Art is a great way for the students to express themselves at
PHS. It grants us a way to let our imagination run wild.
If we didn't have The Arts there would be no famous paintings or
photographs of historical people, beautiful buildings that are
centuries old, or a way to express our thoughts and feelings. Art is the
life support for some, so enjoy the talent and let it all go!
Mrs. Beth McElwee started teaching at
Peebles High School full time during the 1990-91 school year. The 2017-18 school year is her 27th year. She attended the University
of Dayton for her B.D. and Masters degree. Her
schedule of classes include:
Junior High Art
College Credit Drawing
Mrs. McElwee and her students paint holiday symbols in the windows
of many shops and restaurants in our town for the holidays.
They have also painted the windows of the Peebles Public Library for their summer program. Every year she
and her students participate in the All County Art Festival in which the art students
are recognized for their creative abilities. Her students also help with the
school play decorations each year.
The Ohio Art Education Association joined with the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Arts Council to mount a student exhibition representing all 99
House districts in the State of Ohio. The exhibition recognizes the talents, creativity, and innovation of students who receive high quality arts education
instruction as part of their academic experience in school. It represents art by some of Ohio's finest high school artists. The exhibition is open to the
public at the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts lower level Statehouse connector from January 3, 2016 - December 30, 2016. The Riffe Center is
open during regular business hours year round.
Peebles High School Representatives, pictured left to right: Mr. Timothy Davis, Principal; Victoria McCane,
Freshman; Jayanne Wheeler, Sophomore; Mrs. Beth McElwee, Visual Arts Teacher. Click here
to read about Jayanne from the Portsmouth Daily Times.