March 26, 2017
2:00 pm - Speech
@ Palace Theatre
March 27, 2017
8:30 am - Speech
@ Univ. of Northern Iowa
March 28, 2017
6:30 pm - Tilford Event
@ Tilford Elementary School
March 29, 2017
8:00 am - Tilford Event
@ Tilford Elementary School
March 30, 2017
4:30 pm - Track: Girls Varsity Invitational vs Union Community School District, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Don Bosco Catholic, Aplington-Parkersburg, Denver Community Schools, Iowa Falls-Alden, Vinton-Shellsburg, East Marshall, B-G-M Brooklyn (Away)
@ Union High School
6:30 pm - Tilford Event
@ Tilford Elementary School
7:30 pm - Soccer: Boys Varsity Jamboree vs Columbus Catholic (Away)
@ Columbus Catholic High School
March 31, 2017
9:00 am - American Red Cross Blood Drive
@ VS-HS Auxiliary Gym
9:30 am - Tiny Vikes Preschool
@ Shellsburg Elementary School, Tilford Elementary School
4:30 pm - Track: Boys Varsity Invitational vs HLV, Benton Community, BGM, Columbus Catholic, Denver Community Schools, Janesville, Jesup, North Linn, Union Community School District, Wahlert, Williamsburg (Home)
@ Vinton-Shellsburg High School, VS Karr Athletic Complex


Mr. Murray- SAI Elementary Principal of the Year

Our district is pleased to share the news that Tilford elementary principal, Jim Murray, has been named the 2017 Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.

There are about 650 elementary principals in Iowa. While … Continue reading

There’s a Monster in My Closet!

Enclosed please find the Camper Registration Packet for our 2017 Little Vikes Drama Camp. Camp will open with Orientation and Workshops on June 5 & 6. At the end of camp on June 6, campers will be given their casting … Continue reading

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National Merit Scholarship Recognitions

Congratulations to both Jamie Thompson and David Steele for being recognized as National Merit Scholars.  Students qualify to become a National Merit Scholar by taking the PSAT exam during their junior year of high school.  Last school year, 1.6 million … Continue reading

New Cross Country Website

Go to the following link to find all the information you need relating to the High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams. Schedules, maps, meet results, and more.

State Announces Attendance Center Rankings: Vinton-Shellsburg Proud of Their Results!

While recognizing there is room to improve, staff at Vinton-Shellsburg are proud of the results the Iowa Department of Education released earlier today. As a result of legislative action, the Department of Education developed Attendance Center Rankings for all the … Continue reading


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Our district is pleased to share the news that Tilford elementary principal, Jim Murray, has been named the 2017 Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.
There are about 650 elementary principals in Iowa. While this award is given by SAI, he was nominated by staff and parents from his building last spring. Some of the quotes from the nominations included:
Ø “Mr. Murray leads by example and is continually seeking effective, engaging professional development for all staff. He attends our professional development as a learner and reinforces his learning to us by leading by example.”
Ø “..has always held his employees to a very high standard of professionalism here at Tilford. How we dress, how we work with students and parents, the examples we set in our daily tasks have always been held to a very high standard.”
Ø “…He takes the time for kids whether they are in trouble or earn reward time with him. If they are in trouble, he helps them work through whatever problem they are facing. He doesn’t accuse but helps them to tell the trouble about what happened and to make good decisions the next time a situation may occur.”
Ø “I can sum up Mr. Murray’s leadership style in a simple sentence – He does what is best for kids.”
Vinton-Shellsburg is fortunate to have Mr. Murray as a part of our school-community. He understands the commitment that it takes to be a school leader. He has what it takes including a passion to not just say let’s do it for kids but the willingness and skills to actually put that passion into action. In particular, he understands the importance of having a positive climate and culture within his building and how it in turn impacts students’ success. I am grateful that Mr. Murray chooses to be a part of our district.
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"The Mission of the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District is to improve the quality of lives and assist individuals in becoming contributing members of society through the accumulation and application of knowledge."