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ATTENTION VINTON-SHELLSBURG GRADUATING CLASS OF 2015

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · July 7th, 2020
Class of 2015, your school cumulative folder is available for you to pick up at the Central Office located at 1502 C Ave., Vinton, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mon.- Thur. At this time we are still trying to limit the traffic flow so we ask that you please email or call to set up an appointment to come get your folder.

Notice: No Free School Supplies to be offered this year

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · July 7th, 2020
It is important to note that there will NOT be free school supplies offered in the district this year.Attention Elementary Parents! LAST CHANCE TO PRE-ORDER SCHOOL SUPPLIES! Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools is again offering an economical option for purchasing Pre-K and Elementary student school supplies for the 2020-2021 school year.

Celebrating the Red, White and Blue

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 5th, 2020
On the 4th of July, there is nothing I enjoy more than just driving around to see the flags flying. There is something comforting about seeing them flying. I don't know if it's because of all of the unrest our nation is seeing right now, or if it's the constant barrage of being told that we can't act normally because of COVID, but seeing the flags flying this year gave me a sense of peace.

Dysart Celebrates Independence Day

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 5th, 2020
Dysart was one of the few communities to continue the 4th of July festivities this year. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many communities decided to err on the side of caution rather than celebrate the Independence Day holiday.The annual parade kicked off at 10:30 a.m. with residents anxiously awaiting the event.

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) announced that the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District will receive a $99,929 grant as a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Planning Grant Program.The grant will be used to expand Vinton-Shellsburg’s successful farm to school program across the region, including to the Union and Waverly-Shell Rock school districts.

Caring for those in need

By Vinton Today · July 1st, 2020
Katelyn Folkmann, the 2020 Benton County Iowa Miss United States Agriculture has had a lot of events cancelled due to COVID-19. However, she found a different way to help the community. She started a clothing, food and book drive in the middle of June and has almost collected 10,000 items of clothing, nearly 1,000 books and almost 300 items of food.

I had to ask: Mary Jo Hainstock

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 1st, 2020
Retirement, day one finds the Hainstocks hiking!On February 18, 2009, Mary Jo Hainstock was offered the position of Vinton Shellsburg's Superintendent. At the time, she was interviewed at the time for the position by over 50 people. The interviews included questions by teachers, administrators, parents, students, bus drivers, and community leaders.

Announcing the 2020 Iowa Women's Hall of Fame Inductees and Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice Recipient In-person ceremony postponed The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women (ICSW) is pleased to announce the 2020 Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame inductees. Four remarkable women will be inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame and one individual will receive the Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice.

Vinton Shellsburg Meal Schedule for July 4th Weekend

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · June 29th, 2020
The Vinton Shellsburg Community School District Summer Meal Program will NOT be distributing meals on Friday, July 3rd, or on Monday, July 6th.However, the regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, July 7th.

New Century FS building catches fire Saturday Afternoon

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 27th, 2020
The New Century FS caught fire on Saturday afternoon. Vinton Fire Department responded as well as Garrison, Cedar-Mt. Auburn, Urbana, and Shellsburg Fire Departments.North Benton EMS, Benton County Sheriff's department and the Vinton Police Department were also on scene assisting.Vinton's ladder truck came in useful in combatting the fire with the ability to rise above the roof level.

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