Marketing director says schools have story to tell

By Candace Barczyk The Vermilion Local School District and its students have something to say, and according to Marketing/Communications Director Jason Sockel, his job at the district is to get that message out. Supt. Phil Pempin introduced Sockel, who was hired several months ago in the new position for the board of education, at itsContinue reading “Marketing director says schools have story to tell”

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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  “

Link Crew offers student orientation for incoming eighth graders

By Melanie Williamson   The Vermilion High School Link Crew hosted their annual orientation for incoming eighth graders to welcome them to the high school and to let them know about some of the exciting programs they will be offering through the school year. Orientation day included a variety of fun activities and interactions betweenContinue reading “Link Crew offers student orientation for incoming eighth graders”

District moves forward with Haitian distance learning experience

By Candace Barczyk Vermilion Board of Education members voted to approve $1,500 for VES teacher Lisa Murray to go to Haiti to bridge a distance learning experience between Vermilion students and those of the Aart van Wingerden School in Haiti. Former Vermilion School Supt. Bruce Keller, along with Murray, a second-grade teacher at Vermilion Elementary,Continue reading “District moves forward with Haitian distance learning experience”

Board reviews superintendent and treasurer goals, approves class trips

By Candace Barczyk The Vermilion Board of Education met on Monday, Sept. 10 with all members in attendance. Vermilion Education Foundation presentation: Judy Riddle of the Vermilion Education Foundation gave a brief presentation on the founding and purpose of the organization, which has been raising funds for programs in the Vermilion Schools since 1987. SheContinue reading “Board reviews superintendent and treasurer goals, approves class trips”

Winter sports, supplemental contracts awarded

By Candace Barczyk Winter sports and miscellaneous supplemental contracts were among the items Vermilion Board of Education members approved at their Monday, Sept. 10 meeting.  The board approved contracts for the following: Matthew Pisano, SMS 8th Grade Head Basketball Coach; Brandon Gilbert, VHS Head Wrestling Coach; Michael D’Egidio, SMS Head Wrestling Coach; Jacob Baker, VHSContinue reading “Winter sports, supplemental contracts awarded”

School board received reports on state bills and district finances

By Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Board of Education met for a regular meeting on Monday, April 9. The meeting opened with the citizens of the month from Vermilion Elementary School being introduced. While not all of the students being recognized were at the meeting, this month’s citizens were Lexi Adams, Blake Furnish, Katie Hush, SophiaContinue reading “School board received reports on state bills and district finances”

School Zone

 By Superintendent Philip Pempin       You may have heard news reports about the educational achievements of U.S. students compared with students in other countries.  Many times these reports paint a grim picture of a public education system that is falling far behind student achievement in other nations.  I was interested to read a recent report commissionedContinue reading “School Zone”

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 itsContinue reading “Donations welcome for memorabilia room”

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”