Spartan Weekly

Shepard Middle School 5/20/22

Honoring Our Retirees

Happy Weekend Spartan Families:

With decades of dedication and devotion to the students of Shepard, this week we honor two of our Spartan legends...Ms. Blythe and Mr. Iachini! Their love and passion for science and mathematics inspired and impacted thousands of students during their time in District 109. On behalf of the staff of Shepard Middle School, we are honored to have grown and learned alongside them and we wish them great health and happiness as they embark on the adventures they will have in retirement.

Please join us in congratulating these two, unique SMS treasures. Forever Spartans!!!

Next week is our final full week of the school year. See below for some end of year calendar information:

Tuesday, 5/31 - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony at DHS

Wednesday, 6/1 - "Step Up" Day Activities for 6th and 7th grade

Thursday, 6/2 - Last Full Day of School/Student Chromebook Collection

Friday, 6/3 - 11am Dismissal to Summer Break

8th Grade Families Click Here for Graduation Information (previously sent in email)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Mr.C, Dr. Baker and Mrs. Logemann

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Congratulations, Ms. Blythe and Mr. Iachini!

State Meet Track Stars

Congratulations to Audrey and Jamie on qualifying for the 2022 IESA State Track Meet. Both will be headed to Peoria to compete against their peers from around the state of Illinois. Audrey will run the 400 Meter Race and Jamie will compete in the Mile Run.

BEST OF LUCK!!! We are so proud of you!

A Heartfelt Thank You From the Learning Commons!

The Learning Commons staff would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation for the generous donations from our Shepard families! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Legacy Book Fund, we were able to add nearly 100 books of all kinds--graphic novels, realistic fiction, non-fiction, etc.--to our library collection this spring! These books are on the shelves and ready for our students and staff to enjoy now and for many years to come.

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Important D109 Information

School Fees 2022-23

Fees for the 2022 - 2023 school year are posted to Family Access and are due July 1. Please see detailed fee information here.

Current and Future 6th Graders (Camp Duncan Info)

In past years, students have gone to the YMCA Camp Duncan in the fall of their 5th-grade year. The pandemic made the experience unavailable to our current 6th graders and resulted in a delay for our current 5th graders. The middle schools will begin sponsoring the Camp Duncan trip beginning with the 2022-2023 school year!

6th grade is a big time of transition for students. Not only do two elementary schools merge, but the schedule and school day also look different. The team-building activities offered at Camp Duncan will serve as a great kickoff to middle school as students and staff get to know one another! In 2022-2023, both the 6th and 7th-grade classes at Shepard and Caruso will go to Camp Duncan so all students will have had the opportunity. In future years (2023 and beyond), the 6th-grade class will continue this 109 tradition. More information will be shared by the middle school principals at the beginning of the school year.

2022-2023 D109 Calendar

The official 2022 - 2023 School Year Calendar was approved by the Board of Education on November 19th, 2021. Please see the calendar on the DPS109 website.

From Deerfield High School

DHS Athletic Booster Club Seeks Volunteers for 2022-2023 School Year

The DHS Athletic Booster Club is looking to fill the position of our Membership Chair for the 2022/2023 School Year. In addition, we are looking for a Co-Chair for Warrior Wear (Spirit Wear) and a Co-Chair for Advertising for the 2022/2023 School Year. Lastly, we are now looking for Sports Representatives for Fall, Winter, and Spring Seasons. This is a fantastic way to support your student-athlete as they begin their High School experience.

For more information contact Larry Letwat at or at 312-320-6029.

Feel Free to visit the website to learn more about this organization at