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
Hugh Mangold, Eli Page, and Carter Lamont of Vinton, Iowa from Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School was among the 700 students from Iowa and throughout the nation who were recently invited to be honored at The University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center’s Recognition Ceremony. Additionally, recognized students were given the opportunity to honor a teacher they credited for… Continue Reading the article: Belin-Blank Center Honors Students and Teachers
Help the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District celebrate Attendance Awareness Month during September. “We are focused on improving attendance by working with students and their families to reduce barriers to attendance because despite how talented our teaching staff is, they can’t teach kids who aren’t in school,” says Superintendent Mary Jo Hainstock. How important is good… Continue Reading the article: Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!
We plan to expand the amount of locally sourced foods we use, provide training for food service staff and create menu options that include more scratch cooking,” was how VS school superintendent Mary Jo Hainstock reacted to the news of a $48,000 grant from the USDA to encourage the use of nutritious, locally grown food. She… Continue Reading the article: A win for our students, farmers, and community!