SMS News & Information

4-H Spring Break Day Camp for 6th - 8th Graders

posted Mar 6, 2019, 8:03 AM by Jeanette Godfrey

Spring into Action by spending the week discovering the natural world with science and nutrition activities and a field trip to the Oregon coast.

  • Free to Sherwood 6th - 8th grade students
  • Includes lunch and snacks
  • Registration forms available in the main office
  • Limited to 30 students
English flyer   Spanish Flyer

New Text Messaging System

posted Feb 1, 2019, 10:55 AM by Jeanette Godfrey   [ updated Feb 1, 2019, 10:56 AM ]

The Sherwood School District will begin using text message alerts, through School Messenger, during the month of February.  This will allow the District to notify parents/guardians of absences, as well as provide timely alerts during emergency situations.  The system will be configured to send text messages only to parents/guardians who have agreed to receive them.

On Monday, February 4th, parents/guardians will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive these text messages. On that date, you should receive the following text from 67587 requesting you to opt-in to continue receiving important District informational text messages:

“Sherwood SD alerts. Reply Y 2 confirm, HELP 4 info.  Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies.”

Message and data rates may apply. Standard text message charges may apply from your wireless provider, depending on your text message plan. If you have an unlimited text messaging plan, then there would be no additional charge.

This new text messaging system will not replace FlashAlert (  If you do not receive an opt-in text on February 4th and would like to use this feature, please contact the school office to update your contact information.

Student State Testing Information

posted Dec 14, 2018, 9:32 AM by Jeanette Godfrey   [ updated Dec 14, 2018, 9:34 AM ]

Below you will find links to information regarding state assessments. Included in each link is a form to indicate that you do not wish to have your child participate for the 2018-19 school year.

New Activities Buses for Middle School Students

posted Dec 12, 2018, 11:43 AM by Jeanette Godfrey   [ updated Dec 14, 2018, 9:31 AM ]

Beginning January 3rd two Activities Buses will be available to transport middle school students home.  Route 13 will serve SMS and SHS students while Route 9 will serve LRMS and SHS students.  The buses will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week.  They will arrive at the middle school around 4:00.  Students will need to sign in as they board the bus as required by Measure 98.  Route 13 does not follow the normal AM/PM route and will have fewer stops.  Specific route and stop information can be found by clicking here.

October Students of the Month

posted Nov 5, 2018, 9:11 AM by Jeanette Godfrey

SMS 100 Book Challenge

posted Sep 26, 2018, 11:39 AM by Jeanette Godfrey

Sherwood Middle School congratulates two students for meeting the SMS 100 Book Challenge: Elyse Vargason and Rachel Feenstra.  Even though they had until June 1, 2019 to read 100 books, both of these eighth graders finished reading 100 books in September. Rachel attributes her success to being able to find books she likes to read.  “I would say that I got through the books by always finding books that were up my alley. I think it would have been a lot harder if I didn't like the books and I would find these books through friends or look at different books by an author whom I liked. My favorites were probably Everyday,   Everything, Everything,  The Fault in our Stars, and Sarah's Key.”  Elyse agrees with Rachel that finding the right book is key. “My motivation was to keep my academics up and also because I knew that I could do it in the time that I was given, so I wanted to challenge myself and get it done in the summer.” Elyse’s favorite books were the Mr. Lemoncello's library series because they were mysteries.   Both students received a certificate and prize for finishing first and will be a part of SMS’s  end-of-the-year celebration of the 100 Book Challenge finishers. Congratulations, again, to Elyse Vargason and Rachel Feenstra.

Temporary SMS Office Open

posted Aug 13, 2018, 2:02 PM by Jeanette Godfrey

Construction continues to take place at SMS as contractors work to finish by the end of August.  Although we cannot use our building, SMS office staff have been temporarily located in the Share/SHIP portable.  Please look for the "Temporary Office" sign in the SMS parking lot near the tennis courts.  Phones, fax, and email continue to work as normal. 

Summer Information

posted Jun 20, 2018, 10:15 AM by Jeanette Godfrey   [ updated Jun 20, 2018, 10:18 AM ]

The SMS school office closes for the summer Tuesday, June 19th at 10:00 a.m. due to construction in the building.  We will reopen on Monday,  August 20th. 

Registration Open House will take place Tuesday, August 28th - Friday, August 31st as follows:

Tuesday through Friday, August 28 - 31, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

During the Open House we will hand out schedules and locker numbers, collect fees and have PE clothes available to purchase.  More information around the Registration Open House will be mailed home mid-August.  Adjustments to this even may have to be made due to summer construction projects in the building.

Students new to Sherwood School District: While our school offices are closed during the summer, please deliver completed enrollment forms to the District Office, located at 23295 SW Main Street.  Forms are available online or can be picked up at the District Office. The District Office summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. You can reach them by calling 503-825-5800.

SMS Staff Appreciation Supply Drive

posted Mar 15, 2018, 9:07 AM by Jeanette Godfrey

SMS First National Geographic Geography Bee

posted Jan 19, 2018, 10:28 AM by Jeanette Godfrey

·      This past week, SMS held its first National Geographic Geography Bee.  The top scorers in each Social Studies class came together to compete with each other.  Questions were asked, with each student receiving a point for a correct answer.  After multiple rounds, it came down to a tie breaker.  8th grader Alexandre Lesieutre won the Bee with Cohen Brandl taking second place.  Congratulations to both students.  We wish Alexandre well as he moves on in the competition.

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