Sherwood High School -- 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony!

posted Jun 18, 2018, 3:06 PM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated Nov 28, 2018, 8:21 AM by Christine Andregg ]

The sun was shining bright on the morning of June 12th as the Sherwood School District (SSD) broke ground for the new high school. SSD students and staff, along with members from the community, local city officials, and partners from BRIC Architecture, Cornerstone MG, Skanska Construction, united for this extraordinary day. 

The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks from Superintendent Heather Cordie, Mayor Keith Mays, School Board Chair Eric Campbell, Master of Ceremonies Jack Scypinski, 2018-19 SHS Associated Student Body President Shaurya Gaur, and 2017-18 SHS Freshman Class President Ainsley Holloway.  The morning also featured amazing performances by the fantastic Sherwood High School Drumline, and the crow-pleasing Mixolydians. As Scypinski pointed out in his speech, the City of Sherwood has not seen a groundbreaking for a high school since the 1960’s -- we stand here today to literally make history!

The new school, which will be funded by the district's 2016 bond measure, has a projected cost of about $186 million. It will replace the current Sherwood High School, which will in turn be transformed into a middle school. The district's two current middle schools, Sherwood Middle and Laurel Ridge, will be converted into elementary schools.

The new high school, along with the transformed buildings, are set to open to students in the fall of 2020. The performing arts center will have a capacity of 600 people; more than double the current center's capacity. The general capacity of the new school will be higher as well. The existing Sherwood High has about 1,700 students, and is said to be crowded. The new school's common areas are being designed to accommodate 2,400 students; although to start, classrooms will fit just 2,000 students.

The groundbreaking celebration symbolizes the community’s solid commitment to education for Sherwood students – a great place for all kids. For those who were unable to attend please view our Groundbreaking Ceremony – Sherwood High School Program and Featured Video.