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
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
Many students and adults in our community grow up around farms without experiencing the practice of planting, nurturing, harvesting and eating fresh vegetables. To introduce students and families to healthy eating habits and boost the local agricultural economy, the Vinton-Shellsburg school and our local Farm-to-School program aim to connect local farmers to our school cafeterias…. Continue Reading the article: Learning about locally grown and harvested foods during Farm to School Week