Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Lindsey Vaughn

Vienna High School ranks third least-funded district

By Joshua Stafford Vienna High School Superintendent Evidence Based Funding numbers have been released by the Illinois State Board of Education for school year 2018-19. This continues to be solid evidence of how far each school in the state is either away from adequate funding or in some examples exceeds …

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VGS educators train to aide students better with problems outside the classroom

By Jessica Wettig The faculty and staff at VGS held the first in-house teacher training for Southern Illinois Resiliency Cohort on Monday, Aug. 13. The program is affiliated with the Illinois Education Association (IEA), Adverse Children’s Experiences (ACEs), and other organizations. Superintendent Greg Frehner said the educators are just beginning …

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Vienna High School hosts police active shooter training

On Tuesday, Aug. 7 Vienna High School hosted an Active Intruder Law Enforcement Response Training presentation and demonstration. The event was held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Several law enforcement agencies were in attendance including Vienna and Goreville Police Departments, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, school resource …

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VHS Ag teacher nominated for Life Changer of the Year Award

An anonymous student has nominated Vienna High School agricultural teacher and FFA advisor Jason West for the 2018-19 national LifeChanger of the Year award.             “He is an excellent FFA advisor,” said the student,” and an even better human being. Mr. West deserves recognition for all the hard work and …

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Webb featured speaker at School Safety Conference

Goreville School Superintendent Dr. Steve Webb, a member of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force School Safety Team, was invited to speak at the National School Safety Conference in Orlando, FL this summer. Webb, a certified ALICE Active Shooter Response Instructor, works with schools across the nation to enhance prevention strategies …

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VHS to offer Construction Craft Preparation Program

Vienna High School is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with the Illinois Laborers’ and Contractors Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program (ILCJATP) in a new opportunity for students that are currently juniors. This new opportunity is called the Construction Craft Preparation Program (CCPP). The CCPP is an educational …

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Real estate taxes due next week

Johnson County residents have until Friday, Aug. 17, to pay the first installment of their real estate tax bill. After August 17 there will be a 1 1/2% per month interest charged on any portion of first installment that is unpaid. Tax bills were mailed to property owners on July …

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Local music student wins international essay contest

The International Horn Society presented the 50th annual International Horn Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana from July 30 – August 4, 2018.  Over 500 horn players from across the globe, ranging from high school students to professional players, were in attendance including Emma Wells, a junior at …

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Students return to classes next week

Summer will end for students next week when school for Johnson County begins on August 14. All schools in Johnson County will begin on August 14, and will also be let out early at 11:30, expect for New Simpson Hill, which will be let out at 11:45. The following days, …

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Gribble joins Bailey’s Funeral Home

Michael D. Gribble joining Bailey’s Funeral Home as a funeral director on May 1, 2018. He brings with him many years of experience and a kind heart. Gribble started working in a funeral in 1991 while he was still in high school. He had the opportunity to job shadow at …

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