SHS Weekly Newsletter #16


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Principal's Message

We hope that you all have a wonderful winter break, and find time to enjoy your friends and family!

Go Bowmen!

Mr. Mitchell

Important Upcoming Dates

12/20-1/3 - Winter Break (Note: 1/3 - No School, Teacher Work Day)

Erin's Law

Dear Sherwood High School Families,

In July of 2015, the Oregon Legislature passed SB 856, also known as Erin’s Law, which requires schools to provide child sexual abuse prevention instruction for kindergarten through grade 12. In order to meet the requirements in the law and school board policy, Sherwood High School will implement four sexual abuse prevention lessons each year. These lessons will be taught during Homeroom in order to provide this required instruction to all students. All high school teaching staff participate in professional training required by Erin’s Law before teaching these lessons.

The lessons will address the following topics and skills:

Topics Addressed: Skills Addressed:

Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships Techniques to Recognize Sexual Abuse

Teen Dating Violence Effective Communication Skills to Establish Boundaries

Sexual Assault/Abuse Skills to Tell a Trusted Adult

In all areas, parents and guardians are a child’s first and most influential teachers. Families and schools share a common goal: we want students of all ages to be valued, respected, and safe in all aspects of their lives. We want to ensure that families have the opportunity to view the content before instruction takes place. Additional information on Erin’s Law and lesson content can be found on the high school’s website linked here. After you have reviewed the lesson content, you may choose to opt your student out of instruction by filling out the opt-out form: [English] [Espanol]

If you have further questions regarding all or part of the Erin’s Law lessons, please inquire with the high school administration.


Adam Mitchell

Interim Principal

Adjusted Bell Schedule - Longer Passing Times

Throughout the first trimester, we heard from the Sherwood High School community -- and observed first-hand -- the need for an additional minute of passing time between class periods. Our school administration took these concerns into consideration, and in collaboration with District Office administrators, are implementing this change beginning on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. This change will allow staff and students a better opportunity to tend to their personal business between class, and arrive at class prepared and on time. Please see the new bell schedule below:

SHS Bells beginning 1/4/22 -

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

1st Period - 8:30-9:35

Homeroom - 9:41-10:06

2nd Period - 10:12-11:17

Early Lunch - 11:17-11:47

3rd Period A - 11:23-12:28

3rd Period B - 11:53-12:58

Late Lunch - 12:28-12:58

4th Period - 1:04-2:09

5th Period - 2:15-3:20


1st Period - 8:30-9:30

2nd Period - 9:36-10:35

Early lunch - 10:35-11:05

3rd Period A - 10:41-11:40

3rd Period B - 11:11-12:10

Late lunch - 11:40-12:10

4th Period - 12:16-1:15

5th Period - 1:21-2:20

State Testing

  • English combined 30-day notice and opt-out form

  • Español combined 30-day notice and opt-out form​​

  • 中文 (Simplified)

  • Tiếng Việt

  • Русский

  • Deutsch

  • Française

  • Tagalong​

  • 日本

  • 한국인

    Oregon's Statewide Assessments in science, mathematics, and English language arts will begin in February 2022 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, but also 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 14, 2022 to best support our school with planning.

College and Career Center

Career Center

Military Visits will start January, 2022! Register for these visits using this FORM

*New visits will be added to the registration form as they are scheduled.

Military Visits Flyer - Hannah Beverage.pdf

Senior Submissions for Yearbook

Yearbook is now accepting submissions for the 2022 yearbook.

Senior Photos due February 11, 2022

Senior Tributes due March 11, 2022

Please see the yearbook webpage for requirements and submission forms.

Sherwood Band Boosters

Act Now! Swingin’ the Green is Back!

Sherwood Band Boosters is thrilled to announce Swingin’ the Green 2022 — our largest fundraiser of the year! This week-long event begins with online bidding Friday, March 25th and crescendos with the return of our premier live show — Jazz Concert featuring our kids, Live Auction, and Paddle Raise Challenge at The Oregon Golf Club on Saturday, April 2nd. This show is a blast! Please act quickly because we anticipate the live event to sell out.

Click the link below for the Swingin’ the Green website where you can book your table now. Not sure about attending but want to support our incredible Bands, Musicians, and Teachers? Great! Please consider donating Auction Items conveniently right on the website.

Sherwood Band Boosters is a 501c(3) charitable organization benefiting every Sherwood Middle and High School Band, Musician, and Teacher. We fund scholarships for those in need, instruments, repairs, uniforms, food, transportation, equipment, and more. Our Musicians and Bands learn so much more than music while consistently ranking at the top of State and Regional competitions — including the Sherwood Percussion Ensemble qualifying for the 2022 WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio next April. Our goal is to raise $100,000 annually to maintain and advance this level of excellence in youth development. Join us in Creating Opportunity Through Music!

SHS Grad Night 2022

Please continue to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages @SHSGRADNIGHT2022 and visit our webpage HERE for all the latest updates.

SHS Junior Class (2023) Grad Night

We Need Your Help!

We need Volunteers for our next Bottle Drop on Saturday 12/18! All Juniors who volunteer will receive an entry into the scholarship raffle for a chance to win $1000! We need drivers to pick up bottles and we people to help rebag! Join Us!!

We are partnering with Play it Again Sports (the Beaverton & Vancouver stores)! They will consign and sell our gear and we will get 100% Profit!

Please email us: and we will schedule a pick up.

Happenings & Upcoming Events! HERE

Sherwood Education Foundation's "Clicking for Kids" Fundraiser

The Sherwood Education Foundation (SEF) was formed to enrich and enhance the quality of education in the Sherwood School District by distributing funds through grants to individual teachers, and by funding programs that support the district’s vision for educational excellence. Because of community support, in the last five years alone SEF has awarded 98 teacher grants totaling over $220,000. Whether it's Sensory Paths, Ozbot Evo Robots, Spanish Fiction Books, a Forensic Microscope, or Drumline Replacement for the High School Marching Band, Sherwood Education Foundation is committed to being there for our teachers and their students.

Like many things this year, Sherwood Education Foundation's annual fundraiser Calling for Kids is going to look a little different. While it's the same great non-profit you know and trust with the same worthy recipients, Calling for Kids is now Clicking for Kids! The Sherwood Education Foundation’s continued success is only made possible with your support! 100 % of your donation goes directly back to funding teacher grants at all grade levels.

Please partner with Sherwood Education Foundation and donate today!

For more information or to donate visit, or see video below.

Clicking for Kids
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