Spartan Weekly Update

Friday, September 2

Happy Labor Day

Happy Weekend Spartan Families:

It has been an amazing week filled with adventurous activities, engaging learning experiences, sweaty practices and some fun new clubs! We would like to say a special thank you to all of our parents/guardians who made it out to spend the night connecting with our wonderful Shepard teachers at Open House.

If you joined us, we would love your feedback on your experience throughout the night as we are always working to make our connection events more meaningful and enjoyable. Click Here to Take Our Open House Feedback Survey.

We hope you have a safe, relaxing and wonderful long weekend! We are back in session on Tuesday, and we will have adjusted schedules on Wednesday and Thursday for our annual MAP Testing.

Wednesday, 9/7 - Math MAP begins at 8:40am
Thursday, 9/8 - ELA MAP begins at 8:10am


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).

When Learning is an Experience

Upcoming Dates

September 5 - No School (Labor Day)

September 7/8 - MAP Testing (This is an update to our schedule)

September 19 - 7th Grade Camp Duncan Field Trip (Info coming soon)

September 26 - No School

Ultimate Frisbee

Missed today's meeting. You can still join! Contact Mr. Rummelhart for more information.

Check out this video to see some of the amazing ultimate highlights!

Shepard STUCO Starts Thursday

The first meeting of the Shepard Student Council is on Thursday, September 8 at 7:15am (in the Library). All students are eligible to join the STUCO, which serves as a student government, philanthropic outreach and positive culture builder in our school community.

Please email Ms. Oliff and Ms. Zelnick with any questions

It's Not Too Late to Join Cross Country

Practices have begun, but there is still time to join the fastest Cross Country Team this side of Deerfield Road.

Check out our SMS Clubs/Sports Calendar for practice times.

Please reach out to Coach Ramsden and Coach Rummelhart with any questions.


DPS Event on 9/13

The Deerfield Parent Network is an all-volunteer organization that provides community wide and single-issue programming on timely topics of concern among our parent communities. Their first event, “The Tween Social Scene” (geared towards families with 6th & 7th graders) will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at Shepard Middle School at 7:30 p.m.. Visit their website for more information.

PPS 109 Event on 10/25

We are excited this school year to return to offering in-person parent/guardian networking and educational opportunities for our community in collaboration with PPS109.

PPS109 is a partnership of DPS 109 administrators, teachers and parents/guardians who provide education and support to families of children with a wide range of needs. Our first event of the ‘22-’23 school year will be An Overview of District 109 Student Services. This event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 pm at the District Office.

We are also asking for your help! Please click here to help us prioritize the next community event that will be offered during this school year. There is also an option on the form to let us know if you are interested in participating in PPS109 parent/guardian networking opportunities.

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

Turn in those required health forms!

There’s still a few weeks to accomplish this. Check this list by grade to make sure you’ve got all the right forms submitted!

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