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1:1 Computer Hours (May 1-Sept 1)

Students will again need either do community service or pay to take home their computer for the 2017-18 school year. There are multiple options 1) 15 hrs of Community Service hours 2) $50 (3 strike system for repairs) 3) $71 … Continue reading

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Vinton-Shellsburg Needs Assessment Survey Results

The school board contracted with the Iowa Association of School Boards to conduct a survey last fall.

They collected data from all stakeholder groups – students, staff, parents, school board members and community – and almost 500 people participated. Their … Continue reading

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Mr. Murray- SAI Elementary Principal of the Year

Our district is pleased to share the news that Tilford elementary principal, Jim Murray, has been named the 2017 Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.

There are about 650 elementary principals in Iowa. While … Continue reading

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VSCSD Curriculum Website

Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District has made a commitment to the Professional Learning Committee work with Dr. Rick and Dr. Becky DuFour, Mike Mattos, and other Solution Tree staff members. We have worked hard the last three years to answer the … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Superintendent- Attendance

My first posting about security seemed to be well received!  Thanks for those of you who gave feedback.

One of the things we are focusing on this year is attendance.  If kids have high rates of absenteeism, it is harder … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Superintendent- Student Safety

I’ve thought about starting to post “Thoughts from the Superintendent” for a long time but have been hesitant for several reasons.  While I’ve been hesitant, I finally decided I just need to try it for awhile and then evaluate!  Let … Continue reading

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Read, Read, Read!!

Research shows that reading aloud with children is the single most important thing you can do to prepare a child for reading and learning. Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign promotes parents reading aloud to their children at least 15 … Continue reading

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RTI… What’s that?

What is RTI?

Have you heard students talking about RTI? What in the world are they talking about? Well, wonder no more.

Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School began looking into the national initiative last year as … Continue reading

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On to Districts…

The wrestling team traveled to LaPorte City in the snow Saturday morning to begin their journey to State.  Congratulations to Nick Hyland, 132#, and Michael Neal, 152#, on their Sectional Championships!  Max Wehage, 113#, and Stevie Henry, 285#, were runners-up.  … Continue reading

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Weather Notifications…. you can control what you get

Screen Shot 2013-11-22 at 8.29.40 AMAs our summer has faded to fall and our fall will soon fade to my least favorite … Continue reading

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