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Education

  • KICK Pet Care Class at Vandalia KC

    The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus recently held a “Pet Care” class offered through the KC KICK Program.

    Students learned how to properly care for their pets. They learned to properly feed, handle and bath their pets. There were two dogs present for hands-on training. Pictured are students who attended:  Savannah Bumgardner (Ramsey), Karlie Schilling (Carlyle), Lahela Jones (Ramsey), Jake Hardy (Centralia) and Gage Hardy (Centralia).

  • VCHS class of 1952 holds 60-year reunion June 22-24

    The Vandalia High School graduating class of 1952 celebrated its 60th anniversary the weekend of June 22-24.

  • St. Elmo registration is next week

    Registration days for the St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. next Wednesday and Thursday.
    Orientation and registration for seventh-grade students and their parents will be held from 6-8 p.m. on July 31.
    All students, including those new to the district and district students who attend classes in Vandalia, should register at those times.
    Junior-Senior High students enrolled in physical education classes are required to wear physical education uniforms. Uniforms can be purchased at registration for $10.

  • College News

    Durbin earns master’s degree
    Lacey Jo Durbin of Vandalia recently completed her master’s degree in occupational therapy at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Kaskaskia College News

    Extended hours on main campus
    Kaskaskia College will hold extended hours of service on the main campus Aug. 6-31 for the convenience of students registering for fall 2012 classes.
    During this time, Financial Aid, Academic Advising, Admissions and Registration, and Cashier’s offices – and the college bookstore – will be open Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., and Fridays, from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    For more information, contact the college at 545-3000.

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  • Rohlfing earns doctorate degree

    Tracy Rohlfing, formerly of Vandalia, recently graduated with a doctor of education degree from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
    Rohlfing taught in both Brownstown and Vandalia.
    Her dissertation topic, “California Female Superintendents with Longevity,” explored the leadership qualities of female superintendents who had five or more years tenure in their current positions, which resulted in 10 common leadership trends.
    Rohlfing is currently employed with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

  • Three Vandalia teachers honored by IEA

    Vandalia teachers Sherry Schneider, Amy Vieregge and Todd Ehlers were recognized as Outstanding Teachers by the Illinois Education Association at the IEA Annual Awards Banquet at the N.O. Nelson Complex of the Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville.

  • Attend GC Music Camp

    Bailey Jones and Haele Ruble attended the Greenville College Music Camp at Greenville college from June 10-15.

    Jones and Ruble are drum majors and will lead the Marching Vandals at Vandalia Community High School this fall.

  • KC Vandalia Campus

    How to Buy and Sell on eBay
    The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus will host a class entitled “How to Buy and Sell on eBay” in July.
    Students will learn to turn items from the attic and basement into cash using online auction sites.
    This hands-on class teaches how to put your unwanted items up for sale on eBay. This course is designed for the beginner online auctioneer.
    The instructor will demonstrate how to post items on eBay.

  • College News

    EIU
    More than 1,090 undergraduate students have been named to Eastern Illinois University’s spring 2012 deans’ list.
    The deans’ list at EIU recognizes undergraduates with a declared major whose academic performance has been excellent.
    Students who achieve a GPA of 3.80-4.00 (on a 4.00 scale) while completing a minimum of 12 graded semester hours, excluding credit/no credit grades, in a fall or spring semester will be named to the deans’ list.