Originally delivered on 12/14/2020 8:05 am

SUBJECT: Shepton PTSA December 14 eNews


                Important Upcoming Dates:            

Monday, December 14 – Cohort B Synchronous Day
Monday, December 21 - Monday, January 4 – Winter Break
Tuesday, January 5 – First Day of the Second Semester

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Congratulations to our 20-21 Shepton Reflections Program finalists!
Visual Arts
  • Adithi Rallapalli  Award of Excellence for "Unlabeled and Indistinct"
  • Rishabh Narayan  Award of Merit for "Untangled Sunrise"
  • Alexa Watkins  Honorable Mention for "I matter because"
  • Arjun Kalyandurg  Award of Excellence for "A Voice for the Silent"
Music Composition
  • Brendan Roy  Award of Excellence for "Dark Rain"
All Award of Excellence entries will move on to the PISD Council level representing Shepton. Good Luck artists!

At Tutor Doctor, our private tutors understand the importance of your child’s education.

Your child is embarking on a journey that will not only provide them with the educational building blocks they need to succeed, but will help shape the very person they become. Along this path they will face triumphs and challenges, both in school and in their personal lives. Whether that’s discovering who they are, making new friends, or handling their first heartbreak, each experience is unique.

We are here to guide students through this exciting and sometimes challenging journey, helping them succeed in academics, and in life.

We meet our students where they are, to get them where they need to go. We take the time to understand the way they learn, and adapt our techniques to coincide with their needs. In their homes. At their pace. On their terms. This is how learning hits home. Click here for more information.

Grant Halliburton Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of Grant Halliburton, a Dallas teen who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before his suicide death at the age of 19.

Grant Halliburton Foundation offers a variety of programs, presentations, and an annual conference on mental wellness, suicide prevention, bullying, resilience, and other issues impacting youth mental health.



Shepton PTSA would like to offer these virtual presentations to your family.  The links are available for your viewing for 30 days.  We hope you will watch these together as a family and that this will start some important conversations.

Student version – Bounce Back, Building Resiliency


                      Password: BounceBack2020


Parent version – Safe! Staying Mentally Well During Crisis


          Password: Safe!2020



Attention Blue Nation!

This is your chance to represent the BLUE NATION and own an official 2020 Blue Nation T-shirt!  Each year, the Wolf Den PTSA provides the official Blue Nation t-shirt to all 2600+ students and 250 staff members at Plano West Sr. High School free of charge in an effort to promote our "Blue Nation" community. This year, the Wolf Den PTSA is excited to offer the official 2020 Blue Nation T-shirt for purchase to all our Plano West feeder schools!  A portion of the sale of each 2020 Blue Nation t-shirt will be donated directly back to your feeder school PTA as designated when ordering your shirt.  Blue Nation shirts are $10 for Youth Small to Adult XL, $12.50 for Adult 2XL and $13.50 for Adult 3XL with sales tax included and $2 of every shirt purchased will be donated back to the PTA of your choice.  Our hope is to increase our Blue Nation visibility, promote a sense of community among all the Plano West feeder school families & staff, as well as supporting our feeder school PTA programs and campuses because together we are all part of the BLUE NATION!


To order your 2020 Blue Nation shirt,click hereor visit our website atwww.wolfdenptsa.orgIf you have questions, please contact Venetia Robertson at programs@wolfdenptsa.org.  Go Wolfpack!

 Click here for a message from the officers. 


After conferring again with the Campus and District Administration, the Lee Dee Sachs College Presentation has been POSTPONED at this time.

We are looking forward to rescheduling this event in the Spring where we can receive some expert guidance that will be directly beneficial to our Sophomores as they begin planning for the important Junior year of high school.

For the time being, we are fortunate to be able to provide some resources for you to start the college discussion with your student. Please see the Shepton PTSA website for the information. Stay tuned for more updates to come!  


The Shepton 2020-2021 Yearbook is on sale now! Order onlinehere. The price starts at $55 and accessories and personalization are available.



Plano West Hockey


  • Mckinney vs. Plano West: Thursday, Dec. 17th at 8:00pm @ Starcenter Plano (World Rink)
  • Plano West vs. McKinney: Sunday, Dec. 20th at 12:45pm @Comerica Centre (Frisco Arena)  

Check out the Plano PISD website for information about planning for the 2020-2021 school year.  Guidance from the State of Texas and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is pivotal in that planning. 

Plano ISD 2020-21 School Year Planning Update Presentation

Plano ISD Return to School Plan

Free & Reduced Meal Application

Curbside Meal Info

Back to School Resources

Back to School Fairs


Visit our websitewww.SheptonPTSA.orgfor Shepton PTSA Registration and to order the following:

  • Spirit wear
  • PTA membership
  • Car decals

Get all of your shopping done online and don't miss out!


Shepton Spirit Wear is on sale now on our website www.SheptonPTSA.org.

White Shepton Hoodie | Sizes S-XXL |$24

Tie Dye T-shirt with logo | Sizes S-XXL | $17

Dark Heather Grey Ring Spun T-shirt with logo | Sizes S-XXL | $12


The Shepton Bravo Club invites any student interested in theatre to join. While the 2020-21 school year is a little crazy, we are still hoping to do stretch our theatre muscles in some way and even in a virtual world, we need to raise funds.  Join us and purchase a fun theatre mask.


Plano Council of PTAs 25th Annual Vendor Fair

The Digital Vendor Fair is open and has businesses anxious to help you meet your goals during the coming school year. Many vendors have offers specific to our current situation. Check them out!


Shepton Stallion Athletic Booster Club

Welcome to the Team! To stay informed of our Sports Teams and Booster Club events and activities, please visit our website atwww.SheptonStallionClub.com. Please create an account and/or LOG-IN first. Please update your Family Information and Student Form indicating your child’s grade and sport. Then, follow the tabs to the services offered by your Shepton Stallion Athletic Booster Club. Our Booster Communication comes from your association with us. We hope you will find our resources helpful.  We welcome your involvement and hope you will continue to be your child's greatest fan!

Laura White, Shepton Stallion Club President                 President@SheptonStallionClub.com


Plano ISD is excited to announce the launch of our new volunteer management system, VOLY, which will be used for the 2020-2021 school year. The new system is now live and can be accessed at pisd.edu/volunteer. While Plano ISD is not able to host volunteers onsite at this time, logging in now will allow you to get a head start on completing your volunteer application, online orientation and criminal history check. These three requirements must be completed annually to be eligible to volunteer in Plano ISD. 

Legislative News

Governor Abbott has waived the grade promotion requirements for 2020-21 STAAR testing.  Your Texas State PTA is advocating for a complete waiver of STAAR for this school year given all the additional issues related to Covid-19. If you’d like to share your opinions on this, contact your state legislator via this link

See more information HERE 



Shepton eNews

December 14-18 Shepton HS Smore

  • Second Semester Learning Plan
  • VOE during Winter Break
  • COVID 19 Daily Screening Reminders
  • Update Chromebooks
  • SEL at Shepton
  • Counselors Corner
  • On-going Reminders


Shepton PTSA will receive a donation of 0.5% of all eligible sales purchased through our Amazon Smile account! You can link your account to the Shepton PTSA charity and help our PTSA earn money for events and programs that benefit all students! In order to learn more about setting up your account, click here.


The Kroger Community Rewards program links your Kroger Plus card to Shepton High School. To link your Kroger Plus card, visit Kroger. Click on the l"Edit Kroger Community Rewards" link and enter Shepton's school number: XA417. You must go online to link your Kroger Plus card to Shepton High School every year. This cannot be done in store. 



The Tom Thumb Good Neighbor program links your Reward Card to Shepton High School. Stop by the Customer Service desk and pick up the form for  registration. Shepton's number is 6657. This cannot be done online, and it must be done every year.


Shepton High School PTSA
5505 Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093