The importance of receiving a high school diploma is difficult to exaggerate. Typically, students who leave school before completing their secondary education earn $10,000 less every year than those with a high school diploma, and $36,000 a year less than a college graduate. Young people who don’t graduate high school are also at greater risk… Continue Reading the article: The making of a milestone: VSCSD’s West Campus celebrates its 100th Graduate
The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) along with the Vinton-Shellsburg CSD invites our communities to celebrate and thank our local school board superheroes during School Board Recognition Month, May 1-31, 2019. This year’s theme, ‘Superheroes for Public Education’, pays tribute to the incredible work of these unpaid volunteers and the significant impact they have… Continue Reading the article: Superheroes 4 Public Ed: School Board Recognition Month
Late start? Early dismissal? No school at all? There are many factors to consider when deciding to change a school schedule during inclement weather. Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District (VSCSD) Superintendent, Mary Jo Hainstock explains the process she uses to make those decisions. “The process starts very early in the morning when our transportation director, Randy… Continue Reading the article: School or No School: The challenge of making decisions for weather-related school cancellations, delays and early outs
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!