Anna Junior High

Union County public schools are preparing to open their doors for the new school year. Schools will not be in session on Monday, Aug. 21, which is the day of the total solar eclipse. Anna School District No. 37 will hold teacher institutes Aug. 16-17. The first day for students is on Friday, Aug....
Union County FCA campers participated in competitions in the afternoons with games like volleyball, one-hit softball, flinger ball and more. Photos by Amber Filbeck.
The 2017 Union County Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCA, Power Camp was held July 5-7 for the ninth year at Anna Junior High School in Anna.  The camp was open to any Union County student in 5th through 8th grades. Tony Foeller, who has directed the camp since its beginning, said that 82...
Registration is open for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Power Camp which is set this summer in Anna. The camp is planned July 5-7 at Anna Junior High School. The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Registration information can be found online at
Southern Illinois Reading Council short story winners from Union County included, from left, Tyer Cunningham, Victoria Perez, Evelyn Eddings, Jaley Watkins and Anna Hess. Photo provided.
Five students in Anna and Jonesboro were recently recognized at the Southern Illinois Reading Council’s Short Story Spring Celebration. The celebration was held earlier this spring at the Carbondale Civic Center in Carbondale. Schools from the 15 southermost counties in Illinois were invited to...
High school graduation and 8th grade promotion celebrations are planned at public schools in Union County.  The schedule for the ceremonies includes: Anna Community Consolidated District No. 37 8th grade promotion: Thursday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School No. 81 High...
Members and a supporter of the Anna Junior High School girls’ bowling team included, from left, Avery Page, Amy Hopkins (coach), Caitlin Ames, Ariel Nekola, Kim Prater (from The Strike Zone in Anna) Madi Hawk, Sara Sinisi and Cary Quick (coach). Photo provided.
The Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association, SIJHSAA, had its state bowling tournament Saturday, March 18, at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights. The Anna Junior High School girls’ team placed fourth out of 24 teams with an overall team score of 3,325 after six games.  The Anna...
Eighteen acts performed during a talent show which was presented at Anna Junior High School on Friday, March 24. The talent show’s participants are featured in the picture. Photo provided.
The Anna Junior High School Drama Club hosted a talent show on Friday, March 24.  More than 200 people came out to support the 18 acts which performed.  Students performed a wide range of acts, including singing, dancing, air guitar, piano, guitar and comedy.   All students received a certificate...
The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
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....
New K-9 officer Kaiser waited patiently while his handler, Deputy Eric Ralls, answered questions from 3rd graders at Anna Junior High School on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Learning came to life for a group of 3rd grade students at Anna Junior High School when they got a visit from the Union County Sheriff Office’s newest officer on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  Newly acquired K-9 Kaiser stopped by with his handler, Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Eric Ralls, to give the...


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