School report cards released by ODE: Sherwood Schools surpass State, compare favorably to schools with similar demographics

posted Oct 20, 2017, 9:53 AM by Summer Bowman

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released report cards last week for K-12 schools across the state, evaluating their performances for the 2016-17 school year. Sherwood schools generally received high marks.

The ODE also released data of comparison schools, that is, schools with demographics similar to Sherwood School District schools. The District had higher rates of students meeting College and Career Readiness benchmarks on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) than the state average in all subjects and grade levels. The district also compared favorably to its comparison schools which are some of the highest performing schools in the state.

Full more information see here.

Budget Committee vacancies - Applications due 11/29/17

posted Oct 18, 2017, 9:24 AM by Summer Bowman
The School Board is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill two vacancies on the Sherwood School District Budget Committee.

Position #1 is open due to the expiration of the term of Roger Cluff on June 30, 2017. Position #4 became vacant when Michael Hiland was elected to the School Board. Each position has a three-year term expiring June 30, 2020. Applications from interested parties must be turned in by November 29, 2017, in order to be considered. The Board intends to appoint the new members at its regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

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 29, 2017.

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

Test of the FlashAlert System - Wednesday, 10/11 at 10am

posted Oct 10, 2017, 4:26 PM by Summer Bowman   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 4:29 PM ]

Notification Alert System Test to be conducted Wednesday, 10/11, at 10:00am:  FlashAlert is a messaging system that the Sherwood School District uses to send timely alerts to subscribers for inclement weather closures and other emergencies.  We will be conducting our annual test of the alert system on Wednesday, October 11, at 10:00 a.m.  If you are an active subscriber, the alert will automatically be sent to your selected delivery preference (phone and/or email) with clear indication that it is only a test.  If you do not receive a test alert at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, you are not an active subscriber and may not receive future alerts from the District during an actual event.  To create or renew your free subscription, you can visit at any time to create an account with an email address.  (It is recommended that you download the FlashAlert Messenger app if you have a smart phone, which will ensure you receive full text of emergency notifications, as some cellular providers limit characters or may delay delivery of alerts due to service area limitations.)

De notificación de alertas de prueba del sistema que se realizará mañana, 10/11, a las 10:00 am:  FlashAlert es un sistema de mensajería que el Distrito Escolar de Sherwood utiliza para enviar alertas oportunas a los suscriptores para cierres de mal tiempo y otras emergencias. Vamos a ser la realización de nuestra prueba anual del sistema de alerta el miercoles 11 de octubre a las 10:00 am Si usted es un suscriptor activo, la alerta se enviará automáticamente a su preferencia seleccionada entrega (teléfono y / o correo electrónico) con indicación clara que es sólo una prueba. Si usted no recibe una alerta de prueba a las 10:00 horas del martes, no eres un suscriptor activo y no puede recibir alertas futuras del distrito durante un evento real. Para crear o renovar su suscripción gratuita, se puede visitar en cualquier momento para crear una cuenta con una dirección de correo electrónico. (Se recomienda que descargar la aplicación FlashAlert si usted tiene un teléfono inteligente, lo que asegurará que reciba texto completo de las notificaciones de emergencia, ya que algunos personajes límite proveedores de celulares o puede retrasar la entrega de alerta debido a las limitaciones del área de servicio.)

Education and Technology Conference for Families

posted Oct 10, 2017, 3:49 PM by Summer Bowman   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 3:56 PM ]

Engage Oregon will be hosting a "tailgater" conference on October 20, 2017  in the commons of Sherwood High School at 5:30 pm prior to the football game.  The conference will focus on the Digital Age: privacy, parenting, and classrooms.  Please see here: English or  here: Spanish for more information.    

Neighborhood Meeting, 10/4/2017

posted Sep 29, 2017, 8:45 AM by Summer Bowman   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 12:29 PM ]

On October 4th SSD will host a neighborhood meeting for people who live near the new HS site, the cafeteria of Laurel Ridge Middle School from 7:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the land-use approval process for the project including the request for an approved concept plan and to zone the property for institutional and public use.

Community Forum, 9/28 - Sherwood HS Concept Plan Information Night

posted Sep 15, 2017, 11:17 AM by Summer Bowman   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 11:25 AM ]

The District will be hosting a Community Forum on September 28, in the cafeteria of Laurel Ridge Middle School from 7-8:30pm.  The forum will focus solely on the alignment of the new high school within the Sherwood West Preliminary Concept Plan.

Postponed to Sept 20th - Board of Directors Meeting

posted Sep 12, 2017, 8:00 AM by Lisa Poehlitz   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 11:00 AM ]

New Date: The meetings originally scheduled for 9/13/17 have been postponed to 9/20/17. Executive session (closed to the public) begins at 5:15 pm. Bond Work Session begins at 5:45 pm and the Regular Board Meeting begins at 7:00 pm. All meetings are in the Community Room at Edy Ridge Elementary School.

12:00pm - Thursday Update - Air Quality & Student Activities

posted Sep 7, 2017, 7:11 AM by Lisa Poehlitz   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 12:05 PM ]

The air quality in Sherwood is now within the moderate range which allows for us to resume outdoor activities including recess, PE, and after school games and practices.

Students that are “unusually sensitive to air pollution” may need to limit activity or remain inside.

Earlier message:  Due to air quality concerns the district has cancelled or moved inside all outside recess and activities during the school day. In addition a decision regarding after school and evening outdoor activities will be made by 1 pm.

Wednesday Update - Air Quality and Student Activities

posted Sep 5, 2017, 12:34 PM by Lisa Poehlitz   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 12:47 PM ]

Due to air quality concerns the district has cancelled outdoor recess. In addition, all after school outdoor events and activities this afternoon/evening are cancelled or moved indoors.

Community Technology Night, Aug. 30th

posted Aug 24, 2017, 10:37 AM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Aug 24, 2017, 11:00 AM ]

This fall, the technology 1:1 rollout is beginning in Sherwood Schools! Thank you for your support of this and other wonderful initiatives being funded by the bond that was passed by our community in November 2016.

To learn more about the technology rollout and to have an opportunity to ask questions, there will be an information night held on August 30, 2017, at 6:00pm, in the Commons at Laurel Ridge Middle School. We hope to see you there!

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