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
During the summer months the school's office will be working a modified
schedule starting on Tuesday May 28th.
Monday-Thursday 7am - 5pm
Friday school office
SMAMS Jump Start Camp
The fourth annual SMAMS Jump Start Camp for new incoming students will be
held on Monday July 29th through Thursday August 1st.
This is a FREE
program offered by Sherwood Middle that allows our new
students to have the middle school experience before the new school year begins.
Many have already registered for this camp, but there are more that need to
do this. Every family should have received a letter from the school with a
registration form if your child hadn't already registered.
If you need a form click HERE.
You can mail it to Sherwood Middle or you can bring it by the office during the
We look forward to having a great camp and new school year in the fall.
Mrs. Faucheaux, one of our Science teachers and the swim coach, is moving on
in her career as a teacher and we wish her well.
There has been some concern about whether Sherwood Middle will
continue to have a swim team. The answer is YES!
The program has gone from a team with only about 14 members to a team
with over 40 members. Last season the boys team finished 3rd in the city.
Mr. Berthelot and Ms. Williams along with Crawfish Aquatics will be working together so that
Sherwood will continue to compete. It will be a little different from last
season and we are hoping all of our parents will be very supportive of our
efforts as we give our kids the opportunity to participate. We will have more
information going out at the beginning of next school year, so be listening for
The SMAMS Swim Team is open to all grade levels (6-8) and the main
requirement is that you already have to know how to swim. This is not a swim
class. Our students compete against other schools from in and around EBR.
FALCONS WILL CONTINUE TO
Sherwood's Challenging and Engaging Curriculum
FUN AND CHALLENGING
Washington D.C. field
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT COURSES
Journey to Careers
Pre Law Levels 1,2,&3
Band, Choir, Strings
3 Full Computer Labs +iPads
Math & Science Labs
To make things a little easier we post the A/B block schedule.
Each year our Algebra I and Geometry students take the End of Course Test. Successfully completing this course earns these students a high school credit in each of the courses.
This year we are very excited and happy to announce that 108 students took the Algebra I test and ALL passed and will receive high school credit.
38 students took the Geometry End of Course test (the same as taken in the 10th grade) and PASSED! All of these students will receive high school credit.
Here are the numbers: Algebra I (9th grade credit)
Excellent = 105 students = 97%
Good =3 students = 3%
Fair = 0 students = 0%
Needs Improvement = 0 students= 0%
Total of 108 students
Geometry (10th grade credit)
Excellent = 38 students 100%
Good= 0 students = 0%
Fair= 0 students = 0%
Needs Improvement = 0 students= 0%
Total of 38 students
A great big thanks goes to the students for doing their best, their teachers, who work so hard with them, and the parents who allow their children to take every opportunity to be successful.
What's Coming Up
School is out for the summer
July 29-August 1: Jump Start for all incoming students for the 2013-14 school year (registration needed)
THINGS Parents need to know
Here is a website to help parents know of some things kids may try but can be lethal.
What would you call a student who has scored a perfect 500 on the iLeap State Assessment test in both Mathematics and Social Studies, a selection to the All Parish Honor Choir in both 6th and 7th grades and a selection to the All State Honor Choir in the 8th grade, qualified for both the Duke and Johns Hopkins Talent Search, a SMAMS Student Ambassador for three years and a member of the Lady Falcons Soccer Team and a member of the Baton Rouge Soccer Association league play? Well it is obvious! You would call this student Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School's Student of the Year, Grace Odenwald.
Grace made one of the top finalist for the overall EBR Middle School Student of the year. We are very proud of her and her accomplishments.
Sherwood Teacher of the Year
We want to congratulate Mrs. Lauren
Donald as our TEACHER OF THE
YEAR. Mrs. Donald is also one of three finalist for the
district's middle school teacher of the year.
Mrs. Donald is a graduate of Louisiana State University and holds a Master
Degree. She teaches 6th and 7th grade. She is on the PBIS team, a member of the
School Improvement Team, and coach of the Girls Basketball Team.
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...
1020 Marlbrook Street Baton Rouge, LA 70815 PH 225-272-3090 FAX 225-273-9459 Map to school Principal, Phyllis Crawford
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
TRANSITIONING TO COMMON CORE
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