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.

All West Students get Free admittance to High School basketball games for the remainder of the season.


January is Board Appreciation Month.  The Washington-Nile Local School District would like to thank our school board for their service.  Board members spend many hours working to help make our district a better place for students, parents, and staff.  Thank you for your service and time given towards our district.  The following individuals make up the Washington-Nile Board of Education:

Tom Berry- Vice President

Alex Bloomfield

Leichia Davis

Ed Hileman

Jane Kouns-  President


 Superintendent Jeff Stricklett & V.P. Tom Berry                      Superintendent Jeff Stricklett & Alex Bloomfield


Superintendent Jeff Stricklett & Leichia Davis                          Superintendent Jeff Stricklett & Ed Hileman

Superintendent Jeff Stricklett & President Jane Kouns

*If you are interested in coaching and/or volunteering, you will need to discuss that at in-person registration or contact Chad Sayre or Chad Lore.

**Baseball and softball will have mandatory Coaches' meeting and clinic on February 24th.

          February 24th > 10:00-12:00--baseball coaches at Portsmouth West High School gymnasium.

          February 24th > 12:00-2:00--softball coaches at Portsmouth West High School gymnasium.

***Softball camp with little league, jr. high and high school coaches working the camp. 

         Ages: 6-up

         When: February 17th at Portsmouth West High School Gymnasium

        Time: 10:00-12:00 noon.

No cost to the player. Please wear appropriate attire. You will need, glove, helmet, and a bat.



Thursday, January 18th is our first Blizzard Bag snow day. Blizzard bags are available on the high school, middle school, and elementary web pages. 

Blizzard bag assignments need to be completed and turned in no later than 2 weeks after assigned.


This past fall PWMS was honored to received the State Of Ohio Department of Education Momentum Award. The award recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A's on all value-added measures on the report card. The school or district must have at least two Value-added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20% in achievement, and students with disabilities.

Congratulations Portsmouth West Middle School administration, staff, and students on a job well done!