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June 4th-28th
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Shepherd Office Closed
Contact District Office @ 815-433-1133 ext 6002
Or Email 
August 1st - August 22nd
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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In order to ensure that your child is able to participate in tryouts, please return the physical, insurance, and concussion forms to Shepherd Middle School as soon as possible. When scheduling appointments, please keep in mind that physicals are only valid for 13 months. 

All forms must be turned in at least one week prior to the sport tryout date.  Any forms that are turned in from June 25th-July31st will need to be dropped off at the District Office. If you have any questions regarding the required forms, please contact the Shepherd Office.

Softball Tryouts:
July 25-26-27 - 5:00 (Shepherd Softball Field)
Baseball Tryouts:
July 31 August 1 -2 - 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Shepherd Baseball Field) 
Soccer Tryouts:
August 6-7 - 4:00-6:00 (Shepherd Soccer/Track Field)
Girls Basketball
August 27 and 29 (two day tryout)
Time TBA 
Informational Meeting August 13 - 6:00 p.m. (Shepherd Cafeteria) 
Tryout  Practices August 15-16
Tryout  Date August 17 - 5:00 p.m. 
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 August 13th
Schedules Mailed Home 
August 21st
Supply Drop off  Night
5:30-7:00 p.m. 
August 22nd
First Day of  School
Dismissal 12:10 p.m. 

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SMS Admin

Gary Windy

Email | Principal's Message

Melanie Conley

 Email | Assistant Principal's Message
If you would like information  on
our Purple Cord Program
please contact
Teresa McDavitt 

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