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Education

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, May 2 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, May 3 – Sausage egg, cheese biscuit.
    Wednesday, May 4 – Choice of cereal, blueberry muffin.   
    Thursday, May 5 – Scrambled eggs, sausage link, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, May 6 – Oatmeal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, May 2 – Crispito, Mexican rice, sliced peaches, yogurt and milk.    

  • Prehistoric performance

    A recent musical performance by first graders at Jefferson Primary School featured a dinosaur theme.

    In the first photo, Leo Krueger, Molly Malloy and Dawsyn Evans sing a song. In the second photo, Heidi Toler (front) and Caleb Caswell (rear) perform the actions to another song. In the third photo, Principal Donna Cripe walks through the halls of the school, which were decorated to look like a jungle.

  • Shreve awarded scholarship

    Megan Shreve of Vandalia was awarded an $8,500 merit-based Presidential Scholarship from MacMurray College.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, April 18 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, April 19 – Choice of cereal, doughnut.
    Wednesday, April 20 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, April 21 – No school.   
    Friday, April 22 – No school.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, April 18 – Hot dog on bun, baked beans, corn chips, sliced pears and milk.

  • Honor Rolls

    St. Peter Lutheran School
    Third Quarter
    Honors

    FIFTH GRADE
    Luke Bergmann and Baylie Maske.
    SIXTH GRADE
    Caleb Harpster.
    SEVENTH GRADE
    Kinsyl Bell, Brett Harmeier, Lauren Lotz and Deidra Schaal.

    High Honors
    SIXTH GRADE
    Hannah Rubin and Emily Chapman.
    EIGHTH GRADE
    Coltan Harpster.

    Straight A’s
    FIFTH GRADE
    Karsyn Garrison and Adrianne Herbert.
    SIXTH GRADE
    Rachel Bray and Kacie Crain.
    EIGHTH GRADE

  • Deadline for McKee loan is May 1

    May 1 is the deadline for the interest-free loan funded by the Ella McKee Foundation through First National Bank.
    Ella McKee was a Fayette Countian who chose to bequeath a large sum of money to establish an ongoing program whereby qualified young people could obtain a post-high-school education.
    The First National Bank of Vandalia was named trustee to create the Ella G. McKee Foundation to invest and reinvest the assets, and disburse the income “solely for educational purposes and no other.”

  • KC holds GED graduation

    Kaskaskia College recently held a GED graduation ceremony in the Lifelong Learning Center.
    All GED completers are eligible for a Kaskaskia College GED scholarship.
    The scholarship covers tuition and student technology fees and may be awarded for up to 48 credit hours as long as the student meets eligibility requirements and attends consecutive semesters.

  • Retired Teachers offer scholarship

    The Fayette County Retired Teachers Association is offering a scholarship to a student who will be a senior in 2011-12 and is attending an Illinois college.
    To be eligible, students must:
    • Be an education major.
    • Be a graduate of a Fayette County high school.
    • Fill out an application.
    • Include an essay with their application.
    The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 20.
    To apply, contact Billyanna Dugan, president of the group, at 317 W. Randolph St., Vandalia; phone, 283-0642.

  • Honored at IPA Breakfast

    Kayla Bell (second from left) was honored at The Illinois Principal’s Association student recognition breakfast on Wednesday, March 23 at Greenville College.

    Bell is a senior Vandalia student and attends New Approach High School. She is on target to graduate in May and plans to pursue the nursing field following graduation. Annually, students are recognized for their leadership, character and overall pursuit of personal excellence at the IPA event. Kayla attended the ceremony with her principal, Laura Benhoff (left), and two teachers, Emily Nelson and Jessica Sefton.

  • Honor Rolls

    Brownstown Elementary
    Third Quarter
    Honor Roll
    High Honors
    FOURTH GRADE
    Kyzara Hissong.
    FIFTH GRADE
    Stephen Berg, Zachary Logsdon and Dakota White.
    SIXTH GRADE
    Elissa Baron, Elizabeth Biggs, Jacob Bloemker, Chloe Carson, Laura Gurtner, Kayla Haslett and Colton Payne.

    Honors
    FOURTH GRADE
    Emmett Chandler, Lane Himes, Amber Sarchet and Lane Thompson.
    FIFTH GRADE
    Evyn Barker, Sierra Orechovesky and Makenzie Parkison.
    SIXTH GRADE