Girls Basketball 2016-2017


The PWHS girls basketball team has a new coach this year, Jason Claytor. The girls have done sufficient this year with 4 wins and 6 losses while in the middle of the season. The girls are adjusting with Claytor due to new coaches every year, coming out with the most wins in mid season over the years. The girls listed below have the top scorers, (Information from Makayla White, Madison Compton, and Jordyn Swords. The next upcoming games are 1/23 @ home and 1/28 @ Fairland. Good luck to the girls on the rest of their season. Go West!


Article by: Emily Hatfield and Madison Shepherd


Mrs. Alison Smalley, English teacher, and Mrs. Carolyn Callihan, U. S. History teacher, participated in two days of instruction on the American West at the Gallia-Vinton County ESC on the grounds of the University of Rio Grande.  Renowned historian Dr. Elliot West, featured presentor, signed copies of his book for the participants. The teachers sharpened their skills of the American West and will be bringing that knowledge back to their classrooms. As a follow up to the presentation, the teachers will travel to the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico as a field study trip in June. 

Shown L-R. Dr. Denise Shockley, director of Gallia-Vinton County ESC, Mrs. Smalley, Renowned historian Dr. Elliot West, and Mrs. Callihan

Are you looking for fun and vigorous ways to increase your learning experience in high school. Do you plan on going to College? If you answered yes to either question, then you should take AP (Advanced Placement) classes. To explore more information about AP, including What it Takes, The AP Experience, The Rewards, AP & Your Future, How to Enroll and for more information specifically For Parents, visit the College Board website. Also, see your guidance office for useful information about AP courses.

Article by: Dalton Meyers

Football on 50 Yard Line on an Empty Field

Congratulations to members of our Football team that have achieved the following accomplishments. Also, we are thankful to Coach Johnson and his staff for their dedication to the students involved in this program. 


1st Team SOC

Josh Berry

Dalton Billetter

Wesley Robinson

2nd Team SOC

Gabe Skaggs

Derrek Carver

Southeast All-District

1st Team

Dalton Billetter

Special Mention

Josh Berry

Wesley Robinson


Special Mention

Dalton Billetter


PWHS Mannequin Challenge

By. MaKayla Cooper

Students from Mrs.Wilkinson’s and Mrs. Copley's Digital Technology class recently set up to film the Mannequin Challenge during a basketball pep rally. All of the high school students participated. This video turned out nicely, and everyone cooperated very well with the digital technology students while filming. The video was a success. Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties with uploading the video as it contained errors. We will need to have a second take, so, get your Mannequin Pose ready. Date and time to be determined. The Digital Technology class would like to thank all of the students who participated.

Students posing for video.


Article and photos by Madison Shepherd

On December 2, the annual Mistletoe Ball was held and students were invited to attend the ball. Students dressed semi-formal with music and dancing. The students had to pay $5 admission and proceeds helped fund the Choral Department. Levi Gleim, sophomore, attended the Ball and expressed his experience as enjoyable stating "I had lots of fun and really enjoyed dancing and hanging out with friends." 


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