7th-8th Grade Boys Basketball open gym 5:30-7, Tues. 10/27, Wed. 10/28, and Friday 10/30 this week.
7th and 8th Boys Basketball open gym tomorrow 5:30-7:00 at the middle school.
PWMS 7th and 8th Girls Basketball open gym will begin Nov. 2 at the Elementary 3:15.
Congratulations to our 7th Grade football team for their victory, 14-12. #WeAreWest
There will be a 7th Grade football contest this Thursday at Portsmouth, 7:00. Tickets will be sold at gate. Please come and support our boys! #WeAreWest!
Parents: Please take the time to check your child's progress. Teachers are reporting that several students are not completing their work. Students that are home sick or quarantined are still expected to complete the work. Students that habitually miss assignments will be turned in to the truant officer as this is the same as not attending school. Thank you for your cooperation.
Congratulations to our 8th Grade Volleyball team for their victory over Minford!! #WeAreWest
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 for assistance.
Congratulations to our 8th Grade Volleyball team for their victory over Valley yesterday, 2-1!
Parents: Please be sure your child is checking their school email and Google Classroom daily. Information is being sent to students but they are not all responding. Thank you.
Teachers are very concerned with the high number of incomplete assignments, especially as we move to Level Red. Please check your child's information on Progress Book to see that they are completing the work. Students are expected to complete their work from home as though they are in the classroom.
Congratulations to our 8th Grade Football team and Cheerleaders for their victory of Waverly yesterday, 44-0!#WeAreWest!
Congratulations to our volleyball teams for their victories over Oak Hill!! #WeAreWest
Congratulations to our 7th grade football team for their victory over Minford, 12-8. #WeAreWest
We will play Minford 8th grade football on Thursday at 5:00. Due to their low numbers, unfortunately we will only play two quarters of 7th grade. Hopefully, later in the season we can compete with their 7th grade for a complete contest. Please continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines during the game as we support our players and cheerleaders. #WeAreWest
Reminder about football pictures tomorrow at 5:30. Players should have order forms.
Pictures: Football is 9/15. Cheerleading is 9/17. Sorry...
Parents and spectators, I appreciate your support of our athletes! We truly have great fans! Please continue to follow Covid 19 protocol by wearing masks during games and social distancing with non-family members. We all enjoy seeing are athletes on the field and need to do our part for the season to continue. Thank You!! #WeAreWest
Things are going well at the Middle School. Students are getting acclimated to the new procedures and already have assignments. Class sizes range from 3-13. Students are cooperative and working hard. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding through all the changes.
Congratulations to our 8th Grade Volleyball for their victory over Minford. Lost the first set, game back and won the last two! #WeAreWest
Congratulations to our 7th Football team for their victory over Northwest, 20-0! #WeAreWest
PWMS Football and Cheer pictures will be after school 9/15.
Congratulations to our 8th Grade Football for their 44-0 victory over Oak Hill yesterday! #WeAreWest
Student homerooms and room numbers are available in FinalForms. Log in to FinalForms, select the child's name, select Profile. You will find the Homeroom Teacher and Room Number listed under Group History.
Portsmouth West Re-Opening Plan is located on the school website under the COVID Portal. As of today, we will begin in ORANGE. Group A will be at school on Monday and Tuesday. Group A will have remote learning on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Group A will be from the Highway 52 end of Carey's Run to Lett Terrace. Group A will also include all open enrollment students from Portsmouth City Schools. Group B will be at school on Wednesday and Thursday. Group B will have remote learning on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Group B students live on Carey's Run down to Buena Vista. Group B will also include all other open enrollment students. Chromebooks for attending students will be passed out the first day they attend. Be sure all of your information is up to date in FinalForms as we will be using that information to keep you up to date. Thank you
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 in grades 5-12 and through standard US mail to students 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.
Hello all Senators athletes and parents. Most of you are familiar with Final Forms and completed the majority of information. Recently, there were forms added with regards to COVID-19. Please check to make sure all required forms are completed. Thanks for your cooperation!
Congratulations to our volleyball teams for their victories over Clay in a scrimmage. I want to thank all the coaches, players and spectators for following COVID-19 safety protocols.
Middle School Restart Information has been posted to the website. https://www.westsenators.org/article/285443
A reminder for all fall student-athletes and parents that information need to completed ASAP for participation. Also, physicals must be completed by August 1. If not, students cannot participate. Physical forms can be printed off on Final Forms Go West!!
FinalForms has been launched for the district. All K-12 existing parents should have received an email from FinalForms for you to register your account. New students parents can enroll their students using the link on the district website. All school forms, such as parent contact information, emergence medical forms, and athletic eligibility forms, need to be completed using FinalForms. If you did not receive the email, please contact Mr. Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder to all student-athletes at PWMS: All students must be registered in Final Forms. Parents were sent an email link. If you need assistance contact the middle school office, or email email@example.com. Also, physical forms need to be on file in Final Forms. Turn completed physical forms into coaches ASAP and the information will be logged into the system. Make sure we are following all COVID-19 safety protocols. Stay safe!!
Reminder: Portsmouth West is using FInalForms for PK-12 parents to complete student information online. ALL parents will need to confirm their account and fill out the required forms. If you have not received a confirmation email from FinalForms, please notify Mr. Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any upcoming 7th or 8th grade students interested in playing Middle School Football should contact Joe Sissel at 740-456-7153 or on Facebook. You may also contact Justin Staggs, Sam Windsor, or Brian Wroten. We are having early season voluntary workouts and this is a great time for players to try the game no matter what experience level they have. All parents and students must complete the required information in FinalForms to participate.
Good afternoon Senators! I hope your families are staying well and enjoying your summer. This is a reminder to middle school students and parents of the importance of completing information on Final Forms. Athletic participation is directly tied to critical information that must be entered by parents in Final Forms. Once you login parents/students can select sports that students are interested in. This will immediately add them to a teams roster. Important information such as physicals, emergency medical, scheduling, etc will be stored. Thanks for completing Final Forms Registration promptly. Thank you!
Any entering freshman student interested in boys high school soccer, please contact Coach Bryan Craft at 740-464-2692. Also you must complete your information on FinalForms to be illegible.
Portsmouth West Middle School cheerleading tryouts will be held virtually this year. Practice videos are located on the high school cheer website to begin practicing. If you are interested in trying out you must register with Tracy Bauer at 740-464-8292 for further instructions. You must also complete your paperwork on FinalForms to be eligible.
PWMS cheer tryouts will be virtual this year. You can begin practicing by going to the high school website where the videos for the cheers, school song, and dance can be found. Also practice jumps such as toe touch and pike. If you plan to tryout for Jr. High Cheer you need to register with Tracy Bauer at 740-464-8292.
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/
FinalForms has been launched for the district. All parents should have received an email from FinalForms for you to register your account. All school forms, including athletic eligibility forms, need to be completed using FinalForms. If you did not receive the email, please contact Mr. Jordan at email@example.com
We are very excited to announce that the Washington-Nile Local School District has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service that will be replacing paper forms. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign enrollment, back-to-school and athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time. For that reason we need accurate email addresses for parents of every student. Please follow the link and fill out the information so we can add it to your child's file. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnppjGy1ZNFvWPbUqFoyx9GoOWvVlnZ1zksO7SIFsVto1CKA/viewform?usp=sf_link
The middle school will be collecting books and chrome books again today from 11 to 3. Today is the last day the building will be occupied. To avoid any charges, items need to be returned today. Thank you
Just a reminder that books and chrome books need to be dropped off at the middle school. Reports cards are available as well. We are at the cafeteria door until 6 this evening.
Information has been sent to 5-7th grade students through Google Classroom to sign up for Enrichment classes for next year.
The middle school will have times next week for parents and students to drop off books and Chromebooks. Report cards will be available at the same time. Wednesday and Thursday 1 to 6 and Friday 11 to 3. Please drive behind the building to the student drop off location. Someone will help you from there. Please remain in your vehicle and do not enter the building. Thank you
Today starts finals week. Please encourage you child to do well. The final exam grades go directly on the report card and count for 1/10th of the yearly average. Make sure all missing assignments are turned in by the end of this week.
There are still 12 eighth grade students who have not registered for high school. Today is the last day to register. Information was sent to student emails.
The governor has ordered schools to continue with distance learning, this does not mean school is closed for the year. Students are to continue working on assignments which are being graded and placed in Progress Book. The grades will count in the final average for the year. Teachers are reporting that some students need to catch up on their work. We need to work together to make this a success for our children.
Many parents have requested to be added to your child's Google Classroom. When you receive the invitation through email you must accept it. Then you will have the choice to set up daily or weekly notifications. If you do not accept the invitation, you will not receive any notifications.
Check your email. We have invited parents to their child's Google Classroom to receive summaries about their child's work. If you did not receive an invitation, we may not have your correct email address. Please send an email with your child's name in it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any parent that needs a Progress Book account set up, or needs a password, please email Mr. Jordan at email@example.com
As we've reached the end of our second full week of distance learning, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the parents who are helping us from home. We are much better off than some other schools because of our experience using Google Classroom and Chromebooks and because our parents are committed to helping us make this process work. It takes a team effort. As we look forward, we know the next three weeks will be distance learning and I suspect it may be even longer. Thank you top the teachers for their hard work, which has been more hours than a typical school day. And thank you to the students for continuing to learn from home, even those that email me with questions at two in the morning. Everyone keep up the great work, stay safe, and have a great weekend.
As you have already heard, the stay at home order has been extended through May 1st. Teachers will continue distance learning as long as necessary. As a clarification, when the governor said no report cards, this was school report cards. Student report cards are still in place. Grades are being taken daily. Most students are completing their work in a timely manner. Thank you to the parents that are helping at home.
Teachers have reported that a number of students are not completing assignments in a timely manor. The assignments count and grades are being taken. Please ensure you child stays up to date with their work. We need to work together to maintain education. Thank you.
Not all students have checked in via Google Classroom. This concerns me as school will still take place, just online. I want to be sure all students are connected. Please check with your child to make sure they have checked in and joined my Google classroom class. Thank you
There are still a number of students that have not checked in on Google Classroom. Please ask students to do so. We are trying to keep them engaged this week.
Good morning West Middle School. If you have not connected with your teachers electronically, please do so today. Check your email and Google Classroom accounts. If you need anything from the school, including Chromebooks, we are in from 9 to 2. Have a good day!
WASHINGTON-NILE LSD 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.
Seventh and eighth grade will be watching Music Man tomorrow, March 4th. Cost is two dollars.
PWMS will present The Music Man Jr. on March 6th and 7th at 7pm and March 8th at 2pm. Come and enjoy the show while Harold Hill convinces the town and the audience of the serious trouble they’re in! Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults.
Fifth and sixth grade will be watching Music Man tomorrow, March 2nd. Cost is two dollars.
PWMS Basketball awards banquet is now scheduled on Tuesday March 3, 6:00.
PWMS Basketball Awards Banquet will be Tuesday 2/25 at 6:00 in the cafeteria. Cookies and juice will be provided.
Congratulations to our girls basketball team on a great season. Our girls earned a number two seed in the county tournament and finished the season 13-3!!
Good luck to our teams in the county tournament at South Webster! Girls play tonight at 7pm. 7th and 8th boys play Wednesday at 5:30 and 7:00.
The county tournament basketball dates are 2/8, 10, 12, 13, 15. Specific dates and times will be posted when available.
Congratulations to our girls basketball team for their victory over Eastern, 38-15!
The last in -person sign-ups for little league will be this Saturday, February 1st from 10-12. The sign-ups will be held at both the Complex and the Elementary Cafeteria. The cost is $48.00. Any 6th grade boy, who will be turning 13, is eligible to play little league this season in an intermediate league.
Congratulations to our 7th grade boys basketball team for their victory over Valley, 34-31!
Congratulations to our girls basketball team for their victory over Wheelersburg, 27-16!
Congratulations to our girls basketball team for their victory over South Webster, 32-23!
An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday January 15th at 6:00 pm in the high school tiered room for any student who will be in grades 7-12 for the 2020-2021 school year and are interested in participating in the College Credit Plus program. Parents need to attend with all interested students. If there are any questions, please call the high school at 740-858-1103 or 740-858-1107.
Congratulations to our 8th grade basketball team for their victory over Waverly, 39-25!
Congratulations to our girls basketball team for their victory over Waverly, 43-19!
Congratulations to our girls basketball team for their victory over Oak Hill, 38-4!
Little League, T-Ball, Softball and Baseball Sign Ups January 11th and January 25th will be in- person signups. The signups will be help at the Complex from 10:00-12:00. Registrants will need birth certificate and proof of residency. The cost is $48.00 per player.
Congratulations to our boys basketball teams for their victories over Oak Hill! 7th won 35-11. 8th won 47-15!
Congratulations to our girls basketball team for their victory over Valley Monday, 34-31 in overtime!
Congratulations to our 7th grade boys for their victory over Valley Monday, 28-27 in overtime!
Portsmouth West Middle School will be having a Just Dance A Thon tomorrow. The cost is 2 dollars per period. There will also be a concession stand, photo booth, duck pond game, face and fingernail painting at an extra charge. The proceeds help local charities and help fund the ACE field trips and Classroom DOJO stores.
Congratulations to our girls basketball team for their victory over Northwest, 37-11!
Congratulations to our girls basketball team for their victory over Wheelersburg, 36-35! #WeAreWest
Winter Sports pictures will be December 12 after school. Order forms will be passed out at school.
Congratulations to our 8th grade boys for their victory over Waverly, 41-17!
Congratulations to our girls basketball team for their victory over Waverly, 35-28! #WeAreWest
Congratulations to our 7th grade boys basketball team for their victory over Northwest, 35-17!
Due to safety concerns, no student will be permitted to walk to the Elementary School at the end of the day, unless their parent is an Elementary School employee. Middle School students are to either ride the bus from the Middle School or be picked up at the Middle School. Middle School dismissal time is 2:48, Elementary School pickup time is 3:20. This is too much time for students to be left unattended in the parking lot. Thank you
Fall sports banquet will be Tuesday November 5, 6:00. Cookies and punch will be provided.
Congratulations to our 7th grade football team for their victory over Wheelersburg 24-14. The 7th grade team finished the season undefeated. Congratulations!!
On Friday, October 25th, student historical figure projects will be on display at the West Middle School Living Museum. Family and community members are invited to attend. 5th and 6th grade will be from 8:30-10, 7th and 8th grade will be from 12:30-2. Please check in at the office if you attend.
Congratulations to our 8th grade football team for their victory over Eastern 44-0. The 8th grade team finished the season undefeated!! Congratulations!!
Congratulations to our 8th grade volleyball team for their tournament win over New Boston 25-15 and 25-11. Next game Sat. 10/19 2:00. 7th plays Sat. 10/19 10 am.
Portsmouth West Middle School will be having a Just Dance-A-Thon tomorrow, Friday, October 18th. All day wrist bands are available for $10 or if paying per period, the cost is $2 per period. There will also be a concession stand, photo booth, duck pond game, face and fingernail painting at an extra charge. The proceeds from the Just Dance-A-Thon help local charities and help fund the ACE field trips and Classroom DOJO stores. Thank you for your continued support of Portsmouth West Middle School.
Congratulations to our 7th grade football team for their victory over Portsmouth 24-7.
Congratulations to both our 7th and 8th Volleyball teams for their victories over Oak Hill. 7th 25-13 and 25-15. 8th 25-13 and 25-19.
The county volleyball tournament will be held at Minford Middle School. Our 8th grade will play New Boston at 6 pm on Thursday 10/17. 7th grade will play Valley at 10am Saturday 10/19. Good luck to both teams!!
Volleyball 10/9: South Webster 7th 25-20 and 25-20. 8th 25-21 and 25-9.
Volleyball 10/7: Eastern 7th 25-21 and 25-15. 8th 25-19 and 25-12.
Congratulations to both our 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams for their victories over Minford. 7th 25-19, 25-18. 8th 29-31, 27-25, 25-23.
Congratulations to our 8th grade football team for their victory over Wheelersburg, 34-21!
Congratulations to both our 7th and 8th football teams for their victories over Waverly. 7th won 38-14. 8th won 52-0.
Volleyball 9/25: Valley 7th 25-11, 25-23. Valley 8th 25-13, 25-14.
Parents and students, please help Portsmouth West support the Northwest family involved a tragic accident. Please wear Red, White, and Blue tomorrow. Donations will be accepted and sent to help the family. Thank you for your support.
Volleyball 9/23: Wheelersburg 7th 25-23 and 25-6. Wheelersburg 8th 25-14 and 25-11
Congratulations to our 7th grade volleyball team for their victory over Waverly, 25-21 and 25-12. 8th grade score, Waverly 19-25 and 21-25.
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams for their victory over Oak Hill. 7th 25-25-14, 25-13. 8th 25-19, 25-9.
Congratulations to our 8th grade football team for their victory over Oak Hill, 56-6.
9/12/19 8th Grade Volleyball 13-25, 16-25 South Webster 7th Grade Volleyball 22-25, 20-25 South Webster
7th Grade Parents - Immunization records are due today. This is mandated by Ohio Revised Code 3313.671. Please drop them off in the middle school office or have them faxed to 740-858-0331. Thank you for your cooperation.
Congratulations to our 7th grade football team for their victory over Valley, 16-6.
Middle school parents: Please take the time to complete our annual Family Engagement Survey! #WeAreWest https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsBNFZdmJHnbdTWEO4MYwuL7NEBeiaTmdXhm0mXNgH7ig0KA/viewform
Congratulations to both our 7th and 8th volleyball teams for their wins over Minford. 7th 25-15, 27-25. 8th 25-20, 25-17.
Congratulations to our 8th grade football team for their 28-6 victory over Northwest.
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade football teams for their victories over Portsmouth. 7th 24-0 and 8th 36-0.#WeAreWest
Congratulations to both 7th and 8th volleyball teams for their victories over Eastern. 7th 25-14, 25-12. 8th 25-3, 25-21
Congratulations to our 7th grade volleyball team for their victory over Valley. 25-22, 14-25, 25-19
Fall pictures will be held on Tuesday, September 10th. Everyone will be photographed for the yearbook. Order envelopes will sent home a couple of days in advance.
Tuesday August 27 will be hat day. Students need to bring $1. All proceeds will go to our 2019 Miss River Days candidate Miss Emily Sissel. Your support is greatly appreciated!
The Ohio Dept. of Health has also added an additional immunization ( a total of 2 shots) for students entering the 7th grade. Currently your child is required to get a Tdap shot (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) to begin their 7th grade year. Also in addition, your child will need a Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis). A second dose of Meningococcal vaccine will be needed before their 12th grade school year. This second dose of the Meningococcal will be given after age 16. In summary, for your child to BEGIN the 7th grade school year, both a Tdap and a Meningococcal vaccines are required. Please give any documentation of these to the school office (do not give to a coach) before the first day of school in 2017 to avoid any exclusions. Thank you for your cooperation.
Congratulations 8th Grade Volleyball! 25-14, 25-22 over Minford
West Youth Football and Cheerleading signups are still available on the Complex Website or you may sign up at the football field on Monday – Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00.
Open gyms for MS volleyball begin Monday, July 1st 10:00-12:00 @ The HIGH SCHOOL Gym.
Any boys interested playing varsity soccer this year please contact Coach Craft at 740-464-2692 or start coming to open fields on Mondays and Wednesdays @ 6PM. We have some amazing talent and it’s going to be a great year so come be a part of something amazing.
Students who will be in 7th and 8th grade next year will have scheduling options. Agriculture or Engineering can be taken in place of the current Art/Music classes. Please talk to your child and help them choose for next year. Choices will be made on Monday, May 20th.
PWMS Honor Roll Program will be Wednesday, May 22 at 1:00 pm Parents are welcome to attend!
Congratulations to the PWMS Chamber Choir!! They received a superior rating at their competition at King’s Island on Friday. The judge working with the choir in this photo is Dr. Randall Wolfe, conductor of the West Chester Chorale in northern Cincinnati. He told the choir he kept having to double check to make sure he was listening to middle school and not high school. In his comments, he stated, “I could listen to this choir all day.“ The choir received superior ratings from all three judges. #WeAreWEST
Freshman Orientation will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm. Students and parents will have the opportunity to learn about classes and tour the high school. Current eighth grade students, and parents, should try to attend.
5th and 7th grade parents, there is a survey for you to complete as part of our Federal Programs information. Please complete the survey at: https://wnls.pw/parentsurvey
There will be FREE physicals for any student who is interested in playing any sport next year on Friday May. 3. Physical forms may be picked up in the office. Forms will need to filled out completely by parent/guardian and returned to the office by May 1.
Spring pictures will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019. Forms will be sent home next week.