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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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Lambert Chosen as VCHS Wendy's High School Heisman Winner and State Finalist

 Lambert Wendys High School Heisman WinnerThe Wendys High School Heisman Recognition Luncheon was recently held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WV. Isabelle Lambert was recognized as the Vinton County High School winner and chosen as a state finalist. Isabelle also won a $500 scholarship from Schmidt Family Restaurants. Click More+ for additional event pictures.
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Make It/Take It held

Central, South and West Elementary Preschools featured a Make it /Take it on Monday, December 3rd.  Creative holiday activities were designed to encourage fine motor skills. Students and their parents participated in a variet of activities. They sculpted play dough, decorated ice cream cone trees, and built gingerbread houses. Click More+ for event pictures. More +

VC Elementary School Spelling Bee Dates

December 7th  - West Elementary

December 12th  - Central Elementary

December 20th  - South Elementary

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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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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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Vinton County Local Schools Holiday Program Schedule

Central Elementary School


     Grades Preschool -2

Monday, December 3, 2018

6:30 P.M.

     Grades 3-5

Monday, December 10, 2018

6:30 P.M.

South Elementary School

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

12:30 PM  AND 

6:00 P.M.

West Elementary School

Thursday, December 20, 2018

6:00 P.M.

Middle School – Band Concert  

(will be held at the High School)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

7:30 P.M.

High School – Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

7:00 P.M.

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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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