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PWHS 2019 November Edition

November 2019 Students of the Month

​Congratulations to the PWHS 2019 November Students of the Month pictured below l-r: senior Alex Hackworth, junior Ryan Thompson, sophomore Brennan Overby, freshman Gabby Sparks

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Previous Students of the Month

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Cheerleaders Volunteer for SOMC Pediatric Guild

PWHS cheerleaders volunteered at the SOMC Pediatric Guild's Polar Express Pajama Party fundraiser on Nov. 19. The girls operated several game and craft stations for the children at the event. It was a great evening of team bonding and community service. Another example of West kids doing great things!

Memory Project

Sophomore Kimberly Stanley (pictured below) recently created a portrait for the Memory Project. According to the project site, "The Memory Project is dedicated to promoting intercultural awareness, friendship, and kindness between children around the world through the universal language of art... By facilitating the creation and delivery of heartfelt artwork and poetry made by children for children, we strive to break cultural barriers, leave children with a unique childhood memory, inspire creativity, show children living in difficult situations that they are valued, and cultivate a kinder world. We want to empower teachers and students in their pursuit of the same goals."

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Pancake Benefit Breakfast

The Portsmouth West Key Club Sponsored Pancake breakfast (pictured above and below) was a huge success thanks to the hard work the students put into it and from the awesome support of the community. We were able to not only meet but to exceed our goal! The Key Club would like to thank the community for their support. For more images, click here.

2019-2020 Beta Inductions

Congratulations to the newly inducted members (names pictured in below left brochure image) of Portsmouth West High School Beta Club. New members were inducted at the The Candelight Installation Ceremony held on Nov. 13, 2020. To maintain their membership each year, Beta members must complete independent service projects and maintain a 3.5+ cumulative grade point average.

More ceremony images can be found at KEEPSAKES BY BROOKE PHOTOGRAPHY

Christmas Concert

Christmas Gift To Portsmouth

by Xavier Camden

Mark your calendars for Dec. 2 and get your tickets for The Christmas Gift to Portsmouth. This is a non-profit concert featuring The Portsmouth West Advanced Choir. This is a free to attend concert and will take place at The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts Dec 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday at the Rock

Thanks to the school-wide support of so many, the first Friday at the Rock held Nov. 1, 2019, was a booming success. The cafeteria was decorated beautifully, the food was great, and the entertainment had the place rocking! This was the start of a tradition that the entire Senator community can be proud of. View the video below for a glimpse of the first Friday at the Rock. Ready for more? The next Friday at the Rock is scheduled for Dec. 6.

Find schedule and roster here

2019 Football Awards and Recognition

Senator Pride Award: William Journey

Most Inspirational Award: Mitchell Malnar

Most Improved Award: Hunter Brown

John Mitchell Memorial Award: Joe Igaz

1st Team All-SOC - William Journey

2nd Team All-SOC - Joe Igaz, Luke Bradford

1st Team All-Southeast District - William Journey, Luke Bradford

Special Mention All-Southeast District - Joe Igaz

Photo credit - Joe Shupert

Girls Basketball

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Boys Basketball

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Swim Team

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Upcoming Events

  • Leadership Academy (pictured right) 7:15 a.m. every Friday
  • Thanksgiving Break 11/27-11/29
  • Picture retakes on 12/2/19
  • Next Friday at the Rock - 12/6/19
  • Math tutoring is every Tuesday/Thursday 1 hour after school.
  • BB Girls @ Waverly on 11/25.
  • BB Boys @ Notre Dame 11/29
  • Christmas Concert 12/11 @ 6pm.
  • Winterfest (Band) 12/7 Sat.
  • Football Weightlifting will start on Monday December 2nd, right after school.