Shepherd Middle School

Important Information

Graduation Ticket Information

There will be seven tickets allocated to each eighth grade family. Parents will need to contact the school office if they need extra tickets. The office will add your name to a list, and extra tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Parents who receive duplicate mailings for their child will receive four tickets. Tickets will be distributed on Friday, May 12, 2017. Lost or misplaced tickets will not be reissued.

New Sports Physical Policy 

Current physicals and insurance forms need to be turned in to the Shepherd office or the main office on Main Street between the times of 8:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m. one week prior to the tryout date. If we do not have your physical and insurance sheet you may not be able to tryout.

If you have not completed your child's registration packet please fill it out and return it to the school as soon as possible.

April 28th

Half Day of School
Dismissal 12:10 p.m. 
Midterms Sent Home 

Ram Pride

Upcoming Events

April 24-28
SADD Shines Week!! Pay it forward to our town’s heroes! Help us buy Ottawa’s 1st Responders lunch by paying $1 each day to participate in SADD’s fun week. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed!! 
Thursday -- Disney Day - Dress like you favorite disney
character for $1.00
Friday -- Wear your favorite hat to school for $1.00
April 28th
Half Day of School
Shepherd Dismissal Time 12:10 p.m. 
May 2nd-4th
Fine Arts Festival
Central Intermidiate School 
May 2nd
SMS Choir and Jazz Band
Matinee Concert 1:00 p.m.
Shepherd Gym 
Beginner & Cyclone Band
FCS Spring Concert
7:00 p.m.
Central Intermediate School 
May 3rd
SMS Band & Choir
Spring Concert
7:00 p.m.
Central Intermidate School 


SMS Admin

Gary Windy

Email | Principal's Message

Melanie Conley

 Email | Assistant Principal's Message

Contact Information

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