January is School Board Appreciation Month. The Washington-Nile Local School District would like to recognize our Board of Education. Our board members work very hard to meet the needs of our students. It takes time and dedication to ensure our district is meeting those needs. Our district would like to thank each board member for their time and service they provide to our school community. Our 2016-2017 board members are; Tom Berry, Julie Essman, Craig Hazelbaker, Ed Hileman, and Jane Kouns.
Thanks for all you do for the Washington-Nile Local School District!
Helping Homeless Vets
By. MaKayla Cooper
On December 15 the PWHS Key Club set up an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" contest to help homeless veterans for the holidays. The cost was $1 to participate and 100% of proceeds go to homeless Veterans. There was a winner chosen from each grade, each winner with the best Christmas sweater won a iTunes gift card provided by the school. We’d like to thank the Key Club for their generous act of kindness during the holidays.
Winners of the Contest
Freshman - Tori Pennington
Sophomore - Levi Gleim
Junior- Taylor Coleman
Senior- Kayleigh Coleman
Mrs. Mohebbian's Global Foods, Personal Wellness and FCCLA students baked dozens of cookies to present to the visitors of the Scioto County Homeless Shelter in hopes to brighten their spirits this holiday season.
Photo by Katelyn Martin
Article by Mrs. Mohebbian
The PRIMA and SMOW chorus groups had the opportunity to perform the National Anthem at the Cleveland Cavaliers Game November 25. Fifty students took the floor at Quicken Arena and showed our nations' colors while singing. Many of our community supporters also attended the game to support our students. Let us congratulate PRIMA and SMOW for putting on a great performance and thanks to Mrs. Tieman for making it all possible.
Students in the fifth grade had the opportunity to participate in a poster contest given by the Soil and Water Conservation District. Miranda Kilgallion received first place out of 5 schools in the county that competed. Her poster will now go to compete against other contest winners in the State Competition.
Please come and enjoy Portsmouth West Middle School Winter Fair Bazaar this Saturday, November 19th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. A pancake breakfast, crafts, homemade goods and many more items will be available to help you fill your Holiday shopping list. All profits will benefit the middle school PTO, A.C.E. Program, and the A.R. Program just to name a few.
Come join in on the fun of Winter Fair! Hope to see you there!!
The Senators football team collected over 1,000 food and clothing items for our very own "Westmart" this year. These donations will be used to make Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for a few needy families in our school district. We (Westmart) just want to thank Coach Ben Johnson his staff and the West Football Team for all their fine efforts and donations for those in need.
Article by Brandon Moore