PARADE IS POSTPONED - PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE
We are excited for our staff parade on Tuesday, April 7th, beginning at 1:00pm!
At the bottom is a link to the map of the parade route for Shenandoah. It also includes approximate times for Farragut, Imogene, and Northboro.
The parade will start at the K8 building and follow the attached route with arrows. After Shenandoah, the parade will head to Imogene, then Farragut, then Northboro.
A map is not attached for Imogene, Farragut, or Northboro. Our parade will go up main street in each town, and loop back down main street to leave town. In Imogene, that is Railroad St; in Farragut, Hartford Ave; and Northboro, Broadway.
We encourage families not on the parade route to join us on the route map at some point!
Please do not socialize if you are along the route. Please honor the social distancing guidelines. Our staff will be doing so as well. We will not be carpooling, we will be in our own vehicles.
WE CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU! WAVE, MAKE SIGNS, HONK BACK!
The Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation (SIEF) is now accepting applications for a part-time Executive Director to assist our Foundation’s work in overseeing of administration, programs, and strategic plan for our organization.
Job description listed below SIEF Board Meeting photo.
Please submit your resume and letter of application to our P.O. Box 351, Shenandoah, IA 51601.
In an earlier story, Foundation president Corby Fichter said the organization "was very blessed late in 2019 to receive a gift of $250,000 from a donor in our area who wants to remain anonymous. This gift, along with a great start to our 'Family Challenge' has given our foundation an endowment large enough that we can – and need to -- hire someone who can provide specific time and energy to help us continue building that endowment and fulfilling our vision and mission statements."
Fichter asked in that story, "If you or someone you know might have an interest in working with our Foundation, please reach out to me or anybody on our board. To be clear, we are looking for a part-time executive director to start very soon. It is our hope and desire that this position will eventually be a full-time position, as we continue to grow our endowment and the work that we are doing."
Applications are due April 15.
Fichter noted that "we understand our current special challenges, concerning COVID-19." He said if people need additional time or more information to consider the opportunity, they can email him firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 11-member board of directors meets every other month.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Executive Director, position, Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation
The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation. The Executive Director is responsible for assisting in the overseeing of administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and fun community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization’s vision and mission.
Responsible for assisting in the leading of the Foundation in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s vision and mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for assisting in the fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support the Foundation’s mission.
Jointly responsible for the fiscal integrity of the Foundation along with the Board of Directors, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
Jointly responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
3) Organization Vision and Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the vision and mission are fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
Responsible for assisting in the implementation of Foundation’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
Responsible for assisting in the strategic planning to ensure that the Foundation can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
Responsible for the enhancement of the Foundation’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
4) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Responsible for the effective administration of Foundation operations.
Actual Job Responsibilities
Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
Strategic planning and implementation.
Planning and operation of annual budget.
Serve as Foundation’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general and local public.
Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance Foundation’s Mission.
Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues.
Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
Review and approve contracts for services.
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Professional Qualifications Needed
Transparent and high integrity leadership.
Experience and skill in working with a team.
High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
Fundraising experience would be helpful. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
Strong written and oral communication skills with comfort in using email, websites, and social media.
Strong public speaking ability.
Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
NEW SCHEDULE AS OF WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
Monday - Friday
11 AM - 12:30 PM
Shenandoah Community School District will be offering Grab-N-Go Meals at the locations listed below. They will consist of a lunch for the day and a breakfast for the following morning. Children between the ages of 1-18 may come pick one up at no cost, but the child must be present to receive a meal.
Logan - 11:00-11:15 Priest Park - 11:00-11:15
Nicholson Park - 11:18-11:30 Sac & Save - 11:18-11:35
Gottsch Park - 11:35-11:50 IWCC - 11:38-11:55
Mayridge - 11:55-12:10 Valley View - 11:58-12:10
Farragut School - 11:00-11:15
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 3.16.2020
Shenandoah CSD Closed 4 Weeks
In the last several weeks, the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has rapidly increased across the United States. This news has elevated everyone’s concern. We have been working carefully to follow the guidance of several agencies, including the Iowa Department of Public Health, Page County Public Health, the Iowa Department of Education, and further consulting with other medical providers and schools.
Shenandoah CSD will be closed for the next four weeks based on the Governor’s recommendation that schools close. School will resume on April 13th based on what information is available today. Please keep in mind this is a very uncertain time, and information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly changing. We will make decisions and announcements as more information is presented.
The District is working on a plan that will allow the food service department to continue to provide meals for students. Please watch for further announcements.
This is a serious matter, and yet, some things can be done that will help us be better prepared to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These recommended actions seem simple, but these are practices that will help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other illnesses.
Limited Building Access
Restrictions on Student and Staff Travel
To avoid the potential of travel-related exposure to the virus, beginning this weekend:
Making Up Instructional Time
It is unknown whether or not the Iowa Department of Education will waive the minimum amount of time schools are required to be in session.
It is fortunate spring break is scheduled March 16-20, which is one of the four weeks the District is closed. There are additional instructional hours on the school calendar that can be used for emergency purposes; however, there are not sufficient hours to cover all four weeks. It is estimated we would need to make up some time.
The 2020 Shenandoah High School Mock Trial team consists of 10 students and is taught by Mr. Kirkholm. This year's case was an art theft cold case that involved six paintings that were stolen from an art museum and were missing for 20 years. The defendant in the case was Taylor Gates versus the State of Iowa and he/she was charged with theft in the first degree. The students involved are Riley Hunter (lawyer for prosecution and defense), Nichole Gilbert (lawyer for defense and Witness Claudia Hendricks for prosecution), Natalie Gilbert (lawyer for prosecution and witness Sal Amore for defense) Devin Morelock (lawyer for prosecution and witness Taylor Gates for defense) Ethan Voshell (lawyer for defense and witness Lou Howe for prosecution), Jessica Sun (lawyer for prosecution), Mia Parker (defense witness Riley Chase), Kaylee Crawley (lawyer for prosecution), and Zayddi Ladish (timer). The team competed in Mason City at North Iowa Area Community College. There were 18 teams present at the competition. In the competition, they lost the first trial and won the second trial and placed sixth overall. Preparing for the case they were assisted by lawyers Bri Sorensen and Nick Lancina.