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Class of 2019 Commencement

The Commencement Ceremony for Vinton County High School Class of 2019 was held Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 7 p.m., in the high school gymnasium. The Class of 2019 consisted of 151 graduates, 4 Valedictorians, 1 Salutatorian, 30 National Honor Society, 21 Honors Diplomas, 122 Scholarships, $979,381 in Scholarships, 2 State FFA Degrees, 57 Science Olympiad Medals, 18 BPA Regional Awards, 16 BPA State Awards, 10 BPA National Awards, 8 TVC Championships, 2 Regional Track Qualifiers, 2 Girls Cross Country TVC Championship, 1 Cross Country District Runner Up, 1 Cross Country District Championship, 3 Girls Basketball TVC Championships, 3 Boys Basketball TVC Championships, 2 Boys Basketball District Championships, and 8 students signed to serve in the United States Military. Click More + for pictures. More +

2019-2020 VCHS Color Guard and Majorettes

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The Vinton County Local School District is now accepting applications for a position of Parent Mentor

Parent Mentor Needed

The Vinton County Local School District is accepting letters of interest and resumes for a Parent Mentor Position (applicant must be a parent of a child with a disability).  

Interested persons should submit any letters of interest and resumes IN WRITING by June 10, 2019 to Larry Arthur, Special Education Supervisor, 307 West High Street, McArthur, Ohio 45651.

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VCHS- "Focus on the Locals"

Through the recent Viking Success: Focus on the Locals event, VC Seniors had one last chance to hear about the accessibility and affordability of our local 2-year and trade school options. Military recruiters were also present to talk about the benefits of military service.  Megan Leonard from Bellisio Foods I formed students about their scholarship for recent grads who choose to work for Bellisio’s during the summer, and Meghann Fraley from URG was available to help seniors understand their financial aid options. Click More+ for pictures of the event. More +

VCHS BPA Places in National Competition

BPA National CompetitionApril 30th through May 5, Mrs. Harper, along with 6 Vinton County High School students attended and completed the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. Every student who attended won at least one National Award.

Owen Salyer Placed 2nd in the Nation for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. Owen also received the overall award for "Best of Show" for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics at the student showcase. Owen also earned his Ambassador (national level) Torch Award for an online resume that he completed. 

Torie Piatt, Chase Newsome, Bailey Long, Tyler Baer and Joshua Miracle all participated in an Escape Room challenge hosted by Capsim. The students had to work together as a team to answer business related questions to unlock secrets to advance to the next level. The team took 1st place in the Escape Room challenge. Each of these students also earned their Ambassador (national level) Torch Award.  

All students took a Microsoft Technology Associate certification exam, and I am proud to announce that Bailey Long and Owen Salyer are now Microsoft Technology Associate Security Fundamentals certified. 

It was not all work or the students. All students took a tour of San Juan Capistrano Mission, spent a day at Laguna Beach where we observed the tide pools at low tide and spoke with marine biologists about the creatures living in the tide pools. We also went to an Anaheim Angels baseball game, and spent a day at Disneyland. We also took one afternoon to enjoy the hotel pool and amenities. Overall, we had a fun, but productive and successful trip!  Click More+ for additional pictures.

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The Vinton County Local School District is accepting applications for Substitute Bus Drivers

The Vinton County Local School District is accepting applications for Substitute Bus Drivers with the possbiility of a full time route.  We will provide the necessary training in order to obtain CDL and Bus licensure.  Interested persons should contact Michael Ogier, Transportation Director at 740-596-4029 or Mike Waggoner, Assistant Superintendent at 740-596-5218. More +

May Lunch Menus are available online

May 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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Upcoming Events:

May 7th - Band Banquet 6:30 PM
May 8th - VCHS Honors Banquet 6:30 PM
May 9th - FFA Banquet 6:30 PM 
May 13th - Preschool and Kindergarten Registration @ Central Elementary 
May 14th - Preschool and Kindergarten Registration @ South Elementary 
May 15th - Senior Awards Banquet 7:00 PM
May 15th - Preschool and Kindergarten Registration @ West Elementary 
May 16th - South Elementary Family Picnic and Academic Showcase 
May 17th South Elementary PreK Promotion 8:30 AM
May 17th - South Elementary 5th Grade Promotion 12:30 PM 
May 17th - VCHS Graduation 7:00 PM 
May 21st - 5th Grade Promotions at Central Elementary 1:00 PM 
May 21st - 8th Grade Promotion 7:00 PM 
May 22nd - 5th Grade Promotion at West Elementary 12:30 PM
May 23rd - Last Day of Class for Students 
May 24th - Staff Workday
May 28th - Teacher Workday 
More events will be posted soon!
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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 +

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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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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