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Monday, August 12th - Schedules Mailed

Supply Drop Off Night:  Monday, August 19th (5th-8th grade) 

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 21st

8:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

 Shepherd's School Supply List

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(click on supply and  back to school)



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 To sign up Kroger Rewards:
2. Scroll to the bottom and click on "I'm a customer"
3. Sign in or click on: "create an account with your Kroger Savings Card"
4. Once signed in, look on the left hand side of the screen and click on "Community Rewards" 
5. Under - 'Find an Organization" Search Shepherd Middle School by using our school code:  VA242
6. Confirm Shepherd Middle School at  701 East McKinley Road in Ottawa
7. Click "Enroll" 
 During 2018-19 school year, Kroger money was used in the following ways:
  • classroom supplies -- purchased classroom support materials for Mrs. Jobst, Mrs. Lindig, Mrs. Sinetos, Mrs. Zoelzer, Mrs. Stevenson, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Gebben, Mr. Gould, Mrs. Lawsha, Mrs. Gaughan, and Mrs. Darby

  • giving back to students -- currently have given back over $2,000 to our students with various gift cards from local establishments for being Students of Character, winning the monthly student congratulations card drawing, and rewarding students for varied accomplishments

  • student incentives -- provided ice cream sundae reward parties

  • Holiday Jingle Contest -- awarded prizes to over fifty students, including twenty-five gift cards at $5 each

  • end-of-the-year student accomplishments -- given over $500 in gift cards.

The gift cards given are purchased from local businesses so that money stays in the community.  The gift certificates we used this year were from Bianchi's, Jimmy Johns, Subway, Roxy Cinema, Tone’s Cones, Tone’s Dog House, Visa, McDonald's, Dairy Queen, Culver's, Jeremiah Joe Coffee, Pizza Hut, Rosati's, KeKe Sweet Shop, Sam’s Pizza, R Grotto, YMCA, and Ottawa Riordan Pool, Tropical Snow.

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Monday, August 12th
Schedules Mailed
Monday, August 19th
Supply Drop Off Night
5th - 8th Grade . (5:30p.m.-7:00 p.m.) 
Tuesday, August 20th
Board Meeting
Central School
6:00 p.m. 
Wedensday, August 21st
First Day of School (8:50a.m. - 12:10p.m.)
Breakfest is served 
Monday, September 2nd
Labor Day 
No School 
Friday, September 6th
Student Picture Day 
Friday, September 13th
Half Day of School
Dismissal Time 12:10 p.m. 


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SMS Admin

Gary Windy

 Email| Principal

Melanie Conley

 Email | Assistant Principal
           Athletic Director

Contact Information

Shepherd Middle School
701 East McKinley Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
Fax 815-433-9447
Lori Sanders Secretary
815-434-7925 ext. 5003 
Kimberly Kammerer Secretary
815-434-7925 ext 5004