Welcome to Wilson Vance Intermediate School!

Wilson Vance Intermediate School, located on Findlay’s East side, is home to about 325 students in grades 3 through 5. The experienced teaching staff provides caring, nurturing, positive learning experiences for all students. Through technology, classroom lessons, field trips, personal experiences and dedicated teaching the students have an opportunity to develop their skills, confidence, and abilities in work and themselves. Parents are an important part of our learning community.

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Wilson Vance has joined The Leader In Me family! Each new school year brings opportunities; opportunities for academic growth but also opportunities for growth in all areas of development. Although children must be knowledgeable when they graduate, they must also be healthy, engaged, responsible, and caring people.

Mr. Matthew Best, Principal


News & Announcements

Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee is a program to identify students from kindergarten through grade 3 that are behind in reading. Schools will provide help and support to make sure students are on track for reading success by the end of third grade. The department provides policy guidance, instructional tools, and resources on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. (Source: Ohio Department of Education)

Wilson Vance School Hours: 9:05am and ends at 3:30pm



The Leader in Me provides our school with the vision and language to lead the school in a way that addresses all areas of development.


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Student & Parent Handbook

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School Lunch Menu

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Community Opportunities for Students

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Building Self-Esteem

  • Nurture the three elements of self-esteem in your child.
  • High self-esteem helps children cope with challenges in school and beyond.
  • You can’t bestow self-esteem on your child, but you can nurture its three key elements:
    1. Acceptance. Tell your child you love her all the time—not just when she’s good or successful. Compliment her more; criticize her less. Help her develop friendships and social skills.
    2. Confidence. Emphasize your child’s strengths. Accept, don’t dwell on, weaknesses. Point out progress. Help her see that her actions do make a difference.
    3. A sense of purpose. Help your child set attainable goals. Be positive about her abilities to succeed. Help her see that she can overcome difficulties. Provide incentives and rewards. 

Solving School Problems

  • Avoid over-scheduling during the final weeks of school
  • At the end of the school year, children can often become over-scheduled. They still have their regular after-school activities. They have school projects to complete and final tests. There are school plays, concerts, banquets, spring sports and other special events.
  • Your child—and your entire family—can become stressed and even ill.
  • Your child may not know when to cut back to maintain balance. You’ll need to help.
  • A child who is over-scheduled:
    • Is irritable or mopes around
    • Can’t concentrate
    • Is restless at bedtime
    • Doesn’t finish homework
    • Picks fights
    • Starts overeating
    • Complains of stomachaches, headaches or mysterious illnesses
    • Forgets a lot

If your child exhibits a few of these signs, help her set priorities. Set aside time for homework first. Decide what activities she can cut from her schedule.

Computers and The Internet

  • Establish limits for your child’s TV, computer time.
  • Playing video games can be fun. It can help kids reduce stress and relax. But too much time playing video games or watching TV keeps kids from exercising and socializing. It keeps them from reading and experiencing new things.
  • To cut back on “screen” time:
    • Set reasonable limits. Let your child play for an hour on school days, two hours on other days. Or set a weekly maximum for screen time—for TV, video games and computers. Maintain a firm rule that homework and chores come first.
    • Enforce the new rules. It helps to set a kitchen timer. When the timer rings, media time is over.
    • Provide fun alternatives: good books and magazines, arts and crafts, family outings and games, baking or special one-on-one time with you.

Source: Parents Make the Difference!