Mr. Kevin Gehres , Principal
10992 State Route 118 South
Van Wert Ohio 45891
(Voice) 419-238-1761
(Fax) 419-238-5055
Office Hours 7:30-4:00
In Session 8:20-3:20

Van Wert Elementary's Main Page

Marissa Mottinger
Staff Professional Development day 11/24
Parent-Teacher Conferences 11/25
Thanksgiving Break Begins 11/26
Classes Resume 12/01
Christmas Break Begins 12/24
Mrs. Gamble 11/20
Mrs. Brubaker 11/20
Mrs. Nedderman 11/11
Mrs. Long 10/31
Mrs. Simper 11/14
Mrs. Long 11/17
VW School 10/01
Mrs. McCoy 09/11
Ms. Zacharias 08/20

Narrative Writing


First grade students are learning  to use a rubric to judge their writing.  It helps them look at things they are already good at and things they need to do to make their writing better

100 Mile Club


VWES was on the news again! Great job Mrs. Holliday and Mr. Branfield on all you do in our physical education department. Check out the news segment on the 100 Mile Club by clicking here!

Smoke Detectors


Each student in Van Wert Elementary School now has a smoke detector that has a battery life of 10 years thanks to the local fire departments! Click here to watch the news segment to find out more about the story. A huge THANKS to the fire fighters for keeping us safe!

Teacher's Turn


Van Wert Teachers were busy learning new information to compliment their teaching including STAR software, understanding agency,  and using brain breaks.  As a professional learning community many teachers were also presenters sharing their knowledge with others. 

Wal-Mart is Making Us Smile!



Wal-Mart came to Van Wert Elementary today to present new playground soccer and basketballs.  They also gave away gift certificates to twenty lucky teachers to spend in their classrooms.  They also provided a gift of support for our upcoming pancake breakfast.  Thanks so much!!!!!

Third Grade OAA Testing


 Fall Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) will be tomorrow, October 7th for our Third Grade Students.  Be sure to get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast!!! 

United Way Day of Caring


Mrs. McCoy's 2nd Graders had 100% Participation in the United Way Food Drive!!! Stay tuned for pictures from Mrs. Krieg's and Mrs. Breese's class pictures for being the top classes!!

Firefighter Phil


Firefighter Phil came and reviewed fire safety with the 1st and 2nd Graders! Click here to check out the pictures.

Fundraiser due!


PTO Fundraiser is due tomorrow the 26th!! Look at all of the neat prizes you could earn!!

Math Time!


Come check out pictures from Mrs. McCoy's class to see them do the Addition Boogie and a Math Marathon!

Open House



Dear Parents and Guardians:

I would like to invite you to the Van Wert Elementary open house on the evening of Thursday, August 21st.

The times will be:

1st Grade 6:00 - 6:30                                  4th Grade 7:30 - 8:00

2nd Grade 6:30 - 7:00                                 5th Grade 8:00 - 8:30

3rd Grade 7:00 - 7:30

Click here for an After School Transportation Information form. Please bring this form with you, or return to the VWES office at your earliest convenience.

I look forward to seeing you at the Open House. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office.

Thank you,

Kevin Gehres, Principal                  Justin Krogman, Assistant Principal