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Education

  • Jefferson School receives $800 grant

    Jefferson Primary School in Vandalia recently announced that Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, donated $800 toward the purchase of communication-enhancing software for the speech-language department.  
    This grant originated with a request from Nate Prater, account manager, through Pioneer Community Investment. The funds will be directed toward the speech-language therapy department.
    The grant will specifically be used to purchase Boardmaker software for the school’s speech-language pathologists.

  • Donations from Brownstown Alumni Group

    The Brownstown Alumni Association recently presented donations to the Brownstown Sports Boosters and the Brownstown CUSD No. 201 Foundation. In the first photo, Sandra Stine (left) secretary and treasurer of the alumni association, presents a $400 check to the Brownstown Sports Boosters officers, from left: Deb Hunter, treasurer; Taffy Hall, vice president; and Pam Gurtner, president.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Nov. 15 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Nov. 16 – Breakfast on stick.
    Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Nov. 18 – Choice of cereal, chocolate doughnut.   
    Friday, Nov. 19 – No school.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Nov. 15 – Hot dog on bun, baked beans, corn chips, pear half and milk.    

  • Honor Roll

    Vandalia Elementary
    First Quarter
    Honor Roll

  • Golf Field Trip

  • BES participates in Walk at School Day

    Brownstown Elementary School joined schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to/at School Day on Oct. 6.
    Approximately 181 students from Brownstown Elementary School, directed by Sandra Stine, physical education teacher, walked at school during PE time.
    Giveaways were given to all students who participated in the walking by the Brownstown Village Board, and apples were donated by Masons Masonry in Brownstown.

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Cake decorating class
    The Kaskaskia College Community Education Office will offer a cake decorating class at the KC Vandalia Campus.
     The class will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The registration number for the class is COED 5439 VA02W  
    Students will learn the basics of cake decorating. They will learn to use the tools of the trade to create icing effects and a beautiful cake. Students will create a cake to take home. The cost is $40; students over 60 may register for supply cost of $20.

  • School Menus-Nov. 4, 2010

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Nov. 8 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Blueberry waffles.
    Wednesday, Nov. 10 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Nov. 11 – No school.   
    Friday, Nov. 12 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    • Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Nov. 8 – Crispito, Mexican rice, peaches, yogurt and milk.    

  • Despite some improvements, test scores show some students at risk of getting 'left behind'

    The Vandalia School Board last week heard from Superintendent Rich Well that though progress is being made, the district did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010 standardized test scores.
    The district’s scores were 71.8 percent in reading and 74.2 percent in math. The state standard – which goes up each year by 7.5 percent – is currently 77.5 percent, and next year it will rise to 85 percent. The state’s goal is to have 100 percent of the state’s students meeting the standards by 2014.

  • Social networking class at KC Vandalia


    The Kaskaskia College Community Education Office will offer a social networking class at the KC Vandalia Campus.
     The class will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 13 and 20. The registration number for the class is COED 8037 VA01W.
    Students will learn to use Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites to their advantage. This course will include building pages, security and customizing pages. The fee is $20 for students under 60; students over 60 free of charge. Computer experience is required.