01/ 22 Tuesday- Meme Day Tuesday

Bring your favorite Vine back y’all

01/23 Wednesday - Teacher Look Alike Day

Dress up as your favorite teacher

01/24 Thursday- Jersey Day

Wear your favorite basketball or football team's jersey

01/25 Friday- Homecoming shirts

Support the Homecoming Queen and her court by wearing your homecoming shirt


Congratulations to the following young ladies for being chosen as the 2018-2019 Basketball Homecoming Queen and Court:

          Queen - Hailey Nesser                                   Senior Attendant - Payton Hart       



         SCCTC Attendant - Mika Tidrick              Junior Attendant - Lexy Quirasco



               Sophomore Attendant - Sydney Carter               Freshman Attendant - Nataya Richards        


The West Ohio Model United Nations group traveled to Columbus, Sunday, December 2-4, to take part in Ohio’s largest mock United Nations. West students represented three nations, Antigua-Barbuda, Lesotho, and Senegal. After researching, each group wrote and presented a resolution to their appropriate councils. 
Antigua-Barbuda proposed to their Security Council a plan for reconstruction after hurricane Irma’s destruction. Their innovative plan focused on rebuilding structures with a circular design to deflect hurricane force winds. 
Lesotho’s delegates tackled the issue of the AIDS epidemic this nation is experiencing. Their resolution presented to its International Court a plan to medically monitor and treat infected patients. This group’s resolution included a clause that targeted individuals who commit sex crimes which results in an increase to the spread of the virus. 
Our delegates from Senegal presented to the Economic and Social Council a proposal to reverse the effects of desertification. Their plan included the creation of an irrigation system and a drainage system to reduce salt levels in the soil.  These systems would be incrementally created, and as field crops began to profit, then further systems could be installed. 
West OMUN delegates also experienced and participated in lively debate during the General Assembly sessions. They found that the more involved they were, the richer their experience grew. They attended a formal luncheon and a celebration from various native cultural talents. While there, they also enjoyed debating and supporting various county teams such as Valley, Minford, and Notre Dame. 
Juniors Abbie Pack and Emily Sissel were recognized with Outstanding Delegates Awards. Sophomores Jared Opperman and Dylan Essman we’re invited to join the OMUN Student Advisory Board.  They will be charged with attending future meeting and leadership instruction, including a summer workshop experience. Their fees will be waived with a scholarship award if they decide to join.  
Plans are already set for next year’s trip. Students have selected their nations and are eager to get started once more. The OMUN advisors are Alison and Richard Smalley. 

Click on the photo above to view the Google Photos album of their OMUN experience.

Mrs. Callihan's CCP American History class visited the National Air Force Museum Dec. 7. Students had a chance to interact with WWII veterans that were stationed throughout the museum in honor of Pearl Harbor Day.

Pictured l-r: Mrs. Callihan, Ashlynn Pfau, Jordan Hammond, Dylan Essman, Jacob Bays, Hayden Runions, Rhett Estep, Halee Butcher, Kimberly Tieman

PWHS Advanced Choir performed at Dry Run Church of Christ's event "Christmas Town" Saturday, Dec. 8. The PWHS Advanced Choir's holiday season is packed with performances.

If you've not had the pleasure of seeing PWHS Advanced Choir this holiday season, it's not too late! Below is the schedule for the remainder of the week:

  • Wed, Dec. 12-7:00 p.m.-School Christmas Concert @high school cafetorium 
    (Choir performs at 7; Band performs immediately following the choir-approx 7:45
  • Thur, Dec. 13- Choir Tour Day begins at 10:30 a.m. @the Vern Riffe School; following a short lunch, 12:30- SOMC Rehab;
    Approx 1:45- perform at Scioto County Courthouse 
  • Fri, Dec 14- SMOW @ Home game
  • Sat, Dec 15- 6:15 performance and subsequent carol leading for the Portsmouth Community Guinness Book of Records attempt (2nd street and Market Street)
  • Sun, Dec 16-9:30- Bethel UMC
    • Sun, Dec 16- 10:30- Cornerstone UMC
    • Sun, Dec 16- 6:00- Jr. Furnace Missionary Baptist- final 2018 performance 🌻


Portsmouth West High School opened its 2018-2019 season with wins over Ironton St. Joe (59-27) and Northwest (36-34). To view the Google Photo album of the Northwest game (both JV and Varsity), click here.

Pictures by Joe Igaz.

You can take part in commemorating the first year of the West Swim team by purchasing your very own Portsmouth West High School Swim Team (EST. 2018) shirt.

If interested, please contact Coach Callihan or Eric Nichols (with payment) by Friday, 12/7/18.

The shirts are available in grey only. Proceeds from the sale will support the present and future West swim team.

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