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Class of 2019 and Parent Meeting

The Class of 2019 and parents are invited to the senior parent meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The meeting will be held in the high school cafeteria and begin at 6 p.m. The meeting will cover everything from important deadlines and reminders, to graduation requirements and scholarship information, so please plan to attend. At the conclusion of the meeting, seniors and parents will be invited to stay and attend the first "After Prom" planning meeting. If you cannot attend the senior meeting, please see Senior Class Advisor, Mrs. Menikheim after Tuesday to get a copy of the agenda and information that was shared. If you couldn't attend and would like to help with "After Prom," contact Mrs. Harris @  More +

The Vinton County Girls Cross Country Team wins Division II District Championship

The girls' cross country team became the first girls' team in school history (in any sport) to win a district championship. They earned the right to compete in the regional cross country meet on Saturday, October 27 at Pickerington North High School. Race time is 2:15.

Rylee Fee was the district runner-up. Also earning All-District honors were Olivia Mayers (6th place), Lilly Chevalier (10th place), and Lexie Walker (14th place). Also competing were Emily Reynolds (30th), Abrianna McManis (43rd), and Alyssa McKinniss (57th). 117 runner competed.

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Ethan East receives All District Honors and Qualifies for Regionals

Congratulations to Ethan East who became the first freshman All-District runner in program history with his performance at the district cross country meet. He will compete Saturday, October 27 at 11:45 in the regional championship meet. The meet will be held at Pickerington North High School.
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Partners for Breakfast in the Classrooms

On October 17, 2018, Bobby Jo Harper, VCHS food service director, lead Sonja Hill-Powell, some of the VCLSD board members, and other partners in the breakfast program through the halls and into the classrooms of Vinton County High School. They visited Mrs. Ward, FCCLA and Project Backpack Leader, and Mr. Downs first period classes. After visiting the classes, they went back to the library to discuss the success of the program. Sonja is a senior manager of School and Summer Nutrition of Children’s Hunger Alliance. Children’s Hunger Alliance purpose is to ensure children without access of nutrition, education, and physical activity. She invited VCLSD superintendent, Rick Brooks, to speak first. He explained how at first there was push back from taking breakfast from the cafeteria into the classrooms, but eventually the idea was strongly accepted. He pointed, out some of the work study students have been able to help distribute the food for the breakfast program and they have enjoyed the opportunity. Next, Bobby Jo Harper, who was a large advocate for the program, stepped up to the podium and said “Our kids really enjoy this program...Kids will ask ‘What are we going to have for breakfast in the morning?’ and it breaks my heart.” This program is very important to the students, putting breakfast in the classroom puts everyone at an equal feeling Harper explained. Erica Zinn, treasurer of the VCLSD, spoke next and discussed how we have received $65,142. We have been able to upgrade our kitchen, buy new supplies, and provide better food choices with the grant awarded by Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom funded by Walmart. A couple teachers even gave input about the new breakfast program. Mrs. Ward says “It doesn’t interrupt class for me… Food in the body gives the students fuel to make the day go better”. Mrs. Matteson made many points about the breakfast program having a positive effect on the students. An important point she made is “The Wilkesville bus is always late, they used to never get breakfast. Now that the breakfast is in the classrooms, those kids get breakfast too!” Vinton County has 415 miles for the buses to cover, making the bus routes starts at 6:00 a.m. Kids who have lunch at 12:30 and miss eating breakfast, having a six and half hour stretch before they have a chance to eat. With the new breakfast program, more than 500 students at Vinton County High School are enjoying a free meal. Overall, the Vinton County Local School District, principal Josh Tripp, and the staff are impressed with this program and thankful for it. Click More+ for additional pictures -By Yearbook Staff Member Lexie Walker

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VCHS Veterans’ Day Assembly Slideshow

Each year VCHS honors our Veterans with a school assembly and slideshow.
This year's program is Thursday, November 8 at 9:00 a.m.
If you have any family members or know of a Vinton County graduate who is active
military personnel or a retired or deceased veterans, 
we would be honored to include them in this year’s slideshow.

Please send the following information, along with a photo of your family member 
in uniform, to Andee Caudill by email ( 
to Andee Caudill by Wednesday, October 31.

Student Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­___________________________________________


Family Member: __________________________________________


Armed Services Branch: ____________________________________

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ODOT to begin road construction in the vicinity of Vinton County High School and Middle School

The Vinton County Local School District has been notified that the Ohio Department of Transportation will begin road construction in the vicinity of Vinton County High School and Vinton County Middle School this week (10/16/18).  There will be an 11 foot lane restriction between Locker Plant Road and Pearl Street in McArthur along US HWY 50.  Construction will take place between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM and may last through the end of November.  Please understand that delays are to be expected when traveling this area . More +

Custodial Position available at Vinton County High School

The Vinton County Local School District is accepting applications for a custodial position at Vinton County High School.

This is a 12 month position, working 8 hours per day from 10:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.    Starting salary is $15.92 per hour.

Applications should be submitted to Joshua Tripp, Principal, at 63910 U.S. Highway 50, McArthur, OH 45651 by 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Applications can be downloaded from the Vinton County Local Schools’ website under the quick links section and then downloadable forms. Or via the following link. Non-Teaching Application

Vinton County Local School District is an equal opportunity employer.
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Project BOOST After School Program Enrollment Form Available.

Click below to download the Project BOOST After School Program.
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Insights for Parents: Emotional and behavioral issues

Insights for Parents: Emotional and behavioral issues

Managing student behavior is increasingly challenging in classrooms around the country. Disruptive behavior interferes with learning for all students. The rise in behavioral problems is a result of a variety of issues that impact kids. Read tips to help parents work with their kids to improve the classroom climate. Click here to view/download the newsletter.

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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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All Juniors take ASVAB

Tue Oct 23 2018

VCHS Football @Wellston

Fri Oct 26 2018

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