There’s a Monster in My Closet!

Enclosed please find the Camper Registration Packet for our 2017 Little Vikes Drama Camp. Camp will open with Orientation and Workshops on June 5 & 6. At the end of camp on June 6, campers will be given their casting … Continue reading

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Shellsburg Elementary Homecoming Assembly

Students cheered while the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings took down the Independence Mustangs during an assembly at Shellsburg Elementary this morning.  We had many visitors, including high school football players & cheerleaders.  There’s no doubt that Shellsburg Elementary students have viking spirit!  … Continue reading

Stomp Out Bullying!

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

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- 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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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