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Superintendent's Message


Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,


Greetings from Shepherd Independent School District for the 2016-2017 school year.  It is an honor and privilege to serve as superintendent of Shepherd ISD.  We are blessed to have dedicated teachers and great students.  We are committed to providing a quality education to all students enrolled in SISD!


Staff members have been busy preparing for our students to arrive on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.  Football, volleyball, band, flag corp and drill team practice began on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.  These groups are motivated to provide our community with competitive teams that demonstrate sportsmanship and class.  Meet the Pirates will be on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Shepherd High School Gym.  Come out and support our student athletes and coaches as they prepare for the upcoming year.


One important change this year pertains to each campus in Shepherd ISD.  Each campus is required to have school for 75,600 minutes per year, so school beginning and ending times have changed to meet this requirement.  Please see the information below:


High School - 7:50 AM to 3:30 PM

Middle School - 7:50 AM to 3:30 PM

Intermediate School - 7:50 AM to 3:20 PM

Primary School - 7:50 AM to 3:20 PM


We are seeking community and parent support for our students.  Please do not hesitate to become involved in the education of your child.  Remember, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  Contact your child’s school if you have any concerns or questions relating to the education of your child.  Also, seek opportunities to join booster clubs and volunteer throughout Shepherd ISD.  We need and appreciate your support. 


Finally, thank you for allowing SISD teachers and staff members to be a vital part of your child’s life and education.  We are driven by our Vision—Inspiring Success through Passion and P.R.I.D.E.  P.R.I.D.E. means Personally Responsible in Developing Excellence.  Excellence means we are working to improve and get better each day.  Also, our motto is important to us each day—“Those we serve deserve our very best!”  We strive daily to provide the very best education for all students in SISD. 


Go Pirates!


Steve Pierce