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

VSMS Scores well in Annual Yearly Progress Reports

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 1.20.48 PM Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 1.19.35 PMThe results are in from the Department of Ed of Iowa … Continue reading

New Online Payment System Coming Feb 16

District Families,

We are in the process of switching over online payment systems from PaySchools to RevTrak and in the process there may be some times where the service may be unavailable as we test the new system. We plan … Continue reading


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It is with great pleasure that we take this opportunity to welcome you to Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School. We are extremely proud of the programs we offer our students, and we encourage you to make the most of your time with us. This webpage has been developed by our faculty and administration to help you and your parents learn as much about your school policies and procedures as the services we offer.

Whether you are joining us as a sixth grader, or you have been with us before, I’d strongly encourage you to be an active member of Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School. In addition to excellent academic foundation, we offer many activities and sports to help students become well-rounded, mature young adults. Our “Commitment to Excellence” is our promise to you and our expectation of every student.

We look forward to this school year with great excitement and hope all of our students will have a rewarding and successful year.

Once Again, welcome!

Shelly Petersen