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Thinking Careers: Take Our Kids to Work

Posted on October 28 2019

Take Our Kids to Work Day is on Wednesday November 6th for all grade 9 students!  Preparation for lifelong learning and the world of work is an important part of this day and in fact is part of our health…

In The Know: Caregiver Series

Posted on October 28 2019

Welcome to the first article in a series called “In The Know” — designed to help parents, guardians and other adults in the Sherwood Heights community navigate the waters of supporting their teens…

This is Halloween

Posted on October 21 2019

Our Halloween dance is fast approaching! In addition to the ever-popular costume dance and photobooth, the Logos Society is bringing RIZN to our school for some alternate activities including Fear Factor. …

Celebrating Excellence

Posted on October 20 2019

It was a packed house at the F.R. Haythorne gym last Wednesday night as Sherwood Heights students, staff, families and friends celebrated our annual Academic Awards Night. The unprecedented number of…

Waste Reduction Week Shoe Drive

Posted on October 20 2019

Bring in your shoes! Did you know that Canadians produce more than 31 MILLION TONNES of waste annually?! That’s 2.7 kgs per person per day! October 21st – 27th is Waste Reduction Week. Bring in…

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Posted on October 14 2019

Every day our students are moving toward the world of work. At Sherwood Heights, we are supporting our students in planning for their future in many ways, such as our Health classes, and events such as…

A Mathemagical Project

Posted on October 14 2019

Last Thursday, angles were calculated, radii were measured, and LOTS of stakes were hammered by our Grade 7 Core+ Mathematics Challenge and Numeracy Booster classes. The result was a beautiful collision…

Awards Night Update - NEW VENUE

Posted on October 11 2019

Dear Sherwood Heights Families and Alumni, We have a NEW venue for our Awards Evening at 7:00 pm on Wednesday October 16th (same time and date as originally scheduled).  We will hold this special event…

Meet Our New Counsellor

Posted on October 6 2019

Hello! My name is Chantal Harry, and I am the new school counsellor here at Sherwood Heights. I am so excited to be here! My job here at the school is to help students become more able learners by supporting…

Read In Week

Posted on October 6 2019

Read In Week 2019 returns, marking its 30th anniversary, on October 7-11. The theme this year is “30 Years of Read In: Celebrate with Stories/Célébrons avec des Histoires 30 Anniversaire de Read In.”…

Grade 7 Open Classroom Day

Posted on October 4 2019

Grade 7 Open Classroom Day October 10, 2019 Good afternoon Grade 7 parents! We’ve had a fantastic start to the new year, and our newest Cougars are already becoming a welcome part of the Sherwood Heights…

Virtual Lost and Found

Posted on October 4 2019

Do you recognize any of these items?  If so, please collect them in the hallway across from the vending machine by Thursday, October 10th.  Items not collected will be donated to a local charity.  …

Student-To-Author Conference

Posted on September 30 2019

The Student-to-Author Conference is a new event aimed at connecting junior and senior high school students with authors, illustrators and industry professionals who can share their experiences, advice…

Sherwood Heights Awards Night

Posted on September 30 2019

**If you have not received an email invite to awards night but feel that you child achieved an award, please email Mrs. Stone or call the school office at 780-467-5930 to confirm. On October 16th at…

Pay School Fees Online!

Posted on September 29 2019

School fee information for the 2019-20 school year is now posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool…

Starting the Conversation: Supports for Parents

Posted on September 23 2019

Teens (and their parents) are under many pressures these days - and we want to help! There are many resources for parents to access when working with their teens to navigate the stresses and challenges…

Orange Shirt Day - September 30

Posted on September 23 2019

Wear your orange shirt next Monday to make a statement that every child matters!  Orange Shirt Day is an event that started in 2013 inspired by Phyllis Jack Webstad. It was designed to educate people…

See You At The Pole

Posted on September 22 2019

If my people...will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14…

The Cougar Mile - A Celebration of Activity and Community

Posted on September 16 2019

This year's Cougar Mile was one for the ages!  In addition to celebrating the 30th year of this event, it also kicked off a year of celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Sherwood Heights School. The…

Warm Up to Math!

Posted on September 16 2019

This year the teachers at Sherwood Heights will be incorporating daily math warm ups at the start of each class period.  The warm ups have a different focus depending on the day (e.g. estimation, analysis,…

Grade 7 Week of Welcome

Posted on September 15 2019

It has already been a great week here at Sherwood Heights - and the fun has just begun!  This week our Grade 9 Leadership students are organizing a week of fun events and activities for the newest members…

Principal’s Message September 13, 2019

Posted on September 13 2019

Welcome back to school!  We have had a great start to the 2019-20 school year here at Sherwood Heights.  Grade 7s had the opportunity to attend school and get acquainted on August 30.  It was a pleasure…

Cougar Mile & Meet the Teacher - FOOD TRUCKS!

Posted on September 9 2019

This year as part of our 30th Anniversary Cougar Mile Celebrations, we are excited to have food trucks available from 12 noon until 5:30 pm.  Students and parents are welcome to purchase lunch and/or…

30 Years of the Cougar Mile!

Posted on September 6 2019

Calling all Sherwood Heights parents, community members, and alumni! The Cougar Mile is an annual tradition that students and staff have participated in since 1989 – and to celebrate the 30th anniversary…

Welcome Back!

Posted on August 28 2019

Hello Sherwood Heights families! We are excited to start this special school year!  The 2019-2020 school year marks the 60th Anniversary of Sherwood Heights school – and we are eager to make it the…

Principal's Message

Posted on June 27 2019

What a fantastic year at Sherwood Heights! We are sad to be saying farewell to our grade 9’s as they move on to High School and all of the adventures that await. We also wish all of the current grade…

Summer Hours

Posted on June 27 2019

Summer Hours at Elk Island Public Schools Throughout the summer break, Sherwood Heights is closed and will reopen on August 28 at 8:15 AM. If you have any school-related questions or concerns while…

Year End

Posted on June 11 2019

It is amazing that the end of the 2018-2019 year is approaching so quickly!  Here are the important need-to-know details as we race towards summer: Athletic Awards Please join us for Athletic Awards…

Daily Announcements

Posted on May 28 2019

Our Daily Announcements are now online!  You can download them here each day! Daily Announcements

Grade 9 Farewell Celebration BBQ and Dance

Posted on May 28 2019

Please Note: This article is about the parent-organized BBQ and Dance after the formal Farewell Ceremony.  If you would like information about the ceremony, please visit the Ceremony page. Good afternoon…

Grade 9 Farewell Ceremony

Posted on May 10 2019

Please Note: This article is about the school-organized formal Farewell Ceremony.  If you would like information about the parent-organized Farewell BBQ and Dance, please visit the Celebration page.…

Cannabis Talk Kit

Posted on May 1 2019

“ When I was a kid…” doesn’t really work when talking with your kids about cannabis today. It’s a whole new ballgame. Cannabis — legal or otherwise — is a hot topic. Parents who provide…

Hats On! for Mental Health

Posted on April 30 2019

On May 1, 2019, students, staff and parents of Sherwood Heights are invited to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health.  For more information, please visit canwetalk.ca.

Save-On Fundraiser

Posted on April 17 2019

Sherwood Heights and Save-On-Foods on Wye Road are happy to announce a fundraising partnership! All you have to do is send your ORIGINAL Save-On-Foods receipts (Wye Road location only) to the school.…

Registration Program Guide Now Online!

Posted on April 11 2019

Our 2019-2020 Sherwood Heights Program Guide is now available.  The Guide includes information on school programs, core and complementary courses, as well as school sports, clubs and more! You can download…

School Council Meeting

Posted on April 8 2019

Please join us for April's School Council Meeting - Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm.  Topics will include School Fees, Timetabling for the 2019-2020 school year, as well as Honours programming for next…

Information Evening for New Students

Posted on April 5 2019

Come one, come all! We will be holding a New Student Information Evening on Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 pm. All incoming grade 7 students as well as any other students who will be new to Sherwood Heights…

Virtual Lost and Found - March 5th

Posted on March 5 2019

Recognize any of these items?

Student Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on March 4 2019

The “spring” round of Student Parent Teacher Interviews is just around the corner.  This year, Interviews will be held on March 12 from 4:00 pm until 6:30pm and March 14th from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. …

Read the Latest!

Posted on February 22 2019

Happy Friday everyone!  Please enjoy this week's edition of Cougar Tracks.    

N’oublie pas l’ananas!

Posted on February 22 2019

Foods students demonstrated their leadership skills by creating tasty pizzas with our friends from Les Petits Soleil preschool. The best part was the taste test!   Les élèves de Foods ont démontré…

Finding Balance with Indigenous Teachings

Posted on February 22 2019

Our staff took some time to learn about an indigenous perspective on keeping balance in life between the spiritual, physical, emotional and mental aspects of health and wellness. Modelling the teaching…

Returning Student Registration

Posted on February 1 2019

Even though we’ve only reached the midpoint of this school year - our sights are firmly on the future! The online registration process for Grade 7 and 8 families has opened as of today! To register…

High School Open House Nights

Posted on February 1 2019

The times for Grade 9s are a-changing! Over the next few months, all Grade 9 students and their parents at Sherwood Heights will receive information regarding farewell activities, as well as information…

School Council Notes

Posted on January 31 2019

Our School Council meeting brought many new faces and some wonderful debate and input into the Personal Device Policy. Please ensure you have completed the survey to have your say. We also discussed some…

Buy Your Pink Shirt Here!

Posted on January 29 2019

Bullying is a major problem in schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Every year, Pink Shirt Day is a way for students, parents and teachers to band together in solidarity to show that they do not tolerate…

Parent Survey - Personal Devices

Posted on January 25 2019

Sherwood Heights is looking for parental input on a personal device policy may look in our school. Separate consultations with staff and students are also being done to ensure that we have advice from…

Parents Speak Up!

Posted on January 25 2019

There are so many ways that our school works to include parents in their children’s education. Whether it be School Council, Bring Your Kids to Work Day, Parent Teacher Interviews, or inviting parents…

Immersion Excursion

Posted on January 25 2019

Cinquante-deux élèves sont allés à l’École Ardrossan Junior Senior High mercredi dernier pour faire un tour de l’école et participer dans plusieurs activités avec des autres élèves dans le…

Bringing the Fur Trade to Life

Posted on January 21 2019

To support the understanding of the importance of the fur trade our Grade 7 students built replicas of various forts that existed in Canada between 1600s - 1870.  Students first researched their fort…

Calling All Grade 7 Parents!

Posted on January 18 2019

I would like to invite you to a Grade 7 Parent Engagement Event on January 24. Come join your child for a classroom experience, discuss school goals, meet with Principal Paul Pallister, complete the Alberta…

Changes to Remind App Service

Posted on January 18 2019

If you use the Remind system for your child’s classes or teams, please note that due to changes with service providers, you may not be receiving important notifications through text (SMS) beginning…

Sharing Their Passion

Posted on January 18 2019

Grade 9 Careers Day was a big success! 170 students participated in 4 sessions with 50 guest speakers. Speakers brought photos of bridges, newborn babies, and ultrasound scans. They checked spines and…

Accountability Survey Now Open

Posted on January 14 2019

Hello Sherwood Heights Parents, As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping…

Special Alumnus Visit

Posted on January 11 2019

We were honoured to have a visit from one of our most prominent Cougar alumni on Thursday afternoon! The Honourable David Eggen, Minister of Education, along with EIPS Board Chair Trina Boymook and Sherwood…

Refreshed Website

Posted on January 11 2019

If you haven’t checked out www.sherwoodheights.org for a while - you should! The new website will highlight some of the amazing activities that are happening at the school as well as give you the information…

Celebrating Musical Heights

Posted on January 11 2019

Congratulations to the following Sherwood Heights students who have been selected for the Northern Alberta Junior High Honour Band: Dana Grabinsky on Alto Sax Sam Clark on French Horn Chelsea Minaar on…

Student Sign-Out: A Guide for Parents

Posted on January 11 2019

Time for the dentist! Often, we find the need to sign out our child from school sometime during the school day - whether it be an appointment, an illness or other reason. Here are a few helpful tips about…

Sherwood Heights in the News

Posted on January 8 2019

Sherwood Heights Junior High replacement school is a top priority for Elk Island Public Schools.  Read the article.

EIPS High School Information Evening

Posted on January 8 2019

As part of our Health program, we work to help students in their transition to high school and also to their eventual careers. As part of this program, grade 8 & 9 students and parents are invited to…

2018

Basketball Teams Announced

Posted on December 21 2018

Basketball season is well underway, with our Senior Boys and Girls taking silver and bronze in their first tournaments! Once again, Sherwood Heights is fielding six teams - we are proud of our student…

Year In Review

Posted on December 21 2018

Where has the time gone.  These past 4 months of school have been so full of energy and wonderful learning opportunities for our students.  I am constantly so impressed by how students are positive…

Youth Recreation Survey

Posted on December 14 2018

Strathcona County wants to hear from students ages 12-17 about what kinds of recreational and cultural opportunities are important to them.  Survey | Questions

It Takes A Village - Parent Connector Event

Posted on December 14 2018

The Log Cabin of Sherwood Park is hosting a parent connector event on January 19 from 5:30-7:30. This event gives parents and guardians the opportunity to connect with each other to build friendships,…

Focus on Careers

Posted on December 14 2018

What do a lawyer, a plumber and a film director have in common?  They are all coming to our school to talk careers!  Grade nine students should mark their calendars for the morning of January 16th,…

Lost and Found - December 7, 2018

Posted on December 7 2018

Take a look at these items to see if you recognize any!

Number Talks Rock!

Posted on November 30 2018

On Wednesday our math classes began a new approach to strengthening their numeracy skills and being able to share their thinking about numbers.  Our Elk Island Schools Numeracy Specialist, Amaya Ortigosa,…

Have You Ever Heard an Elf Dance?

Posted on November 30 2018

You will when you come to our spectacular first band concert of the year! A wide variety of Christmas music will fill your senses - from traditional favourites to “Christmas Africans”, our Grade 7,…

It's In Your Genes

Posted on November 30 2018

Our Grade 9 Transitions Science classes have been working on a journey to investigate the effects that genes and genetic disorders have on people - and in some cases, themselves.  Each student investigated…

Secret Santa!

Posted on November 30 2018

Next week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, students will be able to purchase a treat and send a Secret Santa message to someone in the school. During the lunch hour, students can pay $1.00, write a…

No Child Without: Free MedicAlert for students

Posted on November 27 2018

In our ongoing effort to provide safe and caring schools for our students, Sherwood Heights is once again participating in the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation’s No Child Without program. The program…

Choose Kind

Posted on November 23 2018

National Anti-Bullying week was from November 19-23 this year, and Sherwood Heights celebrated our motto of “Reach for the Heights” - every day we have a choice to be kind. Each day, the students…

Used Book Drive

Posted on November 23 2018

One of our school literacy goals is to enrich our Classroom Libraries and ensure there are books in every classroom including Math, Social Studies and Science rooms! If students are finished work early…

Finals Here We Come!

Posted on November 23 2018

Great job by the Sr. Boys and both Jr. Volleyball teams yesterday as they took their semi-final games 3-0. Both Boys teams defeated Lakeland Ridge and our Jr. Girls defeated FRH. Congratulations to all…

What Are These Things??

Posted on November 19 2018

Students and visitors may have noticed strange devices hanging from the ceilings throughout our school starting this week?  What are these mystery devices?  The answer is simple - and you can participate…

Sherwood Heights Wins EIPS Tweetie Award

Posted on November 9 2018

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…

Book Fair a Sweet Success

Posted on November 9 2018

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…

Movember is Here

Posted on November 9 2018

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…

Super Spud Sculptors!

Posted on November 9 2018

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…

Sherwood Heights Remembers

Posted on November 9 2018

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…

National Bullying Awareness Week - November 19 - 23

Posted on November 2 2018

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…

Principal's Advisory Group Meets

Posted on November 2 2018

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…

Guest Speaker from The Memory Project at Sherwood…

Posted on November 2 2018

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…

School Council Update

Posted on November 2 2018

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…

School Education Plan Strategy Highlight

Posted on October 26 2018

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…

A Celebration of Excellence

Posted on October 26 2018

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…

Opioids Don't Discriminate: An Interactive Experience

Posted on October 26 2018

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,…

Principal's Message: Welcome to Cougar Tracks

Posted on October 19 2018

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…

New Process: Exam Writing at Lunch

Posted on October 19 2018

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,…

Halloween Happenings at Heights

Posted on October 18 2018

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…

The New Teen Trend: Juuling

Posted on October 17 2018

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…