For decades, Vinton and later Vinton-Shellsburg students celebrated homecoming by painting streets near the high school. The tradition continues but is now carried on in the high school parking lot each year. Instead of paint, the students use a limestone-based material. The effect is the same: Lots of art. Lots of expressions of school spirit. Lots of fun.
The GoVS Homecoming Breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 2nd from 7-11:00 a.m. in the High School commons. Tickets are $6 each and will be available for sale at the Homecoming Game. The menu will include: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy.GoVs is a local organization that raises money for scholarships for our Vinton-Shellsburg graduating seniors.
The 2021 Homecoming Week for Vinton-Shellsburg High School is from September 26th through October 2nd. The activities scheduled for the week will be as follows:Monday, September 27th: 2:50 PM - Announcement of Top 10 Candidates for Homecoming Court;students and staff in the auditorium3:05 PM - Sr. Advisor Groups will paint business windows7:30 PM - Powder Puff Volleyball in the Garrison Fieldhouse at VSHSWednesday, September 29th: 1:20 PM - Announcement of the Top 5 Candidates for the HomecomingCourt; students and staff in the auditoriumThursday, September 30th: 6:00 PM - Homecoming Parade starts at 4th Street & B Ave.
Mt. AuburnFriday night, October 1, at the Mt. Auburn Fire Station, the Cedar-Mt. Auburn Fire Department will be "Grillin' on the Mountain" featuring grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with all of the fixings. There will also be french fries, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, beverages and homemade cookies. Bring the whole family and catch up with friends.
The Vinton-Shellsburg Elementary Schools are seeking donations of new or gently used and clean winter coats and snow pants. Your donation will help provide a coat and/or snow pants for a student who may not be able to purchase these on their own. If you are donating a gently used coat or snow pants, you can bring them to Tilford Elementary. If you would like to make a monetary donation, we will do the shopping for you.
Benton County Public Health Walk-in Moderna and Janssen Vaccine ClinicWhere: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWhen: Monday, September 27th 11:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday, September 28th 8:00am - 1:00pm Thursday, September 30th 10:00am - 6:00pm Friday, October 1st 9:00am - 12:00pmWho: Anyone 18 years and olderCost: FreeNote: Must be able to return week of October 25th - October 29th for second Moderna vaccine.
At Monday night's School Board meeting the choice to leave mask-wearing decisions to the parents passed by a 4-3 vote. Voting in favor of parental control were Rob Levis, Tom Burke, Sue Gates and Jake Fish. Voting in favor of masking were Mike Timmerman, Kathy VanSteenhuyse and Becky Williams.The meeting opened with an explanation to the attendees about how the public comment time would work.