Our School Community
Vermilion Elementary School Believes:
-That each child is a unique individual with different needs and strengths;
-That the school and parents should support each other in developing the abilities of the students in our care;
-That education is a lifelong process involvling all dimensions of development: intellectual, physical, and emotional.
Vermilion Elementary Mission Statement:
Within a safe and nurturing community, students, parents and staff of Vermilion Elementary School will foster personal and academic excellence, treat one another with dignity, respect our environment, embrace diversity and develop character which merits trust, honor, ethics, and morals. We encourage positive risk taking and perseverance in pursuit of our goals.
Vermilion Elementary School is a community school located in a rural community that is served by a number of industries including agriculture, post secondary education (Lakeland College) and the oilfield. The community has maintained its population at a stable rate, with little increases or decline. We offer an elementary school program from K to 6 (playschool is also housed within our building) with two to three classrooms of each grade. Our student population has increased over the last two years and we foresee continued growth over the next few years. The staff consists of teachers, program assistance, secretaries, and a librarian, all with the common goal of supporting student in their success. Parent and community volunteers are very active within Vermilion Elementary School.
Programs We Offer Our Students
Vermilion Elementary School offers: a comprehensive core program to all students at all levels; a Family School Liason program to students in grades 1 to 6; a reading intervention program for at risk students in the primary grades and ECS; essential skills program; enrichment program; accelerated reading and math programs; French for grades 4-6; a music program taught by music specialists; a school wide Dare to Care anti-bullying and empathy building program; many extra-curricular teams and clubs (basketball, volleyball, skipping club, intramurals, running club, hand bells, track and field, art club, recorder club, drama club); and a full special education program for all students as required. A VIBE (Vermilion Is Being Empowered) Coach is housed in Vermilion Elementary School, and offers programs and supports to students and staff dealing with wellness.