VHS yearbook staff launches district-wide shoe drive to help those in need

The Vermilion High School Yearbook Staff is running their second shoe collection drive until Wednesday, December 19th. The Yearbook Staff’s first ever shoe drive kicked off three years ago and had great success with the help of many community partners. “Now that people’s closets have had time to fill up again” says Yearbook adviser AnnContinue reading “VHS yearbook staff launches district-wide shoe drive to help those in need”

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Students and community mourn the loss of beloved teacher and coach

By Melanie Williamson On the evening of Friday, November 17, word spread like wild fire across social media as the students and staff of the Vermilion Local School district along with the greater community learned that Coach Matthew Kobal had passed suddenly of an apparent heart attack. Kobal was the head football coach of theContinue reading “Students and community mourn the loss of beloved teacher and coach”

VHS debate students qualified to compete in international competition

By Melanie Williamson A team of four Speech and Debate students at Vermilion High School have ranked in the top 64 of an international competition called the International Public Policy Forum. The team, comprised of junior Kennedy Hughes, junior David Dotson, senior Kylie Gwynn, and senior Aaron Vojtus, submitted a position paper to the contestContinue reading “VHS debate students qualified to compete in international competition”

VHS student leads project to help more students attend homecoming

By Melanie Williamson Hannah Stratton, a senior at Vermilion High School, is working to make sure that no student misses out on formal events because they can’t afford a nice outfit. She has led the way accepting donations of dresses for students to borrow for homecoming, winter formal, and prom. Recent consumer studies show thatContinue reading “VHS student leads project to help more students attend homecoming”

VHS will be the focus of study on the effectiveness of anti-bullying program

By Melanie Williamson Approximately 140 VHS students gathered at Open Door Church on Friday, October 6, for special training. All the students attending this training are part Move to Stand, which is a student-run initiative at the high school. Each year, Move to Stand chooses projects they want to pursue throughout the year. They haveContinue reading “VHS will be the focus of study on the effectiveness of anti-bullying program”

Students in Workforce Development receive important life lessons

The Ohio State University Regional Branch hosted a program called “Real-World – Real money” for the Vermilion High School Workforce Development Program. Over 60 students at Vermilion High School participated in the two-day program. On day one of the program, students were given a simulated career and yearly salary. They also were given a simulatedContinue reading “Students in Workforce Development receive important life lessons”

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”

VHS maintains drug free record

On Wednesday, September 13, the VPD K-9 Unit and six assisting K-9 Units from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office conducted a K-9 Narcotics Sweep at the Vermilion High School. We are very proud of our students at VHS because once again no illegal narcotics were located in any lockers, bags or vehicles. This is aContinue reading “VHS maintains drug free record”

Vermilion marching band program offers students more opportunities

By: Melanie Williamson This is a big year for the Vermilion band program with many positive changes giving students more opportunities to be involved and take on leadership roles within the band. New opportunities have also been created for younger students to get involved and encourage them to consider marching band as they get older.Continue reading “Vermilion marching band program offers students more opportunities”

Superintendent responds to threats against band and majorette advisors

By: Melanie Williamson In an open letter to parents posted on the Vermilion Local Schools website, Superintendent Phil Pempin wrote, “This week I was saddened to hear that conversation on social media has resulted in our band and majorette advisors being harassed and receiving phone calls alluding to threats of bodily harm. It appears thisContinue reading “Superintendent responds to threats against band and majorette advisors”