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November 2019
November 27, 28, 29 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 5 @ 7pm - Band Holiday Concert
Thursday, December 19 @ 7pm - Choral Holiday Concert
December 23 - January 3 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 6 - School Reopens

Mr. Sherando Pageant
When: November 12th

Time: 7:00 p.m
Where: Sherando Auditorium

Come see who will be crowned Mr. Sherando, Mr. ‘Lil Sherando and Mr. Congeniality!
Come Out and Support DECA!!


When:   Tuesday November 19th at 6:00 pm
Where:  Sherando High School Auditorium
Who:   All students currently enrolled in Driver Education
courses during the 2019-2020 school year.
Students are asked to attend the presentation with their parent or guardian.
Community Partners - State Farm and Virginia State Police

Reminder to parents and students:

Sports physicals are to be turned into the school board office for approval no later than the first day of tryouts.
Caleb Henderson won a $1500 scholarship from Ventus International Aviation at the 14th Annual Aviation Education and Career Expo on November 1.
The expo was held at ProJet Aviaton at The Leesburg Airport. This event is geared towards high school and college students (ages 16-22). The focus is to introduce young people to the vast array of career opportunities within the aviation industry. They want to educate students, on the brink of making college and career decisions, about some of these exciting options. The Expo consists of industry leaders, vendors, aircraft displays, guest speakers, amazing prizes, demonstrations, and of course - scholarships! They provide information and resources that will launch a student's career and help them achieve their goals!
We are very proud of Caleb for earning this honor helping him to get one step closer to his goal of being a pilot!

VBODA “States” Marching Assessment Results:
Congratulations to the students, staff, parents, and volunteers of the Marching Warriors - the band earned a 4th straight year of UNANIMOUS SUPERIOR ratings at the VBODA State Marching Assessment at Massaponax High School. This is the highest rating that a band can achieve at this event, and the students earned this rating from every single judge once again.
We are proud of you for ALL of your hard work!!
Congrats to our Seniors, who are the first class at Sherando to earn 4 straight superior ratings since the class of 2004!"
Some of our ESL students participated in the field trip to Lord Fairfax Community College on October 2nd. It provided the students with the opportunity to learn about all the programs offered, to include the Workforce Solutions, understand how to apply and pay for classes and also interact with ESL students who are currently enrolled at LFCC during a networking luncheon.

Sherando FFA has been busy with community service activities and the State Fair of Virginia. Sherando was well represented at the state fair competing in five different events. The Jr. Dairymen’s Teams placed 2nd and 3rd overall. Individually, Emily Orgen was 5th, Matthew Hartley was 8th, and Brodily Ireland was 9th. In the Tractor Troubleshooting Event Sherando took home 5th; team members consisted of Colt Bauserman and Luke Wright. In Small Engine Repair, Kyle Hunter earned 6th individually. In the Crops contest, the junior teams placed 2nd and 4th, while the senior team placed 7th. Also, Brendan Ridings, Brodilyn Ireland, Clarke Hefren, Matt Hartley, and Hailey Patterson all placed in the top 10. We would also like to recognize our members that participated in the youth livestock shows.

Apart from the hustle and bustle of state fair, Sherando hosted the Food for America Day on October 4th. Fourth graders came to Sherando and learned about various aspects of agriculture through interactive stations. It was a large effort and all of the “Agvocates” worked hard to put on the event.

Membership for FFA is still open and is $15.

Decorative Sherando High School inducted another class into its Athletic Hall of Fame on October 26. The inductees include Rustin Fullmer ('98), Daniel Baltimore ('98), Marilee Eback Lake ('03), Ryan Foster ('03) and Coach Bill Stewart.

So much of kids' social lives happens online. Whether they're texting with their study group, flirting on social media, or voice-chatting on game platforms, middle and high schoolers can learn to communicate in safe and healthy ways. These skills will help kids -- and the people they're communicating with -- have positive experiences online.

Check out these 4 tips:

Give them the right words.
Kids learn about appropriate verbal and physical communication from watching you. But online conversations can be invisible. Occasionally, narrate as you're writing texts or social media comments when your kids are in earshot.

Learn about their worlds.
Tweens and teens have unique communication styles -- especially online. As much as possible, keep an eye on what they're saying and doing online to understand the norm in their worlds. Don't police everything they say, but keep an ear out for aggressive trash-talking, hate speech, rude images, or anything hurtful. If you see stuff that crosses the line, speak up. Kids need to understand that their words have consequences.

Empathize with the pressure to overshare.
Tweens and teens might feel pushed into sharing a sexy photo for different reasons: a dare, fear of damaging a relationship, or just because "everyone else is doing it." But this one is nonnegotiable. Tell them that you understand how bad it can feel to disappoint a friend. Then help them imagine how much worse it would feel if a private picture were shared with their whole school.

Develop their instincts.
Help kids learn to trust their guts so they can suss out creepy, risky, or otherwise unsafe online situations. Playact a few scenarios: What if someone asks to take a conversation private? What if someone asks for your phone number? What if someone invites you to a private chat room? Be aware that some kids (even "good" kids) will explore iffy stuff online out of curiosity. But the minute they feel uncomfortable, they need to shut things down.

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Frederick County Public Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political
affiliation, disability or veteran status in the education program and activities, or employment and provides equal access to the Boy
Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions concerning the application of this non-discrimination policy may be made to: Title IX Coordinator (Adults), Jennifer Rydholm, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritenour, Director of Student Support Services.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, see list of OCR enforcement offices for the addresses and phone numbers of
the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

185 South Warrior Drive, Stephens City, VA 22655

(540) 869-0060

John Nelson, Principal

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