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Welcome to Shenandoah Middle School

Shenandoah Middle School is comprised of grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. We offer a wide variety of academic and extracurricular programs. Math, science, social studies, language arts, STEM, physical education, band, choir, family consumer science, art, agriculture, woods, and other elective courses round out our curriculum. In addition, we offer cross country, football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track, baseball, softball, student council, FCCLA, and other activities.

Shenandoah Middle School has a diverse staff ranging from recent graduates up to staff with years of quality experience. We pride ourselves on putting students first and eliminating bullying within our building. Our STEM programs lead southwest Iowa and beyond as we offer a variety of robotics, coding, technology, math, and other experiences that help students think about the world that they will be working in. One program, Ten80 Racing, has put Shenandoah Middle School on the national spotlight as we have brought home two National Championships in just 3 short years.

In short, Shenandoah Middle School is proud to call 601 Dr. Creighton Circle home to a wonderful building for learning and growing within education.

 

Shenandoah Middle School

601 Dr. Creighton Circle

Shenandoah Iowa 51601

712-246-2520

Fax 712-246- 2496

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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Registration

We are glad to announce that registration has opened for the 21-22 school year. Below are the instructions on how to register.    Current Students . . .

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2021-22 Middle School 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! Middle School Supply List 21-22

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Martin Named Finalist for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

Sarah L. Martin, Middle School Math Teacher, has been named as a finalist for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.  This is the nation's highest honor for teachers of science, technology, . . .

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Mr. Flowers selected as Staff Member of the Month by Pella

Congrats to Mr. William Flowers on being selected as the Pella Corporation (Shenandoah) Staff Member of the Month! Mr. Flowers was nominated by parent Candice Staudenmaier and her daughter Grace. Mr. Flowers received a plaque, travel mug, and . . .

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Weekly Update May 16

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 . . .

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5-8 Students of the Month for April

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 . . .

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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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5-8 Students of the Month for March

We would like to congratulate our March 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 . . .

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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 21

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 . . .

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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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5-8 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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Weekly Update February 28

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 . . .

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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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Holste wins Top Youth Volunteer of 2021 Scholarship

We would like to congratulate Davin Holste for being named lowa's Middle School youth volunteer of 2021 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, America's largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer service. . . .

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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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5-8 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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Weekly Update January 31

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 . . .

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Weekly Update January 24

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 . . .

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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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Weekly Update January 10

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 . . .

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5-8 Students of the Month for December

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

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Weekly Update January 3

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 . . .

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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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5-8 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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5-8 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 Nov 1

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 . . .

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Updated Mask Guidance

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 . . .

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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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Ms. Bounds selected as Staff Member of the Month by Pella

Congrats to Ms. Toni Bounds on being selected as the Pella Corporation (Shenandoah) Staff Member of the Month! Ms. Bounds was nominated by parent Stephanie Chaney. Ms. Bounds received a plaque, travel mug, and a $500 check to be used in her . . .

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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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5-8 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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Mrs. Hunter participates with Iowa DNR

This past summer, Mrs. Hunter worked with the Nishnabotna Wildlife Unit helping to manage and restore the wetlands and prairie habitats.  She built a beaver management device that allows water to flow through a culvert in the McPaul . . .

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Weekly Update Sept 20

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 . . .

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MS Art Showcase 2019-2020

Mrs. Hart put together this slideshow of a sampling of her students' art projects from the year.  Normally, there is an Art Walk and a Showcase Night every spring and her students are able to showcase their work to the community . . .

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7 & 8 FCS Pillowcase Project for Troops

Middle School Family and Consumer Science students recently participated in an exciting community service project. The classroom was contacted by the Daughters of the American Revolution out of Council Bluffs, about making pillow cases to . . .

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Registration & Open House, 2019-2020 School Year MS

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be available online starting Monday, July 22.  Walk-in registration assistance will be available Tuesday, July 23 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the High School Cafeteria (this is a change in . . .

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SMS Open House

SMS Open House was on April 24th.  Staff was available to answer questions and give tours.  Science, 7th I.T, Art Class and Ten80 Racing had project on display.  If you wanted to try a science experiment  or test . . .

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Student Council Officers for 2019-2020

Student Council Officers for 2019-2020 school year are top row LR  Jenna Burdorf, Sophia Adkins and Kassidy Stephens.  Bottom row LR  Camden Lorimor, Macey Finlay and Maci Slater.

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6th Honor Choir

6th grade recently had auditions for Honor Choir and those selected were Diego Manzo, Chloe Denton, Camryn Gile, Sylvia Hennings, Ashlynn Hodges and Jillian Putnam 

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7/8 Honor Choir

7/8 Honor Choir auditions were recently held. Those selected were 7th grade Caroline Rogers, Jenna Burdorf and Varleria Cardona 8th grade Kaitlyn Widger, Sophia Adkins and Natalie VanScoy

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Semester One Honor Roll

Congratulations to all students who made the A and A/B Honor Roll for Semester One.

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Honor Band

 SWIBA honor band members, Kaitlyn Widger ~ 8th grade and Jenna Burdorf ~  7th grade.   Kaitlyn plays percussion and Jenna plays Trombone.   Honor band was on November 9th in Atlantic.

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Iowa Association of Student Council's Middle School Principal of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Jason Shaffer, Shenandoah's High School Principal, as being named the Iowa Association of Student Council's Middle School Principal of the Year.  Mr. Shaffer was nominated for this award at . . .

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SWIBA Middle School Honor Band Selections

Shenandoah Middle School had two students selected to the SWIBA Middle School Honor Band, this past weekend, at auditions held in Clarinda. The 7th Grade will be represented by Jenna Burdorf on trombone while the 8th Grade will be . . .

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7th Grade Marshmallow Challenge

To work on team building in 7th-grade math we start the year with the Marshmallow Challenge. The student's goal is to build the tallest freestanding structure in 18 minutes with only the following supplies: 20 pieces of spaghetti, 1 . . .

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