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Dear Shepherd Hill Learning Community:

I write with enthusiasm to officially usher in the 2023-2024 school year! The promise of a new school year offers students and faculty, alike, the opportunity to reflect, reinvent, and build upon previous experiences. As life-long learners committed to continuous growth, our educators seize the opportunity to prepare new and innovative learning experiences for students, and as always, we encourage students to take advantage of the fresh start that each new school year provides. Recently, on August 22nd, we welcomed members of the Class of 2027 to the annual Jumpstart event. We look forward to the ways in which this eager and talented group of incoming students will contribute to the school’s rich culture of excellence!

Creating and maintaining an environment that his highly conducive to teaching and learning remains a top priority, and throughout the summer, our maintenance staff have once again done a phenomenal job preparing the building and grounds for students. Additionally, teachers have been busily preparing their classrooms, lessons, and curricular materials and resources, and the leadership team has been busy planning a very full calendar of events. We are prepared and excited to receive students!

This fall, I invite and encourage parents, families, and all members of the community to come experience, firsthand, all that Shepherd Hill has to offer. We welcome your presence, and we appreciate your continued support as we strive to achieve “excellence…with pride and unity!”

Best wishes for a successful start to the 2023-2024 school year!


Darren C. Elwell



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