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Mission: Van Wert City Schools will continue to be a source of Cougar Pride while providing each student a quality education through innovative instructional methods and technology.

Vision: In partnership with our community, Van Wert City Schools will ensure that all students develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to thrive in post-secondary education, careers, and civic life.


Dear VWCS Families, Teachers, and Staff,

Just like our Cougar Pride, the 2023-2024 school year is in full swing for students and staff here at Van Wert City Schools! 

As Superintendent, I love being out at school sites to see our incredible students and staff in action. Doing so allows me to refocus my drive and direction to help Van Wert City Schools be the best place for students and staff. Thank you to the educators and staff who open their classrooms and various spaces for these visits, and to everyone who reaches out with updates, concerns, and suggestions to support our district’s continuous improvement. 

One of our main goals at Van Wert City Schools is to be a model district for all to follow. We will always be a We>Me, and Culture>Strategy district who will love, serve, and care. We value a positive culture and understand that, as both professionals and role models, our behavior can impact the overall effectiveness of Van Wert City Schools.  

We are pleased to continue offering more than 70 STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) classes throughout our district. We are excited about the meaningful learning opportunities that come with a hands-on Project-Based Learning experience such as our CEO Program, Career Connections, Literacy Collaborative, and Play-Based models in our younger grades. In addition, we are extremely proud of our robotics teams, as well as our talented students who participate in art, music, theater, and athletics. We consistently give our students the best chance each day with the number of offerings at VWCS. 

I am humbled by the commitment our teachers, staff, administrators, and board members exhibit to our kids and our community on a daily basis. We continue to strive for excellence by exemplifying both our Vision and Mission Statements in all that we do. 

Remember, @ VWCS, the best is yet to come!

Thank you for your continued support of our students, staff, and schools. 

Go Cougars!

Mark Bagley, Superintendent