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SHS Weekly Newsletter #18


January 17, 2020


Dear Bowmen Students and Families,


As a comprehensive high school, we operate using a variety of systems.  Ultimately, each system exists to ensure that we provide the best possible educational experience to each student.  As Sherwood High School has grown, our systems have shifted and changed to accommodate the needs of our students and families.  Currently, we find ourselves in need of making another shift in a system in order to meet the aforementioned goals.  


Starting in the Fall of 2020, we will be altering our counselor caseloads.  We believe that aligning caseloads in this new way will help us provide a more seamless and consistent guidance counseling program to each of our students.  A standard breakdown allows families to work with one staff member throughout the duration of their time at Sherwood High School, regardless of the grade of their student.  


The new caseloads will be divided, alphabetically by last name, as follows:


Last Name Starts With

Counselor Name


Brenda Wilson


Patti Micheo


Yvonne van Andel


Jasmine Langeliers


Tyrone Stammers


You will begin to see evidence of this change as we enter our forecasting season in a couple of weeks.  As students are selecting courses for the 2020-2021 school year, they will be working with their newly assigned counselor. 


While this change may be challenging in the short term, we are confident that it is the best for serving our students and families in the long term.  If you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc., please feel free to reach out to me directly.  


Thank you for our continued partnership.




Melissa Baran




Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday

Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, January 23rd 4:30 - 7:30 pm in the SHS Commons. Conferences are designed to be a quick check-in with teachers (less than 4 minutes).  If you need more time, please contact your student’s teacher to schedule an appointment for a later date. 


TriMet Bus Passes Available for Students

We have a new grant to provide TriMet Hop Fast Passes to enrolled SHS students in need. If your student uses TriMet, please contact Yvonne van Andel ( or 503-825-5521) in the Counseling Center for more information. 


Winter Play - Sense and Sensibility


A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne, after their father's sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart? 


Sense and Sensibility is playing January 29th and  30th at 7:30 pm and February 1st at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm at the SHS Performing Arts Center. Adult tickets are $10 each and senior and student tickets are $8 each. There is a student only special of $5 on opening night (Jan 29th) and MATINEE (Feb 1st) performances. Tickets can be purchased at the high school from Debi Bear or on-line at the following link:



In Case of Inclement Weather

With winter conditions approaching, we encourage families to please monitor the District website for late start or school closure announcements. Please also subscribe to FlashAlert, if you haven’t already done so, to receive updates as they are available.

Snow Routes


During inclement weather, Sherwood School District sometimes announces bus routes as being on “snow routes”. With winter conditions approaching we want to let families know that snow routes have been updated on the District website and some routes have been changed. We would encourage all families to check if their student/s are in an affected area and to review the routes their student/s are assigned to. 


Please call Transportation at 503-825-5900 if you have any questions.

Flu Season - Fever Guidelines/When to Keep Your Child Home

Flu season is here! Your District Nurses would like to ask that you please keep your student home if they have a fever above 100.4 degrees and keep them home until their fever has been under 100.4 for at least 24 hours (without using fever-reducing medicine). This will help ensure that illness does not spread to other students and staff. Thank you for helping to keep our schools healthy!

If you have any questions, please contact your District Nurses at 503-825-5456.

District Nurse Lisa Church, RN

District Nurse Jerilyn Wernet, RN

School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month!  Eric Campbell, Pat Allen, Jessica Adamson, Sue Hekker, and Michael Hiland make up the Sherwood School District’s Board of Directors.  These parents and community members volunteer countless hours each month guiding the direction and policies of our District, helping to ensure it is a great place for all kids.  If you see a School Board member this month, please take a moment to thank them for their service.

#SaveTheKids Presenter - 1/22

On Wednesday, January 22nd, at 3:15 pm, #SavetheKids presenter Collin Kartchner will be offering a student-only presentation to Sherwood High School students in the high school Performing Arts Center.


In 2018, Kartchner started a campaign to #SavetheKids from the harmful effects that social media and screen addiction. His goal is to help educate teens on the damage social media and 24/7 access to peer culture will have on their mental health. He wants to help teens rise above social media comparison, negativity, cyberbullying, and the stress of being perfect.


Again, this is an event for SHS students only. 


Senior Yearbook Submissions - 2/14

The Quiver Yearbook is accepting submissions for Senior Portraits, Senior Quotes, and Grad Ads. All submissions will be done digitally. For all requirements and submission forms, visit our web page.

Grad Ads are due February 14th, 2020.

2020 Yearbooks are on sale now for $65! 

Spring Sports - 2/28

Register now for spring sports at:

Spring sports include: Tennis, Golf, Softball, Baseball, Track and Lacrosse. Practices start Monday, March 2nd; athletes must register by Friday, February 28th and must have a current physical on file in our athletic office. If you have any questions, please call Connie at 503-825-5508 or email at

SBAC Testing to Start in February 2020

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing will begin in February 2020 for juniors. Please click on the following link for the State information (click here).


Students must meet their Essential Skills in Mathematics, Reading and Writing in order to graduate.  The Smarter Balanced Assessment will be the best opportunity for students to meet this Essential Skill.  Scheduled testing will take place in the classroom and students in AP classes will not miss AP content due to SBAC testing.  Students who have not met their Essential Skills by their senior year may be placed in an Essential Skills class to complete work samples and meet the requirements. 


If your student is interested in post-secondary education in Oregon, students entering Oregon’s 17 community colleges and seven universities may choose to waive placement testing if they score a 3 or higher on Smarter Balanced tests and meet requirements for continued academic rigor during 12th grade. 


Districts are rated on their participation levels, as well as student performance on this exam.  Our results on these exams help us to determine the extensions and interventions needed for our students.  Decisions around class offerings and hiring of staff are based partially on data that is gathered from this test.

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

We have two easy ways for you to jump in and support out students, staff and community.

SHS PAC Bottle Drop - PAC is partnering with the students and staff to raise money and help the environment. Cans and bottles will now be collected on site and funds will be used to support the school community. We need volunteers willing to drop cans off at a Bottle Drop location each Friday. Sign up for just 1 day, once a month or as often as you'd like. This can be done any time during school hours on Friday. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Conference Meal - PAC will be providing dinner for teachers during conferences on Jan. 23rd. Can you help? Click here for more information and to sign up!

Our next PAC meeting will be Friday, February. 7th, 8:15 - 9:15 am, in the Main Office conference room.




Senior Parents - 2020 Grad Night

Help provide Grad Night ticket scholarships with a tax deductible corporate sponsorship. Contact us today for information at


Grad Night registration information coming soon!!


You can also keep up to date on Facebook.

Junior Parents - 2021 Grad Night

Thank you to all that contributed our can and bottle drive last weekend. Save the date for the next drop on February 8th at SHS. As a reminder, Juniors who bring in a bag will receive a gift card.  Volunteers are needed for this event. If you need some service hours, please sign up! 

Did you know, we have many fundraisers scheduled to support 2021 Grad Night?  We are always looking for volunteers and/or contributions for these events! 


Join us, February 8th for  Sip and Shop at Joyful Seed.  Join us for an afternoon of wind tasting, shop the very latest from Joyful Seed and support the Class of 2021 Grad Night Party.  More information on our facebook page, or search Sip and Shop. 

Join us March 7th for family friendly bingo at the Sherwood Elks. More information to come soon. Save the Date! 

Amazon Smiles is still live for all your Amazon shopping. Get your shop on and donate directly to SHS Grad Night 2021!

Questions? Contact -

Follow us on Instagram – SHS Grad Night 2021

Like us on Facebook SHS Grad Night Class of 2021 

Additional Resources

2019-20 Activities Calendar - The activities calendar is subject to changes. Please see the calendar on our website for the most current activities information. 

2019-20 Bell Schedules

Attendance Information  and Attendance line: 503-825-5510

Community Link - Please see the community link for more details and to review the listing of current events, and registrations, for your student. 

Daily Bulletin - Here you’ll find our daily announcements, which are read during the school day to students and staff.

Immunization Rates

Upcoming Events - Click here to see the week’s upcoming events


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