With spring just around the corner, the buds are on the trees and Sherwood High School is blooming with activity.

Winter sports are coming to an end, and spring sports are looking at the beginning of their seasons. As of press time, the only sports with district standings were swimming and wrestling, with two wrestlers going to state. Most spring sports are beginning during the third or fourth week of February. Spring sports include baseball, softball, track and field, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's lacrosse. For more information on game and meet schedules, contact Sherwood High's athletic office, or go to the school's webpage, under spring sports. Families and community members are encouraged to come out and support our Sherwood Bowmen as they compete this season.

The second annual Mr. Bowman Pageant took place on Saturday, February 24. This year's contestants were freshmen Trevor Hodney and Jeff Maddox; sophomores Kameron Beeks and Brayde Gough; juniors Jon Lakey and Ryan Macauley; and seniors Chris Kiser, Derek Kotowski, and Spencer Wolfley. All money raised by this event will support this year's prom and a senior class gift. If you missed this year's pageant mark your calendar for next year.

Sherwood High held its second Dress Drive during the month of February. Students were encouraged to bring in their old prom dresses (and formals), which will go to girls in the area who are in need of assistance. This fundraiser is for the non-profit organization Abby's Closet. As of press time, 25 dresses had already been donated to help support this wonderful program.

The Sparrow Club will be presenting a fashion show in March to support the family of Colleen Thrift. Models for the show will show their fashion sense and style using a pre-set limited budget. Intermission will include a silent auction with great items graciously donated. Thanks to all those that donated, including Baskin Robbins, Taste Teriyaki, Four Seasons Nails, United Studios Self Defense, The Difference, George Morlan and Home Croft Construction (George Morlan donated bath/kitchen fixtures which will be installed by Home Croft Construction), the SHS softball team, and Dinners Done Right. All donations are greatly appreciated; a big thank you goes to the businesses that stepped up for the cause and gave their time, funds, and energy. Any business or private donor interested in helping, please contact Dorene Steffeck, Activities Director.

The end of trimester two is quickly approaching, although it is hard to imagine we are almost two-thirds of the way through the school year. The last day of the trimester will be Friday, March 9. Finals will be on Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9. Students can listen during morning announcements for information on finals schedules. In addition to extra study time, students will need plenty of sleep and nutritious meals to help them do their best.

Saturday, March 10 will bring the Sadie Hawkins dance. This dance is traditionally the opportunity for the girls to ask the guys; guys, enjoy the time to sit back and have the gals do the asking! Students are encouraged to go and have a great evening filled with dancing and socializing.

Parents and students, don't forget to mark your calendars for Spring Break, taking place during the week of March 26 to the 30. April 2 will be a Staff Development day, students will return to school on Tuesday, April 3.

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