The Senators football team collected over 1,000 food and clothing items for our very own "Westmart" this year.  These donations will be used to make Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for a few needy families in our school district.  We (Westmart)  just want to thank Coach Ben Johnson his staff and the West Football Team for all their fine efforts and donations for those in need. 

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Article by Brandon Moore

Students in Mr. Ralstin’s biology class were given a project, where they were to demonstrate a cell membrane. Where Molly Taylor represented the transport protein which was carrying the energy to the proteins. Thats why when she reached the end everyone was very active, representing proteins by being hypertonic.

Biology students demonstrate how protein is converted into energy.

The Sensational Senators had their state competition at Dayton Welcome Stadium Sunday, Nov. 6. Although they did compete at the state level in 2015, this year they earned a Superior rating for their performance of Through Brass Goggles. Their last Superior rating was at the World Show in 2013. They celebrated afterwards at Steak ‘n Shake. We are so proud of our Sensational Senators!

Band marching on to the field

The Sensational Senators Marching Band take the field to perform Through Brass Goggles.

The pit

The pit performers synchronize with the marchers.

band marching

The band going through a quick walk through in the parking lot before the performance.

two people smiling and hugging

Alec Arnett and Marissa McGraw showing their well deserved pride while celebrating their Superior Rating at Steak N Shake.

The Fall Sports Banquet will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 in the high school cafeteria at 7 P.M. This will be the last time we will be able to have all of the players and parents around for one more night. Players of all sports will be recognized for their accomplishments they have made during the season. We hope to see everyone there!!



            Soccer ball Volley ball and a Football



Article by: Dalton Meyers

The Shawnee Lodge would like to congratulate students for their hard work throughout the school year. Every "A" a student has on their report card the Shawnee Lodge discounts $10 off up to 5 A’s. All you have to do is take your report card to the desk when you check in. You can only have one report card per room. This discount is not valid on some holidays. This offer is not valid with any other discount.

Article by Levi Gleim.

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Ohio’s Options for a High School Diploma

The transition to multiple options for earning a high school diploma is an exciting one for students who will have more flexibility for success in school and preparing for their future after high school. The department is providing the following tools to communicate effectively these options. 

 ODE flyer with graduation requirements information


Please visit the ODE website for more information about Ohio's graduation requirements.


The Portsmouth West boys soccer team played a soccer match in Mapfre Stadium that hosts the Columbus Crew Professional Soccer team. The Senators put up a good challenge against the Waverly Tigers and led the game for awhile. The game ended up being a 2-1 lose but all of the players had a great time getting to play on a professional soccer field. There was a lot of support for the Senators Saturday and we just want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the team! 




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