SSD District Updates Newsletter
September 29, 2023 (October Edition)
Mark Your Calendars...📆
- Tuesday, October 3 - SHS Parent Partnership Night
- Friday, October 13 - No School (Statewide Inservice Day)
- Monday, October 16 - High School Conferences (see communication from SHS for details)
- Wednesday, October 18 - Board of Directors Meeting
- October 26-27 - Elementary Conferences (see communication from your child's school for details)
- October 26-27 - Middle School Conferences (see communication from SMS for details)
- Wednesday, November 1 - Half Day for Students
- Friday, November 10 - No School - Veterans Day Holiday (Observed)
Celebrate Sherwood Schools: SHS Month
As you may know, our district's theme for this year is "Celebrate Sherwood Schools!" This year-long theme is all about celebrating what is great about our schools, focusing on the achievements of our amazing students -- and on expressing our gratitude to you, our parents and families, for your role in those achievements!
As part of this year-long focus on celebration, each month we will highlight one of the six schools in our district. This month, please join us in celebrating Sherwood High School!
Sherwood High School had a number of homes before its current campus opened, including what are now the Hawks View Elementary and Sherwood Middle School campuses. As student capacity needs at the high school increased with the growth of the Sherwood community, a new 73 acre campus was built as part of the district’s 2016 Capital Improvement Bond and opened in the 2020-21 school year. It was the largest high school in the state of Oregon at its opening. The campus includes 50 general education classrooms, 11 science classrooms, and 11 Career-Technical Education (CTE) classrooms, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for athletics and performing arts. Additionally, the campus was designed with future expansion needs in mind, ensuring that student capacity needs can be met for many years to come.
During the 1950s, Sherwood High School adopted the “Bowmen” mascot, connecting it to the thematic elements of the Robin Hood story that has become a central part of the culture and folklore of the Sherwood community. Since that time, the Bowmen have had much to be proud of, including: consistently high student achievement and graduation rates, individual honors and team championships in sports, exemplary fine arts productions, and award-winning band program. With a variety of diploma options, Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses, seven career pathways programs, and several trade and apprenticeship offerings, Sherwood High School provides students with flexible options to prepare for their exact right path after graduation -- whatever that path may be!
We invite you to join us in celebrating Sherwood High School during the month of October. There are many ways to celebrate SHS this month, including:
Check out an athletic event - for fall sports schedules, click here - Up first is tonight’s Homecoming Varsity Football game, starting at 7pm at the SHS stadium
SHS Parents are invited to the Parent Partnership Night on October 3, starting at 6:30pm in the SHS Auditorium (see flyer below for details)
Follow the SHS Student Council on Facebook (@SherwoodBowmen) or Instagram (@sherwood_bowmen) to stay informed about events and activities
Support SHS Booster Clubs! For more information on fundraising, volunteer needs and more:
Homecoming Parade is today at 4pm! See map below for parade route.
Nutrition Services Updates
Introducing MealViewer Menus
We are pleased to announce that our Nutrition Services Department is implementing a new, interactive web-based menu system called MealViewer. MealViewer will provide parents and staff access to detailed nutrition information for menu items such as nutrition labels, allergens and carb counts.
Checkout the menus for your students here:
Elementary: Click Here to View
Sherwood Middle: Click Here to View
Sherwood High: Click Here to View
Our new menus include the following features:
Hovering your mouse over a menu item will show you the nutrition label, including allergens, carb counts, etc. We are continuing to build out descriptions and photos for entrees.
The "Print" feature is located in the top-right portion of the screen.
When you click the printer icon, it takes you to a screen where you can make adjustments to the document before printing, like adjusting the zoom or font-size.
At the top-right of this screen, you can also select printing the monthly menu, or weekly menu on this screen.
At the top-right of this screen, you can toggle between printing breakfast or lunch.
Menus can now be translated to Spanish. To translate, select drop down menu as indicated in the image below.
*Please note: We are in the process of updating the menu section of our website to reflect this change.*
National School Lunch Week - October 9-13
Our Nutrition Services Department is excited to take part in this year’s National School Lunch Week, happening October 9-13. Watch for more information in next week’s school newsletters!
SHS Athletics Boosters Auction and Raffle
The SHS Athletics Booster Club Auction is just around the corner, with live bidding starting October 6 and the live dinner and auction on October 14.
Did you also know you can buy raffle tickets right now for a $500 Amazon gift card? Raffle tickets are $25.00 each, and only 100 tickets will be sold -- get yours before they sell out!
For raffle tickets and more details about the auction event, please see the links below.
National School Bus Safety Week - October 16-20
National School Bus Safety Week is just around the corner, October 16-20! During this week, we will share information with you in school newsletters and on our social media platforms about all of the ways in which our award-winning Transportation Department is working to prioritize student safety for all bus riders in our district.