Armenian Exchange Student Maximizes His Experiences

by Adam Levine ’20 and Anjali Verma ’20  Originally from Syunik, Armenia, junior Armen Mkrtumyan, a happy-go-lucky regional chess champion, is a new exchange student here at Sherwood. Staying for the full school year, he is participating in the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program.  The FLEX program is funded by the U.S. Department of State. It supports students from Europe … Read More

Find Your New Clique in a Sherwood Club

by Will Unger ’19  Before you read on, I challenge you to take a minute and count how many clubs you know at Sherwood.  Got a number?  Well I’ll bet it wasn’t 60, which is the official count from the list of clubs on the Sherwood website (A list anyone can access, if you’re interested).  I’m a senior who’s been … Read More

FLS Offer Greeting Cards for Sale

 by Julia Robins ’20  The Functional Life Skills Program (FLS), part of Special Education, is where students work to earn a certificate of completion of high school. A few years ago the program received a grant to start a school-based business through Montgomery County’s Department of Transition to help students gain vocational skills to utilize after they graduate.  In addition … Read More

Minus’ “Holiday Renditions” Decks the Halls of Sherwood

by Sabina Jafri ’20 The holiday season has come and gone, and with it, a wave of discussion about a musical album created by one of Sherwood’s very own warriors. Indeed, on November 20, 2018, Principal Eric Minus and his brother, Daryl, released “Holiday Renditions,” an album composed of wintertime classics that swept the school. “Holiday Renditions” consists of six Christmas … Read More

Chamber Choir Prepares for International Tour

by Anika Mittu ‘19 This April, Sherwood’s Chamber Choir will spend a week performing in the European cities of Prague, Ceske Budejovice, and Vienna despite the MCPS policy that international trips scheduled during instructional periods will not be school-sponsored. MCPS’ decision to stop endorsing these trips resulted from a 2018 payroll audit, as county administrators found that Sherwood students received … Read More

Feeling Adventurous? Why Not Join Adventure Club?

by Will Unger ‘19  Before you read on, I challenge you to take a minute and count how many clubs you know at Sherwood.  Got a number?  Well I’ll bet it wasn’t 60, which is the official count from the list of clubs on the Sherwood website (A list anyone can access, if you’re interested).  I’m a senior who’s been … Read More

Let’s Talk a While: How Spanish Teachers Lead Us To Fluency

by Sabina Jafri ‘20  The fundamentals of linguistic education can be summarized in one, simple goal: to teach students how, when, and why to say what to whom.  For years after MCPS declared that students could no longer be graded on their verbal performance in language classes, Spanish teachers at Sherwood and all over MCPS sought new ways to realize this … Read More

Senior Graduates Early To Pursue Mission Overseas

by Zachary Weisenthal ‘19  While the typical high school senior looks forward to spending their second semester of their senior year tapping the breaks and relaxing, Emma Bartoo has not slowed down. Bartoo will be graduating in January to travel to Guatemala, where she will spend the entirety of the semester and beyond volunteering in a girls’ orphanage.   Bartoo has … Read More

Merging A Dream And A Career

by Sarah Nove ’20  “Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.”  You may have heard this quote before, delivered by a voice enveloped in static––the voice of the late  American philosopher, Alan Watts. It’s an excerpt from his lecture, entitled “What If Money Was … Read More

The Lottery: Worth the Risk?

by Jonah Sachs ‘20  Every day, millions of people around the world gamble through casino trips, horse races, and the lottery system. This low-risk, high-reward pastime seems too good to be true, yet the odds of just breaking even in these scenarios are slim to none. With such a low possibility of winning, what makes this gamble so appealing? Investigators … Read More