Shepherd High School
Home of the Mustangs and Fillies
A Professional Learning Community and No Excuses University Member
(Updated October 10, 2018)
We are well into the 2018-2019 school year now. Already many things have been completed and accomplished: students have completed the Fall Session of MAPS Assessments, the seniors have attended the annual college fair at MSU-B, homecoming occurred without too many issues, and countless cross-country meets, football games, and volleyball matches were had.
I would like to take a moment and congratulate one of our own: Nicklas Kiekover. Nick has been named a "Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program." "Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test." Great Job Nick!
A quick reiteration of the ICU Program protocols are as follows for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays:
--if a student does not complete an assignment on time, the student will be placed on the ICU list for the next available day
--a text/email will be sent to the parent/guardian to alert them of the missing assignment
--the student will receive the ICU slip the morning of their scheduled ICU day (this is a change from the 2017-2018 school year)
--if the student completes and turns in the assignment before the 240-330 time on that day, they need to get their ICU slip initialed by the teacher and turned into the 'warden' in order to leave early for the day
--once the assignment is turned in and graded, it will be placed within the teacher's grade book
--if an assignment is 'missing' for more than two weeks, an Incomplete (I) will be placed in Power School for their grade until the assignment is completed (please keep in mind that this can affect extra-curricular participation)
It is imperative that we keep the line of communication open with all parents at all times so that we can work together to get each and every student the education they need and deserve. The ICU Program helps us in doing so. I realize that some parents may be receiving a large number of texts/emails, but...that comes down to the student turning quality work in on time. As a parent, if you do not want to receive so many texts/emails, please talk with your student about getting their assignments turned in on time. Together, we can make this work.
Student-Led Conferences are just around the corner on Monday, October 15th and Tuesday, October 16th from 4-7PM each day. In the past, we have managed to cover approximately 80% of the students on the two days. We were then able to catch the other 20% in the following days in some fashion. It is my goal (and hope) that we can cover 90% of the students on those two days this time around. Also, keep in mind that if you have a particular question for a teacher, please check the posted schedules outside of their classrooms for available times. Each teacher has extra time built into the schedule for just such a purpose. See you on one of those days!Upcoming Items of Interest:Oct 15-16 Student-Led ConferencesOct 17-19 All-State Music (Missoula)Oct 18-19 MEA/MFT Days (no school)Oct 21-28 FFA National Convention (Indianapolis)Oct 30 ASVABThank you for your continued support of Shepherd Public Schools.Sincerely,K.J. Poepping, PrincipalShepherd High School