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Education

  • Vandalia homecoming court named

    The Vandalia Community High School homecoming court was recently selected. 

    Homecoming will be celebrated at the Sept. 9 football game.

  • Regional superintendents caught in the political crossfire

    Julie Wollerman has a job to do, and she’s not going to let a little thing like a paycheck get in the way.

    She – like all the regional superintendents of schools around the state – hasn’t seen the eagle fly since July 1, yet she is still on the job. And it doesn’t look like anything will be changing soon.

    “People ask me why I don’t just quit working,” Wollerman said.

  • Beginning quilting class at KC Vandalia

    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a beginning quilting class at the Vandalia Campus.
    This class will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 31 and ending Sept. 14. The registration number is COED 5440 VA01D.
    This class will examine all of the necessary tools for hand- and machine-piecing of quilt blocks. Each week, the tools and their use will be demonstrated, as well as students putting the cut fabric pieces into a block.

  • KC to offer CNA class at Vandalia Campus

    Kaskaskia College will offer a certified nurse assistant class at Vandalia Campus.
    The classes will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings, as well as Saturdays, beginning Sept. 7 and ending Nov. 21.
    Class sessions will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. on Mondays; 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday; and from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturdays.   The six clinical days may be different than regular class days and times.
    The nurse assistant course is a seven credit hour class that includes classroom and laboratory experiences.

  • College News

    Ehrat on Millikin
    dance team

    The Millikin University dance team, "The Sapphires," earned two awards at the recent Universal Dance Association College Camp, qualifying them for the UDA Nationals.
    The Sapphires won a second-place trophy for home routine and earned a superior trophy for overall performance.
    The members of the team include Ellie Ehrat of Shobonier, a 2011 graduate of Vandalia Community High School.

    Mather graduates
    from Baker College

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Aug. 29 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Aug. 30 – Choice of cereal, cinnamon roll.
    Wednesday, Aug. 31 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Sept. 1 – Bacon scramble, breakfast pizza.   
    Friday, Sept. 2 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • Brownstown School District Personnel
  • School Menus

    VANDALIA
    Breakfast
    Monday, Aug. 22 – Jumpstart breakfast and milk.
    Tuesday, Aug. 23 – Belgian waffle stix, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Aug. 24 – Muffin/cereal, fruit and milk.
    Lunch
    Grades K-8
    Monday, Aug. 22 – Cheese pizza cruncher stix, combination salad, sliced peaches, fruit juice bar and milk (J.H.) chicken quesadilla.
    Tuesday, Aug. 23 – Wafer sliced ham on white grain bun, corn on the cob, fruit salad, pretzel rods and milk. (J.H.) barbecue rib.

  • ROE hosts new teacher training

    Julie R. Wollerman, regional superintendent of Schools for Bond, Fayette and Effingham counties, hosted a training session for new teachers on Friday, Aug. 5, at Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant in Vandalia.
    Sixteen teachers from across the three counties attended the event, which featured presentations by two educational consultants and Wollerman.
    Bill LaDage, a retired Vandalia administrator and a school improvement consultant, spoke to the group of new teachers about classroom management and discipline techniques.

  • Ramsey has 3 new administrators

    When school starts this Friday, new people will occupy the top three administrative positions in the Ramsey Community School District.

    At the helm of the district will be Superintendent Melissa Ritter. She’ll be joined by High School Principal Ginger Edwards and Grade School Principal Sterling Montgomery.
    All three have considerable teaching and administrative experience, but will be taking a step up in their new positions.