District News

Mark Bagley at September Board Meeting

The latest school report cards were a considerable topic of discussion during Wednesday’s Van Wert City Schools Board of Education meeting.

Monday, September 25, 2023 VWHS 2023 Homecoming Court
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Van Wert High School’s Student Council is proud to announce the 2023-2024 homecoming court.

Monday, September 25, 2023 VWES Word of the Week Winners
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Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners!



An informational meeting for parents/guardians of Van Wert County juniors and seniors regarding financial aid will be held at Van Wert High School (in the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Lecture Hall).

Mcdonald's App Sales

Van Wert High School has been selected as one of the high schools sports programs to receive funds from the 2023 McDonald’s Digital High School Sports Fundraiser! 

Friday, August 25, 2023 The Story of the Cougar Pride Wall
Dave Boroff

Meet Dave Boroff, a 1974 graduate of Van Wert High School and artist behind the COUGAR PRIDE wall.

Assistant Superintendent Bob Priest at the BOE meeting

Phase I of a massive overhaul of Eggers Stadium is nearly complete and Van Wert City Schools Treasurer Troy Bowersock gave a brief financial update on the project during Wednesday night’s school board meeting.


With few exceptions, no more cell phones in classrooms – it’s a rule that will be enforced when the 2023-2024 school year begins at Van Wert High School.

Saturday, August 12, 2023 VWHS Announces New Cell Phone Policy

Effective August 21, 2023, Van Wert High School will begin enforcing the new cell phone policy for  the 2023/2024 school year.


Fans can purchase tickets online or in-person at the Van Wert High School Office (Main Entrance) beginning Thursday, August 10th – Friday, August 18th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Eggerss Stadium Legacy

Eggerss Stadium was dedicated to the people of Van Wert 87 years ago, in the fall of 1936. The stadium has served fans and citizens of Van Wert through great teams with a competitive spirit that represents Van Wert athletics at a high level.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 2023-2024 Student Registration Now Open

Registration for new students (Kindergarten - 12th grade) is open for the 2023-2024 school year. 


Van Wert City Schools announces its 2023-2024 program year policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Programs. 

ecc es supply list

Check out the Supply Lists for preschool through 5th grade.

Mark Bagley VWCS BOE Meeting July 2023

Renovations aren’t going quite as quickly as hoped, but Van Wert City Schools officials are confident Eggerss Stadium will be ready for use next month.

Mr. Bagley discusses current projects

If all goes as scheduled, the transformation of Eggerss Stadium will continue next week with perhaps the most anticipated part of the project, the installation of artificial turf.

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As yet another school year comes to a close, I am simply filled with gratitude. From enthusiastic teaching and academic innovation, to acts of kindness and unwavering dedication to learning - we have seen countless successes throughout the year.

Welker signing

Jayden Welker signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic (swimming) career at the University of Indianapolis.

Sofi Houg running a relay at state

COLUMBUS — On the biggest stage of them all, two of Van Wert’s relay teams set school records and secured second and third place finishes.

Friday, June 2, 2023 2023 Van Wert Baseball Banquet
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Van Wert Cougar Baseball wrapped up their season with an awards banquet to honor players. 

Eggerss Stadium

Work at Eggerss Stadium is on schedule – perhaps even a bit ahead of schedule. That was the word during Wednesday’s meeting of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education.

graduating seniors

Nearly 150 Van Wert High School seniors, members of the Class of 2023, received their diplomas during the school’s 152nd annual commencement exercise on Sunday. Of those graduating seniors, 33 earned honors diplomas.

Tracy Wehner

Van Wert Elementary assistant principal Tracy Wehner was recently chosen as the Ohio Assistant Principal of the Year by the Ohio Association of Elementary Administrators. The award is officially named, “Outstanding Second in Command Administrator.”

Monday, May 15, 2023 CEO Program | VWHS Class of 2023
CEO Program
Friday, May 12, 2023 5th Graders Sign with VWMS
5th Graders Sign with VWMS

VWES 5th graders have officially signed their letters of intent as they move on to VWMS next school year!

Thursday, May 11, 2023 5th Graders Get Down to Business!
Let's Get Down to Business

Tuesday was a perfect day for fifth grade students from four local schools – Crestview, Lincolnview, St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic School and Van Wert – to get out of the classroom, but still receive educational information.

Real Money Real World 2023

Van Wert Middle School hosted a financial literacy program for students called Real Money. Real World.

Departmental Awards

Van Wert High School held its Senior Awards Convocation for the Class of 2023 on Friday, May 5, 2023, in the Saltzgaber Music Hall of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. 

8th Grade Business Fair

Our 8th grade students have been working hard over the past few weeks, putting their lessons in entrepreneurship to the test. Now, they are excited to showcase their products at our upcoming Business Fair!

Monday, May 8, 2023 Wessell Signs with USF
Wessell signing with USF

Last week, Van Wert High School Senior, Luke Wessell signed his letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic (baseball) career at the University of Saint Francis.

Monday, May 1, 2023 Welch Signs with Wittenberg
Kyra Welch signing LOI

Last week, Van Wert High School Senior, Kyra Welch signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic (basketball) career at Wittenberg University.


Thursday, April 27, 2023 Van Wert School at the Goedde

Check out all of the incredible things happening at Van Wert School at the Goedde! 

VWCS BOE Meeting April 2023

The Van Wert City Board of Education approved a three-year administrative contract for longtime science teacher Chuck Rollins as the new high school principal.

VWSATG Wins Cupcake Wars

Kailey Hire, a freshman at the Van Wert School at the Goedde has been crowned as the “Queen of Cupcakes.” The United Way of Van Wert County recently held its fifth annual Cupcake Wars event. and Hire came out on top.

Teen Read Week Wizard of Oz

For a week last month, Van Wert schools’ Media Center/Library became the enchanted land of Oz. Those entering from the hallway walked past a black-and-white tornado mural in the hallway.

Robotics Club

The Van Wert High School Robotics season wrapped up this past weekend in Cleveland where VW Cougar Robotics competed in the Buckeye regional competition against 52 teams from seven states.

Friday, March 31, 2023 VWHS Senior is Queen Jubilee XLVIII
Mackenzie Jones performing at Peony Pageant

Being on stage isn’t anything new for Van Wert High School senior Mackenzie Jones.