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2/23 Weather Alert: Bus Route 3

posted by Tianna Hubbenette

Bus route 3 will be on snow route in morning only today, February 23.

New! District Newsletter - February 2017

posted Feb 22, 2017, 10:25 AM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 10:41 AM ]



Link to current issue:  District Newsletter - February 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

Math Curriculum Preview Night, 3/1

posted Feb 20, 2017, 2:49 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

The Secondary Math Adoption Committee, which includes all secondary math teachers, voted unanimously to recommend the adoption of College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM) for the middle and high schools.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 1, from 6:30-8:00pm, in the Commons at Laurel Ridge Middle School, to learn more about this curriculum.  

Lockdown Drills for Sherwood Schools, 2/20-3/3

posted Feb 15, 2017, 10:45 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

As part of regular emergency practice drills performed each school year, between February 20 and March 3, the Sherwood School District will be conducting lock-down drills at all seven school buildings.  To enhance preparedness training, schools have the opportunity to conduct this round of drills as “unannounced.”  

Recognizing that each school’s emergency plans or student needs may differ, it is up to the discretion of the school administrators which staff and student populations they will share drill date/time details with in advance.  Staff and students will be reminded throughout the week to expect a drill at any time. 

During the lock-down, staff and students are secured within their individual classrooms/offices and there is no movement in the building.  No one will be allowed to enter or exit the campus until the drill has been completed.  Signage will be posted at building entrances to indicate when the drill is in progress.  

Drills provide valuable feedback for the District's Emergency Preparedness Committee.  During the lock-down drill, observers on site may include administrators, Board members and Sherwood Police Department representatives.  

District seeks community members to serve on School Board

posted Feb 7, 2017, 2:02 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

Three Sherwood School Board positions will stand for election on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 

Candidates must complete an application and file with the Washington County Elections Office between February 6 and March 16, 2017. 

The deadline to file a candidate statement for the Voter’s Pamphlet is March 20, 2017.  

School Board positions (4 year terms) are available in the following zones:

Position 2

Position 3

Position 4

To qualify, candidates must be a registered voter; live within the school district; live in the District for one year immediately preceding the election; and cannot be an employee of the District. 

Filing forms and instructions can be found at the Washington County web site or candidates may pick up the forms at the Washington County Elections Office, 3700 SW Murray Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005.  For elections related questions, please call 503-846-5823.

Join us Feb 10th: Kids Movie Night for Doernbecher!

posted Feb 3, 2017, 11:55 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

Hosted by the Sherwood High School Bowmen Pageant


Date: February 10th, 2017
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m
Activities: Movie showing of "Happy Feet", crafts, snacks, beverages, and fun!
Cost*:   $10 for one child, $15 for families (2+ children)
Where: Sherwood High School Performing Arts Center

A night of fun and support for SHS’s Annual Bowmen Pageant!
*All proceeds will be donated to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
At least 2 Sherwood High School staff members will be in attendance to supervise, as well as SHS Bowmen Pageant members. Parent attendance is not required.





Schools on 2 Hr Delay, Fri 2/3

posted Feb 3, 2017, 5:28 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

Sherwood School District is on a two-hour delay, Friday, February 3, due to icy road conditions.  No Hopkins Pre-K.  Snow routes for 2, 3, 4, 7, 8.

New! District Newsletter - January 2017

posted Jan 30, 2017, 2:58 PM by Tianna Hubbenette



Link to current issue:  District Newsletter - January 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.

Press Release: ODE Releases Grad Rates

posted Jan 26, 2017, 8:40 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

Oregon Department of Education releases statewide graduation rates
Sherwood School District among the top of the state

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released data for graduation rates across the state.  Once again, Sherwood was among the highest in the state with an official four-year graduation rate of 89.8% for the class of 2015-16.  Sherwood’s five-year graduation rate for the class of 2014-15 was 95.17%, also among the top in the state.

Although 89.8% is a four-year graduation rate to be proud of, the actual graduation rate is nearly 94%.  A clerical error by District staff allowed 17 students to be incorrectly identified as dropouts in ODE’s official graduation rate calculation.  Of these 17 students, 11 transferred to high schools in other states, and six were foreign exchange students who returned home.  The District plans to immediately implement procedures designed to prevent similar technical and clerical errors in the future.

Sherwood School District is extremely proud of the work of the high school team.  Their tireless efforts led to 93.99% of students earning a high school diploma in four years.  Only 22 students in the class of 2015-16 did not earn a regular high school diploma in four years.  Of those 22 students, 17 either earned a GED or alternative certificate (which do not count as graduates in this calculation) or have returned this year to earn their diploma.  

“We are thrilled at our continued progress in improving graduation rates.  Our teachers and staff, from Kindergarten through high school, should feel a great a sense of pride.  Their tireless efforts are noticed and appreciated,” said Assistant Superintendent Gary Bennett.

District Releases Calendar Revisions for Inclement Weather Recovery

posted Jan 20, 2017, 1:35 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

Please find linked here a letter from Superintendent Heather Cordie, accompanied by a revised District Calendar for 2016-17, regarding Emergency Closure Recovery Days.

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