The school board contracted with the Iowa Association of School Boards to conduct a survey last fall.
They collected data from all stakeholder groups – students, staff, parents, school board members and community – and almost 500 people participated. Their … Continue reading
Shellsburg Elementary BE A BULLY HERO!
Dress to show you are part of the Stomp Out Bullying Team at Shellsburg Elementary on Monday, October 17th-Friday, October 21st.
Monday, October 17th: Stomp Out Bullying – Wear Boots or Wear Blue
Tuesday, … 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
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.
319-436-4728 ext. 5903
At Shellsburg Elementary we have a wonderful student population consisting of students from Pre-K thru 5th grade and serve students from Vinton and Shellsburg. At Shellsburg we focus on each individual student as a person with successful learning traits, habits, and attitudes. The Shellsburg staff helps assist each child to set and move toward personal and group goals.
Teachers at Shellsburg are committed to challenge and support student achievement. Opportunities for the students to reach their potential are given in a framework of enthusiasm, encouragement, differentiated instructions, and varied experiences. We also offer opportunities such as Title I, Special Education, and Extended Learning Program.
We are excited to work with and serve your child. We strongly believe in a strong home to school relationship. We strive to keep you informed and up to date with what is happening. If you have any questions please feel free to call or stop by. There are many opportunities for you to be involved or volunteer at the school as well!