Posted in on February 21, 2023

Patriot Families,

I hope you are all enjoying the 3 day weekend! The Smith Family is definitely enjoying the extra day! I want to say thank you to our PTA for The Dodgeball Tournament on Friday. It was a fun family event! Although my faculty team did not win this year, we had so much fun.

Spelling Bee Winner: We want to congratulate our very own Terrance Williams for winning the District Spelling Bee! We are proud of you!

Yearbook: Parents and students can upload pictures for the yearbook directly to the Lifetouch website. If you have any pictures that might be good for the yearbook upload them here:

If you have not purchased your yearbook yet, please see the attached flyer. The deadline to order is March 27th. Visit to purchase your yearbook today.

Follow the link to our monthly Shackelford Library Newsletter to see what is going on in our Shackelford Library.

Testing information:

TELPAS testing is the week of 2/20-2/24

Here is the upcoming testing schedule for benchmark and STAAR.
Feb. 28 – March 9 Benchmark – STAAR Interim
Feb. 28 – 8th Science & Biology
March 1 – 8th SS
March 2 – BM Makeups
March 7 – 7 & 8 Math & Algebra
March 8 – 7 & 8 Reading
March 9 – BM Makeups
April 6 – Practice AP Spanish Test

April 25 – 7 & 8 STAAR Reading
April 26 – STAAR Makeups
May 2 – STAAR 8th SS
May 3 – STAAR 8th Science & Biology
May 4 – STAAR Makeups
May 9 – STAAR Math & EOC Algebra
May 10 – STAAR Makeups
May 19 – AP Spanish Test

PSAT: Please see the attached parent letter for our 8th grade students that took the PSAT and 7th grade AVID students that took the PSAT.

Career Camp: See the attached flyer for a Summer Career Camp for 7th and 8th grade students.
Have a great rest of your weekend! See you on Tuesday!

Better Together,
Kelli Smith
Shackelford Jr. High

Yearbook Flyer

PSAT Flyer

Career Exploration Camp Flyer