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VCHS 2nd Nine Week Honors

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VCHS French Students Attended the Production of "Les Miserables"

Thanks to the CAPA Applause program, 50 students from the Vinton County High School French Club were able to extend their learning outside the classroom. Students and staff traveled to Columbus and watched the award winning musical, Les Miserables, on November 20th. Click More + for pictures. More +

Ohio University – Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs STEM Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forum

VCHS Teen Entrepreneur and Business students participated in the Ohio University – Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs STEM Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forum on Monday, November 18.  To kick off the forum, Representative, Jay Edwards, Ohio House of Representatives, District 94, Majority Whip was presented with the “2019 STEM & Entrepreneurship Champion Award.”

After guest speakers addressed the group, students from six school districts worked together in groups to identify a problem, develop a new product/service, and pitch their ideas, using the Believe in Ohio Roadmap. The purpose of the forum was to create a “Culture of Innovation” and prepare students to meet the demands of a rapidly changing labor market by creating opportunities. 

After the forum, students visited Athens Makerspace. This is a membership-based facility, where people can use the woodshop, metal shop, fabric/textile shop, or Electronics to create their own projects. Makerspace also offers weekend classes, tool rentals, and individual help with learning to use tools and equipment. Small groups of students were given a tour of the facility, while others had the opportunity to play some retro video games as they waited for their turn to tour. Click More + for pictures.

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Shawnee State University Information

            1.       Early Scholarship Consideration Deadline is December 1st

a.       Any student accepted to Shawnee State that has filed the FAFSA will be able to receive their financial aid package before Christmas Break! I’m happy to check on any student statuses.

b.       Students will still be considered for scholarships until January 15th and additional awards and scholarship increases until May 1.

c.       Do you have a student with a 3.8 GPA and 30 ACT? They could qualify for our full tuition Shawnee Scholar Award! The deadline to submit student work is January 15th.

2.       We have many wonderful events in the next few months:

a.       November 23rd is our Saturday event called Showcase Day.

b.       Shawnee Game Conference is coming up November 15th and 16th

c.       Plastics Day is Friday, December 6th

d.       Pre-Med Day is Friday, December 13th

e.       And very soon we will host our second Arts and Discovery Night on November 14th this may be a great opportunity for local students! If you have teachers on staff interested in having their students attend and learn as a group (we could pay for buses!), or if they want to offer bonus points for participating in certain activities (we can arrange sign in sheets and report student names to you!), or even offer free dinner for students, we can help plan that! Reach out to myself or Brittany Bazler ([email protected]) and we are happy to make arrangements with you!

3.       Admission Decisions are going out regularly! If you have any students with questions about their admission decision (for example, the Bridge to Success program), they can contact me directly!


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Students learned about admission to The Ohio State University - October 18, 2019

Dan Pol, Admissions Rep from The Ohio State University visited VCHS on Friday, October 18, 2019.  Mr. Pohl shareed important information about admission, scholarships, and majors at OSU. If you would like more information visit their website at  . Click More + for pictures.
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Mount Vernon Nazarene University - October 18, 2019

 VCHS students met with David Calabrese, Admissions Rep from Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Friday, October 18. Students learned about the exciting educational options they have to offer. For more information, visit . Click More + for pictures.
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VCHS Students Visited Wright State University - October 9, 2019

Vikings in grades 10-12 recently enjoyed an opportunity to visit Wright State University to learn about the campus, majors, admissions, internships and other work-based programs, scholarships, housing, student life and many other aspects of life at WSU.  The visit included a campus tour, admissions presentation, a panel presentation of WSU students who talked about what it's like for them to be WSU students.  Students were also treated to time with faculty in either the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Science and Math. This campus visit was funded through a grant from General Mills. Click More + for pictures. More +

Ohio Christian University visited VCHS - October 8, 2019

Terrell from Ohio Christian University met some of the VCHS students to talk about what OCU has to offer.  He talked about his own journey, from growing up in Brooklyn, to finding himself enrolled at Ohio Christian University...hundreds of miles from home.  Terrell shared the importance of the friendships and connections he made as an OCU student, and talked with students about what they might find for themselves if they became OCU students. To learn more about Ohio Christian University, go to . Click More + for pictures. More +

West Virginia State University visited VCHS - October 8, 2019

As part of the Viking Success program, VCHS hosted a visit from Nicolas, Admissions Rep with West Virginia State University.  Nicolas shared information about the criteria for admissions, scholarships, majors,  and student life at WV State University, which is located in Institute, WV, close to Charleston. Here are some pictures from the visit.  For more information about West Virginia State University, go to Click More + for pictures. More +

Campus Visit to Pickaway Ross Adult Career Center & OUC

Thirty-six VCHS students visited Pickaway Ross Adult Career Center & OUC to learn about their short term programs for Ohio's in-demand jobs.  Students discovered that there are many careers accessible through the very affordable and accessible programs offered by these institutions.  In addition to touring the facilities and some of the labs, VC students got to hear from college students about their experiences at OUC.  Campus visits like these are vital to helping high school students as they explore options that will lead to college and career success.

This campus visit was made possible though funding provided by a grant from General Mills.  Thank you, General Mills! Click More + for pictures.
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Miami University Visited VCHS - September 19, 2019

AJ Searle, Admissions Representative from Miami University recently visited Vinton County High School to talk with students about the admission, scholarships, campus life, and other topics related to Miami.  A group of college bound Vikings will visit Miami University for a campus visit in October. More +

VCHS visited Shawnee State University - September 18, 2019

As a component of the Viking Success College & Career Program, forty-five college bound Vikings recently visited Shawnee State University and were treated to an immersive look at many different majors, classrooms, and labs.  Vikings met several faculty, some of the SSU students, and got to experience several different aspects of learning from a look at how lungs function, to doing manipulatives to solve math equations, to getting to examine a real human cadaver!  The Vikings were very excited about all the possibilities for learning that are taking place on Shawnee State's campus, and many intend to apply to SSU during their senior year.  Many thanks to Tena Pierce, the SSU Admissions Rep who arranged this visit, to the SSU students who escorted our groups and shared their own stories, to the many professors who shared their professional time and expertise to help the Vikings explore the possibilities at SSU.  This was a wonderful day of learning and exploration on the Shawnee State University campus!

This campus visit was made possible through a grant from the General Mills Foundation.  Thank you, General Mills! Click More + for pictures.
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Marietta College Visited VCHS September 9, 2019

Layne Archer, Admissions Rep from Marietta College, met with VCHS college bound students who wanted to learn about admissions, financial aid and scholarships, majors, residence life, and a variety of other benefits of one day becoming a Marietta College student.

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Berea College Visited VCHS - September 4, 2019

A rep from Berea College visited VCHS recently to tell students about the amazing opportunities available to students who are accepted to Berea College.  Most students graduate from Berea College with little or no college debt.  This liberal arts college nestled in the heart of Kentucky is a beautiful place to learn, grow, and earn your college degree! Click More + for pictures. More +

Ohio Army National Guard Visited VCHS Seniors

Sgt Wilson and Specialist Young from the Ohio Army National Guard met with VCHS Seniors recently to tell them about the benefits of serving in this branch of the service, including good monthly pay and educational benefits to help with college expenses.

For more information, message Sgt Wilson:  [email protected]
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OU Nelson Dining Visited VCHS

Reps from Ohio University's Nelson Dining Services met with VCHS students to talk about the great job opportunities available to high school students.  These jobs are a great way to get started learning important job skills and building a resume!  For more information about OU Nelson Dining:   Click More+ for pictures. More +

Upcoming Events

VCHS Announcements/Information

Seniors -  Please start sending in your baby pictures, one more picture you would like, and a senior picture, for the DVD. (To: [email protected])
Also send in a senior picture for the Yearbook (To: [email protected]
These are all due by April 1st.  
Please remember the "Disqualifying Events for Dances" as we start the second half of the school year.
PROM - 18 or more unexcused events (tardies, partial days, early outs, absences)
3 or more events resulting in ISS
1 or more evens resulting in OSS 
Please continue checking your student Google email for updates and information. 

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