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Monday, March 27, 2023 Teen Read Week 2023
Teen Read Week Wizard of Oz

Follow the Yellow Brick Road! The Van Wert Media Center has been transformed into The Land of Oz for Teen Read Week.

All language arts classes get to visit this week to get makeovers at the Wash and Brush Co, buy some candy at the Munchkin’s candy shop, play the witch’s ring toss, and get excited about reading.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 The Goedde Boutique Open House
Goedde Boutique

Join us at the Goedde this Saturday, March 25, from 10 AM - 12 PM, noon. "Everyone is welcome and everything is free." 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Easter Egg-stravaganza
Easter Egg-stravaganza

The VWHS Art Club is hosting a ceramic glazing event on April 4th. Cost is $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for students.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 March VWCS Board Meeting Rescheduled

The regular monthly meeting of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education, scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, been moved one week to Wednesday, March 29.

Eggerss Stadium

Sealed proposals will be received by Van Wert City Schools in the district office, 205 West Crawford Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891 until March 30th at 10:00.00 AM, at which time and place proposals will be opened publicly and read aloud. Proposals received after March 30th at 10:00.00 AM will be returned unopened. Proposals shall be for the furnishing of materials and the performance of labor necessary for the:

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 VWHS Theatre to Present Musical
Wizard of Oz musical

On April 13, 14, and 15, Van Wert High School Theatre will present The Wizard of Oz at 7 p.m. at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

Boys district champs

OHSAA Boys Regional Basketball Tournament Information - BGSU. The ticket link is below.

Monday, March 6, 2023 2 HOUR DELAY ON FRIDAY, MARCH 10
VWCS logo

VWCS will be operating on a 2 hour delay on Friday morning.

Andrea Mead

Congratulations to Van Wert High School teacher, Mrs. Andrea Mead, on being selected Ohio Lottery's Teacher of the Month!


Van Wert City Schools will hold kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 10, at the Van Wert Early Childhood Center, 1120 Buckeye Drive.

Monday, February 27, 2023 Bowling for Dollars!
Fundraiser bowling

Van Wert Elementary School and Van Wert Middle School held a fundraiser Saturday at Olympic Lanes to help raise money for their students with special needs.

Monday, February 27, 2023 Blizzard Bag Days 10, 11, & 12
Blizzard bag days

We've missed NINE days of school so far this year and on days 10, 11, & 12, students will learn remotely from home from the hours of 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Mark Bagley Board Meeting February 2023

Van Wert City Schools Superintendent Mark Bagley will continue at the helm for the next five years.

Jayden Welker, Coach Hurless and Sam Houg

Senior, Jayden Welker (100 butterfly) and sophomore, Sam Houg (200 freestyle), are heading to OHSAA Division II Swimming State Tournament.

Students of the Month

Students Pre-k through 5th Grade were selected by their teachers for representing one of the following words: RESPONSIBILITY, GRATEFULNESS, INITIATIVE, and EXCELLENCE. Keep up the hard work, kiddos‼️🐾

State reps visit VWCS

The Van Wert area’s two state legislators got a chance to tour Van Wert Middle and the Elementary schools on Friday.


Van Wert City Schools, in correlation with Ohio Revised Code 3313.64 or 3313.65, will again permit students from any Ohio school district to apply for Open Enrollment in the Van Wert City Schools system for the 2023-2024 school year.  

Thursday, February 2, 2023 PAWS | Let's Review (1/23/23 - 2/2/23)
PAWS Let's Review this Week Graphic

ICYMI! All your VWCS news in one place.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Cougars United Raises Over $11,000
Cougars United Photo

The United Way of Van Wert County teamed up with Van Wert City Schools to bring Cougars United back for a second year, and for the second consecutive year, it was a big success.

Friday, January 20, 2023 PAWS | Let's Review (1/9/23 - 1/20/23)
Social Media Paws Graphic

ICYMI! All your news in one place PLUS looking ahead at sporting events through 1/28. 

Troy Bowersock, Treasurer

The Van Wert City Board of Education held its organizational meetings and regular January board meeting on Wednesday, electing Scott Mull the new board president, replacing Anthony Adams, and Julie Burenga as board vice president.

Friday, January 6, 2023 PAWS | Let's Review (12/26/22 - 1/6/23)
PAWS Let's Review this Week Graphic

Happy New Year! We are happy to be back with our students and staff. Check out what we've been up to as well as all of our upcoming athletic events for the week! 

Eggerss Stadium renovation

Editor’s note: The VW independent is publishing what it judges to be the Top 10 local stories of 2022. Articles featuring three top stories have been published Wednesday-Friday and the feature concludes today with No. 1.

Friday, December 23, 2022 PAWS | Let's Review (12/5/22 - 12/22/22)
PAWS Let's Review this Week Graphic

It's been a busy few weeks leading up to winter break, 12/23/22 - 1/2/23. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 


Safety and security within the Van Wert City Schools is getting another boost.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Concert Choir Christmas Tour
Concert Choir Performs for Rotary Club

The Van Wert High School Choir Concert spread some holiday cheer around our community yesterday, December 13. 



Friday, November 18, 2022 PAWS | Let's Review (11/1/22 - 11/18/22)
PAWS Let's Review this Week Graphic

We've been staying busy at VWCS. Check out what we've been up to! 

Michelle Mawer with her departing gift from the board.

The Van Wert school board praises Mawer, who agrees to stay on as interim treasurer. 

Greg Blackmore BOE Meeting

School safety and security and work at Eggerss Stadium were two of several topics addressed during Wednesday’s meeting of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education.

VWCS Bus Drivers

As National School Bus Safety week comes to an end, the Van Wert City School District would not only like to emphasize the importance of bus safety, but also take the time to recognize and honor the drivers who often transport more than 900 students on a daily basis.

Project Adam Ohio logo

Van Wert City Schools is proud to announce that all five buildings that make up the district have been designated as Heart Safe Schools by Project ADAM. Van Wert Elementary was the first to earn the Heart Safe Designation in March 2022.

Friday, October 14, 2022 VWCS Treasurer Search Underway
VWCS Circle Logo

The Van Wert City School District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Treasurer.

VWCS Circle Logo

Beginning Monday, October 17, 2022 and continuing daily through Friday, October 21, 2022, Van Wert City Schools will be coordinating a state-mandated safety drill to remain in compliance with Ohio Revised Code 3313.536 and as overseen by the Ohio School Safety Center.

Friday, September 30, 2022 VWCS Board Hears Info on State Report Cards
Chris Covey

One thing is certain about the Ohio Department of Education’s annual school report cards – there is very little, if any consistency from year-to-year.

Photo of Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton discussing safety during Wednesday’s school board meeting

The safety of students and staff is a top priority in the Van Wert City Schools district. That was the message delivered during Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 State Releases Annual School Report Cards
Ohio Department of Education Logo

A different year brings a different look to the Ohio Department of Education’s Ohio School Report Cards for the state’s public schools.