Mrs. Bazler's 1st, 6th, and 7th period Anatomy and Physiology classes went to Shawnee State University to examine cadavers of the human body. Students of the class could either pick to go on the trip in the morning or the afternoon. Students who went in the morning got to eat lunch at Tim Horton's and students who went in the afternoon got to eat lunch at Gattis pizza. Anatomy and Physiology students have been dissecting a cat in group for a little over a month where students have to learn parts of the cats muscles, digestive system, respiratory system, endocrine system, and the nervous system. Students were able to touch and hold parts of the cadaver to examine them and get a great hands on experience of what class will be like in college.
Article by: Dalton Meyers
This weekend is your chance to enjoy a hilarious, laugh-out-loud, comedy about the real secrets to success in the business world. Under the direction of Linda Tieman, the Portsmouth West High School Musical Theatre Department Presents, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Technical direction by Gary Tieman and set construction provided by Ed Ingles. The performance is at Shawnee State University’s Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on May 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m. and May 14 at 2:00 p.m. For ticket information, contact the McKinley Box Office at 740-351-3600 or online at www.vrcfa.com
Pictures by Danette Colley, provided below, give a sneak peek at some of what you can expect to learn about how to succeed in business, without really trying. We hope you enjoy!
Be sure to read the HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING manual.
Start at the bottom of the career ladder and work your way up.
Schmooze the right people.
Find a good woman to date.
Make sure you let the boss see you "working late".
Beauty and "brains" certainly don't hurt.
Be a team player or you may fall back down the ladder.
Will "Big Red" Lewis has been named the MVP of the 6th Annual Farm Team Classic. A tournament in which only wooden bats are allowed to be used by the players. The PWHS Senators JV team pulled off a win yesterday, May 8, against Northwest, with help from two hits by Big Red that eventually ended with runs scored. Our MVP got not only one, but his first two hits in his baseball career ever! Congratulations to Will and the Senators.
Will "Big Red" Lewis holds up his MVP plaque earned during the Farm Team Classic.
Portsmouth River Days is held each year beginning the Thursday before Labor Day. The festival opens on Thursday and runs through Labor Day Monday. River Days is held on the riverfront and in the adjacent historic Boneyfiddle district of Portsmouth, Ohio. (For more information about the pageant, visit the River Days pageant site.)
On Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Shawnee State University's Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, the River Days Queens Pageant will begin at 6:00 p.m. and Portsmouth West High School is proud to have Jade Ratliff represent our school and the Washington-Nile Local School District as Miss West 2017.
Miss West's platform is "Positively Pink" which provides items for emotional and physical support for those who are undergoing radiation and/or chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. She chose this platform because she watched her own mother struggle with the side-effects of the treatments of this disease.
Jade, is a 17 year old junior at PWHS with an overall GPA of 3.95. Jade is a member of Beta Club and Key Club and competes academically with Quiz Bowl and Science Bowl. Jade is also an athlete and is on the Varsity Volleyball Team and Cheer Squad. Jade is an active member of Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth. Her future plans are to attend Shawnee State University, major in History and become a high school history teacher. Jade is a collector of quarters and says that she "loves her fur-babies."
Congratulations to Jade and best of luck at the pageant!
Photo by Jon's Photos
Article by: Julie Wilkinson
Edited by: Madison Cochran
The deadline to order yearbooks is . Order forms are available online here or in the office. The cost is $50 or $55 with a name stamp. Checks may be made payable to PWHS Yearbook. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Moorhead at the high school or via email at
PWHS Spring Musical
Written by: Linda Tieman
Edited by: MaKayla Cooper
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The PWHS Vocal Music Department will be presenting “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts at Shawnee State University on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12, 13, and 14. The show is a musical comedy that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize. It is a satire of big business and all it holds sacred. J. Pierrepont Finch (Will Bentley) uses a handbook called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from the window washer to top executive. The comedy and antics prevail throughout the musical as he weaves a web through the entire staff of the World Wide Wicket Company.
Lead Roles include:
Set Design & Construction:
Gary Tieman & Ed Ingles
'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' cast member rehearse at the high school.
The Portsmouth West High School Musical Theatre Department presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying May 12, 13, & 14 at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. Tickets are on sale now at the McKinley Box Office by calling 740-351-3600 or at vrcfa.com
Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man" and "The Company Way."
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.
This hilarious comedy is one that will have you smiling and singing along from start to finish.