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  • Alert:

    VWCS will remain closed until May 1 as ordered by Governor Mike DeWine. Please continue to check the website, VWCS app, Facebook and Twitter for updates. 

  • Reminder:

    Starting Monday, April 6, we will begin providing our Grab and Go meal service ONE day a week from 10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Mondays. Students will receive five days worth of meals. The Van Wert pick-up location has changed to Van Wert Middle School door #M36. The Ohio City location remains the same at the Ohio City Village Hall/Utility Office (North door of the council chambers). For those interested and have not already done so, please click here to complete the pre-order form

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Principal's Message

Bob Priest

Bob Priest

Welcome to Van Wert High School!  We are excited that you have chosen VWHS, and are glad you’re a part of the Cougar family.  It is my honor and privilege to serve as your principal.

Van Wert High School is a Project Based Learning school, which supports the belief that collaboration, support, and encouragement of the school, community, students, and parents/guardians are needed in order to fulfill our district mission, “Cougar Pride in All We Do”. 

We know that while educating students begins with the curriculum taught in the academic classroom, it is so much more than that. We continue to move forward with curriculum, assessments, and extra-curricular offerings while maintaining a strong tradition of working with our community. With a significant number of college- and career-readiness course offerings, as well as internship and STEAM opportunities, we help our students develop the necessary post-secondary skills and goals in order to be successful. We also offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities which provide multiple opportunities for students to identify their strengths, connect with others, and help them build employability skills such leadership, civic mindedness, teamwork and time management skills.

Our students are our future and we encourage you to take an active part in their education. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and be sure to check back regularly for updates and highlights of the great things happening in our building.

Go Cougars!

Mr. Bob Priest


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