SHS Weekly Newsletter #34


Message from Mr. Mitchell

My fingers are crossed that this wonderful, sunny weather will finally stick around! This week, I'd just like to reemphasize a few of our past week's messages. Our parking lot and traffic issues have been better, thank you! As we highlighted, we have dress code guidelines that our students throughout the district need to meet; thank you for helping with those as well. Finally, we have lots of amazing things going on these next few weeks, please come join us for something that interests you! Last but not least, happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there, we hope you have a relaxing day!

Have a great weekend, and Go Bowmen!

Mr. Mitchell

Important Upcoming Dates

District Calendar

5/19 - Spring Fest

5/29 - NO SCHOOL Memorial Day

6/6 - Last day for seniors

6/9 - Graduation

6/12&13 - Finals schedule

6/13 - Last day for all students

Yearbook Update

This year, an unprecedented number of yearbooks were ordered. To accommodate every order, there will be tiered distribution by grade, with some students receiving their yearbooks from a second shipment at a later date to be announced soon.

Senior distribution will occur first. All seniors that would like a yearbook will have the opportunity to get one, whether they pre-ordered or not. Once seniors have their yearbooks, distribution will start for other classes.

Pre-orders (books ordered before May 12) for juniors and sophomores will be fulfilled next after the seniors. Freshman who pre-ordered before May 12th will have the next priority as books from the first delivery are available.

Remaining freshman who pre-ordered, and additional orders placed after May 12, will be fulfilled from the second shipment coming at a later date, which could be by the end of this school year but possibly next fall.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented interest in our Yearbook!

Distribution Dates

Seniors will pick up their books at lunch on June 1-2 (seniors can pay for and receive their book any time up to this date).

Juniors that pre-ordered before May 12 will pick up their books on June 5.

Sophomores that pre-ordered before May 12 will pick up their books on June 6.

If any books remain, freshmen that pre-ordered before May 12 will pick up their books on June 7.

All remaining freshmen, and new purchases will pick up their books on a date to be announced based on the speed and shipping of the next round of yearbooks, which could be next fall.

If you have not yet purchased a yearbook, and you want one, please purchase it over this weekend, so you are guaranteed a book in the second order, which is being placed on Monday at 8 am.

New Lunch Option at SHS

The Sherwood Nutrition Department has received new Oregon Farm-to-School Grant funding. These funds will be used to partner with a local business to provide sushi as a lunch option once a week. The protein in the sushi will be fully cooked, tempura shrimp. This entrée will be pre-packaged and sealed upon arrival, significantly minimizing the opportunity for cross-contamination of shellfish allergens. School nurses have also been made aware of this addition to the menu. If you have any questions about this addition, please contact the Nutrition Services department at

SHS Spring Fest

Sherwood High School will be hosting its second annual Spring Fest on Friday May 19th, 5-7:30pm at the SHS Stadium Field. Admission is free, and all Sherwood residents are invited. Come join in on the fun!
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Spring Play: The Mousetrap

A timeless tale of “whodunit,” Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap strands seven strangers at Monkswell Manor during a blizzard. But a police sergeant unexpectedly arrives, worried that a murderer-at-large is among the guests of the Manor. Before he can investigate, one of the guests is killed, starting an investigation into the lives and histories of everyone there. One of them is the killer, and another one of them may be next. Will the police be able to solve the case before another “mouse” falls? The world’s longest continuously running play for over 70 years, The Mousetrap continues to delight and intrigue mystery lovers of all ages. Performances will be at Sherwood High School auditorium, May 18th and 19th at 7pm and May 20th at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online at and at the door.
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SHS Student Council Receives Gold Council Award Recognition at Oregon Association of Student Council Conference!
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Hello, my name is Brant Stai, and I am the marching band director at Sherwood High School. We are looking for students who want to learn movement and dance to join our Colorguard this coming fall. No prior experience is needed, just a willingness to learn and join our Marching Band & Colorguard family! For more questions regarding Colorguard at Sherwood HS contact our Colorguard coach Kendall O’Leary at or the SHS Band Director Brant Stai at
College and Career Center

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

Check out these local scholarships with upcoming deadlines:

Voices for the Performing Arts Scholarships: May 15th

Sherwood Booster Club Scholarship: May 26th Applications can be found in Naviance, or by visiting the Career Center website.

The Portland Community College Foundation Scholarships have re-opened for high school students. The PCC Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Athletics and Activities

Click here to go to the Athletics and Activities webpage.

Bowmen Cheer

Your love and support of SHS 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.

Upcoming dates:

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

Tryout Day is one of: May 16, 17, 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!

SHS Golf Tournament Fundraiser

SHS Golf Tournament Fundraiser / Registration Info
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Sherwood High School Parent Support Organization (PSO)

Please help the PSO show appreciation for our terrific teachers and our splendid staff by providing them with some spring goodies. Sign up here!

The SHS PSO Board needs you! We have a bunch of open spots next year- President, VP, Secretary and Communications. All positions could be done solo or as a co-position with a friend. It's so much fun working with the students and staff at the high school. If you would like more information about any of these Board positions, please email us!

Interested in getting involved with the PSO? Curious what is happening at the school? Give us a follow on Facebook to be updated about what your PSO is doing.

Grad Night 2023

It's Go Time!!! And we need YOUR help Parents. We have 3 sign up geniuses circulating right now. We appreciate any help you can give! May 17th Grad Night Assembly Party:

June 9th (Morning & Afternoon) Grad Night Pre-Check In:

June 9th – 10th (THE PARTY!!) Grad Night – Night of Volunteers:

Grad Night 2024

GOT CANS? Bottle/Can Drive this Saturday – 9am to 10am @ SHS.

- Drop off or contact us, we’ll pick up!

JOIN US - May, 17th - Treat and Shop @ Cupcake Couture 6pm to 8pm. 20% of proceeds come back to Grad Night 2024.

SAVE THE DATE - June 2nd – Class of 2024 Fun Run.

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Yearbook Reminders

Buy a Yearbook- Reserve your student a copy of the 2023 now for $65. Books can be purchased through optional fees in ParentVue, or the bookkeeper.

Questions? See Yearbook Website (, or contact adviser (

Changes to COVID Requirements in K-12 Settings

This week the Oregon Department of Education and OHA announced major updates to the current COVID-19 policies for K-12. First, effective now, a five-day period of isolation for those infected with COVID-19 will no longer be required in K-12 settings. Students with positive COVID cases will now fall under similar “when to stay home” guidance as other illnesses, which is that your ill child can return to school when they have been fever-free for 24 hours and shown overall symptom improvement. Families with sick children are encouraged to contact the school office with any questions about illness and absences.

The other major change is that effective June 17, the vaccine requirement for school staff and volunteers will be lifted. We will be opening volunteer registration for the 2023-24 school year starting July 1 -- watch for an upcoming email from our district with more information on the volunteer background check and clearance process for next year.

Please note that all volunteers in schools between now and the end of the current school year are still under the vaccine requirement through June 16. Volunteer background checks for the current 2022-23 school year will close on June 5, 2023, so any parents/guardians planning to volunteer for end-of-the-year school events must complete the volunteer form by that date. For volunteer forms, please visit our website at

Proposed Instructional Materials Review Night - May 16

The Teaching and Learning Department will be hosting an Instructional Materials Community Review Night on May 16, 2023, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the District Office. The focus will include instructional materials for Language Arts and Secondary Math. Community members interested in reviewing the materials are encouraged to stop by at their convenience. Staff members will be available to answer questions and discuss the proposed materials.

SHS Athletics - Youth Summer Camps

Looking for fun and engaging summer activities for your younger children? Check out the variety of summer camps being offered this year by our SHS Athletics teams and coaches! For information on all of this year’s SHS summer camp opportunities, please visit

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 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.

5 Things to Know about the Sherwood Education Levy

Measure #34-323: 5 Things to Know

Sherwood School District Careers

Interested in working while your student is in school? Click here to see a complete list of current job openings.
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.

Ride 360 Parent App Information

Click here to go to the Transportation webpage.