Sherwood Heights Superstars: Update January, 2024
STARS: Soaring Together to Achieve and Reach Success.
Message From Principal Davis
WOW! How can it already be mid January!? I guess you know what they say...Time flies when you are having fun!
Thank you to everyone for making our 1st remote day experience a positive one! I was able to join most classrooms for part of their day and I was delighted to see so many students participating. I know remote days are a challenge for families but I think we all agree that a remote day in the winter is better than a school day in mid to late June. We are fortunate to be able to offer these remote days. I remember hearing from colleagues who had students attending school until June 21st because they were not able to offer remote instructional day. So, THANK YOU!
Thank you for continuing to be a partner in your child's education! We are blessed to have you as part of our school community!
Principal, Mike Davis
State Of The Schools Presentation: January 2024
Below you will see a snapshot of the school data that I shared at the school committee meeting on January 3rd. We continue to make gains in all areas. Please note we have made the biggest gain in decreasing our chronic absenteeism from 25% last year to 16% this year! Thank you for making sure your children are in school daily.
The school committee is also begun the budget review process to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year.
If you would like to keep up to date on the budget process and/or other school committee happenings you can:
1) Attend the school committee meetings in person.
2) Watch online HERE
3) View budget documents by clicking HERE
Elementary Band Concert
Moved to 1/18 at 6:30pm
At The New Donald M Gay Performing Arts Center at ELHS
At our last school Community Meeting we recognized 47 students who have PERFECT ATTENDANCE! This means that 250 students have missed at least one day of school. We realize that this is the time of year when illness strikes so we need to be diligent with our health precautions like hand washing etc... Our request continues to be only keep your child home if they are sick. Missing even 1 day of school causes a gap in a student's learning that can compound over time. If you are having trouble getting your child to school please call the office and ask to speak to Mr Davis or Mrs. Baker, the school counselor.
Mrs Corey - Spotlight Award Winner!
Thank You Mrs Corey for all you do here at Sherwood Heights! Your continued support of the STARS program as well as the new reflection room is greatly appreciated! Your calm steadfast presence is a gift to the Sherwood community! Congratulations on being this month's Spotlight Award winner!
FREE Family Fun! 2/8/24
Pre-registration encouraged, not required.
Civil Rights Team
Mrs Baker-Hewey, our school counselor, meets with our Sherwood Civil Rights Team on a weekly basis.
The Attorney General administers the Civil Rights Team Project, a school-based preventative program. The mission of the Civil Rights Team Project (CRTP) is to increase the safety of elementary, middle level, and high school students by reducing bias-motivated behaviors and harassment in our schools.
The CRTP accomplishes this by supporting student civil rights teams in our schools. The CRTP and the student civil rights teams are active in engaging school communities in thinking and talking about issues related to:
- Race and skin color
- National origin and ancestry
- Gender (including gender identity and expression)
- Sexual orientation