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Education

  • 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

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    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.

  • Brownstown Alumni Reunion

    The Brownstown Alumni Reunion was held on Saturday, July 16, at the American Legion in Vandalia.

  • Back to School

    To view Vandalia School District enrollment forms, go to:

    http://www.vcs.fayette.k12.il.us/

  • Back to School

    The Kaskaskia College Early Childhood Education Program is now taking applications for the fall 2011 semester.
    The Early Childhood Education Program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to prepare themselves for employment, to continue their education at an institution of higher learning and to develop a more satisfactory philosophy of life.

  • Back to School

    Partners in Reading celebrated its 14th year of mentoring and reading to Vandalia elementary students with a dinner in the spring. Jefferson Primary School and Vandalia Elementary School held luncheons in April and May to honor volunteer readers.

    he program runs from October to April, with adult volunteers going into the schools one day a week to read to a student during the student's lunch hour. Adults who are interested in participating in the program during the 2011-12 school year should call 283-0671.