Good morning, this is Mr. Echard principal of Van Devender Middle School. I have two announcements for you today. First, our planned field trip to Parkersburg High School tomorrow has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict for the Governor. It will be rescheduled for March 18th and follow the same arrangements as before. Second, our students will be taking the Writing General Summative Assessment this Wednesday March 6. The assessment will be administered in the morning. I want to encourage all students to make every effort to be at school on this day and to try their hardest on the assessment. Please remember to always be kind, work hard and represent.
about 18 hours ago, Kurt Echard
Calendar update: In order to account for missed school days due to inclement weather, students will now attend school on May 31 as well as June 3 and 4. Preschool will attend May 28 and 29. For staff, June 5 will be a curriculum development day (students do not attend) and June 6 will be a day to prepare for the end of the school year (students do not attend).
5 days ago, Wood County Schools
On March 5th, Van Devender Middle School has been invited to attend a special event at the Parkersburg High School Field House. The West Virginia Governor and the Parkersburg Mayor will be delivering an important message to our students about the Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia. Our students will be watching a video titled “One Pill Can Kill”. This video can be viewed by parents/guardians ahead of time by utilizing this link https://youtu.be/VitZ2dcZneA This will be an entire school field trip. Students will not be in the building at Van Devender between the hours of 10:30am-12:45pm. Please plan accordingly if you have appointments scheduled for your students.
6 days ago, Kurt Echard
Mobile Dental Clinic will be stationed at Vandy on March 12/13. If your student does not have a dental provider, or has not been seen by a dental provider in the last 2 years, they qualify for this program. Contact me if you have any questions or concerns: 304-420-9645.
13 days ago, Jamee Dalrymple
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Wood County Board of Education will meet in special session Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, to conduct candidate interviews and appoint an interim board member to a vacant seat. The board has consulted with the Wood County Prosecutor’s Office and the Wood County Clerk’s Office and has been advised, due to election cycle deadlines, a selection must be made by February 12, 2024. The online application period for those interested in applying for the interim position will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, February 12. The board meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. to announce the candidates and interviews will begin at 6:00 p.m. An appointment announcement will follow the completion of the interviews on February 12. Those submitting an application by Sunday, February 11, will be informed of their interview time before 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 12. Applicants submitting applications on Monday, February 12, will be contacted as applications are received throughout the day to have interviews arranged for that evening.
27 days ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Monday, January 22, 2024.
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools will be closed on Friday, January 19, 2024 due to inclement weather.
about 2 months ago, Wood County Schools
Due to icy road conditions and frigid temperatures, Wood County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17, 2024.
about 2 months ago, Wood County Schools
Open enrollment starts today. Complete the form at woodcountyschoolswv.com/enrollment. Need some assistance or do not have access to the form? Visit your school office. The central office, at 1210 13th St. in Parkersburg, is another option for assistance with completing the form.
about 2 months ago, Wood County Schools
Open Enrollment begins at noon today (Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024). If you would like your child to attend a school outside of your current attendance zone, you must complete the online enrollment form. The link opens at noon today.
about 2 months ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools' open enrollment process will change for the 2024-2025 school year. All open enrollment requests are to be made beginning on January 16 at noon on our website at woodcountyschoolswv.com/enrollment. The enrollment is also available on the WCS app. If your child currently attends a school out of district, or you would like for your child to attend a school out of district, you will need to complete an online application. Although the form is simple to complete, if you feel you may need some assistance with the application process, or you do not have access to a device or the internet, all secretaries at our schools have an iPad and can assist you beginning at noon on Tuesday, January 16. If you child attends the school that corresponds to your home address, and you wish for this to continue, there is no action needed on your part.
about 2 months ago, Wood County Schools
open enrollment flyer
Wood County Schools' open enrollment process will change for the 2024-2025 school year. All open enrollment requests are to be made beginning January 16th on our website at woodcountyschoolswv.com/enrollment. The enrollment is also available on the WCS app. If your child currently attends a school out of district, or you would like for your child to attend a school out of district, you will need to complete an online application. Although the form is simple to complete, if you feel you may need some assistance with the application process, or you do not have access to the internet or have a device, all secretaries at our schools have an iPad and will be able to assist you. If you child attends the school that corresponds to your home address, and you wish for this to continue, there is no action needed on your part.
about 2 months ago, Wood County Schools
open enrollment flyer
Wood County Schools values your family's educational choices and is committed to providing options that suit your needs. We encourage you to explore the possibilities and make the best choice for your child through our open enrollment program. Open enrollment begins on Tuesday, January 16th. Click below to learn more. https://woodcountyschoolswv.com/enrollment
about 2 months ago, Wood County Schools
open enrollment info for wood county school - image shows the back view of a student in graduation outfit
Attention boys and girls basketball! Tomorrow, both teams will have a parent meeting at 6:00pm. The girls and their families will meet in the cafeteria and the boys and their families will meet in the gym. This is an important meeting to attend as coaches will go over expectations, schedules, communication, and safety information. Please reach out to the coaches or the school with any questions. Thank you and have a great day!
4 months ago, Kurt Echard
Looking for tutoring options for you child? Look no further. Gov. Justice announces statewide partnership with Tutor.com. Learn more... https://www.woodcountyschoolswv.com/article/1321853
4 months ago, Wood County Schools
program logo with purple background
Every year at this time we must fulfill a requirement of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986. It is our responsibility to notify in writing, parents/legal guardian, school staff and employee organizations of the availability of the Asbestos Management Plan for each facility. Please find the notification information for your facility on Wood County Schools' web page.
4 months ago, Wood County Schools
Free Sports Physicals for Vandy students today from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Please fill out the following form or you can complete it when you come to the school. Tryouts for Winter Sports start next week and students will need a sports physical in order to participate. Contact the school with questions 304-420-9645 https://hipaa.jotform.com/Coplin_Health_Systems/SchoolTelehealthRegistration
4 months ago, Kurt Echard
Reminder, there is no school for students on Thursday, Oct. 26 (Parent-Teacher Conferences) or Friday, Oct. 27 (Professional Learning Day). Classes resume as normal on Monday, Oct. 30.
4 months ago, WCS Communications Dept.
NO SCHOOL OCT 26-27
REMINDER: Parent-Teacher conferences will be held Thursday, Oct. 26. Contact individual schools for schedules or to make an appointment.
4 months ago, WCS Communications Dept.
Parent Teacher Conferences Oct. 26
Just a reminder that Coplin Health Systems will be providing free sports physicals tomorrow October 26, 2023 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Vandy during parent teacher conferences. Students must have a sports physical on file to participate in athletics. Girls basketball tryouts will start next week, boys basketball tryouts and wrestling tryouts will start the following week. Please contact Vandy with questions.
4 months ago, Kurt Echard