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Education

  • Phi Theta Kappa

    Kaskaskia College recently held a Fall Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society induction, and 70 students were recognized for scholastic achievement.

  • Honor Rolls

    South Central High School
    Freshmen – Kinsyl Bell, Jaula Conley, Spencer Hulsey, Kelsie Loos, Hannah Lybarger, Gavin Ratermann, Joshua Riley, Christopher Roberts, Grand Sedlacek, Kinsey Spencer and Macy Sullens.
    Sophomores – Maria Brasel, Mia Campbell, Samantha Hoard, Morgan Kramer, Evan Langley, Alexandria Pontious, Jordan Purcell, Bailey Ritter, Jenna Rose, Jordan Schaal, Cassidy Sill and Cheyann Stratton.

  • Bullying Prevention Presentations at VES

    Vanessa Wright of SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies) visited Vandalia Elementary School last Thursday to give presentations on preventing bullying.

    Here, Wright reads a book about bullying to Joal Donaldson's fourth-grade students in Susan Sutherland's character education room.
     

  • Honor Rolls

    Brownstown Elementary School
    Fourth Grade
    High Honors – Adrienne Logsdon and Cassi Payne.
    Honors – Olivia Campbell and Nicholas Rosborough.
    Fifth Grade
    High Honors – Makenzie Walk.
    Honors – Joel Bloemker, Avory Clark-Dickerson, Bryton Pruett, Max Schraer, Holly Struble, Taralyn Taylor and Brittney Wuehler
    Sixth Grade
    High Honors – Kyzara Hissong.
    Honors – Ethan Washburn.

    Vandalia Elementary School

    Second Grade

  • VES Pick of the Litter

    Pick of the Litter students at Vandalia Elementary School for October are pictured.

    The Pick of the Littter program recognizes students for following school behavior rules and making good choices. In front, from left to right, are Dagon Murray, Drake Murray, Reiley Bone, Tiler Worker, Mitchell Casey, Jade Elam and Tristyn Osborne. In back are Jessica Fender, Gracyn Smith, Delaney Kopp, Emma Durbin, Morgan Dagen, Justin Kulesza, Jaden Payne and Leo Krueger.

  • Kaskaskia College

    New Student Orientation
    Kaskaskia College invites its new students to attend New Student Orientation on the Vandalia Campus.
    The free program is designed to introduce students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience.
    Information about services, activities and classroom success strategies will be included. Students will be given resources they will be able to use throughout their time at KC.

  • Honor Roll

    New Approach Alternative School, Vandalia
    First Quarter

    Alex Blackwell, Jamie Cornett, Ben Hicks, Jimmie Lovsey, John Miller, Samantha Nichols, Jacklyn Pearson, Paige Westenhaver, Alexis Blackwell, Valerie Hanko, Alex Leigh, Megan Luttrell, Kayla Murray, Samantha Nobbe, Shana Reed, Zac Wilson, Desiree Carroll, Crystal Harris, Diana Leigh, Devin Manning, Cheyenne Myers, Brandon O'Brien and Chance Warner.
    Perfect Attendance
    Hunter Maxey and Levi McWhorter.

  • School Menus

    VANDALIA
    Breakfast
    Monday, Nov. 5 – Pop Tart, cereal, juice and milk.
    Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Sausage gravy and biscuit, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Cereal, toast, fruit and milk.
    Thursday, Nov. 8 – Belgian waffle, juice and milk.
    Friday, Nov. 9 – Muffin/cereal, fruit and milk.
    Lunch
    Grades K-8
    Monday, Nov. 5 – Pizza cheese crunchers, romaine/leaf lettuce salad, red pepper strips, mandarin oranges and milk. Junior high – Taco quesedilla.

  • Jefferson Primary Fun Fest

    Jefferson Primary School in Vandalia will hold its annual Fun Fest this Friday, from 5-8 p.m.
    The Fun Fest will include a variety of games and activities, as well as a hot dog and chili supper.
    From 4:30-8 p.m., Hosick Motors in Vandalia is holding a Chrysler Drive for the Kids fundraiser. During that time, any licensed driver who is at least 18 years old may test drive a Chrysler Town & Country and raise money for the school. Each driver earns a $10 donation for the school.

  • Honor Roll

    Brownstown Junior-Senior High School
    First Quarter
    Seniors
    High Honors  – Kayla Black, Brittany Kistler, Hannah McDonald, Kristen Pontious, Austin Rhodes, Shelby Rine, Matthew Sefton and Kaitlin Yorde.
    Honors – Sue DuFaux, Austin Hunter, Tara Johnson, Mendy Romans, India Sidwell, Ashton Smith and Sarah Swain.
    Juniors
    High Honors – Danielle Austin, Katie Carson, Lakin Evans, Bethany Oberlink and Michaela Walk.