Spartan Weekly Update

Friday, December 16

Happy Holidays...

Happy Weekend Spartan Families:

As we head into the final 3 school days of 2022, we have so much still to accomplish. If you are feeling frazzled and overwhelmed by the piling "to-do" list for the holidays and winter are not alone.

Next week we'll be together Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Wednesday dismissal at 2pm) with packed schedules in the classroom and special schedules for our visit from the DHS Choraliers and our students v. staff World Cup Soccer Match.

Please check below for some wonderful highlights from the week and some fun challenges for the winter break.

We wish you a warm and wonderful weekend!


Chris Cybulski, Principal

Marie Zlotnikov, Associate Principal

Ginger Logemann, Coordinator for Student Services

Extracurricular Activities Calendar

Click Here for Access to Our Extracurricular Calendar (Note: This calendar is live, so changes and updates will be made throughout the school year).

The Winter Concert Shines

A special shout out to Mrs. Dykema, Ms. Biasiello, Dr. Printz and the 100+ student performers who dazzled the audience at the Band, Orchestra and Choir Winter Concert.

(Thank you to Mrs. Conlin for the beautiful lights and decor)

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The Spartan Debate Team

Congratulations to Mrs. Brady and the champion Spartan Debate Team. Pictured below: Blake, Cosette, Gabby, Bear, Ethan and Molly.
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SMS News - 12.14

Upcoming Dates

December 20 - DHS Choraliers visit Shepard

December 21 - Last Day of School for 2022 (2pm dismissal)

December 22 -January 8 - No School for Winter Break

January 9 - School Resumes

January 16 - No School for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 20 - Quarter 2 Ends

January 23 - Quarter 3 Practical Arts classes begin

January 25 - Winter MAP Testing

January 26 - Winter MAP Testing

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From the Shepard Learning Commons

With winter break just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to share some library-related programs and opportunities for your Spartans.

Winter Reading Challenge--If your child is interested, we are offering a Winter Reading Challenge over break. This form will be available in our Learning Commons or you are welcome to print one at home. Students need to complete five tasks across, down, or diagonally (like a bingo board) and return their completed form to the Learning Commons by Tuesday, January 10, at 3:30 pm to be entered into our gift card raffle. (A heartfelt thank you to our amazing and generous PTSO for supplying us with these gift cards!)

First Fridays Open Mic--Each month we host a talent show called First Fridays Open Mic in our Learning Commons during students' lunch periods. Our next show will be held on Friday, January 13. To participate as a performer, students need to fill out the form sent to their e-mail address (and is accessible through DPS109 e-mails only) by Wednesday, January 11. Winter break is the perfect time to practice for an act for First Fridays!

Deerfield Public Library--Deerfield Public Library is offering some incredible programming in the upcoming weeks for your children. You can learn more by checking out this flyer. Any questions related to this programming should be directed to their staff.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the programming in the Learning Commons or would like my help in supporting your child.

Wishing you and your family the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons and all the best for 2023!


Andrea Trudeau

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Counselors' Corner

Meghan Wilmot, Counselor

847-948-0620 x 5104

Erica O’Brien, Counselor

847-948-0620 x513

Tara Seiden, Social Worker

Spartan Counseling Corner


Is your child symptomatic for COVID?

As a reminder; if your child is presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, we will be continuing to accept home test results via our website. Here is the link to submit your child’s home test results (please select your child’s school from the drop down menu). If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to access home tests during the school year please reach out to Joanna Ford at

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