A true mark of sportsmanship at the Ohio State Track Competition. Pictured below is Meghan Vogel of West Liberty-Salem, right, helps Arden McMath of Arlington to the finish line after McMath collapsed yards short of it Saturday. As they came to the finish line, Vogel made sure that McMath was first to cross the finish line. This story is gaining national attention appearing on ESPN and CNN. When student athletes do selfless acts it attests to lessons they learned within the walls of their school from their teachers and role models as well as their parents and family at home. Follow the link below for a more in-depth story.
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Join Vermilion Local Schools for a meeting dealing with this sensitive and serious subject. Our doors are open and we welcome all to come share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas about the idea of drug testing and substance abuse/control in schools today.
Good morning Sailors.
As we draw close to the end of session I for summer school I wanted to make sure that everyone is aware of the opportunity to participate in the second session starting on July 31st. Again, this program is free of charge and runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Sailorway Middle School. Session II runs until August 16th giving students a week off before school activities resume. I have placed phone calls to some students encouraging them to apply with favorable replies. If you are interested, please stop by the main office at Sailorway for a registration form. Please, take advantage of this FREE service provided by Vermilion Local Schools.
The fish festival isn’t the only thing going on in the area this weekend. Click the above link for information on more community events occurring in the area.
Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter.” The document, essentially a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteed that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation’s laws. Although more a reactionary than a progressive document in its day, the Magna Carta was seen as a cornerstone in the development of democratic England by later generations.
John was enthroned as king of England following the death of his brother, King Richard the Lion-Hearted, in 1199. King John’s reign was characterized by failure. He lost the duchy of Normandy to the French king and taxed the English nobility heavily to pay for his foreign misadventures. He quarreled with Pope Innocent III and sold church offices to build up the depleted royal coffers. Following the defeat of a campaign to regain Normandy in 1214, Stephen Langton, the archbishop of Canterbury, called on the disgruntled barons to demand a charter of liberties from the king.
In 1215, the barons rose up in rebellion against the king’s abuse of feudal law and custom. John, faced with a superior force, had no choice but to give in to their demands. Earlier kings of England had granted concessions to their feudal barons, but these charters were vaguely worded and issued voluntarily. The document drawn up for John in June 1215, however, forced the king to make specific guarantees of the rights and privileges of his barons and the freedom of the church. On June 15, 1215, John met the barons at Runnymede on the Thames and set his seal to the Articles of the Barons, which after minor revision was formally issued as the Magna Carta.
Join us for FREE Summer School!
This summer we are offering students currently in grades 3 through 7 the opportunity to practice their Reading and Math skills utilizing our Success Maker program. All students will benefit with the support of a licensed teacher. Classes will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week at Sailorway Middle School.
Session I: June 12-14, June 19-21, June 26-28
Session II: July 31-August 2, August 7-9, August 14-16
ALL grades will meet at Sailorway Middle School, room 103, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. under the supervision and instruction of Mr. Major.
Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for educational growth and skill building.
Vermilion’s Ritter Library will turn to the voters for support as they also face budget cuts coming from the State. Help support the local library branch and continue to make Ritter an educational hub of the community and a safe place for community members to relax and enjoy the computers and literature.
Today is the last day of school for our students here at Sailorway Middle School. As we say goodbye to our 7th graders as they continue their Journey to the High School, we are excited to welcome our new 4th grade class with eager anticipation. I wish everyone a safe, relaxing, enjoyable summer and look forward to starting a new school year and continuing excellence in education within Vermilion.
Hannah Bartlome finishes her appearance at the Track State Finals placing 2nd in the high jump. Under very adverse conditions with heavy rains, her jump of 5′ 4″ was just short of the winner’s jump of 5′ 5″. Hannah will continue to work toward a championship medal as a member of two relay teams. Congratulations Hannah!