District News

VWHS Students to Host Toy Drive VWHS to host toy drive graphic

Van Wert High School students will host a toy drive December 9-13 to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

VWHS Student Council Donates to Local Food Pantries VWHS students collect food to donate to local food pantries

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.

VWHS Athletic Director Earns CAA Designation Trent Temple

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.

VW vs. Crestview & Linconview Pre-Sale Tickets VW Cougar Head logo

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.

VWHS Volleyball Holds Awards Banquet VWHS Volleyball Scholar Athletes

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. 

VWHS Theatre to Perform Fall Play VWHS Theatre Proudly Presents Sherlock Holmes poster

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.

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,

VWES Announces Parent-Teacher Conference Schedule Van Wert Elementary School circle logo

Van Wert Elementary School will be hosting its parent-teacher conferences during the following times:

ECC Reminds Parents of Upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences Van Wert ECC circle logo

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.

VWHS Parent-Teacher Conferences Scheduled Van Wert High School circle logo

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:

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

A Speedster at Any Distance — Van Wert’s Caylee Phillips Caylee Phillips is pictured with her medal after finishing sixth at the state meet.

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.

VWHS Assembly Honors Local Veterans The VWHS choir performs during Monday’s Veterans Day assembly.

Van Wert High School honored veterans on Monday as part of local Veterans Day activities. 

Van Wert High School Claims Championship at MakerFest Event VWHS students pose with their trophy beside the school buses after the MakerFest competition

On Friday, October 18, Van Wert High School participated in the annual MakerFest event held in Lima.

VWHS Academic Award Winners Announced 2018-2019 Junior Academic Award Winners

Van Wert High School recently honored 142 students with an Academic Award for the 2018-2019 school year.

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.

Van Wert Federal Donates to VWHS Athletics George Scott and Katie Harting of Van Wert Federal present a $3,500 check to Gabe Steyer, Travis Francis, Jacob Wasson, and Trent Temple

Van Wert Federal Savings Bank recently donated $3,500 to the Van Wert High School Athletics Department.

VWHS Graduate Gives Back to CEO Program Dalton Heppeard presents a check for $550 to Kerry Koontz

Dalton Heppeard has been a familiar face at the local farmer’s market for several years, but for the first time he agreed to set up a booth in this year’s Apple Festival selling apple dumplings. 

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.

VWHS Announces 2019 Homecoming Court 2019 Homecoming Court attendants

Van Wert High School’s Student Council is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Homecoming Court.

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.

Busy Night for Newell Van Wert senior Levi Newell plays trumpet with the band in his football jersey

Van Wert senior Levi Newell pulled double duty during Friday night’s football game against Defiance.

Last Chance for Football Season Tickets A Van Wert football player runs the ball against Crestview

Those wishing to purchase season tickets for the 2019 Van Wert Cougar football season must do so by Wednesday, September 11th at 3:00 p.m. in the High School Athletic Office.

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.

Van Wert Sheriff Invites VWHS Students to Exploring Open House Thomas M. Riggenbach Sheriff Badge

Are you interested in a future career in the Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement? If so, we would like to invite you to attend the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office Exploring Open House on October 16.

VWHS Students Invited to Join Van Wert Fire Department Fire/EMS Exploring Program Van Wert Fire Department badge

Come learn about firefighting, emergency services, and EMT. I invite you to become a member of the Fire/EMS Exploring program sponsored by the City of Van Wert Fire Department.

Atlas promotes student success and support at VWHS Kevin Atlas speaks during his presentation to VWHS

Van Wert High School students gathered at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Thursday morning to hear Kevin Atlas, the first basketball player with only one hand to earn a D1 basketball scholarship, give a motivational speech.

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.

VW vs. Bryan Football Pre-sale Ticket Info VW Cougar head logo

The Van Wert Cougars will travel to Bryan this Friday, August 30, to take on the Golden Bears in the first game of the season.

CEO program kicks off 4th year in partnering students with area businesses Jim Pope speaks to CEO program students at its kickoff meeting

Nearly 70 students and their parents gathered at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Wednesday evening to celebrate the kick-off of the fourth year of the Career Education Opportunity (CEO) Program.

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.

VWHS announces open house date, times High school students smiling in the hall on the first day of school

Van Wert High School Principal Bob Priest announced that open house for parents of VWHS students will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 28.

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.

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.