Donna Shepard will no longer carry the name, Donna Shepard Intermediate School. Instead it will be referred to as Donna Shepard Leadership Academy. With this new name comes a new focus.
The Donna Shepard Leadership Academy will focus on instilling the MISD core values in all students that enter the halls. These values are students first, integrity, resiliency, continuous improvement, communication and positive relationships.
In addition, DSLA will feature unique programming and opportunities for students that include:
- an engaging leadership curriculum built into the instructional schedule
- pre-athletics for boys and girls
- Jr. FFA
- DSLA National Elementary Honor Society
- Shepard's Hearts - an art partnership between special education and general education students
- service opportunities within the school and community
- an online portfolio for students to track Life Ready, College Ready, and Career Ready indicators.