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Education

  • Partners in Reading orientation is Sept. 30

    October 4 begins the 16th year of Partners in Reading, a program through which adult volunteers read to elementary students over a lunch hour one day a week.
    Sherry Schneider, Jill Jewel and Pam Baker are the coordinators of the program. Phyllis Rames and Baker started the program in 1995.
    Studies have shown that children make more rapid progress in reading and language skills when they have been read to by adults.

  • School Menus-Sept. 9, 2010

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Sept. 13 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Sept. 14 – Choice of cereal and chocolate doughnut.
    Wednesday, Sept. 15 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Sept. 16 – Breakfast sausage and cheese bagel.   
    Friday, Sept. 17 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • School Menus

         VANDALIA
    Breakfast
    Monday, Sept. 6 – No school.
    Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Cereal, toast, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Sept. 8 – Waffles, juice and milk.
    Thursday, Sept. 9 – Cereal, toast, fruit and milk.
    Friday, Sept. 10 – Flapstix, juice and milk.
    Lunch
    Grades K-8
    Monday, Sept. 6 – No school.
    Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Chicken quesadilla, corn, fresh strawberries, brownie, bread and milk. (J.H.) pepperoni tornado.

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Intro to Internet & e-mail
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Community Education will offer an introduction to the Internet and e-mail class at the Vandalia Campus.
    This class will be held Saturdays, September 18 and 25, and Oct. 2, from 9-11:30 a.m.
    The registration number is LLI 7025 VA01D. 
     This basic class is designed to familiarize students with how to use e-mail, learn about establishing free e-mail accounts and how to use the Internet for learning, shopping, and business.

  • VCHS Band Performs

    The Vandalia Community High School marching band performed at last Friday's opening football game. In the first, tuba player Patrick Bauer plays on the field prior to the game. In the second photo,Hannah Edwards plays in the stands during the game. In the third photo, the drum line leads the VCHS football team onto the field at the start of the game.

  • New Brownstown Teachers

    The Brownstown School District has two new teachers this year. Elizabeth Warren, left, is the instrumental music instructor for grades 5-12, and Lisa Beck is a special education teacher at the high school.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Aug. 30 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Choice of cereal, chocolate doughnut.
    Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Choice of cereal, blueberry muffin.   
    Thursday, Sept. 2 – Bacon scramble breakfast pizza.   
    Friday, Sept. 3 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • College graduate

    Bradley University
    Rose Freeman of Vandalia graduated from Bradley University in May with a degree in marketing.
    Freeman, the daughter of Phil and Melody Freeman, is now employed as an admissions representative at Bradley University.

  • CEFS awards scholarships to students

    The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. Board of Directors recently awarded $18,900 in educational scholarships to 30 individuals who are pursuing post-secondary education.
    The educational scholarships were made available through funding provided by the Community Services Block Grant Program from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp.’s Community Service Block Grant Scholarship Program was established in 1985.

  • School bus safety tips offered

    Julie Wollermann
    Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools

    As schools reopen, it is important to remember school bus safety.
    Across the US, a disturbing trend has emerged – motorists who fail to stop for school buses in loading zones have caused an Increase in fatalities.
    Nearly half of the deaths across the nation that occurred near school buses were attributed to motorists who failed to stop for a school bus that had activated its red lights and stop arm.