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June 21, 2018

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 yo...

June 21, 2018

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 receivi...

June 13, 2018

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...

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