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VWCS Releases Quality Profile VWCS Quality Profile banner

Van Wert City Schools recently released its 2019-2020 Quality Profile. The QP is designed to be an at-a-glance summary of what makes the educational experience at VWCS outstanding,

VWMS Announces Parent-Teacher Conference Schedule Van Wert Middle School circle logo

Van Wert Middle School announces that Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held in various locations of the Middle School

VWHS to Host Veteran's Day Assembly A guest speaker addresses high school students at the 2018 Veteran's Day assembly

Van Wert High School will be honoring local veterans this Monday, November 11 at the annual Veteran’s Day assembly.

Mawer Hired as VWCS Treasurer Michelle Mawer

During a recent special Board meeting, the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education hired Michelle Mawer as treasurer to fill Mike Ruen's emptied position.

National School Bus Safety Week 2019 National School Bus Safety Week flyer

Ohio bus drivers reported over 1,500 stop arm violations in just one day.

VWHS Student Council to Host Blood Drive American Red Cross logo

Van Wert High School’s Student Council will host a blood drive on Wednesday, November 6 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the VWHS gymnasium.

Winter Sports Tickets: Advanced Sale for Season Ticket Holders Basketball tickets sitting on a basketball

Anyone who purchased varsity boys basketball season tickets for the 2018-2019 season can purchase their same season tickets for the 2019-2020 season during third quarter of our home varsity football games against Lima Bath on October 25 and Celina on November 1.

City Mayoral Candidates Share Their Views During Forum Hosted by VWHS Government Students Van Wert Mayoral Candidates Joe Jared, Ken Markward and Don Farmer

A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to listen to Van Wert’s three mayoral candidates talk about their qualifications and priorities, as well as answer questions about their stances on charter government and a number of other issues.

VWCS Conducts Full-Scale Evacuation Drill Students walk to their evacuation location from Van Wert High School and Middle School

On Wednesday morning, shortly after school started, Van Wert City Schools conducted a full-scale evacuation drill.

VWCS Board Meeting - October 16, 2019 Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton

It appears random drug testing will not be implemented at Van Wert High School at this time. During Wednesday night’s Van Wert City Board of Education meeting, VWHS Principal Bob Priest told the board that, after researching drug testing, he has changed his stance on the testing.

VWHS Theatre Announces Fall Play Cast The cast of Sherlock Holmes

Van Wert High School Theatre is preparing for their upcoming production of Sherlock Holmes adapted by Tim Kelly.

VWCS to Conduct State-Mandated Safety Drill VWCS Circle Logo

Keeping children safe and healthy during school hours is central to the mission of the Van Wert City School district.

VWHS Government Students to Host Mayoral Forum VWHS Government Students Present Mayoral Candidate Forum poster

Van Wert High School’s Government students would like to invite to the residents of Van Wert City to join them in the upcoming mayoral candidate forum on Monday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Niswonger Performing Arts Center’s First Federal Lecture Hall.

Subscribe to our Newsletter The Cougar Connection logo

Van Wert City Schools is pleased to announce we will be publishing a district newsletter soon.

Troopers to ride buses to catch stop arm violators Troopers of the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol pose with several Van Wert City School bus drivers

School has been back in session for a few weeks but already bus drivers have been reporting violations of safety laws.

Alumni Encouraged to Get Connected Through New Online Portal Alumni Portal Now Open graphic

Van Wert City Schools is excited to announce an alumni portal now available on the VWCS website.

VWHS Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season VWHS Theatre 2019-2020 Show Posters for Sherlock Holmes and Tarzan

Van Wert High School Theatre Department is excited to announce our 2019-2020 season.

County school districts see Report Card improvements Graph showing overall grade distribution among Ohio’s school districts

All four Van Wert County school systems saw improvements on Ohio School Report Cards released Thursday, with Van Wert City Schools seeing the most improvement over last year.

OHSAA Issues Stern Warning to Parents and Fans OHSAA logo

Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events in Ohio has reached epidemic proportion.

VWCS Board Meeting - September 11, 2019 Van Wert Middle School Principal Mark Bagley explains the PBIS program to board members.

Two finalists for the open district treasurer’s position were interviewed Wednesday night by the Van Wert City Board of Education.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Picture of a postcard from "To Write Love On Her Arms" an organization that aims to bring awareness to mental health issues.

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, suicide is the second leading cause of death in individuals ages 10-34, right behind accidental deaths.

VWCS Offers Crayola ColorCycle Program Crayola Marker Recycling Drop Here Poster

Van Wert City Schools is excited to announce a special program now offered throughout the district in conjunction with Crayola.

Back to School Bus Safety Tips Children exiting bus while a car violates the stop arm

Roads are becoming busier and distractions more complex, causing students to be more at risk than ever before.

VWCS Makes the Switch to Digital Forms with FinalForms VWCS and Final Forms partnership graphic

Van Wert City Schools is excited to announce its partnership with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service.

VWCS Board Meeting - August 21, 2019 Mike Ruen was presented with a parting gift at his last board meeting before his resignation

The Van Wert City Board of Education honored treasurer Mike Ruen during their Wednesday meeting for his 12 years of service to the district.

School Traffic Flow Traffic flow for Van Wert high school, middle school and elementary

As the school year gets underway on Tuesday, August 20th, please be aware of the flow of traffic before and after school. 

Donation Gets You a Reduced-Price Ticket at VW vs. Crestview Jamboree Game VW Cougar head logo

The Van Wert varsity football team will host the Crestview Knights for a jamboree game that begins at 7:00 p.m. this Friday, August 23.

VWCS Alerts Sign-Up Info Hand holding cell phone with notifications graphic

Van Wert City Schools would like to remind parents/guardians that in order to receive alerts, they must be signed up for the Honeywell Instant Alert® for Schools system.

REMINDER: Transportation Procedure Changes for 2019-2020 School Year VWCS School Buses

In an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, we have added and/or changed our procedures for after school transportation.

VW Athletics: New Ticketing Procedure for Season Ticket Holders + New Year-Round Pass VW Cougar Head logo

Van Wert City Schools Athletic Department has implemented a new procedure for season ticket holders.

VWMS Back-to-School Information VWMS circle logo

Van Wert Middle School has announced 2019-2020 opening of school information for parents and students. 

VWCS Board of Education Meeting: July 24, 2019 Van Wert City Schools Treasurer Mike Ruen gives his report during Wednesday's Board of Education meeting

The Van Wert Board of Education accepted the resignation of Treasurer/CFO Mike Ruen effective Sept. 1 during their regular meeting on Wednesday

Reminder: Fall Sports Parent Meeting August 1st VW Cougar Head Logo

The Van Wert City Schools Athletic Department would like to remind all middle school and high school fall athletes of the pre-season meeting and meet-the-team celebration scheduled for Thursday, August 1 at Van Wert High School.

VWCS Expects to Save More than $115,000 Annually Through Partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA A worker installs a new light fixture in the Elementary School drive

Van Wert City Schools, in partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, is poised to launch a sweeping energy and security improvement project that is expected to save the district more than $115,000 annually.

Van Wert Middle School Earns National & Ohio Schools to Watch Designation for 15th Straight Year Darla Dunlap and Anita Zuber pose with the Ohio Schools to Watch award

The Ohio Department of Education has announced the list of middle schools being recognized by the Ohio Schools to Watch (OSTW) and the National Schools to Watch (STW) programs.