Do you recycle cardboard, newspapers & magazines, aluminum & tin cans, old appliances, auto parts, sheet metal and more? Take your recyclable materials to Livingston & Co., Inc. Donate your earnings to either the district, building, or classroom. What a great way to Go Green for Portsmouth West!
Ray Blevins, trainer for the State Support Team, Region 15, speaks to teachers and administrators about ways his Team supports school districts with early childhood learning, school improvement plans and special education concerns. For more information about the State Support Team, visit the website at www.sst15.org
Can you find your teacher (or your child's teacher) in the pictures below?
I want to welcome everyone back for the 2016-2017 school year. Our staff has worked very hard preparing for a great start. We work daily to be a productive school district our community can be proud of. We focus on doing what is best for our students and work to prepare them for success. It takes all of us working together to reach our goals and expectations for a productive school year.
Mr. Jeff Stricklett
Washington-Nile Local School District
IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION CHANGES 7TH AND 12TH GRADE STUDENTS
Students entering 7th grade and students entering 12th grade for the 2016-17 school year must receive additional immunization(s) PRIOR to the beginning of the school year in August 2016. Seventh grade students must receive a booster immunization of Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) AND a Meningococcal (meningitis prevention) immunization. Twelfth grade students must receive the Meningococcal immunization.
This includes students attending SCCTC. Proof of such must be received at the middle or high school prior to the start of school in August.
Diane Baringer, RN, BSN
Several Elementary students were treated to a new pair of tennis shoes in February. Life Point Church of Portsmouth provided new shoes to about sixty students as part of their school outreach program. The program was conceived to provide help with Portsmouth City Schools originally, however church members raised so much money they have been able to reach out to other schools in the county. Scioto Shoe Mart works with Life Point in sizing and getting the shoes to the students. Two weeks before students received their shoes, Scioto Shoe Mart came and measured all the children's feet to assure proper sizing. On February 8th about fifteen Life Point members brought new shoes to give the children. Scioto Shoe Mart also provided two pairs of socks for each child.
Portsmouth West Elementary would like give a big Thank You to Life Point Church and Scioto Shoe Mart for their kindness. Your generosity brought much joy and excitement to students and staff alike. Thank You!
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Mr. Kevin Downey's third grade Social Studies classes recently worked with 'The Broken Need a Healing' in distributing toiletry supply bags to those in our community experiencing homelessness or are in need.
"The kids made forty kits of toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and toothbrushes to give to those in need within our community. The Community Service Project came out of both of my Social Studies classes as we discussed and brainstormed what we could do to help those less fortunate than ourselves. That's when the idea of making ziploc baggie kits came about. We started collecting the items for approximately one month before we started making the kits. Items were donated by families and local businesses helped with toothpaste and toothbrush donations. Each class took one afternoon to make forty kits and then they were boxed up and sent to a representative of The Broken Need a Healing organization, a non-profit that helps the under-served in Scioto County."
"We have such giving kids in our community and I'm so proud of them! I would like to thank their parents, too. Teamwork made it all possible. Our plan is to continue to make the kits until the end of the school year or until we run out of items."
Thank you Mr. Downey and students, leaders in our school and our community.
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Steven's Power Pack Club distributes nutritional food packs each Friday to elementary age students at PWES and other school districts across Scioto County. The club is part of the Steven A Hunter Hope Fund, established in 2006 in memory of Steven A Hunter. The mission of the Hope Fund is to "improve the lives of economically disadvantaged children in Scioto and surrounding counties by supplying basic needs and opportunities and fostering hope for their future. Our primary focus is childhood hunger and it is addressed through Steven's Power Pack Program, providing food for the weekend for elementary aged school children with financial needs."
Fourth grade students at PWES assist every Friday in calling about sixty elementary students to the Power Pack room and load the packs into each one's backpack along with wishes for a great day.
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