Students at Portsmouth High School celebrated a short week on Wednesday by playing a game of Powderpuff Football in Portsmouth Coliseum.
During the game, boys from the high school football team coached the girls on the field. Seventh Grade girls played flag football against the 8th Grade girls, and girls from the high school classes (9-12) played an elimination tournament with the sophomore class winning the event. A similar event happens in the spring, when the girls’ volleyball team coaches the boys.
“They love it. It’s like the highlight of their school year,” said PBIS Coordinator Amy Hughes.
All of the students were invited to attend the game, and those students who earned their PBIS (Positive Behavior Support Intervention) by having no detentions or suspensions were also rewarded with snacks at the game.
“I’d like to thank the school and the administration for allowing us to do fun things like this for the kids. They give us a little extra money and a little extra time and they are super supportive of us making it fun for the kids,” Hughes said.
Wednesday was the end of the school week for Portsmouth students, with no classes on Thursday or Friday because of parent conferences.