Evans students raise money for Special Olympics

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The students pictured above are making and selling, book marks, headbands, necklaces and small yarn animals. They are selling the items in the morning before class for $1 or $2 dollars each. All proceeds will benefit the O’Fallon Police Department Special Olympics fundraiser. Pictured from left:  Abby Boyer, Lillian Parks, Alyssa Baker, Lilly DeLucio, Trynitee Cooper, Madison Griffith, Mrs. Gentry, Jaiden Josato.  (Submitted Photo)

District 90 considering changing school boundaries

District 90

By Carrie Hruby – Superintendent District 90

O’Fallon School District 90 has formed a committee that is considering possible changes to each school’s boundaries. This Boundary Committee is reviewing data, analyzing various options, and will eventually make recommendations to the Board for their consideration. The committee consists of parents, principals, staff from each building, district administrators, and board members.

There are three main reasons why the committee is considering possible changes now:

1. Seven years ago the district reviewed and modified boundaries for each school. At that time it was determined that, given O’Fallon’s growth, the lines should be revisited in five years. The district is overdue to review school lines and growth capacity.

2. District 90’s elementary schools have unbalanced enrollments. The solution historically has been to freeze a grade level and then transfer some students to another building. While parents have understood the need to do so, it causes disruption for the family. District 90 uses transfer buses that shuttle students from their home school to the school of transfer. Siblings often transfer as well, which can lead to additional discrepancies in class sizes. It’s a difficult problem to solve. District 90 staff members have handled it the best way possible to date, but we are looking for a long term alternative to balancing class sizes.

3. The district’s preschool program has grown exponentially over the past seven years and needs to be included in the committee’s evaluation.

The goal of the boundary committee is to present redistricting/boundary options to the Board before the April meeting. However, if we feel the issue needs additional evaluation, we will defer a recommendation until the spring of 2017. The committee is considering three possible solutions:

1. Keep boundaries and buildings as they are and continue freezing grades and transferring students.

2. Redraw the boundaries for each school to better accommodate recent and future growth of the community.

3. Move to an attendance center approach which would change the grade levels housed at each building. This does not mean that students would move to a different school every year. Rather, students may attend one school from Kindergarten to third grade and then fourth and fifth grades at another school as an example.

This is a very involved process and the committee is examining aspects such as: building capacity, sections per grade level, needs of special education programs, needs of preschool program, bus routes, geography/proximity to the school, intended ages for playground equipment, capacity of common spaces within the building, etc. No decision has been made yet.

The committee appreciates the fear behind any changes such as these. It is our goal to make a recommendation that is best for ALL families and the future of our community. We will continue to share information about our progress. In the end, the staff of District 90 is committed to providing excellent education, a safe environment, and opportunities for its students to become responsible, productive citizens. This will continue to happen regardless of which building students enter each day.

Delores Moye Elementary names Character Students for February

Feb Honesty

The Character Education word of the month at Delores Moye Elementary School for the month of February is Honesty ~ being truthful with your words and in your actions.  The following are students who are being recognized for their honesty: Wyatt Junge, Fayez Sabrah, Sam Bradley, Mila Venne, Logan Musser, Ava Brown, Mathias Gassen, Evie Johnson, Madison Lay, Marcus Marrel, Anthony Schulz, Kylie Sparrow, Jayden Wiegand, Jake Getty, Lorelei McDaniel, Nikalus Sova, Karly Tammaro, Joey Wilson, Isabelle Flores, Ethan Nelson, Dahntay Williams, Evan Faulk, Kyra Lehrman, Brooklynne Schaeffer, Zachary Scott, Hunter Bindrim, Koreyia Johnson, Kaison Powers, Bridget Custer, Mekai Higgins. (Submitted Photo)

Local Cub Scouts complete Aware and Care Adventure

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Recently Pack 35, Den 10, under the leadership of Marc Ellington, completed its Aware and Care Adventure assignment.  Ms Sue Ellen Choate of C.C.I., Canine Companions for Independence, spoke to the boys about raising puppies to be a part of this program.  The boys were able to meet Paxton that she is raising at the moment and Kudos, a former trainee and current therapy dog. (Submitted Photo)

 

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Mr. Neil Hayden spoke to the Den about the motorcycle accident that caused his disability 24 years ago and some of things he uses to be mobile such as his custom wheelchair and vehicle. (Submitted Photo)

Fourth Annual O’Fallon Design Challenge a success for food pantry

Food from Design HouseO’FALLON – The fourth annual O’Fallon Design Challenge took place last weekend and raised $610 for the O’Fallon Food Pantry.  Additionally, patrons donated a truck full of food over the course of the weekend. The truck was provided by Jack Schmitt Chevrolet.

The winner of the Design Contest was Luckenbooth and they will house the traveling trophy until next year.

Judy’s Hands for Helping Holds Ribbon Cutting

IMG_6946O’FALLON – The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for Judy’s Hands for Helping, a home-based business.  The ceremony took place at 11:30 a.m. on February 4, 2016.

“We are always happy to help a home-based business by having a ribbon cutting at the Chamber office.  We feel it’s an added perk we’re able to give,” said Chamber Executive Director Debbie Arell-Martinez.

Judy’s Hands for Helping was founded by Judy Kocinski in 2015.  It’s a small family owned and operated business who treats each customer like their own family. The business was founded under the principle of Mother Teresa’s words “Give Your Hands to Serve and Your Heart to Love.”  They are Licensed, Insured and Bonded.

Their mission is to provide their clients with the highest level of quality of life achievable. They treat everyone they serve with the care, dignity and respect they deserve.  They are known for their dependability and excellent customer service.

When Life Happens you can depend on them to offer you some needed relief.  Their goal is to be a seamless extension of your family, who adds value and time to your household by providing the following services:

· Pet Care Services – Sitting, Walking, Transportation, Certified to administer medications

· Elder Support Services –  Companion Sitting Services, Check in Service, Errand Service

· House Sitting & Family Care – New Parent Services, Waiting Service (Utilities, Delivery)

· Small Business & Personal Errands –  Organization, Business Errands etc.

Visit them at  www.judyshandsforhelping.com and like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/judyshandsforhelping

Also look for and download the IPhone APP or Android APP.

Recent Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate Transactions – Feb 10, 2016

Sold Home For Sale Sign in Front of New House

Sold Home For Sale Sign in Front of New House

O’FALLON 

   360 Milburn School Road; from Ronald and Kathleen Davinroy; to City of O’Fallon; $6,000

521 Highland View; from Timothy and Tamara Martin; to Bradley and Ashley Kloustermeyer; $198,000

708 Merrifields Drive; from H and L Land Trust, LLC; to Anton Parks; $265,885

1338 Piasa Court; from Estates at Prairie Crossing Dev. LLC; to Fulford Homes LLC; $39,600

609 Juniper Drive; from Margaret Hardtner; to Matthew Bunch; $114,500

1021 Thornbury Place; from Kevin and Cynthia Young; to National Residential Nominee Serv. Inc.; $273,500

1306 Bossler Lane; from Thomas and Jennifer Schuette; to Charles Linder; $225,500

8410 Treybrooke Place; from Diamante Capital LLC; to Anthony and Tina Pettiford; $47,500

909 Stone Briar Drive; from Southern IL Land Investments LLC; to Homes by Deesign Inc.; $35,000

821 Pacific Crossing Drive; from Marty and Roshanda Bost; to Tameka and Crispin Garza; $183,500

12 West Lakeshore Drive; from John Costello (Dec’d) and Helen Costello; to Russell and Richard Thoman; $165,000

842 Misty Valley Road; from Ryan and Ashley Bement; to Wayne and Elizabeth Baird; $124,500

1405 Winchester Grove Court; from Southern IL Land Investments LLC; to Kappert Construction Co. Inc.; $37,000

SHILOH 

   200 Archview Drive; from Kevin Hawk; to David Witz; $169,900

Vehicle emission test notices halted

IEPA-logoThe Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) and the Illinois Secretary of State’s office today announced temporary policy changes regarding vehicle emission test notification and vehicle renewal procedures.

Due to the budget impasse, Illinois EPA was forced to suspend the mailing of vehicle emissions test notices beginning in December 2015. Vehicle owners whose license plates expire at the end of March 2016 will be the first motorists who will not receive the vehicle emissions test notice.

As a result, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that he will temporarily allow license plate renewals for vehicle owners who have not yet taken the EPA emissions test, citing an unfair burden to Illinois citizens. Motorists may renew their license plates, but will be informed they are still required to get the vehicle tested. White also noted that when Illinois EPA resumes mailing out vehicle emissions test notices to the public, his office will resume regular vehicle registration procedures.

Vehicles subject to testing in 2016 include most even model-year vehicles with a model-year of 1996-2012. Generally, most 1996 and newer gasoline-powered passenger vehicles are subject to testing after they are four years old. 2007 model year and newer heavy duty trucks, with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) between 8,501 and 14,000 are also subject to testing. Diesel powered vehicles, vehicles powered exclusively by electricity, and certain other vehicles are not required to test. Illinois EPA has an exempt vehicle list available on the Agency website. In addition, some ZIP codes in Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Will, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties are also exempt from testing.

The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office offers paperless License Plates Renewal Notices via email to individuals who register at www.ilsos.gov/greenmail/. Electronic notices include a statement as to whether compliance with the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Law is required before a vehicle’s registration can be renewed.

Illinois EPA is committed to working with affected motorists to ensure they are well informed of their testing date and answering any questions they may have regarding emissions testing. Information has been posted on the Agency website at www.epa.illinois.gov to note that vehicle emissions test notices are no longer being sent by mail. Motorists in the testing area are encouraged to use the Illinois Secretary of State online tool at www.ilsos.gov/regstatus/ to determine whether a vehicle is due for emissions testing. Motorists in the testing areas may also contact Illinois EPA at 847-758-3400 or 800-635-2380 for additional assistance.

A View of the Past – February 10, 2016

Schafer's Meat Market

This week’s view is of Schafer’s meat market and grocery, ca 1910, which once stood at the northeast corner of State and Vine in O’Fallon.  The business was started in that building in 1858 by Daniel Schafer who had arrived from Germany two years earlier.  In the early days, they butchered their own meat and cut their own ice to use for refrigeration.  Dan Schafer sold the business to his son, Charles, in 1888. Schafer’s survived until 1952 when it was closed and the building sold to William Morton who used it as photography studio until 1955.  It was torn down in 1972, by which time it was deemed an abandoned eyesore and safety hazard.
(Contributed by Brian Keller, O’Fallon Historical Society.)

OTHS announces Class of 2016 Fall Honor Roll

OTHSO’FALLON – The Fall Honor Roll at O’Fallon Township High School was recently released. The following members of the Class of 2016 made the Honor Roll. Members of the classes of 2019, 2018, and 2017 were printed in last three editions.

Kayleigh M. Almodovar

Rebecca E. Althoff

Taylor E. Amann

Korenna C. Anderson

Ashlyn F. Andreasen

Alexander M. Aviles

D Angelo R. Baker

Aaron M. Baldwin

Natalee J. Barker

Addison N. Barnouski

Camden J. Bauer

Delanee N. Bell

Jack R. Belobrajdic

Matthew S. Benway

Jordyn C. Berberick

Emily M. Berry

Harrison E. Berry

Andrew J. Birchem

Grace K. Blankenship

Morgan M. Blankenship

Kortney M. Blansit

Caleb T. Blue

Kelling M. Boker

Amber N. Bond

Katerina N. Borgren

Hunter C. Boswell

Sydney L. Brake

Blake T. Branz

Taylor J. Brewer

Cassidy L. Brown

Kirk W. Brown

Nicole K. Brown

Obriona D. Brown

Sarah V. Brown

Amber E. Brunner

Alexcia L. Bryant

Heidi M. Buch

Colten D. Burch

Ryan M. Byrnes

Katheryn L. Caplinger

Timothy R. Cargle

Angela N. Carrico

Casey N. Carter

Phillip Casey II

Mabree J. Champion

Caroline W. Chi

Blake A. Churchill

Caitlyn R. Clinton

Sybil R. Clough

Molly E. Cook

Katelyn E. Cornell

Ashley E. Cornuet

Shelby N. Cornwall

Andrew J. Correale

Rebecca L. Corzine

Jason A. Couch

Jennifer S. Craddick

Brandy K. Cross

Kayla N. Curry

Hannah K. Davenport

Jakob R. Davinroy

Kaila J. Davis

Kennedy R. Davis

Mitchell L. Dawson

Lauren N. DeLapp

Melanie E. DeMonge

Matthew C. Diessner

Alyssa R. Dollison

Clarissa S. Dolson

Emma J. Dorau

Matthew I. Dorn

Jason C. Dorries

Mariah L. Douglas

Daniel T. Dowling

Sarah G. Duffy

Kate R. Dumstorff

Charles M. Eccher

Jake D. Ellerbrake

Noah A. Engel

Jack M. Erhardt

Clayton B. Ettling

Austin N. Farmer

Loren M. Farmer

Jazmine S. Farrell

Taylor E. Faubel

Amanda L. Fix

Natalie M. Fix

Cameron T. Forgette

Triston M. Fowler

Brianna P. Fricke

Bryan M. Garner

Allison R. Gasper

Jennifer R. Gasper

Amanda H. Gaudette

Cole R. Gavin

Xavier C. Gourdine

Lester J. Griffin III

Brianna G. Haas

Lucas M. Hackmann

Abigail E. Hairr

Aiden B. Hall

Zachary M. Hall

Brionna L. Hambright

Brandon J. Harbour

Jamie L. Hardt

Justin A. Harris

Alexander J. Harrison

Bradley J. Harrison

Bryson A. Hartmann

Madison E. Hays

Taylor A. Heimann

Tia A. Henderson

Raven N. Hendrickson

Cody E. Henson

Haley E. Hersant

Zachary J. Hess

Kyle R. Hobbs

Alyssa J. Holcomb

Emily K. Holder

Sierra N. Holshouser

Dionna A. Holt

David M. Hood

Michael J. Hovick

Kenny M. Howard  Jr

Taylor D. Hudson

Kimmershae L. Hughes

Cheyenne N. Huller

Brandon B. Hunter

Cole A. Hutchison

Logan G. Hutton

Mary E. Jines

Christopher N. Jones

Jaylah R. Jones

Stefan J. Jones

Ian M. Joyce

Kora A. Kaiser

Stephanie A. Kalteis

Nikolas K. Kanizar

Matthew B. Keirstead

Nicholas J. Kelly

Dylan P. Kerr

Jordan O. Kirkwood

Jacob M. Koenig

Joshua W. Kolb

Amanda L. Kombrink

Caitlyn D. Koontz

Emma E. Kotowski

Christopher W. Lacey

Anthony C. Lambert

Lauren N. Landvogt

Akia L. Lang

Anna M. Langevin

Nathan P. Lanter

Matthew D. Lee

Elizabeth N. Lemieux

Jacob D. Lesinski

David W. Lewis

Alexandra G. Lloyd

Danielle M. Loeffelman

Sean R. London

Brian C. Lowe

Bethany J. Lunn

Natalie R. Lyon

Tyler J. Mackey

Adam H. Mahmood

Alexis R. Mank

Emily M. Marquez

Richard S. Mathews II

Shane W. McIntyre

Matthew J. McLeod

Matthew G. Meyer

Emily P. Miller

Mason A. Miller

Catherine J. Mitchell

Malik S. Mitchell

Summer A. Mitchler

Renae E. Moeller

Casey L. Moffitt

Erynne E. Moore

Adriel E. Moran

Desiree J. Mosely

Riley P. Muren

Magdalyn N. Murphy

Michael J. Muzzarelli

Hannah M. Nabb

Riley A. Nadler

Nikita Nangia

Shannon E. Naue

Caleb D. Neff

Kerrigan L. Neff

Kaitlyn E. Newman

Symphony L. Nguy

Jacob Q. Nguyen

Victoria A. Nowak

Jacob L. O Neill

Kurt A. Ober

Andres C. Orr

Jennifer S. Osuma

Sarah R. Padilla

Prem V. Patel

Prima P. Patel

Shree A. Patel

Tomiah S. Paul

Sarah A. Pavlisin

Alan J. Paxson

Spencer A. Peck

Ricardo A. Pena

Augustus A. Phelps

Madison P. Phillips

Jenna L. Pieper

Jackson X. Pikula

Andrea L. Piper

Jeffery P. Pratt

Sarah L. Pridmore

Ethyn M. Prosser

Cierra S. Quick

Kyle J. Rademacher

Ian G. Raska

Wesley G. Reno

Emily D. Reuther

Lars K. Reynolds

Sarah E. Rhoda

Trevor W. Rieck

Brittany L. Rieke

Claire L. Riggs

Daniel J. Risberg  Jr

Kendall J. Roller

Emma L. Roos

Kent J. Rousseau

Julia E. Roy

Katherine M. Rubush

Anthony C. Schenk

Alexander J. Scherschel

Jennifer A. Schnitzler

Zachary M. Schuller

Andrew J. Schwartz

Cathryn N. Scrivner

Brandon A. Seaborne

Sarah A. Sebenoler

Joy E. Shaffer

Jayden M. Shaw

Yasmine Shawahin

Kaitlin R. Sheppard

Rachel A. Sill

Anna K. Simmers

Caitlyn E. Simmons

Elana M. Simms

Amadia N. Sims

Macy K. Simunich

Casey W. Sinskey

Sidney L. Slaner

Ashley N. Slaughter

Ryan D. Slone

Alexis M. Smith

Hannah C. Smith

Kayla M. Smith

Madison J. Smith

Zayne K. Smith

Bradley W. Snyder

Bradley P. Solomon

Jada C. Spearman

Jasmine M. Spearman

Liam S. Squires

Katherine G. Stater

Haylie M. Steiger

Elizabeth C. Stephens

Emily E. Stirewalt

Payton T. Stone

Zachary H. Storck

Austin M. Stout

Anna R. Strake

Sabirah N. Suhaimi

Keara J. Sullivan

Haley F. Supergan

TaMaja N. Tally

Brianna L. Tarin

Bradley A. Thomas  Jr

Ambria N. Thompson

Samantha G. Tidwell

Patrick J. Toennies

Chloe M. Toner

Preston A. Townsend

Tylor M. Truran

Allison N. Underwood

Jennifer K. Vance

Paige B. Vandever

Geryn N. VanZwienen

Kelly C. Veach

Avery A. Vincent

Katherine M. Voelker

Jason S. Votrain

Janki R. Vyas

Julianna M. Waeltz

Elliott K. Walkington

Nathaniel I. Walton

Julie M. Warchol

Allison M. Warnke

Matthew D. Warren

Zaleka J. Watkins

Kylie N. Weilmuenster

Nicholas D. Weiss

Zoe J. Weld

Brooke M. Westrater

Aaren L. White

Shaunachasidi R. Whitter

Bailey K. Wilson

Brenna M. Witzel

Abigail N. Wobbe

Jonathan M. Worthing

Mackenzie M. Wuebbels

Jacob R. Wunder

Jacob M. York

Katelyn E. Young

Dylan S. Zitnik

OTHS recognized as High School Exemplar for Illinois by ACT and Illinois ACT State Organization Conference

OTHSO’FALLON – Education and workforce leaders teamed up with ACT today to honor the state’s leading exemplars of college and career readiness, including a high school senior, high school, and community college at the 2015 Illinois ACT State Organization Conference in Oak Brook.  O’Fallon Township High School was chosen as High School State Exemplar for the State of Illinois.

The event is part of the fourth annual ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign, the largest yet with more than 40 participating states including Illinois. One exemplary student in each participating state will receive an academic scholarship from ACT.  The Campaign culminates in the ACT National Gala for College and Career Readiness in Washington, D.C. in June. One student, one high school, one community college, and one employer will be chosen from amongst the state exemplars for national recognition.

“For the fourth year in a row, participation in the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign continues to grow,” said Scott Montgomery, ACT vice president for policy, advocacy, and government relations. “We are proud to recognize the notable achievements of the students, educators, and employers who lead exceptional efforts to improve their schools and workplaces every day.”

The following Illinois individuals and organizations were honored today: Alexandria Feldmeier received the Student Readiness Award, Elgin Community College received the Career Preparedness Award, and O’Fallon Township High School received the College and Career Transition Award.

O’Fallon Township High School was recognized for earning one of the highest ACT averages in the state with one of the lowest instructional costs per pupil and for the scholarship offers awarded to students surpassing $35.8 million for the Graduating Class of 2015.  In addition, OTHS has programs designed to support the academic and emotional well-being of students including the Academic Assistance Center, Essential Study Skills, Life Management Skills, partnerships with St. Louis University and Southwestern Illinois Colleges, College Application Week, and Parent Informational Evenings including The College Application Process, Financial Aid, Activity Fairs and several others.  Post-graduation surveys of students indicate superior academic preparedness, compared to peers, with a broad spectrum of skills equipping students for college and career success.

Following events in each partner state, state exemplars will then be considered for National Semifinalist status by an ACT Selection Committee, which will narrow the extremely deserving field into four National Semifinalists per category. Finally, a National Selection Committee composed of national education and workforce leaders will choose from the semifinalists the four National Exemplars, one per category. These National Exemplars, along with all state exemplars and semifinalists, will be honored at the ACT National Gala on College and Career Readiness in June 2016.

To learn more about the ACT College & Career Readiness Campaign and view highlights from previous years, visit www.act.org/readinesscampaign.

OTHS students certified as Microsoft Office Specialists

Front row, from left: Carissa Christensen, Maggie Murphy, Makayla Mays, Christopher Duncan, Abbey Johnson, Jessica Hartman, Matthew Doyle.  Back row, from left: Jacob Dreyer, WonJun Kim, Zachary Hess, Sarah Dengler, Ethan Musenbrock, Morgan Blankenship, Jonathan Prouhet, Grant Appel, Johnathan Whitaker. (Submitted Photo)

Front row, from left: Carissa Christensen, Maggie Murphy, Makayla Mays, Christopher Duncan, Abbey Johnson, Jessica Hartman, Matthew Doyle. Back row, from left: Jacob Dreyer, WonJun Kim, Zachary Hess, Sarah Dengler, Ethan Musenbrock, Morgan Blankenship, Jonathan Prouhet, Grant Appel, Johnathan Whitaker. (Submitted Photo)

O’FALLON – Fourteen students from O’Fallon Township High School recently earned Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Microsoft Excel. These students were enrolled Mrs. Lauren Mayberry’s Advanced Applications – Excel/Access class in Fall 2015 and were given the opportunity to sit for the certification test after completing various course activities that developed the necessary knowledge and specific skill sets required for certification. Students earning MOS Certification in Excel were Grant Appel, Morgan Blankenship, Carissa Christensen, Sarah Dengler, Matthew Doyle, Jacob Dreyer, Christopher Duncan, Jessica Hartmann, Zachary Hess, Abbey Johnson, Won Jun Kim, Makayla Mays, Maggie Murphy, and Jonathan Prouhet.

Mrs. Julie Knutson, CTE Department Chair at OTHS, said “the need for Microsoft Office skills has increased dramatically as more and more academic institutions and businesses are embracing newer technologies. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification will enable students to advance their education and start their careers with proven Office skills. Based on recognized standards, MOS certification is an important and distinguished credential for students when applying for college or jobs.”

The MOS certification is recognized globally as the premier credential to validate knowledge, skills and abilities relating to Microsoft Office applications. With more than 1 million exams taken annually in 140 countries, MOS is the leading IT certification in the world.

O’Fallon High School’s Business Department became a certified Microsoft Testing Center for OTHS students last spring. The first group of students to certify were enrolled in the Advanced Applications – Word/PowerPoint class taught by Julie Knutson last spring. Thirteen students successfully earned MOS certification in Word and one student earned certification in Excel. Those students were Brent Anderson, Jordan Bala, Caleb Carriel, Emma Coonan, Austin Halverson, Logan Harris, Taylor Harris, Jasmyn Harris, McKenna James, Abbey Johnson, Kayla Miller, Jamon Peatross, Holden Schaefer, and Alex Schneider.

Lauren Mayberry, Business Instructor, stated “Our Advanced Applications courses give our students in-demand technology skills that immediately increase their desktop computing proficiency. The certification program now lets them validate their skills and knowledge and also gets them ready for college and career – putting them above the pack when looking for a job down the road. We are extremely proud of our students and how well they’ve done.”

Students enrolled in the Advanced Applications courses through the Business Department are given the opportunity to take the Microsoft Certification tests at a discounted rate because OTHS Business Instructors are approved proctors and the high school is an approved testing center.

A View of the Past – February 3, 2016

 

OTHS physics lab 1922 yearbook

This week’s view is of students in the physics lab at O’Fallon Township High School during the 1921-22 school year.  Back then, the entire high school was in a two-story building that once stood at the southwest corner of Fifth and Cherry.  Erwin H. Runkwitz, standing in the back to the right, taught the high school science courses, including physics, as well as mathematics and Latin.  He was later St. Clair County Superintendent of Schools from 1931-39. Standing next to him is OTHS Superintendent J. Emmett Hincliffe, Sr.

(Contributed by Brian Keller, O’Fallon Historical Society.)