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January 14, 2022

Sherwood Updates

Hello Sherwood Families,

We have certainly SOARED into iREAD this week! We had a BLAST dressing up in our space themed gear on Monday. Our rocket ships are in orbit and we expect a tremendous showing from our Sherwood pandas this year!

Keeping encouraging your students to gravitate toward a book to read independently, listen to an audio book, read to a stuffed animal or family member, and record those minutes!

Let's show our Highland Park community that our reading skills are out-of-this-world!

Panda Pride,

Rachel & Kevin

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Panda STARS Recognition

It's time to celebrate and recognized our Panda SuperSTARS this week! These pandas are in the photo above.



Sawako Hocker


Jared Schacter

Chloe Umansky

Academic Attitude

Tia Bennett

Samuel Dennis-Newton

Jack Goldsmith

Sammy Lotzof

Bruna Lugaric


Johnny Abrahamson

Matthew Barnett

Trevor Brown

Cooper Martin

Julian Moore

Coco Perrinez

Josh Warenski


Our Condolences

It is with deep sadness we share with you that Nicholas Kovco's father, Tony, passed away on Saturday, January 9th. Nicholas is a 1st grader at Sherwood.

Our Sherwood community is here to support the Kovco family during this extremely difficult time. Please use the links below, if you would like to help contribute to a meal train or the family's GoFundMe fundraiser:

Kovco Meal Train

Kovco Family GoFundMe

Thank you for your generosity and support.

Spotlight on Service

Great communities are created by people who give where they live or work - lifting each other up and caring for each other with acts big and small.

For 30 years, the Highland Park Community Foundation has supported and celebrated the many great nonprofit organizations that serve the Highland Park-Highwood community by addressing residents’ needs. To help us celebrate our 30th anniversary, we want to spotlight our community members of all ages, businesses, school staff, and city employees who "give where they live" by promoting kindness and answering Dr. Martin Luther King's call for service.

Your service to others helps ensure a healthy, vibrant, and equitable Highland Park and Highwood. If you have completed a service project or have done something to help someone that you are proud of, we would love to know about it!

Between January 14th and January 31st please share a high-resolution photo of your service project – or act of kindness – and describe it in 30 words or less. A photo taken with a smartphone should suffice.

We will spotlight your service on our social media sites, website, and other communications!

Help celebrate our community’s contributions to one another. Please complete the form HERE and upload your photos today! You may also access the form by using the QR code provided.

If you are unable to access the form or have any questions, please let us know by emailing Terri Olian, Highland Park Community Foundation Executive Director, at

Thank you for your service and for helping to make Highland Park-Highwood a great community!

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Upcoming Dates


No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day


School Board Meeting @7pm


Valentine's Day


No School - Presidents Day


No School - Institute Day


School Board Meeting @7pm


School Board Meeting @7pm

3/21 - 3/25

No School - Spring Break