Starting Monday, April 6, we will begin providing our Grab and Go meal service ONE day a week from 10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Mondays. Students will receive five days worth of meals. The Van Wert pick-up location has changed to Van Wert Middle School door #M36. The Ohio City location remains the same at the Ohio City Village Hall/Utility Office (North door of the council chambers). For those interested and have not already done so, please click here to complete the pre-order form.
VWCS will remain closed until May 1 as ordered by Governor Mike DeWine. Please continue to check the website, VWCS app, Facebook and Twitter for updates.
The Van Wert City Schools Music Department invites all students, alumni, staff, and community members to participate in their new Community Connect Performances.
Van Wert Middle School families who DO NOT have access to assignments through ECHO / on-line can pick up alternate paper assignments on Monday, April 6 or Tuesday, April 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 .p.m outside the main office.
So that we can continue to serve the needs of our district while protecting the safety of our staff, beginning Monday, April 6, we will be providing our Grab and Go meals one day a week on Mondays from 10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
For students using school Chromebooks that are having technical issues rendering the device inoperable,
Van Wert Middle School parents can request to have their child’s Chromebook for distance learning...
In a press conference held on Monday, March 30, Governor Mike DeWine extended all Ohio school closures until at least May 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Congratulations to the following students for making the 3rd nine weeks honor roll:
Teachers in the Van Wert City School District have a new three-year contract.
As we work together in this unprecedented situation, we want to be proactive in our efforts to support students and their families.
Van Wert City Schools will begin E-Learning with its students today, March 26, 2020.
VWHS students will be able to begin accessing their assignments Thursday, March 26 on ECHO.
VWMS students will be able to begin accessing their assignments Thursday, March 26 on ECHO.
For those needing to take advantage of Van Wert Elementary's assignment pick-up, they may do so on Thursday, March 26 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
So that Van Wert City Schools can better prepare meals for our district students, starting Monday, March 30th, 2020, we will begin providing our Grab and Go service two days a week from 10:45 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
The Van Wert County General Health District in conjunction with Van Wert Health are requesting that those presenting mild and manageable symptoms of COVID-19 to stay at home and self-isolate.
With Governor Mike DeWine’s decision to close all Ohio K-12 schools in order to help with the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Van Wert City Schools believes it is our responsibility to continue to provide meals for the students of our district.
Van Wert City Schools would like to thank our community members for their patience and cooperation as we work through the logistics of this unprecedented time, and as we work to comply with the directives of the federal, state, and local government.
The Van Wert High School Theatre Department would like to inform all that our spring musical, Disney’s Tarzan ® , The Stage Musical scheduled for April 2, 3, & 4, 2020 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center is cancelled due to the state mandated closure and concerning development of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Van Wert City Schools Board of Education plans to approve a three-year contract to employ Mark Bagley as their next Superintendent, effective August 1, 2020.
Van Wert City Schools has cancelled all school-related events beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3 due to the order announced by Governor Mike DeWine on Thursday, March 12.
Thirteen Van Wert High School Advanced Placement Government seniors attended this year’s We the People competition, held Friday, Jan. 24, at the Columbus State House.
Van Wert Elementary student Adria Webster was nearly stunned to collapse when she received the message from her mother to her fifth grade Elementary Class recently that she finished in first place at the second annual Cup Cake Wars held at the Wassenberg Art Center.
New signs are going up at Cross Over the Hill (COTH) to reflect the new name of the program, LifeWise Academy.
Monday kicked off Read Across America Week, a week that celebrates the importance of reading.
Van Wert’s Lorrie Decker finished tied for 28th at the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Division II State Bowling Tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl on Saturday.
The Van Wert High School Cheerleaders traveled to St. John Arena at The Ohio State University on Sunday, March 1 to compete in the 28th annual OASSA State Cheer & Dance Championships.
UPCOMING EVENTS -
March 6: Spring Fundraiser starts
March 24: Spring Fundraiser Ends
March 16-20: Spring Break-No School
April 1: 8th grade Parent Meeting 6-7:30 in NPAC Lecture Hall
April 10: No School-Good Friday
Van Wert High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) students are raising awareness for the growing concern of bus safety after receiving a $1,000 grant from Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS).
Van Wert City Schools, in correlation with Ohio Revised Code 3313.64 or 3313.65, will again permit students from other school districts in Ohio to apply and enroll in the district's school system through "open enrollment" for the 2020-2021 school year.
A presentation by Justin Krogman and fourth grade teachers led off the February meeting of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education on Wednesday.
Approximately 100 Van Wert High School seniors had the chance to visit two of eight local companies Tuesday to learn about their businesses.
Van Wert High School bowler Lorrie Decker is bound for the Ohio High School Athletic Association State tournament for the third consecutive year.
Van Wert City Schools Superintendent, Vicki Brunn, traveled to Columbus Thursday to provide her testimony before the Senate, supporting the plan the Ohio House passed in early February to make changes to the current EdChoice voucher program and overhaul Ohio’s state report card and testing system.
Van Wert High School English/Language Arts students recently participated in the Young Writers’ Survival Sagas: Mission Contamination Contest.
The Van Wert Robotics teams are gearing up for the state championship in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a few weeks as both teams have been making improvements and changes.
The man whose name has become synonymous with the Van Wert DARE program, Officer Greg Blackmore, will be retiring from that position April 15 after 24 years in that position, and 30 years on the VWPD.
Van Wert Early Childhood Center recently received a $200 grant from The Ohio Federation of Teachers which allowed them to purchase books through First Books, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to get books into children’s hands.
Three years after opening Portal 2:20 Teen Center, Director Julie Burk still buzzes with excitement when she speaks of the positive impact the center is having on the community.
Van Wert High School Theatre proudly announces their spring musical, Disney’s Tarzan®, The Stage Musical, which will be presented on April 2-4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.
A plan to replace the EdChoice voucher program and lay the foundation for an overhaul of Ohio’s school report card and testing system has been approved by the Ohio House of Representatives.
Allie Etter and Sara Gallagher, juniors at Van Wert High School, were recently selected as winners of the Rager’s Original Sausage Sandwich design contest.
The January 2020 edition of The Cougar Connection is now available for viewing.
Principal Bob Priest recently received the 2019 Ohio School Counseling Association Administrator of the Year award.
Last weekend, the Van Wert Robotics teams traveled to Wapokoneta to compete in a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics competition.
Under the leadership of Van Wert Middle School teacher, Marie Markward, and community volunteer, Rachel Hoverman, the 6th grade Cougar Leaders raised $250.00 to donate to the Van Wert Humane Society Capital Campaign.
Heavy rain on Saturday didn’t stop local supporters of Human Trafficking Awareness Month from turning out at the Van Wert High School Gym to give their donations to the annual Van Wert-Lincolnview donnybrook generated on behalf of “human trafficking” to raise money for the month-long fund-raising in Van Wert County
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and for the second year in a row, the Van Wert Lady Cougars and Lincolnview Lady Lancers, in conjunction with the YWCA of Van Wert County, are competing to see which team can raise the most funds to benefit victims of human trafficking.
The Van Wert High School Athletic Department will hold a “Military Appreciation Night” at the Varsity Girls Basketball Game versus Ottawa Glandorf High School on January 16, 2020.
During Van Wert's first Board of Education meeting of the new year, Board members approved a resignation at the end of the school year due to retirement from Superintendent Vicki Brunn. Brunn is in her second year as Van Wert City Schools Superintendent.
Motivational speaker Ray Lozano and his daughter, Brooke, were in Van Wert County this week to speak to students and adults about the dangers of substance abuse — drugs and alcohol — as well as the dangers related to smoking and vaping.
Van Wert City Schools will join more than 700 school districts throughout Ohio to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January
Channel 44 will be airing the Van Wert High School Concert Choir's holiday performance on Christmas Eve and Christmas day.
Van Wert Elementary held its annual fifth grade spelling bee on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
The Ohio Department of Education began the College Credit Plus program for all students enrolled in Ohio schools. College Credit Plus has two fundamental positions:
Recognitions were at the forefront of Wednesday night’s brief Van Wert City Board of Education meeting.
Presale tickets for the home JV/Varsity Van Wert vs. Wayne Trace boys’ basketball game will be on sale Friday, December 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the High School Athletic Office.
Van Wert senior Madison Krick stood bundled, using the corner of the entrance to Walmart on Saturday as a windbreak from the raw east winds, as she stood in the elements and rang the Salvation Army Bell for eight hours.
Van Wert City Schools, in conjunction with the Van Wert Police Department and Van Wert County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, conducted a random drug search at the high school campus this morning.
Van Wert City Schools’ Career Counselor, Kerry Koontz, has been nominated for the 2019-2020 national LifeChanger of the Year award.
Starting with 16 teams and using brain power to progress down to 1, Van Wert High School was crowned champion of the 2019 WTLW TV-44 Fall Whiz Quiz Tournament.
Van Wert Elementary School’s Cougar CLUB held its third annual Candy Canes for a Cause December 2-6.
The Van Wert Middle School and High School Vocal Music departments invite the community to attend their Christmas Choir Concerts on Monday, December 16, at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Auditorium.
Van Wert High School welcomed State Representative Don Jones to the school on Friday.
The Van Wert City Schools Board of Education (BOE) is committed to providing the best possible facilities for all our student athletes.
Van Wert High School will use the following schedule for exams on 12/19/19 and 12/20/19:
Van Wert High School students will host a toy drive December 9-13 to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Van Wert High School student council sponsored several events in November to benefit the Ohio City Food Pantry and the Van Wert Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry.
The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Trent Temple, Athletic Administrator at Van Wert High School, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator.
Pre-sale tickets for the Van Wert vs. Crestview varsity boys basketball game at Crestview on Friday, November 29 and the home Van Wert vs. Lincolnview game on Saturday, November 30 will be on sale Tuesday, November 26 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Friday, November 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the High School Athletic Office.
The Van Wert High School Volleyball program held their end of the year awards banquet on November 17. Varsity Coach Jeff Marbaugh and his staff gave out various awards to the players.
Van Wert High School Theatre invites you to their upcoming fall production of Sherlock Holmes on November 22 and 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on the Niswonger Performing Arts Center stage.
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,
Van Wert Elementary School will be hosting its parent-teacher conferences during the following times:
The Van Wert Early Childhood Center would like to remind parents that parent-teacher conferences for preschool and kindergarten will take place Monday, November 25 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 26 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Van Wert High School announces that Parent-Teacher Conferences for 2019-2020 will be held in the High School/Middle School Commons on the following dates:
Van Wert Middle School announces that Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held in various locations of the Middle School
It’s rare — really rare — to find a runner who is competitive at 100 meters and also at 5000 meters. Van Wert’s Caylee Phillips has been there and done that.
Van Wert High School honored veterans on Monday as part of local Veterans Day activities.
On Friday, October 18, Van Wert High School participated in the annual MakerFest event held in Lima.
Van Wert High School recently honored 142 students with an Academic Award for the 2018-2019 school year.
Van Wert High School will be honoring local veterans this Monday, November 11 at the annual Veteran’s Day assembly.