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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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