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,


last updated 5/16/18

  • Please turn in all library books to Mrs. Copley

  • There will be a Beta meeting at the start of lunch on Thursday. Any member interested in an officer position, please see Mrs. Smalley before the meeting.

  • OMUN will meet in Mrs. Smalley’s room at the start of lunch on Friday.


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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



Remaining 2017 | 2018 ACT TEST DATES

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   

5/16 8th grade registration
5/16 Spring Concert – 7:00
5/17 Thespian Induction (6:00 pm)
5/17 Student Finals
5/18 Student Finals
5/18 Graduation Practice
5/22 Students' last day
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