SHS Weekly Newsletter #26


Message from Mr. Mitchell

Congratulations to everyone on a great 2nd trimester! As we enter the final third of the school year, we encourage everyone to take a few minutes to reflect on what has helped your student be successful this year, and what has potentially limited their success. In the third trimester, help your student make a plan about how to replicate those successes and remove the actions that are barriers. Please also continue to reach out to our staff with any assistance that we can provide as student move into their new courses. Spring is an exciting time at the high school!

Have a great weekend, and Go Bowmen!

Mr. Mitchell

Important Upcoming Dates

District Calendar

3/13 - NO SCHOOL Teacher Work Day

3/14 - Tri 3 Begins

3/24 - NO SCHOOL Furlough Day

3/27-3/31 - NO SCHOOL Spring Break

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Attendance Notifications

Attendance is one of the most important factors for academic success. Studies have shown that students who regularly attend school are less likely to struggle academically as they move through high school. At the same time, there are several uncontrollable factors that can make coming to school difficult, from illness, to family events, to mental health. We understand how these factors can impact a student’s attendance.

The Sherwood School District has been working on helping to inform families of their child’s attendance rates this year via electronic communications. These attendance letters are strictly informational and are automatically generated three times each trimester: at the 4 week and 8 week mark (around the time progress reports come out) and at the 12 week mark when final grades are issued. When your family receives these electronic attendance letters, there is no action required on your family’s part.

We are here to partner with you! If you feel there is any way we can support your student in their attendance, please reach out to your student’s Associate Principal, Counselor, or Dean of Students.


Caitlin Everett, Josh Pratt, Mike Stead, and Katie Voss

Students are assigned to their Associate Principal as follows:

Last name A-G: Caitlin Everett, (503)825-6004,

Last name H-N: Mike Stead, (503)825-6006,

Last name O-Z: Katie Voss, (503)825-6005,

Dean of Students: Josh Pratt (503)825-6016,

Excused Absence/Appointment

The best way to have a student excused for an appointment is to send a note with them at the beginning of the day. Your student will deliver the note to the attendance secretary and she will send a note to their classroom at the appropriate time to excuse them. All excused appointments require a note or phone call from a parent/guardian. As we ramp up for spring sports this is especially important for athletes because unexcused absences can affect eligibility to participate.


Homeroom Grades

If your student is not currently passing their Homeroom (period 8) class, it is because they need to turn in their Trimester 2 college and career assignment, which is linked at the top of their Homeroom Canvas page. If a student submits it over this weekend that will work to get their progress grade up. As a reminder, homeroom grades are not final and do not appear on transcripts until the end of the year (trimester 3 grades), and counts as their college and career credit.

Erin's Law Lessons Next Week

This coming week, we will have homeroom on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, due to our not offering Flex the first week of each Trimester. We will be doing Erin's Law lesson 3 and the first part of lesson 4. As a reminder, you can read the Erin's Law Letter to Families for information about the exact dates and content of those lessons, as well as a link to the opt out form. Students opting out of these lessons should go directly to the Community Room and attendance will taken there.

Bowmen Pageant Raises Over $45,000 to Doernbecher Children's Hospital!

Congratulations to the Bowmen Pageant contestants who raised over $45,000 for the Kids Making Miracles Program at Doernbecher Children's Hospital! This is such an incredible accomplishment and we are so thankful for the support of the Sherwood community to make this happen!

Swingin’ the Green is Here!

Sherwood Band Boosters is thrilled to announce our largest fundraiser of the year is right around the corner! This week-long event begins as an online auction on FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH and crescendos with our premier live show — Jazz Concert featuring our kids plus Live Auction at The Oregon Golf Club on SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH. You don’t want to miss it!

Register to bid in the online auction by clicking here or scanning the QR code.

Sherwood Band Boosters is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization benefitting 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 being crowned the 2022 WGI Scholastic Open Class WORLD CHAMPIONS in Dayton, Ohio last year! Wow, think about that for a sec! Our goal is to raise $125,000 annually to maintain and advance this level of excellence in youth development. Join us in Creating Opportunity Through Music!

Pre-ACT Coming on March 16th & 17th

Sherwood High School will offer all 10th grade students an opportunity to take the Pre-ACT exam on Thursday, March 16th (Last Names A-K) and Friday, March 17th (Last Names L-Z). There is no registration fee.

The Pre-ACT is a multiple choice exam that familiarizes students with the ACT. Mirroring the style of the official college entrance exam, this paper-based test features questions in four subject areas: English/language arts, math, reading, and science. Click here for more information about the Pre-ACT.

Testing will occur at the Sherwood School District Office - 21920 Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, Sherwood, OR 97140, and begin promptly at 9AM. Shuttle buses will be provided from SHS to the district office, and lunch will be provided when students return to SHS.

Students are automatically registered for the Pre-ACT. Families interested in opting-out of the Pre-ACT can complete this form to remove registration. Families need to opt their students out of the Pre-ACT by Friday, March 10th or students will be expected to participate in the exam.

ACT Coming on April 12th

Sherwood High School will offer all 11th grade students an opportunity to take the ACT exam on Wednesday , April 12th. There is no registration fee.

The ACT is a multiple choice exam that is used as an official college entrance exam. This test features questions in four subject areas: English/language arts, math, reading, and science, and there is also an essay as part of the exam. Click here for more information about the ACT.

Testing will occur at the Sherwood School District Office - 21920 Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, Sherwood, OR 97140, and begin promptly at 9AM. Shuttle buses will be provided from SHS to the district office, and lunch will be provided if requested on the registration form.


Interested students and families can register for the ACT using this registration form. There is no walk-in registration for this test session. Sign-ups for the ACT close on Wednesday, April 5th.
College and Career Center

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

The Career Center is hosting the ASVAB Career Exploration Program on April 19th. This is a great opportunity for 10th-12th grade students looking for a career exploration opportunity regardless of their interest in the military. More information on the ASVAB CEP here:

Turn in the attached permission slip to the Career Center by April 12th.

ASVAB CEP Permission Slip

Athletics and Activities

Click here to go to the Athletics and Activities webpage.

Sherwood Band Boosters

SAVE THE DATE - Tuesday, March 14th

Dine out at McMenamins in Sherwood

From 5 pm and closing McMenamins will donate 50% of ALL SALES (excluding alcohol) back to the Sherwood Band Boosters! Come have a great meal and support our Sherwood band students!

Jessica Trost Placed 7th at the 2023 Oregon High School State Ski Championships!

On March 1-3, the best teams and more than 200 of the top girls and boys ski racers from across Oregon competed at the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association (OISRA) High School State Championships at Hoodoo near Sisters, Oregon.

On March 2, Jessica placed 14th in Giant Slalom. On March 3, Jessica placed 4th in Slalom. Jessica’s GS and Slalom Combined results placed her 7th in State overall!

Jessica’s 7th place State finish qualified her to compete at the Western U.S. High School Ski Championships to be held March 10-11, 2023, at SkiBowl. Jessica will compete against the top high school racers from multiple states west of the Mississippi River.

Rookie racer Bridger Schaffer had a great showing at State as well. On March 3, Bridger placed 30th in Giant Slalom.

The Sherwood Girls and Boys Ski Teams train with Southwest Mountain Alpine Ski Teams as part of Metro Ski League, a race league comprised of 12+ Portland-area high schools.

Congratulations to all the Sherwood racers on a great season, and to Jessica for outstanding results during the regular season and at State. Good luck at the Western Championships!

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, 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!

Grad Night 2023

Stay tuned for more information!

Grad Night 2024

The Grad Night 2024 Committee will be hosting a bingo fundraiser on Wednesday, March 15, 7:00-9:00pm at the Sherwood Elks Lodge (22770 SW Elwert Road).

  • $20 for 10-game bingo packet and dobber at the door
  • $70 pre-sale special: 4-pack of 10-game bingo packet and dobbers
  • $5 per Blackout game (sold separately)

For pre-purchase of the 4-pack special or Blackout game tickets, please pay directly with Venmo (SHSGradNight2024) or PayPal (Sherwood High School Grad Night Class of 2024). When pre-purchasing, please include name, phone number, email, and the number of 4-packs and/or Blackout games you are purchasing.

Food and drink will be available for purchase by the Elks Lodge.

“Class of..” apparel is available for all classes. Our Storefront is open until March 15th, apparel will be ready on March 31st.

March Madness – Bracket play available on our website, 50% of all proceeds come back to Class of 2024.

Support the Class of 2024, Can and Bottle drive, May 13th, 9am to 11am @ SHS.

Need a pickup, no problem – contact us at

Scholarship opportunity! For every hour of Grad Night volunteer contribution, students will be entered to receive a $1000 scholarship for continuing education.

Sherwood High School Parent Support Organization (PSO)

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.

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.

Senior Portraits- Submissions of senior portraits were due to the yearbook by Feb. 15, 2023. See Yearbook Website for requirements and submission form.

Senior Tributes- Senior Tributes are a great way to commemorate your student’s high school experience. Just send in a photo and personalized message and we’ll print it in the yearbook. Pictures might include a baby photo, family photos, artwork, or other image that will commemorate your student. Space is limited, and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis until sold out. Upload your tribute information today! Don’t miss out on this special opportunity! See Yearbook Website for requirements and submission form. Submissions will close on March 16, 2023.

Questions? See Yearbook Website (, or contact adviser (

Sherwood School District Careers

Interested in working while your student is in school? Nutrition services has two, 4.25 hours positions open. Start your work day after school starts and be off in time for student pick up! 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.