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Weekly Newsletter #15


December 18, 2020

Dear Bowmen Community,

We made it.  

Principal’s Message 12/18/2020

Have a wonderful break and Happy Holidays!


Melissa Baran

Winter Break

As a reminder, the Sherwood School District is closed December 21st – January 1st for Winter Break, including our District Offices. This includes our meal hubs and our Technology Department hub. The Technology Hub will reopen on January 4th (see schedule in English and Spanish), and our meal hubs will resume service on January 5th. There is no school on Monday, January 4th.

Students of the Month

November’s character trait was Gratitude. The following students were recognized for both their academic excellence as well as demonstrating gratitude. 

Abigail Studer
Alyssa Kapuniai Ryan 
Oscar Hernandez
Saraswati Donahue
Kelsey Harty 
Luke Brandt 
Sophia Mulkey 
Morgan Prill Ellyssa DeYoung
Collin Bowdoin
Alexa Cruz Abarca


Model United Nations 

Model United Nations, Oregon’s oldest youth organization, offers high school students a chance to partake in a simulation of the UN, exploring contemporary world issues related to security, economics, human rights, health and the environment.

The SHS Model UN Club is getting back up and running! It will look a bit different as meetings and the state conference will be virtual this year. If you are interested in joining, please fill out this google form.

Our first meeting will be Thursday, January 7th at 11:00am

Athletics Updates

Per the updated guidance from OSAA, we will begin our next phase of athletics and conditioning on Monday, January 11th.  Click here for information about registering for participation and to find contact information for each sport.  

Counseling Corner

Please check out our Counseling Corner Newsletter to learn about upcoming opportunities for students to check out colleges, find mental health resources and learn about testing as well.  Important announcements from your Counselors!

SHS Red Cross Blood Drive at Sherwood Center for the Arts –  12/19

Every two seconds someone needs blood and that is why Sherwood High School is partnering with the American Red Cross to help save lives.  You can make a difference – your single blood donation will help save three patients in need of life-saving blood.  We invite eligible students**, teachers, staff, families and friends to donate tomorrow, Saturday, December 19th.


Parent Consent:  Oregon requires 16 year old students to provide a signed parent consent form to donate.  To print form and learn more about student donors Click Here or go to redcrossblood.org/eligibility.

Height/Weight Requirements and Proof of Age:  Click Here or go to redcrossblood.org/eligibility.   

SHS American Red Cross Blood Drive

Date:  Saturday, December 19th
Time:  Donor Hours 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location:  Sherwood Center for the Performing Arts
For Donors:  FREE long-sleeved Tee

To schedule an appointment for either blood drive date:   https://rcblood.org/2IT4nNK Or, go to https://www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: SherwoodOR

 Be Prepared to Donate

  • Bring Photo ID or Donor Card (Students must provide photo ID and proof of date of birth)
  • 1-2 days before your donation, drink extra water and eat healthy meals.  Incorporate iron-rich food (broccoli, spinach, red meat, black/pinto/kidney beans, oatmeal, fortified cereals, bagels, raisins, etc.) into your meals.  Helpful Tip:  When you eat iron-rich foods, include a source of Vitamin C to help with iron absorption.
  • SAVE TIME:  go to redcrossblood.org/RapidPass to complete pre-donation questions on your phone or computer.  Must be completed on the day of your donation only, not before

Eligibility questions?  Click Here or call the Eligibility Hotline at 1-866-236-3276.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

The American Red Cross is testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if a donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms.  Results will be available 7-10 days after donation.

Last weekend’s Blood Drive was a huge success! 30 donors registered, 5 donors were deferred and 25 units were collected (108.7% goal attainment).  The 25 units collected will serve 75 patients in need – Amazing!!   We also registered 5 first time donors!

Special thanks to Mary Weggeland for the help with facilities and to the Sherwood Center for the Arts for their continued support.  

Yearbook – 1/15

Seniors wanting to submit a Senior portrait to the yearbook, the deadline is January 15th, 2021. Please see the yearbook page on the SHS website for instructions

Parent Support Organization

Website: www.shspso.org


Social Media (links below or search @sherwoodhspso)

Seniors – Grad Night 2021

Don’t forget, if you  are shopping for the holidays, we are gathering raffle prizes for the big nights! Gifts and Gift cards are needed. A full list and sign up can be found here. If you see something fun, don’t hesitate to pick some things up!  All items donated are tax-deductible. If you need a receipt, please contact us at shsgradnight2021@gmail.com.

Our Amazon Smile account is still active.  Simply link your Prime account and 0.5% will be donated back to our organization. Get your shop on and donate directly to SHS Grad Night 2021!

Got Cans? Need Bags?   Please contact SHSGradnight2021@gmail.com, we’ll send someone out to pick up or drop off bags to support Grad Night! 

As always if you need information, have an idea to share, or need to get in touch, please contact us at SHSGradnight2021@gmail.com.  

Follow us on Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook 
Check out our website: SHS Grad Night 2021
Contact us at: SHSGradnight2021@gmail.com

Juniors – Grad Night 2022

As a reminder, we will be collecting cans and bottles over the holiday season, and we will gladly pick yours up!  The class of 2022 will be doing its next Can and Bottle Drive on January 3rd, 2021. Please email us at shsgradnight2022@gmail.com to be added to our Pick Up Schedule! 

We are also looking for volunteers for this upcoming drive. If you are a Junior parent or student and would like to help with the drive, please click on this Signup Genius link. Thank you and Happy Holidays to you all!

Don’t forget our next grad night meeting is this coming Tuesday, December 15th at 6:00pm.  A zoom link will be posted on our Facebook page SHSGRADNIGHT2022 and on our Instagram @shsgradnight2022 the day before.   We hope to see all your faces!


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Revised District Calendar 2020-2021
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