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Friday, October 28, 2022 PAWS | Let's Review This Week
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See what students and staff at each building have been up to! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 VWHS Announces 2022 Homecoming Court
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Van Wert High School’s Student Council is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Homecoming Court.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 2022 Homecoming Events
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Join the Van Wert Cougars on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30pm to kick things off with the annual Homecoming parade!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Van Wert vs. OG Football Ticketing
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Fans interested in attending the Van Wert vs. Ottawa-Glandorf game on Friday, September 23 are asked to purchase tickets at the gate.

Friday, September 16, 2022 VWHS Theatre Announces 2022 Fall Play
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Van Wert High School Theatre Department is excited to announce our 2022 fall play production.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 All-Clear Given Following Threat at VWMS
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Today a threat of violence was made at Van Wert Middle School.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Booster Club Members Can Pick Up Swag
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Van Wert Cougar Pride Booster Club members will have an opportunity on Wednesday, September 7 to pick up their membership gifts from 5:30-7 p.m. at Van Wert Elementary.

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 2022-2023 Student Registration Now Open
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Registration for new students (KG – 12) is currently open for the 2022-2023 school year. 

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The Van Wert City Schools Board of Education seeks applicants to fill the unexpired term of board member Dr. Rachel S. White, who resigned her position July 19, 2022.

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On behalf of Van Wert City School District, we would like to thank you once again for your continued support of the district with the passage of the Eggerss Stadium bond issue.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 VWMS Choirs Hold Spring Concert
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The Van Wert Middle School Vocal Music department invites the community to attend their spring choir concert on Monday, May 16 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

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.

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.

Students create a "Living Literature" presenation representing Casey at Bat

Van Wert High School would like to invite community members to experience the Living Literature presentations on Monday, May 16 in VWHS room 102.

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.

Aerial view of proposed rendering for Eggerss Stadium

Van Wert City Schools and the Eggerss Stadium Renovation Committee invite all Van Wert community members to our Preserve the Pride event on Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 pm.

Friday, April 8, 2022 All-Clear Given Following Threat
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Today a bomb threat was made to Van Wert High School and other high schools in the area.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Join Us This Weekend for Cinderella!
The cast of the VWHS spring musical, Cinderella

Van Wert High School Theatre Department is excited to announce our 2022 spring musical production that will be performed this weekend on April 7, 8, and 9, 2022.

Collage of renderings of Eggerss Stadium renovations

Van Wert City Schools and the Eggerss Stadium Renovation Committee would like to share some updates that have been made to the Eggerss Stadium Renovations project since it was first announced in September 2021.

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.

Thursday, March 24, 2022 VWHS Theatre To Hold Royal Extravaganza
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Van Wert High School Theatre invites the general public to attend the “Royal Extravaganza” event this Sunday, March 27 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center lobby supporting our Spring Musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

March 2022 The Cougar Connection cover page

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

Whitley Fast, Lauren Black, Piper Pierce, and Kayla Krites hold posters advertising the VWHS spring musical, Cinderella

On April 7, 8, and 9, 2022, join Van Wert High School Theatre as we present Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway Version) at 7pm at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

Senator McColley with the VWHS Robotics Team

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

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Van Wert City Schools, in correlation with Ohio Revised Code 3313.64 or 3313.65, will again permit students from any Ohio school district to apply and enroll in the Van Wert City Schools system through Open Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year.  

2022-2023 Kindergarten registration with picture of current kindergartners

Van Wert City Schools will be hosting Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 school year from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 21 – Thursday, March 31, 2022, at the Van Wert Early Childhood Center located at 1120 Buckeye Drive in Van Wert..

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 VWHS Spring Musical Tickets on Sale
The cast of the VWHS spring musical, Cinderella

The Van Wert High School Theatre Department would like to share information pertaining to ticket sales for our 2022 spring musical, Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 VWCS Releases 2021-2022 Quality Profile
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Van Wert City Schools is pleased to release its 2021-2022 Quality Profile.

2022 Cougars United spirit week themes for United Way

Van Wert City Schools will be participating in United Way of Van Wert County's "Rivals United" week with a "Cougars United" fundraiser competition between Van Wert High School and Middle School. 

Chief King presented awards, tee shirts, and smoke alarms to Braxton Kouts (left) and Hunter Tinsley (right) on Monday.

A few short weeks ago, on the night of Jan. 5, 2022, two hometown heroes saved their family of seven adults and children from a devastating house fire.

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Van Wert High School’s National Honor Society will be hosting a “Light the Night” walk on Sunday, March 6 at Franklin Park.

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Tonight's JV / varsity boys basketball against St. Marys has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 8.

Mark Bagley speaking to the board of education at Wednesday's meeting

Anthony Adams will again serve as president of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education.

VWHS Theatre proudly presents Cinderella

Van Wert High School Theatre Department is excited to announce our 2022 spring musical production.

Thursday, January 6, 2022 Allie (Clifton) Kalsow to be Recognized
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The public is invited to join us this week as we celebrate Allie (Clifton) Kalsow, a Van Wert High School alumna, for her various accomplishments as a VWHS student-athlete.

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The Ohio Department of Education began the College Credit Plus program for all students enrolled in Ohio schools. 

Monday, December 20, 2021 Statement from Van Wert City Schools
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It is with profound sadness that we inform you about the tragic loss of an 8th grade student to our school community.

Matt Braun, the lead pastor at LifeHouse Church, speaks to the Board about a project which collected donations for needed clothing items for area children.

Van Wert City Schools Board of Education met Wednesday at First Federal Lecture Hall of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center and approved resolutions necessary for the Eggerss Stadium project.

Concert choir performing

The Van Wert Middle School and High School Vocal Music departments invite the community to attend their Christmas Choir Concerts on Monday, December 13, at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Eggerss Stadium: Reflections and Renovations
A view of the current visitors locker room under Eggerss Stadium.

Recently I visited Eggerss Stadium on a crisp and breezy fall day.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 VWMS Students Donate to Humane Society
Pictured are Jeff Hood, Van Wert County Humane Society board member, and Van Wert Middle School students who recently collected $450.

Pictured are Jeff Hood, Van Wert County Humane Society board member, and Van Wert Middle School students who recently collected $450 on behalf of late middle school teacher Anita Zuber.

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In accordance with Ohio Revised Code ORC 153.65-73, Van Wert City Schools is requesting qualifications from architects for professional design services to assist in the planning, design and construction of renovated athletic facilities, Eggerss Stadium.

Guests help themselves to the Thanksgiving feast

Students at the new Van Wert School at the Goedde celebrated Thanksgiving early by preparing and enjoying a delicious homemade dinner.

Aidan Pratt playing basketball against a Crestview player

Due to the Cougar football team’s recent playoff success, the 2021-2022 boys basketball schedule has been adjusted.

Friday, November 19, 2021 Van Wert vs. Port Clinton Game Day Info
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Click for printable information for tonight's Regional Finals football game against Port Clinton at Donnell Stadium in Findlay. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with kickoff at 7:00 p.m.

Board member Scott Mull listens to information about the district’s five-year forecast.

Van Wert City Schools will be in the black for the next five years, according to the latest financial forecast.

Picture of Christmas ornaments with VWHS Art Club Presents Coffee, Cookies, and Canvases

The Van Wert High School Art Club invites the public to Coffee, Cookies, and Canvases on Thursday, December 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the High School/Middle School art rooms.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Eggerss Stadium: It's Time!
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I’ve lived in Van Wert for more than 40 years and cannot imagine the city without Eggerss Stadium. 

Monday, November 15, 2021 VWHS Theatre to Perform Fall Play
VWHS Theatre proudly presents Murder at Rundown Abbey on November 16 and 18

Van Wert High School Theatre Department invites the community to our fall play, Murder at Rundown Abbey by Craig Sodaro, which will be performed at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 18 at 7:30 pm.

Rendering of Eggerss Stadium

An informational meeting about the proposed Eggerss Stadium renovation project will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 16 at the Ohio City Community Building.

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Van Wert High School Theatre Department is excited to announce our 2021 fall play production.

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Season tickets for the 2021-2022 boys varsity basketball season will be available starting Monday, November 8.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 VWCS Completes 2021 United Way Campaign
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Van Wert City Schools recently wrapped up its 2021-2022 United Way Campaign.

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Mudbowl 2021.  This could be used to describe the playoff game between Van Wert and Rossford this past Friday at Eggerss stadium.

Van Wert City Schools Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton addresses the Board during the October meeting on Wednesday.

The Van Wert City Schools Board of Education heard two presentations during its October meeting on Wednesday.

Van Wert Cougars versus Rossford Bulldogs with OHSAA logo

The Van Wert Cougars will take on the Rossford Bulldogs on Friday, October 29 at Eggerss Stadium.

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There will be a parent/student informational meeting Thursday, October 28th at 6:30 pm in the Commons.

Aerial view of Eggerss Stadium lighting up the night sky surrounding Van Wert

Traditions: the passing of customs or beliefs from generation to generation. All over America, one thing unites us in the late summer and early fall: high school football on Friday nights.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Do's and Don'ts of School Bus Safety
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It's National School Bus Safety Week! Review these tips for keeping children safe in and around the bus and bus stops.

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 Eggerss Stadium: A Van Wert Legacy
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It’s pretty easy to name things that go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Arts and crafts. Love and marriage. 

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.

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

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.

Van Wert School at the Goedde Open House with a graphic of colored pencils

Van Wert School at the Goedde is excited to open its doors for its first-ever open house on Thursday, August 19.

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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Van Wert Cougar Athletic Booster Club is excited to announce their upcoming Meet the Teams Bonfire!

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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.

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Season tickets for the 2021 varsity Cougar football season are now available.

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. 

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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.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 05/19/2021
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

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

Friday, May 14, 2021 Back to School Program Set
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The third annual Back to School program begins soon. Eligible Van Wert County students in grades preschool - 12 (2021 - 2022 school year) will receive a $100 voucher for the purchase of shoes and socks and a school spirit t-shirt for grades K - 12th.

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The city of Van Wert has shared a Sister City relationship with Sumoto City, formerly Goshiko Cho, for 25 years.

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.

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Van Wert Health announced an initiative to administer sports physicals for local student-athletes who attend four schools in the surrounding area

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS: April 28 - Band OMEA Large Group Contest; May 4 - Spring Band Concert (5th & 6th grade 6:15 pm; 7th & 8th grade 7:30 pm); May 18 - Spring Choir Concert 7:30; May 20 - Last day of school! 

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.

VWHS students performing Mary Poppins

Van Wert High School Theatre will be streaming their 2018 production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s "Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical" on April 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m.

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.

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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.

Adria Webster and Linkyn Bailey pose together

Van Wert sixth-grader Adria Webster and Lincolnview’s Linkyn Bailey each baked and sold $500 worth of cupcakes towards this year’s “Cupcake War,” which was handled in virtual fashion.

VWHS band director Bob Sloan talking about plans for the upcoming school year. 

Three longtime Van Wert City Schools employees are retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 03/23/21
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Interdistrict Open Enrollment
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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 2021-2022 school year. 

Winners of this month's poster contest: Lexi, Sophie, and Mandy (VWMS 8th graders).

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

Thursday, March 4, 2021 Booster Club Spring Flower Sale
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The Booster Club Spring Flower Sale will run from February 22 - March 9. 

2021-2022 Kindergarten registration information

The registration of kindergarten children attending Van Wert City Schools for the 2021-2022 school year will be held March 1, 2021 to March 26, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Superintendent’s Office in the S.F. Goedde Building.

Van Wert Superintendent Mark Bagley gives his report during Wednesday's Board of Education meeting.

During Wednesday's regular Board of Education meeting, Van Wert Superintendent Mark Bagley gave an update regarding the district's response to COVID-19. Recently, area teachers got the opportunity to be vaccinated.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 VWCS Board Meeting - February 24, 2021
Van Wert Superintendent Mark Bagley gives his report during Wednesday's Board of Education meeting.

During Wednesday's regular Board of Education meeting, Van Wert Superintendent Mark Bagley gave an update regarding the district's response to COVID-19. Recently, area teachers got the opportunity to be vaccinated.

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

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Remote Learning for Calamity Days #10 and Beyond

Friday, February 19, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 02/19/21
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Monday, February 15, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 02/15/21
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Monday, February 8, 2021 VWHS Theatre Announces Musical Re-Stream
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The Van Wert High School Theatre Department announces that their production, Disney’s Tarzan®, the Stage Musical, will be available to stream February 17-21, 2021.

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Van Wert City Schools will be using our District Determined Remote Learning Plan on Friday, February 19, 2021, and Friday, March 12, 2021.

Monday, February 8, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 02/08/22
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 01/20/21
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Ruth Ann Dowler, special services coordinator, addresses the Van Wert City Board of Education during its meeting Wednesday evening.

Anthony Adams was elected president of the Van Wert City Board of Education at the Board's organizational meeting Wednesday evening.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 01/12/21
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Monday, January 11, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 01/11/21
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Trinda Keber, Van Wert Middle School art teacher, addresses the Van Wert City Board of Education during the Board's meeting Wednesday evening.

Van Wert City Schools Board of Education dealt with a number of personnel issues at its regular meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16.

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Van Wert City Schools will be offering a 2-day breakfast and lunch curbside distribution for Monday, December 21st and Tuesday, December 22nd at the Middle School Gymnasium parking lot (Door M-37).

Monday, December 14, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 12/14/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

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Van Wert City Schools students will move to remote learning for two days prior to Christmas Break.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 12/09/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

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Superintendent Mark Bagley provides an update to the Van Wert Board of Education on Wednesday.

During Wednesday's Van Wert Board of Education meeting, Treasurer Michelle Mawer discussed the updated five-year forecast.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 11/19/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 11/17/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 11/12/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the health and safety of our students and staff.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 11/11/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the health and safety of our students and staff.

Monday, November 9, 2020 VWCS Covid-19 Update 11/9/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the health and safety of our students and staff.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Wanted: Substitute Cafeteria Workers
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Are you looking to supplement your income and have a few hours to spare in a day? Consider becoming a substitute cafeteria worker!

Friday, October 30, 2020 VWHS Fall Musical Ticket Information
Tarzan the Stage Musical poster with streaming information

The Van Wert High School Theatre Department would like to announce that our production, Disney’s Tarzan®, The Stage Musical, will be available for streaming December 9-13 at various times.

Superintendent Mark Bagley

At least to this point, the spread of COVID-19 hasn’t happened in Van Wert City Schools. That was the word from Superintendent Mark Bagley during Wednesday’s City Board of Education meeting.

Monday, October 26, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 Update 10/26/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Wanted: Substitute Bus Drivers
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Are you looking to supplement your income? Do you have a few hours a day to spare? Consider becoming a substitute bus driver!

Van Wert City Schools Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton and two Van Wert City School bus drivers pose with Sgt. Adam Brincefield and Lt. Jonathon Gray of the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The week of Oct. 19 - 23 is National School Bus Safety Week and the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is concerned about the safety of children riding to and from school. “School Bus Safety Week is important because it concerns our community’s children,” said Lt. Jonathon Gray, post commander of the Van Wert Post. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Wanted: Substitute Custodians
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Van Wert City Schools is actively seeking applicants for substitute custodians. Learn more today!

VWMS choir students hold signs that say "Thank You KAM Manufacturing"

While the 2020-2021 school year looks differently than years’ past, safety and adaptability continue to be at the forefront.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Van Wert High School Musical Update
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The Van Wert High School Theatre Department would like to announce that our production, Disney’s Tarzan®, The Stage Musical, originally set for this past spring will now be produced and available for streaming late fall.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Wanted: Substitute Paraprofessionals
Join Our Team! Wanted: Substitute Paraprofessionals with graphic of puzzle pieces and the VW Cougar Head logo

Van Wert City Schools is actively seeking applicants for substitute paraprofessionals. Learn more today!

Thursday, September 24, 2020 Wanted: Substitute Teachers
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Have you ever considered becoming a substitute teacher? Learn more today!

Greg Blackmore raises his right hand while being sworn into the VWCS Board of Education

Former Van Wert DARE officer Greg Blackmore is the newest member of the Van Wert City Board of Education.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 Update 09/23/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 VWCS Accepting Bids for Snow Removal
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Van Wert City Schools is currently accepting bids for snow removal for the 2020-2021 school year.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 COVID-19 Update VWCS
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Close up of an e-reader with the Sora and MackinVIA logos

Van Wert City Schools Library was recently awarded a $3,000 CARES Act Mini-Grant to help its student libraries prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free Meals with graphics of cafeteria food

Van Wert City Schools district participates in the National School Lunch Program and has received notification that the breakfast and lunch program will offer breakfast and lunch at no charge for all students in preschool through grade 12 regardless of free/reduced status.

Thursday, September 3, 2020 Student Grades Sign-Up Now Open
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Parents of students in grades 5-12 are reminded to sign up to receive student grades in ECHO. 

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The following graphic is a visual representation of when drivers must stop for a school bus in the state of Ohio:

Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton updates the Van Wert Board of Education on the first days of school.

During Wednesday’s regular meeting, the Van Wert City School Board listened to Superintendent Mark Bagley and Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton speak about how the school year is going with all the new requirements in place.

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The Van Wert City Board of Education seeks applicants to fill the unexpired term of board member Tom Losh, who resigned his position August 26, 2020.

Thursday, August 27, 2020 Fall Athletics Ticket Policy
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2020 - 2021 Fall Athletics Ticket Policy

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Van Wert City Schools would like to remind parents/guardians that in order to receive alerts, they must be signed up for the Honeywell Instant Alert® for Schools system.

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I, Lance D. Himes, Interim Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), pursuant to the authority granted to me in R.C. 3701.13 to "make special orders...for preventing the spread of contagious or infectious diseases" Order the following to prevent the spread of COVID-1 9 into the State of Ohio:

Eggress Stadium

In a sense, it’s back to the drawing board for Eggerss Stadium.

Van Wert County Health Department logo

The Van Wert County Health Department has answered some frequently asked questions regarding Covid-19 isolation and quarantine. 

Thursday, August 13, 2020 No Season Tickets for 2020 Football Season
No season tickets for 2020 football season

Due to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) guidelines and the reduced number of regular season football games, Van Wert City Schools will not be able to sell season tickets for the 2020 football season.

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The Van Wert City Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. in the First Federal Lecture Hall at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.  

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2020 7th & 8th Grade Schedule Pick-Up
Graphic of sticky notes with 7th & 8th grade schedule pick-up

We are happy to be able to announce we are, at this point, cleared to host a modified 7/8th Grade Schedule Pickup.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2020 6th Grade Orientation Information
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We are happy to be able to announce we are, at this point, cleared to host a modified 6th Grade Orientation.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Back-to-School Update: August 5, 2020
Back-to-School Update August 5, 2020

Governor DeWine announced yesterday, August 4, that the Ohio Department of Health will issue a health order requiring that K-12 children wear face coverings while at school.

Farewell Letter from Superintendent Vicki Brunn with a photo of Vicki and the VWCS circle logo

It's official! Saturday was my first day of retirement. It has been a joy and a pleasure to serve as superintendent of Van Wert City Schools these past two years.

Friday, July 31, 2020 Reopening VWCS 2020-2021
Reopening VWCS 2020-2021 with a calendar of August and graphic of the cougar head logo

Thank you for your patience as we have worked with area superintendents, our district’s administrators, VWFT Association representation, and the Board of Education to put together the guidelines for reopening Van Wert City Schools for the upcoming school year.

Board of education meeting in lecture hall

The Educational Boards of Van Wert City Schools and Lincolnview Local Schools met in special meetings on Thursday to approve remote learning plans and district calendar changes.

Cougar head and cougar paw with VWCS 2020-2021 Reopening Plan

During the 2019-2020 school year, all Ohio schools were closed for the remainder of the school calendar year beginning on March 17, 2020 by order of Governor DeWine and State Health Commissioner Acton in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. 

Van Wert City Schools logo and FinalForms logo

FinalForms is now open for parents to make updates for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Thursday, July 16, 2020 Back to School Shoe Program
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If you are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and have a minor child in your home who will be attending school (Preschool - 12th grade), we may be able to help you purchase shoes. 

New Van Wert Superintendent Mark Bagley speaks on preparations for reopening in the fall during Wednesday’s meeting of the Van Wert City Board of Education.

With an eye on safely returning students to classrooms next month, Van Wert City Schools is working on plans to do so.

VWCS Reset and Restart Back to School Survey

Governor DeWine has released his guidelines on Reset and Restart to School in the fall and we have been planning for the return to school in August.

Chuck Rollins, president of the Van Wert Federation of Teachers, Betsy Hamman, director of the YWCA summer food program & Charlie Witten, treasurer of Van Wert Federation of Teachers.

Rather than doing a spring fundraiser this year, the Van Wert Federation of Teachers collected donations from members to donate to the YWCA summer food program. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Operation Back to School Coming Soon
Operation Back to School logo

The 5th annual Operation Back to School outreach event, sponsored by First United Methodist Church, is set for the afternoon of Aug. 2, 2020.

Van Wert City Board of Education members welcomed incoming Superintendent Mark Bagley (left) said farewell to retiring Superintendent Vicki Brunn during its June meeting on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s Van Wert City Board of Education meeting was the final one for Superintendent Vicki Brunn.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 VWCS Superintendent's Office Closed
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The VWCS Superintendent's Office will be closed for office maintenance.

Pictured are Julie LaRue and Becky Proffitt of Van Wert City Schools and Brand Lieber, Mark Verville, and Sam Price of the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Sister’s Embroidery and More to offer Van Wert Strong t-shirts to the community.

The Brumback Library

The following is a list of events for the Brumback Library's Summer Reading Program, "Imagine Your Story," for the week of June 15-20:

The Brumback Library

Registration for the Brumback Library’s 2020 annual Summer Reading Program is underway.

 Van Wert City School Treasurer Michelle Mawer delivers a Power Point during Wednesday's Board of Education meeting.

Covid-19 and its impact on Van Wert City Schools was the focus of the majority of the Board of Education meeting held on Wednesday, May 27.

Friday, May 22, 2020 VWMS 2020 Virtual Art Show
Middle School virtual art show video
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 VWCS Food Services Donations
Surrounded by boxes donated from Tecumseh Packaging Solutions are Ron Danczyk, Tecumseh Plant Manager; Tom Losh, Van Wert City Schools board member and Tecumseh employee; Jenny Yoh and Julie Larue, VWCS head cooks.

The Van Wert City Schools Food Services department would like to thank Tecumseh Packaging Solutions and Leland Smith Insurance Services/Erie Insurance for their generous donations that helped provide meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Registration for fall athletics is now open for students who will be in grades 7 - 12 for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

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The Van Wert Service Club will sponsor a summer speech and language clinic again this year.

Virtual graduation graphic

During a press conference Friday, area principals announced that all four Van Wert County schools (Crestview, Lincolnview, Vantage and Van Wert) will hold virtual graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Students who DO NOT have access to ECHO and need paper assignments can pick them up Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. outside the Middle School Main Office under the canopy.

Screenshot of all board members and school principals during Wednesday's board meeting held on Zoom

Four potential dates are under consideration for Van Wert High School’s 2020 graduation ceremony.

VWCS Covid-19 Update April 20, 2020 Sorry We're Closed

In a press conference held on Monday, April 20, Governor Mike DeWine announced all Ohio schools will remain closed through the end of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VWMS assignment pick-up announcement graphic

Students who DO NOT have access to ECHO and need paper assignments can pick them up Monday 4/20 and Tuesday 4/21 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. outside the Middle School Main Office under the canopy.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 VWMS D.C. Fundraiser Update
A group of VWMS boys pose in front of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

If students still choose to participate, VWMS D.C. Fundraiser money and order forms will be collected outside the VWMS office on Monday April 20 & Tuesday April 21 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

VWCS Community Connect Performances flyer

The Van Wert City Schools Music Department invites all students, alumni, staff, and community members to participate in their new Community Connect Performances.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 VWMS Assignment Pick-Up Round 2
VWMS assignment pick-up announcement graphic

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. 

New! Changes to Grab and Go Meals Start Monday! with graphic of dinner plate, silverware and brown lunch bag

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.

Chromebook Repair with graphic of a laptop with an exclamation point coming out of it

For students using school Chromebooks that are having technical issues rendering the device inoperable,

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 VWMS Chromebook Requests
A graphic of a laptop with the Van Wert Middle School logo

Van Wert Middle School parents can request to have their child’s Chromebook for distance learning... 

Monday, March 30, 2020 VWCS To Remain Closed Until May 1
COVID-19 update March 30, 2020

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

Van Wert City Board of Education and administration officials met virtually Wednesday using Zoom videoconferencing software.

Teachers in the Van Wert City School District have a new three-year contract.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 VWCS E-Learning Links Now Available
E-Learning links with graphics depicting various forms of technology

Van Wert City Schools will begin E-Learning with its students today, March 26, 2020.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 VWMS Announces E-Learning Information
E-learning graphic with ECHO logo

VWMS students will be able to begin accessing their assignments Thursday, March 26 on ECHO.

Changes start Monday 3/30 VWCS Grab and Go Meal Plan with arrow graphic

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.

A message from the office of student services graphic

As we work together in this unprecedented situation, we want to be proactive in our efforts to support students and their families.

Van Wert County General Health District

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.

Grab and Go Meals Starting Monday March 23, 2020 with graphic of a paper bag

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. 

E-learning graphic

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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 VWHS Spring Musical Cancelled
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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).

Mark Bagley

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.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 VWCS to Close March 16 - April 3
VWCS Coronavirus Update March 12, 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.

Van Wert County Health Department logo

There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Van Wert County. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Cross Over the Hill Receives New Name
LifeWise Academy (formerly Cross Over the Hill) board members pose with a new sign recently installed at the Middle School facility. 

New signs are going up at Cross Over the Hill (COTH) to reflect the new name of the program, LifeWise Academy. 

VWHS/MS librarians dress as Harry Potter characters for Teen Read Week

Monday kicked off Read Across America Week, a week that celebrates the importance of reading.

Tarzan the Stage Musical poster

Van Wert High School Theatre invites you to their upcoming spring musical production of Disney’s Tarzan®, The Stage Musical on April 2, 3, and 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on the Niswonger Performing Arts Center stage.

Cookies, clay and canvas poster

Come spend a night with the high school Art Club making art!

Friday, February 28, 2020 VWMS 2nd Trimester Newsletter
8th grade students perform their end-of-trimester Creative Dramatics Readers' Theatre

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   

FCCLA students pose near buses with the banners, yard signs and car stickers they were able to purchase through the FACTS grant

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).

Freshmen girls from the cat pack smiling during a football game

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. 

Justin Krogman speaks to the board about elementary school initiatives during the February meeting

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.

Child playing during the school day with kindergarten registration dates and times

The registration of kindergarten children attending Van Wert City Schools for the 2020-2021 school year will be held March 2, 2020 to March 13, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Superintendent’s Office in the S.F. Goedde Building.

No presale tickets for OHSAA sectional basketball games

The Van Wert Cougars will take on the Wapakoneta Redskins on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Paulding High School. 

Superintendent Vicki Brunn testifying before the Senate

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.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 City DARE Officer Retiring After 24 Years
New city DARE Officer Bryon Wells (left) is shown with his predecessor, Officer Greg Blackmore, who is retiring after 24 years in the DARE program and 30 years as a police officer.

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.

Teens hanging out at Portal 2:20

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.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 VWHS Theatre Announces Spring Musical Cast
Cast and crew of the spring musical, Tarzan

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.

Ohio House of Representatives logo

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.

ReAnna Chancy giving blood during the fall blood drive

Van Wert High School’s Student Council will host a blood drive on Wednesday, February 12 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the VWHS gymnasium.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Pack the Gym Night - February 7
Pack the Gym February 7 flyer

Join us February 7 as we PACK THE GYM! A few lucky high school students will have the chance to win some great prizes too.

The Cougar Connection January 2020 cover page

The January 2020 edition of The Cougar Connection is now available for viewing. 

VWMS 6th grade Cougar Leaders donate $250 to members of the Van Wert Humane Society

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.

Friday, January 10, 2020 Public Forum Invitation
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There will be a forum open to the Van Wert City School District community on January 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to seek input from the community on the characteristics, skills, and experience the Board of Education should consider in evaluating candidates for the district’s next Superintendent.

Military Appreciation graphic

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.

Superintendent Vicki Brunn gives her report during Wednesday's Van Wert Board of Education Meeting.

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.

Ray Lozano (on stage) has local fifth-graders do some fun activities while educating them on the dangers of drugs and alcohol and other dangerous substances during a presentation at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center this week.

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. 

January is School Board Recognition Month with photos of the five board members

Van Wert City Schools will join more than 700 school districts throughout Ohio to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January

VWHS Concert Choir performs at Channel 44

Channel 44 will be airing the Van Wert High School Concert Choir's holiday performance on Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 VWCS Board Meeting - December 18, 2019
Van Wert High School Principal Bob Priest was honored for winning the 2019 Ohio School Counseling Association Administrator of Year award. He was nominated by high school counselors Frankie Bowen and Ava Burkheimer.

Recognitions were at the forefront of Wednesday night’s brief Van Wert City Board of Education meeting.

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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.

Stop Human Trafficking T-shirt order form

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.

Kerry Koontz LifeChange of the Year nominee

Van Wert City Schools’ Career Counselor, Kerry Koontz, has been nominated for the 2019-2020 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 VWMS and VWHS Choirs Celebrate the Holidays
Van Wert High School choir performs on stage

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.

Friday, December 6, 2019 VWCS BOE Provides Stadium Update
Cougar Pride wall at Eggerss Stadium

The Van Wert City Schools Board of Education (BOE) is committed to providing the best possible facilities for all our student athletes.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 VWHS Students to Host Toy Drive
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Van Wert High School students will host a toy drive December 9-13 to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

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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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 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.

Monday, November 18, 2019 VWCS Releases Quality Profile
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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 Middle School circle logo

Van Wert Middle School announces that Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held in various locations of the Middle School

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 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.

Thursday, October 31, 2019 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.

Friday, October 25, 2019 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.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 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.

Van Wert Mayoral Forum
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.

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.

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.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 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.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 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 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 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.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 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 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.

Mr. Laudick, Mr. Rollins and Mr. Hoverman man the grill during the 2018 Scholarship Supper

Who likes to cook on a Friday night?  There is no reason to do so when the Van Wert Federation of Teachers is sponsoring its Scholarship Supper this coming Friday, September 27th.

Alumni Portal Now Open graphic

Van Wert City Schools is excited to announce an alumni portal now available on the VWCS website.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 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.

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 logo

Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events in Ohio has reached epidemic proportion.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 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.

Friday, September 6, 2019 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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 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.

VWCS and Final Forms partnership graphic

Van Wert City Schools is excited to announce its partnership with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 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.

Monday, August 19, 2019 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. 

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.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 VWCS Alerts Sign-Up Info
Hand holding cell phone with notifications graphic

Van Wert City Schools would like to remind parents/guardians that in order to receive alerts, they must be signed up for the Honeywell Instant Alert® for Schools system.

VWCS School Buses

In an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, we have added and/or changed our procedures for after school transportation.

VW Cougar Head logo

Van Wert City Schools Athletic Department has implemented a new procedure for season ticket holders.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 VWMS Back-to-School Information
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Van Wert Middle School has announced 2019-2020 opening of school information for parents and students. 

Van Wert City Schools Treasurer Mike Ruen gives his report during Wednesday's Board of Education meeting

The Van Wert Board of Education accepted the resignation of Treasurer/CFO Mike Ruen effective Sept. 1 during their regular meeting on Wednesdayhttps://timesbulletin.com/Content/News/News/Article/Van-Wert-City-Schools-treasurer-resigns/2/4/221075

VW Cougar Head Logo

The Van Wert City Schools Athletic Department would like to remind all middle school and high school fall athletes of the pre-season meeting and meet-the-team celebration scheduled for Thursday, August 1 at Van Wert High School.

A worker installs a new light fixture in the Elementary School drive

Van Wert City Schools, in partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, is poised to launch a sweeping energy and security improvement project that is expected to save the district more than $115,000 annually.

Darla Dunlap and Anita Zuber pose with the Ohio Schools to Watch award

The Ohio Department of Education has announced the list of middle schools being recognized by the Ohio Schools to Watch (OSTW) and the National Schools to Watch (STW) programs.

YWCA Run Jump Throw Summer Program flyer

The YWCA of Van Wert County is offering a FREE athletic opportunity for youth in Van Wert County. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 VWFT Gives to Local Summer Programs
Cougar head logo

Through their annual end-of-year fundraiser, the Van Wert Federation of Teachers donated a total of $2,500 to two local youth summer programs.

Flip flops and beach ball in the sand

The YWCA of Van Wert County is now accepting registration forms for their 2019 Summer Food Program. 

VWMS Choir

The Van Wert Middle School Vocal Music department invites the community to attend their Spring Choir Concert on Monday, May 20, at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Auditorium. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 VWCS Board Meeting - May 15, 2019
Glenn Morefield is presented with diploma from Scott Mull of the VWCS Board of Education

The Van Wert City Board of Education tackled a packed agenda during Wednesday’s monthly meeting, and one of the first items of business was to present a Veteran’s Diploma to Glenn Morefield, a local veteran was born in Virginia in 1942, but moved to Van Wert County in 1953.

Van Wert High School Quiz Bowl Team

The Van Wert High School Quiz Bowl team is gearing up to finish the second half of their successful season for the 2018-2019 school year.

School Calendar Changes graphic

Van Wert City Schools will not be in session on Thursday, April 18 as the calendar originally indicated.

Friday, January 18, 2019 VWCS Launches New Website
VWCS circle logo

Van Wert City Schools launched their new website Friday, January 18!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 VWCS Partners with New Safety Tip Hotline
Safe School Helpline poster

Van Wert City Schools has recently partnered with Safe School Helpline®, a 24/7 confidential communication service where students, parents, and community members can report violence, harassment, and other school safety concerns.

Stop Human Trafficking

The YWCA of Van Wert County is hosting a variety of events throughout January to promote Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Thursday, December 20, 2018 VWMS COLLEGE & CAREERS WEEK
College & Careers Week 2018 - Luncheon Volunteers

Van Wert Middle School finished out 2018 with three days dedicated to preparing students for their future with College & Careers Week.

Thursday, December 20, 2018 VWCS DONATES TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
ECC Christmas Donations

Christmas came early for some Van Wert County organizations thanks to the generosity of Van Wert City Schools staff and parents.

Monday, December 17, 2018 VWCS RELEASES 2018-2019 QUALITY PROFILE
2018-2019 VWCS Quality Profile Paw

The Van Wert City School District strives to ensure each and every single student receives a quality education that will provide them with the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, not only as students but as citizens of the Van Wert community.

Friday, December 14, 2018 BOYS BASKETBALL TO PLAY AT GOEDDE DEC. 21
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Van Wert Boys Basketball will play Delphos St. John’s on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the S.F. Goedde building with J.V. tipping off at 6:00 and Varsity to follow.

7th Grade Cougar Leaders Crocheted Baby Hats

Around 150 crocheted hats will make their way to Zambia, Africa, thanks to students at Van Wert Middle School, Carole Motycka and her son Joe Lisa, the YWCA, and others.

VWCS staff members attended OSBA Capital Conference

The OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show is Ohio’s premier continuing education program — delivering practical solutions to help school district governance teams improve student learning and achievement.