SHS Weekly Newsletter
Message From Associate Principal Mike Stead
Happy first week of November SHS families! Thank you for all you do to support our students.
This is my second year as an Associate Principal at Sherwood HS, and I have loved every moment of my time in this special community. At SHS, I am stoked and honored to oversee our Special Education, Social Studies, and Science departments and teachers. It's a privilege to be a part of a community that places such a high value on education and the success of each and every student. The strong work of our students, staff, and community makes this a really special place to be.
Speaking of success, we have much to be celebrate of in terms of both athletic and academic achievements! Best of luck this weekend to volleyball and football in their playoff games tonight! Also, congratulations to our Cross Country team for their Pacific Conference win and upcoming post season! Go Bowmen!
As we move forward, we want to emphasize the importance of schoolwide attendance. Regular attendance is a critical factor in students' academic success, and we are committed to supporting our students in their journey toward consistent attendance. We encourage all families to partner with us in this effort, ensuring that our students have every opportunity to excel.
In conclusion, I want to express my gratitude to the Sherwood High School community for the warm welcome over the last two years and ongoing support. Together, we will continue to foster an environment of collaboration, success, and inclusivity, where all students can thrive. Thank you for entrusting us with your children's education!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Associate Principal - SHS
Important Upcoming Dates
- 11/7 - Pre-ACT (10th Graders - Last Name A-K)
- 11/9 - Pre-ACT (10th Graders - Last Name L-Z)
- 11/10 - No School, Veteran's Day
- 11/20-11/24 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
- 11/29- Finals Schedule, periods 1-3-5, dismissal at 2:20pm
- 11/30 - Finals Schedule, periods 2-4, dismissal at 12:20pm
- 12/1 - No School, Teacher Work Day
- 12/4 - Trimester 2 Begins
Confer's Corner: SHS Skipping Policy
*This will be a recurring newsletter segment, written by Anne Confer Dean of Students*
As a school, we have identified improving the attendance for all of our students as the goal that all of our staff will collectively be working towards this year. The state of Oregon defines a "regular attender" as a student that attends 90% or more of the school year, which many of our students meet. In all areas of the school, students will be even more successful when they are here more often.
Since the start of the school year we have focused on the enforcement of the expectation that students are at class on time and ready to learn. If a student receives 4 or more Tardies in a week they are assigned progressive consequences to include lunch detention or community service. We have seen dramatic improvements in students getting to class on time on a more consistent basis since monitoring and consequence implementation was initiated.
Beginning in November, we will increase our monitoring of students that are being marked as Skipping. A student is marked as Skipping when they are not in their assigned class, they do not have permission or a pass to be out of class, or they have been out of class with a pass for an unreasonable amount of time. As an intervention, students marked as skipping will meet with the Dean of Students and will be assigned a lunch detention. If a pattern of skipping continues or if the student fails to serve their assigned detention, the consequences will become progressive and could include community service, parent meeting or In-School Suspension.
We enjoy having our students on campus and in class engaging with their teachers and their peers!
Cancer Awareness Week Success
Elks Lodge Christmas Basket Opportunity
Our local Sherwood “Robin Hood” Elks #2342 has once again generously offered support for our families at Christmas time. If your family is in need and would like to apply for a Christmas basket, please contact your student's school counselor for access to the enrollment form. Forms are available in English and Spanish. All forms must be received by the Elks by December 11, 2023. Delivery or Pick up for the baskets will be December 16th.
Pre-ACT Offered: November 7th & 9th
Sherwood High School will offer all 10th grade students an opportunity to take the Pre-ACT exam on Tuesday November 7th (Last Name A-K) and Thursday November 9th (Last Name 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.
Please complete this form if your student is not taking the Pre-ACT. This form has been shared in previous messages to parents and families.
College Visits next week:
Tuesday: Gonzaga University
Thursday: Pacific Northwest College of Art
Please sign up for Flex with Ms. Barrett if you’d like to attend!
The OSAC Scholarship application opened on November 1st! Oregon’s Office of Student Access and Completion offers a database of over 600 scholarships. Students can apply to up to 40 with a single application.
Check out this scholarship opportunity:
Elks Most Valuable Student: scholarship available to local high school students (no affiliation to Sherwood Elks Lodge necessary to apply).
Deadline: November 13th
Bowmen Theatre Season Tickets
Become a Bowmen Theatre sponsor and receive complimentary season tickets to each of our four theatrical productions this year. Your donation benefits the Sherwood High School theatre department. All sponsors are also listed in the program. The season opens with Sherwood Shorts on Thursday November 16th! https://bowmentheatre.com/season-ticket/
This is our Bowmen Theatre showcase! It is an exciting performance of scenes and songs performed by Sherwood High School theatre students. Vote for your favorite acts and help the students raise money for the theatre. The show will be performed Thursday, November 16th at 7:00pm in the Sherwood High School auditorium. A judges panel will be giving various awards and an Audience Choice award will be awarded to the act with the most votes. Tickets are on sale now for $5.00 and can be purchased at https://bowmentheatre.com/tickets/
WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Winter sports include basketball, wrestling and swim. If you have an athlete interested in participating, please register at: https://shs.sherwood.k12.or.us/athletics-activities/athletic-resources/athletic-registration/
Deadline for winter sports registration is Thursday Nov. 9th and the first day of practice/tryouts is Monday, November 13th.
You must have a cleared physical to participate/tryout. Physicals must be submitted on the OSAA form, and can be dropped off at the main office of the High School or scan and email to Connie @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please email Connie or call 503.825.6008.
Link to OSAA Physical form: https://osaa.org/governance/forms
Swim Team Meeting Wed. 11/8 at 7pm
Grad Night 2024
Grad Night 2025
Saturday, November 18th at the Sherwood Elks Lodge. See the flyer for details and benefits if you pre-register. And don’t worry… we’ll have football on!
Buy 50/50 raffle tickets at the first Varsity football playoff game on 11/03. GO BOWMEN!!
We’ll be collecting cans and bottles this Saturday 9-1 at Sherwood Plaza. Drop your collection off and grab some new blue bags!
OR…. Click Here to order a pickup and we’ll come to you! We are in your neighborhood every Tuesday!!
As you may have heard, the Sherwood School District is engaged in many activities to Celebrate our schools, our students, our staff, and our community. At Sherwood High School, we would love your help in recognizing our staff members who are doing amazing things for our students and families. When you have any positive and exceptional experienced or interactions with our staff, please use the button below to share those with us! We will share that information with the staff member, as well as use any submissions to help identify a staff member of the month that we will recognize at our staff meetings! Bring on those great stories, thank you!