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

Elementary 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking Ohio State Assessments beginning Monday, April 3 through Tuesday, May 9th. Third grade students will be assessed in Reading and Math, while our Fourth grade students will be assessed in Reading, Math, and Social Studies. All 3rd and 4th grade students across the state are required to take these assessments.

Students should arrive on time (8:50 am) the day of their assessments. Students will not be permitted into the classroom after 8:50 am.

Thank you for your support with this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Elementary at 740-858-1116.

Mr. William Platzer, PWES Principal

Please encourage your student to do their best!!! Thank you

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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. 


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We would like to invite all PWE students and families to join us for our West Rocks Literacy & Math night. We have an evening full of fun, educational activities planned to assist our students and families in reaching their goals for success in reading and math. Please join us for this awesome event.

DATE: January 25, 2017

TIME: 5:30 - 7:OO pm

Food will be served from 5:30 - 6:00 pm.

Student led learning sessions will be held 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

All are welcome!



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