2012 In Review

compiled by Diana McDermott ’13 January Cruise Ship Capsizes near Italy The Costa Concordia, a cruise liner, runs into a coral reef near the Italian island Giglio, killing 30. The ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, is charges with manslaughter for taking the ship off its intended course. February Pop Superstar Whitney Houston Dies Whitney Houston, 48, is found dead the night … Read More

New System for Submitting College Applications Receives Mixed Reviews

by Leah Schroeder ’13 This fall was the first time that TCCI: Family Connections, a purely electronic system, was used to send seniors’ transcripts and letters of recommendation to the colleges to which they were applying. While some students appreciate its speed and wealth of information, others are frustrated because they do not how to use the system or if … Read More

Community Mourns Death of 2012 Graduate

by Steffi Carrera ’14 and Katie Mercogliano ’14 On November 17, Sherwood graduate Olijawon Griffin was fatally stabbed at Woodley Park Metro Station. What started out as a robbery ended in the death of a beloved member of the community. Loved ones gathered on Monday, November 19 to honor Griffin’s memory with a candle light vigil. Friends, teammates, coaches, teachers … Read More

College Application Submissions Not Slowed by Sandy

by Leah Schroeder ’13 With Hurricane Sandy hitting just days before the November 1 college application deadline, many universities decided to allot extensions to give students who lost power more time to submit applications. These extended deadlines applied to the submission of transcripts and recommendations as well. Sherwood, however, did not require the extension. According to Joe Hock, the College … Read More

Parents Create Petition for Later Start Times

by Connor Martin ’13 Later start times: a concept only existing in students’ dreams. Now, it seems like this could be a dream the Montgomery County parents have as well. A petition is circulating on signon.org that asks for later start times for high school students in MCPS. The petition is based on the belief that adolescents need at least … Read More

Miehl Profiled By Gazette

by Michael Natelli ’14 Sherwood Chemistry and Physics teacher Michael Miehl was recently profiled in the Olney Gazette. Miehl answered questions regarding everything from his hometown to his favorite hobbies to his lessons to live by. Other details in the article included what Miehl likes about teaching, his college education and his family. For the full article, click here.

Malfunctioning Copiers Anger Teachers

by Joy Zhang ’14 Teachers have encountered a problem of chronically broken copiers since the beginning of the school year. While students may be rejoicing over less assigned readings and other handouts, teachers have become increasingly frustrated with broken copiers interfering with their lesson planning. After multiple complaints from teachers, Sherwood administration contacted MCPS which sent out personnel to fix … Read More

College Application Deadlines Extended

by Leah Schroeder ’13 In light of the many students that were left without power and internet access as a result of Hurricane Sandy, many colleges have decided to push back their November 1 deadlines. The University of Maryland has extended its priority deadline to November 9.  The University of Virginia and Duke University pushed their deadlines back to November … Read More

Fike Says Goodbye to Sherwood

by Robel Wondimu ’13 The end of the first marking period comes with sad news for some students: beloved Family and Consumer Science teacher and Student Service Learning coordinator Laura Fike is leaving Sherwood. This decision was made after her husband found a job in Garrett County, Maryland, which is where most of their families live. She will begin to … Read More

New Aquarium Makes a Splash

by Bridget Cook ’14 Thanks to the National Aquarium and invaluable help from student volunteers, Sherwood now accommodates a new  aquarium in the K-wing courtyard which is used to raise rockfish and saltmarsh grass to help restore the Chesapeake Bay. AP Environmental Science teacher Laura Dinerman headed the project, and is thrilled at the benefits it will bring. “The idea … Read More