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Education

  • Lester receives teaching award

    Jenny Lester, third-grade teacher at Vandalia Elementary School, was recently honored with a Region 5 Illinois Education Association (IEA) Outstanding Teacher Award.

  • Lake Land CC releases info about graduation

    Graduation may seem far off, but it’s right around the corner at Lake Land College.
    Important information for students and parents about graduation and preparing for graduation is as follows:
    March
    • Measurements for caps and gowns will be held through March 30 in the Lake Land College Bookstore. The bookstore is open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Students may now purchase graduation announcements in the Lake Land College Bookstore.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Lasagna gardening class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a lasagna gardening class at the Vandalia Campus from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.
    The registration number is COED 5435 VA01W.
    Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich, fluffy soil with very little work from the gardener.

  • Dugan receives KC scholarship

    Kaskaskia College has announced that Micah Dugan of Vandalia has been named the recipient of the Jan and Jack Johnston Scholarship awarded through the Kaskaskia College Foundation.

    Dugan is a 2011 graduate of Vandalia High School and is a sophomore at KC majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Duane and Tonna Dugan. Dugan, center, is shown with Jan and Jack Johnston.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Honoring 1963 graduates
    Kaskaskia College is looking for students in the graduating class of 1963.
    The college is planning a special recognition of those graduates at this year’s graduation ceremony, which is scheduled for Friday, May 17.
    Individuals who are 1963 graduates or who know of someone who graduated from that class are asked to contact Cheryl Boehne, director of admissions and registration, at 545-3184 or by e-mail, cboehne@kaskaskia.edu.
    The deadline to contact the school with the names of graduates is April 1.

  • Ramsey to host choral festival

    The Ramsey Junior High School choir will be hosting and participating in the 2013 Junior High School Area Choral Festival next Thursday in the Ramsey High School gym.

  • BES Reward for Good Behavior

    Brownstown Elementary School students were rewarded with an assembly for good behavior during February.

    In the first photo, students watch a presentation by Nitro Joe, a scientist who did various science experiments for the students to teach them about chemical reactions. In the second photo, sixth-grader Bob Goldman assists Nitro Joe with one of his experiments.

  • FFA Week at VCHS

    The celebration of FFA Week by the FFA chapter at Vandalia Community High School included Tractor Day.

  • College News

    SIU-Edwardsville
    Calvin Vaughn Wagoner of Palastine was among the fall graduates at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville on Dec. 15.
    Wagoner, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, has accepted an engineering position in Highland.
    He is the son of Don and Michelle Wagoner of Palastine, and the grandson of Wayne and Sandra Lovett of St. Elmo, and the late Don and Marjorie Wagoner, formerly of Palastine.

    McKendree University

  • Kaskaskia College

    The Kaskaskia College Financial Aid Office will host a FAFSA Friday Workshop from 1-3 p.m. this Friday in room L-102 on the KC main campus.
    The purpose of this event is to help college-bound students who need to complete and submit the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    Completing the FAFSA accurately and on time is the first and most-important step to obtaining state and federal financial aid.