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Important Dates

December 5th
FCS/SMS Winter Choir Concert
7:00 p.m.
Central Intermediate School

December 19th
Board Meeting 
Central Intermediate School
Time: 6:00p.m.

December 22nd
Half Day of Attendance
Dismissal: 12:10 p.m.

December 25th-January 8th
Winter Break 
No School

January 9th
School Reconvenes

January 15th
No School

January 16th
Board Meeting
Central Intermediate School

Registration Information 2023-2024

Click the link below for information regarding online registration.
 Please reach out to the school office if you have any questions.
 815-434-7925, ext 5003 

Kroger Rewards Enrollment

Shepherd Middle School is eligible to earn cash-back bonuses from the Kroger Rewards Program just from you using your Kroger Plus card anytime you shop. Please help our school by enrolling in this program; all you have to do is go online and link your Kroger card to our school. Enrolling in this program DOES NOT take away from your gas fuel points or other discounts you already receive. 

Shepherd’s NPO number : VA242

How to enroll:

  • Log in or register at

  • Scroll down to bottom and under community; click Kroger Community Rewards

  • Scroll down to the box that says “link your shoppers card”. Click get started

  • You will then be able to search your organization; type in Shepherd’s NPO number VA242 or type Shepherd Middle School

  • Once Shepherd Middle School shows up, click on it.  This will then link the school to your Kroger card

  • You're all set up. Thank you and please share with family and friends!



Parent Teacher Conferences

We will be holding parent teacher conferences in person or via Google Meets depending on what each parent prefers. Parents may sign up for a conference with one (or more) of their child's teacher(s) beginning on Wednesday, November 1st using the link below for Shepherd Middle School. We ask that all families sign up for conferences by Monday, November 13th. A parent email address must be used when signing your child up for conferences. Parent/Teacher conferences are Monday, November 20th from 11:00-6:15 with a break for all teachers from 3:00-3:30. Below is the link to sign up for conferences:


 Principal: Jessica Larson

Assistant Principal: Zachary Vienne

Contact Information

Shepherd Middle School
701 East McKinley Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
Fax 815-433-9447
Phone 815-434-7925

Lori Sanders 

Nicole Schillings

Office hours: 7:30a - 4:30p
School Hours: M,W, Th, F     
8:50a-3:40 p.m.
School Hours: Tuesday        
 8:50a - 3:10 p.m.


Andi Conrad
815-434-7925 ext. 5005