Happy Valentine’s Day!

Big thank you to all the parents who helped make our Shack PTA Valentine’s cupcake treat day a success!
We appreciate all the cupcake donations and those who let us borrow your pretty plates & stands.  The Shack Teachers & Staff loved all the goodies! ❤️💕


Give a big Thank You to our PTA Sponsors


Congratulations Mendi Schutte and Jan Packard our Shack Texas PTA Life Member recipients.

PTA Life Member recipients


Peer Group Dance – 7th grade

8th grade dance was a success.  Let’s make 7th grade just as successful.  If you didn’t prepay, $10 at the door.  Pizza and drinks are included in price. Dress is casual Holiday fun, not formal.  AISD dress code enforced.  Should be a fun time!! 🎶




The gift that keeps on giving.

Shackelford JH PTA is 57 members away from the Honor Roll 250 Membership award.  Are you having a hard time figuring out what to buy a family member for the Holidays? Sign them up for a PTA membership.  Go to and searching for O.D. Shackelford Jr. high.   You can have more then one membership per household. DEADLINE is Nov. 30th!!!

Have a great Holiday Season!!!




Thank you to all the Shack parents who provided all the delicious, pies & toppings for the PTA “Sweet as Pie” event last Friday!  Shack teachers, administrators & cafeteria staff enjoyed the treats and were so appreciative of all your kindness!




October “Students of the Month” – Congratulations!

Front row, (left to right): Amara Hawley-Crill, Kara Hawley-Crill, Odaliss Alvarado, Vidarcelia Rodriguez

Back row (left to right) : Brandon Wall, Maggie Smith, Samuel Lee, Kamerie McKay

Missing: Batool Al Mutairy, Frieda Reyes, Sophia Garza, Marcos Vasquez, Jeremy Morales, Hunter Crowder, Payton Kelley, Cindy Barrera


Every Child. One Voice.

Apply For A Faculty Or High School Senior Scholarship Before Time Runs Out!
Faculty and High School Senior applications are due in three (3) weeks! Texas PTA offers $500 scholarships to eligible faculty members and $1,000 to eligible high school seniors. Applicants must be a member of their PTA. Be sure to check out the guidelines before submitting your application.
All applications are due Friday, December 1st by 5:00 pm.




Congratulations PTA for all your hardwork. They’ve earned 2 Achievement Awards.

Congratulations! Your PTA is one of only 583 that earned Texas PTA’s Head Start and Early Bird Achievement Awards. By recruiting 75% and then 100% of last year’s total membership before October, you have shown you understand the power of membership for O.D. Shackelford Junior High and Texas PTA.
What you have achieved thus far is impressive.  I thank you for your hard work and enthusiasm.
My challenge to you now, is to capitalize on your momentum.  Strive for the Fall Membership Increase Award, the 105% Challenge, and make your mark by earning The Voice for Every Child Award. The next award deadline is October 31. I encourage you to continue the great work. I am confident that you won’t stop until you have one member to represent every child on your campus. Visit to learn about every award opportunity and the corresponding deadlines.
Your Head Start and Early Bird Achievement award emblems are a badge of honor we encourage you to showcase. Share it in your PTA emails, on your social media channels, and your PTA’s website. Notify your school district of the distinguished honor and keep in contact with them throughout the year.
Wishing you continued success,
Lisa Holbrook
Texas PTA President


Su PTA forma parte de los 583 PTAs que obtuvieron el Premio Head Start y el Logro del Madrugador de Texas PTA. Al reclutar 100% de su membresía total del año pasado, usted ha demostrado que entiende el poder de la membresía de O.D. Shackelford Junior High y Texas PTA.
Lo que usted ha logrado hasta ahorita es impresionante. ¡Gracias por su arduo trabajo y entusiasmo!

Mi reto ahora es que aproveche ese impulso y se esfuerce por el premio de aumento de membresía de otoño. El reto del 105% e incluso haga su marca ganando el premio Voz para cada niño. La próxima fecha limite para el premio de aumento de membresía de otoño es el 31 de octubre. Continúe con su gran trabajo. Estoy segura de que usted no se detendrá hasta que obtenga representar un miembro por cada niño en su campus. Visite para aprender mas sobre las oportunidades de premiación y los plazos correspondientes.

¡Sus emblemas de premios Head Start y Logro del madrugador son una medalla de honor que le animamos a mostrar! Compártalo en su correo electrónico de PTA, en sus canales de comunicación sociales y la página web de su PTA. Informe a su distrito escolar de este distinguido honor que ha recibido y manténgase en contacto con su distrito escolar durante todo el año.

Deseando que siga teniendo mucho éxito,
Lisa Holbrook
Presidenta de Texas PTA




“Advisory Fundraiser – Susan B. Komen”.

“Advisory Fundraiser – Susan B. Komen”.

Search your pockets, couches and car for coins. Maybe even break a piggy bank or two.

September “Student of the Month”

Take a look at our 1st “Student of the Month” recipients.  Congratulations to all!!!

Listed in alphabetical order – Brandon Ayala, Madelyn Bankhead, Alma Barrera, Nathan Blann, Santiago Camacho, Spencer Carlson, Dayanara Castillo, Alexa Chambers, Donnie Harper (not pictured), Brisa Hernandez (not pictured), Sydney Hill, Rihannon, Jones, Andrew Price, Alana Rhodes, Fernando Rosales, Marvin Rubio (not pictured).


PTA Reflections Program – Deadline October 31st


Volunteers are needed to assist with the color run on May 5th

Please go to the attached link to sign up to help:


Color Run entries due Wednesday, April 26th

Registration forms and fees can be turned in during lunch on April 26th. Registration to run costs $7 and registration for a t-shirt and to run is $15.


Patriot Color Run 2017

Come RUN with us! Support Shack , all feeder Elementary’s welcome.

May 5th 4:30-6, games, raffles, 8th grade celebration game at finish line.

$15 with a t-shirt, $7 without. #patriotcolorrun17




Yearbook Orders

The 2016-2017 Shackelford Junior High Yearbooks are available for order! Forms are available at school to turn into the office or your yearbook can be ordered directly from the Jostens site at the following link:

Yearbooks cost $20. The deadline for ordering is Friday, April 14th.


Request for 2016-2017 SJH school pictures

Dear Parent or Student, Get your pictures in the yearbook!

The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere.

Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have. Here is how you can submit photos online: • Go to: • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 408153596 • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload. • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information. • Click “Save Details”. It’s that easy!

You can also download the app, replayit, and upload pictures form your phone.

Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 03/31/2017.

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.


Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the school year!

Sincerely, Yearbook Adviser and the 2017 Yearbook Staff.



Shackelford Junior High Interest Indicator Form

Please review these forms and let us know if you are interested in joining our team! Completed form is due March 3rd. We have some vacancies that need to be filled for the 2017-2018 school year.


Thanks to all who participated in our Dodgeball Tournament! It was great fun!

The Shack Faculty put up a great fight but were not strong enough to defeat the our student champions!


SJH PTA Scholarship for graduating Seniors

ATTENTION Lamar Seniors that attended SJH:

The Shackelford Junior High PTA Scholarship application is now available. Applicants must have attended Shackelford Junior High both their 7th and 8th grade years. Selection of the scholarship will be based on academic excellence, leadership, school and community involvement, work experience, recommendation, essay and completeness of the form.

Please complete the following and return before March 31st 2017 to the Lamar Counseling Office.



Link to Application: