District News & Updates
FFA participates in Food Science and Technology Career Development Event
On Thursday, November 19, 2015, members of the FFA traveled to Logan High School to compete in the Food Science and Technology Career Development Event, and they placed fourth out of the thirty seven schools in our FFA district that were eligible to compete.  Click the Read more link for more information and pictures. 
2nd Annual Middle School Craft Bazaar (Hosted by: VCMS Student Council)

On Saturday Dec. 5th 2015 from 10am – 3pm the Vinton County Middle School will play host to its 2nd Annual Craft Bazaar. This will be a great opportunity to not only visit with great crafters from our area, but to purchase Christmas gifts and decorations. There will also be great baked goods for sale. Admission is free and there will be basketball games held at the school that day, so our vendors should have plenty of customers to sell to, or take orders from. Rumor is that this will also be a great place to get your picture taken with Santa Clause too. Everyone is welcome to come.

     Artist/Vendors can rent a spot/table for $10 each, and a product donation worth at least $5.00 to be used in a raffle. If you are interested or know someone who would be interested in selling crafts at the bazaar please contact Mr. Ramsey at (740) 596-5243 (during school hours), or ask about it in the Middle School office.


Ohio's State Tests 2015-2016 Quick Facts
Following are some quick facts about this year's state tests. 
  • Tests will be shorter than last year and given during one window.
  • Each of the tests will be about three hours.
  • Students in grades 3-8 will take the English Language Arts and Math test.
  • Students in grades 4-6 will take the Social Studies test.
  • Students in grades 5-8 will take the Science test.
  • Grade 3 English Language Arts test will be given Nov. 30-Dec. 11 and again in the spring (April or May).
  • High School Juniors and Seniors will take the OGT, American History and American Government.
  • Students will take tests on computers.
Click on the read more link for the Ohio Department of Education's Fact Sheet and Schedule.
October, November and December Lunch Menus are available online!
The October, November and December Lunch Menus are now available for download and can be found from the individual building pages or through the following link http://www.vinton.k12.oh.us/lunch.aspx
(all menus are subject to change)
College Credit Plus (CCP) is the new program that replaces PSEOP (Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program)
 College Credit Plus (CCP) is the new program that replaces PSEOP (Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program).  This program allows for students to take college courses while they are still in middle or high school.  Click the "Read More" link for more information and important deadlines as well as the downloadable intent to participate form.
Policy Statement and Calculator Guidance for 6-8 and High School Mathematics Administered State Tests
Calculators are important instructional tools that are allowable for students to use while taking state tests. For students taking the computer-based tests, a calculator will be provided in the technology platform for the tests. Students may use handheld calculators for the computer-based formats. Schools may permit students to bring their own handheld devices for test purposes. 
2015/2016 Yearbooks are on Sale!
2015/2016 VINTONIAN YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE! Order your copy today during our EARLYBIRD SPECIAL SALE! Need an order form? Download the order form below and mail it back or send it to school with your child. The yearbook will be filled cover to cover with photographs of friends, special events, classes, sports, clubs, activities, and candid shots of all the exciting memories and moments that will happen during this 2015/2016 school year. This student-designed, hardcover yearbook will be a precious reminder of some of the happiest times in a student’s life while here at VCHS. All you need to do is complete the information on the order form and include cash or check made payable to the Vinton County Local School District and return completed form and payment to Mrs. Walton or send it in the mail to Vinton County High School, the school address is listed on the order form. Also, any alumni, parent, or student seeking Vintonian yearbooks from previous years can contact Mrs. Walton at 740-596-5258 to see if we have that edition available for purchase in our storage room. Thank you for supporting the VCHS yearbook. http://www.vinton.k12.oh.us/Downloads/Yearbook%20Order%20Form%20and%20Letter.pdf 
2015-2016 School Calendar
The School Calendar for the 2015-2016 school year is now available for download.  Click the "read more" link to access the download 
Federal and state laws require all districts and schools to test all students in specific grades and courses. There is no law that allows a parent or student to opt-out of state testing and there is no state test opt-out procedure or form. If a parent withdraws his or her child’s participation in certain state tests, there may be consequences for the child, the child’s teacher, and the school and district.
Schools should provide the information below and other district consequences in writing to parents that withdraw their child or children from state tests. Though there is no requirement in law, schools may want to request that parents document this decision in writing to record the reason why the student was not tested.
Free Safety Tip Line Available to Schools

Departments of Education and Public Safety Provide Resource to Help Protect Students


COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new safety resource is available to Ohio Schools that could prevent and alert local law enforcement to a school safety crisis. This resource – an anonymous tip line – is available free of charge to every school district and school in Ohio beginning today.  

2015-2016 Ohio State Tests


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