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

Beta Club sponsors blood drive, collecting 35 liters which could potentially save up to 104 lives.

Service Learning was introduced to education curriculum in the late 1990s. An integral part of today’s education, Service Learning courses and service oriented organizations assist youth in learning they can make positive changes in themselves, and in their school, community, and society.

Elementary students are first introduced to activities designed to build a foundation for learning to be responsible : Kindness, respect, compassion, fairness, honesty and responsibility are concepts and character ideals introduced and practiced.

Students in middle school focus towards improving the community.  Organizational and leadership skills are reinforced through teamwork as they develop, organize, and perform a variety of community services.

A focus on learning to solve societal problems propels high school students towards innovative thinking. Asking them to apply classroom lessons to real-world problems and issues, and then seek what is the root of the issue or problem, how they can effect a positive change.

Each and every day it is possible to find an example of West students and staff exhibiting the ideals and character required to be positive, active citizens within the school and local community.

Fourth grade students hold "Reindeer Games" and raised money for Vaughn Salisbury.


Mr. Billie Jewett waited 70 years before receiving his diploma from what was then Washington Township High School. Mr. Jewett joined the United States Marine Corp and went off to fight in World War II before his graduation, never getting the opportunity to get his diploma. This past September Mr. Stricklett presented Mr. Jewett with the long-awaited honor. Thank you Mr.Billie Jewett for your service and dedication to our country and our community! 

WestMart - Now Open

 Portsmouth West Schools is excited to announce the opening of our new one-stop-shop for all PW students grades Pre-K thru 12!

WestMart’s mission is to provide PW students the opportunity to visit WestMart where they will be able to choose from a variety of items including: clothing, nonperishable foods, school supplies, coats, shoes, toiletries, and prom attire & accessories. ALL FREE OF CHARGE!

WestMart is located in the elementary building in room 2302 in the 5th grade hallway. This will allow students from the middle and high schools the chance to shop in privacy.

READ MORE to find out how you can be part of this awesome service to all PW students.


Alumni from the Class of 1966 were recognized during the high school football game September 9th.

As a high school athlete Bud was a three year starter in varsity basketball. He was chosen as a SOC All-Star and Scioto County League All Star in both his junior and senior years. He was the second leading scorer in the area his senior year, averaging 23 points per game.

In baseball, he started and caught every game during his four year varsity career. He helped lead West to both the SOC and Scioto County League championships his senior year.

Bud returned to West in 1968 as a teacher and coach. He coached junior high and freshman football, varsity basketball, varsity baseball, and varsity golf.  He coached from 1968 until 1979. Bud is the only coach in the history of Washington-Nile Local School District to win SOC Championships in three different sports: Basketball 1973, Baseball 1977, and Gold 1974-75.  The 1973 Basketball Team was also Scioto County League Champions. His team won several Sectional tournaments. Bud was named SOC Coach of the Year in 1973.

Bud became assistant principal at West in 1979 and was named principal a year and a half later. During his years at West he was elected to the Ohio High School Athletic Association Southeast District Board. He also served on the Ohio State Athletic Association State Board of Control. Also during this time he was co-founder (along with Earl Thomas Conley) of the Earl Thomas Conley Scholarship.

Bud left West in 1993 to become superintendent at Union Scioto Local School District in Ross County. He accepted a superintendent’s position at Eastern Local in Pike County from which he retired in 1999.

In 1997 Bus was named outstanding administrator in the Southeast District by the Ohio School Board Association.


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! 

   Earn Some Green By Going Green For Portsmouth West Schools