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Education

  • KC Vandalia Campus

    ‘Writing Your Life Story’
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a “Writing Your Life Story” class at the Vandalia Campus on Mondays, Sept.10-Oct. 1, from 6-8 p.m.
    The registration number is LLI 7607 VA01E.
    Writing the story of your life can heal, inspire and entertain, and only you can do it. This course leads you quickly through the process from idea to manuscript, helping you write like a pro.
    The cost for students under 60 is $40; students over 60 may register at no cost.

  • Honor Rolls

    Mid-America Prepatory School
    SECOND SEMESTER
    A Honor Roll
    High school-Traven Allen, Maria Brown, Alexis Gillespey and Kayla Miller.
    Junior high-Jaisa Wehrle
    A Average Honor Roll
    High school-Megan Beck, Kyle Binnion, Chantal Hosin, Caleb Rakestraw and Hannah Wagner.
    Junior high-Gracie Morrison.
    B Honor Roll
    Junior high-Christian Dolan.
    B Average Honor Roll
    High school-Tiana Cox.
    Junior high-Isaac Cox.

  • Tie-Dye Class

    The KC Vandalia Campus held a tie-dye T-shirt-making class this summer through the Kids In College at Kaskaskia Program.

  • School Briefs

    All-School Reunion banquet is Sept. 22

    Reservations are now being accepted for the banquet being held as part of the Vandalia Community High School All-School Reunion.
    The reunion is held during the VCHS homecoming weekend, with the banquet set for the evening of Saturday, Sept. 22, at the American Legion Home in Vandalia
    A social hour with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., and dinner is from 6:30-8 p.m.

  • KC Trustee Scholarships
  • School Menus

    RAMSEY
    Breakfast
    Monday, Aug. 27 – Granola bar, cereal, juice and milk.
    Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Cinnamon raisin biscuit, cereal, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Oatmeal, toast, cereal, juice and milk.
    Thursday, Aug. 30 – Yogurt, cereal, juice and milk.
    Friday, Aug. 31 – Biscuit and gravy, cereal, juice and milk.
    Lunch
    Monday, Aug. 27 – Chicken nuggets, tater tots, baby carrots, bread and fruit.
    Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Tacos, lettuce and cheese, refried beans, corn and fruit.

  • First Day of School in Brownstown

    The Brownstown School District got the new school year under way last week.

    In the first photo, sophomore Ryan Skinner was the first student spotted upstairs at Brownstown High School on Thursday, the first student attendance day. In the second photo, senior Ashton Smith arrived at Brownstown High School with her school supplies ... and a smile. In the third photo, Brownstown Elementary School third-grade teacher Lesli Lloyd is shown with two of her students, Dillan Powell and Larissa Moulton. Photos were provided by BCUSD teacher Sandra Stine.

  • School Menus

    The new USDA meal pattern regulations require schools to serve more vegetables and whole grains.
    The Vandalia School District will be incorporating a variety of different vegetables and whole grain products into its menus to follow those regulations.
    District cafeteria personnel hope the students will try these new vegetables and whole grains, and create healthier eating habits for themselves.
    Thursday, Aug. 16 – No school – teachers’ inservice.
    Friday, Aug. 17 – No breakfast or lunch – early dismissal.
    Breakfast

  • KC Vandalia

    Fall PE classes
    Kaskaskia College and the Fayette County YMCA will be offering a variety of physical education classes for the upcoming fall semester.
    Courses include:
    • Jogging – This course is an individualized program of running activities for self-motivated runners.
    Each student will meet with the instructor. At that time, a schedule of training sessions will be agreed upon for the semester.

  • College News

    Illinois College
    Whitney Hagy graduated from Illinois College in May.