All West Students get Free admittance to High School basketball games for the remainder of the season.


January is Board Appreciation Month.  The Washington-Nile Local School District would like to thank our school board for their service.  Board members spend many hours working to help make our district a better place for students, parents, and staff.  Thank you for your service and time given towards our district.  The following individuals make up the Washington-Nile Board of Education:

Tom Berry- Vice President

Alex Bloomfield

Leichia Davis

Ed Hileman

Jane Kouns-  President


 Superintendent Jeff Stricklett & V.P. Tom Berry                      Superintendent Jeff Stricklett & Alex Bloomfield


Superintendent Jeff Stricklett & Leichia Davis                          Superintendent Jeff Stricklett & Ed Hileman

Superintendent Jeff Stricklett & President Jane Kouns

*If you are interested in coaching and/or volunteering, you will need to discuss that at in-person registration or contact Chad Sayre or Chad Lore.

**Baseball and softball will have mandatory Coaches' meeting and clinic on February 24th.

          February 24th > 10:00-12:00--baseball coaches at Portsmouth West High School gymnasium.

          February 24th > 12:00-2:00--softball coaches at Portsmouth West High School gymnasium.

***Softball camp with little league, jr. high and high school coaches working the camp. 

         Ages: 6-up

         When: February 17th at Portsmouth West High School Gymnasium

        Time: 10:00-12:00 noon.

No cost to the player. Please wear appropriate attire. You will need, glove, helmet, and a bat.



Thursday, January 18th is our first Blizzard Bag snow day. Blizzard bags are available on the high school, middle school, and elementary web pages. 

Blizzard bag assignments need to be completed and turned in no later than 2 weeks after assigned.


This past fall PWMS was honored to received the State Of Ohio Department of Education Momentum Award. The award recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A's on all value-added measures on the report card. The school or district must have at least two Value-added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20% in achievement, and students with disabilities.

Congratulations Portsmouth West Middle School administration, staff, and students on a job well done!

First grade teacher, Madison Rapp, was among the top 100 RESA scores in the state of Ohio in June of 2017. RESA, the Ohio Resident Educator Summative Assessment, is part of the four year Resident Educator Program and is taken in the 3rd year of the program. Assisting beginning teachers with mentoring and professional development as a start to their education careers, assisting educators to more effective practices and excellence in learning.

“After completing the Resident Educator Program for 3 years, I was anxious to receive my RESA scores. I worked on the RESA with my students from October to February. After putting in so many long hours working the RESA, I was just hoping to receive passing scores. When I was notified about scoring in the top 100, I was surprised. I felt proud that all of the hard work I put into the past three years had paid off, and relieved to be finished with the Resident Educator Program,” Ms. Rapp said.

Congratulations Miss Rapp!


Our Key Club will be collecting donations for Homeless Veteran’s living in the Columbus area. All items collected from January 15th – February 28th will be given to Volunteers of America (Greater Ohio).  This is a non-profit organization that not only supplies homeless Veteran’s with these supplies but then helps prepare them for interviews and find jobs.  This video inspired us to reach out and help those who have fought for our country.

Volunteers of American Greater Ohio

Boxes to place donations can be found in the office at each of the three buildings. 

Thank you for your support!