Due to safety concerns regarding the upcoming Solar Eclipse, all Washington-Nile Local Schools will be CLOSED for Monday, August 21st.  Normal classes will resume Tuesday, August 22nd.

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be held on Thursday, May 25th and Friday May 26th. If your child will be 5 on September 30, 2017 they are eligible for Kindergarten. Registration packets are available now at the Elementary building. Please come in or call 740-858-1116 for a registration packet. Registration will go much quicker if you complete the papers and return them as soon as possible. You can drop them off at the main office at the elementary and we will have them ready for you at sign-in on registration day. 

The packet also contains a "Student Health Examination Form" which can be used by your child's doctor for the Kindergarten physical. FYI: We will need a completed 2017 physical form, signed by your doctor, before your child can begin Kindergarten. However, you can register them on registration days. 

Registration Dates: Thursday, May 25th, 12 - 6 p.m: Friday, May 26th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Please bring the items listed below with you to registration. Personnel will be available to make copies for you.

*Birth Certificate (a registered copy - not the hospital certificate)

*Child's Social Security Card

*Your identification

*Proof of Residency (driver's license, Ohio ID, mail)

*Custody/Court papers in applicable

*Insurance card

*Immunization Record (everyone new to Kindergarten must have their 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.

Friday, March 31st, is Autism Awareness Day. Support PW students and WEAR BLUE on Friday!


The American Heart Association's 'Jump Rope for Heart' event kicked off last Tuesday at the elementary. This is the fifth year for the ACA fundraiser at the elementary. Students that participate with a $1 donation will be invited to the Jump Rope day in the gym on February 24th, the last day of the event.

Students that raise a minimum of $10 using the online ACA Jump Rope for Heart webpage will receive one free ticket to a Cincinnati Reds Game. Portsmouth West Elementary Jump Rope for Heart Webpage visit our JRFH page to donate today!



Congratulations to Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Belcher in being chosen Real Estate Gallery & pulseFM 98.3 Teacher of the Month! Each month the Real Estate Gallery & pulseFM accept nominations submitted by individuals throughout the local communities. Ms. Belcher was chosen as a result of multiple nominations explaining why she should be chosen for the honor.

Kudos to Ms. Lisa Belcher, Teacher of the Month! Thank you for your continued dedication in providing an awesome learning environment and experience!


Fourth grade students are invited to attend Tim Horton's Camp Kentahten located in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Free to all children, Camp Kentahten is a program created by the Tim Horton's Children Foundation and is sponsored by the Foundation's corporate and individual donors. Mr. Tim Sublet, owner of Tim Horton's Portsmouth, sponsors West students making the awesome experience available to all that wish to attend. 


The Foundation's mission is "dedicated to fostering within our children the quest for a brighter future". The various activities campers participate in during their stay are "designed to help young people become responsible, caring and motivated individuals." Camp objectives in aiding campers towards becoming well-rounded people include: making positive decisions and taking responsibility for actions; showing respect for themselves, others and the environment; contributing to their families, schools, and communities; building healthy relationships and demonstrating empathy; trying new things, taking on challenges and bouncing back from adversity; being confident in their ability to shape their own future. 


Click on the grade level below to download 2017 Blizzard Bags.

   Kindergarten 2017 Blizzard Bags

    1st Grade 2017 Blizzard Bags

   2nd Grade 2017 Blizzard Bags

  3rd Grade 2017 Blizzard Bags

    4th Grade 2017 Blizzard Bags


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