level details will be given to you in written form as an addendum to the school handbook. The most important point to remember is regular school attendance is very crucial to your child’s education. Consistent, all-day-every-day attendance from the beginning bell to the ending bell should be your child’s practice in order to maximize their achievement.
Clothing, shoes, school supplies, toiletries and non-perishable food items are available for free to district students.