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Education

  • College Graduates

    Life Christian University
    Marcia Curry Haslett received a bachelor’s degree from Life Christian University in Tampa, Fla., this summer.
    Haslett has been attending a satellite school in Swansea and on Sunday, June 26, the graduation was celebrated by graduates, families and friends of the Life Bible Institute, hosted by Life Church. Shirley Curry of Vandalia attended.
    Haslett is the daughter of Shirley Curry and the late Jim Curry of Vandalia.

  • Schaal part of successful LLC judging team

    The 2010-2011 Lake Land College livestock judging team has had a memorable season, winning seven of 11 competitions.

  • St. Elmo Schools set registration

    Registration days for St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School will be:
    • Aug. 1 – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Aug. 2 – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Aug. 1 – 6-8 p.m. – Seventh-grade orientation/registration for all seventh-grade students and parents.
    All students, including those new to the district and district students who attend classes in Vandalia, should register at that time.

  • College Graduates

    SIUE
    Molly Keppler received a bachelor’s degree in education during commencement exercises at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville on Saturday, May 7.

  • FCHD offering school immunizations

    Fayette County Health Department is offering back-to-school immunization clinics.
    Immunizations are required for students entering kindergarten and ninth grade.
    Children entering kindergarten usually need Kinrix and  M.M.R.V. vaccines. Students entering the ninth grade are required to have Tetanus.
    The cost for vaccine administration for children is $23 for the first immunization, then $10 for each additional immunization given that day.
    Illinois Department of Public Aid or Kid Care cards are accepted.

  • Knights Donate to TLC Classes

    The Vandalia Knights of Columbus presented in May a $500 donation to TLC classes at Jefferson Primary School in Vandalia.

    With this donation, the classes purchased a new Mobile Activity Player. The donation was made possible through donations given during the Knights' annual MH candy (Tootsie Roll) drive. In these photos, Mike Sahr of the Knights of Columbus presents the donations.

  • KC holds open community forum at Vandalia Campus

    The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Education Center hosted a 2011 Community Engagement Open Community Forum with the board chairman and college president on Monday, June 27.
    Kaskaskia College staff and community members together discussed the operations of the college. A brief overview of the Illinois Community College System was provided, as well as a description of the Kaskaskia College District 501 and the various Kaskaskia College Education Centers and services centers.

  • KC offers eBay class

    Kaskaskia College will offer a "How to Buy and Sell on ebay" class at the KC Vandalia Campus on Saturdays, July 9, 16 and 23,  from 8:30 to 11 a.m.  
     Students will learn to turn items from their attics and basements into cash by using online auction sites.
    This hands-on computer class teaches the students how to put unwanted items up for sale on eBay.
    This course is designed for the beginner online auctioneer.  It will include demonstrations on  how to post items on eBay.

  • College Graduates

    SIUE
    R. Mackenzie Holaday of Vandalia graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville on May 6. Holaday graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing.

  • VCSF Scholarships

    The Vandalia Community Schools Foundation awarded two $1,000 scholarships to the top two of 19 scholarship applicants: Morgan Hll (second from left), daughter of Dave and Tammy Hall. and Nicole Wells (second from right), daughter of  Darin and Melissa Wells. Presenting the scholarships were Sandy Peyton (left) and Sharon LaDage (right).

    The scholarship money will be held for them until graduation, and will be awarded to the school of their choice at that time.