Friday Nigh Football Senator Fans Join us for Senator football tomorrow evening as the Senators travel to Oak Hill in SOC play. To watch the game, go to Oak Hill Union Local School District Facebook page. Good luck Senators
Senator Fans Join us tomorrow evening on the Portsmouth West High School Facebook page for Volleyball action as the Volleyball team takes on Wheelersburg in SOC action. Junior Varsity begins at 5:30, followed by Varsity. Good luck girls.
Students and Families: Please be sure to complete your digital forms through the districts FinalForms web page. It is important that that these be completed as soon as possible so that the school has accurate contact information for parents and students. These forms have replaced the typical paper forms your student would have received on the first day of school, such as emergency medical forms and handbook sign off forms. If you have questions about filling out FinalForms please contact the school. https://washingtonnile-oh.finalforms.com/
Football Friday Night Join us this Friday at 6:45 pm on the Portsmouth West High School Facebook page for Homecoming Football under the lights as the Portsmouth West Senators take on the Valley Indians in grid iron action here at The Rock.
Senior students and parents/guardians: Please read the important attachment below regarding immunization requirements. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/921722/Immunization_letter.pdf
Students: Are you looking to be a part of the community, build an impressive resume and be a part of something bigger? Key club is what you are looking for! Key club is a student-led group that meets monthly (weekly at first) to discuss ways we can help our community and make a positive impact on the lives of others. If you came to a pancake breakfast last year here at the high school in support of a student with cancer, that was hosted by Key club. We host activities for Elementary students, raise money to help different organizations and volunteer for a number of community organizations throughout the school year. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Mrs. Blevins and join us each Friday at 2:30 using the meet link https://meet.google.com/lookup/af2n7dipll
Our 2020 Homecoming will be held on September 18th and the Senators will host the Valley Indians at 7 p.m. We are excited to announce this year's Queen and her Court: Queen: Miss Shealynn Patrick Senior Attendant: MacKenzie Boggs Junior Attendant: Hannah Bauer CTC Attendant: Kenzey Hayslip Sophomore Attendant: Abby Taylor Freshman Attendant: Kara Carter. The theme for this year's Homecoming is "Race to Victory" and will feature our 2020-2021 Miss West, Sydney Carter in the pace car setting the scene for the evening's event.
Football Friday Night Watch the Senators take on the Minford Falcons tonight at 7:00 pm visit https://sites.google.com/minfordfalcons.net/falconstream, or the “Minford High School” Facebook page
Students and Families: Please be sure to complete your digital forms through the districts FinalForms web page. It is important that that these be completed by next Thursday, 9/17/2020. These forms have replaced the typical paper forms your student would have received on the first day of school, such as emergency medical forms and handbook sign off forms. https://washingtonnile-oh.finalforms.com/
Just a reminder to students that classes will begin on Tuesday, September 8th. Students in Group A (Lett Terrace to US 52 at Careys Run and Portsmouth open enrolled) will report on September the 8th. Students in Group B (Careys Run to Buena Vista and all other open enrolled) will report on September 9th. Students should arrive at the gymnasium entrance between 7:35 to 7:55 and report directly to homeroom. Homeroom assignments are available on Final Forms. Home room assignments will also be posted at the gymnasium entrance and the main entrance of the high school on the first few days of school.
Reminder to HS Students: Homecoming nomination forms have been sent to your @westsenators.org email address. Nominations close at 3:00 pm tomorrow. Please submit your nominations before then.
Due to the shortened nature of the 2020 High School Football season, homecoming will be held on Sept. 18th during the West v. Valley football game. Since this game occurs only ten days after the commencement of school, many aspects of this tradition will be modified in order to assure homecoming ceremonies occur. One specific change which must occur are homecoming voting procedures. In an effort to ensure a fair and speedy election, especially with the hybrid/alternating school schedule, homecoming nominations must occur prior to the start of school. As a result on Tuesday September 1st, students will receive through their school issued @westsenators.org email address a link to a digital nomination form. The form will accept nominations from 8:00 am Tuesday September 1st to 3:00 pm on Thursday September 3rd. This form is a secure form and may only be submitted if a student is logged into their school issued email account and can only be submitted once. Please contact the high school at 740-858-1103 if you have issues logging into your account. CTC students will also receive a nomination form through their @westsenators.org email address. Additionally, prior to the final vote, all participants/nominees will be required to attend an informational meeting through Google Meet on Friday September 4th at 11:00 am with Mrs. Linda Tieman. This meeting will be held to provide transparency to all potential participants as to what this year's homecoming will look like due to COVID-19 restrictions. Nominees will receive an invitation to the meeting through their @westsenators.org email address. Upon the completion of the nomination process, the final vote will be conducted when students return to school on September 8th and 9th. Winners will be announced on Thursday September 10th. We realize this process is different but we ask you to bear with us as we all try to navigate these strange and uncertain times. It is our hope to provide as much normalcy to the school year and school experience to our students in the face of the health issues we face today. Thank you for your patience and Go Senators!
Please join us tonight on Facebook live for the Portsmouth West Senators football game which starts at 7:00 PM https://www.facebook.com/ThePWHS/videos/606132290078232/?vh=e&extid=EpgPSk7sHUvOe7pD&d=n
Students and Parents whom applied for the Senator Virtual Learning Academy: Acceptance notices have been sent to students and parents whom have been accepted into the Senator Virtual Learning Academy. Notices were sent by e-mail to students and parents in grades 5-12 and through standard US mail to students in grades K-4. Please read these notices carefully as they contain important information regarding the next steps required to get started with online learning. More information will be forthcoming regarding orientation and course participation. If you have further questions please contact your students school.
Fall program ads are due by Wednesday, August 19th. Please email Robin Hileman, her email address is: email@example.com or you can drop them off at the high school.
Congratulations to Tucker Spriggs and Cayden Coleman finishing first last week at the OSU Youth Open, at Alum Creek . Tucker and Cayden won the tournament with a 5 fish limit weighing 7.21 pounds.
The high school will be releasing several informational videos late next week regarding restarting procedures for the 2020-21 school year. Until then, we ask that you refer to the District's Covid portal located on our District website.
Cross Country is currently having an online fundraiser. Please click the link to shop the online store! https://stores.inksoft.com/WS38702/shop/home
Any student wanting to run Cross Country in the fall 2020, be at Stadium gates Wednesday, August 5th @ 11:30. If you cannot make it Boys email Larry Goodwin Girls email Julie Conrad
ACT has added three new national test dates to its fall 2020 national testing schedule to provide more opportunities for students to earn a full ACT test score for admissions decisions, scholarship opportunities, placement, and college and career insights. These additions will help meet the demand for testing caused by COVID-19-related cancellations and social distancing requirements that limited test centers’ capacities this spring and summer. A total of eight test dates will be available for students for fall 2020 national testing. The updated fall 2020 ACT national test schedule: September Saturday, September 12 (existing) Sunday, September 13 (non-Saturday, existing) Saturday, September 19 (new) October Saturday, October 10 (new) Saturday, October 17 (new) Saturday, October 24 (existing) Sunday, October 25 (non-Saturday, existing) December Saturday, December 12 (existing) https://leadershipblog.act.org/2020/06/act-adds-new-fall-2020-national-test.html?cid=email:marketo:administration-newsletter-k12-b2b:dc_3030-internal-organic-071520-mr016426-new&utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo&utm_campaign=administration-newsletter-k12-b2b&utm_content=dc_3030-internal-organic-071520-mr016426-new&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTmpRNE1HWXlPV0poTnpnMiIsInQiOiJsTE1id3ZCK0ZqZDczV0tqV1QzbUxtUUQzeHE4TG1JQlpYNTJWQkgzMEZkNGJJS0xPRXNyejNHUWNVTlM1REtqQ1wvaFFqWWFWZlc2cFViK3FMelNJYjhoclNDeGwxXC9VaW5sVlg5VGVlTUNyTVZZc0lTQkE3Q1VLcWZJSURQTVUyIn0%3D&m=1
Open Gym Message: Boys Basketball open gym will take place Thursday, July 2nd at 6:00 p.m. Bring your own water bottle to drink from. We will be adhering to social distancing rules and other COVID-19 guidelines. Any boy grades 9-12 that is interested in playing basketball next season needs to attend. If you are unable to attend, but are interested in playing basketball, you need to contact Coach McClanahan at 740-645-7541
High School Girls Soccer open field/conditioning will start on Monday June 22 at 6:00 pm at the main Soccer field for any student interested in playing during the 20-21 School Year. All interested players should bring tennis shoes, soccer cleats, shin guards, and water for the conditioning. A COVID-19 screening will be given to each participant before the conditioning begins. If you have any questions, you can contact Coach Tom Hoggard at (740) 935-3729.
The PWHS cheer tryouts will be held virtually this year. You must register with Robin Hileman to be able to tryout. There will be a parent/student cheer meeting on Monday June 22 at the high school football bleachers with incoming Freshmen reporting at 6:00 p.m., Sophomores at 6:30 p.m., Juniors at 7:00 p.m., and Seniors at 7:30 p.m. If your child is planning to tryout please plan to attend. PWMS cheer tryouts will also be held virtually this year. Practice videos are located on the high school cheer website so begin practicing. If you are interested in trying out for the PWMS cheer team you must register with Tracy Bauer at 740-464-8292 for further instructions.
We want your feedback as we plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Please help us by filling out this short survey so that we can better understand the needs of our community: https://wnls.pw/survey/
To: West HS Students Subject: Return of Textbooks and Chromebooks Times: Every Monday and Thursday from 8:30am until 12 noon (June) Listed below are dates and times for students or parents to return either textbooks or chromebooks to the front office. There will be designated locations or tables for each item. Dates: Monday, June 1st and Thursday, June 4th Monday, June 8th and Thursday, June 11th Monday, June 15th and Thursday, June 18th Monday, June 22nd and Thursday, June 25th • Students need to make arrangements to return any missing items if any of these dates don’t work for return. • Email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; or firstname.lastname@example.org to contact or notify if any of the above dates do not work.
SUBJECT: 2018 PWHS YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE TIME(S): Tuesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 28 th , 2020 from 9:00am until 12 noon. WHERE: PWHS HS Front Office UPDATES: 2019 PWHS Yearbooks will be available later this summer. 2020 PWHS Yearbooks will be available this fall.
2018 PWHS YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE TIME(S): Tuesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 28th, 2020 from 9:00am until 12 noon. WHERE: PWHS Front Office UPDATES: • 2019 PWHS Yearbooks will be available later this summer. • 2020 PWHS Yearbooks will be available late summer/early fall.
SUBJECT: 2018 PWHS YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE TIME(S): Tuesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 28th, 2020 from 9:00am until 12 noon. WHERE: PWHS HS Front Office UPDATES: • 2019 PWHS Yearbooks will be available later this summer. • 2020 PWHS Yearbooks will be available late summer/early fall.
PWHS 2018 YEARBOOKS REMINDER: We will be distributing the PWHS 2018 Yearbooks this afternoon at the high school from 4-7 pm. Cost is $50 if you did place an order & pay. We have extra books available to purchase, cost is $50. Thank you!
Portsmouth West High School is pleased to announce and recognize the winners of this year's awards and scholarships through this video. Thank you to all of our scholarship organizations, and congratulations to our accomplished 2020 Senior class! https://youtu.be/3VmIGEOEnSk
SENIORS: Don't forget to send in your Senior Profiles and Portrait if you do not wish to use the photo taken in the fall. The new deadline to submit is August 15th, to allow you time to get portraits taken. Email to email@example.com. Also, order your 2020 yearbook!
Please read the updated graduation ceremony information for seniors and parents. Date and time are the same, but the ceremony route/process will be a little different due to weather concerns. https://www.westsenators.org/article/246785?org=portsmouth-west-high-school
Date/Time: Saturday, May 16th, 2020. 9:00am-6pm. Procedures: Due to weather concerns, PWHS will adjust some of the parking and student/family pathways through the graduation process. There is a forecast of heavy rain and thunder storms. 1. Each student group will arrive at the time indicated below: • Group#1 9:00-10:30am (Colton Adkins to Courtney Collier) • Group #2 10:45-12:15pm (Alexis Collins to Levi Holsinger) • Group #3 1:00pm-2:30pm (Gordon Holsinger to Amanda McGlone) • Group #4 2:45-4:15pm (Madison McGlone to Arwen Randaisi) • Group # 5 4:30pm-6pm (Galen Randall to CJ Whitt) 2. Student and families will arrive in the rear of the building next to the football field ticket booth at scheduled times. Students and their family group will walk through the south locker room door hallway to the cafeteria. Social distancing spots will be in the hallway. School personnel will help guide students and families through the process. 3. Graduation ceremonies will still be in the cafeteria as earlier planned. Once students receive their diploma (walk across the cafeteria stage) they will depart through the west end cafeteria door to gym. 4. Students will receive an individual picture at the north end of the PWHS gym with a professional photographer. Family members will walk to the south end of the gym for a family group picture opportunity. 5. Both students and families will then depart out of the south end of the gym to the parking lot. 6. We are requesting students and families bring masks as a suggestion to improve safety. 7. If students arrive as mentioned in an earlier email at a time they are not scheduled for, they will be placed to receive their diploma at a time convenient to the graduation process. 8. Big thanks to both Washington and Nile Fire Departments for their assistance in helping with the outside parking process and providing canopies outside the school.
Announcement: Dispensation of 2018 PWHS Yearbooks: Our 2018 PWHS Yearbooks and 2020 PWHS Senior T-shirts will be dispensed on Friday, May 15th from 4-7pm in front of the high school. Please make arrangements to pick either the 2018 yearbook or your Senior shirt!!! Go Senators!!
Washington-Nile Teacher Parade: Portsmouth West teachers and bus drivers will be cruising around the West Side this evening, Thursday, May 7th, to say "Hello". Come on out, have seat, and watch the parade go by!
Hello this is Mr. Lloyd. We need all seniors to complete the graduation survey no later than Thursday at 3pm. It is important for us to know if you plan on participating in the 2020 walk-through graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 16th beginning at 9am. Recently a Google survey was sent out by our school. If you have not completed it, please do so! We need accurate information in order to plan our graduation. Thanks for your help!! Go Senators!! Please respond to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors: We've only had around half of you respond to the graduation survey. We will use these responses to schedule the graduation ceremony. Please complete this before 5/5 if you haven't already. https://forms.gle/goAzqgJVvG8KxJqw9
Reminder to Seniors: In-house scholarship deadline is May 1, 3:00 pm.
Seniors: Please make sure to check your email ASAP. You should have received some information and a survey concerning the planning of graduation. This message is also for Portsmouth West SCCTC seniors as well.
Any girl interested in playing volleyball next school year and currently in grades 8-11, please contact Megan Artrip at Megan.email@example.com
Students, the staff misses you! If you are wondering what the staff has been up to during the stay-at-home order, watch this... https://youtu.be/r-2kGdOF7iU
Due to current stay at home orders issued by Gov. DeWine, the typical Freshman Orientation will not take place. Instead, Mr. Conrad would like all in-coming freshmen and their families to view the linked document. https://5il.co/f3x1.
This message will cover Senior Scholarship Information: Just a reminder to follow up with the recent email sent out from Guidance Office, and Mrs. Copley. Seniors, please submit your In-House Scholarships by May 1st. Follow the link from the High School Website, go to Guidance and click Scholarships, this will open up a google document that is a digital application, remember to add your Name to each scholarship. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Monteith, Mrs. Copley or Mr. Conrad.
2020-2021 Registration Emails have been sent to each student in each grade level regarding registration for the 2020-21 school year. Students can click on the link provided in the email to begin registering classes. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor DeWine announced the extension of the current school-building closure through Friday, May 1. We will continue distance learning during this time. All extracurricular activities (including Prom) are postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. We will continue to deliver meals each Monday at designated locations and have tech services from 4:00 – 6:30 each Tuesday in front of the high school.
Attention: Due to the most recent proclamation by Governor DeWine, West prom has been postponed. Students, please continue to check your email and Google Classroom daily.
Students this is another reminder that you should be online by now with all of your teachers and completing online lessons. If you have not stated this process, please do so! Stay in touch with all of your teachers and correspond by email with any questions you may have in regards to assignments. Beginning next Tuesday, March 31st our district will begin that evening a Chromebook drop-off/repair spot in front of the building. Every Tuesday thereafter at that time will be available for parents and students to drop off chrome books needing repair. Take care and stay safe!! Sincerely, Kevin C Lloyd, PWHS Principal
PWHS is now (March 19) open until 7 pm if any student needs to pick up a chromebook or any needed items from their lockers.
ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Anyone scheduled for the 4/4 date should receive an email in the next few days.
WASHINGTON-NILE MEAL DELIVERIES In order to provide nutrition for our students, beginning Tuesday - March 17, 2020, Washington Nile Local School District will be providing meals to any youth in our district that is under the age of eighteen (18). Due to state and federal guidelines, children must be present to receive the meal. You may “pick-up” meals at several locations throughout our district. Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: • Lett Terrace Community Center • Washington Township Fire Department • Turkey Creek Church • Nile Township Fire Department • Buena Vista Fire Department You may call between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm (740-858-1116) with any questions.
Acting under the strong recommendations from Ohio Governor DeWine and using discretion and advice from our local health professionals, it has become necessary to restrict any visitation from former students and guests. Please read full letter from Mr. Lloyd- https://5il.co/dmk9
Notice: The Earl Thomas Conley memorial concert is postponed. The concert is now rescheduled for May 9.
The PWHS Symphonic Choir will present a choral tribute to Earl Thomas Conley by performing his music as well as featuring West alumni artists. Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. on the Portsmouth West High School stage. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 740-858-3956.
Parents and Family Meetings during parent/teacher conferences today 1-4. Meet with many agencies concerned about your student's future (OOD, CTC, Scioto Co. DD, and more). Discuss Life Goals for now through adulthood. Earn door prizes for attending! Now at PWHS in the library.
Earl Thomas Conley Memorial Concert Saturday, March 14 7:00 pm PWHS Stage Tickets on sale now Prices Adults - $15 Senior citizens - $12 Students - $10
The next ACT test is April 4, 2020. Register by Friday, February 28 to avoid late fees. https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html
This announcement is a reminder to Portsmouth West High School students and parents. On Tuesday, February 25th, West High School will be on a 2-hour delay due to the administration of the state mandated ACT exam given to Juniors. This delay applies only to high school students. Buses will run on a regular schedule. Juniors taking the ACT should report to the high school library at 8 a.m.
PWHS Softball tryouts are Monday 2/24 @ 6:00. Participants will first report to the weight room located at the hitting facility. There will be a meeting for Softball players' parents later this week TBD.
PWHS Baseball Tryouts are Monday, 2/24, @ 3:00 pm at the hitting facility.There will also be a meeting for baseball players' parents on Thursday, 2/27, @6:45 in the tiered room.
Tuesday, February 25, PWHS will be operating on a 2 hour delay due to the administration of the state funded ACT to all juniors. This applies to the high school only and all buses will run on regular schedule. Juniors taking the ACT are reminded to report to the high school library at 8:00.
Reminder: There will be a final girls' basketball game Saturday, 2/22/20, at 2:00pm. Senior girls' basketball players will be recognized at this game.
Reminder to high school students: Wed., 2/19, will be "Dress for Success" day. Dress in your most professional/spiffy attire to earn Focus 3 points for the quarterly field trips.
PWHS Cross Country is having a fundraiser like last year and selling Portsmouth West Senator Gear with an Online Store Store Opens Febr. 16 and Closes March 9 Please support our Cross Country Program and pick up some nice looking gear https://stores.inksoft.com/WS33639/shop/home
PWHS Band Strawberry Sale will end next Tuesday Feb 18. To place an order, contact any band student or send Mr Ervin an email with your order. Prices are listed below. Delivery will be the week of Feb 24-28 Full Flat (8 quarts) - $28 1/2 Flat (4 quarts) - $14 1 Quart - $3.50
The PWHS Swim Team will host an open swim and pizza party at SSU 2/26, 4:30-6:30pm. This is open to any West student (with a good physical) in grades 8-11. We are looking to recruit for the 20-21 season! If interested, bring goggles, swimsuit, towel and a change of clothes.
PWHS baseball team has an online shop with great West Senator products from which to choose. A percentage of the sales go back to support our baseball team. Sale runs through February 17th. Please use the link to order https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/PWS2020
The Girls basketball game at West on Saturday 2/8 will now have a JV start time of 2PM. JV will play only 2 quarters and the Varsity game will follow.
The JV/Varsity girls basketball games at West originally scheduled for 2/3 have been moved to Saturday 2/8. The JV game will start at noon and will only be 2 quarters so the varsity game will likely start around 1PM.
Addition to this week's sports schedule: PWHS has added a Freshman Boys Basketball game at home on Saturday, February 1st at 11AM.
PWHS is having a Pampered Chef prom fundraiser! Use the following link to order. https://www.pamperedchef.com/party/whsprom
For any girl interested in softball: Softball tryouts are from 6:00-8:00 pm at the athletic facility on February 24, 25, and February 26, 2020
Accuplacer testing will be given at PWHS on 1/29 for any student wishing to participate in College Credit Plus next year. Students MUST sign up in Guidance Office by the end of the day today - 1/27/20 - to take the Accuplacer at PWHS on Wednesday, 1/29.
PWHS will have on-site Accuplacer testing Wed., Jan. 29, for prospective College Credit Plus students. There will be a morning session and an afternoon session. More info will be provided by Scott Conrad at the CCP meeting tonight at 6pm in PWHS tiered room.
Any student interested in College Credit Plus classes must attend the informational meeting Wed. 1/15 at 6pm in PWHS tiered room.
Deadline for regular registration for the Feb. 8 ACT is today, Friday, Jan. 10. https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html
Basketball Homecoming Spirit Week -- Jan. 13-17 Monday - Music Monday! (dress in your favorite genre-style) Tuesday - Snoozday (wear your favorite pajamas) Wednesday - Beach theme Thursday - Hat day Friday - Homecoming shirts/spirit day!
All PWHS juniors will take the ACT on Feb. 25 at the high school. Freshmen, sophomores, and seniors: The high school (only) will be operating on a two-hour delay Feb. 25. This will NOT affect bus schedules. Students who ride a bus will remain in the cafeteria until start time.
Deadline to register for the Feb. 8 ACT is this Friday, Jan. 10. https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 PWHS Basketball Homecoming Queen Alex Nolan and attendants: Senior Jenna Mullens, SCCTC Ashleigh Young, Junior Haven Hileman, Sophomore Kinslie Scarberry, and Freshman Kirsten Whisman
Correction to schedule for this week through Christmas Break: the start time for the girls basketball game on Saturday, December 21st at Rock Hill is 12:00 p.m.
"The holidays can often be a stressful and difficult time for some teens. The more parents and teachers know what to look for and how to help, the more likely those teens will have the skills and strategies they need to thrive." Please read the linked article. https://5il.co/btct
The OAGC and South Central Ohio ESC Summer Enrichment Scholarship packets are available to pick up in the HS office and with Mrs.Copley in the library. Deadline to apply for the OAGC scholarships is February 15, 2020, the ESC Scholarships, March 13, 2020.
The home girls basketball game originally scheduled for 12/9/19 has been moved to 12/10/19.
PWHS picture retakes will be Dec. 2 starting at 8:15 a.m.
Deadline to register for the Dec. 14 ACT is Friday, Nov. 8! https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html
Wright State University is offering a fee waiver code to any student wanting to apply in November. Student's can use the code APPLYNOW2019 to waive the application fee until December 1! https://www.wright.edu/
The PWHS Swim Team will have their mandatory OHSAA Pre-Season meeting on Wednesday, 11/13/19, at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the PWHS tiered room. Parents and athletes should plan to attend. Swim practice will take place at SSU following the meeting from 8:30-9:30pm.
Congratulations to senior Breanna Skaggs and junior Gary Jenkins for each winning a $250 scholarship at the UCAN Go To College night! Portsmouth West had the highest percentage(25%) of students attend out of all area schools. #WeAreWest
Taking the ACT Saturday? Don't show up unprepared! You must print your admission ticket & BRING it with you - along with a photo ID (you can't get in without them), #2 pencil & approved calculator https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-day.html
The week of 10/21 is Breast Cancer Awareness Week at PWHS. View the daily theme to participate.
The Washington-Nile Local School District will operate on a two-hour delay on Thursday, October 24. This delay includes all three building. The purpose of the delay is to extend teacher team meetings. Thank you.
College Credit Plus Students: Spring 2020 priority registration opens 10/31 for you. To cleared to register, however, you must email Deanna Roberts or schedule a time via https://calendly.com/droberts-6
UCAN Night for Portsmouth West High School will be held at the home game with Minford on Friday, October 11th. Cost will be $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students. Proceeds go to the UCAN Scholarship fund for Portsmouth West Seniors.
This is homecoming week! Show your school spirit and participate! Monday - Pajama Day Tuesday - VSCO Day Wednesday - Cartoon Day Thursday - Jersey Day Friday - Homecoming Shirts/ Spirit Day
Portsmouth West Girls Basketball team is selling SENATORS over-sized sweatshirt blankets. Take it to a sporting event, wrap up at home or use it as a cover on a twin size bed (54 x 84 inches). Blanket cost is $35 and will be on sale 10/4/19 at the football game versus Waverly.
Tonight's Boys Soccer game vs. New Boston (10/1) has been moved back until 7pm at New Boston stadium. Bus will leave at 5:45pm.
Swim team fundraisers: *RADA knives-100% American made & mailed directly to you. No students will have contact with knives. Follow this link: https://radafundraising.com/?rfsn=3148379.f0946a *Scentsy: To order something from Scentsy, please follow this link: Rigaz.Scentsy.us
ACT has extended the registration deadline for the Oct. test😱 Register for the Oct 26 ACT test date *without late fees* thru Sep 27! The PWHS site is full, so you must choose another location as a test site. https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html
Mr. Gilliland is starting a Leadership Academy every Friday beginning tomorrow, 9/20/19. Any PWHS students may attend. Meetings will take place every Friday @ 7:15 a.m. in Mr. Gilliland's room. Parents, please encourage your students to attend.
ACT registration deadline for OCT 26 test is 9/20. PWHS is a test site! http://bit.ly/2kHuaMX Resources to review: YouTube playlists for ACT review https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzOTuAx-on8GtiFDNdfqDnw/playlists?view=1&flow=grid Ohio Means Jobs ACT help http://bit.ly/2lXNdTq
Volleyball info: The game at Minford originally scheduled for 9/25 will now be played on 9/23. The game at Oak Hill originally scheduled for 10/10 will now be played on 10/9
Attention volleyball players, parents, and fans: The volleyball game originally scheduled for September 25th at Minford has been moved to September 23rd.
The PWHS football game on Friday, 9/13/19, at Coal Grove has been pushed back to 7:30 p.m. due to the heat.
Seniors and parents of seniors: To get info specific to seniors, sign up for the Senior Info Remind updates. You will receive text updates for all things "senior" - scholarships, college info, ACT tests, graduation, & etc.- also for CTC students https://www.remind.com/join/pwhsse
The deadline to register for the Oct. 26 ACT is Friday, Sept.20. *Seniors, many scholarship deadlines will be coming up Jan. - April of 2020. You have two ACT tests available before January -October and December- so these are the most desirable dates for scholarship purposes.
Softball is holding rotational/scheduled conditioning workouts on Sept. 11. The workouts will be 5:00-7:00 at the facility. Contact Dani Colemen and to be scheduled for a time frame to work and get better! Wear appropriate attire, tennis shoes, glove, and bring a drink.
Members of the Swim Team should plan to meet in the high school tiered room on Monday, September 2, at 7pm. We will be finishing our lock down buckets. Anyone else that is seriously interested in being part of the swim team should plan to attend.
Reminder: The football game this Friday, August 30, versus Columbus KIPP has been changed from an away game to a home game beginning at 7pm. Come out and support our players to victory!! Season passes will not work for this game. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 for students.
Reminder: PWHS students, school starts at 8:05 a.m. Welcome back, Senators! Let's make this a great year!
The last day to register without late fees for the Sept. 14 ACT test is Aug.16. Go to Actstudent.org or Click this link to register: http://bit.ly/33Dp9Xq Many college fin. aid offices accept ACT scores from tests taken through December (all colleges have different deadlines)
Cross Country practice will also be on Wednesday, August 7th at 10:00 for anyone that is interested. Please meet Coach J Conrad in front of the football stadium. Don't forget to bring water.
The first practice for boys and girls cross country is August 5th at 10:00. Please meet at the high school.
July 19th, 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian: Portsmouth West High School is eagerly awaiting the start of the 2019-2020 school year! We expect big accomplishments from our students and staff. Below are some important dates and times to start off the school year!! Open House will be held on August 15th, 2019 from 6-7pm. Parents and guardians are welcome to tour our school buildings as well as our new athletic building that evening. On the following day, Friday August 16th, our annual “Meet the Team” night will be held. At that time coaches and advisors will introduce their respective athletic teams and the band in the football stadium. Immediately afterwards as already posted on this website is our Senator Spirit Club fund raiser dinner. The dinner will be held in the PWHS cafeteria. Check earlier post for details about the dinner. Additionally, Portsmouth West High School has adjusted its time schedule from last year. Below is the new time schedule for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year: REGULAR SCHEDULE Period 1 8:05-8:56 Period 2 8:59- 9:50 Period 3 9:53-10:44 Period 4 10:47-12:12 A Lunch 10:47-11:20 B Lunch 11:40-12:12 Period 5 12:15-1:06 Period 6 1:09-2:00 Period 7 2:03-2:54 Our student handbooks will also be available online. We strongly suggest that you as parents/guardians read over the contents of the handbook and sign off that you have read the information. Please review the policies in regards to the dress code, student discipline and emergency procedures. Some of these policies have been updated to improve our school climate and culture. Our dress code will have a point of emphasis this school year on jeans. Students should refrain from wearing torn, cut or pants with holes. We want to encourage an academic atmosphere where students take pride in their studies, and overall performances both in and out of school. Our teaching staff will engage in professional development from Wednesday, August 14th till Friday, August 16th. Students officially will begin the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, August 19th. We here at West High School look forward in seeing your students on the 19th!
High School Parents of EOC summer tests: Parents/Guardians: If you have any questions about the summer End of Course test(s), please email Scott Conrad at email@example.com. Testing dates are as follows: Algebra I / American History July 15 8am-3pm Geometry July 16 8am-3pm English I / Biology July 17 8am-3pm English II July 18 8am-3pm Government July 19 8am-3pm
Any boy interested in playing varsity soccer this year at Portsmouth West needs to contact our new Coach Brian Craft at 740-464-2692. We will begin to have "open fields" on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm starting this week.Come out and be part of an amazing group of players who plan on having a great season!
SENIORS - order of events for Friday: 8:15am Senior Breakfast; MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE immediately to follow; Senior Parade through district buildings; 2019 class picture on football field Sunday: SENIORS MUST ARRIVE TO THE HIGH SCHOOL BY 1:00 PM
SSU's CCP Orientation registration is still going on and they have a few seats for this Saturday’s event. Their next dates are in June.
SSU's Bridge to Success Program is coming up soon and the deadline to register is May 20th. If you have any questions about the program or possibly trying to test out, please contact Addison Poteet at 740-351-3209
Reminder: CCP orientation meeting will be held at SSU library tonight at 6 pm.
To order the 2018-2019 yearbook, the Herff Jones yearbook ordering website is up and running. The link https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ will take you to the website where you will be able to use the code 17721 to order yearbooks for the 2018-2019 school year.
Seniors: After graduation, your accounts will be archived and you will no longer have access to them. If you would like to keep some or all of the files on your Google Drive, use Google Takeout to quickly transfer any files to a new Google account: https://takeout.google.com/
This is a reminder to parents of students who are attending the awards assembly tomorrow. The assembly will begin promptly at 1:30 pm May 8th, 2019 in the high school gym.
Students: The next ACT test is June 8, 2019. Deadline to register for regular registration is this Friday, May 3, 2019. Registration + late fee is May 4-20, 2019 http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html
AP Testing: May 6-AP Govt (am), May 7-AP Physics (pm), May 8-AP Lit (am), May 9-AP Chemistry (am), May 10- AP Computer Science (pm), May 16- AP World History (am), May 17- AP Music Theory (am)
Senior, Submit both a current and baby pic to be in the senior slideshow at graduation. All pictures must be submitted to Mrs. Copley by Friday, May 8. Click link for details https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cirz8jwbNBzanCmzrNWFp9pM3g6t8-Vw2q4g2HwC6k4/edit?usp=sharing
9th and 11th grade parents, this is a survey for you to complete as part of our Federal Programs information. Please complete the survey at https://wnls.pw/parentsurvey
1ST ANNUAL WEST VARSITY CLUB BASS TOURNAMENT Saturday, May 25 Shawnee Marina Ramp – Ohio River link: https://www.westsenators.org/article/102403?org=portsmouth-west-high-school For more infocontact: Angie Copas 740-285-2706 Heather Coleman 740-357-5994 Rhonda Igaz 740-858-8535
PWHS Band apparel sale! Please note - online store does offer additional color options. **When placing an order online, please remember to designate the band student you would like the order to be credited to. Link to online store: https://order.fancloth.com/s/477499
End of course testing begins Monday. Good luck to all students and teachers!
PWHS Purse Bingo scheduled for April 4 @ 6pm. Doors open at 5.
Reminder to seniors: get in-house scholarships turned in to the guidance office by the end of the day!
Early dismissal today at 12:00. P/T Conferences 1:00 - 6:30