Officers Elected, Some Without Competition

by Connor Martin ‘13 After voting in social studies classes this previous week, students found out on May 31 who will be the SGA and class officers for the next school year. In this election, five candidates ran uncontested, including the SGA Secretary. The results are as follows: SGA President: Nicole Jakobowski Vice President: Samantha Cruz Secretary: Hope Gouterman (uncontested) … Read More

Will Obama Pull Out a 2012 Win?

By Connor Martin ’13 Barack Obama has led the United States for two and a half years now, during which time his administration has accomplished several extremely important victories and suffered harsh defeats. Over the next 17 months, all of Obama’s efforts will be evaluated as he runs for re-election. Even if the 2012 presidential race is his to win, … Read More

Starr Named Incoming School Superintendent

by Bridget Cook ‘14 and Mary Nickerson ‘12 Joshua Starr, formerly the head of the Stamford Public School system in Connecticut, has been unanimously selected by the Montgomery County Board of Education to serve as the next MCPS Superintendent. Starr replaces Jerry Weast, who steps down after serving as superintendent since 1999. The change comes during a period of budgetary … Read More

Sherwood to Gain Staffing Back

by Cal Wilson ’14 On May 21, The Montgomery County Board of Education agreed on a new $2.086 billion dollar budget for 2012 fiscal year. With this new budget the County saves 168 of the 318 staffing positions that planned to be cut in the original budget. Sherwood regains 0.8 staffing that they were originally going to lose. These positions … Read More

AP Testing at School Offers Potential for Distractions

by Michaela O’Donnell ‘13 For the first time, all AP testing, from May 2 to May 13, was held within Sherwood. The move from off-site testing was mostly based on the continued increase in the numbers of AP tests taken by Sherwood students. “[The benefits of testing at Sherwood were] smaller testing rooms and travel wasn’t necessary for students. I … Read More

Students Forced To Pick Between Prom and Concerts

by Holly Cuozzo ’12 In the season of anticipation for the end of school, one event seems to be on the minds of every junior and senior: prom.  Beginning as early as middle school and possibly even elementary school, students increasingly learn about the big night of the high school experience and that someday it will be their turn to … Read More

Students Display Best Rides at Annual Car Show

Story and photos by Jacob Bogage ‘12 On a day that AP exams ended and the school year began to show signs of winding down, the Sherwood student body came out en masse, through the sparkling rain, to the “Sherwood Daze” annual Car Show. Faculty members and distinguished community members served as judges and gave out nine awards ranging from … Read More

Maryland Fails to Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill

by Isabel Paterson ’12 On March 14, the bill to allow gay marriage in Maryland was defeated by a narrow margin of votes. The bill’s failure to pass came as somewhat of a shock, as Maryland is traditionally thought to be a liberal state.The bill initially made it through the State Senate a day after President Obama ordered the Department … Read More

Efforts to Ditch Facebook Prove Fruitless

by Adam Kopp ’11 When a Sherwood student tries to visit Facebook from a school computer, he finds himself staring at a stop sign, a visual reminder that the social networking site is inaccessible at 300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road. If one turns a blind eye to the countless students using Facebook on smart phones, school becomes the final place free … Read More

Has Sense of Community Been Lost?

by Devin Cornelius ’12 Olney, once a rural community known for its longstanding farming tradition, has rapidly transformed into a bustling suburban town of over 30,000 people. Consequently, Sherwood’s population has grown substantially over the past 20 years as well. During the same time, teens have become more technologically dependent, contributing to lives filled with distractions. Sherwood’s teachers, parents and … Read More