At one of our open house programs, a panel of 6th–8th graders talked about their Sheridan experiences and what the school has meant to them—as learners and as people. One of the threads that they mentioned over and over again was that Sheridan is a place designed around kids—a place that takes them seriously, listens to their ideas, and responds to their needs.
The formation and facilitation of several student groups are two ways in which you can see this responsiveness in action. These groups, created by and in response to our students’ ideas, are open to students in grades 4–8. They provide support as well as opportunities for students to try out their leadership and academic skills in a group setting. In these, students tackle challenging social issues, work to create a more just and equitable community for all of us, and deepen their learning and creativity around topics in which they are interested.
Student Council (grades 4–8)
Hispanic Language and Culture Club
Students of Color Affinity Group (SOC)
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
New Student Group