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Welcome to Shenandoah Elementary

Welcome to the Shenandoah Public Schools Elementary program!  We are proud of our Elementary program in Shenandoah. We have an opportunity to provide an educational opportunity to the youngest Mustangs and Fillies.  

We believe in unit based learning, exploratory opportunities, and of utmost importance - social/emotional learning for all students.  This is achieved through viable curricula, extensive trainings, collaborative approaches, data-driven practices, and highly qualified/certified staff.

We welcome you to visit our Elementary School!  Check out the Quick Links page to learn more (information, staff, standards, etc). Please call us to set up a time to visit.

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Shenandoah Elementary School

601 Dr. Creighton Circle

Shenandoah, IA 51601

(p) 712-246-2520

(f) 712-246-2496

Congratulations to the Youth Wrestlers Advancing to State

Congrats to the 14 Mustang youth wrestlers who advanced to the State Tournament, in Des Moines, on February 25 and 26. To qualify you must place in the top 4 in your age group and weight class. 3rd and 4th grade division: 66 pounds, . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  Time is flying by and it is hard to keep up with all the great things that are happening in our building and district.  I want to remind you that you can always check our school website or our JK-8 Facebook . . .

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Sign up for Spring Camps!!!

Would your elementary student be interested in having some fun over Spring Break? Shenandoah Elementary is hosting a five-day morning camp over Spring Break, March 13-17. Use the QR code or click here to sign your child up for camp! 

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend!  It's a bit cold out so hopefully you are finding a way to stay warm and comfy. This week we will be having a PENNY WAR for elementary and middle school . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  If you were looking for a snow day this week, I am really sorry that didn't happen for you.  That being said, because we were in school we got to see some amazing growth from our students as we wrapped up some . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  I know it is still January but before long it is going to be Spring and you will be asking "where has the time gone."  That being said, we have a bunch of things that I want to make sure you have on . . .

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Reminder About Morning Drop-Off At The K8

JK-8 Families-- As we start into the second semester, I just wanted to send out some reminders about the morning drop off line. I think the number one rule that everyone could follow and would make everyone happy would be: ONE STOP AND DROP. . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  It was great to have all our students back in the building this week!  Hopefully everyone enjoyed their break but were excited to come back to school. Grades for the first half of the year will be completed on . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  I hope everyone has enjoyed their break and spent some quality time with family and friends!  Yes, we do come back to school this week but you still have a couple of days left to enjoy. Wednesday, Jan 4 will be . . .

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December Students of the Month

We would like to congratulate our December Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School. Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the month from . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  As we head into our last week before break, I hope we are able to finish strong and send our kids out with a smile.  I know that teachers have some great plans for this week and are looking forward to seeing your . . .

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TAG Students Excellent Performance in Quiz Bowl

The Shenandoah 5th-8th grade TAG students recently participated in an online quiz bowl competition called The Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl. It is a nationwide competition that runs in the fall and spring. The 5th and 6th grade team competed . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  We are wrapping up the first semester and it has been a good one!  There are so many things to celebrate and we hope to close the first semester on a strong note!     Thank you to . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  It is the season of hussel and bussel.  This, that, and the other thing needs to get done... events to get to... the whirlwind of life!  I hope you are able to find ways to stop and enjoy this time of year . . .

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Elementary and Middle School November Students of the Month

We would like to congratulate our November Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School. Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the month from . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  Hopefully you have enjoyed your extended weekend and can find many things to be thankful for!   I know I always have the info at the end of this email, but don't forget to keep checking our PK-8 . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  Welcome to the craziest part of the year!  Between now and the end of December there is always so much to do and it seems like there is never enough time to get it done.   This coming week, we have a . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  This week was a full week!  We kicked the week off with an excellent keynote speaker for our 7th-12th graders.  If you have a 7th or 8th grader, if you haven't already heard about it, please make sure . . .

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Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  It seems like the weeks are just flying by!  Fall activities have wrapped up, we are a few weeks into second quarter and speeding toward the holiday season. Congrats to Mrs. Smith and all of our Middle School . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  Thank you to all who came out to Parent/Teacher Conferences.  I hope everyone received some good feedback about how your student(s) are doing and have some plans for how to make the rest of their school year . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  It has been an amazing 1st Quarter here at Shenandoah K-8!  Students do wonderful things every day and you should be very proud of your kiddos.  Obviously, not everything is roses and rainbows for every . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  I hope you are enjoying the Fall temps but it looks like Monday and Tuesday might be a bit much!  We continue to have some great days here at school and we look forward to that continuing!  If . . .

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Jk-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  It is amazing how fast time flies when your days are filled with so many events!  We are having a great start to the year but it really isn't the start anymore.  Somehow we are just eight short days from . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  What a beautiful Fall week this was!  I hope everyone is getting a chance to get outside and enjoy the weather! October is World Bullying Prevention Month and as part of that we recognize Monday, Oct 3 as Stomp . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  One of the great pleasures of being a building principal is witnessing numerous interactions, every day, that make me smile!  I try to make it outside, as often as possible, to greet students at morning drop . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  Who's looking forward to Homecoming Week?!  Well... that might not be a popular question for educators, as we know that it is possible for some distractions but that being said, it is always exciting to see the . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  It was another great week here in the elementary and middle schools!  Students seem to really be settling into their routines and it is great to visit classrooms full of engagement.   This past week, . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

JK-8 Families--  I hope everyone is enjoying your extended weekend and will enjoy another day home tomorrow.  It has been a great start to the school year and the students are settling in well.  It has been awesome to see . . .

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JK-8 Weekly Update

K-8 Families--  Welcome back to school!  I hope everyone had a great first week!  It was awesome to have students back in the building, establishing relationships, and setting a foundation for the school year. This week we . . .

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Weekly Update May 22

JK-8 Families--  We are headed down the home straight!  This is the last week of school and I hope it is a great one!  Although this might be exciting for some, others might be wishing for more... either way, know that . . .

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Weekly Update May 15

JK-8 Families--  Another week has flown by!  The next two weeks will be crazy, hectic, fun, and fast... it never fails this time of year.  Remember to smile and laugh, even in the trying times it is all worth it! Here are . . .

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Weekly Update May 8

JK-8 Families--  Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there!  I hope you are able to have a great day full of love, rest, and whatever makes you happy, you deserve it! This week looks like it could be crazy . . .

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April Students of the Month

We would like to congratulate our April Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School. Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the month from . . .

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April Students of the Month

We would like to congratulate our April Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School. Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the month from . . .

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Weekly Update May 1

JK-8 Families--  We are turning the calendar to May, the year has flown by!  We have seen some amazing growth and we will continue to push through to the end.  It may be hard to keep the focus but we will do our part each day . . .

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Weekly Update April 24

JK-8 Families--  There is one week left in April!  As I said in a previous message, this time of year just flies by.  With so many events on the calendar, it seems no one is sitting down for very long.  That being . . .

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Weekly Update April 17

JK-8 Families--  I hope you have enjoyed your three day weekend!  Weekends like this are great as they give us a chance to just stop and refresh or make memories with family and friends.  It also gives us a chance to prepare . . .

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March Students of the Month

We would like to congratulate our March Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School. Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout . . .

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Weekly Update April 10

JK-8 Families--  This past week we administered the state assigned ISASP tests to our 3rd through 8th graders.  As you may know, this can be a stressful week for our students and staff.  The preparation that goes into . . .

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Weekly Update April 3

JK-8 Families--  As we enter the last two months of the school year, this might be the hardest stretch each year.  The sun is out, everything is greening up, outdoor activities have started, and it is easier to stay up a little . . .

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Weekly Update March 27

JK-8 Families--  Last night, the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation held their inaugural Excellence in Education banquet and it was an amazing success!  The foundation celebrated 25 current Shenandoah staff members who . . .

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Kindergarten Round-Up

Welcome! Kindergarten is a milestone in your child™s life and we are so happy that you have chosen Shenandoah CSD for your child™s educational experience. Kindergarten is not only the beginning of your son/daughter™s first . . .

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Weekly Update February 13

JK-8 Families--  Happy Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine's Day Eve!  I don't know where all the days are going but it seems like the calendar just keeps flying by, maybe you don't feel it but I sure do! I just took a . . .

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January Students of the Month

We would like to congratulate our January Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School. Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the month from . . .

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Weekly Update February 6

JK-8 Families--  Normally have this email ready well in advance of it's automatic release on Sunday afternoon at 4PM.  This week, it is 3:10 and I am just getting to it but that is ok, that means I have had a full weekend.  . . .

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Weekly Update January 30

JK-8 Families--  I hope you have been able to get out and enjoy the warmer weather this weekend!  The days are getting longer and although I know it will likely snow this week, it puts a smile on my face as I know we are . . .

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December Students of the Month

We would like to congratulate our December Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School. Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the month from . . .

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Weekly Update Jan 16

JK-8 Families--  I hope you have been able to dig out and possibly even enjoy the snow.  Today and tomorrow would be great days to have the kids get out to play in the snow and sun. As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL . . .

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Weekly Update Jan 9

JK-8 Families--  It was great to have all our students back in the building this week!  Hopefully everyone enjoyed their break but were excited to come back to school. Grades for the first half of the year are completed and you . . .

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Weekly Update Sept 12

JK-8 Families--  It is HOMECOMING WEEK! For us here in the JK-8 building, we will celebrate with dress-up days and the middle schoolers will attend the school pep rally at the high school on Friday.  This week can be full of . . .

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Weekly Update Sept 6

JK-8 Families--  I hope you have been able to enjoy your extended weekend and recharged for the upcoming week.  It has been great to be out and about through the building and seeing all the students engaged.   As our . . .

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Weekly Update August 29

K-8 Families--  Welcome back to school!  Hopefully your student(s) had a good first week and are eager to come back for week two.  It was great to see them all back in the building with their friends and our staff! Some . . .

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2021-22 Elementary Supply Lists

As you start planning for the upcoming school year, please take some time to gather up what is asked of your child to bring with them to school.  We hope you are having a great summer! Elementary School Supply List 21-22

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K-4 Students of the Month for April

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. . . .

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Weekly Update May 9

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 . . .

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Weekly Update May 2

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 . . .

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Weekly Update April 25

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 . . .

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Weekly Update April 18

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 . . .

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Weekly Update April 11

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 . . .

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K-4 Students of the Month for March

We would like to congratulate our March 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. . . .

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Weekly update April 4

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 . . .

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Weekly Update March 28

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 . . .

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Weekly Update March 14

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 . . .

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K-4 Students of the Month for February

We would like to congratulate our February Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School. Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the month from . . .

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Weekly Update March 7

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 . . .

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JK-4 Celebrate Read Across America

We had an awesome week celebrating Read Across America!  Check out some of our photos or check out more on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shenpk8 while also reading this great article from . . .

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Weekly Update February 21

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 . . .

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Weekly Update February 14

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 . . .

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Weekly Update February 7

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 . . .

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K-4 Students of the Month for January

We would like to congratulate our January Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School. Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the month from . . .

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Mrs. Finnegan selected as Staff Member of the Month by Pella

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 . . .

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Weekly Update January 17

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 . . .

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K-4 Students of the Month for December

We would like to congratulate our December Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary school.  Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe . . .

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Weekly Update December 13

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 . . .

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Weekly Update December 6

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.  . . .

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K-4 Students of the Month for November

We would like to congratulate our November Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School.  Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the month . . .

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Weekly Update Nov 29

K-8 Families--  I hope you were all able to enjoy your extended weekend!  I know my family did... watching football, smoking a turkey, decorating the house, or even just taking a nap (that was just me).  No matter how you spent . . .

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Weekly Update Nov 22

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 . . .

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Weekly Update Nov 15

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 . . .

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Weekly Update Nov 8

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 . . .

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K-4 Students of the Month for October

We would like to congratulate our October Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School.  Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the . . .

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Weekly Update Oct 25

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 . . .

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Weekly Update Oct 18

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 . . .

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Fish Fry Fundraiser feeds School Food Program

We want to say a big thank you to Optimal Aquafeed and Green Plains in partnership with the Emerald Isle for their donation of $1020 to the school lunch program.  Back on September 12th, the Emerald Isle hosted a fish fry, with the fish . . .

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Weekly Update Oct 11

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 . . .

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K-4 Students of the Month for September

We would like to congratulate our September Students of the Month here at the Shenandoah Elementary and Middle School.  Students earn "The Mustang Way" cards for being respectful, responsible, and being safe throughout the . . .

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Weekly Update Oct 4

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 . . .

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Virtual Elementary Art Show

Mrs. Davidson put together this slideshow of her students and their art project from the year.  Normally, there is an Art Walk every spring and her students put their work on display outside of the children's department at the . . .

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