‘Blueprint’ Plan Worries Some

by Seph Fischer ’25 In February of 2021, Maryland’s General Assembly passed the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, overriding a veto from Governor Larry Hogan. The law, a set of sweeping education reforms which, among other goals, attempts to institute a universal preschool program in all counties, increases state funding for education by $3.8 billion each year, and it requires individual … Read More

BoE President Testifies in Front of Congress

by Katie Ng ’25 MCPS Board of Education president Karla Silvestre was one of three school district leaders who testified in front of Congress on May 8. The Republicans from the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Workforce Subcommittee called Silvestre and leaders from the Berkeley Unified School District and the New York Public Schools district for a hearing on … Read More

SGA Acts as Voice for Student Body

by Thien Dinh ’26 Two weeks ago, students at Sherwood voted for the SGA and class officers for the 2024-25 school year. Beginning next semester, senior Katie Daniel will be the school’s next SGA President, with senior Peyton Williams as Vice President, George Awkard serving as secretary, and Thi Cao as treasurer. While these winners of the elections surely are … Read More

Sherwood Says Goodbye to Staff

by Katie Ng ’25 A number of teachers and other staff members are departing from Sherwood this school year, leaving Sherwood with a lasting legacy over their years as impactful teachers. Some are retiring for personal reasons; others are transferring to other schools in the county.  A few teachers retired from Sherwood before the end of first semester, including French … Read More

Sherwood Offers New Courses for Next Year

by Justin Lakso ’25 In December, students currently in grades 9-11 selected courses to create their schedule for the next school year. The number of students who select a course, particularly for electives and some AP classes, largely determines whether it actually will be offered the following school year. In some instances, courses that did not have enough interest in … Read More

MCPS Acknowledges Concerns about Safety

by Cliff Vacin ’25 MCPS sent a letter on April 2 to students, parents/guardians, and teachers regarding the string of in-school fights happening throughout middle and high schools. In the letter, Interim Superintendent Monique Felder pledged that MCPS and its schools will uphold the Student Code of Conduct and will hold students accountable for violating rules. In bold print in … Read More

Hartlove Aims To Inspire Fellow Grads with Speech

by Noah Bair ’24 After going through an audition process, Joseph Hartlove was selected by a panel of Sherwood staff members to be the student-speaker at this year’s graduation. Hartlove is a particularly fitting choice considering that he was the treasurer of the Class of 2024 for the first three years of high school and this year served as schoolwide … Read More

Dunn Returns for Graduation Ceremony

by Liam Trump ’24 After receiving a formal invitation from Principal Timothy Britton, former Sherwood choral teacher Johnathan Dunn is set to speak at the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2024. During his time at Sherwood, Dunn taught chorus, piano, and music perspectives as well as playing a major role in Sherwood’s annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival productions as … Read More

UMD Remains Top Choice Despite Selectivity

by Connor Pugh ’24 The University of Maryland, College Park has long had a reputation among Sherwood students as the go-to place for many seniors when looking for college. According to Naviance data for this academic year, 216 current seniors at Sherwood applied to UMD, meaning half of all 424 students in the graduating class applied to the university. Because … Read More

JK Rowling Challenges Scotland’s Hate Crime Law

by Aspen Weinberg ’25 Renowned author JK Rowling has stirred controversy once again, this time by publicly challenging Scotland’s hate crime legislation. The Harry Potter creator, who has previously been involved in debates regarding gender identity and feminism, took to social media to express her concerns about the proposed changes to the law.  Scotland’s Hate Crime and Public Order Bill, … Read More