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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 +

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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Vinton County Marching Band 2nd Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner - Sunday, October 21

The band will be holding it's 2nd Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner on Sunday October 21st Starting at 12:00 pm until 2:30 pm.  The dinners cost $10.00.  You get Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Green beans,roll and Choice of Choc cake w/ Choc icing, Apple Pie, or cheese cake.  We will be serving out of the Concession stand and dinners will be delivered to your car.  We are pre-selling tickets so we don't run out.  If you are interested please let one of our band members, band boosters, Or Mr. Niese  know.   Thanks for always supporting our Vinton County Marching Vikings! More +

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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VCMS Thanksgiving Meal Donations October 9- November 12



Last year we provided around 280 meals to local families and Senior Citizens in our community. This was made possible through donations from our staff, students, local organizations and businesses. Let’s strive to meet or exceed 280 meals this year.

 Thanksgiving meal boxes include:

  • 6 oz  Stuffing Mix (Any brand)

(1) 10.5 oz Canned Gravy or Gravy Packets  

     (1) 1.56 oz Pre-sweetened Powder Drink Mix

     (4) 15 oz Canned Vegetables (Corn or Green Beans)

(2) 15 oz Canned Fruit or Fruit Cocktail (Can substitute a jar of Applesauce for a can of fruit)

(2) 4 oz Instant Mashed Potatoes

 (1) 14 oz Cranberry Sauce

(1) 15 oz Canned Pie Filling or Large box of Pudding Mix

(1) 9” Ready Made Graham Cracker Pie Crust (Non-refrigerated.)

We will start accepting donations Tuesday, October 9th. All donations must be turned in by Monday, November 12th. All donations can be dropped off at VCMS.

Any items above are appreciated or you can sponsor a meal box for $25. We will do the shopping for you.

Make checks payable to Vinton County Middle School. (Write Thanksgiving Meals in the memo)

Please contact Melissa Hammond (VCMS-740.596.5243) if you have any questions.                                                                                       

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Viking Success

Overview of

Vinton County Local Schools                                                                Viking Head

Viking Success Career Advising Program


The objective of the Viking Success Career Advising Program is to facilitate student awareness, exploration, and planning for future careers.  Our goal is for every Vinton County student to graduate with a well-developed plan for life beyond high school, whether it be furthering their education or training, employment, or enlistment in the military. This plan will be the result of a multitude of meaningful experiences that culminate in a strategic plan for future career success.

How does this happen?  Students in grades K-12 engage in age-appropriate activities throughout each school year that help them identify their interests, strengths, and values as they relate to the world of work, to learn about different career fields, and to develop an informed plan that helps them eventually enter the career field they desire. 

Students in grades K-5 focus primarily on Career Awareness.  Through age-level appropriate lessons and experiences, students learn about different types of careers and become interested thinking about options for future work.

Students in grades 6-8 focus primarily on Career Exploration; participating in activities that help them to learn more about different types of jobs and work environments, and begin thinking about how their interests, abilities, and values “match up” with different occupations.  They also explore options for additional training and education as a means to reach their career goals. 

Students in grades 9-12 continue exploring careers, but they also begin planning for education, employment or enlistment after high school. 

Teachers, counselors, and other staff will document their Viking Success Career Advising activities in a central database that serves as both documentation of their efforts, and as a clearinghouse of ideas for other teachers to consider. 

Parents and guardians are encouraged to check the Vinton County Local Schools website regularly to look for updates, pictures, and announcements about Viking Success activities.  For more information on how parents/guardians can help their student with career planning, please view the following document created by the Ohio Department of Education:

You can find more details about the Viking Success Career Advising Plan on school website:

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"Driven to Succeed" announced at VCHS

Driven to SucceedThe VCLSD “Driven to Succeed” Drug Prevention Program is being sponsored by the Vinton County Prosecutor’s Office, Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, and Mark Porter Automotive Group.  This program begins October 1st and provides an opportunity for a Vinton County senior to win a brand new 2018 Ford Fiesta, and many other students the change to win one of many other prizes.  Vinton County Prosecuting Attorney, Trecia Kimes Brown, visited VCHS this morning and presented criteria for program eligibility, as follows:  
1) Students and parents must sign the permission forms
2) Students must stay drug free and pass three random drug screening during the school year
3) Students must maintain a minimum of 1.75 cumulative GPA each nine weeks
4) Students must have no more than 3 unexcused absences during the program
5) Students must participate in the educational course, which will be offered during the school day
6) Students must complete 27 hours of documented community service during the program, or write three, 3-page papers due the 15th of    November, February, and April  
There are several tiers of prizes that can be won, even if all components of the program are not met.This proactive partnering sends a positive message to our students and our community!  The car will be showcased during different dates/activities throughout the school year. The winner will be drawn and the car and other prizes will be awarded in May.
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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

Upcoming Events


All Juniors take ASVAB

Tue Oct 23 2018

VCHS Football @Wellston

Fri Oct 26 2018

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