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Rakowski is Unit 10 August Teacher of the Month

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, News  /  No Comments

Lindsey Rakowski, the Edward Jones Collinsville Unit 10 Teacher of the Month. Left to right: Kelly Carpenter, Alison Berg, Rakowski and Rick Kincheleo / Photo by Roger Starkey

The first teacher at Unit 10’s Special Needs Center has been named the first Edward Jones’ Collinsville Unit 10 Teacher of the Month for the 2014-2015 school year. Lindsey Rakowski is a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher at the Hollywood Heights school that was re-opened last year as part of a pilot program to bring […]

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Collinsville Unit 10 School Board candidate packets now available

By   /  October 1, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Illinois, News, Region  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Submitted Content Nominating petition forms for the April 7, 2015 school board election in the Collinsville Unit #10 School District are now available. Forms may be picked up in the office of the board secretary, at 201 W. Clay, Collinsville, Illinois, or the Madison County Clerk’s Office, 157 North Main St., Ste. 109, Edwardsville, on […]

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Collinsville Sunrise Kiwanis: Selling bagna cauda and peanuts for a better Christmas

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

Collinsville City Manager Scott Williams takes donations in exchange for peanuts during the Collinsville Sunrise Kiwanis 2014 peanut days / Photo by Roger Starkey

Each year, thousands of Collinsville residents stop at an intersection and give a donation to a man in red smock. In return for the donation, the person offers peanuts in the fall or an orange in the spring. But, how many of the donors know for what their money is used? The Collinsville Sunrise Kiwanis […]

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CHS senior chosen to serve on Federal Reserve Bank Student Board of Directors

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

Sam Caputo

A Collinsville High School student was chosen to serve on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Student Board of Directors for the second time in the three-year history of the program. CHS senior Sam Caputo joins Bryan Hoyt, who was a member of the inaugural board in 2012, to achieve the honor. The board […]

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CHS announces August Character Education honorees

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

Sign outside Collinsville High School / Picture by Roger Starkey

  Collinsville High School announced its Character Education students of the month for August. The character trait of the month was “be responsible: know and do the right thing.” Students were chosen for their displays of responsibility. The winners were Timothy Aclan, Brianna Baker, Autumn Baumgartner, Jaiden Billings, Carlos Celso, Kerianna Cruz, Hannah Good, Zharya […]

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Fire ravages another Collinsville home

By   /  September 4, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville Firemen at the scene of an early morning house fire on Sept. 4 / Photo by Roger Starkey

Gary Peccola found a growing fire in his basement Thursday morning when he went to check on an alarm. Peccola, the Collinsville Unit 10 School Board president, grabbed a rug and tried to stamp out the fire. More magazines on the rack, on which it is thought the fire may have originated, began to catch […]

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SIUE enrollment at all-time high

By   /  September 3, 2014  /  Education, News, SIUE  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Submitted Content Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has the largest freshman class and the most full-time students in the university’s 57-year history. After a one-year hiatus, the fall 2014 freshman class of 2,126 students set another record for the university. The freshman class is 8 percent larger than a year ago. The fall 2012 freshman class […]

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One week, 122 kids, $1,508: Why the ALS challenge is about more than cold water

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

Dennis Barr / Photo by Roger Starkey

Dennis Barr, whose wife, Mary, died of ALS in February, is not tired of watching the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Using his smart phone, Barr filmed Jefferson Elementary School students dumping buckets of ice water onto the heads of their teachers Friday. Before the cold water flowed, first-grade teacher Christy Reid spoke for the Collinsville […]

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Collinsville Area Vocational has impressive showing at national skills competition

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Two 2014 Collinsville High School graduates and three recent CHS graduates represented the Collinsville Vocational Center in the Skills USA 50th National Leadership and Skills Conference in June. The group brought home three top 10 and a top 15 finish. Ryan Brunton, a 2014 CHS graduate, was 4th in the nation in Precision Machining. Fellow […]

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CHS student to attend Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington DC

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Tyler Hulsey, a CHS junior, will attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington DC Nov. 14-16 / Submitted photo

Tyler Hulsey will attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in November, along with some of the top future medical students in the country. Tyler, a Collinsville High School junior, is interested in medicine, his mother, Cary Hulsey said, but not in the traditional sense. “More than being a doctor, he is interested in medical […]

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Dorris Intermediate School raises $300 in two days for Ice Bucket Challenge

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

DIS 5th grader Taylor Murphy dumps ice water on the head of DIS Principal Kevin Stirnaman / Photo by Roger Starkey

When two Dorris Intermediate School students challenged the school’s principal and assistant principal to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, they knew they had no choice but to accept. The question, Assistant Principal Sara Doherty said, was how to make the most of it. DIS students Jacob Long and Garrett Chapman posted the challenge on the […]

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CAVC Health Occupations Students of America go to Nationals

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

Collinsville Area Vocational Students who qualified for the 2014 Health Occupations Students of America National Leadership Conference / Submitted photo

Eight students from the Collinsville Area Vocational Center traveled to Orlando, Fla., June 24 – 28 to participate in the 2014 Health Occupations Students of America National Leadership Conference. The CAVC students were part of a group of 106 Illinois students representing 15 schools at the conference. To be eligible, students were required to complete […]

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Illinois’ ACT score second among states that test all students

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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Staff report The Illinois State Board of Education announced today that Illinois ranks second among 12 states that provided the ACT to all graduates. The Class of 2014 achieved a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT, trailing only Utah’s 20.8. In addition, the percentage of students meeting all four of ACT’s College and Career […]

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Local Christian school opens doors to high schoolers

By   /  August 4, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Legacy Christian Academy / Photo by Roger Starkey

The 2014-2015 school year will be Legacy Christian Academy’s 21st, and its first year as a high school. The school on 2nd Street in Caseyville will have only a freshman class this school year, with another grade level added each of the next three years, Principal Anita Gajewski said. The school that started with four […]

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Former Collinsville Christian Academy principal faces more sexual abuse charges

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

Robert Allen Lane

A former Collinsville Christian Academy principal, facing sexual abuse charges from his time at the school, was indicted on July 17 by a grand jury for allegedly committing a similar crime in Clinton County. Robert Allen Lane, 57, of the 1200 block of Antler Drive in Troy faces two felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse relating […]

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Free school supplies will be given away to Collinsville area needy

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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Free backpacks and school supplies will be provided on Aug. 1 to low-income Collinsville area families with children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Families that meet the income requirements noted below should bring parental identification, Social Security numbers, proof of Collinsville Township residency and proof of income. Supplies will be provided according to particular school […]

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New Collinsville Unit 10 policy allows advanced students to skip grade levels

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

Photo by Roger Starkey

Gifted students in the Collinsville Unit 10 School District can now skip grade levels if they meet certain criteria. The grade acceleration policy for elementary and middle school students was adopted by a unanimous vote of the School Board Monday and was put in place because some parents and staff have identified at least two […]

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New Collinsville High School principal hired

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  1 Comment

David G. Snider was named principal of Collinsville High School on July 17, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville Unit 10 School Board voted unanimously Thursday to hire David G. Snider as the new Collinsville High School principal. Snider comes to CHS from Staunton, Ill,, where he spent two years as the high school principal. The Carlinville, Ill. native made previous stops in Paxton and Palos Hills after starting his teaching career […]

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Eric Flohr, 2008 Illinois Principal of the Year, leaves Collinsville High School

By   /  July 8, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  1 Comment

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The man who helped coin the phrase, “high school of champions,” has left Collinsville High School to become the principal of a high school in Rockton, Ill. During the eight years Eric Flohr was the principal at Collinsville High School, he was named the Illinois High School Principal of the year (2008) by the National […]

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Maryville moving towards creating TIF districts

By   /  July 7, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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By a unanimous vote of the Village Board on June 18, Maryville set in motion the process to create at least one Tax Increment Finance district in the village. The creation of TIF districts would signal a shift for the town of about 7,487, which nearly doubled in population from 2000 to 2010, but many […]

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