Mission Statement

The mission of SMS is:

  • To provide a safe, respectful, and nurturing environment in which the entire learning community addresses the unique developmental needs of 5th and 6th grade students.
  • To encourage students to reach their academic, artistic, social, emotional, and physical potential.
  • To prepare students to be productive citizens both in and out of school.

Sherwood Middle School's Core Values


  1. All members of the SMS community demonstrate respect for others.
  • We treat each other the way we want to be treated.
  • We respect school and personal property.
  • We maintain self-control.


  1. All members of the SMS community model the importance of being honest
  • We tell the truth, even when it is very difficult to do
  • We gain the trust and friendship of others by modeling good behavior.
  • We are honest with ourselves and with others.


  1. All members of the SMS community demonstrate perseverance in all aspects of learning.
  • We never give up even when things do not work out the way we had hoped.
  • We continuously strive to improve.
  • We have confidence that if we believe in ourselves, we can achieve our goals through effective effort.


  1. All members of the SMS community assume responsibility for success.
  • We set high expectations for academic performance and social growth, and we are thoughtful and purposeful in pursuing these goals.
  • We promote independent learning and thinking.
  • We stand up for what is fair and just by taking appropriate action.

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