Vermilion schools Superintendent explains proposed levy to city council

By Melanie Williamson During the Monday, October 1, city council meeting, Council president Steve Herron invited Vermilion Local Schools District Superintendent Phil Pempin up to address the board regarding the proposed safety and security levy that will be on the November ballot. Pempin stated that the proposed levy will mean approximately $2 per month perContinue reading “Vermilion schools Superintendent explains proposed levy to city council”

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Schools place five-year, .68-mill levy for safety and security on ballot

By Candace Barczyk   Voters in the Vermilion Local School District will see a five-year, .68-mill levy on the November 6 ballot for safety and security in the district. The levy, if approved, would generate $300,000 a year, and would cost $24 a year for every $100,000 of property valuation. The levy is Issue 13Continue reading “Schools place five-year, .68-mill levy for safety and security on ballot”

Superintendent suggests alternative to protest state report cards

By Melanie Williamson Last month the state report cards for all the school districts were released. In an article published in the Thursday, September 21, edition of the Photojournal, superintendent Phil Pempin and assistant superintendent Jim Balotta responded to the release of the state report card. At that time, both Pempin and Balotta reiterated theirContinue reading “Superintendent suggests alternative to protest state report cards”

Board reevaluates role in youth football; gets update on sale of building

By: Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Board of Education met on Monday, October 9, for a regular meeting. Students of the month: The Vermilion Elementary students of the month, who attended the school board meeting were given the opportunity to introduce themselves and what they wanted to be when they grew up. They then led theContinue reading “Board reevaluates role in youth football; gets update on sale of building”

VHS students are solving real-world problems with new STEM classes

By Melanie Williamson At the Monday, October 9, school board meeting, assistant VHS principal Joe Tellier introduced some of the newest classes being offered at the high school. He explained that they wanted to increase the offering of electives, but to make sure they were offering electives that the students wanted to take and thatContinue reading “VHS students are solving real-world problems with new STEM classes”

VES students walk to raise money

By Melanie Williamson On Friday, October 6, the students at Vermilion Elementary School took turns walking, marching, and dancing their way around the gym during their first walk-a-thon. This event was hosted by the VES PTO as a fundraiser. Throughout the year, the PTO pays for free or minimally cost family fun events every month,Continue reading “VES students walk to raise money”

Administrators respond to grades district received on state report card

By Melanie Williamson Last week the newest round of state report cards were released based on last year’s state test scores and data. The state grades districts in six different areas: achievement, gap closing, K-3 literacy, progress, graduation rate, and prepared for success. On the surface, Vermilion, as well as most other Ohio school districtsContinue reading “Administrators respond to grades district received on state report card”

Eleven students compete at state competition; two will go on to nationals

By: Melanie Williamson VHS teacher Devon Snook was at the School Board Meeting on Monday, March 13, with four of his speech and debate students to talk about their recent success at the state competition. At the state competition, 11 students from Vermilion High School competed against hundreds of other students in multiple categories. SnookContinue reading “Eleven students compete at state competition; two will go on to nationals”