SMS Weekly Update

April 21, 2023

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Dear Archers,

Another great week has passed and we are looking forward to some exciting upcoming activities!

Please view the details below.

Upcoming Events

April 22

  • NAMI Community Presentation, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, District Office

  • OMEA District 14 Solo Ensemble

April 24-28

  • ELA Testing

April 26

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20 pm

  • Student Services Parent Partnership Meeting, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, District Office

April 28

  • Pentagames Competition

  • Progress Reporting Period 3 Ends

May 3

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20 pm

  • Multicultural Night, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Sherwood High School

May 4

  • Trades Fair, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Sherwood High School

May 8-12

  • Sparrow Club Food Drive

  • Math Testing

May 9

  • Chehalem Valley Band Festival

May 10

  • Talent Show Audition Sign-up Deadline

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20 pm

Additional events may be viewed on the Sherwood Middle School Calendar

and the Revised 2022-2023 District Calendar.

Clipart - 2023 Calendar


SMS Needs Disinfecting Wipes & Tissues

Help SMS staff and students finish off the year feeling clean and healthy! If you are able to donate, please bring disinfecting wipes and facial tissues to the front office. Thank you!


State Testing

Oregon's Statewide Assessments in science, mathematics, and English language arts will begin on Monday for students in grades 3-8. 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.

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 your child’s teacher or the front office by April 7, 2023 to best support our school with planning.


Parking Lot Update

In order to increase efficiency during student pick up and drop off, the small parking lot (as shown below marked with an X) will be closed from 7:30 am - 9:00 am, and 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm.

Thank you for your understanding and partnership in making our parking lots as safe and effective as possible!

Please note the map below.

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NAMI Community Presentation

The SHARE Center is happy to partner with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to host a morning of mental health education, support, and resources for parents of school-age youth.

Join us at the District Office on April 22nd at 9am-1pm for a day of learning and community with NAMI. NAMI has presented in neighboring school districts and is a non-profit organization that works to educate the community on Mental Health awareness.

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Emergency Drills (April 24-May 5)

All schools in our District will be participating in emergency drills April 24-May 5. For this third and final round of drills for this school year, we will be practicing the "Lockdown" protocol.

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. 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 our 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.


Oregon Voter Registration Deadline - April 25

Did you know April 25th is the last day to register to be able to vote in the May 16th election? It takes less than 4 minutes to register to vote or update your voter registration! Visit to register today!


Student Services Parent Partnership

Student Services will be hosting a Parent Partnership meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 4:00pm-5:30pm at the District Office located at 21920 SW Sherwood Blvd. These meetings provide an opportunity to learn more about school-based disability services and network with professionals and parents who have a passion for supporting students with disabilities. Our April meeting will be focused on Section 504. Please RSVP via email to Angela Thiemann


Seeking Parent/Guardian Feedback on our Local Wellness Program Policy

The Sherwood School District is seeking parent/guardian feedback on our Local Wellness Program policy, which can be found on our website here (Board Policy EFA-AR). All feedback collected will be shared with our Wellness Committee this spring, who will assess the implementation and progress of the Local Wellness Program and provide a progress report at a future Board of Directors meeting, as well on our District website for public review.

If you would like to provide feedback on the policy, please complete the form using the link below. All feedback is anonymous.


Pentagames - Math Competition

April 28, 2023

This is a math competition for 7th and 8th graders, composed of both individual and team events. If you're interested in representing SMS in this competition please see Ms. Grimm for more information.


Multicultural Night

Join us in celebrating Multiculturalism! On May 3, from 6:30 to 8:30, at Sherwood High School.

Neighboring clubs will be performing to share their traditional dances, songs, and cultural talents. There will be Chinese drums and dance, Filipino, bamboo dance, and Polynesian dances. Sherwood students will perform various Latin folk dances and songs, a Japanese song, and there will be an art show featuring our talented ELD students of all ages!

Meet the performers after the show and learn some of the traditional dances and songs from various booths in the commons. Raffle prices will conclude the evening's event!

Multicultural Night Flyer


Trades Fair at Sherwood High School - May 4

Is your child interested in learning about future career opportunities? Come explore and participate in hands-on activities while learning about exciting occupations! The Sherwood School District is excited to announce we will host a Trades Fair on Thursday, May 4th from 3:30-6:30pm in the Commons at Sherwood High School. This event is option to all elementary, middle, and high school students and their parents/guardians. If you have any questions, please email Liz Barrett at


Sparrow Club - Food Drive

Our Sparrow Club students are partnering with Leadership to collect the supplies listed below.

Items may be dropped off in the Leadership Room, May 8th - 12th.

The 6th period class that brings in the most supplies will earn Sesame Donuts!

Monday: Cake Mix

Tuesday: Frosting

Wednesday: Cake Decorations

Thursday: Paper Ware and Baking Tins

Friday: Vegetable Oil and All Supplies

Birthday Packs! - Sparrow Club Food Drive Flyer


SMS Talent Show Auditions

Please scan the following QR code to sign up for auditions by May 10th.
Talent Show Auditions QR Code


Sherwood Arrows Tryouts

Attention dancers!!! The Sherwood Arrows dance team are holding tryouts for our upcoming season on May 8th and 9th from 5-7pm in the SHS main gym.

The Arrows are a competitive varsity team that compete from November till March at local and national competitions. When we are not competing, you can find us performing at local parades, home football games, assemblies, and more!

Interested in joining the team? Please register for tryouts using the link below or reach out to us with questions at:


Bowmen Cheer Tryouts

Incoming Freshmen, your love and support of Sherwood is needed! Join Bowmen Cheer next year! Bowmen Cheer Tryouts are scheduled and we are looking for athletes to join us! Our cheerleaders are sideline and competitive athletes who embody school spirit for SHS and our community. Regardless of prior experience levels, you can tryout and see if cheer is for you.

Tryout Clinics are May 10, 11, and 12, 5:30-8:00 PM at SHS

Tryout Day is one of: May 16, 17, or 18 5:00-8:00 PM at SHS

Complete this interest form and additional information and a Tryout Packet will be emailed to you. We look forward to seeing you. Go Bowmen!

Bowmen Cheer Tryout Interest Form


2023 Proposed Education Levy Information

Are you looking for more information about the proposed education levy for our school district? Visit for information and updates about Measure #34-323 on the May 16, 2023 ballot.

There will also be two more Town Hall meetings on the topic of the levy; community members are encouraged to attend these meetings to learn more about the levy and ask questions:

  • Friday, May 12 – 9:00-10:30am at the Sherwood Police Department Community Room


Outdoor School - Load Up!

May 22, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, SMS Parking Lot

The Monday night prior to Outdoor School is our scheduled time for families to drop off their 6th graders' belongings. Three U-Haul trucks (one for each camp) will be parked out in front of our building, and SMS staff will be present to help load items into the trucks.

Items include: pillows, sleeping bags, and one carry-on sized luggage piece.

All items must be clearly marked with the student’s First and Last Name.

Medications: Any and all required medications will need to be dropped off by a parent or guardian inside the building, Room W1. Medication must be in the original container or prescription packaging, and put in a sealable plastic bag with the Student’s First and Last Name clearly written on the front.

If you are unable to make Monday night work, there will be limited opportunity to drop off student items on Tuesday, May 23rd. An alternative load-up will take place strictly between 8:00am - 8:25 am, at the LDS Church parking lot just west of SMS on Meinecke Rd. Due to the tight turn around for loading items and getting over 300 6th graders on buses, we will not be able to extend the time on Tuesday. Please understand that the preferred time for drop-off is Monday night.

Pick-Up: On Friday, following Outdoor School, parents and guardians will be able to pick up students and their luggage in the back parking lot, by the SMS stadium. If a parent or guardian has clearly communicated their permission to the SMS Office, students will be allowed to walk home and/or ride home with a friend.

Outdoor School Information

May 23 - 26, 2023

For those of you who missed the Outdoor School Family Information Night, please view these slides for more information.

Questions? Contact Associate Principal Nick Sidlin

(503) 825 - 5506


Yearbook Update:

We could really use help from parents to submit more photos of 6th graders & 8th graders, as well as Spring Sports/activity photos. Small group photos and selfies are good options.

Also there are many yearbook orders where the flight time teacher is not indicated so if those could be added by parents in their account that will ensure the book gets to their student.

The leadership class is organizing a signing party so it’s important that yearbooks are ordered asap so that they will arrive in time for that.

Order your 2022-2023 SMS Yearbook now. You can begin personalizing your yearbook right away with back to school photos, fall sports/activities, summer vacation memories etc. Click here for more information.


Pre-Kindergarten Registration for 2023-24

Pre-Kindergarten applications are open at Hawks View, Middleton, and Ridges! Our programs provide high quality early learning opportunities for typically developing children and children with developmental delays and disabilities.

There are 20 slots available at each site. The registration form can be found here. For more information or questions contact Alyssa Thompson at


Family Connection Center

Do you have or a child age birth-to-6 years old and live in the Sherwood Community? Come join us on Tuesdays from 10am to 12pm for our drop-in community time in the Family Connection Center, Portable 42 at Hawks View. This is a chance for you and your child to come together with other children and parents of similar ages to play, build connections and community. Please email Alyssa Thompson at for more information.



Thank you for reading and enjoy your weekend!