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Vinton County Middle School 8th Grade Promotion Information

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony is set for Monday, May 23 rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Vinton County Middle School gymnasium. Students will be practicing for promotion on May 20th and will have one final walk through during the morning of May 23rd . During the morning of May 20th , we will have an awards ceremony to honor the accomplishments of these students. You are welcome to attend our awards ceremony on Friday, May 20th at approximately 11:30 a.m. During the last walk through on May 23rd , students who have paid their student fees and have no outstanding debts (lost books, chromebook charges, etc.) will receive their 4th nine weeks report card.

We realize for many students, this is a special event they will never forget. In order for your child to get ready for this special occasion, students can be dismissed on Monday, May 23 rd after the final walk through. If you would like your child to go home early, this permission slip must be signed and returned to school no later than Thursday, May 19th in order to have them reviewed by the office. We will begin releasing students who have turned in permission slips from the gym at 12:00 p.m. on May 23rd . The person responsible for student pick-up will need to come in the building and sign for their child(ren) (Come through the front doors and look for the tables on the left in front of the gym; you do not need to go into the office). If your child will be walking and has turned in a signed permission slip, he/she will be dismissed from the gym without being signed out.

Lintala Photography will be taking pictures during the Promotion Ceremony as each child receives his/her certificate (Click More+ for attached price sheet). The order form with their information will be sent home with your child. This form IS NOT to be returned to school with your child. They will have a table set up the evening of the Promotion ceremony. You should turn in the form and pay at that time. Checks should be made out to Lintala Photography. Change will be available if needed for those of you paying with cash.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ervin at the Middle School at 740-596-5243. Please sign the bottom portion of this letter and return it to school no later than Thursday, May 19th . ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Student Name: ________________________________________

Circle:              Walker               or                   Car Rider 

If a car rider, who will be picking up your child? ________________________________
*** Please be advised that the name listed above will be the only person permitted to sign your child out after the promotion ceremony on Monday, May rd at approximately 12:00 p.m.***

Parent/Guardian Signature: _____________________________________________________________
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*University of Rio Grande College Credit Plus Honors Night*

Congratulations to the following Vinton County High School students who have earned Associates Degrees from the University of Rio Grande through our College Credit Plus Program:  Sam Huston, Mia Johnson, Rylee Sprague, Brenna Stevens and Ella Clancy. 

Our College Credit Plus Student Speaker Asa Davidson, Director Misty Napier & Professor Gildy Smith took center stage with our Spanish Partnership between URG and VCHS. 

We are so proud of these students and the staff, parents, and administration who have made this program such a success!

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May Breakfast and Lunch Menus

May Breakfast and Lunch Menus are available for viewing or download. 

Menus are subject to change without notice.
Breakfast and Lunch are offered free of charge to all students.
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2021-2022 School Year Information

Vinton County Local School District Time Schedules:




Vinton County High School

8:15 a.m

3:30 p.m.

Vinton County Middle School

8:15 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

West Elementary School

7:45 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

South Elementary School

7:45 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

Central Elementary School

7:45 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

Students new to the district for the 2021-2022 school year must register as soon as possible at one of the following sites:   

Vinton County High School (grades 9-12)

63910 U.S. Highway 50

McArthur, OH  45651

Phone:  740-596-5258

J.J. Milliken, Principal

Joshua Kirkpatrick, Assistant Principal

Vinton County Middle School (grades 6-7-8)

63780 Locker Plant Road

McArthur, OH  45651

Phone: 740-596-5243

Jeremy Ward, Principal

Sara Henneman, Assistant Principal

Central Elementary School (grades PK-5)

507 Jefferson Avenue

McArthur, OH  45651

Phone: 740-596-4386

Kimberly Arthur, Principal

South Elementary School (grades PK-5)

38234 State Route 93

Hamden, OH  45634

Phone: 740-384-2731

Miranda Smith, Principal

West Elementary School (grades PK-5)

57772 U.S. Highway 50

McArthur, OH  45651

Phone: 740-596-5236

Brian Thompson, Principal

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Safer Ohio School Tip Line

The Safer Ohio School Tip Line is a free safety resource available to all Ohio schools. The tip line is an anonymous reporting system that accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.

This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.

Things to report to the tip line include (but are not limited to):

  • Bullying incidents;
  • Withdrawn student behaviors;
  • Verbal or written threats observed toward students, faculty or schools;
  • Weapon/suspicious devices on or near school grounds;
  • Gang related activities;
  • Unusual/suspicious behavior of students or staff;
  • Self-harm or suicidal sentiments; and
  • Any other school safety related concerns.

Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.

Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts within Ohio Homeland Security.  If action is needed, the analysts immediately forward information to local school officials, law enforcement agencies and the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) for action and follow up.

The OSSC partners with the Ohio Department of Education to follow up with affected school and law enforcement agencies to make sure that the incident is investigated, action is taken and resources and supports are provided when necessary.

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Vaping Statistics and Information

Vaping Dangers
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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 +

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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Thu May 26 2022

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