Congratulations to both Jamie Thompson and David Steele for being recognized as National Merit Scholars. Students qualify to become a National Merit Scholar by taking the PSAT exam during their junior year of high school. Last school year, 1.6 million … Continue reading
The Vinton American Legion is seeking 5-10 high school students to assist with their fall festival Saturday, October 15. The American Legion is requesting student help to supervise activities during the festival from 1:30-8 pm. Please contact Mr. Kingsbury to … Continue reading
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
Go to the following link to find all the information you need relating to the High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams. Schedules, maps, meet results, and more.
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
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
While recognizing there is room to improve, staff at Vinton-Shellsburg are proud of the results the Iowa Department of Education released earlier today. As a result of legislative action, the Department of Education developed Attendance Center Rankings for all the … Continue reading
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
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
The Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District provides a 1:1 learning environment for students in grades 9-12. The laptop program began in the fall of 2013. Each student is provided with a MacBook computer that allows access to multiple online resources and … Continue reading