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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.

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.

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

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.

VWFT Gives to Local Summer Programs Cougar head logo

Through their annual end-of-year fundraiser, the Van Wert Federation of Teachers donated a total of $2,500 to two local youth summer programs.

YWCA Summer Food Program Registration Now Open Flip flops and beach ball in the sand

The YWCA of Van Wert County is now accepting registration forms for their 2019 Summer Food Program. 

VWCS Board Meeting - May 15, 2019 Glenn Morefield is presented with diploma from Scott Mull of the VWCS Board of Education

The Van Wert City Board of Education tackled a packed agenda during Wednesday’s monthly meeting, and one of the first items of business was to present a Veteran’s Diploma to Glenn Morefield, a local veteran was born in Virginia in 1942, but moved to Van Wert County in 1953.

VWCS Calendar Change & Make-Up Day Schedule School Calendar Changes graphic

Van Wert City Schools will not be in session on Thursday, April 18 as the calendar originally indicated.

VWCS Launches New Website VWCS circle logo

Van Wert City Schools launched their new website Friday, January 18!

VWCS Partners with New Safety Tip Hotline Safe School Helpline poster

Van Wert City Schools has recently partnered with Safe School Helpline®, a 24/7 confidential communication service where students, parents, and community members can report violence, harassment, and other school safety concerns.


Christmas came early for some Van Wert County organizations thanks to the generosity of Van Wert City Schools staff and parents.

VWCS RELEASES 2018-2019 QUALITY PROFILE 2018-2019 VWCS Quality Profile Paw

The Van Wert City School District strives to ensure each and every single student receives a quality education that will provide them with the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, not only as students but as citizens of the Van Wert community.