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 2/7/19]

  • Congratulations to Mr. Rapp in being inducted into with the 2019 SE Ohio baseball coaches Hall of Fame!! He will be inducted 6/3 at Veterans Stadium before the SE Ohio District All Star game!!!

  • Emily Sissel will represent West HS during the 2019 River Days festival.

  • ACT tutoring also available on M/W ELA; TU/THU Math 3-4pm. General ACT tutoring in library 7:35 TU/THU.

  • Board meeting Wed. 2/27.

  • Softball conditioning Tuesday and Wednesday 3:30-5pm

  • Blood drive will be rescheduled TBA.

  • ACT Tests 2/20.

  • BETA Club presents at State Conference 2/14 & 2/15.



Game Makeups are as follows:

Monday 2/4 JV-V Girls Basketball vs. Waverly 6PM
Tuesday 2/5 JV-V Girls Basketball vs. Westfall 6PM
Wednesday 2/6 JV-V Boys Basketball vs. Oak Hill 6PM
Thursday 2/7 Fr. Boys Basketball vs. Wheelersburg 7PM
Friday 2/8 JV-V Boys Basketball at Wheelersburg 6PM
Saturday 2/9 JV-V Girls Basketball at Adena 12PM
Saturday 2/9 JV-V Boys Basketball at Manchester 6PM
Monday 2/11 Likely Girls Basketball Sectional at Valley TBA
Tuesday 2/12 JV-V Boys Basketball at Valley 6PM
Friday 2/15 JV-V Boys Basketball vs. Waverly 6PM
Monday 2/18 Likely Boys Basketball Sectional at Waverly TBA

 Weekly Calendar



 Girls BB Home vs Waverly 


 Girls BB Home vs Westfall



 Boys Basketball vs. Oak Hill



Girls BB @ So. Webster 

Fr. Boys Basketball vs. Wheelersburg


Boys BB @ W’Burg


 Girls Basketball at Adena 12PM
JV-V Boys Basketball at Manchester 6PM






 *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. 


Up-to-Date Information regarding all of PWHS sports can also be found by going to



2018 - 2019 ACT TEST DATES

note: PWHS will be an available testing site only for the October 27 test

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018** Aug 12, 2018 Aug 13-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 Sept 28, 2018 Sept 29-Oct 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019* Jan 11, 2019 Jan 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019



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Upcoming Important Dates   


Feb. 18 - No School (President's Day)

Mar. 08 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks

Mar. 14 - Early dismissal / Parent Teacher Conferences

Apr 19 - Easter Break

May 23 - Last Day for Students/ End of 4th Nine Weeks


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