Overby-Sheppard Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal I am proud to stand with justice in this uncertain climate.  The inequities that have been highlighted recently touch every fabric of our society.  My heart is saddened by recent events, but it goes beyond those events.  I am saddened with the knowledge that we cannot protect our students from the realities of the systems that currently stand that are not built to support all of them in a just manner.  

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best when he made the following statement:

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

    We stand on the side of justice at Overby-Sheppard!  All of our students matter! However, black lives must matter before we can even say that all lives matter!

    Principal Shayla Holeman

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 17, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Thank you to those of you who've sent feedback about our virtual instruction so far. I can't tell you how much we appreciate it! As I shared earlier in the week, it's clear we need to make some adjustments for students and teachers alike. Our Academic Office is working on some updated schedules as we speak and we'll have something concrete to share at the School Board meeting on Monday. In the meantime, please keep sending me your feedback about this, or any other, aspect of our virtual instruction. Thank you! Turning to my RPS Direct from Tuesday, I want to apologize to members of the Hispanic/Latina/Latino/Latinx community who felt overlooked, erased, or whitewashed by my comment that, "At RPS, we use the term LatinX" for this highly diverse community

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 16 (PM), 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, It's National Arts in Education Week and we're thrilled to celebrate, as we know the arts aren’t extra, they’re core - for every child, in every neighborhood of our city. We're fortunate to have an amazing team of fine arts teachers across the division who bring their expertise and passion to their (now virtual) classrooms every day. Just take a look at this video created by Sharon Russell, the Art teacher at Albert Hill Middle School! As a reminder, don't forget that we're launching RPS en Vivo tomorrow at 5:30 pm on the RPS en Español Facebook page. I hope to see you there! Finally, please make sure to read the latest contribution from Rodney Robinson (see below) about the film "Black Boys." He's included links to some powerful articles that I encourage every RPS educator to read.

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