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Sherwood High School — 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony!


The sun was
shining bright on the morning of June 12th as the Sherwood School
District (SSD) broke ground for the new high school. SSD students and staff, along
with members from the community, local city officials, and partners from BRIC
Architecture, Cornerstone MG, Skanska Construction, united for this extraordinary day. 

The groundbreaking ceremony
included remarks from Superintendent Heather Cordie, Mayor Keith Mays, School
Board Chair Eric Campbell, Master of Ceremonies Jack

, 2018-19 SHS Associated Student Body President Shaurya Gaur,
and 2017-18 SHS Freshman Class President Ainsley Holloway.
 The morning also featured amazing performances
by the fantastic Sherwood High School Drumline, and the crow-pleasing
. As Scypinski pointed out in his speech, the
City of Sherwood has not seen a groundbreaking for a high school since the 1960’s
— we stand here today to literally make history!

The new school, which will
be funded by the district’s 2016 bond measure, has a projected cost of about
$186 million. It will replace the current Sherwood High School, which will in
turn be transformed into a middle school. The district’s two current middle
schools, Sherwood Middle and Laurel Ridge, will be converted into elementary

The new high school, along
with the transformed buildings, are set to open to students in the fall of
2020. The performing arts center will have a capacity of 600 people; more than
double the current center’s capacity. The general capacity of the new school
will be higher as well. The existing Sherwood High has about 1,700 students,
and is said to be crowded. The new school’s common areas are being designed to
accommodate 2,400 students; although to start, classrooms will fit just 2,000

The groundbreaking
celebration symbolizes the community’s solid commitment to education for Sherwood
students – a great place for all kids. For those who were unable to attend
please view our
Ceremony – Sherwood High School Program
and Featured Video.