Sherwood Ranks in the Top 500 Schools

by Evan Schwartz ’13 Through school-wide announcements and at class assemblies, the school’s administration has been proudly boasting how Sherwood has received the honor of joining the elite list of Newsweek magazine’s Top 500 public high schools of 2010. This past June, Newsweek published its annual list of America’s top ranking public high schools, drawing from Poway High School in … Read More

Teacher Leaves Sherwood at Start of School Year

by Rebecca Stussman ’12 “I don’t really see myself as being gone.  I hope that people will be happy with my professional change, but I still plan to be a part of the school and come to events.  I’m going to miss people, but I do believe that I really am needed somewhere else,” said Donna Thomas, who ended her … Read More

Farquhar Student Relocation Angers Parents

by Katie Nolan ‘12   A fair portion of Sherwood’s student body spent their middle school years in the halls of Farquhar Middle School, which along with Rosa Parks Middle School feeds into Sherwood each year. Beginning in 2013, MCPS plans to relocate Farquhar students while it undergoes construction.  In response to the planned relocation, Farquhar’s PTA has held numerous … Read More

Renovated Town Center Opens to Rave Reviews

by Jacob Bogage ‘12   Merely nine months ago, Olney Town Center was empty. The newly opened restaurants Chipotle Mexican Grill and Five Guys Burgers and Fries at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Route 108 generated more gridlock about the crossroads than business. “Coming Soon” signs lined the streets while construction crews chipped away at the brick that once … Read More

Teachers Stand Up Against MoCo Budget Cuts

by Olivia Snyder ’12 Recent cuts to MCPS’s budget have angered numerous teachers, including many at Sherwood. Some teachers, driven by a belief of injustice, are speaking and acting out against the county’s budget. Numerous Sherwood teachers have joined other educators around the county to participate in “grade-ins” and marches to raise community awareness as the County Council determined next … Read More

Gable Retires after Four Decades

  by Maya Lennon ‘14 Technology education teacher Don Gable is retiring from a teaching career that began in 1972. Gable taught at Sherwood for 39 years, which he described as the “fastest of his life.” After teaching thousands of students throughout his career, there is no way to measure the impact Gable had on them. However, one former student, … Read More

Growing Up in The Age of Terror

by Will Gavett ‘12 and Asha Antoine ‘14  May 1, 2011 will go down in history as the day that President Barack Obama announced that an operation to find and kill Osama bin Laden was a success. This is an event that affects almost every person in America, especially the current generation of students at Sherwood who have grown up … Read More

The GOP Candidates

by Amanda Harringon ‘12 In Gallup polling since 1952, Republican Party nomination races always featured a clear front-runner at this stage of the presidential campaign. With 17 months to go until the 2012 elections, the battle for the Republican nomination for president is wide-open. Much of the reason for the uncertainty is that the Republican Party itself is divided. Polls … Read More

Teen Job Market Thrives in Olney

In previous years, landing a summer job has been almost a rite of passage for high school students. However, in a lingering recession with unemployment rates at about 10 percent, finding a job can be a challenge. Without searching early, high school students nationally, especially those who waited too long to begin their job search, have found themselves struggling to … Read More

MoCo Schools Rank High Across the Nation

by Diana McDermott ‘13 Five MCPS high schools have been ranked in the National High School Challenge Index Top 100 List. These schools are Bethesda-Chevy Chase (59), Richard Montgomery (65), Poolesville (69), Walter Johnson (82) and Winston Churchill (98). Sherwood ranked 346th in the nation and 46th out of Maryland schools. The Challenge Index ranks high schools based upon the … Read More