Student working on computer

According to Computer Science Education Week is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. In the picture is Dalton Meyers working on a website called®.® is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding computer science education. When asked what he learned, Dalton responded "it was challenging but was very interesting. I learned to code lines, to draw pictures using JavaScript and get an object to a certain checkpoint."

Photo and article by Brandon Moore.

Anatomy and Physiology students at the field trip.


The PWHS Anatomy and Physiology students experienced first-hand the Bodies Revealed exhibit at the Bossard Memorial Library in Gallipolis, Ohio. Bodies Revealed celebrates the human body and its inter-related systems and functions.  Students observed polymer preservation of human specimens and individual human organs to get a closer look at the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, and circulatory systems unveiling the mysteries of the human anatomy. The traveling exhibit is free to the public through December 30th. Madison Shepherd, Junior, gave her thoughts of the field trip by stating "It was a very different experience, not something I am used to seeing, but i enjoyed being there with friends and studying the different functions of the body. I really recommend."

Article by: Emily Hatfield

Photo by: Barb Bazler

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).


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