PWHS Presents: Lauren Alaina in Concert May 20

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Lauren Alaina

In Concert

Portsmouth West High School

May 20, 2017

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$20.00 for general admission.

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:

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

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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Student working on computer

According to csedweek.org 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 Code.org®. Code.org® 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

 

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