Extracurricular Activities

Shepherd strives to provide a variety of extracurricular options for students. Explore athletic and other extracurricular opportunities below.

Shepherd Elementary boys' and girls' basketball teams are centered around youth development in the areas of skills and confidence. Each year tryouts are held for current 4th and 5th grade students to showcase their passion, commitment, and skills. Both teams face off against other DCPS teams throughout the season with the opportunity to make the DCIAA regional playoffs.
The SSG is comprised of a group of elected fifth-grade student officers and homeroom representatives from K-4. There is one homeroom representative from each homeroom grades K-4 for each term. Homeroom representatives rotate at the end of the second and third quarters to offer room for more voices and opportunities to develop more student leaders. The homeroom reps will attend a SSG Morning Meeting each Wednesday and report back to the class on what was discussed, as well as share their homeroom’s concerns and ideas with the SSG. To be elected, students are required to write a paragraph (or a list for younger students) explaining why they would make a good homeroom rep and share it with the class. In addition, fifth graders serving on the SSG will practice leadership skills when some of them conduct tours for our prospective families at our open house throughout the year.