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
Fax 712-246- 2496
JK-8 Families-- As we prepare for a short week of school, I am hopeful that you are looking forward to the long break. It looks like the weather is going to be nice so make the most of it! Whether you are celebrating . . .
JK-8 Families-- You thought the Fall was busy? Just wait until mid-November through the end of February! Maybe you have kids in scouts, dance, a sport, or something else and then you throw in the concerts, various programs, . . .
JK-8 Families-- Happy Halloween! I hope everyone has enjoyed the three day weekend but I also hope that you don't send us sugar high students on Monday! Thank you to everyone who showed up for Parent/Teacher . . .
Rebellion is imminent in Matilda Jr., a cheerfully entertaining ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This is a story of a young girl who dreams of a better life and along the way inspires her classmates as they . . .
JK-8 Families-- Well this Sunday is certainly gloomy. With the rain pouring down and the colder temps, I hope you have found a way to relax and unwind today. Maybe a few family games to end your weekend might be a good way . . .
JK-8 Families-- We have a lot to cover in this week's message, so I will just get right to it: 1) Academics first! Both when our students are here at school or whether they are home sick, please try to stay up on your . . .
JK-8 Families-- It is amazing how time flies! Looking at the calendar, we are just over a week from being done with the first quarter. I am hopeful that you don't feel like Fall is rushing us along. With the end of . . .
JK-8 Families-- We have entered October and this month is Bully Prevention Month. On Monday, we encourage everyone to wear BLUE for Bully Prevention Day. As a building leader, this is one of the topics that seem to come up . . .
JK-8 Families-- If you haven't heard from your students, this past week was an exciting week as most of our classrooms got their new desks and some new tables. We still have some work to finish up but the new stuff looks great . . .
JK-8 Families-- We survived Homecoming Week! I hope your students had a fun time dressing up or doing fun activities with their peers. It was a lot of fun for us to see how many participated, it brings a lot of spirit to the . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .