Please join me in congratulating Joselyn Dominguez Camacho, who earned the Iowa Seal of Biliteracy for 2021!
Seal recipients must demonstrate proficiency in English, as shown on tests like the ISASP/Iowa Assessments, ACT, or AP Language, as well as another language. Here, students show proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Spanish through the AAPPL or (this year) STAMP test. Minimum proficiency is Intermediate Mid; Joselyn's proficiency has surpassed that in all areas.
A special thanks to the Rapp Trust, whose grant covered this year's testing which made this possible.
Shenandoah Community School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:
Sites will run May 24 - August 13, 2021
Logan Administration Building 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Nicolson Park 11:20 AM - 11:35 AM
Gottsch Park 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Mayridge Drive 12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
Priest Park 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Sack 'N Save 11:20 AM - 11:35 AM
IWCC 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Valley View 12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
Sportsman's Park 12:30-12:45 PM
Farragut School/Apartment Building 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Northboro Park 11:50 AM - 12:05 AM
Shenandoah JK-8 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM June 7 - August 13
Shenandoah High School 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM June 7 - August 13
We deliver on Mondays and Wednesdays to all the locations listed above. Monday's meals will consist of three breakfasts and three lunches that meet state guidelines for reimbursement and Wednesday's meals will consist of two breakfasts and two lunches that meet state guidelines for reimbursement.
If you are in need of a meal and are not able to make it to one of the locations listed above, please contact Kristin Edwards at (712) 246-3773 or email email@example.com to make arrangements.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement:
“It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.”
K-8 Families-- We are down to the last week of school for the 2020-21 year. For some this might be the most exciting week of the year, for others they might be wishing for more. Wherever you stand, know that your students have done a great job this year and we are proud of them! Without a doubt, this year will go down in the history book and we can be proud of the effort that was collectively given by our students and staff!
This week we will do some celebrating with classroom parties and awards! We started off the celebration this past week with me being turned into a "cake" as a reward for this winter's Penny War and Mr. Newberg got some silly string and whipped cream. Anything to make the kids smile and have some fun I guess!
As we wrap up the year, please make sure to make plans on how you can help your student(s) continue to grow this summer. Provide them with opportunities to read for 20-30 minutes a day, take a trip to a museum, visit the zoo, go on a scavenger hunt, play board games, or anything else you can think of that might keep their mind engaged. But even more importantly, have some fun and enjoy your family time!
This week's schedule does include our normal 1:25 dismissal on Wednesday and on Friday, the last day of the school year, we will also have a 1:25 dismissal.
Our last big event will happen on Tuesday with our Middle School Showcase night. The doors open at 5:00 and close at 7:00. Artwork and projects from many of our 5th-8th graders will be displayed in the Middle School hallways. The 6th-8th grade bands along with the 7th-8th grade choir will perform starting at 5:30. Also, our very own student rock band "Gas and Grass" will be performing! These concerts will be held outside, pending weather, so feel free to bring your lawn chair.
This past week, I sent out recordings of the 5th grade choir concert along with music concerts from our Kindergarten and 1st graders. The 2nd grade music program will be released early this week.
As we start to think about transitions for next year, Friday our 4th graders got to go visit the 5th grade classrooms and this week we will be taking the 8th graders over to the HS to check out those hallways. I also know our preschoolers will be making their way up to the "big school" this week to check out the kindergarten classrooms. We will have an open house night again in August so everyone can come in and check out the buildings.
I hope you all have a safe and healthy summer!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Thanks and have a great week! --Mr. Burdorf #horsepower
Congratulations to the District Champion Shenandoah Mustangs Tennis team! Reed Finnegan, Andrew Lawrence, Josh Schuster, Eli Schuster, Quentin Slater, and Dylan Gray advanced to Substate team tennis on May 22nd in Pella.
Another big congratulations goes out to the district runner-up performance of Reed Finnegan & Josh Schuster, as well as the district championship performance of Andrew Lawrence. They advanced and qualified for the State Singles and Doubles tournament to be held in Waterloo on May 27/28! It was a BIG day for the tennis team! Way to go Mustangs!
Congrats to Coaches Daoust, Johnson and Gilbert as well!
We would like to congratulate our April Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Middle School. Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the month from teachers and staff. Those cards are then used to select the winners for each month. Those winners then receive an award for being chosen. This month's winners are:
Tyler Haffner, Terin Courtier, Ryan Love, and Breanna Black
We would like to congratulate our April Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary. Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the month from teachers and staff. Those cards are then used to select the winners for each month. Those winners then receive an award for being chosen. This month's winners are:
Front Row: Landry Griger, Josie Wooten, Lynlee Leece, Cain Richardson, Jaedynn Fichter Harris
2nd Row: Jacob Allumbaugh, Kenzlee Hallam, Adysen Tyner, Khloe Crowley
3rd Row: Ethan Daoust, Chase Olson, Jaxton Wiley, Braxton Hankins
4th Row: Jayden Comstock, Jax Cameron, Wyatt Mather, Madison Alexander
Back Row: Ava O'Rourke, Brooklyn Johnson, Carter Wooten
Shenandoah Community School District is thrilled to introduce Ignite, which will offer flexible, personalized, enriching educational experiences to Shenandoah students starting in the 2021-22 school year.
As a virtual learning option, Ignite will maximize student learning potential using a personalized education plan that includes access to core instruction through traditional or online learning, career technical education programs, or other specialized teaching and learning. Students will be engaged in a continuum of service, which could include one or more of the following: online learning, blended learning, project-based learning, and work-based learning and/or apprenticeships.
The Ignite program may be appropriate for families who homeschool as there are many options for the district to support your child that may be on-campus, off-campus, in small groups or online learning while they learn from home.
All students are issued a district-owned Chromebook which passes all activity through the district's internet filter. For students that don't have access to the internet, the district provides internet service at 4 locations throughout Shenandoah and at each of the district's 3 school buildings.
Ignite students will follow the Shenandoah Community School District Academic Calendar. Students will be expected to log in and make academic progress daily to be counted present for attendance purposes. Families are still responsible for student attendance and participation in Ignite.
Interested in learning more about Ignite?
Complete the Interest Survey here