On Tuesday, September 28th, Kayleigh Coleman became the first volleyball player in our school history to have 1,000 career assists. Kayleigh has been a varsity setter since her Freshman year, allowing her to accumulate a large amount of assists. A player is awarded an assist whenever that player sets the ball to a teammate who attacks the ball for a kill. The kill results in the team scoring one point. Congratulations Kayleigh! More coverage can be found at the Portsmouth Daily Times, our local newspaper.


From left to right: J.P Igaz, Emily Taylor, Jade Ratliff, & Terra Butcher

The Dual Enrollment Computer Applications class spent the week taking apart a computer, identifying the components and explaining the purpose of each of the computer components. They then created an eye catching display that is also very informative. Take time to check out the display case on the 2nd floor. 

Our Actors and Actresses posing as their normal.


Then we asked them to pose "normal-people" normal. 

Students learned firsthand the consequences of driving under the influence during a mock DUI crash on Thursday, April 14, staged at Portsmouth West High School, located on US HWY 52. This educational program is designed to create a realistic scene showing how alcohol- and drug-related traffic accidents can impact those involved.


This program coincides with

Reality Fair

Written By: Trenton Cole and Derrek Carver

Photos By: Kristie Copley



The reality fair, sponsored by DESCO Federal Credit Union, was primarily to show the senior students at Portsmouth West High School and students in Mr. Doug Williams’ Economics classes, what adulthood will be like. This hands-on activity for the students showed,


 [last updated 3/11/19]

  • Any junior or senior wishing to attend the prom needs to sign the Grand March list in the office. Seniors that attend West are free. Juniors and guest’s prom Fee is $20.

  • Tutoring: ELA M/W; MATH TU/THU 3-4PM.


  • State patrol BB game will be 3/13 in afternoon.

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences Thu. 3/14. Early dismissal at noon.

  • EOC course exam window begins 3/25. Schedule TBA.

  • Reality Fair 3/15.

  • Winter Sports Banquet Thu. 3/12 @ 6pm.


  • Any student who either has a parent or sibling that is an active duty military person needs to see Mr. Lloyd for a resource packet and to become aware of some free resources that you are eligible for.


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 *Note: Please understand the above listed athletic events are subject to change without prior notification. Announcements are updated regularly, but may not include the most recent changes and additions. 


Up-to-Date Information regarding all of PWHS sports can also be found by going to www.arbiterlive.com



2018 - 2019 ACT TEST DATES

note: PWHS will be an available testing site only for the October 27 test

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018** Aug 12, 2018 Aug 13-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 Sept 28, 2018 Sept 29-Oct 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019* Jan 11, 2019 Jan 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019



Consider signing up for many of our clubs and other activities!

Upcoming Important Dates   


Feb. 18 - No School (President's Day)

Mar. 08 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks

Mar. 14 - Early dismissal / Parent Teacher Conferences

Apr 19 - Easter Break

May 23 - Last Day for Students/ End of 4th Nine Weeks


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