News and Announcements

Winter Coat Drive Under Way

The Prekindergarten/Head Start Program is seeking donations to provide three- and four-year-old students with new winter coats.  They are collecting coats size 5, 6, and 7/8 and other winter wear, such as hats, gloves, and scarves.  Send donations to MCPS Prekindergarten/Head Start Program, Rocking Horse Road Center, R

Register for Parent Academy Workshops

Registration is open for the remaining fall MCPS Parent Academy sessions.  Parent Academy workshops give parents useful tips and tools to support their children's success in school.  Don't miss sessions on college entrance exams, special education, preventing child abuse and neglect, and many more topics.  The worksho

MCPS News in 90

MCPS News in 90 and Noticias en 90 (in Spanish)are 90-second updates on what is happening throughout the district.  The shows are cablecast on MCPS TV and may be viewed at the following URL:   News in 90:  http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/ Noticias en 90 :  http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/es

Sherwood HS School Improvement Plan

School Improvement Plan 2016-2017   School Action Plan

New Marking Period Assessments Replacing Final Exams

Last year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) replaced two-hour final exams with quarterly marking period assessments in certain high school courses this year.  The change to marking period assessments will help us continue to improve instruction and provide more useful feedback to students about their learning. 

Options, an Online Resource for Parents

The 2016-2017 Options guide is designed to help MCPS families learn about the various programs that are available in MCPS at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  Many of these programs are available to students regardless of where they live.  Each program is designed to provide enriched learning opportuni

New Season of Homework Hotling Live!

For 31 years Homework Hotline Live (HHL) has helped tens of thousands of students in kindergarten through 12th grade by offering free homework help from MCPS teachers. HHL kicked off its 2016-2017 season on Tuesday, Aug. 30, by offering homework help online.  Homework Hotline Live on MCPS TV will begin on Wednesday,

Saturday School Helps Students Succeed

The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy kicks off its 2016-2017 season of Saturday School on Saturday, Sept. 24.  Saturday School is a low-cost tutoring and mentoring program that provides a sixth day of learning and helps MCPS students enhance their mastery of core academic subjects.  Students who are in need of ad

Sign-up for MCPS QuickNotes

MCPS QuickNotes is a free e-mail service that provides subscribers with important news and information about MCPS programs and activities, plus emergency information.  MCPS Quicknotes is offered in seven languages:  English, Spanish, French, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Amharic.  Visit www.mcpsquicknotes.org

Nominations for Athletic Hall of Fame

The next Sherwood Athletic Hall of Fame class will be inducted during the fall of 2017.  If you would like to nominate a former athlete, coach, team, or special contributor, please submit the proper form to Marc Thomas in the PE department.  You can email him the form ( marc_k_Thomas@mcpsmd.org .) or mail the form to

Tentative Graduation Date

Montgomery County Public Schools has tentatively chosen Monday, June 12 as Sherwood's graduation date.  Last week, graduation dates were made public.  Sherwood, along with three other schools, have tentative dates.  A final decision about a date and time will be made by the beginning of the school year.

Changes Coming to Way Semester Grades are Calculated for High School Courses

Last fall, MCPS eliminated two-hour semester final exams and replaced them with quarterly marking period assessments.  As MCPS transitions from semester exams to marking period  assessments, there also will be changes to the way semester grades are calculated in high school courses, beginning in the 2016-2017 school ye