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Education

  • KC's dual credit program a success

    Kaskaskia College is perceived as one of the state and national leaders in providing dual-credit courses in partnership with the area high schools.
    All dual-credit courses are college-level curricula, with the same quality, competencies and course objectives as those courses offered on the main campus or at an educational center.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Sept. 27 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Sept. 28 – Biscuits and gravy.
    Wednesday, Sept. 29 – Choice of cereal, chocolate doughnut.   
    Thursday, Sept. 30 – Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit.   
    Friday, Oct. 1 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    • Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • VCHS celebrating homecoming

    Vandalia Community High School is celebrating homecoming this week, with a variety of activities planned by the school and the Vandalia Community Schools Foundation.
    The calendar for homecoming week includes:
    THURSDAY
    • 12:14 p.m. – Dance-off, obstacle course, head-banging and tug-of-war. Teachers will do the judging on the best-dressed class competition.
    FRIDAY

  • Sheriff's Scholarship

    Photo by Susie Pontious

    Connor Smith (left), a 2010 graduate of Brownstown High School, was this year's recipient of a $500 Illinois Sheriffs' Association scholarship awarded through the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay presents Smith with the scholarship.

  • 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, Sept. 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.

  • School menus-Sept. 17

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Sept. 20 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Sept. 21 – Pancake w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Sept. 22 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Sept. 23 – Scrambled eggs, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, Sept. 24 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    • Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • VCHS homecoming is next week

    Vandalia Community High School will celebrate homecoming next week.
    The schedule for the week at VCHS includes:
    • Monday Sept. 20 – Camo/Farmer Day.
    • Tuesday Sept. 21 – Senior Citizen Day.
    • Wednesday Sept. 23 – Neon Day.
    • Thursday Sept. 24 – Class Pride Day (Seniors-pink; juniors-blue; sophomores-green; and freshmen-orange).
    • Friday Sept. 24 – School Pride Day.
    Homecoming assemblies during the week include:

  • Knights donate to TLC class

    The Vandalia Knights of Columbus has given a $500 donation to the TLC (Training for Life Choices) class at Vandalia Middle School. With this donation, the classes purchased lower-level reading books and life skills materials to teach students basic life skills and safety. The donation was made possible for these students by donations given during the Knights of Columbus annual MH candy (Tootsie Roll) drive. Mike Sahr, Fayette County Knights of Columbus MH chairman, presents the donation to TLC instructor Alissa Segrest.

  • Kaskaskia College

    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, Sept. 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.

  • 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.