Sherwood Heights Cougar Tracks
Friday, December 8, 2023
Cougar Corner ✏️
To help parents and students stay in the loop as far as all things Sherwood Heights, our Cougar Tracks newsletter will be our weekly communication tool. Be sure to watch for email notifications at the end of each week and you can also find each of the latest and greatest Cougar Tracks newsletters posted on our website!
Upcoming Dates and Events 📅
Be sure to check in frequently for updates as the come!
Dec 4 - 15: Winter Clothing Drive
Dec 8: Band Concert at Salisbury Composite High School | 6:00 PM
Dec 15: Sherwood Heights Talent Show | 1:30 PM
Dec 25 - Jan 8: Christmas Break: No school for staff or students
Athletics Corner 🏅
Basketball tryouts are underway. Senior teams have been selected and begin preparing for the Ardrossan Tournament on December 15th and 16th. Junior teams begin tryouts next week. See the athletics calendar for up-to-date tryout times.
The Senior Girls volleyball team took on the Staff and almost won! It was 27-26. Good try girls! The Senior Boys volleyball team will play the Staff on Monday December 11th. Good luck!!
Please remember that all volleyball players should return their jerseys to their coach or to Mrs Alexander ASAP.
School Council & Staying Connected Through Social Media 📱
Join Sherwood Heights Junior High Parents Connect on Facebook for updates on school council and events. It is a great way to be informed about what is happening at school council as well as other fantastic events happening at the school.
Can't attend a council meeting? Post your questions in the group, and a council executive will address them at the meeting. It's a convenient way to stay connected with our Sherwood Heights School community.
Click HERE to join.
Student Spotlight ⭐
Check out our new page on the website:
We will be using this new page to highlight our awesome students at Sherwood Heights who are achieving excellence in a variety of areas.
Our first Spotlight is on Quinn Reiling, a BMX rider who just competed in Grands in Tulsa this week. Check out the article for more info about Quinn and check back each month for a new Spotlight!
Winter Clothing Drive Extended 🧤
Leadership 8 is running a winter clothing drive next week (Dec. 4-15). We are asking for new or lightly used winter clothing. All items will be donated to A Safe Place, a local women’s shelter that supports women and families escaping domestic violence. There will be a box in each classes homeroom that you can donate to. Large items like jackets and snowpants will be worth 2 points, and small items like mitts and toques will be worth 1 point. The homeroom with the most items next Friday will get a pizza party before Christmas!
Don’t have winter clothing to donate? That’s okay! A Safe Place has a long wish list of other items they need. Each of the following items will be counted as 1 point in your homerooms box!
- New Pajamas
- New Socks & Underwear
- New Shoes, Boots, and Sandal
- Journals and Art Supplies
- New, unwrapped toys
- Reusable Water Bottles
- Full-Size Toiletries
- Feminine Hygiene Products (must be unopened)
- Diapers (preemie, newborn, size 5 and up, swim diapers, and pull-ups)
- Baby wipes
Strathcona Food Bank 🍽️
Sherwood Heights Junior High wants to thank the Strathcona Food Bank for all their support over the past two years by providing our “forgotten lunch” program to our students.
We believe wholeheartedly in meaningful partnerships within our community!
Thank you to all the Food Bank volunteers who lovingly pack the food every month and to our Leadership classes who organized our Food Bank donations this month.
Pizza day is back!
Thursdays in the gym hallway pizza will be sold at the beginning of lunch for $3.00 per slice while supplies last.
Student Support at Sherwood Heights🤝
Mental Health has been identified as an EIPS priority this year and in response, Sherwood Heights has introduced several new ways to access student support.
Mrs. Jessica Moen is in the role of School Based Social Worker this year at SWH. Mrs. Moen’s primary role is to facilitate connections among family, school, and community to assist with positive growth. She works as part of the multidisciplinary team to help our families set goals, integrate interventions, plan strategies and arrange resources that will help students be successful in school, at home, and in their community. She offers support services in a variety of formats (individuals, families, and groups), in a variety of settings (school, home, community settings) and is the primary connection with many community agencies. Mrs. Moen can be found in her office beside the drama room and beside the vending machines.
Referrals for ALL student support services can be done using any of the following ways:
Save on Foods Wye road believes in being an active part of the community and last year paid Sherwood Heights $2796.66 in rebates! Please bring your Save On Foods receipts into the school or send them with your student to bring to the office. Receipts are collected and tallied and Save On Foods presents a cheque to Sherwood Heights for 5% of the total (some rules apply)! What a fun and easy way to fundraise for our school.
New Online Cougar Wear Store
We are excited to be able to offer a year-round online store!
Enjoy browsing a wide selection of products from a variety of brands that you can then customize with the approved logos and graphics found on the site. Display your pride in fantastic apparel customized entirely by you. Our site lets students, parents, fans, & staff choose from approved merchandise to fit their needs 24/7 with no minimum order quantities. All orders are shipped directly to your own home!
Community Resources and Supports
Family and Community Service
(FCS) call-in hours 780-464-4044
Monday, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Kids Help Phone | 1-800-668-6868
The Distress Line | 780-482-4357
Strathcona Food Bank | 780-449-6413