The deadline for soccer registration for the Vermilion Soccer Club is Saturday July 13th. Applications can be accepted after the date, but a $5 late fee will be added.
If you missed the picnic and the registration event at the library, email [email protected] for a registration form. The fee for registration is $100 and this covers both fall and spring season for rec soccer. The registration fee does not cover uniform cost, if one is needed. Little Kickers is $40 and covers one season and a t-shirt.
Vermilion High School’s debate team members Kennedy Hughes and Liberty Oliver, and Vermilion team advisor Devon Snook, recently won a national championship award in the World Schools Debate at the national tournament.
Oliver and Hughes represented the Cleveland District in the North Shore Yellow team at the national tournament in Dallas, Texas. The team earned top honors following six preliminary rounds.
Four Vermilion students went to the national speech and debate tournament: Kennedy Hughes, Liberty Oliver, Nina LeBlanc and David Dotson.
LeBlanc finished 68th out of 193 teams on another team, and finished 182nd out of 870 entries in an extemporaneous debate. Dotson tied fourth place in Big Questions.
Hughes, LeBlanc and Dotson are now VHS graduates. Oliver, a top 10 point scorer, a three-time state qualifier, and an academic All-American, will return for her last speech and debate season. She is the first Vermilion student to break at the state tournament in public forum debate.
Vermilion Local School Distrct congratulates VHS Senior Matthew Griener for recently earning the rank of Eagle through the Boy Scouts of America. After being inspired at an early age by an older student, Matt set his goal and worked toward earning the Eagle rank throughout his 8 years in local scouting.
Matt explained that to earn the Eagle rank a scout must complete tasks at each level. He must demonstrate leadership, help younger scouts, be willing to learn new things, and select a final project that is in service to the community. Matt feels it is important to choose a project early and set goals to complete it. His advice to other scouts is “don’t be afraid to ask for help”.
The project completed by Matt’s team was a “little free library” that they built and placed at the UCC Congregational Church in Vermilion. Community members are invited to visit the little library to borrow or share books with others. Matt had assistance from Mr. Jackson, who helped build the shell of the library, and fellow troop members, who were selected to help with the project.
Matt explained that Boy Scouts is not always about service projects, but also focuses on teaching leadership and supervisory skills. The Eagle badge is awarded to scouts who complete a list of designated criteria, including a total of 21 merit badges, and who serve actively in their troop in various leadership positions.
When asked how he feels the Eagle Scout designation will impact his life, Matt said that Eagle Scouts are recognized by colleges and employers as an indication of a positive work ethic and leadership capabilities. Following graduation from VHS Matt will enter the Coast Guard to study Maritime Law Enforcement.
St. Mary School in Vermilion, Ohio received their STEM Banner at the Ohio State Celebration Luncheon with State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria and Ohio STEM Chair Tom Schwieterman. St. Mary's is the only school in Toledo Diocese to receive this Designation and 1 of 69 in the state.
St Mary Catholic School STEM designation was formally granted by the Ohio STEM Committee, a group comprised of policymakers, agency directors, and business leaders. Designation recognizes a school’s holistic approach to STEM learning as more than just science, technology, engineering and math. These schools show exceptional proof of engagement across academic disciplines, of empowering students as creative problem-solvers, and of a school-wide commitment to a quality STEM education for all students.
STEM is an abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is an instructional approach integrating all subject areas into a project based learning environment. STEM focuses on real world problems that students notice. This is a student led, problem based, cooperative learning program that involves creativity, 21st century skills, and innovative thinking. The students are engaged, excited, and proud of their hard work.
Varsity Sailor Baseball defeated Shelby 7-3 on Friday at Sports Force Field to win the first District Title in 28 years. Jacob Krausher was the winning pitcher, raising his record to 3-3 and striking out 8 Shelby batters. He also added 1 hit to the win.
Sam Herron had big 3 RBI doubles in the 4th inning to give the Sailors a 7-3 lead. Mason Montgomery had a double and an RBI and Noah Cacciatore had an RBI Triple for the Sailors. The Sailors are now 21-8 and start Regional Play on Thursday, taking on Elyria Catholic at Bowling Green.
The first to punch the ticket to State was Macy Urig, who finished second in the Lexington Regional pole vault. Urig cleared 11’8” to take the silver and became a two time state qualifier for the Sailors. The second Sailor to qualify was senior Addison Painter, competing in the 300m hurdles. Addison qualified with the seventh best time, placing him in lane 8 for the finals. Painter went on to run his best time of the year, clocking in at a 39.88, but was four one-hundredths of a second behind the fourth place finisher. However, new State rules allowed Painter to earn an at-large bid, making him a State qualifier.
Urig who set the school pole vault record of 12’ early this year, will look to repeat her All-Ohio honors (6th last year). She will compete on Saturday AM. Painter is a first time state qualifier, and will compete in the prelims Friday afternoon.
Vermilion Local Schools congratulates the following local scholarship winners for 2019. Vermilion is very fortunate to be able to offer a large number of locally funded scholarship opportunities. Please help us congratulate these hard-working students:
Reserve your spot with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County. Summer Camps take place June through August. Vermilion Youth & Teens takes place June 10 through August 9 at Vermilion Elementary and Sailorway Middle School. Pick up your Summer Application from a Site Director to register. Call (440) 787-9538 for more information.
Boys & Girls Clubs programs are proven programs that have been used for over 100 years to help youth develop the character, skills, education, values and behaviors that enable them to succeed in life. Each Club features:
Fun, Safe, Positive Environments – Boys & Girls Clubs aim to create a strong sense of belonging for its members, making each Club feel welcoming and inviting. It’s important to provide stability, consistency and a sense of physical and emotional safety.
Power Hour – For an hour after school, members receive 1 on 1, small group or large group homework help, tutoring and time to help members develop good study habits.
Daily Hot Meals – Nutritious, well balanced meals served with a course of Healthy Habits programming designed to help members develop lifelong healthy habits in their diet, exercise and life decisions.
Supportive Relationships – Staff members and volunteers serve as mentors who teach Boys & Girls Club members how to respect and appreciate others, work well in teams and individually, as well as provide them with guidance through their interactions and conflicts.
Recognition for Members – Each Boys & Girls Club supports its members’ self-worth and self confidence by providing them with positive reinforcement and by showcasing their achievements.
Willow Creek Junior Golf Camp, hosted by the Vermilion Boys Varsity Golf Team, takes place June 10 to June 13 from 9 am to 11:30 am. Ages 10 to 15 are invited to have fun while learning golf skills, an approach of the game, basic rules, etiquette and course management.
Cost is $60 per golfer, payable to Vermilion Local Schools. Camp will begin on the driving range of Willow Creek each morning. Students will receive a minimum of 1 hour of instruction as well as play time on the course. Registration forms are available through the Vermilion Local School District.
Will Creek Golf Course is located at 15905 Darrow Road in Vermilion, Ohio.
Vermilion High School has been notified that they have been chosen as a Cleveland Clinic Banner School for 2018-2019. This award recognizes schools that have gone “above and beyond” in leveraging Civic Education programming to advance student learning.
Civic Education offers programs designed to promote health and wellness, academic achievement, and career preparedness for students in grades K through 12.
Prom to Dawn 2020 will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at Ritter Public Library in the community room. The meeting starts at 7 pm. Parents of current juniors, who will be seniors next year, are encouraged to attend.
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.
David Dotson has been recognized by Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) as one of Ohio's “Best and Brightest”.
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, OESCA recognized 84 of Ohio's “Best and Brightest” top senior from each county across the state during the 30th Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards Program.
The North Point Educational Service Center award recipients honored were David Dotson from Vermilion High School representing Erie County, Anna Little from Norwalk High School representing Huron County, Joey Dominique from Genoa High School representing Ottawa County and Morgan Johnson from Lakota High School representing Sandusky County.
Little Anchors Preschool Program is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Students must be 3-years-old by August 15, 2019 and not age-eligible for kindergarten.
Screenings for new preschool students will take place May 20 and June 5 at Vermilion Elementary School. Parents will be contacted to schedule a screening appointment after completing the online registration.