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.