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Today's News

  • Back to School

    To view Vandalia School District enrollment forms, go to:

    http://www.vcs.fayette.k12.il.us/

  • Back to School

    Jefferson Primary School
    • Registration-$38  
    • Kindergarten snack fee-$15
    per semester
    Vandalia Elementary School
    • Registration-$38  
    Vandalia Jr. High School
    • Registration-$44  
    • P.E. shirts-$6.50
    • P.E. shorts-$6.50
    • Athletic fee-$40
    • Band fee-$2  
    • Band book (Grades 6-7)-$9  
    • Music (Grade 5)-$5  
    • Music (Grade 6)-$2  
    • Art (Grades 6-8)-$3  

  • Back to School

    The Kaskaskia College Early Childhood Education Program is now taking applications for the fall 2011 semester.
    The Early Childhood Education Program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to prepare themselves for employment, to continue their education at an institution of higher learning and to develop a more satisfactory philosophy of life.

  • Back to School

    Partners in Reading celebrated its 14th year of mentoring and reading to Vandalia elementary students with a dinner in the spring. Jefferson Primary School and Vandalia Elementary School held luncheons in April and May to honor volunteer readers.

    he program runs from October to April, with adult volunteers going into the schools one day a week to read to a student during the student's lunch hour. Adults who are interested in participating in the program during the 2011-12 school year should call 283-0671.

  • Back to School

    Tools for School
    dates, times set

    Tools for School, a program that provides free school supplies for Fayette County students in need, will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia on the following dates and times:
    • Wednesday, Aug. 10 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    •Thursday, Aug. 11 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 12 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 13 – 9 a.m.-noon.
    The program is open to all students in need in grades K-12.

  • Back to School

    It’s hard to believe as wealthy as America is, and with the government programs that are available, that there are children who do not get enough to eat outside of school, but it’s true. It’s true here in Vandalia.
    It is this simple fact that prompted Parkview Free Methodist Church to start Backpack Food for Kids in Jefferson Primary School just across the street from their building.

  • Back to School

    Kaskaskia College will be hosting a special fall 2011 Registration Day at the main campus on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Departments providing services for the day will include advisement, admissions and registration, placement testing, financial aid, library, cashier’s office and bookstore.
    Advising will be available on a walk-in basis that day.
    Kaskaskia’s Children’s Learning Center staff will also be available for families to register their children for childcare.

  • Back to School

    Vandalia
    Registration for students in all Vandalia schools will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Vandalia Junior High School.
    Brownstown
    Brownstown Community Unit Schools will be holding registration for the 2011-12 school year for both the elementary school and junior-senior high school on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., in the elementary school cafeteria.
    All students, including those new to the district and special education students, should register at this time.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Aug. 4, 2011

    By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma
    Evergreen Outreach began on  Monday to the sound of piano being played by the nimble fingers of Pam Childers.  She played many old EO favorites like "I’ve Been Working on the Railroad," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Oh, Suzanna" and "Old Smoky." Thanks, Pam.

  • Church Briefs

    Blood drive Tuesday at Liberty Christian

    A blood drive will be held next Tuesday at Liberty Christian Church from 2:30-6:30 p.m.
    Donors are entered in a drawing to win a $250 weekly gas card, and will be entered in a car giveaway sweepstakes.
    Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by visiting www.redcrossblood.org. Use the Liberty Christian code to schedule an appointment.
    All donors must present a photo identification.

    Garage sale this Saturday at Liberty