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Homecoming around the corner at SHS

Inside the High School

Students are settling into the school routine, adjusting to the early hours of morning, and sports, clubs and other activities. As fall begins to show itself outside, inside the school students are gearing up for activities and events.

Fall sports are underway for the 2006 season. Football, cross country, soccer, and volleyball are all well into their seasons. Each sport has already begun their first season as a 5A league school. Our athletes will have the opportunity to play with larger schools for a more competitive season. For more information on game and meet schedules, contact Sherwood High's athletic office, or go to the high schools webpage, under fall sports. Families and community members are encouraged to come out and support our Sherwood Bowmen as they compete this season.

Homecoming is getting closer by the minute! This year homecoming will take place during the week of October 2 to the 6. The dance will be on Saturday, October 7 from 8-11 p.m.; tickets will be $6 for singles and $10 for couples. The theme for homecoming this year is Broadway, with seniors selecting "Chicago," juniors picking "Grease," sophomores choosing the "Lion King," and freshman taking "Beauty and the Beast." There will be many activities to look forward to, including the parade, lip-sync and hall-decorating. The parade is on the Friday the 6, students participating will leave to set-up at 12:30 p.m., and the parade will start at the Sherwood Plaza at 1:30 p.m. The parade will work its way through Old Town and back up to the high school. All SHS students are excused at 1:15 p.m.

Each day during the week has its own theme for students to participate in for their class: Monday is College Day; Tuesday is Crazy Day- anything crazily appropriate goes; Wednesday is Hip Hop Day- put on your "gangsta" clothing; Thursday is 80s Day- bust out those penny loafers and leg warmers; and Friday is Spirit Day-put on your Bowmen attire! All activities are put on by class and points are being awarded for "best-in-show" in each area; points go toward each class' arrow meter, which will be located for viewing inside the display case outside the L.G.I.

Sherwood High School has added a new club to their list in hopes of reaching out to a Sherwood High student recently diagnosed with leukemia. The club is called the Sparrow Club; you may have heard of it before, it's a national, non-profit organization that helps raise funds through community service and fundraising. These funds go to the student whose family may be facing financial hardship while they endure this time in their lives. Sherwood High is doing this to help a member of its Bowmen family, if you would like to lend your support in any way, contact the high school for more information. Our prayers will be with the student and their family as they battle this illness together.

Fall parent-teacher conferences will take place on Wednesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 12. These conferences are an opportunity for parents to meet with teachers and track student progress. Those who attend will have the chance to meet one-on-one with their students' teachers. Parents and guardians that aren't able to attend will get grades in the mail, or can check grades online at BASMATI. If you don't have your student's ID and password, contact the main office. Most student passwords have changed. There will be no school from October 11-13.

The SHS PAC October meeting will be on Monday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Guest speakers include our Superintendent Mr. Jamison, Board Member Connie Hansen and English teacher Mr. Panter. They will address current issues at SHS including the impact of Bond Measure 34-130 and English focuses at SHS. Our Principal, Michelle DeBoard, speaks at every meeting to keep parents informed. All parents and guardians of SHS students are invited to attend this meeting.

The annual SHS PAC Poinsettia Sale will start in October. The Poinsettia fundraiser helps to support educational and enrichment programs and clubs. These beautiful plants come from Al's Garden Center. Those wishing to purchase poinsettias should look for an order form in the newsletter or contact the high school for more information.

The SHS fall blood drive will be held October 25. This blood drive is held by the Red Cross twice a year at Sherwood High and encourages students to get involved with this worthy cause. Students must be 16 years of age and have a signed parent permission slip to donate. Students who decide to donate and help those in need will have a "guide," this person is there to keep the donor company and give them a small treat for their donation.