The Portsmouth West High School Musical Theatre Department presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying May 12, 13, & 14 at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. Tickets are on sale now at the McKinley Box Office by calling 740-351-3600 or at

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man" and "The Company Way."

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. 

This hilarious comedy is one that will have you smiling and singing along from start to finish.

Click Here to see a preview PWHS presentation of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

[UPDATE:  When this article was originally published, the starting time was incorrectly listed as 6:00pm.  Riverside will be starting at 7:00pm.]

You may recognize a few of the members of the band Riverside. They are Adam Lucas, Austin Scott, Will Bentley, Uriah VanDyke, Noah Lovins, and Seth Shepherd. All are members of Mrs. Linda Tieman's Chorus class at Portsmouth West High School and three members are part of The Sensational Senators marching band. 

We are excited to announce, the Lauren Alaina promotional group has officially approved our very own, Riverside, as the opening act to the award winning Lauren Alaina concert! The performances take place on Saturday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the PWHS gym. Tickets are just $20.00 and parking is FREE. With the addition of the opening act, tickets will sell out fast.

Purchase yours now at the High School front office or online here.


Info by: Becky Lovins and 451photos

2017 Portsmouth West Tennis

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1 Singles- Leo Steins

2 Singles- Blaine Weaver

3 Singles- Kane Lewis


1 Doubles- Joel Durant and Chris Dials

2 Doubles- Molly Taylor and Kimberly Tieman


JV- Nick Dillow, Mckenzie Newlan, Eli Cole


Coach- Mrs.Carolyn Callihan



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3/28- @ Clay

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4/3- @ Wheelersburg

4/10- Waverly

4/11- @ Minford

4/17- @ Notre Dame

4/18- Burg

4/20- New Boston

4/24- @ Valley
4/25- @ Waverly 

4/27- Valley

By: Blaine Weaver


Portsmouth West High School recently partnered with Washington and Nile Township fire houses, the State Highway Patrol and the Scioto County Sheriff department to demonstrate what could happen, not only on Prom night, but also any other night. What was displayed to Juniors and Seniors attending Prom was a two car wreck which resulted from bad choices from one driver.

Principal Mr.Bazler talking to students about making good choices and being safe on Prom night.



The boys in black and grey arrive at the scene.


A team of Firemen use the Jaws of Life to cut the top of the car off to save the survivors.


Students TJ Hoggard and Dalton Pertuset look upon the crash.


Article By: Dalton Meyers and Jacob Maple

Junior Madison Compton won the hashtag contest recently held by Washington-Nile's Tech Team. Compton, who wins a t-shirt and will be featured on our social media pages, was the first student to submit #WeAreWest, the winning hashtag chosen by middle and high school students. All staff, parents, and students are encouraged to use #WeAreWest when posting any of the outstanding events and happenings in the Washington-Nile School District.


Watch our video announcement!

Come join the fun at West After Prom at Shawnee State University Gymnasium from 12 AM to 3 AM. 

$10.00 and a free T-shirt if you pay prior to event. $10.00 at the door with no t-shirt. Tickets and t-shirt orders will be taken in the cafeteria during lunch. 

Food! Games! Prizes! Cash Awards! 





The Washington-Nile Local Schools are having a Designer Purse Bingo event to raise money for the UCAN Legacy Scholarship Fund. An opportunity for men, women and children to have exciting fun while also contributing to furthering the education of our youth.


The Purse Bingo will be held at Portsmouth West High School cafetorium on Thursday, May 4, at 6:00 p.m. to participate and have a wonderful time. Along with Bingo there will be door prizes, raffle drawings, vendors and concessions.


Purchase your ticket prior to the event for $20.00 ($25.00 at the door). Your ticket gives you 15 Bingo Cards and one entry into the main raffle drawing. Extra Bingo Cards are also available for purchase. Please contact the High School to purchase your ticket today!


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