Message from Principal Brawley

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Dr. Harold Barber – New Principal

Dr. Harold Barber has been selected as the new principal of Shepherd! Dr. Barber holds a Bachelor of Sociology from Frostburg State University along with two master’s degrees and a Doctor of Urban Education Leadership from Bowie State University. His first day will be Tuesday, July 2nd.


A group of Shepherd fourth graders won the Peer Positive Power Challenge for a video they created with Ms. Browne and Mr. Garner for The Music in Me Foundation International.

Honorable Mention

Congratulations Luke Commodore, Derek Daniels, Sala Queen, Timothy Snow, and Addisen Suber for receiving Honorable Mention in the 31st Annual “Celebration of Youth” essay contest sponsored by Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc.

Field Day

Field Day will be on Tuesday, June 11th. Students are welcome to wear their Field Day t-shirts!

International Day

International Day will take place on Wednesday, June 12th.

Awards Day

Awards Day will take place on Thursday, June 13th. The K-2 assembly will begin at 9:30 and the grades 3-4 assembly will begin at 10:30.

Last Day of SY18-19

The last day of the school year is Friday, June 14th.

Enrollment Season

Thank you to all of the families that have registered for next school year! Currently, 72% of our students are registered for SY19-20. Our goal is 100% by June 14th.

The enrollment packet, which includes forms located online at, should be completed and presented to Mrs. Brooks along with proof of residency.

Congratulations Mrs. McIntyre and Ms. Holt for being the first classes to register 100% of returning students! Both classes will have extra recess!

2019-2020 School Calendar

The calendar for the 2019-2020 school year is available:

Shepherd Field Day – June 11
International Day – June 12
Awards Day – June 13
Last day of school – June 14