SHS Weekly Newsletter #15


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Principal's Message

Our second trimester is off to a great start! There is always a lot of excitement that comes with new classes, new teachers, and new students, and it is contagious throughout the building. The first day of each trimester is always my favorite as we get to have so many great conversations with students who are trying to find their new classrooms and ways around the building.

As we are close to winter break, and moving further into trimester two, please remember the importance of having strong attendance. The easiest way to be successful in school is to be here as often as possible. The more that students are in class and interacting with their teachers, the more efficient their learning will be. As always though, if anyone is exhibiting signs of illness, please take the necessary precautions and stay home if needed.

Have a great weekend, and Go Bowmen!

Mr. Mitchell

Important Upcoming Dates

Spirit week - 12/13-17 (More information below)

12/20-1/4 - Winter Break (Note: 1/3 - No School, Teacher Work Day)

State Testing

  • English combined 30-day notice and opt-out form

  • Español combined 30-day notice and opt-out form​​

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  • Русский

  • Deutsch

  • Française

  • Tagalong​

  • 日本

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    Oregon's Statewide Assessments in science, mathematics, and English language arts will begin in February 2022 for juniors. Scheduled testing will take place during the school day. For additional information on the State Assessments from the Oregon Department of Education, please review the following link.

    While no single test can give a complete picture of your child’s progress, statewide tests provide information to students and families, but also to educators and administrators about what educational approaches are working and where additional resources are needed. Your child’s participation is important to ensure schools and districts receive the targeted resources they need to help all students succeed. Districts are rated on their participation levels as well as student performance on this exam. In addition, some Oregon community colleges and universities waive placement testing for entering students who score a 3 or higher on OSAS tests and meet the college’s standards for continued academic rigor in 12th grade.

    Oregon law (ORS 329.479) permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. If you decide to opt your child out of the math and/or ELA state assessments, please submit the following form to the high school front office by January 14, 2022 to best support our school with planning.

Seniors: Jostens Order Deadline is December 16th

The deadline for ordering your cap, gown, tassel and other senior memorabilia is fast approaching! All of the information on how to order can be found here. If you have additional questions email Dan Peters at

Senior Submissions for Yearbook

Yearbook is now accepting submissions for the 2022 yearbook.

Senior Photos due February 11, 2022

Senior Tributes due March 11, 2022

Please see the yearbook webpage for requirements and submission forms.

Canned Food Drive and Spirit Week

SHS Canned Food Drive:

Monday: Proteins

Tuesday: Toiletries

Wednesday: Don't forget your carbs (also includes soup)

Thursday: Veggies

Friday: Fruits

Spirit Week:

Monday: Wear your snow and ski gear for the slopes

Tuesday: Dress up as your favorite celebrity

Wednesday: Get comfortable in your pajamas

Thursday: Anything But a Backpack Day -- but make sure you can travel up stairs with it!

Friday: Ugly Sweaters

Sherwood 4 Kids Sake Twin Size Blanket Drive

Student Council is partnering with Sherwood 4 Kids Sake for a twin size blanket drive. We are collecting NEW twin size bedding blankets and comforters for children ages 2-10. They must be new and twin size, no throw blankets please. Gender neutral patterns are preferred. Our goal is to collect 80 blankets for our Sherwood families. Please drop your donation off in the Leadership Room M209 or contact Mrs. Rarick.

Parent/Emergency Contact Changes

Parents are asked to login to ParentVue and check the accuracy of the parent contact information and emergency contacts. If you have any changes that need to be made, please email with what ParentVue currently says and the updated information. By including both what it currently says and what it should be changed to, we can verify that the person changing the information already has access to the account.

Student Schedule Information

Student schedules can be viewed by logging into ParentVue or StudentVue. If you prefer, you can still link directly to ParentVue and StudentVue via the Sherwood High School main page.

There will be very little room for movement or changes. Schedules are subject to change by counselors and administrators until the first day of school. Students who wish to request a schedule change must complete a Schedule Change Request Form.

In order to preserve the integrity of the schedule, schedule changes will only be allowed for the following reasons:

  • Incomplete schedule

  • Inappropriate placement (such as Geometry if a student hasn’t completed Algebra)

  • Errors such as an A and B section during the same trimester or the B section before the A section

Schedule changes will not be made for any of the following reasons:

  • Teacher changes

  • Switching class periods

  • Requesting a different lunch

  • Requests based on involvement in athletics

Schedule request forms can be submitted in the counseling office. Schedule changes cannot be requested by phone or email. Please note that very few schedule change requests will be granted and, if granted.

Sherwood 4 Kids Sake Twin Size Blanket Drive

Student Council is partnering with Sherwood 4 Kids Sake for a twin size blanket drive. We are collecting NEW twin size bedding blankets and comforters for children ages 2-10. They must be new and twin size, no throw blankets please. Gender neutral patterns are preferred. Our goal is to collect 80 blankets for our Sherwood families. Please drop your donation off in the Leadership Room M209 or contact Mrs. Rarick.

Student Council Fundraiser

Oil Stop Fundraiser for Bowmen Pageant!

December 6th-11th from 8am-6pm Oil Stop will donate $20 from every oil change to the Doernbecher Bowmen Pageant Fund for Sherwood Student Council. Mention the flyer when you come in or the code: KMMD. Thank you!

Jean Drive

The Blanchet Farm Organization is collecting new and used jeans for their farmworkers! Blanchet Farm is a place that provides work, stability, and a second chance to those who want it. There will be a bin inside the main office to collect donations of new/used jeans in any adult size. Please make sure jeans are in good, used condition and still wearable. Please avoid donating jeans with rips/tears/holes. Donations will be accepted December 13-17. Blanchet Farm is also accepting donations of socks, flannels, jackets, and gloves. These donations will be very valuable and appreciated. If you have any questions please contact Sofia Shurko ( or Gwen Renard (

Sherwood Band Boosters

Act Now! Swingin’ the Green is Back!

Sherwood Band Boosters is thrilled to announce Swingin’ the Green 2022 — our largest fundraiser of the year! This week-long event begins with online bidding Friday, March 25th and crescendos with the return of our premier live show — Jazz Concert featuring our kids, Live Auction, and Paddle Raise Challenge at The Oregon Golf Club on Saturday, April 2nd. This show is a blast! Please act quickly because we anticipate the live event to sell out.

Click the link below for the Swingin’ the Green website where you can book your table now. Not sure about attending but want to support our incredible Bands, Musicians, and Teachers? Great! Please consider donating Auction Items conveniently right on the website.

Sherwood Band Boosters is a 501c(3) charitable organization benefiting 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 qualifying for the 2022 WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio next April. Our goal is to raise $100,000 annually to maintain and advance this level of excellence in youth development. Join us in Creating Opportunity Through Music!

College and Career Center

Please see the Career Center's December Newsletter for information on events, financial aid, and other updates.

Blood Drive

The Sherwood High School Red Cross Winter Blood Drive will be Saturday, December 11th from 9:00 am-3:00 pm in the Walmart parking lot next to Starbucks. All donors will receive free Starbucks coffee! This off-campus blood drive is also open to community members, please sign up at Please email Alli M. with any questions:

Trap Team

For all of those interested in participating in the Trap Team, there will be an informative meeting held on December 13th at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be for participants as well as parents in the SHS Community room. For more information contact Mr. Dickover.

Sherwood Arrows

Congratulations to the Sherwood Arrows for taking home 1st in Hip-Hop at the 2021 Fall Category Championships, and 2nd in Pom! This is the first time in Arrow's history that a full team has competed and took 1st at the championships! Way to be Sherwood Arrows! Your coaches, parents, and friends are so proud of you!

2020-2021 Yearbook Update

The 2020-2021 yearbook is expected to be delivered by winter break. We apologize for the delay. As soon as the yearbooks come in we will be notifying families that they are available for pick up. If students have graduated, moved out of Sherwood, or are otherwise unable to pick up, arrangements will be made to get yearbooks to them. Thank you for your patience!

SHS Grad Night 2022

Please continue to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages @SHSGRADNIGHT2022 and visit our webpage HERE for all the latest updates.

SHS Junior Class (2023) Grad Night

We Need Your Help!

We need Volunteers for our next Bottle Drop on Saturday 12/18! All Juniors who volunteer will receive an entry into the scholarship raffle for a chance to win $1000! We need drivers to pick up bottles and we people to help rebag! Join Us!!

We are partnering with Play it Again Sports (the Beaverton & Vancouver stores)! They will consign and sell our gear and we will get 100% Profit!

Please email us: and we will schedule a pick up.

Happenings & Upcoming Events! HERE

Sherwood Education Foundation's "Clicking for Kids" Fundraiser

The Sherwood Education Foundation (SEF) was formed to enrich and enhance the quality of education in the Sherwood School District by distributing funds through grants to individual teachers, and by funding programs that support the district’s vision for educational excellence. Because of community support, in the last five years alone SEF has awarded 98 teacher grants totaling over $220,000. Whether it's Sensory Paths, Ozbot Evo Robots, Spanish Fiction Books, a Forensic Microscope, or Drumline Replacement for the High School Marching Band, Sherwood Education Foundation is committed to being there for our teachers and their students.

Like many things this year, Sherwood Education Foundation's annual fundraiser Calling for Kids is going to look a little different. While it's the same great non-profit you know and trust with the same worthy recipients, Calling for Kids is now Clicking for Kids! The Sherwood Education Foundation’s continued success is only made possible with your support! 100 % of your donation goes directly back to funding teacher grants at all grade levels.

Please partner with Sherwood Education Foundation and donate today!

For more information or to donate visit, or see video below.

Clicking for Kids
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