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VBMS eNews - February 2020
VBMS eNews - February 2020
Jay Clark
Friday, February 14, 2020

VBMS eNews - February 2020

Van Buren Middle School 

Inservice Day

Monday, February 17 is a staff inservice day; classes are not in session.

Academic Club Hog Raffle Fundraiser

Members of VBMS Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, Power of the Pen, and National Junior Honor Society are selling tickets for our half hog raffle! Two winners will be drawn February 21, each winning a locally-raised and processed half hog. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from members of the above groups or in the MS/HS office.  Proceeds support these student organizations.

To those students selling:  Unsold tickets, sold ticket stubs and money should be turned into the MS/HS office by WEDNESDAY 2/19/20.

Upcoming Community Coffee tackles Vaping

At the next VBMS community coffee, we will hear from Kayla Demuth (Hancock Public Health) about vaping.  Let's learn and work together to keep our kids healthy and safe!  We will also have Q&A about the upcoming school levy.  This event will take place Thursday, February 20 at 7pm.  RSVP with Mrs. Keeran (

Levy Informational Meetings

The Van Buren Local School district has a 5-year 1% traditional income tax on the March 17 ballot to support daily operations of the school (not for school construction).  To learn more about the levy, consider attending an upcoming levy informational meeting:  Thursday, February 27 or Wednesday, March 11.  Both meetings are at 6:30pm in the auditorium.

Not registered to vote?  The deadline to register for the March primary election is February 18.  Learn more about the levy and voting registration here:

Spring Pictures are March 2

VBMS will offer spring pictures to families.  Photographs will be taken on Monday, March 2 and only students who make a purchase are photographed.  If you are interested in purchasing spring pictures, goto and use Picture ID EVTZTGBND

Required Vaccinations for 7th Grade

Sixth grade families are reminded that Ohio requires all students entering seventh grade to have a dose of the Tdap and a dose of Miningococcal vaccines.  Children are eligible to get both of these at age 11.  Contact your family physician or Hancock Public Health (419-424-7441) to schedule.

Manage Your Child's Lunch Account Online!

Van Buren Schools use so that parents can manage their students' lunch accounts.  Parents have the option of paying toward lunch accounts (using credit, debit, or EBT), setting up email alerts for low balances, and even auto-replenishing student lunch accounts.  For more information, click here.

Daily Announcements Online

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