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.


The PRIMA and SMOW chorus groups had the opportunity to perform the National Anthem at the Cleveland Cavaliers Game November 25. Fifty students took the floor at Quicken Arena and showed our nations' colors while singing. Many of our community supporters also attended the game to support our students. Let us congratulate PRIMA and SMOW for putting on a great performance and thanks to Mrs. Tieman for making it all possible. 

SCCTC Hands-on-Day

By. MaKayla Cooper



The Sophomore class recently took a trip to SCCTC, while they were there they were able to pick two programs and experience what each program does. This was a great experience for our sophomore class as they start to think about their future. For any information about SCCTC contact the PWHS guidance office or visit the SCCTC website



Congratulations Ladies!!

By: Madison Williams 



Portsmouth West High School's Thespian Troupe members held a food drive in October and collected over 800 items for our Westmart. A group of members are pictured below. All members include Gracie Evans, Caitlin Russell, William Lewis, Layla McGinnis, Austin Scott, Uriah VanDyke, Kayleigh Holland, Alec Arnett, Evan Lamblin, Addison Guilliams, Austin Scott, Noah Lovins, Will Bentley, Seth Shepherd, Uriah VanDyke Dalton Pertuset, Hannah Dixon, Adam Lucas, Kayleigh Coleman and Fern Musick. We appreciate their efforts!



Portsmouth West HS Beta Club will be having the fall induction on November 30 at 5:30.

Article By: Madison Cochran

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