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VCHS Girls and Boys Basketball Sectional/District Brackets

The VCHS Lady Vikings sectional tournament game will be Saturday, February 16th at 1:00PM at Wellston High School.  They will take on the winner of the River Valley vs. Jackson game held 2/11/19.
 
The VCHS Vikings will take on Warren on February 22nd at Logan High School at 8:30 PM
 
The complete Division II Southeast 1 Sectional/District Girls Bracket can be found here:  https://officials.myohsaa.org/Admin/Bracket/PublicBracket?TournamentId=485# 
 
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Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Responds to the Momo Challenge: A Guide for Community Members & Parents

Due to the "Momo Challenge" resurfacing in news across the U.S. in January, OSPF wants to issue a warning to community members and parents about this new “game”, and how to appropriately talk about it with others. The Momo Challenge is similar to the Blue Whale Challenge, a potentially dangerous internet game that gained worldwide headlines last year.

As a part of the Momo Challenge, children and young adults are contacted by an anonymous avatar called "Momo" via an online app and instructed to participate in a series of tasks, sometimes escalating to violence and self-harm, including suicide. Participants are also reportedly asked to provide photo proof of their acts.

Even though there have been no direct links to suicide attempts or deaths via the Momo Challenge, it is still wise to learn about this emerging trend and how you can appropriately respond to youth suicidality, as well as discuss this challenge with others in your community on social media and/or other outlets.

It is very important to discuss suicide in a safe, responsible manner both publicly and privately in order to reduce the likelihood of presenting false and/or potentially harmful information. This is because misrepresenting information about suicide attempts or suicide deaths can increase the likelihood of suicide contagion (i.e. copycat suicides). Use the link below to Read the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Safe and Effective Messaging for Suicide Prevention. This resource provides easy-to-follow guidance for first responders, schools, and other community organizations seeking to raise awareness of the Momo Challenge and discuss its content in a helpful manner:

https://www.sprc.org/sites/default/files/migrate/library/SafeMessagingrevised.pdf

 

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February Lunch Menus are available online

February Breakfast and Lunch Menus are available online and can be found via the quick links menu on our district website or via the following link. http://www.vinton.k12.oh.us/lunch.aspx.  Remember, Breakfast and Lunch are FREE to ALL students.  Menus are subject to change without notice.
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2019-2020 District Calendar

The 2019-2020 District Calendar is available online for download at http://www.vinton.k12.oh.us/Downloads/19-20%20Calendar.pdf  or Click More+ to view. More +

Annual Athletic Parent Meeting Now on Video

 Rather than trying to schedule and have all parents/guardians of athletes attend an annual meeting, this video has been created and added to the Athletic page of our district website. The video will be available for parents/guardians and athletes to view and review, if they have questions.  Please click the following link, or go to the Athletic page of our site.  Athletic Page
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All Vinton County Schools Designated as America's Entrepreneurial Schools

VCLSD American Entrepreneurial SchoolsCongratulations to Vinton County High School, Vinton County Middle School, West Elementary School, Central Elementary School, and South Elementary School for earning their AES designations yesterday! This makes FIVE America’s Entrepreneurial Schools in Vinton County, Ohio!
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Vinton County Schools Emergency Procedures

Should an emergency or disaster situation ever arise in our area while school is in session, we want you to be aware that the schools have made preparations to respond effectively to such situations.

Should we have a major disaster during school hours, your student(s) will be cared for at this school. Our School District has a detailed emergency operations plan which has been formulated to respond to a major catastrophe.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Vinton County Local School District is to prepare ALL students for the 21st Century and beyond.

Vision Statement

We envision the Vinton County Local School District as having a staff that:
 
  1. will unite to achieve a common purpose and establish clear goals for every student
  2. will work together in collaborative teams
  3. will research and implement strategies for improving student achievement on a continuing basis
  4. will monitor each student's progress
  5. will demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and well-being of ALL students

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