SHS Weekly Newsletter #11
Message from Mr. Mitchell
Good luck to our cross-country athletes competing at the state meet tomorrow, our marching band in their festival in Eugene tomorrow, and to our football team in their playoff game tonight!
As we move into the last part of Trimester 1, we encourage all parents and guardians to increase their monitoring of your student's grades and assignments in both Synergy and Canvas. If you have questions, please have your student politely advocate for themselves with their teacher(s). Our staff are dedicated to providing support and accountability to all of our students.
Have a great weekend and Go Bowmen!
Important Upcoming Dates
11/11 - NO SCHOOL Veteran's Day
11/21-25 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
12/1 & 12/2 - Finals
ATTENTION SENIORS & Families
Fall Musical - Tuck Everlasting
What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.
The performances are November 17th, 18th and 19th at 7:00pm at the SHS Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Buy tickets on-line here: http://bowmentheatre.com/tickets/
SHS Red Cross Blood Drive Saturday 12/10
Please sign up for the SHS Red Cross Blood Drive Saturday 12/10 from 8am-1:30pm at the Elks Lodge in the Community Room. This is open to students, parents, and community members! All donors can receive a $10 Amazon eGift card! Sign up here.
Thank you to all who have paid their student's AP fees. I believe all our students have completed the required online registration.
If you have a student who is planning on NOT taking the AP exam in May, please let me know ASAP. AP imposes an additional S40 fee to any changes made after Nov 13. So, if your student decides to not take the exam I will be able to credit your account all but $40. Look for the email I sent with more detailed information.
Feel free to contact me with questions. Bfarwell@sherwood.k12.or.us
Special Education Parent Partnership
Seniors, make sure you are on top of your college applications! See our attached Senior Resource Packet for information about using Naviance, requesting transcripts, FERPA waivers, financial aid, and more.
Fall Sports Playoff Information
*All venues are asked to have a cash option available.
*General admission ticket prices for 1st Round through Quarter Finals: students $6, adults $10.
*Senior citizens are required to purchase a general admission ticket (no free admission for playoffs).
*Students are required to purchase a general admission ticket; students with ASB will not get into the playoffs for free.*If you have any questions, please call Connie @ 503.825.6008 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Sports Registration
Winter sports (basketball, wrestling, swimming) registration is open! The deadline for registering is Friday, Nov. 11th, 2022.
All athletes must have a current cleared physical on file in order to participate. If you are unsure about a physical expiration, please email Connie at email@example.com. Physicals must be on the OSAA form and submitted to the Athletic office prior to participation.
Registration and physical form link can be found HERE.
Join Sherwood Ski Team!
Do you love mountain air and spending time with friends? Do you like to improve an old
skill? If so, ski team might be for you! Beginner and intermediate skiers to experienced
racers are welcome on Southwest Mountain Alpine Ski Teams, the training team for
Aloha, BASE, ISB, Mountainside, Sherwood, and Southridge Ski Teams! We invite
Sherwood High School skiers to join us for a winter of fun, hard work, and maximizing
your skills as skiers and ski racers. Info nights will be held on October 20th and October
26th. Sign-up night is November 8th. Dryland practice begins November 14th, and on-
mountain training begins in December. Six league races will be held in January and
February. Check out our website at southridgeskiteam.org, or contact Head Coach Jason
Hattery for more information and invite links. (503) 475-5015 /
Focus on Attendance: Every Day Matters!
Sherwood School Districts’s chronic absenteeism rate has more than doubled since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chronic absence (missing 10% or more of school) is an early warning sign that students are at risk of not reading proficiently by the end of third grade, struggling academically in middle school and dropping out of high school.
Getting back into the habit of daily attendance matters more than ever. As a district, we are committed to partnering with families to reduce chronic absenteeism. One step we will be taking is early communication to families notifying them of attendance concerns. If a student has missed more than 10% of the school year, the school will be reaching out to parents/guardians either with a phone call or a letter. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect with their peers and teachers.
Thank you for partnering with us to support your child to thrive and succeed in school through regular attendance. For tips on how to help your child build healthy attendance habits, see this helpful handout .
SHS Athletic Booster Club
Our Athletic Booster Auction is LIVE and bidding has begun. You are not going to want to miss these amazing baskets, treasures and vacation packages! Examples include: graduation seats, gift cards, outdoor supplies, household items, Trailblazer tickets, tires, orthodontia, and so much more. Visit our site to see and register: https://event.auctria.com/c2a724ce-53a4-4c73-be50-490ddb5d2cda/
All proceeds support our SHS athletes via overall athletic support and individual sport uniform and equipment. Online bidding is NOW and closes at our live-hosted event on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM.
Grad Night 2024
Thank you for joining our first GradNight 2024 planning meeting. We have many opportunities for parents to help and make this event a success for the Class of 2024. Check out our new website and volunteer sign-up.
Scholarship opportunity! For every hour of volunteer contribution, students will be entered to receive a $1000 scholarship for continuing education.
Like us on Facebook@SHS Gradnight2024. Follow us on Instagram @SHSGradnight2024. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org Grad Night 2024 (google.com)
Volunteer Sign up – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ca9a82ba2f85-grinch
Sherwood Education Foundation's "Clicking 4 Kids" Campaign
Please make sure your student access this from their Chromebook or that they are logged into their school Google account.