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Ohio Christian University Visited VCHS

On September 20, 2018, Delanie Tomlinson, Admissions Rep from Ohio Christian University, talked to the VCHS senior Journeys class and other students about the majors, internships, athletics, and financial aid available to students who attend OCU. For more information, visit
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University of Cincinnati Visited VCHS

On September 19, 2018, Admissions Representative Hannah Zimmerman met with VCHS juniors and seniors to tell them about the educational opportunities at the University of Cincinnati.  For more information, visit
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2018 Vinton County Homecoming Week Activities Announced

 VC Band Alumni - Below you will find all of the necessary information about the event, rehearsals, music & etc. It takes just a minute to complete the registration so please do so below! You will also find a link to the all the music! Please feel free to share with all your friends! We want to have ALL members returning registered by THIS FRIDAY(9/21)

 *Please note, all of this information has been sent via email to any individuals who filled out alumni information last year. This information has also been shared on the Vinton County Alumni Band Facebook Page!




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Monday, September 24 – Pajama Day (VCMS - No Pajama Day - Wear Green for Start With Hello Week, South and Central Elementary - Wear Green for Start with Hello Week - Green Pajamas acceptable)

Tuesday, September 25 – Hawaiian Luau Day

Tuesday Sept 25th and Wednesday Sept 26th - VCHS Cheerleaders Homecoming Youth Cheer Camp for grades K-8th from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Camp signups are Sept 19th & 20th in the High School Lobby from 5-6pm. Cost is $20 and includes t-shirt and is due at the time of sign ups.

Participants will walk in the Homecoming Parade Sept 27th. and cheer at the high school Homecoming Game on Sept 28th. No late sign up will be accepted.

Wednesday, September 26 – American Pride Day

Thursday, September 27 – Decades Day

Homecoming Parade and Bonfire - Line up at the high school loop begins 5:30 p.m., with parade starting @ 6 p.m. The paradewill end at the old high school, where the bonfire will take place, with the announcement of the 2018 Homecoming King.

Friday, September 28 – Viking Spirit Day

Homecoming Crowning of Queen and Court @ 7 p.m. (pregame)

Football Game - Kickoff @ 7:30 p.m., with performance by the Alumni Band @ halftime. 

Saturday, September 29 - VCHS Homecoming Dance - Doors open @ 7-8 p.m. for junior/senior ticket holders and 8p.m. for freshman/sophomore ticket holders. Dance ends @ 10 p.m.  $10 per person, with free snacks and drinks provided.

Remember ALL days should be school appropriate attire and not inappropriate or revealing. 

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Lake Erie College Visits VCHS

Admissions Rep, Alex Corbett, visited VCHS to talk with interested juniors and seniors about the educational options, scholarships, and campus life experience at Lake Erie College. Located in Painesville, Ohio, Lake Erie College is a Liberal Arts College offering several attractive Bachelors Degree programs, including matriculation opportunities that enable students to earn Masters Degrees in less than 6 years.  They also have an internationally known Equestrian Programs. For more information, students can visit
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VCHS Color Guard Clinic was a Success!

Color Guard ClinicVCHS held a color guard clinic the week of September 3, 2018. Pictured are the girls who participated, along with the current color guard and majorettes. The color guard recieved a Spirit Bat this week from the marching band for the extra time and effort they put into last week! The little twirlers could be seen marching at pregame on Friday, September 7th.  Thanks to everyone who particpated and made the clinic a success. More +

Thank You for Sponsoring the VCHS Newspaper

The Viking Vibe Newspaper Staff would like to thank the following companies for their advertisements and sponsorship for the 2018-2019 issues:  Crownover Lumber Company, The Olde Dutch Restaurant in Logan, Booth Real Estate and Insurance Agency, Jerry's Do It Center in Wellston, Cross and Sons Farm Equipment, Cotner, Cooley, Clark, and Sharp, LLC, Krogers in Wellston, and Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau. More +

VCHS Volley For a Cure - September 25

The Vinton County Volleyball Program will be hosting their Volley for the Cure on September 25th vs. Alexander. There will be a dessert auction, raffle, serving game, and silent auction of the pink game ball that evening. 

The volleyball program is taking orders for Volley for the Cure apparel. Please see the attachment (click More) for the available items and prices. If you are interested in placing an order, please see a member of the Volleyball team, or email Ashley Graves @ the items and sizes by Monday, September 10th, at 4:00PM.
If you would like to donate any items for the various events that we will host throughout the evening, please contact Ashley at the above listed email.
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Jostens will be here September 18 and 25

Jostens will be here at the high school to meet with 9th and 12th grade about ordering class rings, caps/gowns, and announcements. Please plan to be at the school in the morning to attend the meeting. See Mrs. Menikheim if you miss the meeting, to pick up order forms. More +

Campbell's Market Donates to VCHS Recycling

 The Vinton County High School Recycling Program would like to thank Campbell's Market in McArthur for their recent donation. The recycling program was in need of new shopping carts to help in the collection of recycled cardboard, paper, plastic, and cans from the high school classrooms. The old carts were worn, loud in the hallways, and hard to use. Thanks to the generous donation of two new shopping carts, the program can begin the 2018 school year being more efficient. Pictured below are VCHS Principal, Josh Tripp, with Campbell's Market Manager, Gary Saunders, and VCHS Teacher and Recycling Coordinator, Chris Eldridge.Campbells Market donates to Recycling ProgramCampbells Market donates to Recycling Program
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Vinton County will be adding the sport of bowling this winter

Bowling is an official Ohio High School Athletic Association winter sport with several area schools already participating. We will have a boys and girls bowling team this year. If you are interested in signing up, or want more informaiton, see Mr. Combs between classes, or during your lunch period to sign up. More +

Items ready to be picked up @ VCHS beginning June 7 (9 a.m. - noon)

Beginning Thursday, June 7, 2018, you can pick up your final grade card, PreACT results, and graduate picture proofs in the main office from 9 a.m. - noon each day this summer. (Only those who provided a self-addressed, stamped envelope will have grade cards mailed home.) More +

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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Viking Ventures offers assistance

If you know of any of our graduates who are not enrolled in any kind of school, Viking Ventures would like to talk to them. Viking Ventures is a local program that helps people, aged 18-24, with job skills, resume writing, summer employment, etc.

Interested folks in this above age group should contact Misty Holliday at; 740-596-8063.

Check out the "Viking Success" page to see when/where/how to prepare for your future!

November has been dedicated to Viking Success with many college and career readiness events and activities. Click on "Viking Success" or the following link to see what students have experienced to help prepare them for their futures. Viking Success More +

VCU and Friends visited the Newport Aquarium on May 14th

Students participated in a educational scavenger hunt in order to learn more about the marine life represented at the aquarium. They had a "Penguin Encounter", and were able to get a "Behind the Scenes" look at various careers that exist within the aquarium.  Students also learned about what it takes to care for these precious creatures.

Events Calendar

VCHS Daily Advisory Announcements/Information

Did you know that every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood? The first blood drive of the school year is quickly approaching on September 27th. Make a difference in the lives of others and give blood through the American Red Cross. See senior Hope Saunders to sign up to donate. Remember, if you donate blood three times you receive a special ‘Red Cross Red Cord’ to wear at graduation.  
On Thursday, September 27th during 3rd period, Syndey Dawes from the Vinton County Courier will be in room 108 to talk to any student interested in a career related to Journalism. Any student interested in hearing their presentation should let their advisory teacher know. Advisory teachers please add those names to the Google Sheet or email them to Mrs. Aimee Jones.   
Juniors who would like to take the PSAT need to have $16 turned in to Mrs. Rippeth by September 28th. I have 5 fee waivers if you receive free or reduced lunch and want to take this exam, let Mrs. RIppeth know. This is the only way to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.   
Seniors - last call for Financial Aid appointments.  There is one spot open on October 9 and one spot open on October 16.  These will be scheduled on a first-come basis.  See Andee immediately if you need an appointment for help completing your FAFSA. 
Seniors - if you still need an appointment for help with your FAFSA, see Andee ASAP.  A few more slots have opened up.  Remember...if you're planning to go on to college or trade school after graduation, you don't want to miss a chance for money to help you do it.  Get your FAFSA done! 
This is a reminder to all drivers. You MUST have a valid parking permit to drive to school. The SRO will be checking cars that do not have a valid parking permit. If you still need to get one, you may get one from the secretary for $10.  
Homecoming News:  the theme for Homecoming is The Great Gatsby.  Anyone that brings a date from another school needs to get a form from Andee or the school secretary.  Visitors for the dance need to be a freshman in high school and no older than 20.  Also, ladies remember the dress code for your dresses.  Please keep the dress hem line at mid thigh level  Gentlemen - remember that your dress shirts must stay on.   
Tickets for the 2018 VCHS Homecoming Dance are now on sale in the library.  Tickets are $10/person.  Stop by the library at anytime or immediately after school to purchase your ticket.  You, and a guest if you're bringing one,  MUST have a ticket to enter.  Tickets will be on sale through Thursday, September 27.    
Attention all students - homecoming tickets are on sale in the media center.  A big thank you to Andee for everything she is doing for the senior class.  Not only is she selling the tickets but designed our tickets.  Each ticket is only $10. 
Congrats to the 2018/2019 Vintonian Yearbook Staff Officers
Editor-in-Chief: Amanda Boring
Assistant Editor-in-Chief: Lexie Walker
Technology Manager: Jonah Lewis
Sales Manager: Kelsey Beyer
Advertising Manager: Sydney Quackenbush
Class of 2019 Supervisor: Hope Saunders
Student Life Manager: Darcy Williams
Photography Managers: Abrianna McManis and Kiki Barlow
Secretary: Zoe Games
Creativity Team: Jade Trainer, Sydnee Knox, Casey Ziegler, and Madison Camp 

Congratulations to the following FCCLA Officers: 
President: Victoria Prater
Vice- President: Abby Barker
Secretary: Gabby Harris
News Reporter: Kylie Ferrell
District Representative: Jordan Riegal
Media Specialist: Shelby Jones 
2018/2019 homecoming court:
Freshman Attendant Camera Zinn
Sophomore Attendant Athena Mash
Junior Attendant Jaci Sharp
Senior Attendants:  Rick Body, Garrison George, Colt Harper, Jakelyn Brown, Mallory Bentley, and Jazmynn Sharp
 The girls cross country team was the runner-up at the Jackson Invitational. Leading the way with top 10 finishes were Natasha Jones - 4th place, Bri McManis - 5th place, and Savannah Perry - 8th place.
The cross country teams will be racing Saturday at the Lancaster Invitational.
 The boys cross country team won the Jackson Invitational last night. We had three runners placing in the top five led by Austin Hitte's 2nd place finish. Ethan East was 3rd, and Quentin Campbell was 5th.
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