Class elections on the way

Inside the High School

The flowers are in bloom, birds are building nests, daylight savings returns and Sherwood High School is bursting with activity and enthusiasm.

Saturday, March 17 held the Sadie Hawkins Dance. The theme was Luck of the Irish and many students donned their green garments. Shamrocks, green décor and aspiring leprechauns filled the dance room. All those who went had a ton of fun dancing and hanging out with peers. Photographs were taken by the SHS Arrow newspaper staff to help raise funds for their Denver seminar trip; thanks to the newspaper staff for the use of their photography talents during the evening. Thanks to all those who helped organize, supervise and chaperone this awesome dance.

Each year students rally the support of their peers as they campaign for a spot on the student council. The 2007-2008 ASB and class elections are quickly approaching. Students desiring to represent their class or the entire student body submitted their forms in early March and elections will be held in April. ASB elections will take place on April 5, after which the class officer elections, on April 16, will ensue. Two new positions will be added for next year's student council, the Site Council Liaison and the Green School Liaison (position will help see through the process of applying to be a green school with the state and will ensure SHS has adequate recycling programs). These new positions will be filled based on submission of applications, which will be voted on by a committee of administrators and the activities director. Good luck to all candidates working to take an active role in their class and school.

Four SHS students will have the opportunity of participating in the annual State Writing Festival, being held on April 21. These students put in time and effort outside of school to submit a 1,000-word essay, with the hope of being chosen as one of the four SHS representatives. As of press time, these students had not been selected. Good luck and congratulations to the talented student writers attending the festival.

The desire to give back to those in need is never in short supply among the students at SHS. On April 25, the school will hold a blood drive in memory of Colleen Thrift. The goal for this blood drive is 80 units; as of press time well over 80 students were anxious to secure their donation spot. Way to go SHS students for stepping up and giving your time, energy and a pint of your best.

Roman columns and ancient décor will don the Portland Art Museum on April 28, the night of the 2007 junior/senior prom. The theme for this year is "Grecian Nights". The junior prom committee has done an outstanding job planning and orchestrating this enchanting evening. Dynamic Photography has graciously offered to capture the evening for those attending. Thanks to all those involved who are helping make this night special for those attending.

AP exam sign-ups are quickly approaching. Students, don't forget to sign-up if you would like your transcript to say "AP" rather than "advanced." All AP exams will take place between May 7 and May 18.