Originally delivered on 1/25/2021 9:05 am

SUBJECT: Shepton PTSA January 25 eNews


                Important Upcoming Dates:            


Friday, January 29 – Yearbook Purchase Deadline
Tuesday, February 9 – PTSA General Meeting; 11:30 a.m.
Monday, February 15 – Student/Teacher Holiday
Tuesday, February 16 – Student Holiday


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Second Semester Learning Plan Letter from Mr. Banner


Honorary Life Membership

Shepton PTSA congratulates the following individuals for receiving the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership and Extended Service Awards:

  • Melanie Lin (Shepton English Teacher), Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award
  • Benet Martin (Parent and Shepton PTSA Board Member), Texas PTA Extended Service Award
  • Susan Triplett (Parent and Shepton PTSA Board Member), Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award 

These prestigious awards are given to individuals who have been tireless advocates for children's education, health, and well-being, and are one of the highest forms of recognition to honor them for their outstanding service, dedication, and contribution to the well-being of children and youth.  The Extended Service Award is given to an individual who has been actively involved in the Texas PTA for at least 10 years and who has previously received the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award. Congratulations and thank you for all you do for our students and our school!   


Last Chance for Yearbooks!

Your last chance to order this historic book will be 1/29/21. Don’t miss out on the yearbook, and reserve yours online at Jostensyearbooks.com. Our 2021 yearbook is selling for $60, and can be paid in installments of three through Jostens. Reserve yours online here today before it’s too late!

The Shepton PTSA Reflections program may be over for the year, but there are still many other great Art Contests to show your creativity! Check out the links below to enter.
  1. Toyota Dream Car - Entries Due January 31 (ages 4-15). Click here to enter.  
  2. DART Student Art Contest - Entries Due March 23. Click here to enter.  
  3. Reflections Annual Theme Search Contest - every year they ask for theme ideas to be submitted. The winner gets $100! Click here to enter.

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 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!  


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


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. 


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.

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

January 25-29 Shepton HS Smore

  • Yearbook
  • Plano ISD Academy Lottery
  • COVID 19 Daily Screening Reminders
  • College Board Virtual College Fairs
  • 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