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 . . .
K-8 Families-- You can definitely tell it is Spring... warm, cool, rain, sun... all the things blooming. You can also tell just by looking at our students. They all want to just go run and play... ok maybe not all the middle . . .
K-8 Families-- We have made it to May! I want to say thank you for helping us get this far and let's have a great end to the school year. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and I think we owe our teachers . . .
K-8 Families-- This week needs to start with a big "THANK YOU" for last week! Last week we had state testing for the 3rd-8th graders. Although we have a few students who have some make-up testing, it is great to . . .
K-8 Families-- As I prepare to write this there is a terrible 4-letter word on my mind and I have a feeling that my mindset will want to head in a very negative direction on Monday and Tuesday! That being said, mindset is a choice . . .
K-8 Families-- As we close in on the last few weeks of the school year, now more than ever your role as a support system for our kids is so important! We recognize they are antsy to get outside and just get to summer but we have . . .
K-8 Families-- Welcome to Spring! I hope you have been able to enjoy the weekend and the nice weather! This week's message is going to be short and some repeat information. 8th grade families don't . . .
K-8 Families-- We have officially started the 4th quarter! The next few weeks will fly by so help keep the kids on track to finish the school year strong! I know I have addressed drop-off and . . .
K-8 Families-- We survived the "time change" week! Monday might not have been pretty for many families as you prepared for the day but somehow we made it to Friday. Hopefully you have enjoyed the weekend . . .
K-8 Families-- Another week has flown by and we are sneaking up to the end of the 3rd quarter. Although it was super windy this week, it is great to have our elementary kids out enjoying the weather at recess and I hope you are . . .
K-8 Families-- Not only was the weather fantastic this past week but we think we had a pretty great week at school too! I know one thing is for sure, attitudes greatly improve when the sun is out. Make sure you are . . .
K-8 Families-- We got our full five days in and wow was it a busy week! Not to make excuses but having our first full week match up with a full moon.... you get the idea. It was great to have nice weather though and . . .
K-8 Families-- We are going to get five full, regular days of school this week, I can just feel it! We are going to see temps rising, the sun actually up when you drop your students off for school, and Spring is just . . .
K-8 Families-- Happy Valentines Day! I hope you and your family are cuddled up on this snowy, freezing cold day, maybe enjoying a movie and hot chocolate or taking in a good book, adding up the minutes for our Read Across America . . .
K-8 Families-- Another weekend of snow... just my opinion but it can stop already! Maybe you enjoy it but I feel like this week's cold spell might put us all over the edge hoping for Spring. This week it will be more . . .
K-8 Families-- Well, we got the snow I was hoping they were wrong about which then led to us missing two days of school. I hope you were able to make the most of it at home and hopefully we don't see that type of disruption . . .
K-8 Families-- As I type this, I sure hope the weather forecasters are wrong! 8-12 inches of snow is not how I would like to start my week but if it happens, I guess we make the best of it. Sometimes as we fight through . . .
Congrats to fourth grade teacher Mrs. Dana Finnegan on being selected as the Pella Corporation (Shenandoah) Staff Member of the Month! Mrs. Finnegan was nominated by parents Jesse and Mary Van Essen. Mrs. Finnegan received a plaque, travel . . .
K-8 Families-- Well, we had a snow day on Friday and although it wasn't one where the kids could go out and enjoy it in the snow, I hope you and your family were able to make it memorable or just took a fully relaxing day in your . . .
K-8 Families-- As we kick off the second half of the school year, it was great to see kids back in the building, diving right back into their work. On these dooming days of winter, where we are coming to school before the sun is . . .
K-8 Families-- I hope you have all had a great break and feel recharged! Or as the song goes, "and Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again," is more how you feel. Either way, we are excited to see . . .
K-8 Families-- Whether you are a fan of snow or you are like me, a fan of wearing shorts all year long, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. On Saturday morning, I went out to clear the snow from my driveway and our dog was outside . . .
K-8 Families-- Sometimes in education, we wait for "light bulb" moments when students truly get it. Educators devote countless hours trying to create lessons and meaningful moments to reach each and every student. . . .
K-8 Families-- What a tremendous week we had here at the JK-8! This week I got to spend some time doing formal observations of a few of our teachers and I saw some great things. Mr. Newberg and I have made an effort to make . . .
K-8 Families-- In these uncertain times, it may be easy to forget some of the really important things in life. If you are like me, you may feel distracted a lot and can't focus for long periods of time. What I have come . . .
K-8 Families-- It was another great week at the Shenandoah K-8! It was fun to see all the students dressed up for Red Ribbon Week and I hope they all have a better understanding of why this week is important to . . .
K-8 Families-- I hope this email finds you all well and rested after an extended weekend! I also hope your students aren't all hyped up on sugar today! We appreciate everyone who set up and attended their Parent-Teacher . . .
To: Families of SCSD Students From: Gayle Allensworth, Aaron Burdorf and Tiffany Spiegel Date: October 28, 2020 Re: Increased precautions due to recent COVID cases and numbers As all of you may be aware, since the . . .
K-8 Families-- As the end of our first nine weeks comes to an end, I would like to thank all of you for helping us get to this point. We knew there would be bumps in the road but I appreciate all your support along with the hard . . .
K-8 Families-- Hopefully you all had a great week and found a nice, warm, cozy spot to settle into on this cold Sunday. Every Friday I send out a message to the K-8 Staff and my most recent message to them reminded them to make . . .
K-8 Families-- Another great week at Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School has passed. We continue to see awesome things happening in classrooms and your students are growing each day! 1) The staff is constantly . . .
K-8 Families-- What a week! I hope all of your students enjoyed Homecoming Week and all the things that went with it. Thank you to everyone who participated in the dress up days, it helps liven the spirits in our . . .
K-8 Families: It was another great week to be in the K-8 building! Students and staff are working hard every day, growing together and making this an awesome place to be! 1) Last week's topic of morning drop off... Thank . . .