SHS Weekly Newsletter #24
Message from Mr. Mitchell
Wow, it's been a wild last couple of days! We hope that all of our students, staff, and families have navigated this weather safely. At this time, we have no information about any potential calendar adjustments due to the missed days. If there are any changes, the district and the school will send out that update as soon as possible.
With the weather challenges, our varsity basketball teams will play their final regular season games at SHS on Saturday at 1pm (boys) and 3pm (girls). These will be our "Senior Night" games where we get the chance to honor our current seniors before the games. Additionally, our Bowmen Pageant will be held as scheduled this Saturday night at 6:00pm.
Have a great weekend, and Go Bowmen!
Important Upcoming Dates
2/27 - Incoming Freshmen Night @ SHS, 7:00pm-8:30pm
3/10 - End of Tri 2
3/13 - NO SCHOOL Teacher Work Day
3/24 - NO SCHOOL Furlough Day
3/27-3/31 - NO SCHOOL Spring Break
The SSD School Board approved the three proposed furlough dates of March 24, June 15, and June 16, along with other calendar adjustments related to these dates. The updated 2022-23 calendar can be found here.
Erin's Law Lesson 2
Our second Erin's Law lesson of the year will be taking place next week on Monday and Friday (2/27 and 3/3) in Homeroom. For more information on these sexual abuse prevention lessons, you can read our Erin's Law Letter to Families. If you opted your child out of these lessons, they can go straight to the community room (C201) for Homeroom on Monday and Friday. If you haven't opted your student out, but want to, you can find the opt-out link in the above letter. Please opt out by Monday morning at 8 am so we have time to notify their homeroom teacher. Due to the furlough day in March, we had to adjust the Erin's Law Lesson 3 and 4 dates. Here are the dates for the remaining lessons for the year:
Lesson 2: 2/27/2023 and 3/3/2023
Lesson 3: 3/14/2023 and 3/16/2023
Lesson 4: 3/17/2023 and 3/20/2023
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.
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.
Girls State Opportunity for Current Juniors
Our local AFW Women's Auxiliary has offered to sponsor the participation fees for two SHS juniors for Girls State in Washington State this summer. Oregon has decided not to participate so there won't be an opportunity for our students to participate closer to home.
Female high school students who have completed their junior year are competitively selected and sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary units for this program, where they learn about the political process by electing officials for all levels of state government and actively running a mock government. The girls are assigned to mock cities and either the “Federalist Party” or “Nationalist Party.” Candidates should be keenly interested in government and current events, and show strong leadership abilities.
Girls State will be held at Central Washington University, June 11th-17th 2023. Applicants will be responsible for their own travel to and from the event.
If your student is interested in applying for this program, please have them talk to their school counselor before May 1st.
Sherwood Band Boosters
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!
Tuesday, February 21st at Joe's Burgers
ALL DAY Joe's Burgers will donate 15% of sales (in person, phone, app, etc) to the Sherwood Band Boosters.
No flyer needed but you MUST mention the fundraiser to get credit.
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.
Track and Field
Sherwood High School Parent Support Organization (PSO)
Grad Night 2023
Sign Up for Grad Night - See Attached Flyer for Details!!
Party Planning Committee Meet Up
WHEN: Wednesday February 22nd
WHERE: The Elks
SPEED DATING FORMAT
We will start @6pm, spend 30 minutes on each topic to discuss the high level plan and immediate actions
Committee Line Up
6:00 - 6:30 Final Fundraiser
6:30 - 7:00 Event Coordination
7:00 - 7:30 Prizes
7:30 - 8:00 Food
8:00 - 8:30 Decorations
Join the time slots for the committees you signed up for.
You are more than welcome to stay for all if you like!
Grad Night 2024
Thank you to all who participated and supported the Superbowl fundraiser!
Save the date for our next event, March 15th, Bingo/Wine Pull.
Ongoing Fundraisers to support Grad Night 2024, information on our website Grad Night 2024.
Bottle and Can Drive
On-Call Bottle/Can Drivers
Scholarship opportunity! For every hour of Grad Night volunteer contribution, students will be entered to receive a $1000 scholarship for continuing education.
Need a Can or Bottle pickup or blue bags? Contact SHSGradnight24@gmail.com . Our next onsite collection opportunity is scheduled for March 4th.
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 are 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 (email@example.com).
Sherwood School District Careers
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