Gregory Explains Current Plans for School Year

by Darby Whitehair ‘12 Where did the idea for the emphasis on “what we teach, how we teach, and purposeful reading, writing and speaking” spark from? Last spring I started reading a book called Focus [“Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning by Michael Schmoker”] … he kept repeating over and over again that to help students succeed, … Read More

Senior Anxiety Builds

by Vicky Florian ‘14 Where a student goes to college is how many people are defining success these days. And before seniors can get into their “dream school,” they must apply. This application process generates a tremendous amount of stress for many seniors through the months of September and October, especially for those applying for Early Decision. The extra anxiety … Read More

New Dress Code, Same Old Confusion

by Devin Cornelius ‘12 Students entered this school year donning their favorite summer outfits, all of which were picked out with last year’s dress code in mind; meaning no shirts with spaghetti straps or expressing profanity and no skirts and shorts shorter than finger tip length. Unbeknownst to students, the school’s Instructional Leadership Team, social studies teacher Christine McKeldin, a … Read More

Way Returns To Fill Thomas’ Absence

by Rebecca Stussman ‘12 The computer science department lost a great educator and advisor on September 9 when teacher Donna Thomas prematurely left during her third year at Sherwood for work in the digital marketing industry. Fortunately, she has been replaced with a teacher who knows Sherwood and has vast experience with technology education. John Way, who taught computer science … Read More

New Cal. LGBT Bill Promotes ‘Honesty’ in History

by Hannah Chertock ‘12 This July, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new bill requiring California schools to include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) content in public schools’ curriculum. The new law, SB 48, is an expansion on California’s previous law which requires content in public schools on women, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, European Americans … Read More

Sophomores Successfully Handle the Pressures of AP U.S. History

by Nathan St. Pierre ‘12 AP U.S. History is notorious for being one of the toughest AP classes in the social studies department. This year 25 students are taking this difficult class as early as their sophomore year. These sophomores are separated from the seniors taking AP U.S. History into a single class period taught by social studies resource teacher … Read More

Warrior Continues Tradition of Excellence

  by Jacob Bogage ‘12 The Warrior continued its long-standing tradition of excellence over the summer. For the first time in 12 years, The Warrior was named an All-American publication by the National Scholastic Press Association, the highest available rating doled out by North America’s premier publication accreditor.   The Warrior received marks of distinction in four of five categories … Read More

Sherwood Ranks in the Top 500 Schools

by Evan Schwartz ’13 Through school-wide announcements and at class assemblies, the school’s administration has been proudly boasting how Sherwood has received the honor of joining the elite list of Newsweek magazine’s Top 500 public high schools of 2010. This past June, Newsweek published its annual list of America’s top ranking public high schools, drawing from Poway High School in … Read More

Teacher Leaves Sherwood at Start of School Year

by Rebecca Stussman ’12 “I don’t really see myself as being gone.  I hope that people will be happy with my professional change, but I still plan to be a part of the school and come to events.  I’m going to miss people, but I do believe that I really am needed somewhere else,” said Donna Thomas, who ended her … Read More

Farquhar Student Relocation Angers Parents

by Katie Nolan ‘12   A fair portion of Sherwood’s student body spent their middle school years in the halls of Farquhar Middle School, which along with Rosa Parks Middle School feeds into Sherwood each year. Beginning in 2013, MCPS plans to relocate Farquhar students while it undergoes construction.  In response to the planned relocation, Farquhar’s PTA has held numerous … Read More