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”
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
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!