• VCSD Receives Grant

    The Vandalia Community Unit School District recently received a $4,000 grant from the South Central Illinois Health Coalition, along with CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) curriculum and materials after each of the district's four buildings began a coordinated school health program.

  • Honor Rolls

    Fifth Grade

  • Zumba Class at VES

    Parents and students at Vandalia Elementary School participated in a free zumba session with instructor Kendra Houghtaling.

  • Honor Roll

    Second Quarter
    High Honors
    Fifth grade-Brooke Benhoff, Melany Challans, Addison Eddy, Ean Forbus, Brenna Hayes, Chloe Hill, Matthew Lay, Blain Marx, Benjamin Morell, Levi Rhodes and Gretta Simon.
    Sixth grade-Kendell Adermann, Andrew Carroll, Madison Compton, Drew Masset, Madison Miller, Amber Pease, Shay Peterson, Cecelia Ritter, Hayden Seaton, Samantha Stokes and Halli Troxell.
    Seventh grade-Sadie Simon.
    Eighth grade-Britney Bolyard.

  • Shimkus nominates Sefton for academy

    A Brownstown resident is among the 22 area students who Congressman John Shimkus (R-Ill., 15th District) has nominated for military academies.

  • Honor Rolls

    Second Quarter
    High Honors – Fourth grade-Annie Chandler and Nathan Grull; fifth grade-Cassi Payne; and sixth grade-Joel Bloemker, Leah Critcheloe, Taralyn Taylor, Makenzie Walk and Brittney Wuehler.
    Honors – Fourth grade-Julianna Berg, Jarrett Graumenz, Kyli Kitchen and Quinton Logan; fifth grade-Olivia Campbell and Jordyn Holman; and sixth grade-Elizabeth Austin, Seth Rees and Max Schraer.

    First Semester

  • College News

    Erin Keely Hines of Maryland Heights, Mo., was among the fall graduates at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 21.

  • Donation to World Vision Ministries

    Students at Mid-America Preparatory School in Herrick display the total that they raised for World Vision Ministries ($877.31).

    This will benefit families and communities in Third-World countries. The students raised the money by doing extra chores for their family two weeks in December, and donated all of their earnings. This money will go to the purchase of a goat, chicken, life-saving medicines, schooling, etc.

  • Box Tops for Education

    Sha Tedrick's kindergarten class at Jefferson Primary School show off the extra Box Tops for Education coupons that JPS received from Walmart.

    Those coupons will generate $250 for the school. The school also collects box tops and send these all in. For 1,000 bonus boxtops, the school receives $100. The money is used to obtain things for classrooms, such as SMART Boards, prizes and LeapPads, and the school has also applied some of the money toward playground equipment. Residents of the community are asked to give Box Tops for Education box tops to the school.

  • Kicking Off a New Semester

    Vandalia Community High School kicked off the second semester on Monday morning with an all-school PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support) assembly.   Below at left, band members Jalea Paslay, Johanna Walton and Kiah Waschle perform a number during the assembly. Below at right is Gabrielle Dossett, one of the winners in the school's recent talent show to perform on Monday.