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New! District Newsletter - March 2017

posted Mar 24, 2017, 2:56 PM by Tianna Hubbenette



Link to current issue:  District Newsletter - March 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

Next Community Input Session on new high school design, April 3

posted Mar 17, 2017, 9:57 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

Please join us at the second Bond Community Input Session and participate in helping to shape the vision for the new Sherwood High School.

Community Input Session
April 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm
Laurel Ridge Middle School, Cafeteria
(Pizza and beverages will be available at 5:45pm)

During the Bond Community Input Session on March 9th, architects from DOWA presented the guiding principles that are shaping the development of the new high school.  On April 3, we invite you to join us as the work of the Design Team continues and we move from the concept plan to schematic design phase.  To learn more about this event and other news related to bond projects, please visit the District's 2016 Capital Bond web site.


Call for Support for State K-12 Funding from Supt Cordie

posted Mar 17, 2017, 8:54 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

Friday, March 17, Superintendent Dr. Heather Cordie released a letter to Sherwood staff, families and community members, asking for support in advocating for sufficient funding for K-12 education in Oregon.  The link below includes the letter and other documents related to the District's efforts to urge support from Oregon Legislature.

In her release to staff and Key Communicator subscribers, Supt. Cordie asked, "Please become familiar with this important issue by reviewing my letter and the accompanying materials.  I hope you will join us in reaching out to our legislators to request action to provide the funding we need to continue providing the services and programs our Sherwood students need!"

UPDATE 3/6 Weather Alert: Bus Routes

posted Mar 6, 2017, 5:15 AM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 1:21 PM ]

Buses 3 and 4 on PM Snow Routes.


Bus Routes 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 will be on snow routes during A.M. only.

Community Input Session-New SHS 3/9

posted Mar 2, 2017, 1:45 PM by Tianna Hubbenette


You're Invited!  

Please join us for our first Bond Community Input Session
and participate in helping to shape the vision for the new Sherwood High School.

Community Input Session
March 9th, 6:00-8:00pm
Laurel Ridge Middle School, Cafeteria
(Pizza and beverages will be available at 5:45pm)

In November 2016, Sherwood Schools received the support of Sherwood voters by passing a bond in order to address the capacity and facility needs the District is experiencing today, and so that we can prepare for expected growth in enrollment in the years to come.  (Thank you, Sherwood community!)

We quickly engaged in the steps needed to begin work on the greatest of the bond projects - the construction of a new high school.  First, the Sherwood School District selected an Owner’s Representative and Lead Architect to guide the efforts of the high school project: Cornerstone Management Group, Inc., and Dull Olson Weekes -IBI Architects Group, Inc. (DOWA), respectively.

In January, the District conducted a selection process to identify stakeholders to be part of the New SHS Design Committee.  Participants, including classified and certified staff, parents, students, Board members, and administrators, have been meeting regularly to provide input into the design phase of the high school, guided by the facilitation of the DOWA architect team.

Now, with the foundation of the visioning developed by the Design Committee, we want to engage the whole of our community in the design process….and we’re looking for your voice!  It is very important to the leadership and Board of Directors for Sherwood School District that the new Sherwood High School reflect the perspectives and input of all of our stakeholders and community members. Together, we will develop a vision for the future that we are building for Sherwood students.

During the Bond Community Input Session on March 9th, the architects from DOWA will present the guiding principles that will shape the development of the new high school.  Attendees will have the opportunity to review some of the preliminary designs for the high school site, and will participate in a “virtual tour” to view and provide feedback on the physical characteristics of space that could be incorporated into the new school.

We expect to host another Community Input Session this spring.  Stay tuned for more on that event - and please continue to visit our web site for the latest news about the bond projects.

2/24 Weather Alert: Buses 3 and 4

posted Feb 24, 2017, 5:42 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

Routes 3 and 4 on snow routes in morning only.

2/23 Weather Alert: Bus Route 3

posted Feb 23, 2017, 6:54 AM 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.  

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