• Blood Drive at BHS

    The National Honor Society and Brownstown High School Student
    Council sponsored a blood drive on March 14 in the cafeteria.

    Senior Sue Dufaux is shown giving blood, supported by student council member Emily Frailey. Michele Seabugh is the sponsor for the National Honor Society chapter at  BHS, and Gail Hardiek and Randy Sasse sponsor the student council.

  • National Honor Society at VCHS
  • FFA Coloring Contest at VES

    During National FFA Week, the Vandalia FFA chapter held an agriculture coloring contest for students in grades 2-4 at Vandalia Elementary School.

    The winner from each class was given candy as a prize from the FFA. The winners from each class are shown above. In front, from left to right, are Macie Zumwalt, Olivia Dunn, Johanna Shields, Anna Osborne, Ivan Daiber, Elizabeth Petryshyn and Holly Lidy. In back are Rainey Wehrle, Leo Krueger, Averi Cunningham, Gaige Beall,  Lauren Hagy, Evan Smalls and Logan Supp.

  • Birds of Prey at VJHS

    Students at Vandalia Junior High School were treated to a program last Wednesday that featured several birds of prey – hawks, falcons, owls and even a bald eagle.

    The program was provided by the World Bird Sanctuary, an organization headquartered in Valley Park, Mo., just west of St. Louis. The birds in the program included (as pictured) a great horned owl, a bald eagle, a red-tailed hawk and a barn owl.

  • Passes 1,000-Point Mark

    Brownstown High School Senior, Kaitlin Yorde, left, was recently recognized for scoring more than 1,000 points during her varsity career in scholar Bowl.

    Yorde is shown with BHS scholar bowl coach Travis Redden. 

  • Honor Roll

    Third Nine Weeks
    Second Grade

  • Kaskaskia College

    Construction project management degree
    Responding to the industrial needs of its district, Kaskaskia College has announced that the Illinois Community College Board has recently approved an associate of applied science degree in construction project management.
    Classes for this two-year degree program are slated to begin in the fall 2013 semester. Classes are tentatively scheduled to meet on Fridays only, for approximately eight hours. Professor Steve Mandrell will head up the program.

  • Lester receives teaching award

    Jenny Lester, third-grade teacher at Vandalia Elementary School, was recently honored with a Region 5 Illinois Education Association (IEA) Outstanding Teacher Award.

  • Lake Land CC releases info about graduation

    Graduation may seem far off, but it’s right around the corner at Lake Land College.
    Important information for students and parents about graduation and preparing for graduation is as follows:
    • Measurements for caps and gowns will be held through March 30 in the Lake Land College Bookstore. The bookstore is open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Students may now purchase graduation announcements in the Lake Land College Bookstore.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Lasagna gardening class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a lasagna gardening class at the Vandalia Campus from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.
    The registration number is COED 5435 VA01W.
    Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich, fluffy soil with very little work from the gardener.