The Pirate Pulse
November 12, 2021
In this week's edition:

Shepherd I.S.D. Spotlight

During this week SISD celebrated National School Psychology Week (NSPW) to highlight the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive. Shepherd ISD has the best school psychologists who encourage everyone to engage in best practices and advocate for children's access to mental health and learning supports.

We appreciate you,
Shannon Wallace and Mary Anne Perhamus

"Shepherd ISD is very fortunate to have 2 Licensed Specialists in School Psychology. Shannon Wallace, our Special Education Director is a longtime LSSP who is well respected by her staff and peers. She has been an LSSP for 21 years and a special education director for 12 years. She is always ready to help the students and staff of Shepherd ISD.  Mary Anne Perhamus is our district LSSP. She has been an LSSP for 2 years. She can be seen in the schools helping teachers and students in many ways. Shannon and Mary Anne do extensive psychological testing and support our students in many ways. Mary Anne also does counseling services for our students in Special Education. Both ladies are amazing and greatly appreciated!" -D.Roberson

Staff & Students across the District
Shepherd Intermediate Fall Showcase
Mrs. Barrackman's SPS Pre-k class making some "Turkey Stew" to practice number recognition and counting.
We had a great night turn out for Family Literacy Night! We want to thank all the Parents that brought their children out to support our school! #PirateNation
The SIS principals showed their appreciation to staff by leaving a note on their vehicles before they left for the weekend.
This week’s Staff Spotlight is our 8th grade Math teacher, Ms. Gabriela Ramirez. She always has a smile on her face when greeted. Everyone that knows her loves her. Ms. Ramirez possess all the characteristics of a great teacher. She respects her students, sets high expectations, yet warm and caring and has a love for learning. Ms. Ramirez works tirelessly to make her classroom and instruction top notch for her students. And because of her hard work, she has CBA scores that have consistently been in the 80’s & 90’s. We are truly blessed to have her here at SMS.
A Game Changer has many definitions is SISD. Coach Fourman is changing the game not only on the field with our athletes, but also in his support of our Transportation department. Earlier this year during the peak of our COVID cases, Coach Fourman worked additional hours to support making sure our students were still able to get to and from school. Thank you Coach Fourman for always putting kids first. SISD appreciates you!
Ms. Judy Rollins is a game changer at SISD, she made sure while we had students late into the evening recently due to HWY59 being shutdown that our students and staff received dinner!

Thank you Seniors for your hard wok and dedication to our Pirate Family! We will miss you! #PirateNation
HD Green becomes the 1st QB to rush for 1,000+ yards in a single season for Shepherd. He finished the season with 1,046 yards and 14 TDS. We’re super proud of this young man!!
Upcoming Events
Hola, es hora de comenzar a informar a nuestros padres de este evento.
La Primaria servirá las comidas de Acción de Gracias del
15 al 18 de noviembre
Se invitará a los padres a unirse a los estudiantes por niveles de grado en los días asignados. Los padres deben preinscribirse y comprar un boleto de comida de $5.00

Los padres de prekinder pueden unirse a los estudiantes el 15 de noviembre a las 11:05am
Los padres de kinder pueden unirse a los estudiantes el 16 de noviembre a las 10:30am
Los padres de primer grado pueden unirse a los estudiantes el 17 de noviembre a las 11:40am
Los padres de segundo grado pueden unirse a los estudiantes el 18 de noviembre a las 12:15pm
Primary will serve the Thanksgiving Meals on November 15th - 18th
Parents will be invited to join students by grade levels on assigned days. Parents should pre-register and purchase a $5.00 Meal Ticket, from the SPS front office!

Pre-K parents can join the students on November 15th at 11:05 AM
Kindergarten parents can join students on November 16th at 10:30 AM
1st Grade parents can join students on November 17th at 11:40 AM
2nd Grade parents can join students on November 18th at 12:15 PM
Pronto será el momento de nuestra comida de otoño en la escuela secundaria Shepherd. Nuevamente estamos siguiendo varios procedimientos de “apertura suave” para asegurar que podamos continuar con tales eventos.
La venta anticipada de boletos de comida y la impresión de insignias comenzarán el lunes 8 de noviembre de 2021 y finalizarán el jueves 11 de noviembre de 2021. Se recomienda encarecidamente a todos los visitantes que compren con anticipación los boletos para la comida e impriman sus credenciales con anticipación.
Para comprar boletos con anticipación, traiga una identificación con foto y $ 5 por boleto a la oficina principal de SIS. Se debe presentar una identificación para CADA boleto comprado y / o obtener su credencial preimpresa para el evento. Aunque venderemos boletos el día del evento, el proceso será lento y requerirá mucha paciencia con nuestro personal.

Soon it will be time for our Fall Meal at Shepherd Intermediate School. We are again following several “soft opening” procedures to ensure that we can continue such events.
Pre-sale of meal tickets and printing of badges will begin on Monday November 8, 2021 and will end on Thursday November 11, 2021. All visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets for the meal and get their badges printed in advance.
To pre-purchase tickets, please bring a photo ID and $5 per ticket to the SIS front office. An ID must be produced for EACH purchased tickets and/or get your badge pre-printed for the event. Although we will sell tickets the day of the event, the process will be slow and will require lots of patience with our staff.
Shepherd ISD families and community,
You may have seen some changes happening in the Shepherd Middle School parking lot since this past summer. After assessing traffic along S. Byrd we have found that changing the traffic flow during arrival and dismissal will better serve the safety of our students, staff and community.
Effective January 1, 2022 the traffic pattern at Shepherd Middle School will be as indicated in the diagram below.
Familias y comunidad de Shepherd ISD:
Es posible que hayan visto algunos cambios en el estacionamiento de la Escuela Secundaria desde el verano pasado. Después de evaluar el tráfico a lo largo de S. Byrd Avenue, descubrimos que cambiar el flujo del tráfico durante la llegada y la salida servirá mejor a la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad.
A partir del 1 de enero de 2022, el tráfico en la Escuela Secundaria será como se indica en el diagrama a continuación.

Shepherd JROTC would like to invite citizens of San Jacinto County to the annual Thanksgiving Feast, hosted by the San Jacinto County Outreach Committee. Serving will begin at 3pm, November 21st, 2021, at the Emergency Center in Coldspings, Texas. Meals will be prepared and handed out at the drive up, along with a bagged items for your Thanksgiving. We look forward to seeing you there! #SJCOC #PirateBattaliion #CTEmakingithappen
SISD will partner up with Helping Hands and host a FOOD DRIVE on November 16, 3-6pm at the Community Center. If you are interested in helping out by being a volunteer, please sign up ASAP
Shepherd HS JROTC will host Coldspring HS JROTC in a game of Flag Football, November 17th, 2021, at the Shepherd Middle School football field. The game will kick off at 5pm and we invite everyone to attend. The game is free and we hope to see you there. #PirateBattalion #CTEmakingithappen
Visit the following link to purchase tickets, TODAY! Grab a ticket before it's too late.
Yearbooks are on sale now!
We are exited to go back to one book for all grade levels. The yearbook staff is excited to bring back a more traditional book filled with memories that can be treasured for a lifetime. The cost is only $40 and can be purchased online using the following link. For more information contact
Mrs. Courvelle at

Click on the following link OR just scan the QR code below:

Estamos emocionados de ofrecer un libro para todos los niveles de grados. El personal del libro anuario está emocionado de traer de vuelta un libro más tradicional lleno de recuerdos que pueden ser atesorados para toda la vida. El costó es solo $40 y pueden comprarlo en línea en el siguiente enlace. Para más información comunica se con la señora Courvelle

We would like to invite you to attend the next regularly scheduled SISD board meeting on Thursday, November 18, 6pm in the SISD Anchor Room
SISD Pirateer Program
We would like to invite ALL of our little Pirates (ages 0-4) to join us at the SPS Library on the following days from 8:45- 10:00

November 19
December 10

Each session of Pirateers Reading Program will include books read aloud, hands on activities, a snack, and lots of fun.

Don't forget to tag us in your pictures online!
Are you showing your school spirit?
You can purchase a #PIRATENATION shirt for $20 or buy all three for $50! On sale TODAY at central office, come and see us for some new threads.

Purchase your SISD #PIRATENATION flag, TODAY!

Partner up with SISD
HUGE Thanks to our Pirate Partners
  • Robbins Wonderland Craftory
  • C.Mark Porter Law
  • Roberts Tire Shop (The Montoya Family)
  • McClains Supermarket
  • Anonymous
  • TD's
  • El Burrito (Cleveland)
  • First State Bank
  • Shelley's Stitches
  • Texas Grill & Cafe
  • John and Melodee Arrendell
  • Browder's Marina 3278
TD's Supermart
10911 Highway 150, Shepherd, TX 77371
(936) 628-3341
Every Student, Every Minute, Every Day
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