Shimek Elementary School

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  • Flu Vaccine Clinics

    The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will hold flu vaccine clinics in our schools. Check out the schedule to find out when the vaccine clinic is at your school!

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  • Meet Our New Administators!

    Meet our new administrators for the 2022-2023 school year, and learn more about their goals for their new role and some fun facts about them!

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  • Staff Feature: Student and Family Advocates

    There are 32 Student and Family Advocates (SFA) in our District, who support students and the adults in charge of them. Meet four of these SFAs working every day to not only meet those needs but to meet them head-on.

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  • Update on Free Meal Program

    We would like to share information with you regarding meal costs for the 2022-23 school year, including the end of the government-funded free meal program and summer meals.

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  • Support Resources for Students, Families, and Staff

    We recognize that there have been significant challenges and losses that our school district family and our community have faced. It is important to us that you are aware of the school- and community-based support services that are available.

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  • Grow Our Own Program Takes Root

    Grow Our Own is a new program that provides our District a way to develop talent from within. This is the first program of its kind in the state of Iowa. 

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Principal's Message

  • Welcome to Shimek Elementary School, and thank you for sharing with us your most precious gift! We are honored and humbled to work with you and your child.

    Shimek Elementary is a special place where all children are cared for, feel safe, and where their own unique styles of learning are EMBRACED. Our teachers and staff work hard to INSPIRE our students with engaging instruction, high expectations, and a desire to meet each child where they are in order to help them grow. Our ultimate goal is to promote EXCELLENCE in every child who walks through our doors, helping them to realize and reach their fullest potential — preparing them for the future. Embracing and Inspiring Excellence is what we do and who we are.

    On behalf of the entire Shimek family, welcome to our community. Welcome home.

    Chris Pisarik Chris Pisarik, Principal
    (319) 688-1160
    pisarik.chris@iowacityschools.org

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