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A student tries on a firefighter's gear

More than 250 fifth graders from Van Wert, Crestview, Lincolnview, and St. Mary’s descended on downtown Van Wert at the first-ever “Let’s Get Down to Business” event hosted by Career Connections of Van Wert County on Tuesday, May 10.

Word of the Week Winners: Honorable

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Word of the Week Winners: Community
Word of the Week Winners: Community

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners!

Rendering of the renovated Eggerss Stadium

Months of campaigning and spreading information paid off at the polls with the passage of a bond issue to renovate and improve Eggerss Stadium in downtown Van Wert.

Word of the Week Winners: Humility

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

On behalf of Van Wert City Schools, Kristi Fuerst, VWCS Marketing & Public Relations Specialist, accepts the Mark of Distinction award from Lou DeVincentis, OHSPRA President.

Van Wert City Schools was recognized with four professional Achievement Awards at the Ohio School Public Relations Association (OHSPRA) annual spring conference held in Columbus on April 28-29.

Monday, April 25, 2022 Word of the Week Winners: Listening
Word of the Week Winners: Listening

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

Word of the Week Winners: Truthfulness

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

Word of the Week Winners: Appreciation

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

Friday, April 1, 2022 Students of the Month!
Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

Monday, March 28, 2022 Word of the Week Winners: Dedication
Word of the Week Winners: Dedication

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners!

Mark Bagley speaks to the board of education during Wednesday's board meeting

Updates and various reports made up the majority of Wednesday night’s meeting of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education.

March 2022 The Cougar Connection cover page

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Word of the Week Winners: Determination
Word of the Week Winners: Determination

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

VWCS Circle logo

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

Word of the Week Winners- Excellence

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners!

VWES Principal Justin Krogman, Nurse Emily Whittington, District Nurse Theresa Whittington, and Assistant Principal Tracy Wehner proudly hold the new VWES Heart Safe School Designation banner.

Van Wert Elementary School is proud to announce its new designation as a Heart Safe School by Project ADAM.

Monday, February 28, 2022 Word of the Week Winners: Initiative
Word of the Week Winners: Initiative

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Word of the Week Winners: Gratefulness
Word of the Week Winners: Gratefulness

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 VWCS Releases 2021-2022 Quality Profile
2021-2022 Quality Profile with a graphic of the cougar head and cougar paw

Van Wert City Schools is pleased to release its 2021-2022 Quality Profile.

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Word of the Week Winners: Cheerful
Word of the Week Winners: Cheerful

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

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

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

Monday, January 24, 2022 Word of the Week Winners: Helpful
Word of the Week Winners: Helpful

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Word of the Week Winners: Sportsmanship
Word of the Week Winners: Sportsmanship

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners!

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

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

VWHS Theatre proudly presents Cinderella

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

Monday, January 10, 2022 Word of the Week Winners: Be Alert
Word of the Week Winners: Be Alert

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners!

Friday, January 7, 2022 Spelling Bee Winners!
Spelling Bee Winners!

Van Wert Elementary Spelling Bee Winners!

Thursday, January 6, 2022 Allie (Clifton) Kalsow to be Recognized
Professional headshot of Allie (Clifton) Kalsow

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

Van Wert County Prosecutor Eva J. Yarger, Resource Officer Bryon Wells, and two of the contest winners, Reaghan Ashbaugh and Tracen Wiseman

Four more talented winners of the “Drug Free Looks Like Me” calendar contest were named, this time from Van Wert Elementary and St. Mary of the Assumption.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Candy Cane Fundraiser
Candy Cane Fundraiser

Thank you to all who were able to donate to our Candy Cane Fundraiser.

 

Monday, December 20, 2021 Students of the Month!
Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

Monday, December 20, 2021 Word of the Week Winners: Self-Control
Word of the Week Winners: Self-Control

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners!

Monday, December 20, 2021 Statement from Van Wert City Schools
VWCS circle logo

It is with profound sadness that we inform you about the tragic loss of an 8th grade student to our school community.

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

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

Monday, December 13, 2021 Word of the Week Winners: Patient
Word of the Week Winners: Patient

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

Monday, December 13, 2021 Students of the Month!
Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

Monday, December 6, 2021 Word of the Week Winners: Cooperation
Word of the Week Winners: Cooperation

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

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

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

Monday, November 29, 2021 Word of the Week Winners: Forgiving
Word of the Week Winners: Forgiving

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

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

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Eggerss Stadium: It's Time!
Current concession stand at Eggerss Stadium

I’ve lived in Van Wert for more than 40 years and cannot imagine the city without Eggerss Stadium. 

Monday, November 15, 2021 Word of the Week Winners: Equality
Word of the Week Winners: Equality

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners!

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

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

Word of the Week Winners: Respect Authority

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 VWCS Completes 2021 United Way Campaign
United Way logo

Van Wert City Schools recently wrapped up its 2021-2022 United Way Campaign.

Rendering of Eggerss Stadium

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

Monday, November 1, 2021 Word of the Week Winners: Polite
Word of the Week Winners: Polite

Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Word of the Week Winners! 

Monday, August 9, 2021 *NEW* Alerts Sign-Up
Notification graphic

Van Wert City Schools is announcing changes to its alert system. In order to receive alerts about district announcements and school delays and cancellations, individuals must sign up at https://www.vwcs.net/Content2/alerts-sign-up.