District News

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 VWCS Thanks Local Partners for New AEDs
Administrators, staff, and students representing Van Wert City Schools stand with a table full of AEDs with Stacy Adam, Executive Director and Krista Somerton, Program Manager of the Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation

Through several grants and generous donations, Van Wert City Schools is pleased to have a total of 33 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on-site throughout its four campuses.

October 2021 calendar with October 22 circled in red

Van Wert City Schools will be on a scheduled 2 hour delay on Friday, October 22nd as staff will have the opportunity to receive their Covid-19 booster and flu vaccine.

Monday, October 11, 2021 Doctor Crowned Homecoming Queen
2021 Homecoming court with Queen Nora Doctor

Nora Doctor (with crown) was named Van Wert High School’s 2021 Homecoming Queen before Friday’s game against Kenton.

Monday, October 11, 2021 Eggerss Stadium: A Van Wert Legacy
Rendering of the renovated Eggerss Stadium

It’s pretty easy to name things that go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Arts and crafts. Love and marriage. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 VWHS 2021 Homecoming Court
VWHS 2021 homecoming court. Attendants include Aubree Bear, Nora Doctor, Kayla Krites, Mandy Burenga, Kiara Saam, and Serena Havill

Van Wert High School’s Student Council is proud to announce the 2021-2022 Homecoming Court.

Thursday, September 30, 2021 VWHS Theatre Announces Fall Play Cast
Cast members of Murder at Rundown Abbey

Van Wert High School Theatre is preparing for their upcoming production of Murder at Rundown Abbey by Craig Sodaro.

Ethan White

The principal, Bob Priest, of Van Wert High School announced today that Ethan White has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Thursday, September 23, 2021 In Loving Memory of Miss Anita Zuber
Anita Zuber

Our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and students of Miss Anita Zuber, Van Wert Middle School English/Language Arts teacher.

Van Wert Superintendent Mark Bagley talks about a bond issue the district is placing on the ballot to fund renovations to Eggerss Stadium.

Voters in the Van Wert City School District can expect to see a May 2022 ballot issue to renovate and improve Eggerss Stadium.

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An informational meeting for parents/guardians of Van Wert County juniors and seniors regarding financial aid will be held at Van Wert High School.

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Throughout your son/daughter's educational career, Open House has been a regular practice at each building level. 

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Four 2021 graduates of Van Wert High School were recently awarded first place prizes in the 2021 Believe in Ohio State Competition.

Mengerink was awarded 1st place a Regionals, 2nd place at State, and earned a gold medal at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference for her "Human Trafficking in Today's World" presentation. 

Abbie Mengerink, Van Wert High School/Vantage Career Center FCCLA member, virtually attended the 2021 FCCLA National Leadership Conference where she was awarded a gold medal for her project.

Van Wert Board of Education member Greg Blackmore listens to a report during Wednesday’s meeting.

Despite losing one day to heavy fog and three delays caused by early morning fog, Van Wert City Schools Superintendent Mark Bagley said the start of the new school year has been excellent.

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Fans interested in purchasing tickets for Van Wert High School home athletic contests now have the option to purchase a mobile ticket online, as well as in-person at the gate for varsity football, volleyball, and boys and girls soccer.

Monday, August 9, 2021 *NEW* Alerts Sign-Up
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Van Wert City Schools is announcing changes to its alert system. In order to receive alerts about district announcements and school delays and cancellations, individuals must sign up at https://www.vwcs.net/Content2/alerts-sign-up.

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Dear Parent(s),

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! The Board of Education, the building principals, and I look forward to returning to a much more “normal” educational experience for students and employees as we begin the 2021-2022 school year.

VWCS Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton gives his report to the board of education.

The new school year, COVID-19 and masks, personnel, Eggerss Stadium and critical race theory were among the topics addressed during Wednesday’s Van Wert school board meeting.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Klein Memorial Fund Helps Local Students
Foundation CEO Seth Baker (middle) with local school district representatives.

Seth Baker, CEO of The Van Wert County Foundation, is pleased to announce designated grant funds to local school districts from the Richard L. and Nadie O. Klein Memorial Trust. 

Removing the mold.

Dr. Robert Laing and staff volunteered their day off to make upper dental impressions for the Van Wert High School football program members.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 VWCS Teachers Donate
VWFT President Chuck Rollins, Brumback Assistant Director Marcia Weldy, VWFT Treasurer Charlie Witten, and summer reading program participants Jarrett and Mox Sinn.

The Van Wert Federation of Teachers recently donated funds to Brumback Library for its summer reading program and to the YWCA for its summer food program.

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Van Wert Superintendent Mark Bagley talked about some concerns with school funding in the yet-to-be-approved biennial state budget proposal, while the Van Wert City Board of Education dealt with personnel and financial actions related to the upcoming school year during Wednesday’s June meeting.

The Ohio Academy of Science logo

Funded by the State of Ohio through the Department of Higher Education and operated as a program of The Ohio Academy of Science, Believe in Ohio is a STEM and entrepreneurship program that teaches students how to commercialize products and services and create business plans that are driven by innovation.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 VWHS NHS Students Earn Bronze Pennant
2020-2021 National Honor Society students with items collected to donate to the Pregnancy Life Center

Van Wert High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) students recently donated $150 to Van Wert’s Haven of Hope and $150 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, earning them the Bronze Champions donation status for Hero Squad.

The Cougar Connection cover page

The May 2021 edition of The Cougar Connection is now available for viewing.

Van Wert Federation of Teachers Scholarship recipients

Van Wert High School held its Senior Awards Convocation for the Class of 2021 on Monday, May 10, 2021 in the Saltzgaber Music Hall of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. 

10 students read letters to educators that had an impact on them during the 26th annual educator's banquet.

Wednesday evening, students and educators from Van Wert City Schools gathered at Willow Bend Country Club to honor teachers who had a special impact on students and those who will be retiring this school year.

Van Wert CEO student interns with Central representatives, Shannon Akerman and Lisa Nolan.

In continued support of the program, Central Insurance Companies donated padfolios to all student interns involved in the Van Wert High School Career Education Opportunities (CEO) program.

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U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked Van Wert High School 107th in the state of Ohio and 3,075th in the nation for “Best High Schools”.

Van Wert City Board of Education member Scott Mull listens to a presentation during Wednesday’s meeting. 

Van Wert High School seniors will graduate during an in-person commencement ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Van Wert High School, and, during Wednesday night’s monthly meeting, the Board of Education approved the list of members of the Class of 2021.

Jordan Hurless

Five area boys have been selected as finalists for the 2021 R.K. Thompson Self Reliance Award, according to Breanne Sudduth, Keri McClure and Anthony Adams, co-chairpersons of the Van Wert Service Club’s selection committee.

Jamie Burenga

Five area girls have been selected for the 2021 R.K. Thompson Self Reliance Award, according to Breanne Sudduth, Keri McClure and Anthony Adams, co-chairpersons of the Van Wert Service Club’s selection committee.

Van Wert Career Counselor Kerry Koontz addresses students at the 5th annual CEO program banquet on Wednesday.

Wednesday morning, students involved with the high school Career Education Opportunities (CEO) program gathered to celebrate the fifth successful year of the program.

Ella Hernandez, Debbie Jones, Alexis Pangle, Gage Stemen, Sarah Verville, Emma Wallace, and Citlali Aguilar-Montiel were all honored for their artwork they created using the YWCA's mission statement.

On Wednesday, seven Van Wert City Schools students were honored at the Van Wert County YWCA for the work they did in creating an art display that encompasses the YWCA mission.

Mr. McElroy helps students as they work to program their new robots

The Gateway to Technology class at Van Wert Middle School recently received a $3,000 grant from the Van Wert County Foundation’s Flickinger Memorial Trust.

First-grade students enjoying their Action Bibles. 

LifeWise Academy, the Released Time Bible Education program of Van Wert City Schools, is growing.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 YWCA April Contest Winners Announced
Pictured are the winners of this month’s poster contest: Lilly and Brenna

The YWCA of Van Wert County is a Community Partner with Van Wert Middle School Cougar Leaders.

2020-2021 Quality Profile with Cougar head logo with paw

Van Wert City Schools recently released its 2020-2021 Quality Profile. The Quality Profile is designed to be an at-a-glance summary of the outstanding educational experience VWCS offers.

Congratulations VWHS Honor Roll with a graphic of a gold star

Congratulations to the following students for making the 3rd nine weeks honor roll: