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Shenandoah Community School District


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


Fax 712-246- 2496

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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