Yearbook sales… Prices go up Monday!

Don’t miss out on the special lower price for the 2015-16 V-S yearbook, The Arrow! Journalism students are working hard at putting our book together – if you are in our school, you will be in it! The Arrow is … Continue reading

Queen of the Court: Diane Hesson Honored at game.

At last night’s basketball double header, Diane Hesson was crowned Queen of the Court. She was presented a crown, a scepter, a throne and a boa.  She received this honor in recognition of her 25 years of keeping the official … Continue reading


State Announces Attendance Center Rankings: Vinton-Shellsburg Proud of Their Results!

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

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


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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