Degrees and Certifications:
BS Geology BS Science Education
Mr. Jerry Sheppard
Hi. I'm Jerry Sheppard. I am a science teacher at Cleveland High School. I graduated from NC State Summa Cum Laude with a BS degree in Science Education. I also have a BS degree in Geology from Campbell University.
Mrs Hoffman and I are team teaching Honors Chemistry this spring (2021). Our course is available on Canvas.
My hobbies include gaming (computer games, chess, RPG's) and Shaolin Kung Fu. I am the teacher sponsor for the Anime Club. I, along with Jim Bono, are the teacher sponsors for the school's gaming club. Meetings for both clubs are currently suspended.
My Email: JerrySheppard@Johnston.k12.nc.us. Mrs. Hoffman's email: LauraHoffman@Johnston.k12.nc.us
All clas related materials are available on our Canvas course.
Schedule (Spring 2021)
1st Block: Honors Chemistry
2nd Block: Honors Chemistry
3rd Block: Planning
4th Block: Honors Chemistry
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:50 - 2:15
Otherwise by appointment.
There will be a drop-in orientation for 9th, 10th and brand new to Cleveland High students on Thursday, August 12th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at Cleveland High School.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a calendar change for the JCPS school calendar at their March 9 meeting. The change moves the Wednesday, March 24, remote learning day to Friday, March 26 for all schools except for North Johnston High School, which will have remote learning days on March 24 and March 26.
A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.
The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.