Dear Portsmouth West  Senators:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am honored to have been selected as your Superintendent of Washington-Nile Local School District. We will continue to provide an exceptional experience for students. Our district has an outstanding dedicated faculty, a superior student body, and a supportive school community that values educational excellence. Our top priority is to ensure that every child is ultimately College Prepared and Workforce and Career Ready We take great pride in our achievements and are passionate about the opportunities provided to all students. I am excited to lead this district and look forward to building strong relationships with our staff, students, families, and community members.

This has been an extremely busy summer for our district. We are making many necessary improvements to our facilities (It is hard to believe that the elementary and high school buildings are 20 years old). We are completing the installation of a new heating/air system in each building, we now have solar panels providing energy for our schools. We certainly look forward to financial savings was well as having environmentally friendly buildings. Additionally, ground has been broken for a new athletic building that will provide our student-athletes a place to practice and train. We have many additions to our curriculum to better challenge our students and prepare them for the future. Positive Intervention and Behavior Support initiatives will help motivate students and teach them how to make positive decisions in their lives. Most importantly, we have made several revisions to our safety procedures and upgrades to our equipment.

Thank you for your continued support of our students and faculty. At Washington-Nile Local School District we truly believe that each child is special and we are committed to the success of every child, every day.


Anthony Bazler, Superintendent

Washington-Nile Local School District

All Elementary and Middle School students will receive FREE Breakfast and Lunches for the 2018-2019 school year. 




You are cordially invited to visit WestMart located at PW Elementary during 'Meet the Teacher Night' 2018-2019. 

WestMart will be open for 'Meet the Teacher Night' from 6 pm - 7 pm, Monday August 20th. in the elementary building. 

Clothing, shoes, school supplies, toiletries, available for free to all district students.



*All students grades K-12 must have the required immunizations before they will be permitted to attend school.

*Complete and up-to-date immunization records must be on-file for each student.

*Grades 7 thru 9 must have the MCV4, Meningococcal Vaccine. May also apply to some grade 12 students.

*New Medication Dispensation Forms and any other required documents concerning the healthcare of your child must be filled out at the beginning of each school year.


2018-2019 Immunization Requirement Guide

Sarah Betten

School Nurse

740 858-3867

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