Announcements

New! District Newsletter - June 2016

posted Jun 17, 2016, 2:33 PM by Tianna Hubbenette


The June newsletter will be the last publication until the 2016-17 school year begins.

Link to current issue:  District Newsletter - June 2016

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.  This year, the District is launching 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 new, redesigned 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.

SHS Teacher, Niebergall, Honored at The White House

posted Jun 17, 2016, 2:25 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

On Friday, June 17, the White House will recognize ten individuals from across the country as “White House Champions of Change for Making.” Sherwood School District is proud to announce that Sherwood High School teacher John Niebergall has been selected for this prestigious honor and will be attending the ceremony at the White House. Niebergall is among only 10 individuals being recognized, selected from more than 600 submissions.

The honorees of the Champions of Change program were selected by the White House for their personal passion and tireless efforts to make advances in technology and platforms, educational opportunities, or spaces that empower even more Americans to become tinkerers, inventors, and entrepreneurs. The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.

Mr. Niebergall has provided his students with hands-on, contextualized learning experiences and has directly raised more than $825,000 through grants and in-kind contributions to establish a classroom and mobile Fab Lab. His efforts have also contributed to the success of creating a culture of inclusion in his classroom with a notably high participation of female students.

After teaching in Sherwood School District for 32 years, Mr. Niebergall will be moving on from Sherwood to take on a new role with the Northwest Education Service District in Fall 2016.

Enrollment Open! Head Start Pre-K welcomed to Sherwood

posted Jun 15, 2016, 4:14 PM by Tianna Hubbenette


Enrollment is now open for the full-day, Monday-Friday, Head Start classroom at Archer Glen Elementary School beginning in September 2016. This classroom will serve 20 students with a minimum 1:10 adult/child ratio.  Archer Glen Elementary is located at 16155 SW Sunset Blvd., Sherwood.


The Head Start program is free to Sherwood children ages 3-5, who qualify based on income, regardless of school boundary attendance zone. Click here for more information. Complete an application: (English) (Spanish)


Additional questions?  Please contact Beccah Wagner, Sherwood Family Resource Manager, at (503) 825-5486 or rwagner@sherwood.k12.or.us.


District hires new Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology, Lair

posted Jun 8, 2016, 10:44 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

The Sherwood School District is excited to announce the hiring of Erin Lair as the District’s new Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology. Ms. Lair rose to the top of a candidate pool of 43 applicants. She will replace Dr. Suzanne West, who accepted an elementary principal position in the Salem-Keizer School District.

When asked about coming to Sherwood, Ms. Lair said, “I am so excited to join the Sherwood team and am ready to get started.” She will officially join the team on July 1, 2016.

Ms. Lair started her career in the Baker School District as a middle school language arts and math teacher. More recently, she has served as the associate principal at the Vision Charter School in Caldwell, Idaho. In that role, she handled a wide variety of tasks, from managing the student information system, to collaborating with local colleges to create a path to an Associate’s Degree for students while still in high school, to coordinating the district’s Professional Technical Instruction. Her varied background has prepared her well for this role.

“We are fortunate to add Ms. Lair to an already-strong Teaching & Learning team. Her strong people skills, combined with experience leading instructional initiatives across the K-12 spectrum, make her the ideal candidate,” said Assistant Superintendent Gary Bennett.

Special Edition, District Newsletter -- Water Testing in Sherwood Schools

posted Jun 3, 2016, 3:47 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

Sherwood School District distributed the following Special Edition of the District Newsletter today to share information regarding water testing in Sherwood Schools:

SHS Welcomes New Associate Principal, Scott Hadden

posted May 23, 2016, 3:56 PM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Jun 6, 2016, 2:31 PM by Suzanne West ]

Scott Hadden, new Associate Principal of SHS
Sherwood School District is pleased to announce Scott Hadden as the new Associate Principal at Sherwood High School. Mr. Hadden currently teaches math and serves as the department chair at Tigard High School. He will assume his new role on July 1, 2016. 

“I am so excited to join the Sherwood High School team. The school district and people I’ve met through the process have been extremely supportive. I look forward to helping Sherwood students and staff continue to pursue academic excellence,” said Scott Hadden, new Associate Principal at Sherwood High School. 

Mr. Hadden earned his Bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon and his Master’s degree from Willamette University. He began his teaching career at McKay High School where he taught Social Studies and Math for four years. Mr. Hadden has spent the past ten years at Tigard High School as a math teacher and assistant basketball coach. He obtained his administrative license through Portland State University this past year. 

“We feel very fortunate to add Scott Hadden to our school leadership team. His strong instructional background and passion for building meaningful relationships will strengthen the great work already being done at Sherwood High School,” said Ken Bell, SHS Principal. 

Mr. Hadden currently resides in Portland with his wife and their five year old twin sons.

New! District Newsletter - May 2016

posted May 11, 2016, 2:21 PM by Tianna Hubbenette


Link to current issue:  District Newsletter - May 2016

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.  This year, the District is launching 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 new, redesigned 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.

Summer Institute Registration Now Open!

posted May 10, 2016, 3:03 PM by Tianna Hubbenette



Please visit the Summer Institute web page now to view the courses available.

The Sherwood School District offers a variety of engaging opportunities for our students in the summer.  The Summer Institute schedules classes in reading and math skill building, as well as transitional and enrichment courses.  

For any additional questions regarding Summer Institute, please email Jennifer Moore at jmoore@sherwood.k12.or.us or 503-825-5016.

Instructional Coach, Lawrence, honored with Literacy Award

posted May 5, 2016, 11:37 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

The Sherwood School District is excited to announce that Chrissy Lawrence, Instructional Coach, has been announced as one of three local recipients for the 2016 Celebrate Literacy Award from the Portland Reading Council and the International Literacy Association.

Ms. Lawrence has worked for the Sherwood School District since 2009, when she was hired as an Instructional Coach at Edy Ridge Elementary. In December 2013, Lawrence moved to the District Office, where she served as the district-wide Talented and Gifted (TAG) Coordinator. This year, Ms. Lawrence returned to the elementary level as an Instructional Coach at Hopkins Elementary. She has also served as the Summer Institute Coordinator for the District since 2014.

Ms. Lawrence is currently collaborating on the writing of a framework to guide literacy instruction at the elementary level, and also teaches classes at Concordia University.   

Recipients of the Celebrate Literacy Award were selected based on their demonstration of dedication to promoting literacy, lifelong love of reading which is instilled in others, and significant contributions to literacy at the local level. Ms. Lawrence and her fellow honorees will be recognized at an awards event on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Notice of Public Budget Hearing

posted May 4, 2016, 12:24 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

A public meeting of the Sherwood School District will be held on May 11, 2016, at 7:00 pm, at Edy Ridge Elementary School, 21472 SW Copper Terrace, Sherwood, Oregon.  

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct District business and to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, as approved by the Sherwood School District Budget Committee.  

A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at 23295 SW Main St., Sherwood, Oregon between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., or online at www.sherwood.k12.or.us.  This Budget is presented on a fiscal year basis beginning July 1, 2016 and was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as the basis used during the preceding year.

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