Thanks to the Classes

of 1977 and 1955 for

the donations they've made!


Shortly after the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation was organized in 2016, the SHS Class of 1977 made a $100 class gift to the new organization.

"On behalf of my class, I challenge all other classes to match or beat our donation!" wrote John Greenleaf.

Shortly after that, the Class of 1955 responded.

"We will meet your challenge and do better," wrote Dixie Dailey. "We are donating $125."

We love this kind of competition!


Love these bicycle racks you can find all over Shenandoah!

August 2, 2018

(The following story was published in The Valley News, of Shenandoah, on June 16, 2018. It was written by Editor-in-Chief Tess Nelson.)

SHENANDOAH, Iowa --  Four Shenandoah Community School District employees retired at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. They were, Sandy Hilding, high school principal; Phyllis Fundermann, elementary teacher; JoAn Ullerich, bus driver; and Joe Skahill who was a bus driver, paraprofessional, custodian and transportation supervisor.

Corby Fichter, president of the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation said the district will miss the experience and dedication shown by the fou...

December 12, 2017

SHENANDOAH, Iowa -- When the women of the Shenandoah area got together on Saturday, Dec. 9, for the 29th annual "Tannenbaum Tea," two of our Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation board members Star Ann Kloberdanz (standing at left) and Amy Miller (seated at left) incorporated reminders about our foundation in the decorations for their table. Seated at right is Tami Sorensen, of the tea's organizing committee. This year's tea directed its charitable contributions to the children's department of the Shenandoah Public Library, and that's why Star Ann and Amy decorated the table with a theme based on the class...

November 10, 2017

SHENANDOAH, Iowa -- Ryan Wise, director of the Iowa Department of Education, visited Superintendent Kerri Nelson and the Shenandoah schools Nov. 7.  As you see in this photo, Wise also spent time with the award-winning "STEM Ten80" racing team, a pre-engineering elective activity.

February 2, 2017

SHENANDOAH, Iowa -- Soon after elementary teacher Maria Blake used one of the $250 mini-grants now available from the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation to buy "flexible seating" equipment for her classroom,  we found out just how much the students liked the new chairs and stools.  You can see that in the thank you note and photos below here.

January 20, 2017

SHENANDOAH, Iowa -- The new Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation awarded its first series of mini-grants to teachers on January 18. One grant was presented to teachers at each educational level -- Sarah F. Martin, Erin Mulder and Maria Blake.

Martin received a grant to help facilitate a high school FFA trip to hear nationally known speaker Temple Grandin discuss animal behavior, livestock handling and how her experience with autism influenced her career. Additionally, students will explore possible careers in agriculture and leadership roles.

Mulder, a middle school teacher, is using her grant to fund “Br...

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