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Education

  • A Night of Music-The Sequel

    For the second consecutive year, the Vandalia Board of Education will not include funding for the position of Vandalia Community High School band director Tony Hicks in the district's budget.

  • Visit State Capitol

    Thursday, March 6, was Ag Legislative Day, an annual event for Illinois FFA members.

    Members of the Vandalia FFA organization met with 55th District state Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) in his capitol office. FFA members make the annual visit to discuss with lawmakers from their home areas, the importance of agricultural education. The March visit is an annual event during National Agriculture Month for FFA members from around the state. The visit includes baskets filled with agricultural products and specialty lunches for the legislators.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Basic conversational Spanish class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a basic conversational Spanish class at the Vandalia Campus on Saturdays, March 22 and 29, from 9 a.m.-noon.
    The registration number for the class is COED-6001-VA01W.
    This course is designed for students who would like to understand the basics of the Spanish language to be able to communicate with their co-workers or to travel to a Spanish speaking country.
    The cost is $30, but students over 60 may register at no cost.

  • School foundation is starting Distinguished Alumni Award

    The Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation is searching for nominees for its inaugural year of presenting annual Distinguished Alumni Awards.
    The inaugural winners will be awarded their plaques at the Alumni Banquet on Sept. 27, and a plaque will be placed in the high school.
    Criteria for candidates include:
    • Graduated from Vandalia High School.
    • Graduated at least 20 years prior to nomination.
    • Have made outstanding accomplishments in his or her profession.

  • KC will hold open house in Vandalia

    Kaskaskia College will hold an open house at the Vandalia Campus next Wednesday, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    A light lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and refreshments will be served all day.
    Tours will be provided and residents are encouraged to stop by and meet the staff of the Vandalia Campus, located at 2310 W. Fillmore St.
    Financial aid specialists will be on campus to assist with the 2014-2015 FAFSA application, and academic advising will be available for both summer and fall classes.

  • VCHS play is this weekend

    This year's play at Vandalia Community High School, "The Mouse that Roared," will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the VCHS gym.

  • Fredbird visits VJHS
  • We Apologize

    In the list of area full-time students at Kaskaskia College who made the President's List, Tammy Bumgardner of Ramsey was inadvertently not included.
    We apologize for the error.

  • College News

    Illinois State University
    Two area students have been named to the dean's list at Illinois State University in Bloomington:
    • Dylan Krueger of Vandalia.
    • Dylan Bullard of St. Elmo.

    Kaskaskia College
    Hannah McDonald of Salem has been named to the president's list for full-time students at Kaskaskia College.
    McDonald is the daughter of Bill and Sandy McDonald of Brownstown.
    She is the granddaughter of Lee and Brenda Harris of St. Peter, and Wanda Puleo of Brownstown.

  • Sheriff's scholarship applications accepted

    The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association has announced that it will be awarding more than $53,000 in college scholarships throughout the state to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2014-15 academic year.
    The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. Students must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the state.
    Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay will be awarding one $500 scholarship.