(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!
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!