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From The Principal

Wildcat Families:

What a year it has been so far!  We welcomed over 1200 students back to school, met with parents at Open House and conferences and finished 1st quarter.  The five-week progress report period for 2nd quarter ends Friday, December 15th.  You will receive an email notification the following week when progress report grades and comments are up to date, so you can log into PowerSchool to check your child’s “progress report”. 

The 1st semester ends on Friday, January 26th.  Exam days are January 24, 25 and 26.  Please see the exam schedule in the calendar section of the Wildcat Weekly.  Study guides for the District common exams will be available on the UCS website.  When they become available, we will put a link to the study guides on our home page below the Principal’s Message, and in the Wildcat Weekly.

The generosity of the Shelby community helped us to donate 6,462 cans and $700.00 to the Shelby Lions Club to provide food for families in need.  A sincere THANK YOU to all who participated!

Shelby, along with many other UCS schools, is a ‘Toys for Tots’ donation location.  We can accept donations through Thursday, December 14th.    Please consider sending in a new, unwrapped toy with your child.  If you would like to drop off a new, unwrapped toy, the collection box is located right outside the main office.

Before the Holiday Break begins on December 23rd,   we are very busy here at SJH.  Basketball and competitive cheer seasons are underway, band and vocal concerts will be performed, and spirit days are planned for December 20, 21, and 22.  Please see the calendar section of the Wildcat Weekly for details.

I want to wish the entire Shelby Junior High Community – students, staff and parents – a Holiday season filled with happiness and peace!  I look forward to seeing students and staff when we return on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.


Lisa McDill



By setting expectations and encouraging lifelong learning for all students, we create collaborative team members, knowledgeable thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and respectful, responsible citizens.

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