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Now Accepting Applications for Bus Drivers

The Vinton County Local School District in need of bus drivers (substitutes to start out.) Mike Ogier, Transportation Coordinator, will set up all training for successful applicants.

Interested persons can contact Mike Waggoner, Assistant Superintendent, by phone at (740) 596-5218 for more information.

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College Credit Plus Informational Meeting- Thursday, January 31, 2019

Do you know Vinton County students, grades 6-12 have the opportunity to earn FREE college credit? Do you know Vinton County High School now offers several college credit classes? This means students can take classes at the high school and earn college credit through the College Credit Plus program!

If students are interested in taking any of the college credit courses at the high school, or attend any of the local colleges while in high school, they should attend the annual College Credit Plus (CCP)  Information Meeting. The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 6:00 pm in the high school cafeteria.  Representatives from Hocking College, Ohio University, OUC, and Rio Grande Community College will be on hand to talk about their institution's requirements for admission and participation in College Credit Plus.  Mrs. Rippeth, School Counselor, will provide details families will need to help them understand the expectations of CCP students. Mrs. Harris, VCHS CCP Instructor, will provide information on CCP courses offered at the high school. Parents or Guardians and their students are encouraged to attend the informational meeting, so they receive this important information first hand.  If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Rippeth at the high school @ 740-596-5258 or

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2019-2020 District Calendar

The 2019-2020 District Calendar is available online for download at  or Click More+ to view. More +

Congratulations to South Elementary and West Elementary for being named 2018 High Progress Schools of Honor

Throughout Ohio, there are many schools where each and every day students are being challenged, prepared and empowered. Today, Ohio is recognizing 67 schools with a substantial proportion of economically disadvantaged students (40 percent or more) for reaching high academic achievement.

The Ohio Department of Education named four Schools of Promise, three High Performing Schools of Honor and 66 High Progress Schools of Honor.  Two elementary schools in the Vinton County Local School District received this prestigious honor!  Congratulations to South Elementary and West Elementary for being named 2018 High Progress Schools of Honor.  Click More+ to read the entire press release.
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January Lunch Menus are available online

January 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.  Remember, Breakfast and Lunch are FREE to ALL students.  Menus are subject to change without notice.
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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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