Thoughts from the Superintendent: Veteran’s Day

I just returned from our annual Veterans’ Day program at the Middle School.  If you were there, you know what a great turnout we had along with what a tremendous experience it is for all who attend.

We had many … Continue reading

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

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

Yearbooks from the Ages

Anyone need a yearbook? VSHS is cleaning out old yearbooks… some as old as 1972! Don’t miss out on a chance to archive your past!

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HS Yearbooks are in!

Your memories have been recorded!  2014-15 yearbooks are in and will start to be distributed on Tues., Sept. 1.  These may be picked up before or after school.  Please contact the high school at ext. 5736 with questions.  There will be … Continue reading


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Welcome to Vinton-Shellsburg!  We are a comprehensive high school of approximately 500 learners.  We strive to meet the needs of young people through a variety of academics and activities.  We offer a full-compliment of multiple course offerings, along with co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

On behalf of the high school staff, we want you to know that we are committed to continuously updating our curriculum, which includes offering relevant content and utilizing a variety of effective instructional styles.  To be successful and competitive in post-secondary experiences, you should come to school each day with an attitude of making an investment in your future.  The best possible learning environment is one in which all educators and students are intrinsically motivated to be the best.

~Matt Kingsbury, Principal