Sherwood's Vision Statement:
"Sherwood is a community that nurtures the development of Independent Life Long Learners."
Our vision statement embodies the philosophy of preparing Sherwood students for the world of the 21st century. As our world continues to change, we know that students will need more than just the ability to take in and give back information. They will need to evaluate many sources of information, make complex decisions, work with people from all over the world, understand different cultures and cultural expectations, learn in different ways and use technology in order to learn, communicate with others and communicate their thinking. Knowing how to learn will be an essential skill for all children. We want to prepare students for the ever complex world they will be entering, giving them the confidence and knowledge that they can learn anything, anytime, anywhere.
As parents, it is important that you know what your child needs to know and be able to do at each grade level. In Washington State, there are standards at each grade level that outline what we want children to learn. These standards are our curriculum; it is what we teach. We encourage you to look at the standards, talk with your child and your child's teacher about the standards. You can look, and download, the standards from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) website at www.k12.wa.us/.
At Sherwood, we teach these standards using a variety of instructional strategies that teach the skills of learning; working together cooperatively, learning through different multiple intelligences, using technology to enhance their learning and the important skills of critical thinking. We want students to be active participants in their learning and to take with them skills of learning that they can use throughout their lives.