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Education

  • CEFS awards two scholarships

    The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. Board of Directors recently awarded $8,000 in educational scholarships to 10 individuals who are pursuing post secondary education.

  • KC hosts Ag Cross-Career Workshop

    Reasons to consider a career in agriculture:  $37,111 average starting pay, with some starting salaries reaching more than $43,000.
    There were 52,000 job openings last year in agriculture, with only 32,300 candidates to fill them, a rate of 1.6 jobs per graduate, with the gap widening every year and the projected growth higher than it has ever been.
    This is the outlook for those graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture-related programs.

  • Brownstown Seventh-Graders Visit Buck Stop Archery

    The seventh-grade students at Brownstown Junior High School recently took a field trip to Buck Stop Archery, south of Brownstown.

  • Hudders' work now in art gallery at KC

    There are two ongoing exhibitions now in the Dee and Sue Boswell Art Gallery in the Lifelong Learning Building on the campus of Kaskaskia College.  

  • School Briefs

    Band Boosters'
    Trivia Night

    The Vandalia Band Boosters will hold its inaugural Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday in the Vandalia Junior High School gym.
    Along with the trivia contest, the band parents will hold a live auction. Items to be auctioned off include St. Louis Symphony tickets, an overnight stay at a Drury Inn and a day at a spa. The cost is $15 per person or $120 for a table of eight.
    Those interested in participating may contact Carla Huhn at 283-3181.

    TRS meeting Oct. 18

  • KC Cake Decorating Date Changed

    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a cake decorating class at the Vandalia Campus on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    The registration number is COED 5439 VA01W.
    Students will learn the basics of cake decorating.
    They will not only learn how to make icing, but will learn the importance of icing consistency.
    Students can expect to learn how to make decorative icing flowers, figure piping and lattice work.
    The making of novelty and specialty cakes will also be addressed.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Sept. 26 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, Sept. 28 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Sept. 29 – Sausage, egg and cheese burrito.   
    Friday, Sept. 30 – Breakfast to go.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Sept. 26 – Mini-corn dogs, golden corn, pineapple chunks and milk.    

  • Two VCHS Grads Perform with EIU Band

    The Eastern Illinois University Marching Panthers came to Vandalia Community High School on Friday evening to perform both prior to the varsity football game and at halftime.

  • School Menus-Sept 15, 2011

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Sept. 19 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Biscuits and gravy.
    Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Sept. 22 – Breakfast bites w/syrup.   
    Friday, Sept. 23 – Oatmeal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Sept. 19 – Crispito, Mexican rice, peach half, chilled applesauce and milk.    

  • Patoka FFA Receives Donation

    The Patoka FFA Chapter receives a donation from Dr. Charlie Durbin, owner of Durbin Vet Clinic in St. Peter to help fund student projects.

    The donation was made possible through a promotion from Pfizer Animal Health, a program that allows veterinarians to contribute 1 percent of their Pfizer Animal Health product purchases to local FFA chapter of their choice. Above, Durbin, left, presents the donation to Patoka FFA President Shelby Cain and Vice President Emily Cain.