Shepard News & Notes
October 14, 2016
1st/FINAL Posting - Traffic Reminder
1st/FINAL Posting - Strategic Planning Survey Reminder
2nd Posting - Shepard Student Portfolio Showcase
Purpose: The purpose of Shepard’s Portfolio Night is for students to report to their
parent/guardian on their academic progress.
Context: Portfolio Night is one of many opportunities for parents/guardians to receive
information about the curriculum and their child’s progress. Portfolio Night compliments Open House--an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and hear about the curriculum--and is intended to provide additional progress reporting.
It is important to note that Portfolio Night is not meant to be a traditional parent-teacher conference. Due to scheduling constraints, it is not possible to offer individual conferences with each teacher in a format similar to elementary school. However, should you desire to meet with a teacher or team of teachers individually, please reach out to them directly. Teachers are very happy to conference with parents/guardians by phone or in person throughout the year.
Structure: In advance of portfolio night, students will work with their teachers to develop a
comprehensive portfolio that represents the very best of their coursework. With
the assistance of teachers, students will prepare a presentation of their work for parents/guardians.
Students and parents will select a time (see below) to meet at Shepard Middle School to review the portfolio. At the meeting, students and parents will be assigned to a classroom where the student’s Core teachers will be stationed. While the student will manage his/her presentation, Core teachers will be available should parents have specific questions best addressed by them. In addition, Encore staff will be available in designated locations to address any questions parents may have.
2nd/FINAL Posting - Having Food Delivered to Shepard
8th Posting - Yearbook Ordering
Don't throw away those Box Tops! We collect them and submit them toraise money for the Shepard Student Council. Drop your Box Tops off in the Shepard Office.