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
Our classrooms at Shellsburg Elementary worked together to collect over 1,000 toiletry items for the Food Share Pantry as part of a recent community service project. All classes from pre-school to fifth grade were invited to donate full-size toiletries items from November 26 to December 7. Thanks to the great support from our students and… Continue Reading the article: Sharing is caring at Shellsburg Elementary!
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