this year excited about all of the wonderful opportunities a new school year
brings, proud of the accomplishments of our hard-working staff, and diligently
focused on our District’s next endeavors.
schools are bustling with an overall increase in attendance, up 94 students
from last year’s enrollment. The growth is exciting and with it comes
conversations and opportunities regarding enrollment and capacity. Our
Board of Directors and administrators are engaged in ongoing discussions
related specifically to capacity challenges across the District and as those
conversations ensue, you will have opportunities to weigh-in along the way.
During the 2014-15 school year, all Sherwood schools showed high levels of
achievement and continued growth. Our teachers, classified staff and
administrators deserve great praise for maintaining strong student achievement
during the transition to Oregon’s college- and career-ready standards.
are very proud of the success of our students, we strive for continuous
improvement. Bringing focus to our work has proven successful for
Sherwood Schools and the implementation of a strategic plan is the next logical
step in that process.
the need to identify specific goals for our District that all staff can connect
to and will collaborate toward in our service to students and the community, we
began the development of a strategic plan in Fall 2014 that will guide our work
as we move forward. The strategic plan will align our efforts throughout all
District departments and we have found it is already bringing increased focus
to our schools and creating positive impacts that we will be very excited to
share with you throughout the year.
areas in the strategic plan for 2015-16 will be centered on three main goals,
each with several measurable objectives within them: ensure positive student outcomes;
build a positive culture; and ensure efficient and effective operations.
To successfully implement these initiatives, not only have we
strategically allocated financial resources in targeted areas, but we have
taken steps to also align our School Improvement Plans, district- and
building-level professional development, and the individual goals identified by
teachers and administrators.
As I enter my sixth year as your Superintendent, I continue to be so thankful
for the opportunity to serve in a community that places such a high value on
our children’s education and growth.