We are grateful to have received a $10,000 grant through the Arkansas AWARE program. The funding will be primarily used to contract with a mental health provider who will support our staff’s mental health and well-being during the spring semester. Big thanks to our district mental health coordinator, Ryane Sorey, for taking the lead on securing this funding and bringing these beneficial services to our district staff!
SSD Families: INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL MEALS All school meals will be FREE to families through the end of the school year whether your student learns virtually or attends onsite. School Meal Pick Up for Virtual Students will be Tuesday, Jan. 5 this week since today is a Virtual Day. Participating families will pick up meals for the week at Sheridan High School or East End Middle School, from 10 - 10:30 a.m. School Meal Pick Up for virtual students is on Monday each week except for weeks when the Monday falls on a holiday. If you have not already signed up your virtual student for School Meal Pick Up and you want to begin picking up meals, you can sign up at http://bit.ly/2KRg3lq. Please respond today by 6 p.m.
SSD Families: We hope you had a wonderful Christmas Break! We are excited to welcome our students back to school. Remember, Monday, Jan. 4, will be a Virtual-Only Day. Campuses will be closed for onsite instruction. We want to ensure our students and staff come back to the safest environment possible on Tuesday. If someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in direct contact with a positive case, we ask that you email your child’s campus at the addresses below so we can conduct contact tracing before we return to onsite instruction on Tuesday. SHS: email@example.com SMS: firstname.lastname@example.org SIS: email@example.com SES: firstname.lastname@example.org EEM: email@example.com EEI: firstname.lastname@example.org EEE: email@example.com ALA: firstname.lastname@example.org
SSD Families: We hope you have a wonderful Christmas Break! Christmas Break will be Dec. 21 - Jan. 1 and Monday, Jan. 4 will be a Virtual Only Day. Campuses will be closed for onsite instruction on that day. Students will be back on campus on Tuesday Jan. 5. Remember, as cases in Arkansas continue to rise and you decide how you will celebrate the holidays, the ADH strongly encourages you to take precautions to protect yourself, your loved ones and others from the spread of COVID-19. After the break, we want our students and staff to come back to the safest environment possible. If someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19 or has been in direct contact with a positive case, we ask that you email your child’s campus at the addresses below so we can continue contact tracing throughout the break. SHS: email@example.com SMS: firstname.lastname@example.org SIS: email@example.com SES: firstname.lastname@example.org EEM: email@example.com EEI: firstname.lastname@example.org EEE: email@example.com ALA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck to our Lady Jacket Cheer at State Competition today! The live stream link is below. 6A begins at 11:54 AM, and 5A (our division) begins at 12:42 PM. They are supposed to compete at 1 PM, and awards begin at 2 PM. #MakeItCount #YJNation http://bit.ly/3aqrF9k
SSD Families: REMINDER Tomorrow, Dec. 18, is the day we will distribute Christmas Break groceries for those who signed up. Groceries will be available for pick up at SHS or EEM, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Santa will be there from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. to pass out candy canes to all the children in the drive-thru! If you requested the delivery option, please expect the delivery to take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Someone must be on location to receive your order.
SSD Families: Please tap on the link to view an update regarding the continuation of Virtual Fridays after Christmas Break. Thank you for all the support and cooperation you have shown for our teachers and staff during this challenging time. https://bit.ly/3gQZB03
SSD Families (East End Campuses): Our internet and phone lines are down at the East End campuses. We have set up our fax lines to take calls while our regular phone system is down. If you need to reach us, please call using the following numbers. EEM: 501-261-7036 EEI: 501-888-8937 EEE: 501-888-4275
SSD Families: REMINDER The deadline to sign up for free meals during Christmas Break is tomorrow, Dec. 14 at 1 PM. Families who sign up to receive meals will receive a box of groceries for each child living in their home. Sign up at https://bit.ly/36TJHyn or call the Central Office at 870-942-1335.
COVID-19 UPDATE REGARDING QUARANTINE In accordance with new ADH guidelines, the probable close contact quarantine can end after 10 days without testing if no symptoms have occurred. Or, it can end after 7 days if no symptoms have occurred and a test returned a negative result. Note that the test sample must have been collected at least 5 days after exposure (day 5 of quarantine). Send-off PCR tests are preferred, but rapid antigen tests are acceptable. If your child is exposed again during quarantine, the period must start over again. If your child develops symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 during the quarantine period, you must follow the instructions for isolation. If your child is returning to school before the 14-day quarantine period, you must contact your child’s campus before they return to confirm the child is cleared to be released from quarantine. Documentation of the negative test result must be provided to the school office to return after a 7-day quarantine. The isolation period of 10 days remains unchanged for individuals who have tested positive.
Here is the link to the live stream for tonight's games, and tonight is Senior Night!! The ceremony will begin at 5:45 PM. https://youtu.be/mtRB5V8oY0g
We are currently hiring for the following positions. Bus Drivers Substitute Bus Drivers Bus Shop Aide Second Mechanic Substitute Teachers For more information, go to https://www.sheridanschools.org/.../page/job-opportunities.
SSD Families: We want to wish everyone in our #YJNation family a Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful you are a part of our district! As a reminder, we want our students and staff to come back to the safest environment possible on Monday. If someone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19 or has been in direct contact with a positive case this week, we ask that you email your child’s campus at the addresses below so we can conduct contact tracing before we return to school. SHS: email@example.com SMS: firstname.lastname@example.org SIS: email@example.com SES: firstname.lastname@example.org EEM: email@example.com EEI: firstname.lastname@example.org EEE: email@example.com ALA: firstname.lastname@example.org
SSD Dining Services and volunteers from local churches are working together to ensure all children in the community have healthy meals to eat over Thanksgiving Break. Today they boxed up more than 13,000 meals that will serve 960 children. Families who signed up to receive free meals from SSD will receive a box with seven breakfasts and seven lunches for each child living in the home. Each box includes a traditional Thanksgiving meal for the holiday. Meals will be delivered to families on Nov. 23. We are thankful for the volunteers from our local churches who are helping to make this possible!
SSD Families: As cases in Arkansas rise and you decide how you will celebrate the holidays, the ADH strongly encourages you to take precautions to protect yourself, your loved ones and others from the spread of COVID-19. Please consider the Thanksgiving recommendations at https://bit.ly/3kJxZdh. After the break, we want our students and staff to come back to the safest environment possible. If someone in your household tests positive for Covid-19 or has been in direct contact with a positive case, we ask that you email your child’s campus at the addresses below so we can continue contact tracing throughout the break. SHS: email@example.com SMS: firstname.lastname@example.org SIS: email@example.com SES: firstname.lastname@example.org EEM: email@example.com EEI: firstname.lastname@example.org EEE: email@example.com ALA: firstname.lastname@example.org
SSD Families: Our internet connectivity has been restored, and our phone system is back up.
SSD Families: We do not have internet connectivity throughout our entire district and our phone system is down. We have set up our fax numbers to take calls. If you need to reach us call the following numbers. Central Office: 870-942-2931 SHS: 870-942-7546 SMS: 870-942-3034 EEM: 501-261-7036 SIS: 870-942-3190 EEI: 501-888-8937 SES: 870-942-7477 EEE: 501-888-4275 ALA: 870-942-4801
3rd - 5th Grade Parents: EEI and SIS will host their first round of spelling bees using a virtual test that enables all students to compete fairly. If you would like your child (blended or virtual) to participate, please register ASAP at https://online-test.spellingbee.com so that we can assign the correct tests and begin testing next week. Virtual students will be allowed to test at home, and blended students will test using the same format at school. Please note that the campus and county spelling bees will be held in person. More information can be found in this letter: https://bit.ly/2H1gg3u
SSD Families: We will host a Canvas Parent Support Night on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 5:30-7:00 PM, in the EEM Cafeteria. You can drop in anytime during the parent night to receive support from SSD staff members. Remember to bring your child's charged Chromebook. Tap on the link to sign up. https://bit.ly/2GNOaZn
SSD Families: We are pleased to announce that our Dining Services Department will provide free meals to children during Thanksgiving Break. Families who sign up for meals will receive 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches for each child living in the home. All children 0-18 are eligible to receive meals. Meals will be delivered to homes on Nov. 23 by volunteers from our local churches. To receive meals on Nov. 23, complete the form at the link below or contact the Sheridan School District at 870-942-3135. Sign up no later than Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. https://bit.ly/2UcyhyO
Tap on the link if you are interested in any of the items available in our surplus online auction. The auction is going on now. https://bit.ly/35JWimb
The Sheridan School District will provide its Annual Report to the Public during the regularly scheduled School Board Meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2020, at the SHS cafeteria. The report will provide an overview of the district's progress during the 2019-20 school year. The public is encouraged to attend. Face masks and social distancing will be required.
SSD Families: We will host a Canvas Parent Support Night on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5:30-7:00 PM, in the SHS Cafeteria. You can drop in anytime during the parent night to receive support from SSD staff members. Remember to bring your child's charged Chromebook. Tap on the link to sign up. https://bit.ly/3kD8NpW Note: A parent night will be held at EEM on Nov. 12.
Homecoming is today! Here are the links to the afternoon ceremony and and tonight's game. #YJNation #MakeItCount Afternoon Ceremony Live Stream 1:30 PM youtu.be/cL9tBLPoxC0 Game Live Stream Game: 7 PM Evening Ceremony: 6:30 PM https://youtu.be/3gjueQ7c99c
Sheridan High School students have a unique opportunity to use their technology skills and creative abilities in the high school's new A/V Course taught by Charlie Kinser. https://youtu.be/v_xMP_HxM5E via @YouTube
Big thanks to the Arkansas Sheriffs' Association for awarding Sheridan Elementary School with a $1,200 Red Ribbon Grant. SES will use the grant money to purchase prizes for students and other items that will support its Drug-Prevention Awareness program. Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 26 - 30. From left are School Resource Officer Joe Scott, SES Counselor Melissa Brown, Chief Deputy Pete Roberts, Sheriff Ray Vance, and SES Principal Lindsey Bohler.
SSD Families: Please tap on the link for important information regarding the implementation of Virtual Fridays during the fall semester. https://bit.ly/3iV2Anm
SSD is One of Four Arkansas School Districts to Receive Funding to Operate School-Based Health Center: https://bit.ly/30UTFfF
SHS Families: The Homecoming ceremony will be postponed due to the number of students being quarantined at this time. As we've seen this week, our numbers can change quickly, so the new date for the ceremony is to be determined. We will continue to monitor the number of active cases and the number of students who are quarantined. We will do our best to schedule a date that will work best for our students. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
SSD Families: Pursuant to updated regulations regarding sexual harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Sheridan School District has revised the Student Sexual Harassment Policy (4.27 of the Board Policy Manual). Tap on the link to view the updated policy. For additional Title IX information, go to the SSD Website's Main Menu and click on Title IX. If you would like a paper copy of this policy, please contact your student's campus. https://bit.ly/3jJmUt5
Reminder for SSD Families: Tomorrow (Oct. 5) we will have EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:30 PM for all students. P/T Conferences will be held virtually for Grades PK - 5.
SSD Families: REMINDER This Friday (Oct. 2) will be a VIRTUAL DAY for all students. Students will have assignments for remote learning, but there will be no LIVE instruction (online or onsite). Tomorrow (Oct. 1), our cafeteria staff will prepare frozen meals for our students to take home, so they can have a school meal during our Virtual Day. Any student will have the option to take one home at no charge.
Our Stop The Bleed kits arrived this week and will be delivered to each of our campuses. SRO Joe Scott provides Stop the Bleed training for all of our staff and has begun training our high school students. Now all students will receive the training before they graduate. For more info on Stop the Bleed, go to StoptheBleed.org
Reminder for SSD Families: We will have EARLY DISMISSAL tomorrow (9/28) at 1:30 PM for all students. P/T Conferences will be held virtually for Grades 6 - 12.
SSD Virtual Families: We have added some helpful Canvas tutorial videos to our website. Go to MENU, then hover over CANVAS, and click on CANVAS VIDEO TUTORIALS. The following links take you to suggested videos that will help you with virtual learning. 1) Create a Parent Account and Set Up Notifications in Canvas: https://bit.ly/3cEl7TC. 2) Quick Canvas Parent App Tour: https://bit.ly/3cz1zjb. 3) Student Navigation in Canvas: https://bit.ly/3i1RDjC. 4) Observer (Parent) Navigation in Canvas: https://bit.ly/3cv2MIB.
Reminder for SSD Families: Sept. 28 We will have EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:30 PM for all students. P/T Conferences will be held virtually for Grades 6 - 12. Oct. 2 We will have a VIRTUAL DAY for all students. Students will be given assignments for remote learning, but there will be no LIVE instruction (online or onsite). Oct. 5 We will have EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:30 PM for all students. P/T Conferences will be held virtually for Grades PK - 5.
The Lady Jacket Golf Team finished second at the conference golf championships held at Mystic Creek golf course in El Dorado. Leading the team was the overall conference champion (Medalist) Emma Hester. The number two player Magan McClain. The other members were Alexis Peck and Catherine Williams. Playing in a downpour they where able to defeat Lake Hamilton by three strokes for second . The finish qualifies the Lady Jackets for the state tournament to be held at Big Creek Country Club in Mountain Home on Monday, 9-28.
SSD Families (Virtual): The SSD Curriculum Team will host two Virtual Learning Workshops next week to provide assistance for virtual learners and their parents. We will provide basic training on the Canvas Learning Management System and answer any questions you may have. Please see details below for the two sessions: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6 - 7 PM Sheridan High School Cafeteria Thursday, Sept. 24, 6 - 7 PM East End Middle School Cafeteria Seating is limited, so you must sign up to attend. If these workshops fill up, we will plan additional sessions to assist our families. If you are unable to sign up because the sessions are already full, email email@example.com to be placed on a waiting list. Tap on the link to sign up for one of our workshops. https://bit.ly/3hwLImo
A correction has been made to the dates for fall P/T Conferences on our School Calendar at a Glance. P/T conferences for grades 6 - 12 will be held Sept. 28. P/T conferences for grades PK - 5 will be held Oct. 5. All students will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. on both days. P/T conferences will not be held onsite. They will be held virtually. Individual campuses and their teachers will be sending you information soon about scheduling these conferences. Tap on the following link to view the School Calendar at a Glance. https://bit.ly/33khBJI
SSD Families (Onsite Students): Please tap on the link to view an update to our attendance procedures for onsite students during the 2020-21 school year. https://bit.ly/3iqWrQC
Parents, here’s a quick video on how to get started with the Canvas Parent app on your phone: https://youtu.be/kEAyb-7rlBk. You will first need to create a Parent Observer account. If you haven’t done this already, you can refer to the video available here: https://youtu.be/o9_8Pcu5QGg. The Observer account lets you track your child’s progress and receive notifications from your teacher in Canvas. Whether you use the app or the website version of Canvas, setting up an Observer account will be helpful to parents of both virtual and onsite students.
SSD Families: As of today, Sept. 3, 2020, the Sheridan School District will provide free school breakfast and lunch meals for all enrolled virtual and onsite students. The funding for the meals will be provided by the USDA. This free school meal program will be effective until Dec. 31, 2020.
SSD Families: We are so happy to have our kids back at school! They are AMAZING! We want you to know that your children are making us proud, and they seem to be adjusting well to the new guidelines. Thank you for all you are doing at home to support them. REMINDERS (Onsite and Virtual) If you haven't already, guardians of returning students should update their child's information in PowerSchool. This will help ensure we have updated phone numbers, home addresses, etc. You should have received a letter with a Snap code in the mail over the summer. The snap code is needed to log in. The link to PowerSchool is https://bit.ly/2QnsPXZ. (Onsite) To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, we can only allow visitors for official school business. Unfortunately, parents will not be able to come have lunch with their kids this year. We also cannot allow parents to bring in outside food at lunchtime. (Onsite) Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Please do not drop off your students before that time. Under the current health guidelines, we cannot have students congregate in the cafeteria before school like we've done in the past. (Onsite and Virtual) Please complete and return pages 165 - 173 of the Student Handbook. These went home with onsite students this week. Virtual families received a handbook at Chromebook pick up. Thanks again for all you do. We are going to have a great school year if we all work together to #MakeItCount!
SSD Families: We have been closely monitoring the weather forecast and the potential impact of Hurricane Laura in Arkansas. According to the update from the Office of Emergency Management this morning, the estimated time for arrival of the storms is earlier in the afternoon than expected. Due to the possibility of this inclement weather, all SSD campuses will dismiss early today, Aug. 27. Bus riders will dismiss at 12:50 p.m. and car riders will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. Pre-K will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. All extracurricular activities for this afternoon are cancelled. Should we need to cancel onsite learning tomorrow due to flooding or power outages, we will send out a text message to families and post the information to our website and social media platforms as soon as a decision is made. Today, K-2 teachers will send home paper assignments with students for tomorrow in the event we need to pivot to remote learning. Students in grades 3 - 12 will receive assignments in their Canvas accounts. If you have a power outage or you have any trouble accessing the assignments in Canvas, your teacher will provide the assistance when students return to school.
SSD Virtual Families: Please tap on the link for an update on Canvas, videos to help you get started with Canvas, and information about how to sign up for school meals. https://bit.ly/31tO3JQ
SSD Virtual Families: We are still experiencing technical difficulties with our new Canvas Learning Management System. We sincerely apologize for this rough start to your child’s virtual learning experience. This is not consistent with our standards. Some students are having difficulty logging in and some students are noticing missing or wrong courses in their Canvas accounts. Our IT and curriculum departments are working with Canvas and our student database provider to resolve these issues. While not every student is experiencing these same difficulties, we wanted to send this message out to all of our families in case there are others who have had similar issues. Please know that we are working hard to make sure your child has a positive experience with virtual learning. We are committed to providing your child with a rigorous education as well as any other support services they need. If your child has not been able to complete the work on Canvas today or yesterday, there is no need to worry about him/her being counted absent. Also, there is no need to worry about him/her falling behind. Our teachers are aware of this situation and will be flexible with attendance and allowing your child ample time to catch up on school work. Again, we apologize for this inconvenience and the stress this may have caused. We thank you for your patience as we work through the kinks of our new learning management system. We will update you once we receive more information from Canvas.
SSD Families: We can't wait to begin the school year tomorrow, Aug. 24! Please tap on the link for important information about the upcoming school year, including COVID-19 protocols, school lunches for virtual students, bus routes, etc.). https://bit.ly/2EjjIoF
SSD Families: We can't wait to begin the school year tomorrow. Please tap on the link for important information about the upcoming school year, including COVID-19 protocols, school lunches for virtual students, bus routes, etc.). https://bit.ly/2EjjIoF
SSD Families: Please tap on the links to view our Parent Drop Off and Pick Up Routes. Note - some have been updated from last year. SIS/SES (No change) https://youtu.be/6Up4j7LYlaw SMS (Updated) https://youtu.be/IOdEUdZHv5E SHS (No Change) https://bit.ly/3gqxjrr EEE (Updated https://youtu.be/TXQCvaPENmQ EEI (Updated) https://youtu.be/hg_AdTv_AAY EEM (No Change) https://youtu.be/EYLaMhZYukg
SSD 5th Grade GT: Please enjoy this Welcome Back video from your child's GT Facilitators. We can't wait to start learning together! https://bit.ly/2QcjiTy
SSD 3rd Grade GT: Please enjoy this Welcome Back video from your child's GT Facilitators. We can't wait to start learning together! https://bit.ly/3gd5sKZ
SSD 4th Grade GT: Please enjoy this Welcome Back video from your child's GT Facilitators. We can't wait to start learning together! https://bit.ly/34mRC6v
SSD Families: REMINDER FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY Virtual (online) students will pick up Chromebooks at their home campus tomorrow, Aug. 19, between 12 and 6 PM. If you are unable to pick up the Chromebook during this time frame, please call your campus to schedule another time to pick it up. Again, only Virtual (online) students will pick up Chromebooks tomorrow. Blended (onsite) students will get their Chromebooks when we return to school.
Sheridan School District is pleased to announce the theme for the 2020-21 school year: Make It Count! This past year has served as a great reminder that we should make the most out of each day. We must take every opportunity to teach and learn, and we shouldn't take our time for granted. Although COVID-19 has brought about some changes in school and everyday life that we aren't necessarily thrilled with, let's focus on the positive and find joy in whatever we do. Our faculty and staff are grateful for the time we have with our students, and we see each day as another opportunity to make a positive impact on our students' lives! Please help us show support for our students as they begin the school year by sharing your words of encouragement on your social media pages! Use the hashtag #MakeItCount!
The governor officially announced on August 14 that football and volleyball will be able to continue their schedule of competition. However, we will need to meet the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines for large venue events. This means we will have limited seating available for fans at our facilities. No season passes will be sold this year and no AAA passes will be accepted. For football, each participating student (football, cheer, dance, band) will have the opportunity to purchase two tickets each. Tickets may be purchased at the high school office during the week of the game. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Only pre-sold tickets will be accepted. Football games will be live streamed. Each week you will find the link to the live stream on the Sheridan Athletics Web page. For volleyball, tickets will be sold at the gate until capacity is reached. There will be limited seats available in the Yellowjacket Arena. Information for purchasing tickets to AWAY games is not available at this time. ADH Guidelines for Face Coverings at Athletics Events: All attendees are required to wear face coverings except for children under 10 years of age. Due to increased production of respiratory droplets during yelling and cheering, face coverings should remain in place even when attendees are seated and maintaining required physical distancing. Face coverings may be removed to consume food or beverage but should be in place immediately afterwards.
We are now accepting online applications for students to receive Free and Reduced Price Meals. Click on the link to access the application. http://bit.ly/2Onndts
SSD Families: The first day of school is right around the corner. Tap on the following link to view 10 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Returning to School. https://bit.ly/31LPm5K Also, we are currently accepting applications for students to receive Free and Reduced Price Meals. You can apply online here: http://bit.ly/2Onndts.
SSD Families: We are pleased to announce that all students will be issued a Chromebook this school year. Blended (onsite) students will be issued their Chromebooks on the first day of school. Virtual (online) students will pick up their Chromebooks at their home campus on Aug. 19, between 12 and 6 PM. If you are unable to pick up the Chromebook during this time frame, please call your campus to schedule another time to pick it up.
Today the school board recognized SHS AP teachers Susan Coles and Chris Jones (not pictured). Mrs. Coles had the highest number of students who received 3s and 4s on the AP exams last Spring. Mr. Jones’ students had a 100% pass rate for the third consecutive year. Congratulations to these amazing educators and thank you for all you do!
Today the school board recognized Kaleigh Coker, a Class of 2020 graduate who earned the National AP Scholar award, the highest level of recognition given by the College Board. This award is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken during a student’s high school career, as well as score a 4 or higher on at least eight exams. Kaleigh plans to attend Hendrix College this fall as a prospective biochemistry and molecular biology major. When asked about her experience in SHS AP courses, Kaleigh said, “Without the enjoyable challenge of Sheridan's AP courses, my high school experience would not have been nearly as fulfilling and insightful. My teachers are the reason I'm on the path to my passion.”
SSD Bus Riders: The bus routes for the 2020-21 school year are now available on our website at https://bit.ly/2DNym6Y. You can also look up your bus number and estimated time for pick up and drop off by entering your address into our InfoFinder website at https://bit.ly/2DvGZDD. If you have any questions, please contact our transportation office at 870-942-5522.
SSD Families: We hope you are having a great summer, and we can’t wait to begin the new school year on Aug. 24! Due to current social distancing guidelines, we will not be hosting onsite Open House events this year, EXCEPT for Kindergarten. Parents of kindergarteners will receive a letter or phone call this week with their specific appointment times and detailed instructions for the Open House. FOR ALL OTHER GRADES, we will send you information about your child’s class assignment/class schedule during the week of Aug. 17. We are also planning virtual Open House events to welcome our onsite and online students back to school! Tap on the link to view the Kindergarten Open House flyer: https://bit.ly/3kgHxNZ.
The entire SHS Graduation ceremony is available for viewing from the homepage of KATV.com through the “Trending” section. On desktop, find the “Trending“ section on the left side of the main page. On mobile/tablet, keep scrolling down past the social links to the “Trending” section. Click the blue and gold “Congratulations Class of 2020” image to view.
The live stream of the SHS Graduation Ceremony will be available here on Sunday, July 26 at 1:00: http://katv.com/community/shsgraduation.
SSD Families: REMINDER Today is the deadline to let us know if your child will attend school virtually or onsite. Click on the link below to complete our enrollment form (available in English and Español). Complete the enrollment form even if you completed the survey we sent out last month. English: https://bit.ly/39gX3El Español: https://bit.ly/30sNcYc
The school supply lists are now available on our website. Here is the direct link: https://bit.ly/32N5VjX. Note: We do not release a supply list for the high school since there are so many different courses at that level. Teachers will let their high school students know if anything specific is needed for their class on the first day of school.
SSD Families: Tomorrow (July 24) is the deadline to officially enroll your student into one of our two learning options for the upcoming school year: SSD Virtual Academy (online) or Blended Learning (onsite). Click on the link below to complete our enrollment form (available in English and Español). Complete the enrollment form even if you completed the survey we sent out last month. English: https://bit.ly/39gX3El Español: https://bit.ly/30sNcYc
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 scholarship recipients and CTE completers! Click on the link to see a slideshow of these award recipients: https://bit.ly/3hzsrAT
SSD Families: It's time to officially enroll your student into one of our two learning options: SSD Virtual Academy (online) or Blended Learning (onsite). The first day of school will be Aug. 24. Click on the link below to complete our enrollment form (available in English and Español). Thank you to all who completed our survey last month, as it helped us make critical decisions about the upcoming school year. English: https://bit.ly/39gX3El Español: https://bit.ly/30sNcYc We have updated our FAQs on our website and created a document that includes a side-by-side comparison of the two options to help families make this decision. Click on the following link to view this document: https://bit.ly/2WGVfQ5
SSD Families: Gov. Hutchinson announced in a press conference yesterday afternoon that districts will now begin school the week of Aug. 24 (but no later than the Aug. 26). We are currently working on a revised 2020-2021 school calendar to accommodate this change. We will update you as soon as our district approves a new start date and school calendar.
Anyone interested in trying out for the high school volleyball team should fill out the form at the link below. Tryout info is attached in the form. https://bit.ly/31GTDJg
SSD Families: If you haven't already, please tap on the link to let us know whether your child will be going back to campus for Blended (Onsite) instruction or if you intend to enroll your child in the SSD Virtual (Online) Academy. If you're unable to access the link, please call our Central Office at 870-942-3135 to complete the survey over the phone. Survey responses are due today, July 1. https://bit.ly/2Ba6Lfh
SSD Families: If you haven't already, please tap on the link to let us know whether your child will be going back to campus for Blended (Onsite) instruction or if you intend to enroll your child in the SSD Virtual (Online) Academy. If you're unable to access the link, please call our Central Office at 870-942-3135 to complete the survey over the phone. https://bit.ly/2Ba6Lfh
SSD Families: We hope you are having a great summer! We are still working through many decisions for the upcoming school year but wanted to go ahead and give you an update based on the information we have right now. Please tap on the link for important information about our plans to reopen schools in the fall. https://bit.ly/3fBYTSa
Click on the link to view the AR Governor’s Scholastic Honors Day virtual presentation which recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors. You will see our top 2 ranking graduates at about 18:43 in this video. Congrats Alaina Allen & Carly Strong! https://youtu.be/4PcYCp1CED0
You can now register your child for kindergarten online! Make sure you register before July 1st. Click on the link for more information. http://bit.ly/2Gu8DMR
The College Board has reopened makeup requests for any student who took an AP Exam but didn't successfully submit answers, even if their 48 hour request window has passed. The makeup request deadline is today, May 24, 5 pm Central Time. Make requests at cb.org/requestmakeup
SSD Families: Today is officially the last day of school. Thank you for being a part of the #YJNation and thank you for your patience and cooperation as we worked through this challenging school year! We would like your feedback about how your family adjusted to digital learning by completing the brief survey at the link below. https://bit.ly/3bTQMyq
SSD Families: We will collect district-issued Chromebooks and library books on May 28 for East End and May 29 for Sheridan. Returns for students who live in the East End area (including those who attend Sheridan High School) will be at EEM on May 28, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Returns for students who live in the Sheridan area will be at the Yellowjacket Arena on May 29, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please drive through the student pick up/drop off lanes. Please stay in your vehicle. We will collect the Chromebooks with charger(s) and assess damages in your presence.
We will begin accepting Pre-K applications on May 11! You can mail, scan and email, fax, or drop off your completed Pre-K Application at the school. Please only use the drop off option if you are unable to submit your application by mail, email, or fax. The drop box will be located inside the school lobby since the application includes sensitive information. You can drop off the application M-F, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call the office when you arrive so the staff can let you inside the lobby to drop off the application. No more than 10 people should be waiting outside the door at any given time. Please wear a face covering and maintain a 6-foot distance from others. The application is available here: https://go.aws/2zTQdXR. Contact SES or EEE if you would like us to mail an application to you.
Today is #ThankfulThursday for Virtural Sprit Week! Wear red and tie a red ribbon or scarf on a pole/tree in your front yard or the front of your business to show appreciation for health care workers and first responders. Leave up ribbons through the end of April! Use the hashtag #YJNationInThisTogether on your social media post.
Join us on Thursday, April 23 to show appreciation for our health care workers and first responders who are on the frontlines battling the coronavirus to care for the sick. We'd love to see social media flooded with pictures of people showing support by either wearing the color red or displaying a red ribbon or scarf on a pole or tree in their front yard. If you don't have a ribbon or scarf just use any red material you can find. There is no need to buy anything. Use the hashtag #YJNationInThisTogether, and we'll share your posts!
SSD Families: We are extending the due date to submit AMI Packets (Days 2 - 10). Please mail, email, or place in the drop boxes by 3 p.m. on Monday, April 20. The drop boxes are located at the front entrance of each campus, from 8 AM - 3 PM.
Please join us for Virtual Spirit Week next week, April 20 - 24! Look closely at Thankful Thursday. We would like to see the entire #YJNation show support for health care workers and first responders who are on the frontlines battling the coronavirus to care for the sick. Use the hashtag #YJNationInThisTogether, and we'll share your posts throughout the week!
SSD Families: We understand that many of our families still do not have power in their homes. We will continue to provide lessons to best of our ability; however, these lessons are optional until power has been restored. We do not want this school work to add to your worries. These lessons are intended to provide a sense of normalcy for our students and to serve as a resource for those families who have power and want to continue with school work.
SSD Families: Beginning today, our Grab-&-Go meal service in Sheridan has been moved from SES to SHS. The drive-thru will be in front of the Yellowjacket Arena. For East End, meals can still be picked up at EEM. If you need meals delivered to your home because you are unable to pick them up at SHS or EEM, please call the transportation office at 870-942-5522.
SSD Families: Due to widespread power outages and storm damage throughout our district, online instruction has been cancelled for today, April 13. We are also unable to prepare/deliver meals today.
We have set up Safe Learning Zones at each of our campus parking lots -- with the exception of SMS due to construction -- so that SSD families can park in our parking lots for students to access our school Internet for digital learning. You will not need a password to access our Guest Access WiFi. Remember to practice social distancing. Our facilities will remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but you can still call the offices M-F, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. We are working to set up additional Wifi hotspots throughout our district. We will announce those locations next week.
SSD Families: You have received this message because you reported to us on our 2nd Technology Survey that you do not have a device at home for distance learning. We will distribute Chromebooks on Thursday, April 9. You can pick up your assigned Chromebook at the Yellowjacket Arena from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please pull in through the student pick up/drop off lanes as shown on the maps at the link below. This will work like a drive-through. Please STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. We will bring the Chromebook(s) to you. https://bit.ly/2JNKUuN
SSD - Buenas tardes, si esta interesado en ver las comunicaciones del distrito en español, favor de ver este breve vídeo. https://bit.ly/3cbvTPR
SSD Families: We have received some questions about April 10, which is a built-in make up day on our calendar. We will continue to observe April 10, as a NO SCHOOL day. All offices and campuses will be closed. We will not serve meals on Friday, but we will provide 2 days of meals for breakfast and lunch on Thursday, April 9.
We'd like to give a big shout out to our Tech Team and other staff who have worked hard over the past two weeks to get Chromebooks out to families who need a device for digital learning. We set up a drive-thru at SHS yesterday and at EEM today for families to check out Chromebooks. Starting next week, families will be able to call our IT department for tech support. #InThisTogether
SSD Families: We are sending out the Technology Survey for a 2nd time to reach families who either did not respond to the 1st survey or realized their household electronic devices would not be available for their children to use for distance learning. If you already picked up a device or you already have a device at home, there is no need to complete this survey. Tap the link to take the survey. https://bit.ly/2UGt57e
SSD Families: We are temporarily closing all Sheridan School District playgrounds in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 within our community. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
SHS Seniors: We do not know yet when and where we will present the Senior Slideshow. All we know is there WILL be a Senior Slide Show! Please submit up to 4 pictures to the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pictures should be sent via a personal email address to receive confirmation that the pictures have been received. All pictures must be submitted by April 20, 2020.
SSD Families: Distance learning begins tomorrow, April 2. Please tap on the link for important information regarding our plan for distance learning. https://bit.ly/342Goln
SSD Families: AMI Packets for Days 8 - 10 are now available on the website. Tap on the link for important information about how we will transition to digital learning and continue services during this extended school closure. https://bit.ly/2JmkgJb
SSD Families: Thank you to everyone who completed our Technology Survey. The Sheridan School District is finalizing the logistics of providing a more interactive and engaging method to provide distance learning for our students during this extended closure. Additionally, you might have heard that the Arkansas Department of Education has partnered with Arkansas PBS to support school districts with “Arkansas AMI” for grades PreK - 8. While Arkansas PBS will be a great supplemental tool for parents to access for their students, it will not replace the Sheridan School District’s AMI plan. We will send more information about our AMI plan by the end of the week.
SSD Families: REMINDER Even though it is Spring Break, we are still serving Grab-and Go meals for children at the front entrances of Sheridan Elementary School and East End Middle School. Meals can be picked up from 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dear Class of 2020, First off, we want you to know that we love you! The entire #YJNation is proud of your hard work, accomplishments, and perseverance. Like you, we are disappointed with the way your senior year is coming to a close. We recognize that you will be missing out on many memories due to the school closure, and we feel for you! Many of you have asked about how the school closure will affect prom and graduation. At this time, all we know for certain is that these two events will be postponed. As you are probably aware, we receive new information and guidance regarding COVID-19 from our government every day. We will monitor the situation closely and stay in contact with you as we know more. Be assured that no matter what the future holds, we will celebrate you and all that you mean to #YJNation! Sincerely, Superintendent Jerrod Williams
SSD Families: REMINDER Please tap on the link below to take a brief technology survey. We are currently exploring options to incorporate more online instruction into our AMI plan; however, we realize not all students are able to complete assignments online. We are surveying all our parents to determine which households need access to internet and/or an electronic device. Parents with more than one child enrolled in Sheridan Schools should complete a survey for EACH STUDENT. http://bit.ly/2QsYfwi
SSD Families: REMINDER Please tap on the link below to take a brief technology survey. We are currently exploring options to incorporate more online instruction into our AMI plan; however, we realize not all students are able to complete assignments online. We are surveying all our parents to determine which households need access to internet and/or an electronic device. Parents with more than one child enrolled in Sheridan Schools should complete a survey for EACH STUDENT. http://bit.ly/2QsYfwi
SSD Families: In a press conference this afternoon, the governor directed all Arkansas schools to remain closed through April 17 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We will provide more information regarding alternative methods of instruction (AMI) to make up for these additional missed days. We'll send that information to you soon. We will continue to provide free Grab-and-Go lunches to children in our community during this closure, including the week of Spring Break. These Grab-and-Go meals will also include a breakfast for the following day.
SSD Families: School districts in Arkansas have been approved for up to ten days of alternative methods of instruction (AMI). Sheridan Schools is making preparations should distance learning become necessary beyond the ten days. We are currently exploring options to incorporate more online instruction into our AMI plan; however, we realize not all students are able to complete assignments online. We are surveying all our parents to determine which households need access to internet and/or an electronic device such as a computer, smartphone, tablet or Chromebook. Parents with more than one child enrolled in Sheridan Schools should complete a survey for EACH STUDENT. Please tap on the link to take the short survey by the end of the day on March 20. After that date, we will begin calling families who did not respond to the electronic survey. It is important we understand the needs of every student. http://bit.ly/2QsYfwi
SSD Families: We hope you and your family are doing well. We want you to know that we miss all of our students and will do what we can to meet the needs of our students while we are out of school. Our teachers have already started making calls to check on students and to see if anyone needs help with AMI packets. We understand that not everyone has access to a printer to print off AMI packets. If needed, you can call your school office to arrange a time to pick up your packets or have them mailed to you. Also, please call your school office if your child needs access to the school counselor and/or mental health services.
Free sack lunches are ready for kids today! Lunches will be served from 10:45 am - 12:15 pm at SES and EEM for all kids in our community. We’ll be serving Grab and Go lunches every day this week. This works like a drive thru. Someone will bring the lunches to you, so you don’t have to get out of the car.
SSD Families: Please tap on the link for details about receiving free meals for children during the school closure: http://bit.ly/3aTaM3Z.
SSD Families: We are going to provide free lunches next week for students in our community. We are working out details now but will release more information tomorrow.
SSD Families: The governor has directed the Sheridan School District to close all campuses and cancel all school activities at the end of the school day until March 30 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The closure is due to presumptive cases in Saline and Grant Counties. Students will make up these days using alternative methods of instruction (AMI). We currently have four days of AMI packets available on our website (AMI Days 2 - 5). We will post the additional packets once they are developed. Tap on the link to find AMI packets Day 2 - 5: http://bit.ly/2GbjQ77. Please take precautions by following recommendations by the CDC and ADH and limit travel as appropriate. Tap on the following link for more information about the virus: http://bit.ly/2W9yOno.
Sheridan High School will host a career fair for students on Thursday, March 19, from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. If your business is interested in recruiting at the career fair, contact Wendy Sites at email@example.com.
Carly Strong has been nominated as the National Performer of the week by MileSplit for her performance at the AR State Indoor Track Meet! Visit the website below to find the Girls National Performer of the Week and vote for Carly. https://www.milesplit.com/articles/276311-national-girls-performer-of-the-week-224-31
Attention Local Businesses! One of our Noble Impact students is organizing a Reality Preparedness Fair for her class project. At the event, high school seniors will get a chance to learn what it takes to be an adult, how much it really costs to live on their own, and get a chance to network with local businesses. She is looking for local businesses to participate in this event.
Kindergarten Registration will be held April 14 & 16, from 10 AM - 6 PM, at SES and EEE. Click on the following link to view and print the Kindergarten Registration Packet! http://bit.ly/2wJiXBc
SSD Families: REMINDER School will be in session tomorrow, Feb. 21, to make up for one of the days we missed due to the flu.
SSD Families: REMINDER All students will dismiss early tomorrow (2/17/20) at 1:30 PM. P/T Conferences for ELEMENTARY and INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS will be held from 2 - 7:30 PM.
Mr. Wilson has spent his entire career here at the Sheridan School District, but he is loved by many all over Arkansas! Dr. Christine Dietz, the president of Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education, recognized Mr. Wilson today at the AGATE conference for his 46 years of service to education. Mr. Wilson will retire at the end of this school year.
Pre-K Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be March 13, 9 AM - 2:30 PM. We have limited slots available, so early registration is encouraged. For more info and for a copy of the Pre-K Packet, go to http://bit.ly/2HqggFi
5th Grade students will sign up for band on Feb. 17. Click on the following link for details. https://go.aws/2SpkxAF
SSD Families: The home basketball games scheduled for Friday night against Benton have been postponed.
SSD Families: School is canceled for Feb. 6 and 7 due to the number of flu cases we’ve experienced in our district. We hope the four-day weekend will help combat the spread of the illness and give students and staff time to recuperate and return to school healthy on Monday, Feb. 10. Thursday will be made up on Friday, Feb. 21, which is one of our built in make up days. Friday will be made up using our Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) Plan on which students will complete a packet of schoolwork at home rather than making up the day in the classroom. Packets are on our website, organized by grade level for each AMI Day. Click on AMI Day 1 for your grade. You may also request a printed copy when we return to school. Click on the following link to view AMI Packets: http://bit.ly/2GbjQ77.
SSD Families: The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us, and two of our secondary campuses have experienced a spike in flu cases this week. Please click on the following link to view information about how we can work together to limit the spread of the flu. http://bit.ly/31sWdQZ
Parent/Teacher Conferences are Feb. 10 & Feb. 17. All students will dismiss early at 1:30 PM on BOTH days. Conferences will be held on Feb. 10, from 2 - 7:30 PM for MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS. Conferences will be held on Feb. 17, from 2 - 7:30 PM for ELEMENTARY & INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS.
We are now hiring for the following positions! Instructional Facilitator (Math Coach) Part-Time Special Education Teacher Custodians Mechanic Bus Drivers Vocational (Agri) Teacher To apply, go to Job Opportunities on our Main Menu. Call Katy at 870-942-3135 for more info.
SSD Families: REMINDER We will have no school on Monday, Jan. 20. We hope you have a great 3-day weekend!
We are currently searching for a new Career Coach to serve the Sheridan High School. Click on the link below to view details of this position. http://bit.ly/2QJ4ZXE
We are now hiring a NURSE to serve the East End Middle School campus. For more information about this position, go to http://bit.ly/2EpCg2S. You can also call Katy at the Central Office at 870-942-3135.
The Sheridan School District is saddened by the tragic news that two Sheridan High School seniors died in a car accident this evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with these families and their friends at this incredibly difficult time. This is a very sad day for our students, staff and school community. Death can be difficult for us to understand, especially when it is sudden. It is important that we show compassion and support each other. The Sheridan High School cafeteria will be open tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Counselors will be available to help our students and staff cope with this tragedy.
We just had one spot open up for our FREE Pre-K Program at SES! This does not happen often, so APPLY NOW if you're interested. For more info about the program and eligibility as well as a copy of the Pre-K Packet, go to http://bit.ly/2HqggFi or call the SES front office at 870-942-3131.
High school students from Mrs. Bradow's and Mrs. Bladley's classes had a great time reading to their buddies today! Their book buddies are students in Mrs. Oliphant's 2nd grade class and Mrs. Newcomb's third grade class. The high school students have exchanged letters with the younger students throughout the semester to encourage them to read and write more often.
Students at SIS who are caught doing an act of kindness or going above and beyond in academics or behavior will now have the chance to earn special coins to purchase books from the school’s brand new book vending machine! SIS, in partnership with SIS PTO, purchased the book vending machine to encourage reading as part of the state’s reading initiative (RISE) and to reinforce the Sheridan School District’s focus on the Capturing Kids’ Hearts model for school culture, which encourages and facilitates the development of meaningful, productive relationships among students and staff. Olivia Vaughn (left) and William Freeman (right) are the first students to use their coins to buy books from the vending machine!
The Sheridan School District will host a Substitute Teacher Training Seminar on Friday, Nov. 1, from 9 AM to 12 PM, at Sheridan High School, 700 West Vine Street in Sheridan. Please park in the parking lot in front of the Yellowjacket Arena and enter through the arena doors. We will be there to greet you at the door. Applicants must: 1. Be at least 21 years of age. 2. Have a high school diploma (minimum). 3. Pass FBI background check. (Please call for instructions.) Bring Driver's License, Social Security Card, Proof of High School Diploma or College Transcript. For more info, call 1-800-641-0140 or visit ESS.Jobs.
SSD Families: At approximately 7:05 a.m. today, Oct. 22, an East End Intermediate student was struck by a car on Arch Street in East End. Emergency personnel were called to the scene, and the child was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Counselors and staff are being made available to any students who may be affected by this incident. We ask that you keep this student and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers from his injuries.
Good morning, #YJNation! Here's some info about an opportunity to support a great cause! Central Arkansas Polar Plunge - to support Special Olympics Arkansas Saturday, January 18, 2020 Registration at 10:30am Plunge at 12:00pm Polar Plunge® is a fundraiser in which individuals and teams take the plunge into various bodies of water—typically cold water—to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. Click on the following link for more info: http://bit.ly/31kq9gM
Do you want to join our team? We are accepting applications for bus drivers, custodians, and an instructional assistant. Apply here: http://bit.ly/2C6E0z3
Upcoming 2019 Flu Shot Clinics: Thursday, Oct 3: SES & SIS Thursday, Oct 10: SHS, ALE & SMS Friday, Oct 11: All East End Campuses
SSD Families: Parent/Teacher conferences are Sept. 23 and Sept. 30. All students will dismiss early at 1:30 PM on BOTH days. Conference will be held on Sept. 23, from 2 - 7:30 PM for MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOLS. Conference will be held on Sept. 30, from 2 - 7:30 PM for ELEMENTARY and INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS.
Free scholarship? Yeah, it’s a thing. Seniors from Sheridan High School have the chance to win a free $1000 Fall 2020 scholarship from Arkansas Tech. Seniors can register for the chance to compete in a halftime competition where the winner will get a $1000 scholarship to ATU. Just look for the ATU booth near the stadium entrance to register. Go Jackets!
We were informed of a general awareness statement from the Little Rock FBI regarding an unsubstantiated rumor. They received a report that a possible school shooting would occur in Arkansas on August 29, 2019. The threat is not specific to any school in Arkansas. Although this threat is unsubstantiated, we wanted to make sure you are aware of the situation and that we treat all threats as if they are serious. The Sheridan School District will continue to monitor the situation and will work closely with our local law enforcement to take appropriate security precautions. The safety of our students and staff is and will continue to be our number one priority.
Did you know you can view breakfast/lunch menus on our website? Click on the Main Menu, Dining, then Nutrislice (Menus). Here is a direct link: https://sheridanschools.nutrislice.com/menus-eula
David Kohler and other members of Kohler corporate leadership toured Kohler Academy at our high school today. Kohler Academy features equipment actually used in Kohler manufacturing facilities and will prepare students for careers in engineering and advanced manufacturing. Thank you Kohler for investing in our students!
We are looking forward to seeing the rest of our families tonight at Open House!. The following campuses will have a drop-in Open House tonight, August 12, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. East End Intermediate Sheridan Intermediate Sheridan Middle School East End Middle School Alternative Learning Center
Click on the following link to view the school BUS ROUTES for the 2019-2020 school year. There are a number of changes this year with most of the changes being in the East End area due to the opening of the new middle school. Please contact the Transportation Office for more info at 870-942-5522. http://bit.ly/2yxI47r
The first day of school is August 14! Check out some on the following link for a printable version: http://bit.ly/2XQCZpV. We can't wait to welcome you back to school!
SSD Announces Open House Dates for the 2019-20 School Year. Click on the link for a printable version. http://bit.ly/2LWLb0C
Please see statement below from Nabholz regarding the fire at the Sheridan Middle School construction site this morning. We are grateful for our local first responders and that there were no injuries. Nabholz Statement: This morning, there was a fire at Sheridan Middle School. Thankfully, this building was in the process of being demolished, so the fire will have no impact on the current construction schedule or overall plan for the campus. Most importantly, there were no injuries, and there is no risk to the construction workers or public. The fire was quickly contained, and construction activities will continue as planned. Thank you to all the first responders who arrived and helped extinguish the fire!
We would love for you to join us for Softball Camp this summer! Print the form here: http://bit.ly/31Rns7Y
We still have a few spots left for Pre-K. Registration packet is available here: http://bit.ly/2NUZT7C
Three 7th grade students from SJHS have earned state recognition for their scores on the ACT that they took in February as part of the Duke University Talent Search. They were invited to an awards luncheon and academic program at UALR this month. Joshua Harvison (not pictured) Cade Reed (left) Peyton Varnell (right)
We have rescheduled the SHS choir concert for next Tuesday, May 14th, at First Methodist Church of Sheridan. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM.
SSD Families: School has been canceled today, May 9, due to flooding and road closures. We will use AMI Day 2 to make up this missed school day.
The 2nd grade students at EEE enjoyed learning about science through hands-on experiences. Classes rotated through six different stations learning how scientists use the scientific method to observe, hypothesize and analyze data. Each activity reinforced their learning about properties of matter, weather, force and energy. As you can see, the students and teachers love Science Day!
If you’re interested in signing up for the Grant Co. 150th Day celebration, you can sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/Sheridan/Sheridan
SSD Families: Due to the inclement weather/AMI day on Thursday, April 18, Interim Report Cards will be sent home no later than Wednesday, April 24.
SSD Families: Our missed school day on April 18 will be made up using Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI). Please click on the following link to a letter describing AMI and what this means for your student. http://bit.ly/2vdssoe
SSD Families: Many families have asked whether we will have school tomorrow. We will have NO SCHOOL tomorrow, April 19, as planned.
SSD Families: Due to last minute extensive flooding, school has been cancelled for today, April 18. Buses will stop running. Students who have already been picked up will be taken to their campus to be picked up. We apologize for this inconvenience.
They won! They won! Team Sheridan won the 2019 Girls of Promise Tech for Good Competition for their “Arkansas College Calculator.” This computer program helps students find specific scholarships they are eligible for in Arkansas based on their GPA and ACT score. Lara Parker, Mya Souvanna, Emery Talbert, and Kacie Wyrick are shown below with their new MacBook Air laptops they received for winning the competition. #TeamJones
Mr. Rasnick, the new Sheridan Middle School principal, had a great 1st day thanks to all the Yellowjackets who gave him a warm welcome. He is working alongside Mrs. Gray, the current SJHS principal, for the remainder of the school year to help ensure a smooth transition into the 2019-20 school year when the junior high will split into two middle schools. We are grateful to have him in #YJNation, and we look forward to welcoming, the new East End Middle School principal, Mrs. Lupe, on May 1. To learn more about our new middle school principals, click on the following link: http://bit.ly/2YIOfRZ.
Congratulations to Coach Mike Moore and the Yellowjacket Baseball team! Their win over Malvern 9-1 last night marked Coach Moore's 600th career varsity baseball win. He has been coaching the Sheridan High School Yellowjackets for 33 seasons and has had many great players and assistant coaches over the years who were a huge part of this great accomplishment! #YJNation
Good News! We still have some available spots for our PreK program at both Sheridan Elementary and East End Elementary. Find out how to apply here: http://bit.ly/2NUZT7C
Can't believe it's almost time to welcome our new precious kindergarteners! Kindergarten Registration will be held April 2 and 4, 10 AM - 6 PM for both SES and EEE. Contact the campus offices to make an appointment to reduce wait times. SES - 870.942.3131 EEE - 501.888.4264 http://bit.ly/2IpsnHh
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 SJHS BETA CLUB INDUCTEES! View student names here: http://www.sheridanschools.org/article/89223?org=sjhs
It's almost time for Pre-K Registration! Pre-K Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be March 12, 9 AM - 2:30 PM. We have limited slots available, so early registration is encouraged. For more info and for a copy of the Pre-K Packet, go to: http://bit.ly/2HqggFi
Senior and SHS Choir President Anna Holiman won first place in the Arkansas Chamber Singers Vocal Scholarship competition held Jan. 26 in Little Rock. Holiman was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for winning the competition. She plans to study music at Ouachita Baptist University next fall. Congratulations Anna! We are so proud of you!
SSD Families: Red Street, south of Skyline, is closed to southbound thru traffic today for repairs. Red Street, north of Vine, is closed to northbound thru traffic. Use alternate route. SHS field house parking will only be able to turn left (south) out of parking lot. SHS students parked on Home side of lot should use Doc Irwin exit only. SIS car line parents will only be able to exit parking lot during afternoon pick up by turning north onto Red (no right turns).
The Arkansas Department of Information Systems has informed us that the Teacher Access Center (TAC) and the Home Access Center (HAC) will be down from 12/22/18 - 12/28/18 for maintenance.
SSD Families: Winter is just around the corner. Click on the link below to learn how we will make up canceled school days this school year should we have inclement weather or other exceptional circumstances. http://bit.ly/2Plajws
SSD Families: Sheridan Schools will have a 2-hour delayed start Thursday, Nov. 15, due to inclement weather. Classes will begin at 10 a.m.
Today, Sheriff Ray Vance presented an Arkansas Sheriffs' Association Red Ribbon Grant in the amount of $1,996 to the counselors at Sheridan High School. Sheridan High School will use the funds to support a Drug-Free campaign including literature that promotes a drug-free lifestyle and information on how to fight addiction. From left are SHS Counselor Lindsey Fortin, Superintendent Jerrod Williams, Sheriff Ray Vance, SHS Counselor Wendy Sites, and SHS Counselor Vicki Strong.
SSD Families: REMINDER We will have no school tomorrow, Oct. 5, 2018. Tomorrow is a scheduled day off.
We have an exciting new partnership in the making! SSD representatives today toured the West Fraser mill in Leola to learn more about the industry and their workforce needs. With more than 45 manufacturing facilities in Western Canada and the southern United States, West Fraser is the largest lumber producer in North America. We are in the early stages of this partnership but look forward to connecting our students to this great local business through our Career and Technical Education program! Stay tuned for more information as this partnership develops.
SSD Families: We have updated our policy regarding Food Service Prepayment. We sent detailed letters home with students today (9-20-18). View a copy of the letter here: http://bit.ly/2MSzJjw
SSD Families: We have updated our policy regarding Food Service Prepayment. We sent letters home with students with details. View a copy of the letter here: http://bit.ly/2MSzJjw
Today is Remy's first official day! School Resource Officer Saundra McCool is taking him to the campuses to meet the students ... and the students LOVE him! Remy is a black lab who has been trained to detect drugs and gunpowder. We are thankful to Peoples Bank, Lybrand Animal Clinic, the City of Sheridan and the Sheridan Police Department for making this happen!
The Little Jackettes Annual Dance clinic is just around the corner. These flyers will start going home with students today! Click on the link for printable version of the flyer: http://bit.ly/2x6xi85
SES/SIS Families: These Hallway Heroes fliers will be going home soon! Click on the link for a printable version: http://bit.ly/2w46ogB
The first day of school is right around the corner! We can't wait to see all of our Yellowjackets! Parents of kindergarteners: Kindergarteners at both SES and EEE will begin school at 9 a.m. on the first day of school. The first day of kindergarten is such a special day for families, and we want you and your kindergartener to have a great start to the school year. The later start time also helps with traffic and allows parents plenty of time to walk their children into school. Also, make sure to visit your campus cafeteria after you take your child to his/her classroom. SES and EEE will be serving a Boohoo Breakfast for parents/guardians of kindergarteners. Parents of PreK students: The first day of PreK is Monday, August 20.
We know it seems too soon, but the School Supply Lists for the 2018-19 school year are now available on our website. Go to: http://bit.ly/2L5yh0k
SHS parking permits are available for purchase ($10) for the 18-19 school year. Pick them up at SHS office, M- F, 7:30am - 3:30pm. Bring a valid driver's license and your current vehicle registration (for the vehicle you will be driving to school).
Interested in becoming a substitute teacher? There will be a SubTeach workshop on July 12 at 9 a.m. http://bit.ly/2yoxa79
The Summer Feeding Program begins June 4! Click on the following link for details: http://bit.ly/2IBzifs
A planned School Bus Evacuation Drill will be conducted this afternoon (4/18). School buses could run about 15 minutes late.
Our students had a blast yesterday at Curbside Couture, Arkansas' largest "green" #fashion show! Kaylee Arnold and Gannyn Murphy tied for 1st place in the Elementary Division for their designs. Baylor Williams won an "If the Shoe Fits" award, a new award for materials used that haven't been seen before in Curbside.
SSD Alert: Due to extreme flooding in areas throughout our district, Sheridan Schools will be closed today, March 1. This will be AMI Day 2. Students will receive AMI packets when they return to school.
We are looking forward to meeting our new kindergarteners and their parents. Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 26 and March 29 at both SES and EEE. Download the Kindergarten Registration Packet: http://bit.ly/2Gu8DMR
SSD Alert: Today, Feb. 23, will be an AMI Day. Under our plan, students will receive their packets when they return to school. Refer to the following link for more info: http://bit.ly/2naoaJV
Since school is canceled today, Feb. 23, all extra-curricular activities scheduled for today will be canceled as well.
Due to extreme flooding in several areas throughout our district, Sheridan School District will be closed today, Feb. 23.
SSD Alert: Please click on the following link for more information about the social media rumors and safety precautions: http://bit.ly/2oguZuL
SSD Alert: There is a rumor circulating on snapchat about a hit list being found at SJHS. This is not true. Although, there was not a list found by staff, the Sheridan School District and law enforcement are investigating the situation just to be safe. The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.
Preschool Registration for the 2018-19 School Year will be March 13, from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for both EEE and SES. For more information, contact EEE at 501.888.4264 or SES at 870.942.3131. DOWNLOAD THE 2018-19 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION PACKET HERE: http://bit.ly/2HqggFi
SSD Alert: Sheridan bus routes and East End secondary bus routes will be running about 20 minutes later than usual this afternoon (Feb. 19) due to a mechanical issue.
SSD Alert: Reminder - School will be in session tomorrow, Feb. 19.
Pre-K Registration originally scheduled for Feb. 26 has been postponed. The new date and the registration packet will be released next week.
Congrats to the EEI team and two SIS teams that competed in the annual Youth Entrepreneur Showcase (Y.E.S.) for Arkansas Business Plan Competition! The three teams were invited to sell their products at Park Plaza Mall today because they were among the top 25 teams in the state. At Park Plaza today, the "Fun Fizzers" team from EEI won 3rd place in Marketing, while the "Fun Frames" team from SIS placed 3rd in Best Business Plan and 4th in Best Innovation. Also, congrats to their GT facilitators: Jessica Brown (EEI) and Sherri DeSoto (SIS)!
East End Parents: We are aware of the water issue in East End. We still plan on our East End schools being open tomorrow. Please send bottled waters with your children. We also will have bottled waters available for our students. The kitchen is prepared for these types of situations. Breakfast and lunch will be served. We will be monitoring the situation and will let you know if something changes. At this time, we do not think school will need to be canceled in East End, but if that changes, we will send out an SSD Alert.
Sheridan schools WILL BE OPEN tomorrow (1/19/18) with a 2-hour delay. Classes will begin at 10 a.m. Bus routes may take longer than usual. 7 bus routes have been adjusted to ensure safety. Click on the following link for details of these adjustments: http://bit.ly/2FTQkBo Please be safe and take your time tomorrow.
SSD Alert: The Sheridan School District will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 18, due to hazardous road conditions on multiple bus routes throughout the district.
SSD Alert: Sheridan School District will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 17, due to inclement weather. Stay warm, be safe and enjoy another snow day!
SSD Alert: Sheridan School District will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 16, due to inclement weather. Stay warm, be safe and enjoy your snow day!
SSD Alert: No school today, Jan. 12, due to inclement weather.
The wrestling meet in Jonesboro for tonight 1/11/18 has been canceled.
SJHS Cheer Squads will host a mini cheer camp on 1/25. Campers will perform @ the Sheridan/White Hall game on 1/29! Get flyer here: http://bit.ly/2Cy99YU
SHS National Honor Society is sponsoring a book drive for the Little Free Libraries project, a community initiative developed to get more books in the hands of children outside of school. Books for all ages are needed. More information about this initiative is available at http://bit.ly/2Ay2oWE.
SSD Alert: Internet connectivity has been restored. Phone system is working.
SSD Alert: DIS has informed us a fiber has been cut causing Internet outages in Central AR. Our Internet & phone system are not working at this time; will send an update when connectivity is restored
A Planned School Bus Evacuation Drill will be conducted this afternoon (Oct. 18). School buses will run about 15 minutes late.
It's National School Bus Safety Week! Remember to #StopOnRed! Check out safety tips here: http://bit.ly/2yOaa0y
Advanced 11th grade students may now apply for the 2018 session of AR Governor's School, a 6-week summer college experience held annually at Hendrix in Conway. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a video to brighten up your day! Little Jackettes perform at football game. Click on this link: https://youtu.be/B4cmCbOjvqY
SSD Alert: It's not too late to apply for Free & Reduced Breakfasts/Lunches for your child. Applications are available at your child's school or you can apply online at http://bit.ly/2huPhfL
Our Annual Band Night Event is coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. It will take place at Yellowjacket Stadium beginning at 6:30 pm. It will be followed by the 2017 Beginner Band Premiere Concert which will feature all of our beginning band students from SIS, EEI, and SJHS on the stage of McKenzie Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public. Bob Robbins will be the emcee for the event. The home side concession stand will be open selling refreshments as well.
Buffy Teague, SJHS Café Manager, participated in the Arkansas Hospitality Association Culinary Classic last night at the Statehouse Convention Center. At the event, she competed against some of the best chefs in the state and came out with a second place finish for her modern take on the traditional pumpkin tartlets! Her competition included chefs from The Clinton Presidential Center, The Capital Hotel, Country Club of Little Rock, So Restaurant and Bar, and more.
LITTLE JACKETTES PERFORMANCE: On Sept. 22, the Little Jackettes will meet at the SHS gym at 5:45 PM to practice the routine before performing. They will be escorted to the football field for their performance at 6:20 PM. Little Jackettes will get in free to the ballgame, but their guests will pay gate admission. Parents should arrive early to ensure great seats. There will be an organized pick up by the score board end zone after the performance is over.
It's time to register for the Little Jackette Dance Clinic. For grades 3-6, the clinic will be held Sept. 19, 3:45-6 p.m. in the SES gym. For Kindergarten through 2nd grade, the clinic will be held Sept. 20, 3:45-6 p.m. in the SES gym. The Little Jackettes will perform a dance on Friday, Sept. 22 during the pregame of the SHS football game. Registration is $30. Forms and money must be submitted by Sept. 8 to your school office. This price includes a T-shirt.
SSD Alert: Parents, please join us for Parent Night Aug 31, from 6 - 7 PM, at SES. This will be a district-wide meeting about social issues facing today's youth. More info: http://bit.ly/2wN7jEj
It's been a great summer, but we can't wait to see you at our Open House Events! See more events: http://bit.ly/2v8pPlF
Want to get an early start on back-to-school shopping? School supply lists for 2017-18 are on the website. http://bit.ly/2t0NIvq
SHS Jackettes brought home a 3rd place trophy from ASU Dance Camp for their Home Routine! They also brought home the Leadership Award, which was voted on by all staff members and other teams attending camp. Other awards included the Team Full Out Award, numerous superior blue ribbons and the MEGA Spirit Stick! 💙💛
Congratulations Chance Wallingsford, Tyler Cleveland, and Maggie Hicks for making the All Arkansas All Preps teams!
"Teachers like Chris [Jones] and Jackie have led Arkansas to the forefront of computer science education in the nation. As our reputation spreads, and businesses look more and more to move to Arkansas, we can offer them a well-educated work force." -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson Check out this week's radio column where he talks about our great teacher Chris Jones: bit.ly/2rs0Z2e #ArKidsCanCode #YJNation
SHS is ranked among the best high schools in Arkansas by US News & World Report. We are ranked #15! Go Sheridan! We are #YJNation http://bit.ly/2q3LKLA
We are now accepting School Choice applications. For more information, contact Doug West at 870-942-3135 or go to: http://bit.ly/2nA9KRx
School Bus 29 was involved in an accident this afternoon (3/27/17). The bus driver and the two students who were riding the bus are NOT injured. Parents of the students were contacted immediately.
Arkansas Department of Education is conducting a Parent Survey to gather information about how parents currently receive and would prefer to receive information from the school district. Click on the following link to participate: http://svy.mk/2mTgpt0
There's still time to register for Pre-K. Get your spot before they are filled! For more information, go to http://bit.ly/2k9lybL
SHS/SJHS students interested in cheer or dance tryouts, there is a mandatory parent/student meeting Tuesday, Feb. 28. 6:30pm, in the SHS Gym
Girls and boys both won today. Girls are number 1 seed. Boys are 5th. Way to go basketball teams!!
It's almost time for Preschool Registration. For more information and to download the registration packet, go to http://bit.ly/2k9lybL
In case you missed it this morning, here is teh clip of our EEI students on THV11: http://bit.ly/2jVKzaH
The instructional time lost on Jan. 6, 2017, due to inclement weather, will be made up Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.
Pee-wee basketball and the 8th grade Jamboree for Saturday January 6 have been canceled.
Sr. Basketball games vs Pine Bluff for tonight have been canceled and will be rescheduled.
SSD Alert: Sheridan Schools are closed today, 1/6/17, due to inclement weather. Please stay warm and safe!
SSD Alert: Sheridan Schools are closed today, 1/6/17, due to inclement weather. Please stay warm and safe!
Dec. 17 @ 2:18 PM, SHS Cheer will defend their state title @ the Bank of the Ozarks Arena. Fans may also watch live at http://bit.ly/2hpe5aA
We are currently hiring for Custodian, Special Education Teacher, 2nd Grade Teacher and more. Apply here: http://bit.ly/2bResWY
Due to the power outage this morning at EEE/EEI, the flu clinics scheduled at these campuses have been rescheduled for next Thursday (10/20)
SSD Alert: Due to storms in Saline Co. area, power is out at EEE & EEI; estimated to be restored by 11:30; staff & students are all okay; school is in session; lunch is being served; rest room facilities working thru emergency generator.
Direct links to the RFQs for Architect and Construction Management can be found on the Main Menu. Click on Explore SSD for the Main Menu.
Reminder: No school tomorrow (9/23).
Reminder: Parent/Teacher Conferences are today (9/19) and Thursday (9/22).
SSD is currently accepting applications for maintenance, custodian & more. Apply here: http://bit.ly/2bResWY
Thanks to ACE and COTO, SHS will soon have a Career Coach! COTO has posted this opening on their website: http://bit.ly/2bIjd3E Please share
SHS Open House is tomorrow 8/18 at 6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!
Due to weather conditions, the Blue and Gold Scrimmage Games scheduled for tonight (8/16) have been cancelled.
Alternative Learning Environment (ALE) Open House will be held Aug. 18, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Lifetouch Senior Pictures will be taken next week, July 11-14, at the old SFA cafeteria.
7th grade boys basketball tryouts will be July 13 & 14, 12 - 2 p.m., at SHS gym.
High Point Girls Basketball Camp May 31-June 2, 8:30am - 12:30pm @ the SHS Gym. Grades K-7 are welcome. See form: http://bit.ly/1WOvLLk
Be sure to come out to Yellowjacket Stadium tomorrow at 12:30 to support our baseball and softball teams! Go Jackets!
Due to recent storms, the SDD Central Office phone system is currently down, and the office has limited internet connectivity. For immediate assistance, please contact your child's school.
SHS seniors greeting students, opening doors at EEE this morning!
Reminder: Kindergarten Registration is today (4/19) and Thursday (4/21) at SES/EEE from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
We want you to be a YELLOWJACKET! We are accepting SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATIONS through May 1st. For more: http://bit.ly/1qlkpBt
Pre-K registration will be Apr 14, 9 AM - 2:30 PM at SES/EEE. For packets, go to the website's Documents section: http://bit.ly/1Xd3wTG
Congrats to SHS English Teacher Kara Washington! One of her video entries for National Board Certification was selected for inclusion in ATLAS, a resource for new and aspiring teachers.
Congrats to Phil Wesson, SHS math teacher! He was selected to become a Southern Regional Educational Board (SERB) math readiness trainer.
Congratulations SHS Teacher Justin Turner for being selected to be an instructor at George Mason University's Washington Journalism/Media Conference this summer!
Congrats to the 42 teachers who earned 90+ hrs of prof. development and qualified for the district's 1st prof. development stipend!
Congratulations to Zach Adams, SJHS, 8th grade, tied for 10th place at the Arkansas Spelling Bee last Saturday in Conway.
The School Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 14, 2016, has been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, March 28, 2016.
Reminder: Sheridan School District will be coming to Leola tomorrow to register kindergartners. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1RABwow
All athletic events scheduled for tonight, 3/8/16, are cancelled due to weather conditions. Rescheduling TBA.
Remember to study during March & April to finalize preparations for the AP Exams May 2-13. Earning college credit in HS will save you $$$!
@SheridanSD37 students interested in ordering extra AP exams should contact RoyWilson@sheridanschools.org by Thursday, March 10
All JUNIORS will take the ACT the morning of March 1st. Check out these tips for taking the ACT: http://bit.ly/NKAa0O
Reminder: The instructional time lost on Jan. 22, due to inclement weather, will be made up tomorrow, Feb. 19, 2016.
Save the Date: SSD student athletes will be able to get pre-participation physicals at the SHS gym May 17 at 5:30. Stay tuned for more info.
The way you access school dining menus just got better! View and print menus from our website here: http://bit.ly/20WyjKk
Curious about the calendar for 2016-17 school year? View the calendar in our Documents section of the District page http://bit.ly/1KexHIC
Tonight is senior night for the wrestling team. Their meet will be at the Jr. High gym at 5:00.
The instructional time lost on Jan. 22, due to inclement weather, will be made up Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.
Sheridan School District will be closed Friday, January, 22, 2016, due to inclement weather.
The region band clinic scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled for next weekend and the Jazz Clinic has been moved to Feb. 26-27.
All athletic-related activities, including pee wee basketball, have been cancelled this evening due to the threat of inclement weather.
Jr. High Basketball - 7th, 8th, and 9th grade basketball games at Maumelle have been cancelled for tonight (1/21/16). Rescheduling TBA.
For the latest info on SSD closings/delays, opt to get push notifications on our App or sign up for texts & emails at http://bit.ly/1PisUYt
January is School Board Appreciation Month! THANK YOU to the Sheridan School Board Members! The Sheridan School District staff and students salute Jody Spann, Michael Mosley, Jeff Lisenbey, Byron Hicks, Bryce Lunday, Gart Pitts, and Beverly Wells for your service and dedication to our school.
Time to apply for the next AR Governor's School, open to 11th graders. If accepted, students attend a 6-week experience at Hendrix College.