The Beta Club at PWHS teamed up with the American Red Cross to provide an opportunity for blood donors to receive a gift card from Amazon.

Those who donated blood at the recent blood drive should call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or go online to to update the email address on account. This should be done as soon as possible in order to receive the gift card.

Many lives have and will be saved or improved due to the selfless efforts of these organizations and to the volunteers that donated. Thank-you!



Are you a creative thinker? Are you innovative? Do you enjoy technology? Click on the graphic below to find out about an AP class opportunity that may interest you. 

Why I Love PWHS

 Click on the picture above to see the Why I Love PWHS video on youtube.

Photos and author: Jennifer Moorhead

The Plaintiffs. Their story is real. 

The defense team makes a case. 

The PWHS Mock Trial team competed at the Regional Competition at Portsmouth Municipal Court on Friday, Feb. 10. To compete at the Regional Competition, the team had to win both its matches at the District Competition in January. At the Regional Competition, the Plaintiff side won its match against Notre Dame, and the Defense side lost to Ironton St. Joe, winners of the District Competition, in an extremely tight match. Only three points separated the teams.

Plaintiff attorney Noah Lovins won a second Best Attorney award. Plaintiff witness Jordan Willis won a second Best Witness award. Defense witness Alec Arnett also won a second Best Witness award. “We have had an amazing season and I am so proud of this team’s accomplishments,” said Ms. Jennifer Moorhead, Mock Trial coach. “They put in an incredible amount of practice and preparation and it showed at competition. They may have gone in as underdogs, but they  left with the best teams in the region knowing that West deserved to be there and were true contenders.”  Other team members include: Kaitlyn Bell, Eli Cole, J.P. Igaz, Candice Orris, and Abby Riley. Mr. Jay Willis is legal advisor.

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Timmy, a kindergartner at Waverly Elementary, was recently diagnosed with a rare cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma and will be treated with chemotherapy for up to a year. You can help Timmy and his family out by purchasing a Timmy Tough T-shirt. Available sizes are Youth S - L and Adult S - 3X $15.00 each Additional $2 for 2 or 3XL. Please see Chloe Nelson, sophomore at PWHS, to order. There is also an order form in the front office at PWHS. 

Shirts are Yellow with Black Lettering

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Mrs. Distel, Prom Coordinator, has Valentine Arrangements available for order.

Pictured is one of the items available.  Supplies are limited so act quick!

All funds raised benefit Prom.

Thank-you to everyone who donated for the Local Veterans. Thank-you to the Key Club for your leadership. Below is a sampling of items collected. 

Many veterans come off the street without the basic supplies that we take for granted. Do your part to help the veterans in our community by donating supplies to make Veteran's Personal Care Kits. These will go straight to a veteran in need to help them get back on their feet.

 homeless veteran asking for help

Personal Care Items  Disposable razors  Shaving cream  Non-aerosol deodorant  Bar soap  Shampoo  Combs  Toothbrush and paste  Body lotion  Laundry detergent

Cleaning Supplies The cleaning supplies will assist residents as they leave the program and move into their own apartments.  Trash can  Broom  Dust pan  Dishwashing liquid  Shower curtain  Shower curtain rings  All purpose cleaner  Kitchen sponges  Paper towels  Hand soap  Toilet paper

Household Items  Bath towels  Wash cloths  Pillows  Pillowcases  Twin sheets and blankets

Clothing  Ties*  Belts*  Suits*  Socks  Underwear  Undershirts  Winter coats, hats and gloves

*Help a Veteran Land the Job.

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Employment struggles often lead to homelessness for veterans – with 79% of homeless veterans having no employment in the past 30 days. Help boost confidence for the many veterans struggling in their job search by donating ties and belts to help them dress for success. Volunteers of America works to help veterans re-enter the workforce by providing supportive employment services, career clothing and transportation assistance to over 1,885 Ohio veterans each year.

In cooperation with Volunteers of America®, Greater Ohio Chapter, the PWHS Key Club

is accepting donations February 13-24.

Donation boxes are located in the front offices at all three Portsmouth West schools.

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