Beginning in November 2019, Vermilion High School will implement a food program for VHS families, together with Second Harvest Food Bank, Salvation Army of Vermilion, Kingston Healthcare, and Grace’s Kitchen.
All students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch programs are eligible. If your family decides to participate in the program, your involvement will be confidential.
An explanation of how the program will work can be found on the attached flyer. If you are interested in participating in the program, please complete the flyer and return it to VHS, Attention Mrs. Sarah Sargent, Community Navigator.
Questions?? Call (440) 204-1701, extension 309, or send an email to [email protected]
Vermilion Salvation Army, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, began a food backpack program for families whose children attend Sailorway Middle School in September 2019. All children qualifying for free or reduced lunch programs are eligible.
Each participant will receive a bag of food packaged for use over the weekends and usually distributed on Fridays. These will be “kid-friendly” foods that require little or no adult supervision to prepare.
Should you have any questions concerning this program, call Ms. Wheeler at (440) 204-1702, ext. 504.
Attention parents of the class of 2020. Parents and student volunteers are needed at upcoming Prom to Dawn events, including:
Woollybear Festival 2019 will be held on October 6th this year. Prom to Dawn will have one of its largest fundraising opportunities, offering parking at the school district lots. In order for this to be a successful event, quite a few parent helpers will be needed. Prom to Dawn is asking for 2-3 hour shifts and will need people from 9 am to 5 pm. Duties will include collecting money, directing traffic and helping to coordinate a smooth shuttle service. (Lucy Idol Center will again be supplying shuttles and drivers.)
Parade Route Beverage Sales
Prom to Dawn received permission to sell pop and water along the parade route from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Students will walk the parade route with coolers or wagons and sell pop and water. Prom to Dawn needs a few parents that are willing to sit at various refill stations to help students to refill coolers as needed. Seniors are asked to donate a case of pop or water to sell during the parade, which can be dropped off at the Herchler house, 5539 South Street. (Place donations by the side door.) NOTE: **Students can receive community service hours for volunteering to sell pop and water.**
Home Football Lottery Tree
The Athletic Department has given Prom to Dawn permission to run a lottery raffle at the Friday night home football games. Parents are needed to sell tickets at each of the remaining football games. Parents that volunteer to sell tickets will get free entry into the game. Prom to Dawn will offer 100 raffle tickets for $5.00 each for a chance to win $100 in scratch offs. Prom to Dawn will announce the winning ticket at halftime of each game. The dates of remaining home games are: September 27, October 11, October 18, and October 25.
Prom to Dawn is an activity planned by parents to offer a safe and fun party after the Senior Prom. Fundraising is the only source of revenue. Consider volunteering for at least one fundraiser for this worthy cause.
The JV Boys Golf team welcomed Perkins High School to Willow Creek for their season finale on Wednesday night. The Sailors defended their home course one last time beating the Pirates 208-211.
The boys were led by freshman Jack Plas with a 51 and fellow freshman Trey Ellis with a personal best 51. Nolan Logue carded a season low 52 and Andrew Massey totaled a 54 for the Sailors 208.
The good news did not stop there. The last group of the night, which included Nate Baxter and Patrick Anders, both carded personal best scores. Nate broke 50 for the first time with a 49 and Patrick came in with a 52 which included a birdie 2 on the par three fourth hole. Jace Walczak and Owen Bouck also contributed to the win.
The United Soccer Coaches Association has awarded the Lady Sailors Soccer team a National Team Academic Award. The award is granted to teams with a composite 3.25 GPA or higher (4.0 scale). This is the second year in a row the Lady Sailors Soccer team has been awarded the prestigious award.
313 teams in the United States earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award during the 2017-18 academic year for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team.
The Vermilion Cross Country teams traveled to Cleveland Heights to compete on a course that is widely known in North East Ohio as “The Hill”. The challenging course did not phase the Sailors as much as other teams considering the team had multiple season best performances.
The boys team finished 4th of 16 teams behind four (4) Top-40 medalists including the Individual Champion, Luke See. See won the meet for the second consecutive year, with a winning performance of 17:01; 40-seconds faster than his winning performance a year ago.
Other winning performances were Alex Hershberger (17th/19:05), Jayden Bearden (20th/19:47), Jacob Webb (19:58), Allison Leopold (25th/23:33), and Gracie Frey (60th/26:58).
The Sailors will travel to Ontario High School this Saturday to compete in the Bill Brown Invitational.
Vermilion Local School District announces the two time defending SBC champion boys golf team won the Erie County Championship tournament at Plum Creek on Saturday. The Sailors finished with a 369 on the par-71 Plum Brook Country Club course, edging defending champion Perkins by three strokes.
Brock Fisher shot an 88 to lead the team. Carter Klausing finished at 91 while Evan Humphrey and Gus Matheson carded 95s to round out the Sailors’ scoring.
Congratulations to Coach Joe Schneid and the entire team on a great season.
In honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Vermilion Volleyball will be hosting the first official “Chimmy Challenge” game. The Chimmy Challenge was created by Camryn Colahan to bring awareness and raise money for pediatric cancer research. 100% of the money raised goes to funding critical research needed to develop new treatments for pediatric cancer like Cam’s.
Who: Vermilion Sailors vs Perkins Pirates
When: Tuesday, September 10
Where: Vermilion High School Gym
When: Freshman play at 4:30 pm, JV at 5:30pm, Varsity at 7 pm
T-shirts will be available for purchase at the match for $10. There will also be bake sale items, basket raffles, and a 50/50 raffle.
Facts about Pediatric Cancer:
– Only 4% of cancer research funds from the government go toward pediatric cancers.
– This year in the US, there will be 16,000 children diagnosed with a form of cancer. That means 1 in 285 children under 20 are at risk for developing cancer.
– Worldwide, there are 700 new children daily affected by pediatric cancer.
– Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children.
– Even those children that are cured of cancer have 2x the likelihood of suffering from chronic health conditions due to long lasting effects of their therapy.
On July 24, 2019 the Ohio Senate honored the North Coast World Schools Debate Team with a Resolution recognizing their win at the 2019 National Championship. Named in the Resolution are Vermilion High School Debate Coach Devon Snook, and team members Kayla Arenschield, Cassandra Berlin, David Lyons, Kennedy Hughes and Liberty Oliver.
Vermilion Local School District is extremely honored. Mr. Snook and the team thanks Senator Matt Dolan for sponsoring this Resolution.
Sailorway Middle School needs your help. Project MORE is a reading program that uses community mentors to help children learn to read. Volunteers can be business people, senior citizens, high school/college students, and parents.
Volunteers work with 4th and 5th grade students on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1:40 pm to 2:20 pm. Together they read and play educational games in two consecutive 30 minute sessions. Volunteers can chooses one or two days a week. No matter how much time you are able to give, you are helping a student improve his/her confidence to become a better reader.
If interested, contact Kelly Dupaski, Project MORE Coordinator at (440) 204-1702, ext. 580 or [email protected]
The Vermilion Local School District welcomed new teachers during a New Teacher Celebration.
New teachers include Zachary Watson, Megan Martin, Brian Asher, Luke Harris, Katharine Steuteman, John Rosser, Kara Noon, Kathryn Kretchmar, Rachel Lill, Shelbi Thomas, Breanna Meyers, Lauren Seeley, Amy Decker, and Sara Szabo.
Back row, left to right:
Zachary Watson, Megan Martin, Brian Asher, Luke Harris, Katharine Steuteman, John Rosser
Front row, left to right:
Kara Noon, Kathryn Kretchmar, Rachel Lill, Shelbi Thomas, Breanna Meyers, Lauren Seeley, Amy Decker, Sara Szabo
Educators, there is still time to register for Pioneer Craftsmen Experience 2019. It will take place on September 17th from 9 am to 1:30 pm at the Vermilion River Reservation. At this event, students grades 3rd-5th will have the opportunity to learn about history through several interactive stations. Many stations also include living history activities such as butter making, candle dipping, and more.
The fee is $5 per student. Educators and chaperones are free.
With Vermilion students heading back to school, Vermilion drivers are urged to make school bus transportation safer for everyone by following these practices:
When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school.
When driving in neighborhoods with school zones, watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking of getting there safely.
Slow down. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood.
Watch for children playing and congregating near bus stops.
Be alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic.
Learn and obey the school bus laws, as well as the "flashing signal light system" that school bus drivers use to alert motorists of pending actions:
Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped and children are getting on or off. Motorists must stop their cars and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop-arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.
Sailorway Middle School is planning to offer students the opportunity to learn cooking, baking and sewing skills this year. To add to the existing supplies, Sailorway Middle School is seeking donations of new or barely used kitchen and sewing items.
Items being collected include measuring cups, measuring spoons, bowls, mixers, blenders, pans, silverware, thread, needles, buttons, Velcro, patches, clean and unused fabric, and even sewing machines.
Donations can be dropped off at Sailorway Middle School from 7:30 am to 3 pm, or call (440) 204-1702 for more information.
Vermilion Local School District School bus schedules are now posted. Navigate to your child's bus schedule link. Bus schedules will also be published in the Log Line, being mailed to all Vermilion homes next week.
Preschool Orientation will take place at Vermilion Elementary on September 4, 2019. If your child has been placed in an AM session, please attend the appropriate AM orientation based on your last name. If your child has been placed in a PM session, please attend the appropriate PM orientation based on your last name. If your child has not yet been placed, please select an orientation time that fits with your schedule and attend.
AM Orientation Times:
9:30-10:30 Last Names A-M
10:30-11:30 Last Names N-Z
PM Orientation Times:
12:30-1:30 Last Names A-M
1:30-2:30 Last Names N-Z
The first day of Preschool will be Thursday, September 5th.
Parents and guardians of Vermilion Local Schools students are advised that the Information Update website is available beginning August 13, 2019 and must be completed for all students no later than September 3, 2019.
The review/update must be completed for all students, even if there are no changes. Check the ‘No Change’ button in any section where there are no changes.
The review/update is available starting August 13, 2019 on your home computer, tablet or phone. Ritter Public Library offers free computers to the public for those who do not have access to technology at home.
If your student is in a fall sport or marching band, the Back to School Update must be completed as soon as possible. For students in grades 6 through 12, the Update must be completed before laptops will be released. For all other students, the Update must be completed no later than the first day of school, September 3, 2019.