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Upcoming Christmas Programs and Events across the District

Dec. 7th - VCMS Christmas Bazaar 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 9th - VCHS/VCMS Band and Choir Winter Concert 7:00 p.m. 
Dec. 12th - Central Elementary Christmas Program for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades 6:30 p.m. (No Project Boost at Central)
Dec. 12th - South Elementary Christmas Program 1st Performance 12:00 p.m., 2nd Performance 6:00 p.m. (No Project Boost at South)
Dec. 14th - VCHS Viking Players Santa's Village 11AM-3PM 
Dec. 17th - West Elementary Christmas Program 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (No Project Boost at West) 
Dec. 19th - Central Elementary Christmas Program for Grades 3, 4 and 5 6:30 p.m. (No Project Boost at Central)
Dec. 23rd thru Jan. 3 - Christmas Break.  Classes Resume on January 6, 2020 
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6th Annual VCMS Christmas Craft Bazaar

On Saturday Dec. 7th 2019 from 10am – 3pm the Vinton County Middle School will play host to its Sixth Annual Craft Bazaar. This will be a great opportunity to not only visit with great crafters from our area, but to purchase Christmas gifts and decorations. There will also be great baked goods for sale. Admission is free. Click More+ for more information for vendors regarding renting a spot/table. More +

West Elementary's 12 Days of Christmas Raffle Winners

Day 1 Winner, Dec. 4, 2019 - Greg Wilt ticket #497
Day 2 Winner, Dec. 5, 2019 - Ben Lehman ticket #423
Day 3 Winner, Dec. 6, 2019 - Randy Jensen ticket #491
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ACT Prep course offered at a reduced rate for VCHS juniors!

All students in this year's Junior class will be taking the ACT in February.  A strong ACT score can help students with college admissions and scholarships, so we are hoping that all of our juniors do well on the ACT and therefore have more opportunities available to them.  Even if your student is not currently planning to attend college, they should still plan to do well on their ACT.

For this reason, Vinton County High School has partnered with Next Level Prep to offer a one day, professional ACT Prep course to our Juniors on January 22, 2020.  Students will learn how to prepare for ACT test content, as well as strategies and tips for getting their best possible score.  

The cost of the ACT Prep course is $59 per student, however, VCHS students will only pay $29 and a grant will cover the rest. This is an incredible value, and one that could pay off big for your student.

Registration forms can be obtained in the high school office.  Space is limited so Juniors are encouraged to register early.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Abele at 740-596-5258.
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Draft notice of proposed class action lawsuit

The parties in the Doe v. Ohio Department of Education class action have submitted a proposed settlement to the U.S. District Court for approval. The first step in the approval process of the settlement is to provide notice of the proposed settlement to affected students and their parents. To accomplish this, the draft notice of the class action lawsuit can be downloaded via the following link.  Clck here to download Class Action Settlement Draft
WHO IS AFFECTED BY THIS LAWSUIT? Students with disabilities in Ohio’s public schools, including those who have or could have an individualized education program (IEP) or a Section 504 plan and their parents are covered by this settlement. 
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December Lunch Menus are available online

December 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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Vaping Statistics and Information

Vaping Dangers
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VCHS Project Backpack Distribution


These are the tentative distribution dates for the 2019-20 school year:

September 20 & 27, 2019

October 18 & 25, 2019

November 15 & 29, 2019

December 13 & 20, 2019

January 17 & 31, 2020

February 14 & 28, 2020

March 13 & 27, 2020

April 17 & 24, 2020

May 8 & 15, 2020

VC Project Backpack is funded primarily by General Mills Hometown Grant, as well as with the support of local businesses and individuals. These are tentative dates above for distribution.

Questions about VCPB … Contact Mrs. Amy Ward 740-596-5258 ext. 2257,  or Dr. Hare @ ext. 2283

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Graduation Requirements by Graduating Class

To provide a comprehensive overview of Ohio's graduation requirements in response to recent updates, a chart has been developed to outline the options available to each cohort as well as a description of the requirments.  
Click More+ to see the chart with more information and additional pathways. 
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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 +

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Sat Dec 7 2019

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