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Education

  • 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

  • Nurses Pinned at KC

  • 'A-Haunting We Will Go'

    Vandalia Community High School last Friday presented a play titled "A-Haunting We Will Go." The two-act play included a cast of  about 20 students. In the first photo, Chelsey Stewart gestures while Stephanie Boas, left, Ellie Ehrat, center, and Olivia Bowen look on. In the second photo, Ehrat reads while Tanner Opfer watches. The play was directed by Melissa Dreas and Marissa Dunn.  

  • School Menus

    VANDALIA
    Breakfast
    Monday, March 28 – Cereal, toast, juice and milk.
    Tuesday, March 29 – Flapstix, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, March 30 – Cereal, toast, fruit and milk.
    Thursday, March 31 – Waffles, syrup, juice and milk.
    Friday, April 1 – Breakfast bake, fruit and milk.
    Lunch
    Grades K-8
    Monday, March 28 – Hot ham and cheese on bun, corn on cob, fresh grapes, pretzel rods and milk. (J.H.) barbecue rib.

  • Vandalia School District retirees will be honored at dinner

    The Vandalia Board of Education will host an Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Junior High School.
    This year's retirees who will be honored includes:
    • Joyce Carmen-Mid-State Special Education assistant director.
    • Darrell Fesser-Okaw Area Vocational Center director.
    • Carl Griffin-OAVC teacher.
    • Cindy Ireland-OAVC teacher.
    • Sandy Irwin-Vandalia Jefferson Primary School teacher.
    • Mike Travelstead-Vandalia Community High School teacher.

  • KC Board OKs honorary degree for Whitten

    At the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, March 17, former Dean of Nursing Mary Lou Whitten of Vandalia was recognized by a formal resolution as the recipient of the Kaskaskia College honorary associate of applied science degree.

  • Davis Trust provides funds for KC's Vandalia Campus

    A Vandalia couple that had no children, but was very fond of children, decided that half of their estate would be used to benefit the local community through Kaskaskia College.