SHS Weekly Newsletter #18


Message from Mr. Mitchell

As we've returned from winter break, we've seen a positive increase in our student's attendance rate...thank you! Simply being present in class is a great and easy step to being successful in class, please keep it up!

Go Bowmen!

Mr. Mitchell

Important Upcoming Dates

District Calendar

1/16 - NO SCHOOL MLK Jr Day

1/26 - Conferences

2/20 - NO SCHOOL President's Day

*** Furlough Days/Updated 2022-23 District Calendar***

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.

Student Parking Permits

In order for students to park on campus they need to have a valid 22-23 parking permit clearly displayed in their vehicle. The lower lot is strictly for seniors and visitor parking only. If your student has recently started driving and would like to park on campus please have them fill out the parking permit application linked below. *Note* This application is only accessible to Sherwood High School students, the easiest way to access it is to have the student use their school issued Chromebook. If using a personal device, the student must login to the Google browser with their school issued email and password.
Student Parking Permit Application

Please make sure your student accesses this link from their Chromebook or that they are logged into their school Google account.

Absences and 10 Day Drop Policy

According to Oregon rule OAR 581-023-0006(4), after 10 consecutive absences a student must be withdrawn from the educational institution they are attending. This is required even if the absences are excused. If you have any questions around the 10 day drop policy please give the office a call.

Congrats to the 2023 Bowmen Pageant contestants!

  • Zoie Bryan & Ava Seely
  • Derec & Drew Gregory
  • Emily Haile & Payton Rettig
  • AC Wollman & Sydnie Bagozzi
  • Taylor Holt & Isabella Karcher
  • Megan Aanderud & Makenzie Stamets
  • Shawn Baldwin & Ulisses Rodriguez
  • Sofia Maciejewski & Jordi Walberg
  • Lilyanna Liebl & Ella Thomsen
  • Haley Gallinger & Julia Hoy
  • Lainee Derry & Ella Weathers
  • Tristan Muller & Sofia Shurko
  • Harrison Smith & Matthew Verkamp

Over the next 2 months these students will be competing to raise money for Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Anyone is welcome to come to the pageant for the contestants on Saturday, Feb. 25th at 6:00pm. They will also be participating in a staff vs. student basketball game on Jan. 28th 3:00-5:00pm at SHS, $5 admission. Please come out to support and raise money for Doernbechers!

Bowmen Pageant Basketball Game Fundraiser

The Bowmen Pageant Basketball Game will be Saturday January 28 @ 3pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.

SHS Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday Feb. 14

Giving blood is a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day and to give back to people in need. Sign up for the Sherwood High School Blood Drive on 2/14 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Your donation can save up to 3 lives.

State Testing Update

Oregon's Statewide Assessments in science, mathematics, and English language arts will begin in February 2023 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, as well as 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 13, 2023 to best support our school with planning for this year's testing schedule:

Yearbook Reminders

Buy a Yearbook- Reserve your student a copy of the 2023 now for $60. Prices go up in January. Books can be purchased through optional fees in Parent Vue, or the book keeper.

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 (, or contact adviser (

College and Career Center

Click here to go to the College and Career Center webpage.

January 15th & February 1st are popular college application deadlines! Don't forget to request transcripts through Naviance if you are submitting by these dates.

University of Oregon deadline: January 15th

Oregon State University deadline: February 1st (priority application deadline-highly recommended to apply by this date to ensure there are still spots available)

OSAC Scholarship Deadline: Early Bird on February 15th, final deadline on March 1st (FAFSA must also be completed by this date)

Career Talks Next Week

Join us on Tuesday for construction/carpenter

Join us on Thursday for auto-diesel mechanic

Career talks take place during Flex in the Career Center. You must sign up for Flex in the Career Center in order to attend.

Reminders for Seniors

Seniors, make sure you are keeping up with everything you need to pursue your post-high school plans!

-Are your colleges added to Naviance with transcripts requested?

-January 1st & 15th are common regular admission application deadlines.

-University of Oregon Regular Decision Deadline: January 15th.

-Oregon State University Priority Deadline: February 1st

-Have you started looking for/applying to scholarships?

-Do you know requirements for your trade school or apprenticeship program?

These are all things to think about over winter break! Come to the Career Center in January if you need help with anything mentioned above.

Starting in January 2023, the Career Center will be offering Career Talks during Flex. Students can sign up to listen to guest speakers talk about their careers including:



-Careers in the Trades

-Careers in the Military & ROTC

-Careers that do not require a college education

-Washington County Joint Water Commission

-And more!

Athletics and Activities

Click here to go to the Athletics and Activities webpage.

SHS Softball

We are planning on lifting three days a week all of January. In February we will add field scrimmages (weather permitting) twice a week. See the schedule below - come join us!!!

January - lifting in SHS weight room

M 5:30-6:30

T 5:30-6:30

W 3:30-4:30

February lifting (same as January)


M - 3:40-5:30

Th 3:40-5:30

It is all listed on team app events - please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. If you need to join the team APP come visit Wiley in room M321 for help!

Please share this info with anyone you know who is interested in playing softball this year!

Grad Night 2023

We are only 6 months away from Graduation and we are ready to kick off the Grad Night Party Planning!! Please join us at Generations on January 31st at 7pm to join the fun!!

Grad Night 2024

Upcoming fundraiser – Breakfast with Grinch, tickets on sale now AND Volunteer Opportunities!

We need your help – visit our website for committee opportunities. Let’s all pitch in to give our kids a great grad night!

Like us on Facebook@SHS Gradnight2024.

Follow us on Instagram @SHSGradnight2024.

Grad Night 2024 (

Ride 360 Parent App Information

Click here to go to the Transportation webpage.

Resources for Parents of Early Learners

Are you the parent of a child age 0-5? If so, please see the flyers below for more information on upcoming events specifically for parents of early learners!

School Board Recognition Month

The Sherwood School District is joining Oregon's other 196 school districts in celebrating January as "School Board Recognition Month." As volunteers, our school board members spend countless hours year-round working to serve the students, staff, parents, and community members of Sherwood, with a focus on providing the best possible education opportunities for K-12 learners in our district. Please join us in thanking our Board of Directors for their dedication and service to our schools!
School Board Recognition Month Graphic