Vaccinated Teens See Light at End of Tunnel

by Emily Siansky ‘22 The stereotype of teen life includes going to parties, having sleepovers, and hanging out with one another–something the pandemic abruptly put to a stop. However, after more than a year of isolation from others, Sherwood students have started a safe return to “normal life” by being vaccinated against Covid-19.   Junior Lizzie Dobenecker has started to open … Read More

MCPS Plans for Full In-Person in the Fall

by Evan Joseph ’23 As this academic year comes to an end, questions surrounding the upcoming school year are starting to arise. Just what will fall 2021 look like while there is still so much uncertainty? MCPS, along with the Maryland State Board of Education, has outlined plans for a significantly higher number of students to return in-person for a … Read More

News: In-person Graduation Will Celebrate Seniors’ Resilience

by Aidan Trump ‘21 Sherwood’s in-person graduation ceremony is set to be held at the Caruso Memorial Field on June 11, at 9 a.m. Those in attendance will be subject to CDC  and Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Covid-19 safety measures. The ceremony will feature speeches from the commencement speaker, senior class officers, and the student speaker. On May 18 … Read More

Sherwood Adapts to Realities of In-Person Instruction

by Tori Newby ‘22 After over a year of virtual instruction, Sherwood students have finally returned to the building–in very limited numbers. Students who opted for in-person learning have been attending school on a biweekly rotation in order to limit the number of people in the building at once. However, because of the low student turnout, starting Monday, May 10, … Read More

Spring Is Here, And So Are AP Tests

by Lizzy Hermosilla ‘23 The College Board over the years has capitalized on the stress surrounding this season as millions of high school students take AP exams, but the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the game. Last year AP exams were only 60 minutes in length and only writing, but this year exams return to their normal length of three hours … Read More

31 Year-Old Montgomery County Native Runs for Governor

by Jimmy Yates and Jenna Bloom ‘21 Ashwani Jain, a second-generation Indian immigrant born and raised in Montgomery County, has entered the 2022 race for governor. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Jain worked in the Obama administration in the Department of Health and Human Resources. He later ran for Montgomery County Council and came in eighth out of … Read More

Community Members in Opposition to Ashton Development Project

by Aidan Trump ‘21 As a part of the larger Ashton Village Sector Plan approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on December 3, 2020, a nine acre tract of land sitting off the southeast corner of the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650), and Olney Sandy Spring Road (MD 108) is set to be developed. Currently, the Sandy … Read More

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Colleges Going ‘Test Optional’

by Emily Siansky ‘22 The pandemic has changed the way everything is done in society, including college applications. Before Covid-19 struck the world, most colleges required a standardized test score to be submitted. The score from either the SAT or ACT would give admissions a better overall idea of the strengths and weaknesses of the student they were looking at. … Read More

Hogan Unexpectedly Chooses to Reopen Maryland

by Hannah Lee ‘21 Gov. Larry Hogan announced March 9 that Maryland is moving forward with reopening the state, inciting a mixed response within the public and amongst health officials. Hogan outlined that restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants, gyms, clothing stores, and bars,  would be lifted to allow operation at full capacity, which is a significant development in Hogan’s … Read More

Sherwood Focuses on Reopening Challenges

by Reade Fenner ‘22 Beginning on April 8, seniors who opted for in-person instruction will walk the halls of Sherwood again. By April 26, approximately 800 students, or about 40 percent of Sherwood’s student body, will be in-person, with students from all four grade levels in the first half of the alphabet attending one week and the other half going … Read More