Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Watch the 149th Annual Van Wert High School Commencement.
Van Wert High School is proud to announce the following awards and recipients for the graduating class of 2020:
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.
Registration for fall athletics is now open for students who will be in grades 7 - 12 for the 2020 - 2021 school year.
The Van Wert Service Club will sponsor a summer speech and language clinic again this year.
Greater Lima Region, Inc. has canceled Makerfest 2020, which had been scheduled for Oct. 16 – 17 at the Allen County Fairgrounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Service Club’s selection committee.
Four potential dates are under consideration for Van Wert High School’s 2020 graduation ceremony.
In a press conference held on Monday, March 30, Governor Mike DeWine extended all Ohio school closures until at least May 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Congratulations to the following students for making the 3rd nine weeks honor roll:
Teachers in the Van Wert City School District have a new three-year contract.
As we work together in this unprecedented situation, we want to be proactive in our efforts to support students and their families.
The Van Wert County General Health District in conjunction with Van Wert Health are requesting that those presenting mild and manageable symptoms of COVID-19 to stay at home and self-isolate.
With Governor Mike DeWine’s decision to close all Ohio K-12 schools in order to help with the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Van Wert City Schools believes it is our responsibility to continue to provide meals for the students of our district.
Van Wert City Schools would like to thank our community members for their patience and cooperation as we work through the logistics of this unprecedented time, and as we work to comply with the directives of the federal, state, and local government.
The Van Wert High School Theatre Department would like to inform all that our spring musical, Disney’s Tarzan ® , The Stage Musical scheduled for April 2, 3, & 4, 2020 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center is cancelled due to the state mandated closure and concerning development of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Van Wert City Schools Board of Education plans to approve a three-year contract to employ Mark Bagley as their next Superintendent, effective August 1, 2020.
Van Wert City Schools has cancelled all school-related events beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3 due to the order announced by Governor Mike DeWine on Thursday, March 12.
Thirteen Van Wert High School Advanced Placement Government seniors attended this year’s We the People competition, held Friday, Jan. 24, at the Columbus State House.
Van Wert Elementary student Adria Webster was nearly stunned to collapse when she received the message from her mother to her fifth grade Elementary Class recently that she finished in first place at the second annual Cup Cake Wars held at the Wassenberg Art Center.
New signs are going up at Cross Over the Hill (COTH) to reflect the new name of the program, LifeWise Academy.
Monday kicked off Read Across America Week, a week that celebrates the importance of reading.
Van Wert’s Lorrie Decker finished tied for 28th at the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Division II State Bowling Tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl on Saturday.
The Van Wert High School Cheerleaders traveled to St. John Arena at The Ohio State University on Sunday, March 1 to compete in the 28th annual OASSA State Cheer & Dance Championships.
UPCOMING EVENTS -
March 6: Spring Fundraiser starts
March 24: Spring Fundraiser Ends
March 16-20: Spring Break-No School
April 1: 8th grade Parent Meeting 6-7:30 in NPAC Lecture Hall
April 10: No School-Good Friday
Van Wert High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) students are raising awareness for the growing concern of bus safety after receiving a $1,000 grant from Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS).
A presentation by Justin Krogman and fourth grade teachers led off the February meeting of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education on Wednesday.
Approximately 100 Van Wert High School seniors had the chance to visit two of eight local companies Tuesday to learn about their businesses.
Van Wert High School bowler Lorrie Decker is bound for the Ohio High School Athletic Association State tournament for the third consecutive year.
Van Wert City Schools Superintendent, Vicki Brunn, traveled to Columbus Thursday to provide her testimony before the Senate, supporting the plan the Ohio House passed in early February to make changes to the current EdChoice voucher program and overhaul Ohio’s state report card and testing system.
Van Wert High School English/Language Arts students recently participated in the Young Writers’ Survival Sagas: Mission Contamination Contest.
The Van Wert Robotics teams are gearing up for the state championship in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a few weeks as both teams have been making improvements and changes.
The man whose name has become synonymous with the Van Wert DARE program, Officer Greg Blackmore, will be retiring from that position April 15 after 24 years in that position, and 30 years on the VWPD.
Van Wert Early Childhood Center recently received a $200 grant from The Ohio Federation of Teachers which allowed them to purchase books through First Books, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to get books into children’s hands.
Three years after opening Portal 2:20 Teen Center, Director Julie Burk still buzzes with excitement when she speaks of the positive impact the center is having on the community.
A plan to replace the EdChoice voucher program and lay the foundation for an overhaul of Ohio’s school report card and testing system has been approved by the Ohio House of Representatives.
Allie Etter and Sara Gallagher, juniors at Van Wert High School, were recently selected as winners of the Rager’s Original Sausage Sandwich design contest.
The January 2020 edition of The Cougar Connection is now available for viewing.
Principal Bob Priest recently received the 2019 Ohio School Counseling Association Administrator of the Year award.
Last weekend, the Van Wert Robotics teams traveled to Wapokoneta to compete in a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics competition.
Under the leadership of Van Wert Middle School teacher, Marie Markward, and community volunteer, Rachel Hoverman, the 6th grade Cougar Leaders raised $250.00 to donate to the Van Wert Humane Society Capital Campaign.
Heavy rain on Saturday didn’t stop local supporters of Human Trafficking Awareness Month from turning out at the Van Wert High School Gym to give their donations to the annual Van Wert-Lincolnview donnybrook generated on behalf of “human trafficking” to raise money for the month-long fund-raising in Van Wert County
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and for the second year in a row, the Van Wert Lady Cougars and Lincolnview Lady Lancers, in conjunction with the YWCA of Van Wert County, are competing to see which team can raise the most funds to benefit victims of human trafficking.
The Van Wert High School Athletic Department will hold a “Military Appreciation Night” at the Varsity Girls Basketball Game versus Ottawa Glandorf High School on January 16, 2020.
During Van Wert's first Board of Education meeting of the new year, Board members approved a resignation at the end of the school year due to retirement from Superintendent Vicki Brunn. Brunn is in her second year as Van Wert City Schools Superintendent.
Motivational speaker Ray Lozano and his daughter, Brooke, were in Van Wert County this week to speak to students and adults about the dangers of substance abuse — drugs and alcohol — as well as the dangers related to smoking and vaping.
Van Wert City Schools will join more than 700 school districts throughout Ohio to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January