PRE-SCHOOL SCREENING FOR BOND COUNTY
DIAL-3 screenings are again being offered for all pre-school children, 3 and 4 years of age, in the Mulberry Grove Unit 1 and Bond County Unit 2 School Districts. DIAL-3 is short for Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning and will be administered by the Bond County KRP staff at no charge.
The screening includes fun, age appropriate tasks, screening all five early childhood areas of development, including motor, language, concepts, self-help, and social development.
School personnel will review the screening results during the exit conference with the parents. The process usually takes about an hour.
The screening is Friday, March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Greenville First Presbyterian Church. Appointments may be made by calling 618-664-5009.
ANNUAL KASKASKIA WATERSHED SUMMIT
The 11th Annual Kaskaskia Watershed Summit will be Monday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Mariners’ Village Convention Center at Carlyle Lake. The theme for this year’s summit is “Planning and Implementing Conservation.”
Presentations will feature the success of past planning efforts and projects built in the watershed. Status reports on several ongoing projects and implementations will be included.
Speakers will include representatives from The Nature Conservancy and Lt. Governor Sheila Simon’s office.
The Kaskaskia Watershed extends from the headwaters of the Kaskaskia River north of Champaign to the confluence with the Mississippi River and covers all or part of 22 counties and nearly 11% of the state.
To register, call 618-566-4451, extension 28.
KC VETERANS TRIBUTE COMMITTEE SEEKS HELP FROM VETERANS GROUPS
Members of the Kaskaskia College Veterans Tribute Committee met with representatives from area veterans groups recently to update them on the progress of the tribute project and enlist their help in spreading the word about the project. Committee co-chair Jim Beasley said they have amassed names of about 35,000 veterans and raised $150,000.00 toward the tribute. A committee consisting of members of several area veterans groups was formed to recruit new organization members and project support.