2016 – 2017 Blizzard Bag Assignments

*** This article will be updated daily as assignments are created. 

Blizzard Bags will be used to allow the district to continue instruction during calamity days 6, 7 and 8. Students without access to a computer will be provided a paper copy of the lessons prior to the calamity days or when they return to school. 



Blizzard Bag Assignment

Bill Hafer

Intervention Specialist: Math, English, Science & Social Studies

For all classes: Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom.   

Barb Bazler

Biology, Advanced Biology

For all classes: Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom.    

Leah Blevins

Algebra I, Dual Enrollment Calculus


Kathy Bloomer

Spanish I, II, III & IV


Jennifer Bloomfield

Intervention Specialist: English & Mathematics


Travis Bradford

Algebra II, Dual Enrollment Statistics, Dual Enrollment Algebra & Trigonometry


Carolyn Callihan

American History, AP American History, Current Events/Economics

For all classes: Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom.  

Julie Conrad

World History, AP World History, Current Events/Economics


Andrew Ralstin

Biology, Chemistry I

For all classes: Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. 

Linda Distel

Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Senior Math, Algebra I


Ben Johnson


Blizzard Bag 1

Page 1 of 2           Page 2 of 2

Blizzard Bag 2

 Page 1 of 2            Page 2 of 2

Blizzard Bag 3

Page 1 of 2         Page 2 of 2 


Although the pdf files are upside down, they will still print out correctly.

Penny Edwards

English II, English II College Preparatory, Dual Enrollment Composition & Discourse


Ryan Ervin

Band, Music Theory


Lance Estep

Art I, II, III & IV

 Blizzard Bag assignments have been provided to students in their take home folders.

Kristie Copley

Study Habits, Library Resource, Senior Life, Digital Technology

 Senior Life Blizzard bags are located on the About page in Google Classroom.

Larry Goodwin

Physical Education, Advanced Physical Education, Health

For all classes: Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom.  

Melissa Hall

Intervention Specialist: MD Unit


Marcella Kuhn

Physical Science, Earth Science

Blizzard Bag #1:  Complete the Ch. 21 Review p. 672  #28 through #42
Blizzard Bag #2:  Complete the Ch. 22 Review p. 700  #18 through #34
Blizzard Bag #3:  Complete the Ch. 23 Review p. 734  #27 through #40
Blizzard Bag #1:  Write a half page summary on one of the Environmental Careers described on pp. R33 to R44 in Appendix I of your text.  Choose the one that interests you most.
Blizzard Bag #2:  Zero in on one of the Ecoskills that you may wish to utilize on pp. R45 to R54 in Appendix J of your text.  Write a half page critique on one of these articles.  

Blizzard Bag #3:  Read the Chapter 18 Enrichment Article on Renewable Energy pp. 455C and 455D.  Write a half page critique on one of the blue subheadings.  Back your comments up with facts. 

Brittney Crall

Engineering I, II


Mariah Ginn

Computer I, English IV, English IV College Preparatory


Lori Mohebbian

Family & Consumer Sciences, Home Economics I, II, III


Jennifer Moorhead

English I, English I College Preparatory


Kathy Ross

Intervention Specialist: Mathematics


Charley Shinkle

Algebra I, Foundations of Math, Senior Math


Alison Smalley

English III, College Preparatory English III, Advanced Placement Literature & Composition, College Preparatory English IV

For all classes: Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. 

Richard Smalley

Chemistry I, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Physics


Linda Tieman

Advanced Vocal Music/Chamber, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Dual Enrollment Piano/Music Theory, Chorus, Music Appreciation


Julie Wilkinson

Computer I, AP Computer Science Principles, Dual Enrollment Advanced Computers, Digital Technology


Todd Gilliland

Government, Advanced Placement Government, Current Events/Economics




Library Workers  

Layla McGinnis, Julia Evertsy, Eli Cole, McKenzie Newlan, and Ali Boyd.

Office Workers 

Evan Lamblin, _______________ , Audrey Statton, Ally McNeil, Caitlin Russell, Hannah Dixon, Destiny Layne, and L.T. Maynard.


Digital technology



                            The 2016 Digital Tech Class works on  the high school website and the digital newspaper daily.                                                      

Digital Technology members:

(Back row; left to right) Alanah Bashaw, Brandon Moore, Madison Williams, Blaine Weaver, MaKayla Cooper, Levi Gleim, and Bryan McCoy

(Front Row; Left to right) Emily Hatfield, Jacob Maple, Madison Cochran, Dalton Myers, Abigail Riley, and Madison Shepherd


Digital Technology Teachers: Mrs. Wilkinson and Mrs. Copley     







Mr. Eric Nichols, Special Education Director and Mr. Jeff Stricklett, Superintendent, among other administrators, address the faculty and staff of Washington-Nile Local School District on opening day before the students arrive tomorrow, August 24th.  Discussions included new hires and staff changes, exciting new policies and a positive outlook to a new school year. We can't wait to see our students!

Courtney Adams, Addison Adkins, George Adkins, Hayley Ayers, Wesley Bailey, Adam Baker, Tiffany Ball, Dennis Bays, Jody Berry, John Berry, Christian Blankenship, Emma Blevins, Jeremy Blount, Nathaniel Bragdon, Jeri Dawn Bressler, Mason Bridwell, Kelsie Callihan, Chance Caruso, Christopher Chambers, Terry Coe, Drake Conrad, Brooklyn Cooper, James Copas, Brenton Crabtree, Shannon Ray Crisp, Jr., Sierra Culver, Jilliyn Cunningham.

Molly Daniel, Joshua Davis, Lexi Dials, Madisyn Dillow, Madison Dryden, Gabrielle Dunn, Anna  Durant, Jabez Durham, Aaron Dyer, Morgan Essman, Brandon Evans, Seth Ewing, Jacob Farris, Mark Ferguson, Cody Finley, Dakota Fisher, Stephanie Fitzgerald, Samantha Foster, Nicholas Frasure, Bricen Frye, Jamie Fuller, Jacob Guerrero, Miranda Guilkey, Emily Hannah, Jordan Hileman, Brian Holsinger, Joey Holsinger, Nathanial Hoover, Keeli Hopkins, Drew Howard, Tyler Howard, Erika Howell, Austin Hurley.

Baylee Jenkins, Shelby Jordan, Austin Kammer, Samuel Kegley, Karli Kozee, Nathan Kraft, Landon Lozier, Tyler Maple, Madison Marasek, Charles Matney, Sandra Matthews, Hannah Mayberry, Kyle McKenzie, Madison McLaughlin, Brandon Meadows, Hannah Miller, Grace Moore, Jacklynn Murphy, Braedon Oliver, Austin Opperman, Brice Osborne, Kassidy Parr, Dylan Perry, Casandra Pickard, Haleigh Pollard.

Macayla Reeder, Braden Reynolds, Hannah Richards, Makenna Rister, Dreama Ruggles, Adrienne Sadler, Deanna Shepherd, Maddison Walk, Zachariah Smith, Steven Stanley, Brittany Stapleton, Chelsea Stapleton, Albert Swords, Jr., Christopher Swords, Job Swords, Alysa Vulgamore, Sara Ward, Bethany White, Andy Zapf, Kenzie Zaph.


Congratulations Portsmouth West 2016 Graduates! 


Ms. Bloomer’s Spanish III class were instructed to design and create their own piñatas. The piñatas represents the seven points symbolizing the deadly seven sins; envy, sloth, gluttony, greed, lust, anger/wrath, and pride. The seven points also symbolize the sins that came from breaking the ten commandments. The students are making and designing their piñatas, as well as filling them with their candy of choice. Then they will break the piñatas with a stick. The stick represents and symbolizes love.


Ojo de Dios

Ms. Bloomer’s Spanish II classes designed and created Ojo de Dios or “God’s eye”. The Ojo de Dios uses a diamond-shaped weaving and looks like the eye of God. As a gift, it symbolizes good wishes from one person to another. The God’s Eye originated in Peru about 300 B.C. Indians of Mexico’s Sierra Madre region are likely to use these on a daily basis. The students used Popsicle sticks, placed horizontally and vertically, and glued them together, then wove the sticks with yarn and added beads. The finished products are decorating the Spanish classroom and other classes will be voting on which design they feel is best based on given criteria. 


Article and Photos by Madison Shepherd and Bryce Cassidy

Jenny Richards, Naturalist, spent the day with PWHS Biology students on a hike to the lower parts of Raven Rock and the Ohio River.  We discussed many plants, wildlife, and habitats during the adventure.  Some students even touched a brown snake!

Photos by Seth Miller and Ethan Brown

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