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
(From the Iowa Department of Public Safety/Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau) This week and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel. These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy… Continue Reading the article: Teen Driver Safety Week Message: “No Keys till you Know the Rules”