Mrs. Alison Smalley, English teacher, and Mrs. Carolyn Callihan, U. S. History teacher, participated in two days of instruction on the American West at the Gallia-Vinton County ESC on the grounds of the University of Rio Grande.  Renowned historian Dr. Elliot West, featured presentor, signed copies of his book for the participants. The teachers sharpened their skills of the American West and will be bringing that knowledge back to their classrooms. As a follow up to the presentation, the teachers will travel to the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico as a field study trip in June. 

Shown L-R. Dr. Denise Shockley, director of Gallia-Vinton County ESC, Mrs. Smalley, Renowned historian Dr. Elliot West, and Mrs. Callihan

Are you looking for fun and vigorous ways to increase your learning experience in high school. Do you plan on going to College? If you answered yes to either question, then you should take AP (Advanced Placement) classes. To explore more information about AP, including What it Takes, The AP Experience, The Rewards, AP & Your Future, How to Enroll and for more information specifically For Parents, visit the College Board website. Also, see your guidance office for useful information about AP courses.

Article by: Dalton Meyers

Football on 50 Yard Line on an Empty Field

Congratulations to members of our Football team that have achieved the following accomplishments. Also, we are thankful to Coach Johnson and his staff for their dedication to the students involved in this program. 


1st Team SOC

Josh Berry

Dalton Billetter

Wesley Robinson

2nd Team SOC

Gabe Skaggs

Derrek Carver

Southeast All-District

1st Team

Dalton Billetter

Special Mention

Josh Berry

Wesley Robinson


Special Mention

Dalton Billetter


PWHS Mannequin Challenge

By. MaKayla Cooper

Students from Mrs.Wilkinson’s and Mrs. Copley's Digital Technology class recently set up to film the Mannequin Challenge during a basketball pep rally. All of the high school students participated. This video turned out nicely, and everyone cooperated very well with the digital technology students while filming. The video was a success. Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties with uploading the video as it contained errors. We will need to have a second take, so, get your Mannequin Pose ready. Date and time to be determined. The Digital Technology class would like to thank all of the students who participated.

Students posing for video.


Article and photos by Madison Shepherd

On December 2, the annual Mistletoe Ball was held and students were invited to attend the ball. Students dressed semi-formal with music and dancing. The students had to pay $5 admission and proceeds helped fund the Choral Department. Levi Gleim, sophomore, attended the Ball and expressed his experience as enjoyable stating "I had lots of fun and really enjoyed dancing and hanging out with friends." 


operation christmas child

In a recent project titled Operation Christmas Child, Spanish teacher, Ms. Bloomer, allowed students to bring in supplies and small toys that are most needed in third world countries. With this project, Samaritan's Purse allows for students in need to get a Christmas that they particularly wouldn´t receive.  Students chose between sending a box to a boy or a girl and chose between three age groups such as 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14.  Ms. Bloomers’ student Madison Cochran put together two boxes full of necessities for a girl aged 10-14 and it was mailed to a country in need. It was exciting to find out that someone in need got a little something to help them out this Christmas. And it was even better when I found out what country it was sent to. On January 3, Madison found out that her boxes were both sent to Colombia. To find out more about Samaritan's Purse or Operation Christmas Child go to the following websites:

The Beta induction was held on November 30th. New members were pledged into the club by the current officers. They received a certificate and pin and the charge of carrying their light throughout their school years. Students and families celebrated the academic success. 

When asked about how she felt being inducted into Beta club in a recent interview, one of the new members, Abby Riley, said "I felt smart and accomplished when I finally got inducted and I felt excited." She also said she felt like her work, in and out of the class, was the reason she was invited to be in Beta.

Article by: Blaine Weaver 

Photos by: Mrs. Smalley

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