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.