Sherwood 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.
At Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School we believe it is the collective responsibility of students, teachers, parents and the community to improve student achievement.
Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet is an A rated school, a National Magnet School of Excellence and a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
2013-14 Student of the Year
pleased to announce it Student of the Year.
Rosemary Johnson, an 8th grade
student, has been chosen to represent our school. Rose's personality is
contagious as she walks the hallways and sits in class. She is a bright and
intelligent young lady who has always worked hard towards her goals.
Back when she was in
the sixth grade, the teachers were already noticing Rose’s leadership qualities
as she was chosen Outstanding 6th grade student. She has been on the
A Honor Roll every semester in the sixth and seventh grade and plans to continue
to maintain her high expectations. She is the president of Junior Beta and is a
member of Best Buddies, a group that works with the mentally handicap. She is a
volunteer by heart, volunteering at such places as the Louisiana Book Fair and
at a local daycare for children with disabilities. Rose loves to play
soccer as well. She had played with the school’s Lady Falcon Soccer Team as well
as other soccer teams associated with Baton Rouge Soccer Association.
Rose recognizes what
an honor it is to have been chosen from all of the outstanding students who
attend Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet and looks forward to representing us at
the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Middle School competition to be held
National Board Certification Teachers
We are proud to announce that we have two teachers who recently achieved a milestone.
Ms. Anna Chauvin and Ms. Kiesha Arceneaux have been award NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION IN ELA.
She joins Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Segura, Mrs. Hale, and Mrs. Decuir as National Board Teachers at Sherwood Middle.
SMAMS Students Shine at All Parish Auditions
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING BAND STUDENTS FOR BEING SELECTED
TO THE 2013 EAST BATON ROUGE ALL PARISH MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR
W. (Bass Clarinet), Alora H. (Clarinet), Kate
W. (Flute), Hannah G. (Flute), Elliot
B. (French Horn), Alyssa H. (Trombone),
Jeffrey W. (Trumpet), Johan S. (Tuba),
Mya D. (Clarinet), Sarah M. (Flute),
Yaminah A. (Flute), Micaiah C. (French Horn),
and Jeffrey L.
Advanced Band members ranked as
Number 1 in the parish for middle
school on their instruments as a result of the final scores from
the audition: Kevin L. (Alto Sax), Darla S.
(Clarinet), Zahria S. (Tenor Sax), and Joseph
PLEASE DRIVE SLOW
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.
NEW @ SHERWOOD
Sherwood Middle now has a monthly newsletter magazine!! We have partnered with a company called NewsCrafted in California to publish our newsletter magazine. We will use our monthly newsletter magazine to highlight special events, important information, and other school news.
Our newsletter magazine is funded through sponsorships from localbusinesses, and if you would like to help sponsor our school, please send an email to: email@example.com or please call Ben at 818-644-7789.
Thanks for supporting Sherwood Middle!
Magnet Online Application Period Begins
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System Magnet School Application period has begun. Click THIS LINKto find out more information.
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.
Canes and Sherwood Together
We are very happy to receive this check from Raising Canes
for $2300 from our recess lemonade sales last year. These delicious
cool drinks are refreshing and the money that was spent on them turns right
around and helps your child. Thank you to all
Each month we will announce students who represent what it is to be a Falcon at Sherwood. Someone who exemplfies the RAD motto of Respect, Accountable, and Dedicated.
6th Grade: Grace B and Roberth G.
7th Grade: Anthony B and Anna M.
8th Grade: Julia K and Justin W.
6th: Harrison W. and Toan D.
7th: Sarah D. and Shimon G.
8th: Nicholas E and
6th: Mitchell B and Kadaria P.
7th: Hayden W and Cameron D
8th: Daisha B and Kolbie J
6th: Nestor A and Hannah A
7th: Ben M. and Darian H.
8th: Kyris L. and Ravathi M.
Most Valuable Professionals
Each month we will highlight teachers, staff and administrators who are what we consider our Most Valuable Professionals (MVP).
Ms. V. Bates (Community Based Students)
Ms. Defoe (Choir)
Ms. Arceneaux (ELA)
Mrs. Metoyer (Spanish)
Mrs. Hebert (ELA)
Mrs. Noel (Administration)
Ms. Lux (Science)
Ms. Butler (Guidance)
Ms. Morrison (SS)
Ms. Cavanaugh (Magnet Lead teacher)
Ms. Varnado (Office)
Ms. Hecksel (Spanish)
Ms. Crawford (Principal)
Ms. Schmidt (Office)
Mr. Beatty (SS)
Mr. Coston (Building)
Ms. Hines (SS)
Ms. Murray (P.E.)
Mr. Eliason (Strings)
Ms. Olinde (Office)
Ms. Neill (Math)
Ms. Evans (ELA)
Mr. Berthelot (SS)
Ms. Gosserand (Office)
Ms. Hinyard (Science)
Ms. McCoy (Building)
Ms. Schultz (Science/Math)
Ms. Gauthier (Library)
Ms. Borazanci (ELA)
Mr. James (Math)
Ms. Segura (ELA)
Mr. Pizzo (Band)
Ms. Faust (Science)
Week of December 2-6, 2013
To make things a little easier we post the A/B block schedule.
Tuesday and Thursday
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
What's Coming Up
Nov. 25-29th: Thanksgiving Holiday
December 2: Students return to school. This will be a B Day
December 4: Peer Helpers attend LowRopes Program, Paula Manship YMCA, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
December 6: Districtwide Luncheon for Teachers with perfect attendence 2012-2013
December 10: Band Winter Concert 6pm
December 12: Strings Winter Concert 6pm
December 12: Choir Winter Concert 6pm
December 17: Mid term exams begin (full day)
Dec 18-20: Mid term exams continue. Early dismissal 11:30am all three days.
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
Top 10 Things For Middle School Success
THINGS Parents need to know
Here is a website to help parents know of some things kids may try but can be lethal.
1020 Marlbrook Street Baton Rouge, LA 70815 PH 225-272-3090 FAX 225-273-9459 Map to school Principal, Phyllis Crawford
2013-2014 School Calendar
2013-2014 School-Wide Plan Title 1
Speclal Tutoring Services
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY ONLINE
Click on Josten logo to access site.
Magnet School of Distinction
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