Budget Committee Vacancy - Applications due November 16, 2018

posted Oct 25, 2018, 10:32 AM by Christine Andregg
The Board of Directors is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill a vacancy on the Sherwood School District Budget Committee. 

Position 2 is open due to the expiration of the term of Lynn Snyder.  The position has a three-year term expiring June 30, 2021.  Applications from interested parties must be turned in by November 16, 2018, in order to be considered.  The Board intends to appoint the new members at its regular meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

The Budget Committee plays a vital role in assisting the District and the community in reviewing the proposed budget each year before the proposal is presented to the Board of Directors for adoption.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., November 16, 2018.

To learn more or apply for this vacancy, please complete and print the application using the enclosed instructions here

Sherwood School District Community Forum - October 17th

posted Oct 10, 2018, 2:52 PM by Christine Andregg   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 2:53 PM ]

On Wednesday, October 17th the Sherwood School District will host a community forum to provide an update to projects funded by the 2016 capitol bond. This forum will focus on the District’s 2020 transformation projects, which include the conversion of the Sherwood High School location into a middle school, the conversion of Sherwood Middle School into an elementary school, and the conversion of Laurel Ridge Middle School into an elementary school. Members of our Transformation Visioning Advisory Committees will be in attendance to report on the work that has been done so far within those committees.  The forum will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Laurel Ridge Cafeteria. We look forward to this opportunity to share exciting updates with the Sherwood Community.

Emergency Communications Update

posted Sep 24, 2018, 3:04 PM by Christine Andregg

Earlier today, Sherwood Police Department ordered a lockout for Sherwood High School, Archer Glen Elementary, Sherwood Charter School, and the District Office due to police activity occurring in the area.  The lockout has since been lifted, allowing school dismissal and bus transportation to resume as scheduled. During this event, Sherwood Police Department and District administrators maintained regular communication to maximize student and staff safety.

Lockouts are put in place by schools when there is a dangerous situation outside of the school buildings.  All exterior doors are secured and students and staff are to remain in the building until the lockout is cleared by police and/or district staff.  Sherwood Schools regularly conduct drills for situations like this.

As per our emergency communication protocol, information about the situation was relayed through the Sherwood School District Flash Alert system.  For more information about signing up for the Flash Alert system, as well as other emergency communication protocol, please visit our website here.  Please note that Flash Alert subscriptions must be updated annually.

Press Release - Sherwood School District Announces Changes in Administrator Positions within District

posted Sep 21, 2018, 2:01 PM by Christine Andregg   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 2:06 PM ]

Over the past several months, the Sherwood School District had several administrator positions become open as a result of resignations or changes in staff assignments. However, as we begin the 2018-19 school year, we are pleased to announce the fulfillment of these positions. While some of these hires come to use from within our existing staff, others are newly joining Sherwood School District, this year.

"We are excited for the knowledge and experience that our new administrators bring to our district," noted Superintendent Heather Cordie. "I look forward to working closely with each of them in the school year ahead."

Please see the attached press release for more information about our new administrators.

School Offices to Reopen

posted Aug 3, 2018, 1:12 PM by Lisa Poehlitz   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 9:32 AM by Alicia Wilks ]

Our school building offices will reopen soon! 

With construction work continuing there are some temporary entrance changes, or alternate locations at some schools. Our District Office will continue to accept student enrollment forms in addition to the schools.

Please see details below:  
  • Sherwood High School opens Monday, August 6th. Please use the door on the left side of the building for the first week. Signs will be posted.
  • All other schools (with the exception of Hopkins Elementary) open on Monday, August 13th
    • Sherwood Middle School office will be temporarily located in the portables (SHARE Center)  in the parking lot to the left side of the building. Look for signs.  
    • Middleton Elementary School will have public access limited to the office area only, no admittance past the vestibules.
    • Hopkins Elementary School will open on Monday, August 20th. Public access is limited t the office area only, no admittance past the vestibules.

Summer Student Enrollment

posted Jul 6, 2018, 5:32 PM by Lisa Poehlitz   [ updated Jul 6, 2018, 5:34 PM ]

For all inquiries, contact the District Office at 503-825-5011

Forms are available on the Enrollment Process page found on the Information tab of our website.

The District Office will be accepting all student registration paperwork during the summer from June 18th through August 12th. Drop off or mail to the District Office:

23295 SW Main St. Sherwood, OR 97140

District Office Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Transformation Visioning Advisory Committees

posted Jun 22, 2018, 9:12 AM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 9:14 AM ]

In November 2016 the Sherwood School District passed a Capital Improvement Bond; the largest project being a new high school that will open in the fall of 2020. Another key component is the transformation of several schools, to new levels, in order to offer the District additional capacity at all levels. The existing high school will become a middle school; Laurel Ridge Middle School will become an elementary school; and Sherwood Middle School will house what is now Hopkins Elementary. We are very intentional about referring to those changes as transformations, because they are about so much more than altering the existing buildings. They are about rethinking what one middle school can “look” like -- how we can create a model where students are still known, and where there is still a smaller school “feel.” The transformations are about reimagining what can be with respect to elementary schools, and the students and staff within them, flourishing in new locations. To that end, we have been working with three Transformation Visioning Advisory Committees (TVACs), comprised of parents, certified staff, classified staff, Board members, and administrators – all serving in advisory roles to the District. The three advisory committees are the (1) Sherwood High School transformation to the new middle school, (2) Sherwood Middle School transformation to Hopkins Elementary, and (3) Laurel Ridge Middle School transformation to an elementary. Thank you to all who are serving, and to all who expressed an interest in being a part of this work.

The very first TVAC meeting was held in early May, and focused on the work relative to transforming the current high school into a middle school. This particular TVAC wrapped-up their last meeting in early June. As we shift into the summer months, the second and third TVACs are both getting ready to kick-off their first meetings on June 14, and continue through the summer and fall months. The District is looking forward to beginning that important work! The District website has a section devoted solely to the 2016 Capital Improvement Bond, and will also include the transformation work. We hope you will visit that site frequently in order to stay current on all of the exciting work taking place.

Sherwood High School -- 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony!

posted Jun 18, 2018, 3:06 PM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated Jun 21, 2018, 8:40 AM ]

The sun was shining bright on the morning of June 12th as the Sherwood School District (SSD) broke ground for the new high school. SSD students and staff, along with members from the community, local city officials, and partners from BRIC Architecture, Cornerstone MG, Skanska Construction, united for this extraordinary day. 

The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks from Superintendent Heather Cordie, Mayor Keith Mays, School Board Chair Eric Campbell, Master of Ceremonies Jack Scypinski, 2018-19 SHS Associated Student Body President Shaurya Gaur, and 2017-18 SHS Freshman Class President Ainsley Holloway.  The morning also featured amazing performances by the fantastic Sherwood High School Drumline, and the crow-pleasing Mixolydians. As Scypinski pointed out in his speech, the City of Sherwood has not seen a groundbreaking for a high school since the 1960’s -- we stand here today to literally make history!

The new school, which will be funded by the district's 2016 bond measure, has a projected cost of about $186 million. It will replace the current Sherwood High School, which will in turn be transformed into a middle school. The district's two current middle schools, Sherwood Middle and Laurel Ridge, will be converted into elementary schools.

The new high school, along with the transformed buildings, are set to open to students in the fall of 2020. The performing arts center will have a capacity of 600 people; more than double the current center's capacity. The general capacity of the new school will be higher as well. The existing Sherwood High has about 1,700 students, and is said to be crowded. The new school's common areas are being designed to accommodate 2,400 students; although to start, classrooms will fit just 2,000 students.

The groundbreaking celebration symbolizes the community’s solid commitment to education for Sherwood students – a great place for all kids. For those who were unable to attend please view our Groundbreaking Ceremony – Sherwood High School Program and Featured Video.


SAVE THE DATE -- Groundbreaking Ceremony

posted Jun 8, 2018, 2:07 PM by Kristen Delaney

Follow-Up Test Detects No Microcystins in Wilsonville, Sherwood Water Supply

posted Jun 4, 2018, 2:06 PM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 2:07 PM ]

Dear parents, families and members of the community,

Below is text, and a link to the official press release from the cities of Sherwood and Wilsonville regarding the drinking water test results.

Updated June 4th, 2018:

Follow-Up Test Detects No Microcystins in Wilsonville, Sherwood Water Supply

SHERWOOD, OR — Samples of local water delivered to a Seattle-area laboratory for testing on Friday, June 1, revealed no detectable level of microcystins in the local water supply, the cities of Wilsonville and Sherwood announced today.

A ‘non-detect’ result was returned this morning for three samples – source water, finished water and distributed water – supplied by the City of Wilsonville.

As an additional measure to ensure the health of the water supply, Wilsonville is sending samples to two laboratories to analyze seven straight days (June 1-7) of water.

Additionally, the California lab handling the Willamette Water Treatment Plant’s EPA-guided testing under the Unregulated Contaminants Monitoring Rule (UCMR4) delivered a promising preliminary follow-up report on the sample that initially detected microcystins. The “Algal Low 9” test, which analyzes eight variants of microsystins and nodularin, returned non-detect for all nine variants this morning.

On Thursday, May 31, Wilsonville learned that a UCMR4 sample detected 0.34 µg/L, slightly over the EPA’s guideline value for microcystins—one of the four cyanotoxins of greatest concern in drinking water.

For more information on Wilsonville water, visit  For general questions about water quality, people can visit the Oregon Health Authority’s website, call 2-1-1 for more information or call the City of Sherwood Public Works office at 503-625-5722.

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