Principal's Message

School Staff Member

Mark Bagley

Welcome to Van Wert Middle School!

VWMS has a saying that starts like this, “Life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…you are in charge of your ATTITUDE.” The beginning of each new school year brings new experiences, new expectations and new friendships. How we react to the newness will measure our success in school. We are asking you to get involved and be in charge of your education. It is your attitude that will get you to participate and your participation that will bring you success! What you do matters at VWMS!

To help you realize the importance of a positive attitude, this website informs you and your parents of school policies, procedures and services available to students at our middle school. Knowing the rules of the school will help you to enjoy all of the best school has to offer. The teachers and support staff are ready and now the ATTITUDE and RESPECT are up to you! Failure is NOT an Option at Van Wert Middle School because We Take Care of Business!

So, welcome, Class of 2024, 2025, and 2026 to Van Wert Middle School. It is our hope you begin the year ready to participate in your education and trust we will help you along the way. You must make the decision to enter school with an attitude to learn and to take advantage of the opportunities that a good education has to give you.


Mr. Mark Bagley & Mrs. Darla Dunlap


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