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Eat Wings and Raise Funds for West Elementary - May 9

Mark your calendars! West Elementary PTO is having a Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser. On May 9th from opening to closing anyone that takes a flyer in to Buffalo Wild Wings they will donate 15% back of what you spend to West Elementary PTO. The flyers must be handed out before May 9th.  We are not allowed to hand them out at the facility or in the parking lot. Students will be bringing home three tickets and a flyer, but if you will need more for family and friends please let the school know, so they can send them home with students, or they can be emailed to you . This is a great fundraiser for West Elementary PTO. This money will help provide field trips for all students this year. 

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3rd Grade Cabbage Challenge!

Central Elementary Parents - Each student received a plant, compliments of Bonnie Plants. Be sure to read the information flyers!
This is a great opportunity for your child to show what he/she can grow and they could even win money!
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VCMS Band Concert - Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:30 p.m. (high school cafeteria)

If you enjoyed our HS concert earlier this month, we have another great treat for you!
Come out and see our MIDDLE SCHOOL Ensembles (Grades 6 &7 ) perform on Tuesday, May 1st @ 7:30 pm!

Featured Groups:
Vinton County 6th Grade Band
Vinton County 7th Grade Band

Students report time: 6:45pm in the HS Band Room
Come support our great students and their hard work!

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Regional Scholars 2018

 Regional ScholarsRegional Scholars is a two day retreat for organized by area gifted coordinators for 11th graders.  This year's event was April 17th and 18th at Camp Akita in Logan, Ohio.  Eli Griffith, Cassidy Griffith, Kendall Fee, Hope Saunders, and Trafford Dunn attended for Vinton County.  Students participated in several team building activities, tower building, personality types, archery, college readiness, a college fair and a climbing tower.  
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Ramey Recognized with the Franklin B. Walter Award

Vinton County High School senior, Ryann Ramey, was chosen as the 29th Annual Franklin B. Walter Award Winner. This All-Scholastic Award was presented by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association, in recognition of Ramey's outstanding academic achievement. A reception was held Wednesday, April 18 18 at The Crowne Plaza in Columbus. Guest speaker, Ohio State Senator, Randy Gardner spoke about the importance of education and how it should start at home and continue with a close relationship between families and teachers. Ramey is pictured with Superintendent of Vinton County Local Schools, Rick Brooks, and High School Guidance Counselor, Michelle Rippeth. More +

Prom Sponsors for April 28th "A Night in New York City"

 The Junior Class Officers would like to thank the following individuals and companies for sponsoring: Jackson Farm Bureau, Booth Real Estate & Insurance, Ohio Mats LLC, Jerry's Do It Center, Vinton County National Bank, Garrett Cardaras Funeral Home, Toro Loco, Olde Dutch Restaurant, Jeff and Bobbi Jo Simmons, Cosi, Knox Insurance Agency, Mason's Auto Body, A&A Truck Stop, Bellisio Foods, Crownover Lumber Co., Kalahari
Click on More+ to see Prom picture packet information. 
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Sports Physicals and Cardiovascular Testing- May 11, 2018

The annual free sports physical clinic will be held at Vinton County High School on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students MUST bring the sport physical form (pick up in the office or click read more to access the download link), which has been signed by a parent. Forms filled out in pencil will not be accepted, black or blue ink only please. Color ink will not be accepted.
This year we are offeriing additional cardiovascular testing which will be available by appointment only.   This service will be provided by Cappo Health for students 12 to 25 years of age the same day as sports physicals, May 11, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There are no upfront costs for this testing. Cappo Health will bill your health insurance, accepting what your carrier deems usual and customary. As required by law, Cappo Health will bill for any deductible or co-insurance owed, if applicable. There are a number of circumstances that would waive any balance due for this testing (including saving for college). Please be aware that if you have an HSA, FSA, or HRA account, funds may automatically be deducted if a balance is due. We encourage you to call us at (833) 244-5700 to verify your benefits or to answer any questions you have about the billing process.  

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is caused by an abnormality in the heart's electrical system or structure that abruptly stops the heartbeat. It is the leading cause of death on school campuses. According to the American Heart Association, every 3 days a young athlete dies from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the US. In 80% of the cases, there are no warning signs or symptoms leading up to a cardiac arrest.

Cappo Health will perform EKGs and echocardiograms to detect heart conditions that can put your child at risk and vascular ultrasounds to identify vascular conditions common to athletes (such as blood clots). All tests are non-invasive, and the privacy of your child is maintained. 

To learn more and register for the testing, please visit:
Once have chosen your appointment time, please visit: and click on "HS Registration" at the top of the page to complete your registration paperwork. 

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Senior Class Deadlines

 Jostens will be here Friday, April 20 in the morning to pick up cap/gown orders. Please pay your account in full.
Senior pictures to Mrs. Menikheim and Mrs. Walton by Friday, April 27.  Mrs. Menikheim needs your baby, middle school, and senior pictures emailed to her @ Mrs. Walton also needs a senior picture for the year book sent to
Last call to order your 2017/2018 yearbook  for $45. We do not order extras so reserve your copy before it is too late. You can order online, or see Mrs. Walton.
 Prom tickets are $20 a piece. They may be purchased during advisory period from Mrs. Menikheim - Room 209B, Miss Karr - Room 103, Mrs. Coleman or Mrs. Huff.  Also, they may be purchased after school until 4 pm from Mrs. Menikheim in room 209B.  
Seniors will be taking a field trip to kayak and canoe on Raccoon Creek on May 11. If you would like to attend, $15 is due to Mrs. Menikheim by 
May 9.  This will include your lunch. 
Graduation will be held Friday, May 18 @ 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.   
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REMINDER: School will be IN SESSION May 4, and May 25, 2018

REMINDER:  School will be IN SESSION May 4 and May 25, 2018 as these were the Board approved days for our Weather Contingency Plan. The tentative last day of school for students is MAY 25, 2018.  However, this is subject to change if needed to make up additional instructional time. More +

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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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