Dispatch: Confessions from a Control Freak

by Emily Siansky ‘22 I would classify myself as a control freak. I think this all started as being the oldest of three girls and being a little bit of a brat when I was little (sorry Mom and Dad); if something does not go exactly the way planned for it to go, I freak out. My stress and anxiety … Read More

Dispatch: What Do I Do Now?

by Jonah Sachs ’20 Day 15: Madness has begun to take its toll. There’s a reason they say that humans are social creatures by nature; I don’t know how much longer I can take social isolation. Having an immuno-compromised brother to look after in the family, I am subject to the most serious and thorough ‘social distancing’ that one could … Read More

MCPS To Pilot LGBTQ+ Studies Elective

by Jenna Bloom ’21 MCPS officials announced in early February the creation of an LGBTQ + Studies class. A one-semester elective, the class is expected to start in the Spring of 2021. It will include topics such as LGBTQ+ history and representation, as well as its influence on film, art, music, and social justice. The class will be available to … Read More

Dispatch: Everything Feels Weird

by Jenna Bloom ’21 Today is Wednesday March 25. 13 days ago Governor Larry Hogan announced that all Maryland schools would close for two weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Today the Maryland superintendent announced four more weeks of closure.  It feels weird being stuck at home. Luckily, I have siblings and Club Penguin to keep me entertained but everything feels … Read More

Dispatch: Passing the Time

by Kara Thompson ’20 It’s been a little over a week since schools were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, and things have been strange. The beginning of my week was filled with lots of babysitting, as many parents scrambled for childcare alternatives. While that wouldn’t really fall under the branch of “social distancing,” it was a necessary evil. … Read More

Maryland House Passes Massive Education Bill

by Erica Kuhlmann ’22 Maryland’s House of Delegates has just approved a historic, controversial, and expensive education reform bill to overhaul and revitalize public schools throughout the state. The bill would require $3.8 billion of funding annually, costing taxpayers $32 billion over 10 years. The legislation was backed by democrats, who make up the majority of the house of delegates, … Read More

Few Students Take Advantage of Edison Program

by Avery Prudenti ’22 Hundreds of articles in recent years have reported on the decline of vocational education for U.S. high school students, and Sherwood reflects just how few students are choosing to get a headstart on training for careers that require technical training. Of the approximately 2,000 students here at Sherwood, only 15 to 20 are enrolled in the … Read More

Sherwood Wraps up AP Exam Registration Process

by Shirley Zheng ‘21 Sherwood wrapped up its last stage of AP exam payments and registration with the final deadline on February 28. However, AP coordinator Andrew Dodge continued to work with some students to finish collecting full payments.    A total of 857 AP students are registered and paid to take 1,419 exams in May, compared to the 1,440 … Read More

AP Testing Moves to Ertzman

by Kara Thompson ’20 and Andrew Waterfield ’20 For the first time at Sherwood, a majority of AP testing will be taken in the Ertzman theatre this May. According to Principal Eric Minus, the plan for the future is to move most standardized testing to the auditorium, including state tests such as AP, Accuplacer, PSAT, and SAT. “During assessment season, … Read More