SHS Weekly Newsletter #25
Message from Mr. Mitchell
As we wrap up our last full week of Trimester 2, I highly encourage all families to take a look at your student's StudentVUE and Canvas pages this weekend so that any conversations that students need to have with teachers regarding their assignments can take place as early next week as possible. Our finals schedule is listed below, with a half-day for students on Friday.
Additionally, some families notified us that they did not receive the FlashAlert information regarding our recent school closures and delays. If you are not registered with Flash Alert, or are uncertain if you have renewed your subscription this year, please visit the Flash Alert website, or download their phone app. Additionally, if you are not receiving district email or text updates, please ensure that your email and phone number are correct on ParentVUE. If you are not receiving text messages, you can also text “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 to confirm.
Have a great weekend, and Go Bowmen!
Important Upcoming Dates
3/9 - Finals, Periods 1,3,5
3/10 - Finals, Periods 2, 4. Dismissal
3/13 - NO SCHOOL Teacher Work Day
3/14 - Tri 3 Begins
3/24 - NO SCHOOL Furlough Day
3/27-3/31 - NO SCHOOL Spring Break
Lockdown Drills at All Schools (February 27-March 10)
All schools in our district will be participating in lockdown drills February 27-March 10. These drills are an essential part of our emergency preparedness, and help students and staff to practice specific protocols that would occur in an emergency situation. This will be the second lockdown drill of the year and will not be announced to students or staff in advance to allow for an accurate observation of any response protocols that need improvement or additional training. Practice drills such as these are also an opportunity for our administrators and staff to collaborate with the Sherwood Police Department. You may notice increased police presence if you are on/near campus during a lockdown drill, as SPD officers do participate in these drills.
During a lockdown drill, staff and students are secured within their individual classrooms/offices, and there is no movement in the building. No one will be allowed to enter or exit the campus until the drill has been completed.
For more information on District emergency response protocols and communication, please visit the SSD website here.
Swingin’ the Green is Here!
Sherwood Band Boosters is thrilled to announce our largest fundraiser of the year is right around the corner! This week-long event begins as an online auction on FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH and crescendos with our premier live show — Jazz Concert featuring our kids plus Live Auction at The Oregon Golf Club on SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH. You don’t want to miss it!
Register to bid in the online auction by clicking here or scanning the QR code.
Sherwood Band Boosters is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization benefitting every Sherwood Middle and High School Band, Musician, and Teacher. We fund scholarships for those in need, instruments, repairs, uniforms, food, transportation, equipment, and more. Our Musicians and Bands learn so much more than music while consistently ranking at the top of State and Regional competitions — including the Sherwood Percussion Ensemble being crowned the 2022 WGI Scholastic Open Class WORLD CHAMPIONS in Dayton, Ohio last year! — Wow, think about that for a sec! Our goal is to raise $125,000 annually to maintain and advance this level of excellence in youth development. Join us in Creating Opportunity Through Music!
National School Breakfast Week Raffle Contest - March 6-10
Each time a student receives a school breakfast, they will receive a raffle ticket. The winning raffle ticket will be announced on Friday, March 10th. Good luck Bowmen!
Pre-ACT Coming on March 16th & 17th
Sherwood High School will offer all 10th grade students an opportunity to take the Pre-ACT exam on Thursday, March 16th (Last Names A-K) and Friday, March 17th (Last Names L-Z). There is no registration fee.
The Pre-ACT is a multiple choice exam that familiarizes students with the ACT. Mirroring the style of the official college entrance exam, this paper-based test features questions in four subject areas: English/language arts, math, reading, and science. Click here for more information about the Pre-ACT.
Testing will occur at the Sherwood School District Office - 21920 Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, Sherwood, OR 97140, and begin promptly at 9AM. Shuttle buses will be provided from SHS to the district office, and lunch will be provided when students return to SHS.
Students are automatically registered for the Pre-ACT. Families interested in opting-out of the Pre-ACT can complete this form to remove registration. Families need to opt their students out of the Pre-ACT by Friday, March 10th or students will be expected to participate in the exam.
ACT Coming on April 12th
Sherwood High School will offer all 11th grade students an opportunity to take the ACT exam on Wednesday , April 12th. There is no registration fee.
The ACT is a multiple choice exam that is used as an official college entrance exam. This test features questions in four subject areas: English/language arts, math, reading, and science, and there is also an essay as part of the exam. Click here for more information about the ACT.
Testing will occur at the Sherwood School District Office - 21920 Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, Sherwood, OR 97140, and begin promptly at 9AM. Shuttle buses will be provided from SHS to the district office, and lunch will be provided if requested on the registration form.
.Interested students and families can register for the ACT using this registration form. There is no walk-in registration for this test session. Sign-ups for the ACT close on Wednesday, April 5th.
Outdoor School Student Leader Opportunities
The Career Center is hosting the ASVAB Career Exploration Program on April 19th. This is a great opportunity for 10th-12th grade students looking for a career exploration opportunity regardless of their interest in the military. More information on the ASVAB CEP here: https://www.asvabprogram.com/
Turn in the attached permission slip to the Career Center by April 12th.
Grad Night 2024
Support the Class of 2024, Can and Bottle drive, this Saturday Mach 4th – 9am to 11am @ SHS.
Need a pickup, no problem – contact us at email@example.com.
Save the date for our next event, March 15th, Bingo/Wine Pull.
“Class of..” apparel is available for all classes. Our Storefront is open until March 15th.
Ongoing Fundraisers to support GradNight 2024, more information on our website.
Scholarship opportunity! For every hour of Grad Night volunteer contribution, students will be entered to receive a $1000 scholarship for continuing education.
Sherwood High School Parent Support Organization (PSO)
Buy a Yearbook- Reserve your student a copy of the 2023 now for $65. Books can be purchased through optional fees in ParentVue, or the bookkeeper.
Senior Portraits- Submissions of senior portraits were due to the yearbook by Feb. 15, 2023. See Yearbook Website for requirements and submission form.
Senior Tributes- Senior Tributes are a great way to commemorate your student’s high school experience. Just send in a photo and personalized message and we’ll print it in the yearbook. Pictures might include a baby photo, family photos, artwork, or other image that will commemorate your student. Space is limited, and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis until sold out. Upload your tribute information today! Don’t miss out on this special opportunity! See Yearbook Website for requirements and submission form. Submissions will close on March 16, 2023.
Questions? See Yearbook Website (https://shs.sherwood.k12.or.us/athletics-activities/activities/yearbook/), or contact adviser (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sherwood School District Careers
Please make sure your student accesses this link from their Chromebook or that they are logged into their school Google account.