On Tuesday, September 28th, Kayleigh Coleman became the first volleyball player in our school history to have 1,000 career assists. Kayleigh has been a varsity setter since her Freshman year, allowing her to accumulate a large amount of assists. A player is awarded an assist whenever that player sets the ball to a teammate who attacks the ball for a kill. The kill results in the team scoring one point. Congratulations Kayleigh! More coverage can be found at the Portsmouth Daily Times, our local newspaper.


From left to right: J.P Igaz, Emily Taylor, Jade Ratliff, & Terra Butcher

The Dual Enrollment Computer Applications class spent the week taking apart a computer, identifying the components and explaining the purpose of each of the computer components. They then created an eye catching display that is also very informative. Take time to check out the display case on the 2nd floor. 

Our Actors and Actresses posing as their normal.


Then we asked them to pose "normal-people" normal. 

Students learned firsthand the consequences of driving under the influence during a mock DUI crash on Thursday, April 14, staged at Portsmouth West High School, located on US HWY 52. This educational program is designed to create a realistic scene showing how alcohol- and drug-related traffic accidents can impact those involved.


This program coincides with

Reality Fair

Written By: Trenton Cole and Derrek Carver

Photos By: Kristie Copley



The reality fair, sponsored by DESCO Federal Credit Union, was primarily to show the senior students at Portsmouth West High School and students in Mr. Doug Williams’ Economics classes, what adulthood will be like. This hands-on activity for the students showed,

ALL students entering 12th grade this August (this includes students attending SCCTC) must receive a Meningococcal (meningitis prevention) immunization.  This immunization must be administered PRIOR to entry into 12th grade AND proof of such received at the high school (SCCTC staff will notify our high school of any immunization records received at SCCTC). 


Sarah Betten

School Nurse


    Complete Immunizations Requirements


  • 2/23-2/24 - Les Miserables @ PWHS 7:30 pm
  • 2/27 ACT (all juniors) – 2 hr. delay for all other students


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 *Note: Please understand the above listed athletic events are subject to change without prior notification. Announcements are updated regularly, but may not include the most recent changes and additions. Most JV basketball games start at 6 with varsity to follow at approx 7:30.  


Up-to-Date Information regarding all of PWHS sports can also be found by going to www.arbiterlive.com



Remaining 2017 | 2018 ACT TEST DATES

April 14, 2018

June 9, 2018


  • If interested in volunteering for Hospice, please see Eli Cole for details.
  • Any student interested in Credit Flex, please see Mr. Conrad. 

Upcoming Important Dates   

02/27/18 Juniors take ACT test (grades 9, 10, 12 will be on two-hour delay)
03/16/18 End of 3rd Nine Weeks
03/28/18 Waiver Day
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