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Education

  • Brownstown See You at the Pole

    About 45 students gathered around the flag pole at Brownstown Junior-Senior High last Wednesday morning for "See You at the Pole," a time of prayer.

    After the service, several area churches provided breakfast for those students who participated. In the second photo, from left to right, are Eddie Carson, Kaylee Sefton and Jordan Evans.

  • BES Tennis Class

    Working with Vandalia PE teacher, Brian Buscher,  Brownstown Elementary School coordinated an available time on the tennis courts as a follow up to the sixth-grade tennis unit.

    Shown are students in Sandra Stine's physical education class at BES:  Stephen Berg, Shaelee Karrick, Dalton Lawson, Zachary Logsdon, Samantha Long, Caitlyn Mason, Brooke Mayfield, Sierra Orechobesky, Makenzie Parkison, Jordan Primo, Taylor Rine, Brittany Sidwell, Jason Struble, Donavon Weatherman, Morgan Wells and Dakota White.

  • MG Trap Team finishes season

    The Mulberry Grove Trap Team competed at the Sam Jenny Memorial Shoot on July 10 in Highland.

  • October Classes at Vandalia KC Campus

    October classes
    There is no excuse for not having something to do in October. Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus has a wide assortment of classes for all interests.
    On Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13 and 20, a pencil drawing (COED 7003VA01E) class will be held with KC art instructor Tim Wight. The class will meet from 6-8 p.m. in the student commons area.

  • Eating with the Stars

    The latest award in the Jefferson Primary School's rewards program was a field trip to Vandalia Community High School, where JPS kindergarten and first-grade students enjoyed a picnic with VCHS athletes.

    In the first photo, the JPS and VCHS students spread out on the football practice field. In the second photo, VCHS student Rachel Hedrick helps first-grader Kylee Meseke with her juice packet.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Oct. 3 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Oct. 4 – French toast sticks w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Choice of cereal, muffin.   
    Thursday, Oct. 6 – Choice of cereal, cinnamon tastrie.   
    Friday, Oct. 7 – No school.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Oct. 3 – Corn dog, carrot sticks, sliced peaches, chocolate pudding cup and milk.    

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Yoga exercise class
    Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus and the Fayette County YMCA are joining together again to offer a highly sought after yoga exercise class.
     In Yoga, the body is treated with care and respect for it is the primary instrument in man's work and growth. Yoga exercises improve circulation, stimulate the abdominal organs and put pressure on the glandular system of the body, which can generally result to better health.

  • Grant funds available

    Students enrolling in a career and technical education program at Kaskaskia College may be eligible for services through Carl Perkins Grant funds.
    All students receiving Perkins assistance must be eligible for federal financial aid.
    Eligible students must fit into one of the following classifications: economically disadvantaged, disabled, non-traditional, limited-English proficient, single parent or displaced homemaker.
    For eligibility and qualifications information, students should contact the Perkins Project coordinator, Victoria Rice, at 545-3067.

  • LLCC will sponsor 'Chickfest' on Oct. 1

    Lincoln Land Community College student groups will sponsor “Chickfest,” a celebration of women’s music and art, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on the Springfield campus.
    Admission for musical performances is $3 for the day; all other events are free.

  • 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.