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Summer School!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Families, Just a reminder that Summer School Camp begins Thursday June 1. Bus Information for pickup is below... Lunch is provided daily 1130-1200

Bus Pickup Begins: 11AM  (Country Routes, your driver will designate the time for pick up via phone)

Bus Pickup Locations: Country Stops, Farragut Stop, Shenandoah Town Stops-(IWCC, Priest Park, SacNSave, Garfield, Logan, Nicholson, and Sportsman Park)

Bus Drop Off Begins: 3:10 PM for all stops

Questions please call the Middle School 712-246-2520 or if something has changed with your schedule or pick up needs...

TAG Camp runs June 1-June 8 (Open to grades 5-8)
Summer Camp runs June 1-June 16 (Session 1, open grades 5-6)
Summer Camp runs July 21-Aug 11 (Session 2, open grades 5-6)

Thanks, have a great summer Shenandoah Middle School

 
 
May Students of Month
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
May 2017 Students of the Month! Each month Shenandoah Middle School recognizes one boy and one girl from each grade as Students of the Month. Student's teachers make nominations and each student is given consideration based on character pillars, grades, behavior, extra-curricular involvement, and other school based positive involvement. The winners for May were:
5th Grade: Seth Swickel and Adrian Gutschenritter
6th Grade: Cade Fielder and Lauryn Dukes
7th Grade: Riley Hunter and Nick Opal
8th Grade: Olivia McAlpin and Ethan Lattin


 
 
Final Edition!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Here it is the final Pony Express for the 16-17 school year

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Ten 80 Rolls On...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Shenandoah Middle School Ten 80 Teams made the long trip out to New York and performed quite well. Full news and articles found from local media sources by clicking on them below... Way to go!!!
Valley News
KMA



 
 
 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
March 2017 Students of the Month! Each month Shenandoah Middle School recognizes one boy and one girl from each grade as Students of the Month. Student's teachers make nominations and each student is given consideration based on character pillars, grades, behavior, extra-curricular involvement, and other school based positive involvement. The winners for October were:
5th Grade: Bryan Blankenship and Morgan Cook
6th Grade: Matthew Overbey and Abbi Dunn
7th Grade: Zach Foster and Emma Sickman
8th Grade: Sam Martin and Reagan Nicholas
 
 
Its In, Pony Express 11!
Thursday, April 27, 2017


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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Woodmen School Speech Contest Twenty two 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students took part in the Woodmen School Speech Contest at Shenandoah Middle School on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Contestants were asked to write an original speech on the topic of “What Does It Mean to be a Hero?” The speeches needed to be 3 to 5 minutes in length. While notecards were allowed, students were encouraged to memorize as much of their speech as possible.
Judges for the contest were Doug and Cathy Flummerfelt, and Nancy Roberts, who volunteered their time in the interest of furthering speech opportunities for the students. Contestants received points for theme adherence, structure, content, logic and color in their speech as well as on their delivery and presentation.
Each participant received a certificate and pin for their efforts and plaques and journals were awarded to first, second and third place.
Third place winner, 7th grader George Martin, spoke knowledgably about the three presidents that he considers to be heroic: George Washington for leading the Continental Congress and being the first president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln for ending slavery with the 13th Amendment and guiding the country through the Civil War, and Theodore Roosevelt for establishing the National Park system. George’s parents are Tom and Sarah Martin.
Second place winner, Aurora Trowbridge, who is in 5th grade wrote about her hero Mother Teresa, who she first learned about at church. Auri detailed her accomplishments in helping the poor and sick and stated that she is inspired by Mother Teresa and hopes to help others when she grows up. Aurora’s parents are Angie and Justin Trowbridge.
Riley Hunter, a 7th grader, won first prize for her speech about Desmond Doss, who was the only conscientious objector to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War Two, along with numerous other honors, for his heroism as a medic. Riley will present her speech at the Level 2 District Speech Competition to be held on April 20 at the AEA Halverson Conference Center in Council Bluffs. She has won the local contest the past two years, and was a District winner last year for 6th grade. Riley’s parents are Rusty and Angela Hunter.
Modern Woodmen of the World, a fraternal financial services organization, sponsors the School Speech Contest to schools nationwide. More than 100,000 students compete in the contest each year to better their writing and communication skills. TAG teacher, Kelly Carey, is the local organizer of the event.
PHOTO Riley Hunter, Aurora Trowbridge, George Martin hold up their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place plaques. Other contestants are: Hanna Nelson, Elijah Baldwin, Ethan Webster, Mara Dinges, Sarah Haynie, Baylee Richardson, Keira Bundy, Nolan Mount, Juan Cepeda, Caitlyn Jones, Matthew Childs, Elizabeth Mather, Bentley Palmer, Alex Razee, Paige Gleason, Hannah Stearns, Kaitlyn Widger, Keisha Copeland, and Abby Martin
 
 
Pony EXPRESS is HERE
Monday, April 10, 2017
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Friday Recap 4/10/17
Monday, April 10, 2017
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Iowa Region Qualifying Event for Ten 80 Held at SMS
Monday, April 03, 2017
Saturday 4/1, Shenandoah entered 2 teams and hosted the Iowa Region Ten 80 Event. Local judges Monte Munsinger, Greg Ritchey, Jeff Baker, Richard Morgan Fine, and other helpers provided the work needed to support the event. Excellent attendance and performances were observed as Shenandoah's two teams took 2nd and 3rd respectively in the competition. Shen Horsepower was able to win 2 of 3 on the track. Enjoy the pictures below, both teams have qualified for the National Finals in Troy, NY!





 
 
March Students of Month
Monday, April 03, 2017
March 2017 Students of the Month! Each month
Shenandoah Middle School recognizes one boy and one girl from each grade as Students of the Month. Student's teachers make nominations and each student is given consideration based on character pillars, grades, behavior, extra-curricular involvement, and other school based positive involvement. The winners for October were:
5th Grade: Nolan Mount and Aliyah Parker
6th Grade: Tyson Moore and Amber Miller
7th Grade: Jacob Nelson and Kirsten Head
8th Grade: Avery McCunn and Brooke Bauer


 
 
STEMing in Science Exploration
Monday, April 03, 2017
Mr. Ehlers has been providing some intense student STEM challenges within his courses. Turning your heads to the side you will see an egg drop in which students tried to drop an egg from 1 story up without breaking it. On left David Rendon succeeded without damage to the egg. He wrapped it and suspended the egg within the box. Two group pictures to the right show groups involved in 'buoyancy' challenge. Students had to create a raft with limited tools and whichever raft floated by holding the most weight bearing washers won the challenge. STEM continues to be emphasized in many Middle School rooms, great examples at work...



 
 
2017 Dodge Ball Event Held at SMS
Monday, April 03, 2017
Another great community and school building event was held at Shenandoah Middle School on Friday March 10th... The Shenandoah Middle School Staff provided the hard work to help serve pancakes and officiate Dodge Ball, while all the proceeds benefit the Middle School PTO. The PTO pays for multiple field trips, special events, incentives for kids, and most recently helped pay for the Fitness Park behind the school. This year pancakes were served to nearly 300 folks and dodge ball was played by over 20 teams... Top Below is the 2017 Junior Division Champs, then below working left to right was the Junior Runner Ups, the Senior Division Champs and on the bottom the Senior Division Runner Up.


Thanks to all participants and the Helpers!




 
 
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Reminders
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
2016-2017 Student Registration

Monday, July 20, 2015
2015-2016 Student Registration Information


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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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