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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 +

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), which has been signed by a parent. Forms filled out in pencil will not be accepted, ink only please.
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.  
Vinton County High School is also taking an extra step to protect your child by providing cardiovascular testing for students aged 12-25 on school grounds on May 11th 2018.

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:

Paper Work that NEEDS TO BE IN FOR YOUR CHILD TO BE TESTED can be completed at

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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.   

Prom April 28, 2018 - "A Night in New York City"

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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 +

VCHS Students visit the Ohio Supreme Court

    On Monday, March 26, 2018 Mrs. Matteson’s Social Studies class enjoyed a trip to the Supreme Court of Ohio in Columbus. The artwork in the building was elegant and reflected Ohio’s history. The Supreme Courtroom had many paintings on the walls and ceiling, many trimmed in gold leaf.

    Our tour guide was a former judge and was very informative. We especially enjoyed the Visitor Education Center and the case exhibits. We had studied some of the cases before our trip and got to see the verdicts given. Another exhibit we enjoyed was the evidence display where we learned about fingerprinting, DNA and eyewitness reporting. Finally, we enjoyed an elevator ride to the 11th floor to view Bicentennial Park.

      Grant funding is available to pay most of the bus costs of a round trip to Columbus through programs at the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Statehouse. Please contact Karen Matteson at 596-5258 ext. 261 for more information. (Article and picture provided by Mrs. Matteson’s Social Studies class.)

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YCAT visits VCMS

The Vinton County High School YCAT (Youth Climate Action Team), met with 8th grade students on March 29th to share what they've learned about climate change, waste reduction, and renewable energy.  Students gained insights about how changes in how we treat our environment is affecting the human, animal, and plant life throughout the world. Click on the following link to go to the YCAT page of our school website and learn more about their efforts and see pictures of their visit to the Vinton County Middle School.  YCAT Page
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Video Production Program Introduced to VCHS

Film maker Josh Crook visited VCHS  on Wednesday, March 27, to talk with students about the new Video Production program at Hocking College. Josh told many stories about his work in the industry, showed clips from his films, and informed students about the variety of job opportunities that exist in this career field. Pictured here is Josh, along with Dakota Dunn, a VCHS senior and an avid video editor.
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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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