Sherwood Scores Highly on State Accountability Report Card

by Liam Kennedy ‘19 Sherwood earned four out of five stars on the new Maryland State Department of Education Accountability Report Card.  Out of 90 possible points, Sherwood earned 63.5 of them, netting 70 percent of possible points and being ranked in the 70th percentile throughout the entire state.  Sherwood was also ranked the seventh highest out of all MCPS … Read More

Boys’ Bathroom Lacking The Basics

By Zachary Weisenthal ’19 Keeping hands clean through washing one’s hands with soap and water is one of the most important steps one can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Hand-washing is crucial in staying healthy year round, but especially during the winter months with more germs present. Students and staff began noticing the lack of … Read More

Sherwood Introduces Hall Sweeps

by Russell Irons ’19  In an attempt to minimize the number of students late to class, Sherwood has instituted hall sweeps. After the late bell rings, teachers will lock their room for the first and last 10 minutes of class and not allow any students to enter class while administration and security round up any students not in class on … Read More

Live Bullet Found in Classroom

by Nick Hermosilla ‘19 A .22 caliber bullet was found in a classroom during third period last Wednesday, November 27. The teacher of the class has not been identified by the school but the name has been shared widely by students on social media. According to a letter sent to the Sherwood community by Principal Eric Minus on the same day, … Read More

With Exception of Hogan Re-election, Democrats in Maryland Roll in Midterms

by Mallory Carlson ’19  The midterm elections, which took place this past Tuesday, November 6, affected citizens across the country, on local and national levels. In Maryland, although there was perhaps not the same high potential for change as in some other states like Texas or Virginia, the results are still useful in suggesting what constituents can expect in the … Read More

Students Will Get a Longer Spring Break Next Year

by Christianna Tran ‘20  Montgomery County’s Board of Education has decided on a longer spring break for the 2019-2020 school year. Previously the board could not decide on two possible scenario schedules for next year’s school calendar; scenario one called for a spring break to last from April 4 through April 13 while scenario two requested for a spring break … Read More

Sherwood Administration Removes Bathroom Entrance Doors at Start of School Year

by Sydney Henry ’20 Upon arrival at Sherwood for the start of the 2018-2018 school year, some students began to notice the absence of doors at the entranceway to bathrooms in certain halls. Prior to this school year, only one or two bathrooms didn’t have doors, but now only B-Hall is left with doors at the entrance of its bathrooms. “I … Read More

First School Closure Brings Seasonal Criticism

by Mallory Carlson ‘19 The first snow day of the year brought, as could be expected, exuberance from students but has also been met with criticism from many community members due to the late notice of the decision. Slightly before 5 this morning, MCPS sent out an alert that there would be a two-hour delay, but a final decision would … Read More

Mr. Rooney Leaves Sherwood After 20 Years

Russell Irons ‘19 Security team leader Pat Rooney is leaving Sherwood after 20 years, is going to Walter Johnson to fill a vacancy for its security team leader. Rooney’s motivations for switching schools towards the tail end of his career are not related to discontent at Sherwood, but rather a sense of duty. “Walter Johnson is going to be the … Read More

Damascus JV Football Under Investigation

Adam Pfeiffer ‘20 On Thursday, November 1, Damascus Principal Casey Crouse announced that the JV football team would forfeit their game against Sherwood the same day amid allegations of hazing and sexual assault. The game was a makeup of the originally scheduled September 8 matchup. The alleged assault occurred on Wednesday, Halloween, after school in the male locker room. As … Read More