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Education

  • College News

    SIUE
    Deanna R. Lester graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Dec. 14 with a master’s degree in nursing, with a specialization as a family nurse practitioner.

  • Where Are They Now?

    Ulli Rollinger Munroe

    City where you currently reside: Ocala, Fla., north of Orlando.

  • Drawing Class at KC
  • KC Respiratory Therapy Graduates
  • Tools for School is Aug. 13-16

    Tools for School, a program that provides free school supplies for in-need students from Fayette County (including Brownstown, Farina, Ramsey, St. Elmo, St. Peter and Vandalia), kindergarten-junior college, will be in operation on the following dates, at the following times:
    • Wednesday, Aug. 13 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thursday, Aug. 14  – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 15 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 16 – 9 a.m.-noon.

  • School Registration Information

    BROWNSTOWN
    The Brownstown School District will hold registration from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Monday in the elementary school cafeteria.
    Registration Fees
    • Grades K-6: $95.
    • Grades 7-12: $120; Okaw Vocational fee, $7; driver education, $50; P.E. uniform, $17; biology II, $111.60; and Strategies for Success, $41.85.

    VANDALIA
    Vandalia Community Unit School District #203 will hold district registration at the Vandalia Junior High School on Tuesday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Wednesday, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • College News

    SEMO
    Abby Dugan of Vandalia has received the Midwest Achievement Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2014-215 academic year.
    Dugan is the daughter of David and Angie Dugan of Vandalia, and is a 2014 graduate of Kaskaskia College and 2013 graduate of Vandalia High School.

    Randolph-Macon Academy
    Matthew Sefton, the son of Steve and Donell Sefton of Brownstown, received honorable mention for his performance at the 2014 Randolph-Macon Academy Poetry Slam held on April 30.

  • St. Peter Lutheran Registration

    St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Little Saints Preschool will hold registration for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, July 31, from 1-6 p.m., and on Friday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Registration will take place at the school office. Enter through the main entrance.
    Information regarding the school calendar, tuition assistance, Parent-Teacher League events and sports schedules, as well as an updated school handbook, will be available.

  • Patoka Registration

    The Patoka School District has released registration information for the 2014-15 school year.
    The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 18, with students in session from 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
    For the first two weeks of school, students will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
    Registration will be held under the following schedule:
    • Pre-K – Monday, Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • K-12 – Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 4-5, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 6, noon-6 p.m. The school office will be closed from 11 a.m.-noon each day.

  • St. Elmo Registration

    Registration for St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on July 31 and Aug. 1.
    Seventh-grade orientation for all seventh-graders and their parents will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the junior-senior high cafeteria.
    All students, including those new to the district and district students who attend classes in Vandalia, should register on July 31 or Aug. 1.
    Junior-senior high students enrolled in physical education classes are required to wear P.E. uniforms. Uniforms can be purchased at registration for $12.