Parents Please Read for Important Information Regarding Your Student(s)

Parents, as we all travel through this “unknown” and unprecidented time, we want to make sure that we are doing everything possible to keep our students focused on their education. We will provide you with important guidelines and directions to help you (and us) remain Shaw United in helping your student maintain that focus on their education. Together, we will get through this!  Additional information may be found under the “Academics” page. #ShawU

Important Information Regarding Dual Enrollment

You can find information regarding Dual Enrollment on the Counseling Tab under the Dual Enrollment link. Instructions for Dual Enrollment for 2020 – 2021



Important End of Year Information – Summer School

  • Summer School Credit Recovery – June 1st – 19th (Please register for summer school online by clicking on the summer school link.  We will have in person registration on May 28th – 29th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
  • AP Students/Students who did not come during distribution and collection days can come to return Chromebooks, textbooks, etc. on Tuesday, May 26th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
  • Final Farewell Rolling Diploma Celebration in honor of our graduating seniors will be held on Wednesday, May 27th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. 

Seniors with the last names:

A – J                    1:00 – 2:00 PM

K – P                    2:00 – 3:00 PM

Q – Z                   3:00 – 4:00 PM

Attention Seniors

Class 2020 Final Farewell Diploma Celebration

We know that these past few months have been quite difficult for you.  As we close the chapter to the end of the 2019-20 school year, we want to give each of you a proper farewell.  In an attempt to celebrate you, the Class of 2020, we will be holding a final farewell rolling diploma celebration in your honor on Wednesday, May 27th   from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. 

Our game plan is for you to parade with your family or friends of your choice in your vehicle to receive your diploma while being recognized by faculty, staff, and well-wishers.  We want the last memories of your Raider journey to be one you will never forget.

In preparation for this celebration, below are a few things we need you to do and remember:

  • Please pay any outstanding fines and fees
  • Chromebooks/textbooks/library books must be returned or paid for before Wednesday.
  • Dress in your cap and gown. (Colson Photography will be taking pictures, so present your best).
  • Invite your parents/friends to join you in your car as you take this ride to Shaw High for the last time. (You can only have as many passengers as seat belts.)
  • If you would like, you may decorate your cars.
  • You will enter at the back of the school in the bus loop.
  • Stay in your car once on campus to receive further instructions.

In order to ensure we keep traffic moving, we need for you to come at the following times:

Students with the last names:

A – J                    1:00 – 2:00 PM

K – P                    2:00 – 3:00 PM

Q – Z                   3:00 – 4:00 PM

This celebration will not replace the live graduation we are planning in July.  However, it will replace the original diploma pick up schedule you received last week.

We are very proud of each and every one of you and we pray you will not miss this event.  If you are unable to pick up your diploma on May 27th, you may come on May 28th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

We look forward to seeing you on May 27th!

2020 Final Transcript Requests


Prom 2020

We could use your input! Please click on the survey about Prom. We will be accepting input until Friday, May 29, 2020.


Shawsome Shout-Outs!

Honors’ Awards

Congratulations to our Honors’ Awards Receipients. 


CTAE Awards

The winners of the Career Clusters each earned a $500 scholarship to Columbus Technical College:

Malachi Benjamin, Shaw, Business, Management and Administration Nominated by Mrs. Maddox

The High Schools winners each earned a $500 scholarship to Columbus Technical College:

Malachi Benjamin, Shaw High School Nominated by Mrs. Maddox

A Message to Our Seniors

A Message to Our Seniors – Video

Month of the Miliatry Child

This interview was conducted in honor of Month of the Military Child. Our very own Kesauna Patterson (Senior) and Jashawna Little (Freshman) were interviewed.


Page One Awards 

Check out our Shawsome nominees and winners!

  • Syniah “Joy” Hood – Social Science – Winner
  • Jordine Moody – Athletics – Runner Up
  • Olivia Hamilton – General Scholarship – Runner Up
  • Marquise Jones – Journalism – Runner Up

If you would like to see the ceremony, click on the link below.



MCSD Safety and Security Protocols

Your child’s safety and security are of our upmost concern! Please click on the links below to read our policies on emergency drills, visitor identification (Raptor) policy, and reunification protocol.








Back to School Student Information:


School Closure Information

Shaw Parents and Students, as you all are aware Shaw High School, along with the other schools within MCSD are closed due to COVID-19. While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools and community, we will proceed with an emergency closure, in light of the public health emergency declared by Governor Brian Kemp on Saturday. The closure is effective Monday, March 16 through the end of the school year.

Below is some important information that you all may need:

Learning Continuity Letter to Parents

Parents, please read this important letter from our Principal regarding our school’s closure.

Logging Into Clever From Home

Please click here, for more information about logging into Clever from home.

Teacher Office Hours

Our teachers will be available during this closure to assist with student learning. Please click here for a full list of your student’s teacher, their office hours, and mode of contact.

FAQ’s Instruction

Please click here for some frequently asked questions about Instruction.

FAQ’s Athletics

Please click here for some frequently asked questions about Athletics.

Free Wi-Fi Access – School Closing

Please click here to learn more about Free WIFI access during the school closure.

Link for the Proximity Course for Algebra 1 and Geometry




Senior Parents

If you have not had your individual senior parent meeting with Ms. Cypert this school year, it is imperative that you call the guidance office secretary, Mrs. Barrington, or email Ms. Cypert to set up a time to meet within the next few weeks.  Ms. Cypert must meet with all seniors and their parent or guardian. 



As a reminder, emails for Student Checkouts are NOT allowed unless it is a documented emergency. Checkouts may be done by guardians in person through our Attendance Office. If your student is a driver, you may send a parent note that it is ok for the student to check out at a certain time. You must include your name, phone number, and signature for this to be verified by our front office staff.

Raiders, don’t forget to follow us on our Shaw High School Facebook page.

Parents, we thank you for your continued support of reminding your students of the importance of abiding by the rules and regulations that govern our building.  United, we can ensure Shaw is a school in which all are valued and inspired. 

These are the announcements for this week.  Have a wonderful week and remember at all times we must:

Be accountable; Be engaged; Be kind; Be a Raider!


Important Information  

Don’t forget to follow us on our Shaw High School Facebook page.

Important Student / Parent Links

Pay for School Lunch

Our Shaw Partners in Education

TSYS - Partner in Education
Be There
WTVM - Partner in Education
Freeman & Associates, Inc. - Partner in Education
University of Phoenix - Partner in Education

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