SHS Weekly Newsletter #23
Message from Mr. Mitchell
Our winter activities are quickly wrapping up and I would encourage two things for students and families during this time. First, if you have not had the opportunity to attend a school event, now is great time with athletic playoffs, performing arts competitions, Bowmen Pageant, and many other events happening in in the next few weeks. Second, SHS prides itself on having many options for students to become involved and connect with the school community. If you student has not done so yet this year, the spring is a great time to join a club, be on a sports team (track is a no-cut sport), audition for a theater performance, etc. Our website contains information about the offerings that are available this spring, or a student can check-in with any of our staff.
Have a great weekend, and Go Bowmen!
Important Upcoming Dates
2/20 - NO SCHOOL President's Day
2/27 - Incoming Freshmen Night @ SHS, 7:00pm-8:30pm
3/10 - End of Tri 2
3/13 - NO SCHOOL Teacher Work Day
3/24 - NO SCHOOL Furlough Day
The SSD School Board approved the three proposed furlough dates of March 24, June 15, and June 16, along with other calendar adjustments related to these dates. The updated 2022-23 calendar can be found here.
Walk Edy Road to Remember Amelia Green & Elliana Kramer
What: A walk up Edy Rd to Starbucks and back to remember Amelia Green and Elliana Kramer
Who: Open to anyone in the community who would like to join.
Where: Meet in the Ridges Elementary Parking Lot (Laurel side)
When: Monday, February 20 @ 4:00pm
Why: To remember the one year anniversary of their loss, and to help bring awareness to the speed of vehicles for pedestrians walking on Edy Rd.
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.
Girls State Opportunity for Current Juniors
Our local AFW Women's Auxiliary has offered to sponsor the participation fees for two SHS juniors for Girls State in Washington State this summer. Oregon has decided not to participate so there won't be an opportunity for our students to participate closer to home.
Female high school students who have completed their junior year are competitively selected and sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary units for this program, where they learn about the political process by electing officials for all levels of state government and actively running a mock government. The girls are assigned to mock cities and either the “Federalist Party” or “Nationalist Party.” Candidates should be keenly interested in government and current events, and show strong leadership abilities.
Girls State will be held at Central Washington University, June 11th-17th 2023. Applicants will be responsible for their own travel to and from the event.
If your student is interested in applying for this program, please have them talk to their school counselor before May 1st.
Sherwood Band Boosters
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!
Tuesday, February 21st at Joe's Burgers
ALL DAY Joe's Burgers will donate 15% of sales (in person, phone, app, etc) to the Sherwood Band Boosters.
No flyer needed but you MUST mention the fundraiser to get credit.
Sherwood Ski Team
The Sherwood Girls and Boys Ski Teams have finished their last four races of the 2023 regular season, and what a season it has been! Senior Jessica Trost, Sophomore Bridger Schaffer, and Freshman Wyatt Burr have qualified to compete at the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association (OISRA) High School State Championships to be held March 1-3, 2023, at Hoodoo Ski Area! Sherwood Senior Jessica Trost is the 2023 Metro Ski League Champion! Congratulations Jessica and to all the Sherwood racers on a great season!
To anyone interested in the ski team next year, please contact Southwest Mountain Head Coach Jason Hattery for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also follow the team on Instagram.
Outdoor School Student Leader Opportunities
SPD Trainings at SHS
Career Talks Next Week
Join us on Tuesday for Cyber Security
Join us on Thursday for Graphic Designer
Career talks take place during Flex in the Career Center. You must sign up for Flex in the Career Center in order to attend.
OSAC Scholarship Deadline: Early Bird on February 15th, final deadline on March 1st.
Track and Field
Sherwood High School Parent Support Organization (PSO)
Grad Night 2023
Sign Up for Grad Night - See Attached Flyer for Details!!
Party Planning Committee Meet Up
WHEN: Wednesday February 22nd
WHERE: The Elks
SPEED DATING FORMAT
We will start @6pm, spend 30 minutes on each topic to discuss the high level plan and immediate actions
Committee Line Up
6:00 - 6:30 Final Fundraiser
6:30 - 7:00 Event Coordination
7:00 - 7:30 Prizes
7:30 - 8:00 Food
8:00 - 8:30 Decorations
Join the time slots for the committees you signed up for.
You are more than welcome to stay for all if you like!
Grad Night 2024
Thank you to all who participated and supported the Superbowl fundraiser!
Save the date for our next event, March 15th, Bingo/Wine Pull.
Ongoing Fundraisers to support Grad Night 2024, information on our website Grad Night 2024.
Bottle and Can Drive
On-Call Bottle/Can Drivers
Scholarship opportunity! For every hour of Grad Night volunteer contribution, students will be entered to receive a $1000 scholarship for continuing education.
Need a Can or Bottle pickup or blue bags? Contact SHSGradnight24@gmail.com . Our next onsite collection opportunity is scheduled for March 4th.
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 are 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 (https://shs.sherwood.k12.or.us/athletics-activities/activities/yearbook/), or contact adviser (email@example.com).
Sherwood School District Careers
Please make sure your student accesses this link from their Chromebook or that they are logged into their school Google account.