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!

Free & Reduced Lunch Information

posted Aug 23, 2017, 10:39 AM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Aug 23, 2017, 10:41 AM ]

To be eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch, you must fill out the Free and Reduced Application annually.  (One application per household.)


To complete the application online, click this link: Online Application

For a printable version, please click the appropriate link below, to access your application in English or Spanish.  

Fill out the application and return to your student's school, or mail to: Attn: Kelli Gladheim, 16155 SW Sunset Blvd., Sherwood, OR 97140.  

Application 2017-2018 English

Application 2017-2018 Español

Permission to Share Form:

In order to be eligible for other benefits (such as reduced student fees, athletic fees, etc.), you MUST complete and submit the Permission to Share Form which can be found on the last page of the application.

NOTE: If you completed the Free and Reduced application online, the Permission to Share Information Form still needs to be completed and returned to your student's school or mailed to: Attn: Kelli Gladheim, 16155 SW Sunset Blvd., Sherwood, OR 97140.  Click link below.

Permission to Share Information Form

Permiso para Compartir Información

Press Release: New Associate Principal at LRMS Introduced

posted Jul 25, 2017, 4:25 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

The Sherwood School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Janay Cookson.  She will serve half-time as Associate Principal at Laurel Ridge Middle School and half-time as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA).

Ms. Cookson comes to Sherwood from the Newberg School District, where she served as the Assistant Principal at Newberg High School since 2014.  “We are very happy to welcome Janay Cookson to the Titan family.  She brings with her a passion for developing positive relationships and has a genuine desire to help others be their best,” said Brian Bailey, Principal, Laurel Ridge Middle School.

Prior to her role in Newberg, Ms. Cookson’s employment in education began in Beaverton as a teacher at Cedar Park Middle School (2001-2003), followed by Athey Creek Middle School in West Linn (2003-2012).  From 2012-2014, she worked as a K-12 instructional coach in the Reynolds School District, leading reading assessment implementation and participating on a number of district-wide committees.

When asked how she felt about her new role, Ms. Cookson said, “I am extremely excited and honored to be joining the administrators and staff in the Sherwood School District.  I look forward to getting to know the community, staff, students, and families at Laurel Ridge Middle School.”

Ms. Cookson obtained a B.A. Sports Medicine and Physical Education Degree from Whitworth College in Spokane Washington, and earned a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Pacific University in 2000. 

Superintendent Heather Cordie shared, “Throughout the recruitment process, Ms. Cookson’s focus on equity and the importance of relationship-building were evident.  She will be a wonderful administrator for the Laurel Ridge community, as well as a great addition to our middle level leadership and the larger administrative team in our district.”

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