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The Ohio State University representative

Dan Pohl, The Ohio State University representative, will be at Portsmouth High School on October 15 at 6:00 p.m. (second floor multipurpose room – enter in through the front door).  There will also be a representative from the OSU Marion Campus.  Any student interested in attending OSU in the fall of 2020 may attend the informational session.  RSVP at



Juniors – The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 16, at 7:45 a.m.  This test is used to identify academic strengths and weaknesses, to prepare for the SAT, and to determine National Merit Scholars.  The cost of the test is $17.  If you do not have money to pay for the test, see Mrs. Davis.  Students who receive free/reduced lunch test for free.  Calculators may be used.  Students who pay for the test will be given an informational booklet.  Reply to this email to register.


The Ohio State University Representative

Seniors - A representative from The Ohio State University will be here on Wednesday, October 16, at 8:45 a.m. to discuss programs/scholarships/opportunities and to answer questions.  Reply to this email to register.


Shawnee State University Arts and Science Discovery Night

Shawnee State University will be hosting an Arts and Science Discovery Night during the evenings of October 16 and November 14 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. to explore career options available to Science, Math, Art and English majors.  Faculty and students will be showcasing their work and sharing information to help you plan for an outstanding future.  Register at

Shawnee State University Representative

Seniors – A representative from Shawnee State University will be here on Thursday, October 17, at 11:30 a.m. to discuss majors, scholarships, and to answer questions.  Reply to this email to register.

DAR Good Citizens Program/Scholarship

Seniors – The Joseph Spencer Chapter is please to sponsor the DAR Good Citizens program which honors an outstanding young person in the senior class who demonstrates qualities of a good citizen.  There is a timed essay portion for this scholarship application.  To apply, type 1) A list of high school activities, offices held, awards received; 2) Describe briefly how your efforts to serve your community have been effective or have made a difference; 3) Express your future plans, education and career goals, and aspirations in life; 4) List extracurricular activities (scouting, 4-H, after school or summer jobs, hobbies); and 5) Describe briefly why you feel the four qualities of a DAR Good Citizen (Dependability, Service, Leadership and Patriotism) are important and explain how you have tried to exhibit those qualities in your life and in your relationships with others. The deadline is October 18.


Marshall University Representative

Seniors - A representative from Marshall University will be here on Tuesday, October 22, at 12:00 to discuss majors, admissions, and scholarships.  Reply to this email to register.


College Fair

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College will host a College Fair from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24.  Directions and a campus map can be found on the web site  A free lunch will be included.  There will be approximately 45 colleges and universities in attendance.  Contact the Admissions Office at 740-245-7208 or for more information.


Scioto County Student Leadership Association 

This is a fundraising and community service organization consisting of students from throughout the county.  This organization will work to tackle issues affecting the students in the community and will work to establish various volunteer projects throughout the county by working with other organizations such as The Friends of Portsmouth.  All high school students who are interested in the program are urged to attend the first meeting.  A prospective student for this organization should be interested in volunteer work, improving the local community, and helping others.  The first meeting will begin with an opening in the courthouse rotunda that is open to the public on Thursday, October 24, at 5:00 p.m.  This opening will include speeches from the County Commissioners, local judges, and representatives from The Friends of Portsmouth.  After the meeting, the student representatives will be asked to enter one of the courtrooms to attend the first meeting.  If you need more information regarding this association, please contact Gary Jenkins (740-550-1525) or Jared Opperman (740-464-8312).


UCAN GO to College Night        

The Scioto Foundation will be hosting a UCAN Go to College Night at SOMC Friends Center on Thursday, October 24, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Students in grades 8-12 and families are welcome.  Admission is free.  You can meet with representatives of financial services and organizations, talk with over forty college and university representatives, and hear practical advice and information from college experts.  Eight $250 college scholarships will be awarded. 


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

Seniors - This scholarship rewards students who possess the character to succeed in life.  To qualify, students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average and require financial assistance to attend college.  To learn more and to apply, go to  The deadline is October 25.

Heisman High School Scholarship

Seniors – This year, the Heisman High School Scholarship is awarding $64,000 in scholarships to the nation’s most accomplished and community-minded scholar-athletes.  This year’s winners will compete for 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 along with recognition at the state and national levels.  The two national winners, along with their parents, will be invited to New York City during the Heisman Trophy weekend to receive national honor and recognition during the televised ESPN Heisman Trophy ceremony.  To apply, students must have a B average, have participated in one eligible sport, be a leader in the community, and be a role model to other students.  Students can apply at  The deadline is October 29.

Credit Flex

Students who wish to test out of a second semester course must complete all Credit Flex forms by Friday, November 1.  See Mrs. Davis for more information.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - Scholarship

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognize students who have made meaningful contributions in their communities through volunteer service.  Students in grades 5-12 who have engaged in a volunteer activity may complete an application.  Go to or to apply.  The deadline is November 5.


College Credit Plus Meeting

Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors - There will be a College Credit Plus informational meeting for all high school students interested in attending college for the 2020-2021 school year.  Students can receive both high school credit and college credit with this option.  College Credit Plus courses may be taken online, on the college campus, or at Wheelersburg High School.  Courses may be taken in the summer, fall, and/or spring semester.  Interested students should attend this meeting with a parent/guardian if the student would like for this to be an option for the 2020-2021 school year. 


Financial Aid Open House

Seniors - A financial aid representative will be here on Thursday, November 7, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Mrs. Belford’s computer lab (room 3403) to help complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Parents and students may stop by at any time during the Open House to complete financial aid forms and get answers to financial aid questions.  Parents should bring 2018 tax returns, 2019 W-2s, and any 2018 statements of untaxed income (such as workers comp, child support, disability).

Advanced Placement Exams

Students who want to take an AP exam for a course they are not taking must see Mrs. Davis and register online by November 7.


The ACT will be given on December 14.  The regular registration deadline is November 8.  The late registration deadline is November 22.  Juniors and seniors who receive free or reduced lunch are able to receive two fee waivers to take the test for free.  See Mrs. Davis for a fee waiver.  Students who receive accommodations should see Mrs. Davis to apply for accommodations on the ACT.

Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University Showcase Days are an opportunity for students to explore the outstanding majors offered at SSU, tour the beautiful campus, eat lunch in the Bear’s Den dining hall, meet current students, and attend sessions such as Admission and Financial Aid, Athletics, Nursing, Game Design, Arts and Sciences, Health Science, Rehabilitation and Sports Professions, Business Administration, Engineering Technologies, and Teacher Education.  Dates for this event are November 23, February 29, and April 4.  Register at


Fall End of Course State Assessments

Students who need to take a Fall End of Course State Assessment will be notified.  Fall End of Course State Assessments will be given using the following schedule:

Monday, December 2 - English Language Arts 9

Tuesday, December 3 – English Language Arts 10

Wednesday, December 4 – Algebra I

Thursday, December 5 – Geometry

Friday, December 6 – Biology

Monday, December 9 – American History        

Tuesday, December 10 – Government


Advanced Placement Testing Fee

Students who are taking one Advanced Placement test must pay $21.62.  Students who are taking two Advanced Placement tests must pay $43.24.  Students who are taking three Advanced Placement tests must pay $64.86.  Students who receive free/reduced lunch do not have to pay the AP testing fee.  Checks should be made out to Wheelersburg High School.  Payment should be turned in to Mrs. Barrick by Thursday, December 5.


Shawnee State University – Plastics Day

Shawnee State University will be hosting Plastics Day on December 6.  Students can see how a degree in plastics will shape their future and the world.  Experience Plastics Engineering Technology first-hand during this interactive campus visit.  Register at


Shawnee State University – Pre-Med Day

Shawnee State University will be hosting a Pre-Med Day on December 13.  Students will get to tour the advanced human anatomy lab, speak with physicians who are Shawnee State University alumni, and learn about research opportunities.  Register at


Wheelersburg Athletic Association Scholarships

Seniors – Selection of the recipients of the Wheelersburg Athletic Association Scholarships will be based on the following criteria:  1. The student must have a 3.0 grade point average for the first semester of his or her senior year.  2. The student must have attended Wheelersburg High School for the full length of his or her junior and senior years.  3. The student must have lettered in at least two different sports during his or her junior and senior years.  One sport must be played during the student’s senior year.  The student may include a spring sport.  However, if the student is counting this towards his two sports for either year or one sport for his or her senior year and the student does not finish the season, the scholarship may be revoked.  4. Financial need, evidence of self-help, motivation, ability to be successful in post high school education, positive attitude toward school and community citizenship, high morals, and ethical values are also used as criteria.  The Wheelersburg Athletic Association Scholarship awards $500 to one female and one male senior student.  The application is available on the guidance website.  The deadline is 2:45 p.m. on March 13. 


Robert Schwamberger “Make a Difference” Scholarship

Seniors – One scholarship of $500 will be given to a senior at Wheelersburg High School during the 2019-2020 school year.  Selection of the recipient is based primarily on community service.  Major of study in a field in which the student can make a difference or students who have overcome or are overcoming obstacles will also be considered.  The application is available on the guidance website.  The deadline is 2:45 p.m. on March 17.


Scioto Foundation Scholarships

Seniors - The Scioto Foundation Scholarships will be available on Monday, December 16, 2019.  Go to to apply.  Letters of recommendation must be received online by Sunday, March 22, at 5:00 p.m.  The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on March 18.


Wheelersburg Education Association Scholarship

Seniors – One scholarship will be awarded to a Wheelersburg High School senior who is planning to enter college in the fall and pursue a degree in education.  The application is available on the guidance website.  The deadline is 2:45 p.m. on April 1.

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