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 following questions:
1) What do we want kids to know and do?
2) How will we know they know it?
3) How will we respond if they already know it before instruction?
4) How will we respond if they don’t know it after I’ve instructed?
Teachers have reviewed the Iowa Core and have narrowed it down to what we consider “high priority” or “Essential Standards” that students at VS must know before leaving their classrooms to be successful at the next level.
This website is meant to be a comprehensive look at where Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools is at with aligning curriculum and identifying “What kids should know and do” for each level in each content area.
This website includes grade level/department end of year expectations for all students.
All information is subject to change as we continue our work to fine tune and strengthen our curriculums.