Our classrooms at Shellsburg Elementary worked together to collect over 1,000 toiletry items for the Food Share Pantry as part of a recent community service project. All classes from pre-school to fifth grade were invited to donate full-size toiletries items from November 26 to December 7. Thanks to the great support from our students and… Continue Reading the article: Sharing is caring at Shellsburg Elementary!
Tilford Elementary has been in the news for being a Blue Ribbon School, but what is that? Tilford’s Blue Ribbon School award is an important milestone for the Vinton-Shellsburg school district. Each state’s top education office nominates select schools to the U.S. Department of Education out of the 130,000 school buildings in the United States…. Continue Reading the article: What is a Blue Ribbon School?
AASA, The School Superintendents Association announced a new video series highlighting women superintendents and their journeys to reach the superintendency. Vinton-Shellsburg Community School Superintendent, Mary Jo Hainstock’s video segment in the series was released earlier this month. Hainstock has 25+ years experience as an administrator with 18 of those as a superintendent. She has been… Continue Reading the article: VSCSD Superintendent, Mary Jo Hainstock Featured In New Video Series To Promote Women In School Leadership
Kris Howes-Vonstein, seventh-grade science at the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School’s (VSCSD) Middle School, has recently been named a finalist for the 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year. She was one of four Iowa teachers named. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Thursday, November 1, 2018, that Christopher Burke, an 11-year mathematics teaching veteran at Dubuque’s Eleanor Roosevelt… Continue Reading the article: Kris Howes-Vonstein named 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year Finalist