Middle Academic Magnet School provides an environment that
encourages students to become lifelong learners. We are committed to offering a
variety of courses that enhance intellectual and personal growth. Students learn
through the integration of research, writing and technology.
Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School we believe it is the collective
responsibility of students, teachers, parents and the community to improve
Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet is an A rated school, a National
Magnet School of Excellence and a National Blue Ribbon School of
NEW SCHOOL WEBSITE
Visit our NEW school website site http://ebr.oncoursesystems.com/websites/12782293
Beginning on Monday May 26th the Sherwood Middle School office will be open Monday through Thursday 7am to 5pm. The school office will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sundays each week.
Sherwood will be collected educational fees and provide opportunities to purchase items during each grade level's orientation. Please see the post on these dates and times. Below you will see the fee/cost list.
Instructional fee; $30
PE Uniforms: $25; (if your child attend last year and the uniform still fits, then a new one is not necessary)
Math MML License fee: $35 (only for those students that will have Ms. Daniels, Glover, or Neill
ELA 'NoRedInk' license fee: $12
If your child is in band, strings, or choir, there may be additional fees.
All payments must be CASH ONLY. We will not accept checks or credit/debit cards.
1. Read 2 summer reading books they have not previously read.
Students are allowed to read any book of their choice with the following
conditions: a. One book must be fiction, the other book must be nonfiction b.
Chosen books must be middle school reading level or higher. If possible, parents
and students should use the student’s last known Accelerated Reading ZPD range
to guide book choices.
2. A “Bingo” activity chart is attached with a variety of
assignments to complete in conjunction with their summer reading. From the Bingo
chart students must complete: a. 2 activities of their choice for the fiction
book b. 2 activities of their choice for the nonfiction book c. A total of four
different squares must be completed.
Attention all incoming 6th graders and their parents. Sherwood is offering once again their FREE four day camp called Jump Start. This camp, which is run by teachers of Sherwood, is designed to give our new students the opportunity to try us on for size.
Middle school is probably one of the biggest transitions that this age group has gone through. the campus is larger, there are more teachers, each with their own requirements, the social atmosphere is larger, more students, making new friends, learning why organization is going to play a big role in having a successful year and dealing with this new idea of changing classes.
This year our camp starts on Monday July 28th at 8am and runs until Thursday July 31st when students will end the day with a copy of their class schedules.
Each day ends at 12 noon. All students must have their own transportation to and from the school. We will have a short break during the morning so there may be some kids who will want to bring a snack. We will have some light concessions and drinks for sale at this time as well.
So far we have had a huge pre-registration turnout. We still have a few more places but they are filling up quickly. If you have already pre-registered your child for the camp then you are set. If you haven't yet pre-registered your child you can click the link and get a copy of the registration from. Just fill it out completely and either mail it to the school office or stop by the school and drop it off.
We will be sending out a letter to all parents mid-summer to remind them of the camp and let them know of a few things they may want to take advantage of.
We always like to meet with our incoming 6th grade class parents prior to the start of Jump Start so that we can field questions and let them know of our policies and procedures.
We try to make the meetings as convenient as possible for our parents so we hold them in neighborhood public library locations. The following list gives you the date and times of these meetings. Please put one of the dates on your calendar and we look forward to seeing you.
Saturday July 19th: Bluebonnet Library 9:30-10:30am
Saturday July 26th: Jones Creek Library 9:30-10:30am
Saturday July 26th: Goodwood Library (Main Branch)11am-12noon.
What's Coming Up
School Summer Office Hours: 7am-5pm Monday through Thursday
July 19th: Jump Start Parent Meeting @ Bluebonnet Library 9:30-10:30am
July 26th: Jump Start Parent Meeting @ Jones Creek Library 9:30-10:30am
July 26th: Jump Start Parent Meeting @ Goodwood Library 11am-12noon.
July 30th: 7th Grade Orientation 8am-10am/8th Grade 10am-11:30
July 31st: 6th Grade Orientation 10am-12 nooon (Jump Start will release early this day)
July 28th-July 31st: New Student Jump Start Camp 8am-12 noon
Athletics Physicals Form
Fall holds many opportunities for our students to play school sports. We have
Volleyball, Basketball (girls and boys), Swimming, and Soccer (girls and boys).
ANY STUDENT wishing to TRYOUT for one of these teams
MUST have a physical completed. (6th grade students
can only play Soccer and Swim Team. 7th and 8th grade students can try out for
Here is the physical form that you are to use. CLICK HERE
You may tryout ONLY if you have completed a physical form. Physicals
completed since July 2014 are acceptable.
Get To Know Sherwood
Top 10 Things For Middle School Success
Teachers Ask...You Choose
We are always very grateful to our Sherwood family, members of our community, businesses and friends of education for their thoughtful giving of their time, efforts, and financial support.
Here is a very popular way that you can support the teachers and students of Sherwood Middle School by joining others to help make a classroom's dream come true.
Donors Choose.org is a website where teachers and schools post their needs and projects. People from all over the world only have to visit the site, review requests and decide if they want to contribute with others or provide for the needs completely. It is that simple. Many of our teachers have benefited from this site. We wanted to let everyone know that you don't have to be a 'cazillion-aire' to support education. Every donation helps and is appreciated.
Great schools start with their leadership. Mrs. Crawford, the principal of Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School was recently chosen as the Outstanding Principal by the Magnet Schools of America. Mrs. Crawford was chosen from magnet principals throughout the region that includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Sherwood was also recognized by Magnet Schools of America as a 'School of Excellence'.
“These principals are being recognized for their ability to provide the necessary vision, leadership, and support to create truly engaging theme-based magnet schools that are embraced by their community and inspire all students to succeed."
Sherwood is a great school, with great students, parents, and teachers, who are all dedicated to being successful.
To make things a little easier we post the A/B block schedule.
We Welcome Your Comments
Here at Sherwood Middle, we always welcome your comments, concerns and
questions. We have a link here on our main page where you can send in those
concerns and questions.
It is important that you include a phone number or email address with your
comments so that we can get back with you. When you only make a comment, we
cannot work to solve your concerns or answer your questions.
We are experiencing more and more parents and guardians driving too fast through our parking lot while
they drop off students in the morning.
You are putting our students in danger when you do this. A few seconds spent
driving at a reasonable speed will not inconvenience anyone.
So please...keep our students, and your children, safety in mind and SLOW DOWN.
For safety reasons we DO NOT allow parents to drop off their children on Goodwood or Marlbrook in the morning. All students are to be dropped off in the front parking lot.
When teachers on duty see a student being dropped off in unauthorized areas, the student will be asked to remind their parents of our policy. Continued disregard for this policy may result in the student being placed in afterschool clinic, which is not fair to the student to have to be punished for the actions of his or her parent.
Please do not let the problem cause difficulty for your child.
Follow our procedures and rules. They are for the safety of your child.
Here is a great way to contribute financially to Sherwood just by
buying Coke products.
One each bottle, no matter the size, and cartons of cans there is a
code. On the bottles it is located underneath the cap and on cartons it
is located on the carton itself.
Save these caps and/or the code and send them to Sherwood with your child.
These can be turned in to the office.
That's all there is to it! Simple to do and it helps your child greatly by
helping us purchase much needed equipment and supplies.
So, refresh yourself today with a
Coke...and send us the REWARDS!
Box Tops for Education Competition
SMAMS recently held a competition between the girls and boys to see who could
collect the most Box Tops. The winning group received a FREE DRESS
The girls out collected the boys. Way to go girls. What is
even better, both groups were able to collect nearly
$600 in Box Tops!!
We are still collecting Box Tops so keep them coming. Have
your child turn them in during Prime Time or at the office. Parents and friends
of Sherwood can drop them off at the office.
THE SPIRIT OF SHERWOOD
The Sherwood family really cares about our community and the people in our
community. Recently the family of Sherwood was called upon to help out one
family that is undergoing a hardship as well as the Muscular Dystrophy
association, which by the way, we have several students who attend Sherwood who
are victims of this disease.
The students and faculty bought jambalya lunches and were treated to a picnic
on the grounds. The students were also allowed to purchase drinks for their
lunches. The event raised over $4000 for the family. Also on Friday the students
were given the opportunity to come out of uniform for only $1. The monies raised
from that event went to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Sherwood raised over
That is the Spirit of Sherwood. When one is in need, many step forward.
Sherwood is not only a school of academic success, but also a school of caring
young people willing to help.
Sherwood's Challenging and Engaging Curriculum
FUN AND CHALLENGING
Virtual Learning-8th grade only
Washington D.C. field trip (7th&8th grade)
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT COURSES
Journey to Careers
Pre Law Levels 1,2,&3
Study Skills (6th grade)
Band, Choir, Strings
3 Full Computer Labs +iPads
Math & Science Labs
Here is a great parent tip that should begin to show improvement with your child's performance in school.
When they come home from school, instead of asking 'How was school?' ask "Did you ask good questions today?'
When they say yes, sit with them and ask them what questions did they ask. This should help develop a line of communication between you and your child.
By evaluating the questions your child is asking, you can begin to see areas of growth and areas of weakness and then be able to encourage and/or take preventative steps to make improvements.
After a while, your child will come to you ready with all of the good questions he or she is asking.
(hint: good questions are questions that allow your child to explore the topic or content more fully)
Click the picture to go to the website
Bullies do not like attention and it is time that the rest of us take a stand
and give them the attention they so desperately avoid.
Check out this website that has teamed up with Sears.
Here at Sherwood Middle we speak out against bullying. For copies of these flyers click each one...
Sherwood Middle has been designated as a 2013 Magnet Schools
of America School of Distinction.
The Magnet Schools of
Merit Award recognizes member magnet schools/programs that demonstrate a high
commitment to academic standards, curriculum innovation, desegregation/diversity
efforts, specialized teaching staffs, and parent and community
Accountability and Assessment Scores District/Schools
This link will take you to the EBRPSS Accountability page on its website. It gives you district and individual school results on LEAP and iLEAP.
The school district is in the process of transitioning to Common Core. State assessments will be changing
and instruction in the classroom will change as well. You can expect more rigor,
or deeper critical thinking skills, that will asked of students.
We are asking all of our parents to take a look at this pdf file,
especially page 4, to see how constructed responses
will change. We need parents to begin exposing their children to more
informational text and disseminating the information that is included.
Click the logo to see the pdf document
Common Core State Standards
PTA Guide to Common Core by Grade
Want to know how the Common Core will affect your child by grade level?
In an effort to instill in our students the character traits that will help them become successful, the Postive Behavior Support team will be posting each week, three character traits that students can think about and apply in their lives.
Determination vs Faintheartedness
Purposing to accomplish right goals at the right time, regardless of the opposition
Honor vs Disrespect
Respecting others because of the higher authorities they represent
Gratefulness vs Unthankfulness
Letting others know by my words and actions how they have benefited my life