Due to safety concerns regarding the upcoming Solar Eclipse, all Washington-Nile Local Schools will be CLOSED for Monday, August 21st.  Normal classes will resume Tuesday, August 22nd.

During the summer Washington-Nile LSD applied through the Office of Child Nutrition and Ohio Department of Education for our students to receive free breakfast and free lunches for the 2017-2018 school year.  We just received great news, we were approved.  

All district students will receive free breakfast and free lunches for the 2017-2018 school year. 

This does not include ala carte items.


WestMart, the one-stop shop for district students, will be open Monday, August 14th, for "Meet the Teacher" night from 5-7 pm.

Clothing, shoes, school supplies, and sundries are available for free to district students that may need some help with getting prepared for the new school year. Parents are invited to visit WestMart. Staff will be available during Open House to assist you with your school supply and clothing needs. WestMart is located at the elementary.


Students enrolling in Washington-Nile LSD for the 2017-18 school year that have Type 1 Diabetes must provide new doctor's orders to the school prior to attending the school year. Students must also provide all supplies required before they will be able to attend classes. This includes: glucometer, meter strips, insulin, glucophage, syringes/needle tips, insulin pump supplies if applicable, alcohol swabs, low supplies-glucose tablets, juices, starburst, skittles, fruit snacks, or any other item the parent chooses to send. The "kit" must stay in the nurses office. This is a state law requirement for the safety of your child. See your child's doctor for the new order to provide the school. Both the doctor's order and the "diabetes kit" must be turned into the school nurse before the student will be permitted to attend classes in the 2017-18 school year. 

The 2016-2017 school year is coming to an end. I want to thank everyone for their time, support, and efforts during the school year. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer break.
Students will return to school on Wednesday, August 16th. If you have an questions over break please contact your building office.
Thank you!
Mr. Stricklett

PWHS Spring Musical

Written by: Linda Tieman

Edited by: MaKayla Cooper

Image Courtesy of: goldstar.com 

The PWHS Vocal Music Department will be presenting “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts at Shawnee State University on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12, 13, and 14. The show is a musical comedy that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize. It is a satire of big business and all it holds sacred. J. Pierrepont Finch (Will Bentley) uses a handbook called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from the window washer to top executive. The comedy and antics prevail throughout the musical as he weaves a web through the entire staff of the World Wide Wicket Company.

Lead Roles include:

Alec Arnett

Will Bentley

Evan Lamblin

Kayleigh Holland

Levi Kouns

Layla McGinnis

Dalton Pertuset

Jerrod Rushford

Caitlin Russell

Destiny Schiltz

Austin Scott

Seth Shepherd

Alicia Smith

Uriah Vandyke  

Student Director:

Jordan Willis  

Stage Manager:

Trista Ball  

Set Design & Construction:

Gary Tieman & Ed Ingles 


Heather Cate

Click Here for a preview of PWHS presentation of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"


Cast members of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' rehearsing at the high school.




Ohio Senator Joseph W. Uecker recently visited PWE preschool classrooms. Pictured with Senator Uecker are Mike Scarpino and George Goddard with COAD and Mr. Platzer ES principal.

Washington-Nile Local School District's Early Childhood Center (Preschool Program) is a 5 STAR Quality Rated Program. The Early Childhood Center provides a strong foundation for young children preparing to enter kindergarten. Children explore, though developmentally appropriate play - with Ohio's new Birth-Kindergarten Entry Early Learning and Development Standards as the focal point for each child's growth and development. Head Preschool teachers (Amy Berry and Alisha Adkins) are highly qualified professional with bachelor's degrees in the field of early childhood education. These teachers work in close collaboration with our Head Start Teachers.

Preschool children must be 4 years of age by September 30, must not be eligible for kindergarten, meet all eligibility guidelines, and must be potty trained. Washington-Nile Schools provides transportation to/from children's home to PWES on the elementary bus routes/times. Preschool is scheduled for Monday-Thursday each week.

Parents interested in preschool for their child(ren) are encouraged to contact or stop by Portsmouth West Elementary School (858-1116) or visit the PW Preschool Webpage.

Families are asked to complete an Eligibility Screening Tool to let school staff know that you are interested in the program. Preschool spots a filled based on state guidelines/criteria: income, family needs and each child's age . If a child qualifies for a spot in the Preschool Program, parents will then be directed to complete registration paperwork and complete a physical and dental exam. Questions regarding the Preschool Program (ECC) may be directed to Alison Sayre, Curriculum/Federal Programs Coordinator (858-1116) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

View/download the Early Childhood Education Eligibility Screening Tool for guidelines and interest form.

   Early Childhool Eligibility Screening Tool