• 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
    Kyzara Hissong.
    Stephen Berg, Zachary Logsdon and Dakota White.
    Elissa Baron, Elizabeth Biggs, Jacob Bloemker, Chloe Carson, Laura Gurtner, Kayla Haslett and Colton Payne.

    Emmett Chandler, Lane Himes, Amber Sarchet and Lane Thompson.
    Evyn Barker, Sierra Orechovesky and Makenzie Parkison.

  • 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

    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.
    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.

  • School board handles personnel matters

    The Vandalia Board of Education took the following action at its meeting on Tuesday.
    • Approved resignations of Brianne Henry (OKAW and VCHS) and James Moore (VCHS).
    • Approved the planned retirements of Russ Smock (Sept. 30, 2014), Mike Hicks (June 30, 2014), Kevin Schroeder (June 2015), Kim Schroeder (June 2016), Connie Lamb (June 2014), John Tedrick (June 2016) and Emma Sue Rabe (June 2015).

  • School Menus

    Monday, March 21 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, March 22 – Pancake w/syrup.
    Wednesday, March 23 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, March 24 – Scrambled eggs, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, March 25 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Monday, March 21 – Corn dog, baked beans, sliced pears and milk.