Van Wert High School News

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Friday, May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022 Announcements
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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.

Thursday, April 28, 2022 April 28, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022 April 26, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, April 25, 2022 April 25, 2022 Announcements
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Friday, April 22, 2022 April 22, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, April 21, 2022 April 21, 2022 Announcements
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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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 April 20, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 April 19, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, April 18, 2022 April 18, 2022 Announcements
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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.

Thursday, April 14, 2022 April 14, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, April 13, 2022 April 13, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 April 12, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, April 11, 2022 April 11, 2022 Announcements
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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.

Friday, April 8, 2022 April 8, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, April 7, 2022 April 7, 2022 Announcements
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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.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 April 6, 2022 Announcements
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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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 April 5, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, April 4, 2022 April 4, 2022 Announcements
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Friday, April 1, 2022 April 1, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, March 31, 2022 March 31, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 March 30, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 March 29, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, March 28, 2022 March 28, 2022 Announcements
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Friday, March 25, 2022 March 25, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, March 24, 2022 VWHS Art Club Hosts Pottery Fundraiser
VWHS Art Club Presents Creating and Cultivating Growth Pottery Fundraiser flyer

The Van Wert High School Art Club has been busy creating over 140 pieces of unique pottery for their “Creating and Cultivating Growth” fundraiser with a portion of proceeds going to the YWCA of Van Wert County.

Thursday, March 24, 2022 VWHS Theatre To Hold Royal Extravaganza
VWHS Theatre Royal Extravaganza flyer

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.

Thursday, March 24, 2022 March 24, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, March 23, 2022 March 23, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, March 22, 2022 March 22, 2022 Announcements
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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.

Friday, March 11, 2022 March 11, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, March 10, 2022 March 10, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, March 9, 2022 March 9, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 March 8, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, March 7, 2022 March 7, 2022 Announcements
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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..

Friday, March 4, 2022 March 4, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, March 3, 2022 March 3, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, March 2, 2022 YWCA Announces Scholarship Finalists
Kayla Krites, Liesel Lare and Brooklyn Laukhuf are the three finalists for the YWCA’s annual scholarships. 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 March 2, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, March 1, 2022 March 1, 2022 Announcements
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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.

Monday, February 28, 2022 February 28, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, February 24, 2022 February 24, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, February 23, 2022 February 23, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, February 22, 2022 February 22, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, February 17, 2022 February 17, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, February 16, 2022 February 16, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022 February 15, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, February 14, 2022 February 14, 2022 Announcements
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Friday, February 11, 2022 February 11, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, February 10, 2022 February 10, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Vantage Open House & “Taste of Vantage”
Students from Vantage's criminal justice program

Vantage Career Center will be offering an opportunity for local community members, interested students and parents, and associate school district staff to explore Vantage programs at the annual Open House and “Taste of Vantage” set for Monday, February 28, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 February 9, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, February 8, 2022 February 8, 2022 Announcements
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Van Wert High School Principal Bob Priest has announced that parent-teacher conferences for the second semester will be held in the high school/middle school commons from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, February 21.

Monday, February 7, 2022 February 7, 2022 Announcements
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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. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 February 1, 2022 Announcements
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Friday, January 28, 2022 January 28, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, January 27, 2022 January 27, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022 January 26, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 January 25, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, January 24, 2022 January 24, 2022 Announcements
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Friday, January 21, 2022 January 21, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, January 20, 2022 January 20, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 January 19, 2022 Announcements
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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.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022 Announcements
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Tonight's JV / varsity boys basketball against St. Marys has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 8.

Friday, January 14, 2022 January 14, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, January 13, 2022 January 13, 2022 Announcements
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 January 12, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 January 11, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, January 10, 2022 January 10, 2022 Announcements
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Friday, January 7, 2022 January 7, 2022 Announcements
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Thursday, January 6, 2022 January 6, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022 Announcements
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Monday, January 3, 2022 January 3, 2022 Announcements
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Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December 21 2021 Announcements
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Monday, December 20, 2021 December 20, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, December 17, 2021 December 17, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, December 16, 2021 December 16, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021 December 14, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, December 13, 2021 December 13, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, December 9, 2021 December 9, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, December 8, 2021 December 8, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 December 7, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, December 6, 2021 December 6, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, December 3, 2021 December 3, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, December 2, 2021 December 2, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 December 1, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Monday, November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021 Announcements
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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
Google map view of the area surrounding Donnell Stadium in Findlay

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.

Friday, November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021 Announcements
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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 November 17, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 November 16, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, November 15, 2021 November 15, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, November 12, 2021 November 12. 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, November 11, 2021 November 11, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 November 10, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 November 9, 2021 Announcements
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Van Wert High School announces that Parent-Teacher Conferences for 2021-2022 will be held in the HS/MS Commons on the following dates:

Monday, November 8, 2021 November 8, 2021 Announcements
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VWHS 2021 Fall Play poster

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.

Friday, November 5, 2021 November 5, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 November 4, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 November 3, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 November 2, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, November 1, 2021 November 1, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, October 29, 2021 October 29, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Thursday, October 28, 2021 October 28, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 October 27, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2021-2022 VWHS Honor Roll: 1st Nine Weeks
Congratulations VWHS Honor Roll with a graphic of a gold star

Congratulations to the following students for making the 1st nine weeks honor roll:

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 October 26, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Monday, October 25, 2021 October 25, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Friday, October 22, 2021 October 22, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, October 21, 2021 Do's and Don'ts of School Bus Safety
Do's and don'ts of school bus transportation

It's National School Bus Safety Week! Review these tips for keeping children safe in and around the bus and bus stops.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 October 21, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2021 National Honor Society Induction
2021 National Honor Society inductees

Van Wert High School is pleased to have inducted 37 new members into National Honor Society on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Willow Bend Country Club.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 October 20, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Laudick’s Jewelry Donates to VWHS PBIS
Mike Lichtle of Laudick’s Jewelry presents Ryan Parrish, Van Wert High School Administrative Assistant to the Principal, with a $200 check for the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) program.

Mike Lichtle of Laudick’s Jewelry presents Ryan Parrish, Van Wert High School Administrative Assistant to the Principal, with a $200 check for the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) program.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, October 18, 2021 October 18, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, October 15, 2021 September PBIS Students of the Month
Logan Doner, Nicole Palazzolo, Ana Poore and Brenna Bollenbacher

Congratulations to Logan Doner (sophomore), Nicole Palazzolo (senior), Ana Poore (freshman), and Brenna Bollenbacher (junior) for being chosen as Van Wert Cinema’s Student of the Month for September!

Friday, October 15, 2021 October 15, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, October 14, 2021 October 14, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 October12, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, October 11, 2021 Doctor Crowned Homecoming Queen
2021 Homecoming court with Queen Nora Doctor

Nora Doctor (with crown) was named Van Wert High School’s 2021 Homecoming Queen before Friday’s game against Kenton.

Monday, October 11, 2021 Eggerss Stadium: A Van Wert Legacy
Rendering of the renovated Eggerss Stadium

It’s pretty easy to name things that go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Arts and crafts. Love and marriage. 

Friday, October 8, 2021 October 8, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, October 7, 2021 October 7, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 October 6, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 VWHS 2021 Homecoming Court
VWHS 2021 homecoming court. Attendants include Aubree Bear, Nora Doctor, Kayla Krites, Mandy Burenga, Kiara Saam, and Serena Havill

Van Wert High School’s Student Council is proud to announce the 2021-2022 Homecoming Court.

Monday, October 4, 2021 October 4, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, October 1, 2021 October 1, 2021 Announcements
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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 30, 2021 September 30, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021 Announcements
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Ethan White

The principal, Bob Priest, of Van Wert High School announced today that Ethan White has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 September 28, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, September 27, 2021 September 27, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, September 23, 2021 In Loving Memory of Miss Anita Zuber
Anita Zuber

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.

Thursday, September 23, 2021 September 23, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September 22, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021 Announcements
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An informational meeting for parents/guardians of Van Wert County juniors and seniors regarding financial aid will be held at Van Wert High School.

Monday, September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, September 17, 2021 September 17, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 September 15, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, September 13, 2021 VWHS Theatre Announces 2021 Fall Play
VWHS Theatre Fall Play 2021

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

Monday, September 13, 2021 September 13, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, September 10, 2021 September 10, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021 Announcements
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Throughout your son/daughter's educational career, Open House has been a regular practice at each building level. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 September 8, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, September 3, 2021 September 3, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021 Announcements
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Four 2021 graduates of Van Wert High School were recently awarded first place prizes in the 2021 Believe in Ohio State Competition.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 September 1, 2021 Announcements
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Mengerink was awarded 1st place a Regionals, 2nd place at State, and earned a gold medal at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference for her "Human Trafficking in Today's World" presentation. 

Abbie Mengerink, Van Wert High School/Vantage Career Center FCCLA member, virtually attended the 2021 FCCLA National Leadership Conference where she was awarded a gold medal for her project.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, August 30, 2021 August 30, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, August 27, 2021 August 27, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Thursday, August 26, 2021 August 26, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 August 25, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 August 24, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, August 23, 2021 August 23, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, August 20, 2021 August 20, 2021 Announcements
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Sponsoring contractor Alexander & Bebout employees prefab projects for Build Your Future, exposing 9th and 10th graders to skills trades.

Build Your Future, a hands-on experience for local 9th and 10th graders from all three Van Wert County schools will take place on Sept. 14, 2021, at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m. –  noon.

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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.

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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.

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Class schedule pick up times for Van Wert High School students will be as follows:

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. 

Removing the mold.

Dr. Robert Laing and staff volunteered their day off to make upper dental impressions for the Van Wert High School football program members.

Van Wert’s ACME team advanced to this weekend’s state tournament following their win over LCC on Sunday.

The Cougars are once again heading to the ACME state tournament!

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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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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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Thursday, May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 VWHS NHS Students Earn Bronze Pennant
2020-2021 National Honor Society students with items collected to donate to the Pregnancy Life Center

Van Wert High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) students recently donated $150 to Van Wert’s Haven of Hope and $150 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, earning them the Bronze Champions donation status for Hero Squad.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021 Announcements
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The Cougar Connection cover page

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

Monday, May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021 Announcements
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Van Wert Federation of Teachers Scholarship recipients

Van Wert High School held its Senior Awards Convocation for the Class of 2021 on Monday, May 10, 2021 in the Saltzgaber Music Hall of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. 

Friday, May 14, 2021 Back to School Program Set
Back to school program family size to income chart

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.

Van Wert County, State of Ohio seal

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

Friday, May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021 Announcements
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Kirsten Dunning Signs

Van Wert senior Kirsten Dunning has officially signed her letter of intent to continue her education and running career at Ohio Christian University in Circleville next year.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Friday, May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021 Announcements
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Van Wert CEO student interns with Central representatives, Shannon Akerman and Lisa Nolan.

In continued support of the program, Central Insurance Companies donated padfolios to all student interns involved in the Van Wert High School Career Education Opportunities (CEO) program.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021 Announcements
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Finalists for the award

On Wednesday, members of the Van Wert Service Club met to announce this year’s winners of the R.K. Thompson Self-Reliance Award.

Vantage Denim Day

 Student Ambassadors from Vantage Career Center recently collaborated with the YWCA of Van Wert County to bring awareness to sexual assault through Denim Day.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 May 5, 2021 Announcements
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Denim Day Winner

April 28, 2021, marked Denim Day, a day aimed at calling attention to sexual assault and supporting survivors.

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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

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 May 4, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021 Announcements
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U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked Van Wert High School 107th in the state of Ohio and 3,075th in the nation for “Best High Schools”.

Friday, April 30, 2021 April 30, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Thursday, April 29, 2021 April 29, 2021 Announcements
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Jordan Hurless

Five area boys have been selected as finalists for the 2021 R.K. Thompson Self Reliance Award, according to Breanne Sudduth, Keri McClure and Anthony Adams, co-chairpersons of the Van Wert Service Club’s selection committee.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 April 28, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 April 27, 2021 Announcements
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Jamie Burenga

Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks have selected Jamie Burenga, senior at Van Wert High School, and Sarah Thomas, senior at Crestview High School, as the recipients of the Students of the Month for April.

Monday, April 26, 2021 April 26, 2021 Announcements
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Jamie Burenga

Five area girls have been selected for the 2021 R.K. Thompson Self Reliance Award, according to Breanne Sudduth, Keri McClure and Anthony Adams, co-chairpersons of the Van Wert Service Club’s selection committee.

Friday, April 23, 2021 April 23, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, April 22, 2021 April 22, 2021 Announcements
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Van Wert Career Counselor Kerry Koontz addresses students at the 5th annual CEO program banquet on Wednesday.

Wednesday morning, students involved with the high school Career Education Opportunities (CEO) program gathered to celebrate the fifth successful year of the program.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 04/21/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 April 21, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 April 20, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, April 19, 2021 April 19, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, April 16, 2021 April 16, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 April 15, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 April 14, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 04/13/21
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 April 13, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Monday, April 12, 2021 April 12, 2021 Announcements
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First-grade students enjoying their Action Bibles. 

LifeWise Academy, the Released Time Bible Education program of Van Wert City Schools, is growing.

Friday, April 9, 2021 Van Wert Class of 1965 Reunion Set
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 The 55th class reunion for Van Wert High School Class of 1965 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, April 9, 2021 April 9, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, April 8, 2021 April 8, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 April 7, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 April 6, 2021 Announcements
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2020-2021 Quality Profile with Cougar head logo with paw

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.

Monday, April 5, 2021 April 5, 2021 Announcements
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Congratulations VWHS Honor Roll with a graphic of a gold star

Congratulations to the following students for making the 3rd nine weeks honor roll:

Thursday, April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Play clock donation
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Eggerrs Stadium will have play clocks in time for the 2021 football season, thanks to a generous donation of $4,000 from Mel and Arlene Hurless.


 

Member of the VWHS Select Choir participated in Purdue University Fort Wayne’s annual Three Rivers Choral Festival.

Van Wert High School’s Select Choir recently participated in Purdue University Fort Wayne’s annual Three Rivers Choral Festival.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 March 31, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021 March 30, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, March 29, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 03/29/21
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Monday, March 29, 2021 March 29, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, March 26, 2021 March 26, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 March 25, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021 March 24, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021 March 23, 2021 Announcements
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2020-2021 VWHS Robotics Team

Van Wert High School hosted the annual Northwest Ohio Regional Robotics Competition a few weeks ago, however, the sights and sounds were a little different this year as the teams competed entirely remotely.

Monday, March 22, 2021 March 22, 2021 Announcements
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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. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 March 10, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 March 9, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, March 8, 2021 March 8, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, March 5, 2021 March 5, 2021 Announcements
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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. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021 March 4, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 March 3, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 March 2, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, February 26, 2021 February 26, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 February 25, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 CEO Students Tour Downtown Van Wert Buildings
Van Wert County Foundation Executive Secretary Seth Baker gives a tour of a vacant space above Rhoades Insurance to CEO students on Tuesday.

Forty-six students in the Career Education Opportunities (CEO) program from Crestview, Lincolnview, and Van Wert toured various downtown buildings on Tuesday with the Van Wert County Foundation to learn more about the Van Wert Forward Project.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 February 24, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 February 23, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, February 22, 2021 February 22, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Friday, February 19, 2021 February 19, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 February 17, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, February 15, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 02/15/21
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Monday, February 15, 2021 VWHS PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
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VWHS PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES are canceled for this evening and rescheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 4:30-7:30pm.

Friday, February 12, 2021 February 12, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, February 11, 2021 February 11, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 February 10, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 February 9, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 02/09/21
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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.

Monday, February 8, 2021 February 8, 2021 Announcements
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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.

Friday, February 5, 2021 Van Wert Basketball: Legends of the Game
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Let's come together for a VIRTUAL game as we pack the Cougar Den on February 12!

Thursday, February 4, 2021 Johnson signs to play football at Ashland
Senior Dru Johnson

Van Wert's Dru Johnson officially singed on Wednesday to continue his studies and play college football at Ashland University next year.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 02/04/21
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Thursday, February 4, 2021 February 4, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 February 3, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, January 29, 2021 January 29, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, January 28, 2021 January 28, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 January 27, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 01/27/21
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Monday, January 25, 2021 January 25, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, January 22, 2021 January 22, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, January 21, 2021 January 21, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 01/20/21
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021 January 20, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 01/19/21
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021 January 19, 2021 Announcements
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Van Wert High School

Van Wert High School counselors will be hosting a virtual informational meeting for parents/guardians beginning at 5:30 p.m. on January 20 regarding College Credit Plus.

Friday, January 15, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 01/15/21
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Friday, January 15, 2021 January 15, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, January 14, 2021 Local student donates to Humane Society
Lauren Black with the Humane Society

Lauren Black, a sophomore at Van Wert High School and owner of “Lauren’s Culinary Confections,” has donated $500 from her business to the Van Wert County Humane Society’s capital campaign. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021 January 14, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, January 14, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 01/14/21
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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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 January 13, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 January 12, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, January 11, 2021 January 11, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, January 11, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 01/11/21
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Friday, January 8, 2021 January 8, 2021 Announcements
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Thursday, January 7, 2021 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 01/07/21
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Thursday, January 7, 2021 January 7, 2021 Announcements
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Wednesday, January 6, 2021 January 6, 2021 Announcements
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021 January 5, 2021 Announcements
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Monday, January 4, 2021 January 4, 2021 Announcements
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Friday, December 18, 2020 December 18, 2020 Announcements
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Thursday, December 17, 2020 December 17, 2020 Announcements
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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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 12/15/20
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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).

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 December 15, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, December 14, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 12/14/20
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Monday, December 14, 2020 December 14, 2020 Announcements
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Friday, December 11, 2020 December 11, 2020 Announcements
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Van Wert City Schools students will move to remote learning for two days prior to Christmas Break.

Thursday, December 10, 2020 December 10, 2020 Announcements
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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 12/09/20
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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 December 9, 2020 Announcements
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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Player of the Year!
Quarterback Owen Treece

Along with earning First Team All-Ohio honors, Van Wert senior quarterback Owen Treece (above) has been named the Division IV Offensive Player of the Year by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Co-Coach of the Year!
Van Wert Head Coach Keith Recker

Van Wert head football coach Keith Recker has been named Division IV Co-Coach of the Year by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association, along with Wade Bartholomew of Bloom-Carroll.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 December 8, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, December 7, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 12/07/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Monday, December 7, 2020 December 7, 2020 Announcements
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Friday, December 4, 2020 December 4, 2020 Announcements
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Thursday, December 3, 2020 December 3, 2020 Announcements
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Wednesday, December 2, 2020 December 2, 2020 Announcements
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 December 1, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, November 30, 2020 November 30, 2020 Announcements
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Friday, November 27, 2020 VWHS: Tarzan the Musical Update!
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VWHS announces this year's Stage Musical: Tarzan, to be streamed December 9-13th.

Van Wert High School Football wins State Championship

For 109 years, the trophy case at Van Wert High School has been without a state title. That all changed on Sunday afternoon in Massillon as the Cougars pulled off a comeback 31-28 victory against Mentor Lake Catholic to win the school’s first ever State Championship.

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

Friday, November 20, 2020 November 20, 2020 Announcements
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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.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 November 19, 2020 Announcements
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 November 18, 2020 Announcements
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 November 17, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, November 16, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 11/16/20
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Monday, November 16, 2020 November 16, 2020 Announcements
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VWHS Football State Spirit Week Daily Themes

Show Your Cougar Pride! Spirit Week themes to support our VWHS football team!

Friday, November 13, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 11/13/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Friday, November 13, 2020 November 13, 2020 Announcements
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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.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 11/12/20
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Thursday, November 12, 2020 November 12, 2020 Announcements
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 11/11/20
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 November 11, 2020 Announcements
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Senior Janie Trejo
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 November 10, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, November 9, 2020 2020 State Playoff Final Four Apparel
Van Wert Football Final Four Apparel Fundraiser Form

Use the website link listed on the form to place your online order.  All orders are due by noon on November 10, 2020. 

Monday, November 9, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 UPDATE 11/09/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Monday, November 9, 2020 November 9, 2020 Announcements
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Friday, November 6, 2020 November 6, 2020 Announcements
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Thursday, November 5, 2020 November 5, 2020 Announcements
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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!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 November 4, 2020 Announcements
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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 Update 11/3/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 November 3, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, November 2, 2020 November 2, 2020 Announcements
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Friday, October 30, 2020 VWHS Fall Musical Ticket Information
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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.

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Congratulations to the following students for making the 1st nine weeks honor roll:

Friday, October 30, 2020 October 30, 2020 Announcements
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Thursday, October 29, 2020 October 29, 2020 Announcements
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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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 October 28, 2020 Announcements
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Senior Zach Mason

Van Wert senior Zach Mason was a winner in more ways than one this past Saturday, long before his Van Wert Cougar football team grabbed a 38-27 victory in Division IV Region 14 football on the road on Saturday night.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 October 27, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, October 26, 2020 October 26, 2020 Announcements
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Friday, October 23, 2020 VWCS COVID-19 Update 10/23/20
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Van Wert City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Friday, October 23, 2020 October 23, 2020 Announcements
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Thursday, October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020 Announcements
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Van Wert Federal Donates to VWHS Athletics
Trent Temple, Van Wert High School Athletic Director, accepts a donation from George Scott, Van Wert Federal Savings Bank Vice President and Senior Lending Officer.

Van Wert Federal Savings Bank recently donated $3,500 to the Van Wert High School Athletics Department.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 October 21, 2020 Announcements
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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!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 VWHS NHS Students Earn Silver Pennant
2019-2020 National Honor Society Students

Students who participated in National Honor Society at Van Wert High School for the 2019-2020 school year were recently awarded a silver pennant and recognized as a substantial donor for their $286 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Hero Squad.

 

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 October 20, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, October 19, 2020 October 19, 2020 Announcements
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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. 

Friday, October 16, 2020 October 16, 2020 Announcements
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Thursday, October 15, 2020 October 15, 2020 Announcements
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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 October 14, 2020 Announcements
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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!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 October 13, 2020 Announcements
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Members of the 2000 percussion section take a bow behind their trash cans after their halftime performance

A cool October evening. Eggerss Stadium. Halftime. The Cougar Pride Marching Band. Trash cans. And 22 hobos, ready to take the field.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 October 8, 2020 Announcements
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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 October 7, 2020 Announcements
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Congratulations to Carlee Young for being nominated as this week's Ohio High School Athlete of the Week!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 October 6, 2020 Announcements
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Friday, October 2, 2020 October 2, 2020 Announcements
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Thursday, October 1, 2020 October 1, 2020 Announcements
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 September 30, 2020 Announcements
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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
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Van Wert City Schools is actively seeking applicants for substitute paraprofessionals. Learn more today!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 September 29, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, September 28, 2020 September 28, 2020 Announcements
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Friday, September 25, 2020 September 25, 2020 Announcements
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Thursday, September 24, 2020 Wanted: Substitute Teachers
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Have you ever considered becoming a substitute teacher? Learn more today!

Thursday, September 24, 2020 September 24, 2020 Announcements
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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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 September 23, 2020 Announcements
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September 22, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, September 21, 2020 September 21, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, September 21, 2020 Havill Crowned 2020 VWHS Homecoming Queen
Homecoming Queen Tayzia Havill surrounded by her homecoming court

Prior to Van Wert's game on Friday, Tayzia Havill was crowned 2020 Van Wert High School Homecoming Queen.

Friday, September 18, 2020 VWHS 2020 Homecoming Court
(front row, left to right) senior queen candidates: Allie Etter, Tayzia Havill, Carly Smith; (back row, left to right) Sarah Verville (freshman attendant), Aubree Bear (junior attendant), and Sofi Houg (sophomore attendant).

Van Wert High School’s Student Council is proud to announce the 2020-2021 Homecoming Court.

Friday, September 18, 2020 September 18, 2020 Announcements
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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.

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An informational meeting for parents/guardians of Van Wert County juniors and seniors regarding financial aid will be held virtually, hosted by Van Wert High School.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 September 17, 2020 Announcements
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Interim Grades for the 2020-2021 School Year
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Effective immediately, Interim Grades will no longer be printed and sent home with students.

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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.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 September 16, 2020 Announcements
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 September 15, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, September 14, 2020 September 14, 2020 Announcements
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Friday, September 11, 2020 September 11, 2020 Announcements
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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 10, 2020 September 10, 2020 Announcements
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020 September 8, 2020 Announcements
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Friday, September 4, 2020 September 4, 2020 Announcements
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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. 

Thursday, September 3, 2020 September 3, 2020 Announcements
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Welcome to our Open House! These are changing times, and we are pleased to provide you with a brief description of the courses offered at VWHS. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 September 2, 2020 Announcements
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020 September 1, 2020 Announcements
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Monday, August 31, 2020 August 31, 2020 Announcements
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Do you know when to stop for a school bus in Ohio? with graphic of a school bus

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

Friday, August 28, 2020 August 28, 2020 Announcements
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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

Thursday, August 27, 2020 August 27, 2020 Announcements
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020 August 26, 2020 Announcements
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020 August 25, 2020 Announcements
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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.

Monday, August 24, 2020 August 24, 2020 Announcements
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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:

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

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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
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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 VWHS 2020 Class Schedule Pick-Up
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Class schedule pick up for Van Wert High School Students will be as follows:

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

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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.

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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. 

2020 Van Wert High School graduate Jared Weiss poses with his high school diploma and his college diploma. Weiss earned his associate’s of science from Rhodes State College while in high school. 

In 2019, the Weiss family celebrated their son Jacob who had obtained a college degree before graduating high school.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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:

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Eight area High School seniors competed in the Ohio Memorial All-Star Game at Ottawa Memorial Field over the weekend.

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

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During Van Wert's graduation ceremony, students Delaney Eyanson, Kathryn Hauter, and Ryan Chen gave speeches.

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Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has announced the awarding of a $2,000 scholarship by the Elks National Foundation to Ryan Chen.

 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.

Sunday, May 24, 2020 VWHS Class of 2020 Commencement
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Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Watch the 149th Annual Van Wert High School Commencement. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020 Class of 2020 Senior Awards Announced
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Van Wert High School is proud to announce the following awards and recipients for the graduating class of 2020:

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.

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Greater Lima Region, Inc. has canceled Makerfest 2020, which had been scheduled for Oct. 16 – 17 at the Allen County Fairgrounds.

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The 2020 Peony Pageant, originally scheduled for April 3, had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to crown a queen and award scholarships, the contestants will be competing virtually this year and will be scored by a panel of judges. 

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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.

Mrs. Lynda Ragan, VWHS Family and Consumer Science teacher, and her FCCLA students proudly display their banners, yard signs, and car stickers as part of their bus safety project.

Van Wert High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) students were recently awarded $2,500 after being hand-selected by the national FCCLA for their outstanding achievement in the FACTS (Families Acting for Traffic Safety) program.

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Van Wert Health announced winners of the 2020 Medical and Health Care Scholarship, an award for high school seniors pursuing continuing education within health care professions.

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Five area girls have been selected for the 2020 R.K. Thompson Self Reliance Award, according to Breanne Sudduth and Anthony Adams, co-chairpersons of the Van Wert Service Club’s selection committee.

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Five area boys have been selected as Finalists for the 2020 R.K. Thompson Self Reliance Award, according to Breanne Sudduth and Anthony Adams, co-chairpersons of the Van Wert S