Little Vikes Drama Camp 2018!

It’s that time of the year again! Any Little Vike that would like to practice and perform in the 2018 Little Vikes Drama Camp production of FreckleFace Strawberry should get their registrations in soon!

Camp will open with Orientation and… Continue Reading Little Vikes Drama Camp 2018!

Shellsburg Preschool Learning Opportunity

Preschool students at Shellsburg have been involved in a state funded grant that has provided materials and instruction to teachers to help students with inquiry based study. These studies are intended to strengthen student’s literacy skills as well as speaking… Continue Reading Shellsburg Preschool Learning Opportunity


Are you looking for some gym space? Wanting to use a room or auditorium for your next meeting/gathering? Check out the new online Facilities Scheduler. You’ll be able to see what’s available and know right away if your 1st choice… Continue Reading NEW- ONLINE FACILITIES SCHEDULER

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

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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My name is Ryan Davis and I am the principal of Shellsburg Elementary School in the Vinton-Shellsburg School District.  Having graduated from Vinton-Shellsburg in 1994, it is an honor to serve our district and communities.

I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a science teaching degree, and taught in Minnesota for several years.  I received my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Southwest State University, and then completed an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Education Administration from St. Mary’s University, after which I served as a 5-8 Principal.

When an opportunity presented itself in the Vinton-Shellsburg School District, I knew it was time to come back to my home school district and give back to the system that gave me so much.  I moved here with my wife Melanie (Vinton-Shellsburg Class of 96) and our four kids: Maggie, Abby, Hayden, and Nile.  Once a Viking, always a Viking.  I started in our District as High School Associate Principal.  I have also been the Principal of the Alternative School and the District At-Risk Coordinator.  I am thrilled to now have the opportunity to be Principal at Shellsburg Elementary.

Please feel free to visit our school.  Shellsburg Elementary has an outstanding staff that is committed to giving our students a first-class education.  We are here to serve our families and communities, and would welcome the opportunity to show you what we do.


Ryan Davis

319-436-4728 ext. 5903