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I am not even sure where to begin this website update. So much is going on within the high school, everyone's head is spinning.
We are in the process of completing the final master schedule for next year. Once that is complete, it, along with the curriculum guide and registration pages will be given out to the students. Parents/Guardians--please take a look at this information with your student(s), especially the information pertaining to high school graduation requirements and college/university requirements. Please note, that they do not necessarily match up for all students needs. On a date to be determined, we will be having the Arena Scheduling for current juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. For current 8th graders, we will be hosting a Freshmen Orientation on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7 PM in the high school gym. At that time, we will collect the current 8th graders' registration materials. It is imperative that all current 8th graders and their parents/guardians attend this meeting on May 2nd.
Other MAJOR happenings that are coming up in the near future include:
April 18 and 20 MAPS Assessments for freshmen and sophomores
April 19 ACT for all juniors (once they are finished, they will be dismissed for the day)
April 21 Talent Show (Venture Theatre)
April 25 and 27 MAPS Assessments for juniors and SpEd/Title seniors
April 25 Tri-County Honor Band Concert at the Lincoln Center
April 26-30 Tri-County Honor Band Trip to Seattle
May 2 Freshmen Orientation at 7PM in the hs gym
May 3 AP Lit Test
May 9 AP Calc Test
May 17 K-12 NEU Celebration in the AM; Senior College Signing Day in the PM, along with HS Awards Assembly
This list is not all-encompassing. There are countless other activities as well. I am just trying to highlight some of the happenings that may not get so much attention.
As you can see from the list above, we are in the middle of testing season. AP tests will coming up for those students in those classes. Mrs. Davis and the corresponding teachers have worked that out. All juniors will be taking the ACT on April 19th. Once they are finished, they will be permitted to leave for the day. We installed this little incentive as a show of 'good faith' in asking the students to do their absolute best on the ACT. It is crucial for them and the district that they show what they can or can not do academically. And MAPS will continue as usual. For whatever assessment that your student may be taking, please encourage them to do their absolute best. Yes, it is true, that grades are not tied to MAPS or the ACT, but that doesn't make them any less insignificant. The information that is generated will help us out tremendously.
For senior parents--a letter will be coming to you in the mail regarding graduation. Please read through it carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your continued support of Shepherd Public Schools.
K.J. Poepping, Principal
Shepherd High School