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Supply List
Friday, July 21, 2017
High School students, in general, will just need to make sure they have pens/pencils and notebooks and binders. Students may want to have, but are not required to have, agenda or planner, ear buds, Kleenex and Clorox wipes.

Here are a few specific items that certain classes request from students:

Language Arts 9 : Spiral notebook (3 section) 120 pages, 3 glue sticks, scissors, colored pencils, 2 highlighters, ruler, pencil bag to hold the items

Algebra 1: 100 sheet composition notebook, Recommended - Graphing Calculator TI-Npsire CX - (Not Cas)

Social Science - Notebook

Spanish 1 - 3 ring binder, notebook used only for Spanish, 4-pack dry erase markers

Language Arts 11 - 3 ring binder

AP Chemistry - 3 ring binder and 2 notebooks

Ag1 - 3 ring binder and 5-8 dividers

Art 1 - 2 pack Ultra fine black sharpies

Clothing 1 (based on project) - Thread, pins/needles, buttons, material, zipper/drawstring

Language Arts 10 and Communications - Notebook, pack of notecards

Foods 1 - 3 ring binder (1 inch) and dividers

AP Lit - 3 ring binder and 2 notebooks
Cyber Security Opportunity for students
Monday, July 17, 2017
CyberStart is an on-line game of discovery that helps students learn about cybersecurity. The CyberStart program was developed as an on-ramp for a nationwide cyber talent pipeline. While exploring CyberStart high school juniors and seniors (16 years old or older) and college students can approach hundreds challenges in any order and earn points\badges for solving challenges. Students do not need any prior knowledge in cybersecurity and do not have to travel to participate; all they need is an Internet-connected computer.

A portion of the game will be available July 14-28 so students can try it out. Students who do well during the trial period will receive an invitation to play the full game from August 1-28.

Students from Iowa who excel in the program may share in $150,000 in scholarships to further their cyber education, and ultimately for $500,000 in scholarships for college and graduate-level training in cybersecurity preparing them for certifications that are widely sought by employers.

Location: More information is available at www.sans.org/cyberstartUS .
School Nurse information
Monday, July 17, 2017
To Parent/Guardian of 11th Grade Students,

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the Iowa Department of Public Health has made changes to the Iowa Immunization law. This change requires that all students entering 12th grade have the Meningococcal vaccination before school starts.

If your 11th grade student, is currently 16 years of age or older, they are eligible to receive the Meningococcal vaccination now to meet the 12th grade immunization requirement.

I would like to recommend a few options in order to meet the 12th grade immunization requirement:
1. Shenandoah Medical Center is offering free sports physicals and an immunization clinic (parent must be present for immunizations) on Saturday 7/22 or Saturday 8/12 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.*
2. Shenandoah Medical Center has an immunization clinic available Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call Sue at 712-246-7463, Dena at 712-246-7165, Nancy at 712-246-7108, or Chris at 712-246-7347 to schedule an appointment.*
3. The SMC Immunization Clinic will also be open on Monday 8/21 from 5 - 7 p.m. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.*
4. Schedule the immunization with your physician.

*You do not have to doctor at SMC to have access to immunizations or sports physicals.

Meningococcal disease is a life threatening illness that is caused by bacteria that infects the brain, blood, and spinal cord. It easily spreads in crowded settings and typically affects older teens and young adults.

There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement, when school starts for your student as a 12th grader (Fall 2018).
If you have questions, please contact me at laughlinl@shencsd.com. I check my email routinely during summer break.
Thank you for your time and attention to this requirement,
Linda Laughlin RN Shenandoah High School Nurse
AFS Hosting Opportunities
Thursday, June 29, 2017
If you would like to consider hosting an exchange student for the 2017-2018 school year, AFS has opportunities. Please contact Sara Roberts Sara Roberts, Team Development Specialist – Midland Central and Western Iowa/Nebraska Teams, AFS-USA

email: sroberts@afsusa.org
office: 646-381-3375
Community Service Opportunities
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Students - there are several community service opportunities for you this summer. Your parents and guardians have been sent information via email. If you have not seen that email or do not have email and are interested please contact the school, 712-246-2727, for more information.

Class of 2018 - remember to contact Mrs. Skillern or Mrs. Hilding to make sure the community service you choose counts for Senior Portfolio hours.
Weightlifting and Open Gyms this summer
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Weightlifting is available to every student at SHS from 6 AM - 9 AM Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  

Open gym times are also offered to students in various sports.  For more information and times please see the school website under "Calendars", Athletics/Activities.  

We hope you take advantage of all these opportunities!  
Second Semester Honor Roll
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Congratulations to the following students on the SHS Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 second semester.

Avery Baldwin, Tim Baldwin, Hayley Blake, Dev Clarissa, Kylee Connell, Caelan Debban, Jacob Demanett, Logan Ehlers, Ben Falk, Alec Grebert, Jane Gutschenritter, Ethan Haynie, Erin Henderson, Natalie Holben, Jacob Hunt, Andrea Hunter, Madison John, Mykaela John, Shyenna Leivan, Johnathan Manchester, Anna Manrose, Janessa Mattox, Jordan Miller, Madeline Mortimore, Bridger Nebel, Torrey Nelson, Sydnie Nothwehr, Courtney Palmer, Katelyn Palmer, Jaslynn Parker, Caroline Ritchey, Ryan Ruzek, Paige Schebaum, Matt Stenzel, Briana Vandrey

Mikayla Adkins, Madelyne Andersen, Delaney Bopp, Jack Brady, Kathleen Cooper, Natalie Cunningham, Olivia Denton, Josephine Dostal, Ashley Feller, Trevor Finnegan, Kylee Flynn, Emma Gaffney, Cheyanne Green, Adrianna Holmes, Noah Johnson, Magi Jones, Daniel Langley, Meighan Laughlin, Brock Mattice, Ashley McCunn, Peach Ratchatakajornkit, Madison Regan, Madisyn Rostro, Tim Rogers, Jasilyn Roop, Jakob Sherman, Nick Stanley, Shayle Swanson, Dominic Vance, Vanessa Webster, Lindsey Wiesen, Fatima Zamarron

Kealey Anderson, Ami Apperson, Brandy Avalos, Trevor Bauer, Maranda Bengtson, Jacob Buzzard, Claire Campbell, Jack Campbell, Jennifer Curd, Katelyn Donnelly, Logan Hughes, Payton Jensen, Cydnee Kalkas, Donivan Kinghorn, Ray Liles, Kendra Linberry, Gloria Lopez, Cayley Lorimor, Carlie Manrose, Paul McGargill, Alexis McGinnis, Mariah Munsinger, Anna Peterson, Bailey Poe, Nick Phillips, Tressa Phillips, Nathan Priest, Pakgad Rod-em, Imani Rogers, Heather Schlup, Levi Son, Jake Stenzel, Callie Toms, Levi Weber, Alexus Willis

Claire Adkins, Tyler Aruta, Conner Birt, Kelsi Carlson, Kyle Cerven, Taylor Courtier, Roxy Denton, Levi Detrick, Ashton Dunkle, Natalie Gilbert, Nichole Gilbert, Prasun Guragain, Natalie Gutschenritter, Lauren Haynie, Austin Herold, Patrick Hielen, Nick Hunter, Rekae Jackson, Baylee Johnson, Zaydreanna Ladish, Ty Lantz, Kaylee Mattes, Emily McGargill, Kyrstin Miller, Mason Miller, Lydia Morales, Devin Morelock, Hannah Mulligan, Hailey O’Hara, Monica Ontiveros, Ireland Palmer, Gage Reed, Alison Rice, Michael Robinson, Zion Rodriguez, Ciara Schierkolk, Blake Son, Payton Stephens, Anthony Stogdill, Ethan Voshell
High School Teacher Classroom Information
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Here is the link for high school teachers' syllabi and lesson plans. If you can not view please contact Mrs. Hilding at hildings@shencsd.com

SHS Classroom Information
School Registration
Friday, August 05, 2016
If you have not registered for the upcoming school year please do so. We'd like to have 100% of our students registered before the first day of school on August 23. The information follows. Thank you - Mrs. Hilding

Register Online https://ps-shenandoah.gwaea.org

Walk in Registration Assistance SHS any time from 7 AM - 3 PM

Call for assistance with account user name and password High School 712-246-4727 Elem. & Middle School 712-246-2520

Transportation requests should be made to the Bus Barn 712-246-2815 or greenwaltt@shencsd.com
Prescription Drug information
Monday, October 20, 2014
Dear Shenandoah High School Parents and Guardians,

We write this notification to bring awareness to prescription drug abuse in teenagers and to emphasize your role as a parent/guardian in being proactive with your teen. Teen prescription drug abuse occurs when a young person takes a prescription medication, prescribed for someone else, for a non-medical use. Teens often get their hands on prescription drugs right in their own homes - from a parent or relatives medicine cabinet, drawer or kitchen cupboard. Sixty-four percent of teens (age 12-17) who have abused prescription pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives.

Based on the most recent Iowa Youth Survey, 17% of Iowa youth find that prescription medications are easy to get and 11% found them very easy. More specifically, 20% of students in Page County find prescription drugs east to get and 12% find them very easy.

Research shows that teens who learn about the risks of drugs from their parent or guardian are up to 50 percent less likely to try drugs.

Here are some facts for you to consider: 1 in 4 teens has taken a prescription drug that was not prescribed to them by a doctor.

Every day, 2,500 teens take a prescription pain reliever for a non-medical use for the first time.

More teens abuse prescription medications than illegal drugs, except marijuana.

Prescription drug abuse poses serious risks to teens:
Abusing prescription medications is not safer than taking illegal street drugs like cocaine or heroin.
Teen prescription drug abuse can result in addiction,as well as other health issues, and can be fatal.
Mixing prescription drugs with alcohol and illegal drugs is particularly dangerous and can be fatal.
Teen prescription drug abuse can impact a young persons developing brain and good judgement, their relationships with family and friends, and academic performance.

Take Action Now
Create a Safe Environment
Know whats in your medicine cabinet
Properly dispose of unused or expired medications
Secure all prescription medications in a safe place
Educate family and friends (especially grandparents)

Notice Common Signs of Abuse
Physical and psychological changes
Changes in academic performance
Pills missing from the medicine cabinet
Talk to Your Teens
Be open and non-judgemental
Communicate regularly
Talk about the dangers of prescription drug abuse

We invite you as parents to consider this information and educate your teens. Information from this notification is part of a program titled SmartMovesSmartChoices.org.

We appreciate your consideration of this matter and encourage you to contact me or Mrs. Hilding with suggestions, concerns, or questions. Kind regards, Ms. Laughlin RN, High School Nurse and Mrs. Hilding, High School Principal
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Nurses Notes
Tips for influenza and respiratory illness containment in school outbreaks.

School absence rates are increasing across the state, as are the number of influenza-associated outbreaks. Once rates of absence reach 10 percent, an outbreak may be occurring, and the public health department should be contacted. (Some schools have reached over 25 percent of students absent on a single day due to influenza.) The following are key intervention measures for schools to stop transmission and potentially contain outbreaks of influenza and other respiratory diseases:

a. Work with the local public health agency (LPHA) to decrease transmission of these viruses and possibly decrease the school's outbreak impact on the community at large.

b. Conduct thorough environmental cleaning daily. Include stair hand rails, doorknobs and other commonly touched surfaces.

c. Send an informative letter home to parents as early in the outbreak as possible.

Be sure to include the following items or symptoms of influenza to recognize when a child has the flu.
if a child has the flu, they should stay home, and get vaccinated each year, especially children with health problems like asthma.

a. Teach and encourage children and staff to wash hands regularly with warm water and soap.

b. Consider the use of hand sanitizer in the classroom when soap and water are not readily available.

c. Limit assemblies, large group gatherings and interactions with other schools during a flu outbreak.

d. Use the resources at the State Health Department. Visit the influenza Web site here for fact sheets, student activities and more.

Strep Throat - Symptoms may be mild or severe. You usually start to feel sick about 2 to 5 days after you come in contact with the bacteria.
Symptoms usually begin suddenly, and can include, but not limited to:
  • Fever that begins suddenly and is often highest on the second day
  • Red throat, sometimes with white patches
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • General ill feeling
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Difficulty swallowing

District Office

304 West Nishna Road
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-1581
Fax: 712-246-3722

Elementary School

601 Dr. Creighton Circle
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-2520
Fax: 712-246-2496

Middle School

601 Dr. Creighton Circle
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-2520
Fax: 712-246-2496

High School

1000 Mustang Drive
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-4727
Fax: 712-246-2842

Bus Barn

1001 South Center
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-9420
Fax: 712-246-2815

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