PowerSchool Mobile App

mobile appFor those of you who are looking to use the PowerSchool Mobile App on your phone or tablet, there has been some… Continue Reading PowerSchool Mobile App

Back to School Nights!

“Back to School Night”

High School — Aug. 22nd @ 5:00 pm—6:00 pm (Open house format)

Middle School — Aug. 22nd @ 5:30 pm—6:30 pm (Open house format)

Shellsburg Elem. — Aug. 21st @ 5:30 pm—7:00 pm (Open house format)

Tilford Elem. — Aug. 21st @ 6:30 pm—8:00 pm (Open house format)

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

Bank Iowa Traveling Cup

Bank Iowa has designed a program that recognizes Iowa High School students for academic excellence and outstanding achievements during state competitions.  The traveling cup challenge is a combined statewide, yearlong competition among member schools of the Iowa High School Athletic… Continue Reading Bank Iowa Traveling Cup

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- Attendance


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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