Kindergarten Registration

Monday, May 21st > 12-6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22nd > 9 a.m.-2 p.m 


Kindergarten registration for the 2018/19 school year will be on Monday, May 21st, from 12 - 6 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 22nd  from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Your child does NOT need to be present during registration.  

Registration will go much quicker if you complete the papers attached and return them as soon as possible.  You can drop them off at the main office and we will have them waiting for you at sign-in on registration day.  Please bring the items listed below with you to registration. Someone will be there to make copies.

The Packet will also contain a “Student Health Examination Form” which can be used by your child’s doctor for their Kindergarten physical.  FYI: We will need a completed 2018 physical form, signed by your doctor, before your child can begin Kindergarten.  However, you can register them on registration days without the physical form.

You will also need the following:

  1. Birth Certificate (a registered copy-not the hospital certificate)
  2. Child's Social Security Card
  3. Your Identification
  4. Proof of Residency (driver's license, Ohio ID, mail)
  5. Custody/Court papers if applicable
  6. Insurance Card
  7. Immunization Record (everyone new to Kindergarten must have their immunization record-even our Preschool students)

If you do not have some of the items above, please come to registration anyway. We can work on getting them over the summer. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 740-858-1116.

We hope to see you at registration!

PWES Staff

I would like to update our school community in regards to the students last day of school. Students last day of school will be Tuesday, May 22nd. Students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. I want to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Summer!


Mr. Jeff Stricklett,

W-N Superintendent


Mr. Jeff Stricklett, PW Superintendent, presented an Honorary Diploma to Mr. Charles Adkins recently in recognition as a Portsmouth West graduate. Mr. Adkins joined the military and left high school to serve in the Vietnam War before graduation and had never received his high school diploma. 

Mr. Adkins lives in Waverly where he serves has a church pastor. He is also working toward completing his Phd and currently works at a family medical practice. Married for 38 years, he has two sons and eight grandchildren. Mr. Adkins was born and raised on Slab Run, attending Washington-Nile schools before entering the military.

Thank for your service to country and community Mr. Charles Adkins!

The Washington-Nile Local School District invites nomination for candidates to the Portsmouth West High Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame 2018. 

This award honors alumni whose deeds and character exemplify outstanding achievement in their life's work and/or service to their communities. Please to to our district website, or contact the Board of Education for a nomination form.

Washington-Nile Board of Education

15332 US Hwy 52

West Portsmouth, Ohio  45663


Alumni Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Hall of Fame Nomination Guidelines




On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools recognized Outstanding teachers across our region. Linda Tieman, our high school vocal music director at Portsmouth West High School was recognized. The following individuals were in attendance for the recognition, left to right Dr. Renee Middleton Dean of the Patton College of Education, Jeff Stricklett Superintendent of Schools Washington-Nile Local School District, Linda Tieman Vocal Music Director Portsmouth West High School, and Paolo DeMaria Superintendent of Public Instruction the Ohio Department of Education. Mrs. Tieman was also honored to have former student, Jon Runions also being honored as an outstanding teacher. The Washington-Nile Local School District congratulates Mrs. Tieman for the well-deserved recognition.