Phone: (309) 593-2175


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences from the University of Saint Francis Master of Science in School Administration from Saint Xavier University

Mr. Michael Applegate

I am excited about the 2022-2023 school year and getting back to student involvement in activities. Our activity program is guided by the philosophy that student activities are an important part of the educational program. Character traits like leadership, loyalty, and self-discipline are gained through participation. I am proud of our over 30 activities and look forward to the successful seasons they will have.

I again wanted to remind everyone on major points so the 2022-2023 year can be the best it can be. Please look over the Code of Conduct for offenses - alcohol, tobacco, drugs, weapons, hazing, bullying and infraction suspensions lengths that range from 25% and up. Students must be passing all classes to be eligible, and if after 3 weeks that has not improved, they will be removed from the team. Students must arrive to school before 8:05 and if they leave have a doctor’s note upon return to school to be able to play or practice. We ask that by the first practice the $50 activity fee be paid and physicals be taken care of.

I have been very lucky to work with an amazing group of Boosters. The entire board work to ensure our kids have the best opportunities. Please consider being a member, contribute to fundraisers and make sure you work your concession date.

Sherrard High School takes great pride in its activities, so it is our hope that each individual associated with the program will show support in the right way. We all need to work together for a common goal – to make the high school sports experience a rewarding one for everyone concerned. This includes the athletes, the coaches, the parents and the fans.

If you have any questions please let me know and I hope to see you at our events supporting the Tigers!

  • Before coming to Sherrard, Mike was Dean and Athletic Director at Kolmar School, located in South Suburbs of Chicago.  Previous to that he was a Social Studies teacher at Kolmar for four years and coached basketball at Providence Catholic High School. He played basketball at the University of Saint Francis in Joliet, while earning his undergraduate degree.