Special education director reviews programs with school board

By Kevin Smith Special needs improvements were discussed in a presentation at a May 2019 Vermilion Board of Education meeting which included Little Anchors Preschool, school counseling services, highlights in pupil services, and future goals for the district. Karen Blackburn, the special education director for Vermilion Local Schools, broke down the statistics at the meeting.Continue reading “Special education director reviews programs with school board”

Superintendent Pempin makes clear statements about school and bus safety

By Melanie Williamson The Vermilion School Board of Education met on Monday, May 13, for a regular meeting. Following the Vermilion Elementary School citizens of the month being recognized, the board started with the student liaison report. Summer Camps Nancy Mitchel and Jim Balotta spoke to the board about two summer camps opportunities that willContinue reading “Superintendent Pempin makes clear statements about school and bus safety”

School board receives update on healthcare partnership, student activities

By Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Local Schools Board of Education met for a regular meeting on Monday, February 11. All school board members were in attendance along with district Treasure Justin Klingshirn and superintendent Phil Pempin. During the meeting, the board heard presentations from Sailorway Middle School students regarding a new recycling club that hasContinue reading “School board receives update on healthcare partnership, student activities”

School Zone

 By Superintendent Philip Pempin This article, titled “Manufacturing is Not Necessarily a Dirty Job and Someone Will Be Paid Well to Do It” is written by Steve Gratz for “Extra Credit”, the official blog of the Ohio Department of Education.  Dr. Gratz is senior executive director of the Center for Student Support and Education Options atContinue reading “School Zone”

SCHOOL ZONE  

By Superintendent Philip Pempin   Check the internet for articles about school safety and you will find an abundance of columns like the one below.  Parents are frightened to send their children to school, and they want to know what schools are doing to keep students safe.   School shootings and armed teachers: Sending myContinue reading “SCHOOL ZONE  “

School Zone

By Superintendent Philip Pempin I came across the article below in my reading and research.  This expresses many of the thoughts I have regarding the State Report Card. “Most of us can remember getting report cards as kids. Sometimes the grades would be a validation of a job well done; sometimes they were disappointing, consideringContinue reading “School Zone”

Students enjoy an extra week off due to record breaking low temps

By Melanie Williamson With temperatures reaching record lows, the students of the Vermilion district and most other area districts enjoyed an extra week of winter vacation. This always leads to parents and residents asking how it is decided when to cancel school. Superintendent Phil Pempin shared that the decision starts the day before. Pempin statedContinue reading “Students enjoy an extra week off due to record breaking low temps”

Board approves tennis court repair and new memorial scholarship fund

By Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Local Schools Board of Education met for a regular meeting on Monday, December 4. The meeting opened with an introduction of the students of the month from Vermilion Elementary School. Then assistant principal Bobby Figuly showed a video introducing the students of the month at Sailorway Middle School. Legislative updates:Continue reading “Board approves tennis court repair and new memorial scholarship fund”

Superintendent discusses flooring issue and possible skate park with board

By Melanie Williamson Treasurer Search: Treasurer Suzanne Wilson has announced she will be retiring, but she has not said when exactly, so the board is collecting information on the process and timeline for finding a new treasurer when it is needed. Doug Crooks, superintendent of North Point E.S.C. addressed the board concerning the services NorthContinue reading “Superintendent discusses flooring issue and possible skate park with board”

School Zone

By Phil Pempin I’m sure most, if not all, of the Photojournal readers are aware of the protests involving the National Anthem at various football games around the nation.  These protests might have our readers wondering what should or will happen in the event these protests find their way to any of our events.  IContinue reading “School Zone”