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Thursday, October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, October 6, 2022 VWHS Monthly PBIS Winners
PBIS Winners

Congratulations to our monthly PBIS Student of the Month winners!

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 October 5, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, October 3, 2022 October 3, 2022 Announcements
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Friday, September 30, 2022 Bagley Crowned Homecoming Queen
2022 Van Wert Homecoming Court photo

Maria Bagley was crowned 2022 Homecoming Queen before Friday night’s game against Shawnee. 

Friday, September 30, 2022 VWCS Board Hears Info on State Report Cards
Chris Covey

One thing is certain about the Ohio Department of Education’s annual school report cards – there is very little, if any consistency from year-to-year.

Friday, September 30, 2022 September 30, 2022 Announcements
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Photo of Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton discussing safety during Wednesday’s school board meeting

The safety of students and staff is a top priority in the Van Wert City Schools district. That was the message delivered during Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 Homecoming Parade…
Photos of students at the homecoming parade.

Members of the Van Wert High School football team, homecoming queen candidates Maria Bagley, Sofi Houg and Tyra McClain, and the Cougar Pride Marching Band all took part in Wednesday night’s homecoming parade.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 September 29, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Junior Rotarians...
A photo of the Class of 2023 Junior Rotarians

The Van Wert Rotarians, representing Rotary District 6600, welcomed the Class of 2023 Junior Rotarians with a grand kick-off. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, September 27, 2022 VWHS Announces 2022 Homecoming Court
2022 Homecoming Court

Van Wert High School’s Student Council is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Homecoming Court.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, September 26, 2022 September 26, 2022 Announcements
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Friday, September 23, 2022 September 23, 20222 Announcements
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Thursday, September 22, 2022 Students Get Experience with Skilled Trade
Masonry, welding, carpentry and concrete work were just some of trades area freshmen and sophomores learned about on Wednesday. 

Approximately 300 freshmen and sophomore students from seven local school districts received hands-on experience in the various building trades during Day No. 1 of the Build Your Future 2022 event, held at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 22, 2022 September 22, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 September 21, 2022 Announcements
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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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, September 19, 2022 September 19, 2022 Announcements
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Friday, September 16, 2022 September 16, 2022 Announcements
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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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 September 14, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, September 12, 2022 September 12, 2022 Announcements
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Friday, September 9, 2022 September 9, 2022 Announcements
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VWHS 2022-2023 Virtual Open House

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

Thursday, September 8, 2022 September 8, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022 September 7, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, September 6, 2022 September 6, 2022 Announcements
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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

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. 

Josh Reichert

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.

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. 

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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.

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?”