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Press Release: Laurel Ridge Assoc. Principal Transitions to SHS

posted by Tianna Hubbenette

Adam Mitchell, current Associate Principal and Instructional Coach at Laurel Ridge Middle School, will transition to become a new Associate Principal at Sherwood High School.  

With the passage of Measure 98 in November 2016 (now called the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act), Sherwood School District was afforded the opportunity to create this new Associate Principal position, which is designed to support college and career readiness and freshmen transition.

After considering many qualified applicants, Mitchell emerged as the best fit for SHS.  “Adam Mitchell brings tremendous passion and a great understanding of the middle school experience, which will help him support Sherwood High School students in their transition to high school and preparing them for college and career,” shared Ken Bell, Sherwood High School Principal.

Adam Mitchell completed his Administrative Licensure Program at George Fox University, and earned his Bachelor Degree in Speech Communication at Oregon State University and his Masters of Arts Degree in Teaching at Pacific University.  Mr. Mitchell joined Sherwood School District in 2009 as a math/science teacher at Laurel Ridge.  After a two-year absence to teach at an international school in Singapore from 2012-2014, Mitchell returned to Laurel Ridge in the fall of 2014, continuing his teaching while taking on a Dean of Students role.  In June 2015, he took on two half-time positions as Associate Principal and Math Instructional Coach at Laurel Ridge Middle School.

"I am humbled and honored to be joining Sherwood High School as an Associate Principal.  I am excited to get to work closely with the committed staff and families of SHS in support of students, and to help them be successful in high school and beyond," said Mitchell.  Superintendent Heather Cordie shared, “We are excited to have the opportunity to add this important role at SHS, and we know that the staff and students will benefit from Mr. Mitchell’s equity-focused leadership and ability to think outside of the box.”

Press Release: District Welcomes New SMS Associate Principal

posted by Tianna Hubbenette

After reviewing many highly qualified candidates, Jake Healea has been selected as the new Associate Principal of Sherwood Middle School.  

Healea joins Sherwood from Lake Oswego School District, where he served for 10 years in multiple roles, including: TOSA Assistant Principal at Lakeridge Junior High School; TOSA Assistant Principal at Lakeridge High School; PLC Instructional Team Leader; seven years as a teacher at Lakeridge Junior High School; and three years as a teacher at Lakeridge High School.  Prior to his service in Lake Oswego, Mr. Healea was a teacher in Beaverton School District (2005-2007) and completed his student teaching internship in Canby School District (2003-2004).

SMS Principal Marianne Funderhide shared, “Mr. Healea rose to the top through our rigorous recruitment process.  It became evident early in the process that he builds strong relationships, is a learner, and leads by example.  His humble nature, coupled with humor and commitment to supporting students and staff, will make him a wonderful addition to the Sherwood School District and Sherwood Middle School.”  Superintendent Heather Cordie added, “We are very excited for Mr. Healea to join our administrative team, and look forward to all that he will bring to Sherwood Middle School as a leader.”

Healea completed his Preliminary Administrative Licensure Program and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Social Studies Education from Lewis & Clark College.  He also holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology, Sociology and Social Studies from Western Washington University.  

“I'm thrilled and honored to join Sherwood School District.  I look forward to collaborating with Sherwood staff and families, working together to continue supporting the education and growth of Sherwood Middle School’s students,” said Healea.

New! District Newsletter: June 2017

posted Jun 15, 2017, 3:40 PM by Tianna Hubbenette



Link to current issue:  District Newsletter - June 2017

District updates from Superintendent Heather Cordie to stakeholders, including parents, staff and community members, have traditionally been written as a narrative and distributed from the Superintendent's Office in various formats such as emails or as part of weekly newsletters from schools.  Last year, the District launched a new format for broad communications, that of a District Newsletter.  The newsletter's first edition was published and distributed in November 2015.

Released monthly, and designed to include District-wide information and interest pieces about students and staff of Sherwood Schools, our hope is that this communication will be your “go-to” source for the latest District information.  All newsletters will be distributed directly to Key Communicator subscribers and Sherwood School District staff as a link in an email.  For all other interested readers, the link to the current issue will be included in weekly emails sent to parents from school principals.  Current and past issues will also be available on the Sherwood School District web site

New! District Newsletter - May 2017

posted Jun 1, 2017, 4:22 PM by Tianna Hubbenette



Link to current issue:  District Newsletter - May 2017

District updates from Superintendent Heather Cordie to stakeholders, including parents, staff and community members, have traditionally been written as a narrative and distributed from the Superintendent's Office in various formats such as emails or as part of weekly newsletters from schools.  Last year, the District launched a new format for broad communications, that of a District Newsletter.  The newsletter's first edition was published and distributed in November 2015.

Released monthly, and designed to include District-wide information and interest pieces about students and staff of Sherwood Schools, our hope is that this communication will be your “go-to” source for the latest District information.  All newsletters will be distributed directly to Key Communicator subscribers and Sherwood School District staff as a link in an email.  For all other interested readers, the link to the current issue will be included in weekly emails sent to parents from school principals.  Current and past issues will also be available on the Sherwood School District web site

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting: May 25, 2017

posted May 22, 2017, 1:44 PM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated May 24, 2017, 9:45 AM ]

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Sherwood School District to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, will be held in the Community Room of Edy Ridge Elementary School, 21472 SW Copper Terrace, Sherwood, OR 97140.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 25, at 6:00 p.m.  

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and make comments on the proposed budget to the Budget Committee. 

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the District Office, 23295 SW Main Street, Sherwood, OR 97140, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  At the same time, a copy of the budget document will also available on the District’s website: www.sherwood.k12.or.us.

In the event that the Budget Committee meeting is continued to a future date, the following day and time have been tentatively reserved: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:00 p.m., in the Community Room of Edy Ridge Elementary School.  

Please call the District Office after May 25, 2017, to determine if additional meetings will be held, at (503) 825-5002.

Summer Institute 2017 - Registration Now Open!

posted May 15, 2017, 2:44 PM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 1:09 PM ]



The Sherwood School District offers a variety of engaging opportunities for our students in the summer.  The Summer Institute schedules classes in reading and math skill-building, as well as transitional and enrichment courses.  A catalog of all summer classes is linked below.

For any additional questions regarding Summer Institute, please email Jennifer Moore (jmoore@sherwood.k12.or.us , 503-825-5016) or Nanci Stauffer (nstauffer@sherwood.k12.or.us, 503-825-5015). 

Visit the Summer Institute web page here!

Registrations will begin May 15, 2017

Elementary and Middle School Calendar:
June 26th - June 29th (Mon - Thurs)
July 5th - July 7th (Wed - Fri)
July 10th - July 13th (Mon - Thurs)





To register for courses click here

Community Forum 5/30: Bond Projects & 17/18 Budget

posted May 12, 2017, 11:19 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

You're Invited!

 The Sherwood School District invites families, staff, students, 
and community members to attend a Community Forum on May 30. 

The forum will be structured to address two topics.  The first part of the forum will provide information and updates on projects being funded by the 2016 Capital Bond fund - not only the new high school construction, but also other bond-funded projects, such as those included in the deferred maintenance, safety & security, curriculum, and technology categories.  
The final segment of the forum will address the development of the 2017-18 Budget 
for the Sherwood School District. 

Community Forum, May 30, 2017
Laurel Ridge Middle, Cafeteria
6:00-7:30pm: Capital Bond Projects
7:30-8:00pm: 2017-18 SSD Budget Development

   

New! District Newsletter - April 2017

posted Apr 27, 2017, 9:57 AM by Tianna Hubbenette



Link to current issue:  District Newsletter - April 2017

District updates from Superintendent Heather Cordie to stakeholders, including parents, staff and community members, have traditionally been written as a narrative and distributed from the Superintendent's Office in various formats such as emails or as part of weekly newsletters from schools.  Last year, the District launched a new format for broad communications, that of a District Newsletter.  The newsletter's first edition was published and distributed in November 2015.

Released monthly, and designed to include District-wide information and interest pieces about students and staff of Sherwood Schools, our hope is that this communication will be your “go-to” source for the latest District information.  All newsletters will be distributed directly to Key Communicator subscribers and Sherwood School District staff as a link in an email.  For all other interested readers, the link to the current issue will be included in weekly emails sent to parents from school principals.  Current and past issues will also be available on the Sherwood School District web site

4/27 - Supt Cordie shares state funding update and invite for advocacy support

posted Apr 27, 2017, 9:34 AM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 9:59 AM ]

In March, Superintendent Heather Cordie shared a letter asking our community to join the Sherwood School District in advocating on behalf of our students by urging support from the Oregon Legislature to provide sufficient funding for K-12 education.

The letter linked below is an update on this issue, and invites you to continue those efforts, as we are facing an even more uphill climb since the release of the Co-Chairs' Budget Framework this month.  Thank you for your support!

2017-18 Kindergarten Registration

posted Apr 13, 2017, 10:18 AM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 11:52 AM ]

Kindergarten registrations will be open on April 19th, from 3:30-6:00pm at all elementary schools in the Sherwood School District.  Known as the "Kindergarten Round-Up", it is an opportunity for Sherwood parents to learn more about kindergarten at all four elementary schools, all which offer full-day programs.  

Please view and share the flyer below, which includes elementary school information, with your friends and neighbors in the Sherwood community with kindergarten-aged children.  

We look forward to welcoming our newest young kinder students into our schools next year!


Kindergarten Round-Up
 April 19, 2017  ·  3:30-6:00pm

See the flyer linked here!

Hosted at all four elementary schools:  Hopkins, Middleton, Archer Glen, Edy Ridge

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