O'Fallon Progress

Marching Panthers to perform at the Orange Bowl in Miami

The Panthers placed fourth overall at The Golden Regiment Invitational in Blue Springs, Mo.
The Panthers placed fourth overall at The Golden Regiment Invitational in Blue Springs, Mo.

The O’Fallon Township High School marching band has been invited to perform among the most talented student performers from across the nation.

More than 180 O’Fallon students will travel to Miami for the Orange Bowl, under the direction of Melissa Gustafson-Hinds. They will be the featured high school marching band in the pregame show.

The band is currently exploring fundraising options to help cover the cost of the trip. For more information, contact Lisa Walters at mljaw@att.net.

The Panthers returned from The Golden Regiment Invitational in Blue Springs, Mo., with a third place win in their prelims in Class 4A. They participated in finals and received fourth place overall.

Students earn character awards

Estelle Kampmeyer Elementary recently recognized the following students as character builder respect winners: Annie Johnson, Peyton Swan, Sibu Memani, Connor Malloy, David Smith, Ryan Bollinger, Emma Woolsey, Jaydon Anderson, Dylan Leveling, Matthew Chaplin, Lorenzo Lewis, Kaili Thomas, Amani Barker, Ashlyn Rama, Kamrynn Bugger and Gloria Parker.

Learn about financial aid

O’Fallon Township High School offers a senior financial aid night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Smiley Auditorium. Representatives from the Student Financial Services Offices from Washington University and Southwestern Illinois College will conduct the program.

Skate night at Fun Spot

Shiloh District 85’s Parent Teacher Organization is having a spooky skate night from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Fun Spot in Belleville.

St. Clare has blood drive, fall fest

St. Clare School is having a community blood drive from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24. A donor bus will be at the school. To schedule an appointment, called the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at 866-448-3253 or visit www.bloodcenterIMPACT.org.

The school is also having a family fun fall festival for parents and friends from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 22.

Jamie Forsythe: 618-239-2562, @BND_JForsythe