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Keene is Collinsville Unit 10’s Teacher of the Month

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Jennifer Keene, Collinsville Unit 10 December Teacher of the Month, with Rick Kincheloe of Edward Jones, the award's sponsor / Photo by Roger Starkey

A school-wide assembly, a special guest, a surprised recipient of the Teacher of the Month award; the scene is quickly becoming a welcome Collinsville tradition. Jennifer Keene, the Twin Echo Elementary School reading specialist, was the teacher who shook her head in surprise Friday after hearing her name called by special guest Rick Kincheloe, the […]

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Collinsville High School student winner in national scholarship contest

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Kaitlin Carlson

An essay submitted by Collinsville High School senior Kaitlin Carlson to a national contest earned her a college scholarship and a trip to Philadelphia. Carlson’s essay about equal pay for equal work was one of six winners in the 17th Annual NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest. The National Foundation for Women Legislators partnered […]

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Kreitner garners $2,000 prize at Festival of Trees, increases library budget by $2,000

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

The Kreitner Elementary School Library / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Irving Dilliard Memorial Literacy Program for the Collinsville Unit 10 School District was the recipient of the 2014 Festival of Trees fundraising efforts, which was good news for all schools in the district, but especially Kreitner Elementary School. Schools in the district were invited to design a structure with a literary theme for the […]

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Collinsville High School honors students of the month

By   /  December 8, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Masen Kane

The October and November students and athletes of the month at Collinsville High School were announced Monday. Seniors of the Month October – Kaitlin Carlson Kaitlin won the National NFWL/NRA Scholarship Contest. The National Foundation for Women Legislators partnered with the National Rifle Association to present the contest. Kaitlin was one of six winners in the […]

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Billy named Collinsville Unit 10 November Teacher of the Month

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  2 Comments

Kreitner Elementary School teacher Lori Billy, the Collinsville Unit 10 November Teacher of the Month, displays her award, which was presented by its sponsor, Rick Kincheloe of Edward Jones (left). Kreitner Principal Todd Pettit is pictured on the right / Photo by Roger Starkey

The students of Kreitner Elementary School, gathered for their sunrise assembly Friday morning, were treated to a special surprise. After leading students and teachers in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Kreitner Pledge, Principal Todd Pettit welcomed Rick Kincheloe of Edward Jones to the stage. When Kincheloe announced that 2nd grade teacher Lori Billy was […]

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CHS announces November Character Education Students of the Month

By   /  December 3, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sign at Collinsville High School / Photo by Roger Starkey

The winners of the November Character Education Students of the Month award at Collinsville High School were recently announced. The character trait for the month was, “Be cooperative, work together with others.” The winners were Kayla Cole, Matthew Crooker, Mya Davis, Amanda Hoyt, Mat Votoupal, Heather Wingate and Elizabeth Wyatt Kyla Cole Kyla is always […]

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CHS student selected to participate in statewide honor jazz event

By   /  November 30, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

CHS senior Zack Schmitt was recently chosen to participate in the EIU Honor Jazz Combo Day / Submitted photo

Collinsville High School senior Zack Schmitt was one of only 15 Illinois students selected to participate in the Eastern Illinois University Honor Jazz Combo Day. Schmitt participated in private lessons and workshops with the EIU jazz faculty during the daylong event on Nov. 10. Students, selected through recommendations and a submitted audition recording, concluded the […]

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Michael Brown grand jury results coming Monday, Collinsville schools prepared

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Breaking News, Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  1 Comment

Photo by Roger Starkey

The St. Louis County grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indicate officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. The St. Louis County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney has confirmed that the decision will be announced later Monday. The area has been making preparations for weeks in anticipation […]

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Collinsville Unit 10 Teachers of the Month announced

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

TOMS together

Michelle Rennie is often the first to arrive in the morning at Webster Elementary School, and often the last to leave. Steve Blind is a teacher with a great attitude that helps teachers communicate district wide. Rennie’s dedication earned her the September Collinsville Unit 10 Teacher of the Month award. In her 10th year at […]

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Collinsville Firefighters give coats to Unit 10 children in need

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  1 Comment

Collinsville firefighters help a Webster Elementary School student choose a coat. The firefighters are giving away 50 coats to the neediest Collinsville Unit 10 students / Photo by Roger Starkey

The high temperature in Collinsville Monday was 27 degrees, which is 28 degrees below normal for Nov. 17. It was a perfect day for some of the neediest Collinsville elementary school students to receive a brand new coat from the Collinsville Fire Department. Collinsville firefighters passed out coats at Renfro and Webster elementary schools Monday, […]

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In shadow of Ferguson, CHS minority students explore law enforcement careers

By   /  November 16, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sargent Wayne White of the Glen Carbon Police addresses a group of Collinsville High School students interested in a career in law enforcement / photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville High School teacher Barbara Lindauer asked a simple question while watching the violent protests that unfolded in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of Michael Brown in August, “could something like that happen in our community?” The Ferguson riots were partly blamed on a deep distrust between American minorities and American police officers, who […]

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CHS announces October Character Education Students of the Month

By   /  November 7, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sign at Collinsville High School / Photo by Roger Starkey

  The winners of the October Character Education Students of the Month award at Collinsville High School were recently announced. The character trait for the month was “be honest; be true to yourself and others.” The winners were Sabas Avalos-Rangel, Jordan Bohnenstiehl, Samantha Buettner, Brittney Frazer, Hayden Juenger, Derron Miller, George Ramirez, Jake Reimler, Jacob […]

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State Board of Education and Illinois PTA offer tips on parent-teacher conferences

By   /  November 7, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Submitted Content As school districts across Illinois complete their first quarter in the classroom, parents and teachers are convening for individual conferences to review students’ grades and classroom experiences. In the digital age, such meetings are often not the first time parents and teachers have exchanged information this school year, but the conference may be […]

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CHS announces students and athletes of the month

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sign at Collinsville High School / Photo by Roger Starkey

  Collinsville High School today announced its first batch of student of the month honorees. Earning recognition for Senior of the Month for August was Kelsie Jeffries, who was elected treasurer of the State of Illinois Student Council. Ebby Ross was the senior class honoree for September. Ross was chosen to be a “First Scholar” […]

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Collinsville Police to increase presence at CHS Friday after rumors of gun threat

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, News  /  No Comments

Sign outside Collinsville High School / Picture by Roger Starkey

A Collinsville High School student was the unknowing victim of cyberbullying last week and the subject of recycled rumors Thursday that have once again activated the Collinsville Police Department. A CHS student started a rumor on social media last week that another student was going to bring a gun to school Friday, Oct. 17 and […]

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Collinsville High School hosts Parent U, a drug awareness presentation

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sign outside Collinsville High School / Picture by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School Auditorium will be the scene Thursday evening for a drug awareness presentation designed to educate parents about drug use by kids. A CHS administrator will provide insight into what it is like to be the mother of a victim. Detective Chris Coyne of the Troy Police Department will provide information to […]

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Collinsville High School announces first quarter Honor Roll

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sign at Collinsville High School / Photo by Roger Starkey

Updated on Oct. 23 to add Kristine Schneider – Dominguez, who was inadvertently omitted from the original list Collinsville High School today announced its first quarter Honor Roll students. Students must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher to be named to the Honor Roll. Student Name Grade Level ACEVEDO, EDGAR M 9 AKERS, ASHLEY M […]

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Collinsville woman charged with stealing from Summit Elementary School PTA

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

Heather Horvath

A Collinsville woman was charged Wednesday with stealing approximately $2,500 from the Summit Elementary School PTA. The administration of the school contacted police on Sept. 23 and provided documentation related to a possible theft. After investigation, the Collinsville Police identified Heather Horvath, 38, as the suspect, police said. Horvath faces a felony charge of theft […]

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Grant to help autism students awarded to Collinsville teacher

By   /  October 9, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Lorraine Linder, middle, receives a grant check from Illinois Retired Teachers Association board member Ed Gray. Collinsville Middle School Principal Kim Jackson, left, looks on / Photo by Roger Starkey

Scooters, a bean bag toss and a ball for students to sit on and hop around a room are probably not most people’s idea of important classroom tools, but to teachers of children on the autism spectrum, items such as those are critical to the learning process. Participating in sensory activities allows students on the autism […]

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Collinsville High School announces September Character Education Students

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sign outside Collinsville High School / Picture by Roger Starkey

  The winners of the September Character Education Students of the Month award at Collinsville High School were recently announced. The character trait for the month was “be respectful, treat other people as you would like to be treated.” Winners were Alexis Barendregt, Tanner Barnish, Jose Betancourt, Kailey Boyer, Ashley Burgess, Elizabeth Burr, Sharron Clark, […]

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