The Vermillion Public Schools Foundation was founded in 2006 by citizens wishing to support the public education system in Vermillion, SD.  It is our belief that good public schools are the result of many people; teachers, administrators, parents and the general citizenry, all of whom understand that in today’s world, we can achieve more when working together in a public-private partnership. The motto of the VPSF is “To support opportunities for life-long learners in a diverse world.” That can best be accomplished together.

The VPSF allows citizens a tax-deductible means to directly support educational opportunities for Vermillion schoolchildren that cannot be funded by local, state, or federal dollars. The VPSF also works to enrich existing curricular, co-curricular and extra co-curricular programs with supplemental funding to create a learning environment that ensures our students are avid readers, logical thinkers, and creative writers. 

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The VPS Foundation is a network for Vermillion High School alumni to connect with their alma mater. The Foundation is working to update its email records in order to better serve our alumni. If you are the contact for your class (i.e., plan reunions, keep track of classmates), we request that you contact us! Alums, please contact us!

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2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Congratulations to the following Vermillion High School students who have earned national and state recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Bailey Durham

Bailey Durham has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists and writers in the nation for her writing submission “The Gravedigger,” earning a National Silver Key.
Bailey also received a State-level Gold Key for her writing submission, which qualified her for the National Award.

Several VHS Students received awards at the State level:

Jake Oehler

Gold Key Photography, Patches in Glass (National Awards Participant)
Silver Key, Painting. Figure in Hue.
Honorable Mention, Painting. Still Life in Oil #1
Honorable Mention, Photography. Threshold
Honorable Mention, Photography. Echo

Olivia Hermosilla

Silver Key. Digital Art. Fish Bowl
Silver Key. Fashion. Plague Doctor Mask
Honorable Mention. Painting. Girl with the White Earring.

Caroline Horton

Honorable Mention. Drawing and Illustration. Road to Recovery

Jack Fuller

Honorable Mention. Short Story. Fun with Red

The students were advised by VHS teachers Justin Brunick (Art) and Teramie Hill (Writing).
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