School board updated on safety and securing upgrades

By Melanie Williamson At the Monday, April 9, school board meeting superintendent Phil Pempin provided an update on the safety suggestions made by parents and communities members during the community safety forum. He shared that the district does have a crisis team, which has been in place for several years. Over the last few weeks,…

Vermilion Local Schools host first of many community safety forums

By Melanie Williamson On Sunday, March 4, the Vermilion High School commons was filled with parents, students, teachers, school administrators, school board members past and present, city council members, city administrators, police officers, local pastors, and community members to discuss school safety. The event, which was called “One Community One Mission: building relationships for stronger…

Donations welcome for memorabilia room

By Melanie Williamson During the Tuesday, January 30, boys varsity basketball game, the public will be invited to tour the new Vermilion Local Schools District memorabilia room located inside Vermilion High School. This room displays an impressive collection of photos, awards, year books, jerseys, and other memorabilia highlighting the history of the district and its…

Colahan chosen as new head football coach

By Melanie Williamson On Monday, January 8, the Vermilion Board of Education approved the promotion of offensive coordinator Brett Colahan to the position of head coach for the 2018 VHS varsity football team. Colahan has worked in the Vermilion schools for 13 years. Superintendent Phil Pempin described him as being well-known and well-respected among the…

School Zone

 By Treasurer Suzanne Wilson          Following the death of Matt Kobal in November, many individuals have asked for ways to honor Matt and his dedication to Vermilion students.  Last week Matt’s parents requested that the Vermilion Board of Education establish a scholarship fund to help hard working football players attend the college or university of…