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!
Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program Vinton, IA – Vinton-Shellsburg High School, has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Computer Science and Engineering. VSHS is one of just four high schools in Iowa to… Continue Reading the article: Vinton-Shellsburg High School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students
At a recent Vinton Lion’s Club meeting, Vinton-Shellsburg school Superintendent Mary Jo Hainstock gave an update concerning the school district and student performance on standardized tests. “I want to make it clear that standardized test scores aren’t the only or even the most important measure of student achievement,” said Mary Jo, “but the tests… Continue Reading the article: Entire community shines after VSCSD standardized test results come in