Vinton-Shellsburg transportation director Randy Arndt

Going by the book and sharp attention to detail is what you would expect from anyone responsible for steering… Continue Reading Vinton-Shellsburg transportation director Randy Arndt

Entire community shines after VSCSD standardized test results come in

At a recent Vinton Lion’s Club meeting, Vinton-Shellsburg school Superintendent Mary Jo Hainstock gave an update concerning the school district and student performance on standardized tests.


“I want to make it clear that standardized test scores aren’t the only… Continue Reading Entire community shines after VSCSD standardized test results come in

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


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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