Ohio Senator Joseph W. Uecker recently visited PWE preschool classrooms. Pictured with Senator Uecker are Mike Scarpino and George Goddard with COAD and Mr. Platzer ES principal.

Washington-Nile Local School District's Early Childhood Center (Preschool Program) is a 5 STAR Quality Rated Program. The Early Childhood Center provides a strong foundation for young children preparing to enter kindergarten. Children explore, though developmentally appropriate play - with Ohio's new Birth-Kindergarten Entry Early Learning and Development Standards as the focal point for each child's growth and development. Head Preschool teachers (Amy Berry and Alisha Adkins) are highly qualified professional with bachelor's degrees in the field of early childhood education. These teachers work in close collaboration with our Head Start Teachers.

Preschool children must be 4 years of age by September 30, must not be eligible for kindergarten, meet all eligibility guidelines, and must be potty trained. Washington-Nile Schools provides transportation to/from children's home to PWES on the elementary bus routes/times. Preschool is scheduled for Monday-Thursday each week.

Parents interested in preschool for their child(ren) are encouraged to contact or stop by Portsmouth West Elementary School (858-1116) or visit the PW Preschool Webpage.

Families are asked to complete an Eligibility Screening Tool to let school staff know that you are interested in the program. Preschool spots a filled based on state guidelines/criteria: income, family needs and each child's age . If a child qualifies for a spot in the Preschool Program, parents will then be directed to complete registration paperwork and complete a physical and dental exam. Questions regarding the Preschool Program (ECC) may be directed to Alison Sayre, Curriculum/Federal Programs Coordinator (858-1116) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

View/download the Early Childhood Education Eligibility Screening Tool for guidelines and interest form.

   Early Childhool Eligibility Screening Tool



Beta Club sponsors blood drive, collecting 35 liters which could potentially save up to 104 lives.

Service Learning was introduced to education curriculum in the late 1990s. An integral part of today’s education, Service Learning courses and service oriented organizations assist youth in learning they can make positive changes in themselves, and in their school, community, and society.

Elementary students are first introduced to activities designed to build a foundation for learning to be responsible : Kindness, respect, compassion, fairness, honesty and responsibility are concepts and character ideals introduced and practiced.

Students in middle school focus towards improving the community.  Organizational and leadership skills are reinforced through teamwork as they develop, organize, and perform a variety of community services.

A focus on learning to solve societal problems propels high school students towards innovative thinking. Asking them to apply classroom lessons to real-world problems and issues, and then seek what is the root of the issue or problem, how they can effect a positive change.

Each and every day it is possible to find an example of West students and staff exhibiting the ideals and character required to be positive, active citizens within the school and local community.

Fourth grade students hold "Reindeer Games" and raised money for Vaughn Salisbury.


As of right now WestMart is asking for a hold on clothing donations until further notice.  We have a huge inventory of clothing, but right now all racks and tables are full. I will send out notice by email and also WestMart Facebook page when we will be again accepting clothing donations.

  Food Pantry-Large variety of can goods and non-perishables –Available anytime to anyone in need.  

  March 11th @ 10:00 a.m. Project Glass Slipper- high school cafeteria, WestMart is providing a no cost prom dress and accessories. Will have areas set up with dresses, shoes, accessories, and makeup. Still in need of prom shoes, handbags, and jewelry.

WestMart want to thank the staff and the West Side community for your generosity and compassion. Without you WestMart could not work. 

WestMart is proud to announce our first annual Prom Attire Drive! We would like to make sure that every disadvantaged high school student wishing to attend their high school prom can do so. Shouldn’t every high school student get to attend their prom? We think so! 

What we're asking for:

New or Gently Used Prom or formal dresses, suits, shoes, ties, purses, and accessories for both young men and women.  There is always a critical need for plus size dresses, dress clothes for young men.

New undergarments, shapers, make up, make up brushes, hair products, hair accessories, hair irons, shaving kits, shoe polish, silk corsages and boutonnieres.

Gift Certificates are needed to restaurants, florists, and prom attire rentals to complete their prom experience.

Mr. Billie Jewett waited 70 years before receiving his diploma from what was then Washington Township High School. Mr. Jewett joined the United States Marine Corp and went off to fight in World War II before his graduation, never getting the opportunity to get his diploma. This past September Mr. Stricklett presented Mr. Jewett with the long-awaited honor. Thank you Mr.Billie Jewett for your service and dedication to our country and our community! 

WestMart - Now Open

 Portsmouth West Schools is excited to announce the opening of our new one-stop-shop for all PW students grades Pre-K thru 12!

WestMart’s mission is to provide PW students the opportunity to visit WestMart where they will be able to choose from a variety of items including: clothing, nonperishable foods, school supplies, coats, shoes, toiletries, and prom attire & accessories. ALL FREE OF CHARGE!

WestMart is located in the elementary building in room 2302 in the 5th grade hallway. This will allow students from the middle and high schools the chance to shop in privacy.

READ MORE to find out how you can be part of this awesome service to all PW students.


Alumni from the Class of 1966 were recognized during the high school football game September 9th.