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2018

Sherwood Heights Wins EIPS Tweetie Award

As part of our School Education Plan, Sherwood Heights has been working hard to spread community awareness through social media. This month, we were pleased to find out that our school has been awarded the #EIPStweetie Award for spreading the word through…

Book Fair a Sweet Success

This was the 10th year of our Annual Book Fair, which has a goal of supporting literacy for all students and their families by providing a place where age appropriate books are available - with the added bonus of raising money for classroom libraries…

Movember is Here

This year several of our male staff members are participating in Movember - an annual event that is focused on raising awareness and education in our community to create discussion focused on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide…

Super Spud Sculptors!

As part of Class 80s study of the Renaissance, students get a chance to summon their inner Michelangelos and Donatellos by carving potatoes!  Through an examination of Renaissance Europe, students demonstrate an understanding andappreciation of how…

Sherwood Heights Remembers

Students in the Leadership 8 and 9 classes were once again very proud to participate in a No Stone Left Alone ceremony on November 5th.  The organization is dedicated to honouring and remembering Canadian veterans.  Each year ceremonies are held in…

National Bullying Awareness Week - November 19 - 23

Sherwood Heights will "Stand Up" against bullying this year during National Bullying Awareness Week, from November 19 - 23.  Do you have an idea that we could use to promote healthy relationships - both in person and online?  Share it with us!

Principal's Advisory Group Meets

The first meeting of this year's Principal's Advisory Group met on Friday, October 26th. Members of the Advisory Group had valuable insights that they shared with Mr. Pallister on a wide variety of topics - everything from our School Education Plan…

Guest Speaker from The Memory Project at Sherwood Heights

The students of Sherwood Heights will be welcoming a guest speaker from The Memory Project over the next two weeks.  Captain Sarah Keller will be speaking to grade eight and nine leadership students as well as selected social studies classes on October…

School Council Update

We had a wonderful discussion about assessment and the rewrite policy at SWH at School Council (check it out in the Guide to Student Achievement on the website). Next month, we are looking at how are we successfully transitioning students into junior…

School Education Plan Strategy Highlight

Within our newsletter, we want to provide you with information on how we are working to meet our school goals through various strategies.  One strategy for this year is to raise awareness of school activities and achievements throughout the community…

A Celebration of Excellence

Last week Sherwood Heights was pleased to host the 2017-18 Fall Awards Night. This annual event is an opportunity to recognize student dedication, perseverance, and achievement. These students exemplify our school motto: Reach for the Heights. The prestigious…

Opioids Don't Discriminate: An Interactive Experience

Opioids Don’t Discriminate: An Interactive Experience From November 5-9, Strathcona County will be hosting a public education event regarding the ongoing opioid crisis. The event is open to students, parents, teachers and community members. Using real…

Principal's Message: Welcome to Cougar Tracks

What a great start to the school year. I am grateful to meet so many amazing students and to see them experiencing tremendous learning opportunities in the classroom. The staff have been doing a fabulous job programming and creating exciting learning…

New Process: Exam Writing at Lunch

As the year progresses, inevitably there are good reasons that a student may have to miss an exam - whether it be due to illness, appointment or co-curricular activity. When the they return to school, they often miss even more instructional time so that…

Halloween Happenings at Heights

Students and staff will be celebrating Halloween on Wednesday, October 31st with some special events. Students are invited to be in costume for the duration of the school day and there will be a costume contest taking place at lunch.  Prizes will be…

The New Teen Trend: Juuling

Here’s what it is and how it works A recent trend called “juuling” has come to our attention and we wanted to make you aware so you can discuss the issue with your child directly. A Juul is a brand of electronic cigarette that looks like a USB…