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Vermilion Local Schools

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Safe & Drug Free Schools

Vermilion High School is committed to ensuring that all students are safe, supported and drug free.  We believe that a positive school climate is critical for maximum student success.  Activities and programs selected for our students are aimed at preventing high-risk activities such as teen drug use and violence. Below is a list of some of the services and activities that we offer students. 


Addiction and Recovery Services:

Suicide Prevention—Resources for teaching students and staff signs of suicide risk and how to respond.  To access the 24/7 Free Crisis Text Line: Text "Hello" or "4 hope" to 741 741. To speak to a trained counselor 24/7 call 1-800-888-6161 

Second Step - A K-8th grade prevention program that teaches social and emotional skills for violence prevention.  For more information on the program, please visit Bullying Prevention Program—A district wide program to reduce bullying behaviors and improve school climate. For more information on the program, please visit

The LCADA Way - Provides prevention services on the VHS campus every Monday from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Prevention Specialists will be on campus providing the following services for VHS students and their families:
  • Problem identification and referral services
  • Individual, classroom and family education
  • Drop-in hours for students and families
  • Drug and alcohol awareness campaigns
  • Consultation services

The LCADA Way is a private, non-profit organization providing an individualized approach to addiction and mental health treatment, education, prevention, and recovery support services. The agency is committed to the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse among individuals, families, and communities. If you or someone you know is in need of services, please contact Lisa Goodwin at [email protected] , (440) 653-6612, or Naomi Rummell at [email protected] and (440) 454-9296. 

Link Crew Training - A high school transition program that welcomes incoming 8th grade students and makes them feel included in the school.  For more information, please visit

Yellow Ribbon Day - A campaign to educate students and school staff about teen suicide and ways to prevent the problem.  For more information, please visit

Move 2 Stand - A student training program from the Tennessee Department of Education that quips student athletes and student leaders to take a stand against bullying and harassment while contributing to the overall school climate. VHS trained 90 student leaders. M2S students are involved in many of the prevention efforts on campus. 

Unity Day - The signature event to recognize Bullying Prevention Month.  Students wear orange to show unity against bullying.  For more information through the PACER National Bullying Center, please visit  

Red Ribbon Week —A community campaign to educate students on the hazards of alcohol, tobacco, drug use and violence.  M2S students worked with area businesses to raise awareness.  For more information, please visit
National Drug Facts Week - A national health observance for teens to promote local events that use National Institute on Drug Abuse science to shatter the myths about drugs.  For more information, please visit

Random Acts of Kindness Week - This international week of kindness inspires students to take time out of each day to do something nice for another person.  For more information, please visit

National No One Eats Alone Day - Students across the county participate in this day of inclusion.  Learn more about this organization that is dedicated to ending social isolation at