Century School

The new Century Music Department met for a two-day band camp Aug. 3-4. Music and science teacher Becca Yates, second row on the left, and incoming high school music teacher Katrina Walczyk, first row on right, led the camp. Photo by Amber Filbeck.
With less than two weeks before the beginning of the school year, the newly official music department at Century School at Ullin met for its first band camp in more than 15 years on Aug. 3-4.  The band program returned to Century last November after music and science teacher Becca Yates gathered...
Century School’s 4th and 5th grade band gave its first public performance at the annual spring concert in Ullin on May 2. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Century Community Unit School District No. 100 in Ullin hosted its annual spring concert May 2. For the first time since the 2009-2010 school year, band performances were part of the program. A lack of school funding led Century to cut the band program back in 1999. A revival attempt was made in...
High school graduation and 8th grade promotion celebrations are planned at public schools in Alexander and Pulaski counties.  The schedule for the ceremonies includes: Cairo School District No. 1 High school graduation: Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. Eighth grade promotion: Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m....
Century Unit School District No. 100 superintendent Leslie Varble was honored as a Superintendent of Distinction from the Shawnee Region of the IASA luncheon in Springfield on April 24. From left are Varble and state superintendent Dr. Tony Smith. Photo provided.
Leslie Varble, superintendent of Century School District No. 100 at Ullin, has been named as a 2017 Superintendent of Distinction by her colleagues in the Shawnee Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators, IASA. Varble was honored at an awards luncheon which was held April 24 in...
Kenna Hight
Kenna Hight, a 3rd grader at Century Elementary School near Ullin, won second place in the state-wide hoop shoot contest sponsored by Illinois Elks Clubs.   Open to all boys and girls in the state between the ages of 8 and 13, the contest pit each child against others of their own age and gender. ...
The Egyptian Lady Falcons Classic was held on Saturday, March 4. The junior high volleyball tournament was held at Egyptian School in Tamms. Egyptian School won first place, Century was second and Dongola took third. Players who earned first team all tournament honors included Daisha Carthell,...
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The band featured students from Anna, Century, Cobden, Cypress/Buncombe, Dongola, Egyptian, Goreville, Jonesboro, Shawnee and Massac County junior high schools. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The event brings band students from the area together to practice and then to present a concert. Shawnee Community College band director Lee VanAlstine worked with students for one day before the performance....
Century Elementary School at Ullin plans to have its annual kindergarten registration and Child Find screening on March 9-10. The school advises that all students who are going to kindergarten in the fall should register on those days.  In addition to registration, children will be screened for...
The Cobden High School boys basketball team went 1-4 at the Vienna Tournament, which was played Nov. 21-26. Cobden 78, Galatia 73: The Appleknockers built an early lead in the final game win in the tourney Saturday, Nov. 26. John Russell had 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead Cobden. Clayton Eck...
The Century School District No. 100 Board of Education plans have its next regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 28. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the board room at Century School District No. 100 at 4721 Shawnee College Rd. The meeting date is a change from a previously announced November date.

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