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2019 After Prom Needs YOUR Help!

The 2019 After Prom will be a "Casino Night" themed event in the high school media center.  This FREE event will be from 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Entertainment will include poker, black jack, roulette, craps, slots, as well as,  a lip sync contest, cornhole, and other activities. Students can win "Viking Cash" and use it to enter a Chinese Auction full of gift cards and prizes.  
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP!  We are in need of parents and students to help handout flyers to businesses in Vinton and surrounding counties.  This is a vital part of the event, as this is how the prizes are available. If you are interested in handing out dontation letters, or helping with After Prom, please contact nancy.harris@vc-k12.us or angie.griffith@vc-k12.us.   
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December 20, 2018 - VCHS graduates and Air Force Academy Cadets Discuss College and Military Life in Colorado

VCHS Graduates and USAFA CadetsWhile home on Christmas leave, USAFA junior, Tyler Barnett and USAFA freshman, Ryann Ramey talked to students about their experiences at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. They discussed the process of applying to a military academy, the daily life of a cadet, class and study preparation, military careers, and moving away from home.  Tyler and Ryann addressed the importance of taking advantage of the college/career days and lessons offereed to help students make informed decisions.  More +

Ohio University Visit - November 30, 2018

As part of the Viking Success Program, forty-three Vinton County students visited Ohio University's Athens campus to learn more about requirements for admission, college majors, campus life, and other aspects of life as a Bobcat.  They enjoyed a campus tour and a panel discussion featuring recent VC grads who currently attend OU.  The Viking Alums shared their own perspectives about the college experience, and addressed issues such as commuting versus living on campus, adjusting to college life and challenges, selection of majors and classes, time management, and the importance of making connections with professors and fellow students to build support systems.  The students enjoyed lunch in Nelson Dining Hall before returning to VCHS.  Transportation expenses for this trip were provided through a grant from General Mills. Click More + for pictures. More +

Immersion Day

December 6, 2018 - VCHS Spanish 3 and 4 students participated in a Spanish Immersion Day. Students visited the Kennedy Museum of Art in Athens, Ohio where they discussed the current exhibits in Spanish and participated in hands on activities. The first exhibit was called “A celebration of the Asylum complex's 150th anniversary.” Students got to learn about the history, see pictures, see blueprints and architectural drawings and visited newly renovated areas of the building  The next exhibit was called “Border Crossing: Video Installations.” The students got to experience two video installation works by Beirut-based Dictaphone Group on the subject of border crossings: Stories of Refuge and Nothing to Declare. Dictaphone Group is a research and performance collective that creates live art events based on multidisciplinary study of space. Here students got to discuss refugee camps and shared opinions and left messages to refugees. The last exhibit was called “A Story of Flying: 20 Years of Passion Works.” An immersive multi-media installation occupying three galleries, this exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of Passion Works Studio, a collaborative community art center encouraging people of all abilities to work and thrive within partnerships celebrating the power of creativity, connection and purpose. Here students participated in a scavenger hunt activity, created their own canvas, and discuss the art works in Spanish. Lastly, the students got to visit the studio and create their own Passion Works butterflies. To end our Immersion experience students got to eat lunch at Gran Ranchero Mexican Restaurant where they had to use their language skills to order their food and interact with the waiters. Overall, it was an amazing Immersion experience for our VCHS students! We would like to send a special thanks to the Kennedy Museum of Art for awarding us the grant to participate in this wonderful experience. See the photo gallery on the Spanish Club page for pictures. More +

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 michelle.rippeth@vc-k12.us.

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Visit to Buckeye Hills Career Center - November 14, 2018

As part of the Viking Success Career Program, about 88 sophomores visited Buckeye Hills Career Center to learn about the career technical education options they have to offer. Students may attend BHCC in 11th and 12th grades, and can graduate from high school with skills for one of Ohio’s many in-demand jobs. 
Some students who toured the Culinary Arts Program got to make (and eat!) their own pizzas. Funding for this trip was made possible through a General Mills grant. Click More + to see pictures.
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VCHS Seniors attend the Hocking College Showcase and visit TriCounty Adult Career Center on November 7, 2018.

Hocking College VisitStudents had an opportunity to learn about the many educational options at Hocking College and TriCounty Adult Career Center. They toured classrooms and labs, did demonstrations, and checked out the short term programs that will prepare them for one oh Ohio’s in-demand jobs. 
This visit was made possible through a grant from General Mills. 
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Daily Announcements Available on the High School Website

Attention: VCHS Parents and Students! Did you know the daily announcements, made at the high school during advisory each day, are available on the high school website? If you miss a day, or your student isn't the best communicator, you can still see the current announcements. They are located below the calendar on the right hand side of the high school home page. Just click here and scroll down to see. More +

VCHS 2018/2019 First Nine Weeks Honors

Click on More+ to see the Vinton County High School All A's, Principal's List, and Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. More +

Tamale Day

On October 4th Spanish Club hosted Tamale Day in honor of Hispanic heritage month  for the students in Spanish class and staff at VCHS.  We invited the owner of Nixtamalized, Michelle Wasserman, who presented a wonderful presentation on the origin of tamales, how they are made and their small athens business. Every student go to enjoy their own tamal made out of verde chicken, potato chorizo or garden veggie. Teachers placed orders for Tamales and Spanish club officers delivered them at lunch. The event was a great cultural experience for our students!  Click More+ for pictures. More +

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 Any high school boy interested in the outdoors or wilderness activities should stop by Mr. Timm's room to pick up an interest survey.  The survey results will determine if there is enough interest to create an after school wilderness club.
 
There are still plenty of community service jobs available to earn hours. If you need ideas on how you can help out in our schools and community, check out the bulletin board outside Mrs. Harris' room. Don't forget to earn your hours for Driven to Succeed, Beta Club, National Honor Society, FCCLA, and Spanish Club.
 
EXTRA EXTRA Read all about it!  Issue 9 is coming out today.  Purchase your copy during advisory.  Only two more chance to win a $5 McDonald's gift card.  Congratulations to Mrs. Harris for winning Issue 8's. 
 
If you were invited to participate in A Day in the Life of a Buckeye and have not completed the necessary google doc or forms, please see Mrs. Rippeth Thursday. If you are a junior or sophomore who was interested in participating and you were not invited but would like to be considered, see Mrs. Rippeth by Thursday, January 17. She has 8 spots currently open to attend in March.   
 
Science Olympiad Team: Thursday January 17th during advisory is the next meeting. Shirt designs and event assignments will be discussed.  Please be sure to attend.  
 
EXTRA EXTRA Read all about it!  Issue 9 is coming out today, Friday, January 18.  Purchase your copy during advisory.  Only two more chance to win a $5 McDonald's gift card.  Congratulations to Mrs. Harris for winning Issue 8's. 
 
 VCHS Senior Beta Club will be hosting a Snowball dance January 19th. Tickets will be $8 a person and can be purchased in the library starting Monday, January 14th. 
 
 Attention students who are interested in College Credit Plus. The CCP Parent/Student meeting will take place on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the high school. If you have any interest in participating in CCP - in other words - taking college courses while you're still in high school, you and your parent or guardian should plan to attend this meeting.
 
 Seniors - please start sending in your pictures for the seniors dvd and don't forget about your year book picture. Also, winter sports seniors turn in your forms for Senior night and send a picture.
 Seniors don't forget to purchase your copy of the senior dvd for only $5.00 Also, please start sending in your pictures. Only six students have sent in pictures the deadline is April 1st.

 The Viking Wrestlers traveled to Alexander Saturday for the Alexander Spartan Invitational. Skyler Hamric, Noah Nobles, Jonathon Vanover and Tyler Congrove all placing 2nd in their weight bracket. Vinton County as a team finished 5th out of 14 teams with only 8 scores. Awesome job Viking Wrestlers !
 
Congratualtions to Ashley Sloan on winning tickets to the OU vs. Pittsburg hockey game through the Driven to Succeed Program. Thank you to Mr. Nelson for donating the tickets. 
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