Sherwood Heights Cougar Tracks
Friday, December 22, 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 📅
Dec 25 - Jan 8: Christmas Break: No school for staff or students
Jan 9: LOGOS Meeting | 7:00 PM
Jan 10: Early Dismissal: One hour earlier
Jan 15: Division High School Information Session | 6:00 PM
Jan 17: Grade 7 and 8 Exam: English Language Arts Part A
Jan 17: French Immersion Information Session | 6:00 PM
Athletics Corner 🏅
Teams are wrapping up for the break and we wish our athletes a restful and wonderful Holiday! We’ll see you in the New Year!
December Highlight 🎇
This December, the Sherwood Heights community came together in a heartwarming display of generosity and compassion, contributing to our two fundraisers: A Safe Place women’s shelter and the Ben Stetler Foundation.
Throughout the month we collected essential items such as clothing, diapers, and personal care items for the shelter and money towards the foundation.
We want to thank our families for generously supporting and contributing with us and giving back during this season!!
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!
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