District News

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 State Releases Annual School Report Cards
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A different year brings a different look to the Ohio Department of Education’s Ohio School Report Cards for the state’s public schools.

Friday, September 16, 2022 VWHS Theatre Announces 2022 Fall Play
VWHS Theatre presents Trouble in Tumbleweed poster

Van Wert High School Theatre Department is excited to announce our 2022 fall play production.

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

VWHS 2022-2023 Virtual Open House

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

Friday, August 26, 2022 Black Mark Mafia Donates to VWHS
Rob Ellis, Tom Buzard, Jody Huth, Bob Priest (VWHS Principal) and Rick Lamb

Thank you to Black Mark Mafia who recently donated $500 to Van Wert High School!

Julie Burenga

The newest member of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education took the oath of office during Wednesday’s school board meeting

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A few back-to-school reminders, including the updated shuttle bus schedule, from our Transportation Department!

Thursday, July 28, 2022 VWFT Gives to Local Summer Programs
Mark Bagley, VWCS Superintendent; Betsy Hamman, YWCA Director of Summer Food Program; two program participants; and Chuck Rollins, VWFT President.

The Van Wert Federation of Teachers donated a total of $2,500 to two local youth summer programs.

Winners Natalie Benner, Keigen Martz, Josh Reichert, Ian Rex, Hunter Sherer, and Robert Spath

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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Van Wert City Schools announces its 2022-2023 program year policy 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. 

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The Ohio Academy of Science recognizes and awards one hundred twenty-four (124) students with $124,000 in scholarships to attend any Ohio college, university, or post-secondary career center.

A student tries on a firefighter's gear

More than 250 fifth graders from Van Wert, Crestview, Lincolnview, and St. Mary’s descended on downtown Van Wert at the first-ever “Let’s Get Down to Business” event hosted by Career Connections of Van Wert County on Tuesday, May 10.

Recipients of the Anita Zuber Future Teacher Scholarship

Van Wert High School held its Senior Awards Convocation for the Class of 2022 on Friday, May 6, 2022, in the Saltzgaber Music Hall of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 VWMS Hosts "Real Money. Real World."
Students had to decide if they had enough money left in their monthly budget to make charitable contributions. 

Van Wert Middle School hosted a financial literacy program for students called Real Money. Real World. on Wednesday, May 4.

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U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked Van Wert High School 160th in the state of Ohio and 4,196th in the nation for “Best High Schools”.

Rendering of the renovated Eggerss Stadium

Months of campaigning and spreading information paid off at the polls with the passage of a bond issue to renovate and improve Eggerss Stadium in downtown Van Wert.

On behalf of Van Wert City Schools, Kristi Fuerst, VWCS Marketing & Public Relations Specialist, accepts the Mark of Distinction award from Lou DeVincentis, OHSPRA President.

Van Wert City Schools was recognized with four professional Achievement Awards at the Ohio School Public Relations Association (OHSPRA) annual spring conference held in Columbus on April 28-29.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 #WhyYouMatter at VWMS
VWMS staff wearing their Why You Matter shirts

Van Wert Middle School is excited to be participating in the #WhyYouMatter project.

Pictured are (from the left) Gloria Waterman, Optimist Club; Nancy Brown, VWHS Language Arts teacher; Mackenzie Jones, Kasee Stoller, Sydney Rauch; and Bruce Showalter, Optimist Club President. 

The Optimist Club of Van Wert awarded three Van Wert High School students as the winners of its annual essay contest. The students addressed the topic “How Does an Optimistic Mindset Change My Tomorrow?”

Robotics team bite their gold medals after advancing to the world championships

This past weekend, the Van Wert High School Robotics team competed in the big robot division at the Buckeye Regional FRC competition in Cleveland, OH with 59 teams from Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania.

Mark Bagley speaks to the board of education during Wednesday's board meeting

Updates and various reports made up the majority of Wednesday night’s meeting of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education.

March 2022 The Cougar Connection cover page

The March 2022 edition of The Cougar Connection is now available for viewing!

Clayton Mosier, Lily Davis, Aaron Dowdy, and Mariana Ickes are the VWHS February PBIS winners

Congratulations to the February winners of Van Wert Cinema’s Student of the Month!

Senator McColley with the VWHS Robotics Team

Van Wert High School and Middle School welcomed Senator Rob McColley on Wednesday, March 9.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 VWHS Seniors Tour Local Businesses
VWHS seniors stand in front of the Cooper Farms sign

Van Wert High School seniors participated in the annual business tours on Tuesday, March 1.

VWES Principal Justin Krogman, Nurse Emily Whittington, District Nurse Theresa Whittington, and Assistant Principal Tracy Wehner proudly hold the new VWES Heart Safe School Designation banner.

Van Wert Elementary School is proud to announce its new designation as a Heart Safe School by Project ADAM.