“Miss C” gives herself a big “birthday present” – by making a $5,000 gift to the present and future

SHENANDOAH, Iowa – The very popular, retired Shenandoah teacher Barbara Cunningham has long been like the herd boss holding all SHS alumni together. Now she has also taken a big step in helping current students, teachers and staff and those of the future – with a $5,000 donation to the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation. “I’ll tell you what this is – it’s my birthday present to myself,” said Cunningham, who taught 35 years in the Shenandoah schools before retiring in 2000. “When I was a kid, my family didn’t have much money, so when it was your birthday, you might get a new pair of socks, or something like that. One year I remember getting a used bicycle, which was a pretty big present f

When the Class of ’67 gathered in reunion, they realized the investment that teachers, families and

SHENANDOAH, Iowa -- The Class of 1967 celebrated our 50th reunion last fall. Time and again the comment made was, how did this happen? Conversations with classmates and long-time friends recalled numerous events and relationships that at their core tie us to the Shenandoah Community School District. While observing interactions, I thought about the kids in our school today. What will they take with them when they leave the Shenandoah schools to pursue their careers and lives? When I was a teacher, my team was fortunate to be on the receiving end of grants from foundations in other school districts. Those grants created the opportunity for us to expand learning opportunities beyond the clas

Foundation board member Alan Armstrong has high expectations of himself & others in supporting o

SHENANDOAH, Iowa -- I was truly honored to be asked to be a part of the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation in the very early stages of its existence. When Bob Sweeney came to me that morning, I thought what a great way to give back to our schools through sharing my time. So here I am as a member of a very strong and vital foundation serving the Shenandoah school system. Why did I become a part of this group? My answer would be because I was asked. The 11 members of the foundation board are to my estimation, some of the very best members of our community. Many of the board are graduates of Shenandoah High, and then a few of us graduated from other schools but still enjoy being a major part

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