Have a safe and happy summer!


The 2016 – 2017 school year begins Wednesday, August 24th.

Printable Schedule Available HERE 




Period Tested


24-May 8:15-9:30 1 Period 1
24-May 9:30- 10:45 2 Period 2
24-May 10:45 -11:50 Lunch/Study Hall Period 4
24-May 11:50 - 1:20 3 Period 3
24-May 1:20 - 2:50 4 Period 4
  A Lunch 10:45 - 11:15  
  B Lunch 11:00 - 11:30  
  C Lunch 11:20 - 11:50  
25-May 9:00-10:30 5 Period 5
25-May 10:30 -11:50 Lunch/Study Hall Period 4
25-May 11:50 - 1:20 6 Period 6
25-May 1:20 - 2:50 7 Period 7
  A Lunch 10:30 - 11:00  
  B Lunch 10:55 - 11:25  
  C Lunch 11:20 - 11:50  
26-May Regular Classes and Make- up testing    


Ms. Bloomer’s Spanish III class were instructed to design and create their own piñatas. The piñatas represents the seven points symbolizing the deadly seven sins; envy, sloth, gluttony, greed, lust, anger/wrath, and pride. The seven points also symbolize the sins that came from breaking the ten commandments. The students are making and designing their piñatas, as well as filling them with their candy of choice. Then they will break the piñatas with a stick. The stick represents and symbolizes love.


Ojo de Dios

Ms. Bloomer’s Spanish II classes designed and created Ojo de Dios or “God’s eye”. The Ojo de Dios uses a diamond-shaped weaving and looks like the eye of God. As a gift, it symbolizes good wishes from one person to another. The God’s Eye originated in Peru about 300 B.C. Indians of Mexico’s Sierra Madre region are likely to use these on a daily basis. The students used Popsicle sticks, placed horizontally and vertically, and glued them together, then wove the sticks with yarn and added beads. The finished products are decorating the Spanish classroom and other classes will be voting on which design they feel is best based on given criteria. 


Article and Photos by Madison Shepherd and Bryce Cassidy

Click Here for More Info



Now Only $20.00 each!


Jenny Richards, Naturalist, spent the day with PWHS Biology students on a hike to the lower parts of Raven Rock and the Ohio River.  We discussed many plants, wildlife, and habitats during the adventure.  Some students even touched a brown snake!

Photos by Seth Miller and Ethan Brown

For more photos, click read more.

Students involved in the Upward Bound program with Shawnee State University are completing evaluation tools to help conclude the activities for the year. Students from PWHS, along with other local participating schools, will be celebrating the senior students this weekend with a luncheon provided by the Upward Bound program. Thanks to Mrs. Barb Bazler for leading the students at our school and to Rebecca Harr, Program Director at SSU for her contributions to ensuring success of our students. 

 Rebecca Harr, Program Director, provides encouragement to Alexis Vandyke and Schylur Evans both Freshmen at PWHS.

Nathan Bragdon, senior, discusses the academic goals and objectives he was able to achieve during his tenure with the Upward Bound program.

Shawnee State University is excited to offer Summer Game Design Day Camps for ages 14-18.

Shawnee State's game design programs are nationally ranked by Princeton Review. Your child will receive instruction by experts in the field and will gain hands-on experience.  The cost per person is $175 and includes lunch.
Two camps focus on SSU’s two distinct, but related programs:
Game Programming Day Camp
June 13-17   M-F   9:00-3:00
$175  Lunch is included
Game Art & Design Day Camp
July 11-14   Mon-Thurs   9:00-4:00
$175  Lunch is included

To register or for more information, visit: http://www.shawnee.edu/game-camps/.  If you have questions, please contact Debra K. Schwamberger at SSU.

  Debra K. Schwamberger

    Administrative Assistant II, ECS 


   Shawnee State University
   940 2nd Street
   Portsmouth, OH 45662
   740-351-3390   Fax 740-351-3018
   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

High School