Shepherd Calendar

2017 - 2018
Today Day Week Month Year Agenda
       
Tuesday July 4 Independence Day - Schools and district offices closed
Wednesday August 9 First day of school - Welcome back!
Monday September 4 Labor Day - Schools and district offices closed
Wednesday September 13 Professional development - junior high and high school late start, elementary early release
Friday October 6 End of first quarter grading period, early release
  1:50pm Extra Early Release - End of 1st quarter grading period.
Monday October 9-13 October Break - Schools closed; limited district services available
Monday October 16 School resumes
  October 16-20 Elementary parent teacher conferences - early release for elementary students only
Tuesday October 17 8:30am Yearbook Club - Room 145
  9:00am Performing Arts Picture Day - Remember to bring concert attire and instrument.
  4:00pm 2nd Qtr Sports Parent Meeting - Girls Badminton & Softball, Boys Volleyball & Baseball Meet in the Gym
Wednesday October 18 4:00pm 2nd Qtr Sports Tryouts - Girls Badminton & Softball, Boys Volleyball & Baseball Come all three days
  4:00pm Project 7 Club - Come on out to the first meeting of the year for Project 7 Club, formerly Won by One Christian Club. Room 266
Thursday October 19 2:00pm Student Flu Shot Clinic - Must have turned in the consent form prior to October Break.
  4:00pm 2nd Qtr Sports Tryouts - Girls Badminton & Softball, Boys Volleyball & Baseball Come all three days
  4:00pm PTO - All Shepherd parents are welcome Conference Room
Friday October 20 4:00pm 2nd Qtr Sports Tryouts - Girls Badminton & Softball, Boys Volleyball & Baseball Come all three days
  5:00pm Halloween Dance - Halloween Dance   -  Fridy, 5 - 7 PM, Cafeteria   Grab your friends and come have a spooky fun time at the Halloween Dance!   Costumes are optional - n o masks and all costumes must be school appropriate including accessories. Advance purchase tickets are just $5 and include a drink or candy, or pay $6 at the door.  Photos and concessions will be available for $1 each.  Remember to bring your socks & student ID. 
Monday October 23 College Fair at Dobson High School
  9:00am Binder Checks - Make sure backpacks are cleaned out, organized, and restocked with school supplies for binder check week.
Tuesday October 24 9:00am Binder Checks - Make sure backpacks are cleaned out, organized, and restocked with school supplies for binder check week.
Wednesday October 25 8:50am PSAT 8/9 & Benchmark Testing - All Shepherd students will be testing: 8th grade - PSAT 8/9 7th grade - Benchmark
  4:00pm SIAC - All Shepherd parents are welcome to attend SIAC - School Improvement & Advisory Committee Media Center
Thursday October 26 9:00am Binder Checks - Make sure backpacks are cleaned out, organized, and restocked with school supplies for binder check week.
  4:45pm Volleyball @ Carson
  4:45pm Badminton @ Home
  5:00pm Spooktacular STEAM & College Night - Spooktacular STEAM & College Night  -  Thursday, Oct 26 , 5 – 8 PM  Save the date for the Spooktacular STEAM & College Night!!  Hands-on activities, shows, presentations, displays, & plenty of good fun for all ages!   Look for Stuntmaster’s BMX Physics Show, Phoenix Herpetological Society, STAR Lab Planetarium Show, Rock & Gem Club, Save the Cord, Plasma Robotics, EVIT Nursing & Health Sciences, & EVIT Future Engineers, Arizona State, Grand Canyon University, ASU Poly, MCC, and so much more!   Make Ice Cream in a Bag, Slime, & Marshmallow Shooters.  Enjoy Shepherd Orchestra, NAL “Spooky” Trivia, “Spaghetti Noodle Structures”, the “Little Mermaid, Jr.” Musical Theater Teaser, and loads more!    Indulge in tasty treats from Waffle Crush, Mustache Pretzels, & Jimbo’s Wing’n It! 
Friday October 27 9:00am Binder Checks - Make sure backpacks are cleaned out, organized, and restocked with school supplies for binder check week.
Tuesday October 31 4:45pm Boys Volleyball @ Home
  4:45pm Badminton @ Summit
Wednesday November 1 Professional development - junior high and high school late start, elementary early release
  10:40am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
  11:05am Extra Late Start
Thursday November 2 10:40am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
  4:45pm 7th Baseball @ Home
  4:45pm 8th Baseball @ Rhodes
  4:45pm 7th Softball @ Home
  4:45pm 8th Softball @ Rhodes
  4:45pm Badminton @ Home
Friday November 3 10:40am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
  3:00pm Popcornopolis Delivery Day
Saturday November 4 10:40am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
Sunday November 5 10:40am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
Monday November 6 10:40am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
Tuesday November 7 10:40am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
  4:45pm 7th Baseball @ Home
  4:45pm 7th Softball @ Home
  4:45pm Badminton @ Smith
Wednesday November 8 10:40am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
Thursday November 9 9:00am Assembly Bell Schedule
  10:40am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
  4:00pm PTO - All Shepherd parents are welcome Conference Room
  4:45pm Boys Volleyball @ Home
  4:45pm 7th Baseball @ Home
  4:45pm 7th Softball @ Home
  4:45pm 8th Softball @ Franklin
  4:45pm Badminton @ Franklin
Friday November 10 Veterans Day (observed) - Schools and district offices closed
Monday November 13 8:30am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
Tuesday November 14 8:30am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
  4:45pm Volleyball @ Stapley
  4:45pm 7th Baseball @ Stapley
  4:45pm 8th Baseball @ Home
  4:45pm 7th Softball @ Stapley
  4:45pm 8th Softball @ Home
  4:45pm Badminton @ Home
Wednesday November 15 8:30am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
  4:00pm Chipotle Night - Why not take the night off from cooking and join us at Chipotle?  Shepherd PTO will receive 50% of the proceeds– just show the flyer to the cashier or tell them you’re supporting Shepherd!  Chipotle @ 2849 N Power Road #101, Mesa, AZ 85215
Thursday November 16 8:30am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
  4:45pm Volleyball @ Fremont
  4:45pm 7th Baseball @ Fremont
  4:45pm 8th Baseball @ Home
  4:45pm 7th Softball @ Fremont
  4:45pm 8th Softball @ Home
  4:45pm Badminton @ Home
  7:00pm The Little Mermaid, Jr. - Shepherd musical theater presents "The Little Mermaid, Jr." $5 - Advance sale tickets in the bookstore $7 -  Tickets at the door  
Friday November 17 8:30am Canned Food Drive - Shepherd Families “Can” Make a Difference!   Shepherd Jr High canned food drive runs November 1 st -17 th .  Bring non-perishable food items to the bookstore hallway before school.  All donated food will benefit those in need within the Shepherd community through St. Vincent de Paul.
  7:00pm The Little Mermaid, Jr. - Shepherd musical theater presents "The Little Mermaid, Jr." $5 - Advance sale tickets in the bookstore $7 -  Tickets at the door  
Saturday November 18 2:00pm The Little Mermaid, Jr. - Shepherd musical theater presents "The Little Mermaid, Jr." $5 - Advance sale tickets in the bookstore $7 -  Tickets at the door  
  7:00pm The Little Mermaid, Jr. - Shepherd musical theater presents "The Little Mermaid, Jr." $5 - Advance sale tickets in the bookstore $7 -  Tickets at the door  
Monday Nov 20 - Dec 1 9:00am "Harkins" PTO Fundraiser
  November 20 4:45pm 7th Baseball @ Home
  4:45pm 7th Softball @ Home
Tuesday November 21 9:00am "Harkins" PTO Fundraiser
  4:45pm Boys Volleyball @ Home
  4:45pm 8th Baseball @ Home
  4:45pm 8th Softball @ Home
Wednesday November 22 9:00am "ASU vs UofA" Spirit Day - Wear either ASU or UofA school appropriate attire and earn Spirit Points for your class.
  9:00am "Harkins" PTO Fundraiser
Thursday November 23-24 Thanksgiving Break - Schools and district offices closed
  November 23 9:00am "Harkins" PTO Fundraiser
Friday November 24 9:00am "Harkins" PTO Fundraiser
Monday November 27 9:00am Binder Checks - Make sure backpacks are cleaned out, organized, and restocked with school supplies for binder check week.
  9:00am "Harkins" PTO Fundraiser
Tuesday November 28 9:00am Binder Checks - Make sure backpacks are cleaned out, organized, and restocked with school supplies for binder check week.
  9:00am "Harkins" PTO Fundraiser
  4:45pm Volleyball @ Smith
  4:45pm 8th Baseball @ Home
  4:45pm 8th Softball @ Home
  4:45pm Badminton @ Home
Wednesday November 29 9:00am Binder Checks - Make sure backpacks are cleaned out, organized, and restocked with school supplies for binder check week.
  9:00am "Harkins" PTO Fundraiser
Thursday November 30 9:00am Binder Checks - Make sure backpacks are cleaned out, organized, and restocked with school supplies for binder check week.
  9:00am "Harkins" PTO Fundraiser
Friday December 1 9:00am Binder Checks - Make sure backpacks are cleaned out, organized, and restocked with school supplies for binder check week.
  9:00am "Sweats" Spirit Day - Wear school appropriate "Sweats" and earn Spirit Points for your class.
  9:00am "Harkins" PTO Fundraiser
Tuesday December 5 8:00am NJHS
  8:30am Book Fair - Media Center
  7:00pm Dance Concert
Wednesday December 6 9:00am Book Fair - Media Center
  4:00pm Spelling Bee - In the Cafeteria
Thursday December 7 8:30am Book Fair - Media Center
Friday December 8 8:30am Book Fair - Media Center
Monday December 11 8:30am Candy Grams on Sale
  7:00pm Choir Concert - Auditorium
Wednesday December 13 6:00pm Guitar Concert - Media Center
Thursday December 14 4:00pm PTO - All Shepherd parents are welcome Conference Room
  6:30pm Band Concert - Auditorium
  7:30pm Orchestra Concert - Auditorium
Friday December 15 3:00pm Harkins Delivery Day - Harkins Theater products are scheduled to be delivered during 7th hour today
Tuesday December 19 9:00am Final Exam Schedule
Wednesday December 20 9:00am Candy Gram Delivery Day
  9:00am Final Exam Schedule
Thursday December 21 Early release for high school students only
  9:00am Final Exam Schedule
Friday December 22 End of second quarter grading period and first semester; early release
  1:50pm Extra Early Release - End of semester 1
Monday Dec 25 - Jan 5 Winter Break - Schools closed
  Dec 25 - Jan 2 Winter Break - District offices closed
Wednesday January 3- 5 Winter Break - Limited district services available
Monday January 8 School resumes - Second semester begins
Tuesday January 9 8:00am NJHS - Media Center
  4:00pm 3rd Qtr Sports Parent Meeting - Cross Country, Flag Football, & Girls Volleyball
Wednesday January 10 4:00pm 3rd Qtr Sports Tryouts - Cross Country, Flag Football, & Girls Volleyball Bring parent signed permission slip Come to all three days
Thursday January 11 4:00pm 3rd Qtr Sports Tryouts - Cross Country, Flag Football, & Girls Volleyball Bring parent signed permission slip Come to all three days
  4:00pm PTO - All Shepherd parents are welcome Conference Room
Friday January 12 9:00am "Twins" Spirit Day - Choose a friend and come to school dressed as "Twins" and earn Spirit Points for your class.
  9:00am Assembly Bell Schedule
  4:00pm 3rd Qtr Sports Tryouts - Cross Country, Flag Football, & Girls Volleyball Bring parent signed permission slip Come to all three days
Monday January 15 Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day - Schools and district offices closed
Tuesday January 16-19 Elementary parent teacher conferences - early release for elementary students only
  January 16 6:00pm Bullying Presentation/Parents - The Not MY Kid organization will present a workshop specifically for parents on bullying. not MY kid - inspiring positive life choices!
Thursday January 18 6:00pm Elementary & 7th Grade Orchestra Concert
Friday January 19 4:00pm Winter Dance - In the Cafeteria.
Wednesday January 24 4:00pm SIAC - All are welcome.
Thursday January 25 4:00pm AVID Club
Friday January 26 9:00am Assembly Bell Schedule - Pep Assembly
Monday January 29 Kindergarten registration begins
  9:00am Binder Check Week
Tuesday January 30 Kindergarten evening registration
  9:00am Binder Check Week
Wednesday January 31 9:00am Binder Check Week
Thursday February 1 9:00am Binder Check Week
  9:30am 6th Grade Step Up Day - Welcome 6th grade students to an exciting morning at Shepherd Junior High!  
  5:30pm Show Off Shepherd! - Please join us for Shepherd's annual Open House.  Let us show you why Shepherd has earned distinction as an A+ School of Excellence and an Arizona Civic Engagement School of Excellence!  Shepherd offers something for everybody and we hope you'll drop by for a visit!
Friday February 2 9:00am Binder Check Week
  9:00am "Super Bowl" Spirit Day - Sport your favorite NFL apparel for either of the two Superbowl teams and earn Spirit Points for your class.  Remember dress code applies.
Tuesday February 6 8:00am NJHS - Media Center
Wednesday February 7 5:00pm Freshman Preview Night - FRESHMAN PREVIEW NIGHT @ Red Mountain High School Please join us at 5:00 pm in the RMHS Auditorium for a brief introduction before exploring our campus and unique programs.   - AP Capstone Diploma   - Advanced STEM Designation   - STEM Programs of Study:  Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Biotechnology   - Meet all directors, coaches and sponsors   - Interact with current students and experience what makes Red Mountain special   - Learn about high school academic planning and college admissions requirements   Food Will Be Available For Purchase sponsored by The Red Mountain Way
Thursday February 8 4:00pm PTO - All Shepherd parents are welcome Conference Room
Wednesday February 14 Professional development - junior high and high school late start, elementary early release
  3:00pm Valentine Gram Delivery Day
Thursday February 15 7:00pm Talent Show
Friday February 16 7:00pm Talent Show
Monday February 19 Presidents Day - Schools and district offices closed
Friday March 9 End of third quarter grading period; early release
Monday March 12-16 Spring Break - Schools closed
  March 12-14 Spring Break - Limited district services available
Thursday March 15-16 Spring Break - District offices closed
Monday March 19 School resumes
Friday March 30 Spring Holiday - Schools and district offices closed
Wednesday April 11 Professional development - junior high and high school late start, elementary early release
Wednesday May 23 Early release for high school students only
Thursday May 24 Last day of school and high school graduation
Monday May 28 Memorial Day — Schools and district offices closed
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