SHS Weekly Newsletter
October 12, 2023
Message From Mr. Mitchell
Congratulations to our Marching Band who finished first at the Liberty Marching Arts Challenge last Saturday! Please also join us on Wednesday, 10/18, at 8:15pm at the stadium for their community performance, it will be amazing as always.
With our increased focus on raising the attendance rates for our students, all of our stakeholders, families, students, staff, and administrators, have implemented many different strategies to help us be successful. Our measure of success at this point in the year is to compare this year's attendance rate to last year's rate at the same time. With everyone efforts, we are very excited that we are currently over 4% higher than last year at this time!
This is certainly a moment to celebrate and thank everyone for their efforts, they are paying off. Additionally, it is also proof that what we are doing is working, and we need to strongly continue forward to get the most success for our students. Please keep helping to get your student to school as much as possible!
Have a great weekend, and Go Bowmen!
Important Upcoming Dates
- 10/13 - NO SCHOOL Statewide Inservice Day
- 10/15 - Last day to purchase the optional Chromebook Protection Plan (highly recommended to review)
- 10/16 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:30-8:00pm, SHS Commons/Cafeteria
- 11/1 - Half Day for Students ( Students released at 12:20pm)
- 11/2 - School picture retakes, visit mydorian.com or get an envelope in the main office
In our September 8th edition of the Weekly Newsletter, we celebrated our first round of Bowmen Game Changers. This week we would like to “Celebrate” October’s Bowmen Game Changers! As well as give a special shout out to all staff in the building. SHS Staff show up early, stay late, and give 110% in between to ensure the success, safety, and community for all students at Sherwood High School. Sherwood High School Staff are truly dedicated, whether it’s dressing up for Spirit Week, opening up classrooms outside of class time for student’s to make up work or connect with each other, or being a friendly face in the hallways. We are proud to be Bowmen!
October Bowmen Game Changers
Tawyna Beck-Staff Nomination
Ms. Beck always brings the energy! She has students in her room visiting with her before school and they're always excited to see her in the hall between passing periods (even during her prep)! Ms. Beck is passionate about building a positive school culture and always motivates and inspires other staff members :)
Tracie Harbick-Parent Nomination
Being a new high school mom, I came with all the questions. Tracie helped me with everything, no issues, no sense of being annoyed with me (while I had multiple questions, technical issues, and I know she was dealing with every other parent), who were potentially asking the same questions. It was a very nice welcome to the school to receive her prompt responses, with happiness and positivity. I want to thank her for her willingness to help this new mom navigate this new stage of high school.
Rebecca Moore-Parent Nomination x2
Rebecca goes above and beyond in helping her students to succeed. She takes time to engage with her students and parents and works hard to make sure students educational and emotional needs are being met.
Rebecca has been an amazing advocate for my son. A teacher he trusts and I know he is in great hands under her teaching and support. We appreciate Ms Moore. SHS is so lucky to have her.
Jessie Palmer-Parent Nomination
Jessie is super responsive to email and obviously cares very much about her students succeeding. She met with us on super short notice to ease our concerns with the Standards Based grading and to help us come up with a plan for our son to improve his grade.
Christy Smith-Parent Nomination
Shout out for taking the time to help my daughter get caught up after being out sick for several days. She was very accommodating and took the time to zoom after hours to make sure she understood the lessons. It was a huge relief for us because our daughter was very anxious about falling behind.
Yasmin Tang-Student & Parent Nomination
Making me feel welcome in her Homeroom & Biology class!
Mrs. Tang took time in the morning to help my daughter with her chemistry. Mrs. Tang is not her teacher this year, but my student trusted her and Mrs. Tang was gracious and helpful.
Homecoming Week Staff Fun
Balloons and Deliveries
Come support ALL sports at the Booster Club Auction
The Sherwood Athletic Booster Club will be hosting their Annual Auction live this year at the Sherwood Center for the Arts on the evening of October 14th. Doors open at 5:30, dinner and program start at 7:00pm. Tickets to the event include dinner, hosted beverages, games and live auction. Buy your tickets now at sherwoodboosterclub.com.
Great Oregon ShakeOut Earthquake Drills - October 19
The annual Great Oregon ShakeOut is part of an international safety preparedness program, where millions of people worldwide participate in earthquake drills on the same day. This year’s earthquake drills will be held on October 19, and for all of Oregon will be held at 10:19am. All schools and district facilities will participate in this annual drill, and this is the first of two earthquake drills that will be practiced by our locations this year.
For more information on the Great Oregon Shakeout, please visit https://www.shakeout.org/oregon/.
Sherwood High School Tardy Policy
Being on time to class is very important at Sherwood High School. It is our expectation that students enter the classroom before the start of class or they will be marked "Tardy.” The spirit of this policy is to decrease the number of students being late to class which results in lost learning time.
The school will NOT penalize students for being late due to appointments. When a student is coming back from an appointment they need to check-in with the attendance office so they are not marked absent and to receive a pass to class.
Tardies will be tracked by period.
Starting for the month of October the following consequences will be in place for Tardies:
1st Tardy: Warning
2nd Tardy: Teacher/Student conversation
3rd Tardy: Teacher notifies parents
4th Tardy: Attendance Referral generated by Attendance Office, student assigned detention by Administration
5th Tardy+: Attendance Referral generated by Attendance Office, student assigned detention by Administration, and other potential consequences as needed.
Tardy counts will reset at the start of each new trimester.
Please contact Anne Confer, Dean of Students with any questions at email@example.com
College Visits next week:
Tuesday: University of Oregon
Tuesday: Southern Oregon University (Flex offering hosted by Mr. Leitch)
Thursday: Oregon Institute of Technology
Please sign up for Flex with Ms. Barrett or Mr. Leitch if you’d like to attend!
Check out these scholarship opportunities:
Elks Most Valuable Student: scholarship available to local high school students (no affiliation to Sherwood Elks Lodge necessary to apply).
Deadline: November 13th
Voice of Democracy Scholarship: scholarship open to grades 9-12 offered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Tualatin Post (scholarships awarded at post, district, state, and national level).
Deadline: October 31st
Order your cancer awareness t-shirts now! Parents/community members interested in ordering can send payment in with their student or drop off the form/payment to the main office
We are committed to a welcoming environment that promotes fair play and respect for all and expect the same from our spectators. We request your cooperation in supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Go Bowmen!
Admission to Sporting Events
All spectators (except senior citizens and ASB students) will be charged an admission fee for varsity football and all levels of volleyball. Ticket gates for varsity football will open at 5:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. for all levels of volleyball. The cost to attend sporting events this year is adults $8 and students $5. Playoff games will charge for all fall sports.
High school students who purchase an ASB sticker will be allowed in for free except for playoff games. Senior citizens will be allowed in for free except for playoff games. All students (regardless of the ASB sticker) and senior citizens will be charged for playoff games. Playoff game prices are determined by the OSAA and change depending on the level of playoff.
Tickets can be purchased online through the High School website or the Hometown Ticketing App. Cash will also be accepted at the ticket booths.
Link to purchasing Hometown tickets online through our website (print the QR code receipt and bring it to the entrance gate for scanning or save it on your phone for scanning at the gate): https://shs.sherwood.k12.or.us/athletics-activities/ticket-sales/
Hometown Fan app (QR code receipt will be on your device for scanning at the entrance gate): https://www.hometownticketing.com/resources/hometown-fan-app/
QR codes to purchase tickets on your mobile device: HERE
Download your tickets to your device and bring the QR code receipt for scanning at the entrance gate.
Booster Club Apparel
The Booster Club apparel will be available to purchase at the varsity home games near the concession stand. If you are looking for Bowmen gear, please stop by concessions or Adams Screen Print in Sherwood.
Parent Support Organization (PSO)
Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are less than two weeks away (October 16th). Would you please help the PSO feed our hardworking staff through this extra long day? We are looking for brain food breakfasts to help keep them going. Sign up to bring something at https://tinyurl.com/FallConfSignup Thank you so much!
Grad Night 2024
Are you Interested in helping at Grad Night? Check our website for incredible opportunities!
Upcoming Fundraisers :
- Senior Swag - October
- Winter Formal (Adults only) – January 2024
For every hour of Grad Night volunteer contribution, students will be entered to receive a $ 1,000 scholarship for continuing education. Check our website for volunteer opportunities.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to our Wishlist for GradNight prizes. Amazon Prime Day October 11th and 12th – SHOP and support Grad Night 2024!
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram – SHSGradnight2024 ~ SHSGradnight2204
Questions, Comments - send them our way! Shsgradnight2024@gmail.com
Grad Night 2025
November 18th Poker Night
December 2nd Breakfast with the Grinch - Photos, Food, and Fun!
Upcoming Volunteer opportunities:
50/50 raffle volunteer sign up
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @shs_gradnight_2025
CELEBRATE SHERWOOD STAFF!
As you may have heard, the Sherwood School District is engaged in many activities to Celebrate our schools, our students, our staff, and our community. At Sherwood High School, we would love your help in recognizing our staff members who are doing amazing things for our students and families. When you have any positive and exceptional experienced or interactions with our staff, please use the button below to share those with us! We will share that information with the staff member, as well as use any submissions to help identify a staff member of the month that we will recognize at our staff meetings! Bring on those great stories, thank you!
Updates from the District
Destiny Library System Notifications
As part of our ongoing effort to increase communication between schools and families surrounding literacy, families will now begin to receive a weekly message sharing a list of what your student checked out. This message will come out every Thursday at 4pm.
At this time we are only able to send the email to the student and the first parent/guardian listed in Synergy. We’re working with our partners include the first four parents/guardians in Synergy. Thank you for your ongoing partnership!
National School Bus Safety Week Info - October 16-20
Next week is National School Bus Safety Week! Our district’s Transportation Services Department prides themselves on their consistent focus on safety, which includes:
Safety systems and upgrades on our fleet of school buses
Ongoing training for bus drivers -- not only on safe driving practices, but also on safety topics such as first aid and CPR!
Annual school bus evacuation drills for all district students, ensuring that even those students who may only ride buses occasionally (such as for field trips) are also aware of bus safety procedures
In honor of this week, students are invited to participate in the annual National School Bus Safety Poster Contest hosted by the National Association for Pupil Transportation. For more information and contest rules, please visit https://www.napt.org/postercontest. For more information about our Transportation Services, please visit https://sherwood.k12.or.us/departments/transportation/.