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The calendar for the 2018/2019 School Year is now available!

The calendar for the 2018/2019 School Year is now available!  Click here to download or click Read more to view the calendar.
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VCHS Class of 2018 Commencement

The 2018 Vinton County High School Commencement Ceremony was held Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The high school band, directed by Kevin Niese, played the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” as the class entered, led by VCHS staff and junior marshalls. The Junior Class Marshalls were:  Eli Griffith, Christopher Mason, Isabelle Lambert, Kendall Fee and Hope Saunders. The Junior Ushers were: Jaci Martin, Kiara Pickell, Cassidy Griffith, Klaudia Faught and Garrison George.

After Senior Class President Ryann Ramey led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, the band played “American Heroes March” and “Of Distant Peaks.” 
Principal Kevin Waddell introduced the Class of 2018 to a packed crowd inside the VCHS gymnasium. This class included 162 graduates, 17 National Honor Society members, 3 National Technical Honor students, 12 student with honor status all 4 years, 47 honor roll students, 9 honors diploma, 8 regional scholars, 12 Business Professionals of America state qualifiers and 18 Regional Awards in Information Technology, 1 BPA National Torch Award, 7 State Torch awards, 3 National Chapter of Excellence awards, 2 state Awards for Digital AMedia and cybersecurity, 8 Tri-Valley Conference championships, 3 sectional champtionships, 2 district champtionships, 1 District wrestling qualifier, and 3 enlisted in the United States Military- Ryann Ramey USAFA, Elizabeth Mullins, USAF, and William Stewart Vires USMC. In addition, students collectively received 143 scholarships, totaling over $500,000, plus a full scholarship totaling over $400,000 to Ryann Ramey, who was appointed to the United States Air Force Academy. 
Mariah Davidson was recognized as the Top Vocational Student and Dakota Mullins received a round of applause for having perfect attendance in all four years of high school. 
Salutatorian Madyson Newsome gave an appreciation speech, followed by the Director’s and Senior Choir, directed by Joy Henderson, with “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” and “For Just a Little While.”
Valedictorian Ryann Ramey reminded her class to focus on where they will go in life, but remember to look back at where they came from.
VCHS Vice Principal Larry Arthur announced the Senior Roll, as each student came forward to accept their diploma.
Honor students: Ryann Ramey, Madyson Newsome, Naylan Yates, Sara White, Brad Mercer, Cassie Bentley, Brookesanne Barnett, Bethany Kinnison and Cade Gray.
Senior Class Officers: President Ryann Ramey, Vice President Darian Radabaugh, Secretary Sara White, Treasurer Shane Rife and Media Specialists Kason Collins and Madyson Newsome. Class Representatives: Adam Clary, Hunter Collier, Cole Pridemore, Angel Willison and Shalyn Reffit. Senior Class Advisor Fonda Menikheim.
Lifetouch pictures can be found by clicking on the link and using code vintonco18 .
Pictures of graduation can also be seen on our high school page of the school website. 

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Two different Summer Feeding Programs offered for Vinton County Students

Vinton County Local Schools will be sponsoring a summer feeding site this summer in cooperation with the Children's Hunger Alliance.
The site will be located at Vinton County High School.
This program will start June 4th and run through August 10th.
Meal times are from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m..
Meals will be served in the cafeteria.
Meals are FREE TO ALL AGES from 1 year to 18 years old.
The Saint Francis Center has received the grant for the Rural Meals Program once again this year. This program is independent of the Vinton County Local School District.  However, they have reached out to us in order to spread the information about this program that will provide meals to families that may struggle with extra expences during the summer that may make it difficult to provide for their children. The plus side to this program is that they can deliver the boxes of food to the family. Families of the participating children must meet the income requirements on the application below and live in Vinton County.The application below (click on the link) can be dropped off or mailed back to the address on the bottom of the intro page. You can also call or go to Saint Francis Center to fill out the application and find out more about the program. Feel free to call the center with any questions at 740-596-5820 .  This program IS NOT affiliated with Vinton County Local Schools.  Please do not call the school with questions or return the application to the school district.
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VCHS Honors Mr. Palmer with a Color Run

Keith Palmer Color Run Vinton County High School celebrated the life of former science teacher, Keith Palmer on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The Keith Palmer Memorial Run/Walk began with words of inspiration, positivity, and encouragement, just as Mr. Palmer lived his life. His wife, Joan and fellow staff members spoke to share great memories and pass along his legacy. The event was organized by Kellie Abele and the shirts were designed by John Timms. A team effort of staff and students helped make the event a success and raised money for next year's Keith Palmer Memorial Scholarship. This event was sponsored, in part, by the Vinton County National Bank. Click on the high school web page for more pictures. You can also check out a YouTube video produced by one of our seniors, Dakota Dunn, by clicking here.
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Project Backpack 2017/2018

The mission of Vinton County Project Backpack is to provide food to sustain our neediest students through the weekends, when no school meals are available and food at home is likely to be in shorter supply. This helps families who might have difficulty stretching the food budget out to the end of each month.  

Project Backpack provided 3008 bags of food, along with clothing, toiletries and necessisites for students during the 2017/2018 school year.  A total of 376 backpacks were sent home with high school, middle school, and elementary students each month. A total of 188 backpacks were send home during the month of December, as well as, 22 high school students being adopted for Christmas ($100-$125 spent on each student).
This was all made possible by the following generous donors: General Mills, Hopewell Health Center, Lost and Found Worship Center, Knox Trucking, Club Vinton, Jerry's Do It Center, Jackson/Vinton Farm Bureau, United Methodist Women, Adelman & Clark, Ohio MATS LLC, Montgomery Trucking, Marilyn Braden, FOE # 2279, Mason's Autobody, Toro Loco, Care United Methodist Outreach, AMVETS Post #84, Ohio Valley Bank, Ross County Banking Center, R & C Quickstop, VCHS Teachers, and Vinton County National Bank. 

If you would like to donate for the 2018/2019 school year, please contact, or send a check payable to VCHS Project Backpack to: Vinton County High School, ATTN: Amy Ward/Project Backpack, 63910 US HWY 50, McArthur, OH  45651

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REMINDER: School will be IN SESSION May 25, 2018

REMINDER:  School will be IN SESSION May 25, 2018 as it was a Board approved day for our Weather Contingency Plan. The last day of school for students is MAY 25, 2018. More +

Bellisio Offers a Summer Scholarship Program

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Military Connected Ohio Youth and Family Opportunities Available

 The 2018 Camp and Event Schedule has been released for events and activities available to all students with family military connections. Students must have a mother, father, brother, or sister active in the military to be elegible. These events are to help our military families connect with one another and take advantage of the many resources available. For additional information go to
Click the link below for the full 2018 Schedule.
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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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