Helping Homeless Vets

By. MaKayla Cooper


On December 15 the PWHS Key Club set up an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" contest to help homeless veterans for the holidays. The cost was $1 to participate and 100% of proceeds go to homeless Veterans. There was a winner chosen from each grade, each winner with the best Christmas sweater won a iTunes gift card provided by the school. We’d like to thank the Key Club for their generous act of kindness during the holidays.

Winners of the Contest

Freshman - Tori Pennington

Sophomore - Levi Gleim

Junior- Taylor Coleman

Senior- Kayleigh Coleman


OMUN Students

                       Alec Arnett, Seth Shepherd, Dalton Pertuset, and Madison Compton.

West Juniors traveled to Columbus November 27-29 to experience Ohio Mock United Nations. Dalton Pertuset was named Outstanding Delegate. 

By: Madison Williams

Mrs. Mohebbian's Global Foods, Personal Wellness and FCCLA students baked dozens of cookies to present to the visitors of the Scioto County Homeless Shelter in hopes to brighten their spirits this holiday season. 

Photo by Katelyn Martin

Article by Mrs. Mohebbian

The Portsmouth West High School Cafetorium Staff Members made a Christmas dinner for their students. The Dinner consisted of Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, and for dessert was white icing cake. 


Article By: Alanah Bashaw

Students in Mrs.Bazler's Anatomy and Physiology classes made bones from paper and tape and tested to see how many books it would take to break the bones. The students went through many stations to learn about the skeletal system. The students had hands on learning about height, strength, diseases, fractures, and many other areas related to bones. 


Article by: Dalton Meyers

Pictures by: Mrs.Bazler

Shown in the pictures: Madison Compton (left), Mrs.Bazler (middle), and Emily Middleton (right).


The PWHS Advanced Choir members participated in an instructional session about African Dance. Sponsored by our local PAAC. 

Article by Bryan McCoy. Video screenshot courtesy of PAAC's Facebook page.

The AP Literature students attended the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Portsmouth Area Arts Center. Each year, the company delivers a different understanding of the Bard's classic comedy. In this years performance, rap music was included throughout the performance, highlighting Shakespeare's iambic pentameter which according to google means a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable. Terra Butcher, Senior, expressed that the concepts learned in class were reinforced with the observation of the performance. 

AP Literature students

 In attendance were TJ Hoggard, Caitlyn Russell, Audrey Stratton, Gracie Evans and Terra Butcher. 

Article and Photo by AP Lit teacher Mrs. Smalley and posted by Levi Gleim.


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