2012 Washington Achievement Award
SHERWOOD FOREST ELEMENTARY is a recipient of the 2012 Washington Achievement Award!
Washington Achievement Award winners are selected using the Washington Accountability Index and criteria in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver. The award is given to elementary, middle, high and comprehensive schools in seven categories: overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate (high and comprehensive schools only), closing achievement gaps and high progress (Title I eligible and participating schools only). SHERWOOD FOREST ELEMENTARY is being recognized for: Closing Achievement Gaps
We hope you will visit OSPI’s web site to learn more about the Washington Achievement Awards, including details on the Washington Achievement Index and the criteria for selection.
Two-way teaching | BSD dual-language program providing curriculum for culturally changing future
When the program began with Lizano's class last year the mission was simple: teach in two languages, with roughly half the students being native-English speakers and the other half native-speakers of the target language, in Lizano's case, Spanish. Lizano's class at Sherwood Forest a glimpse into the future. For Lizano, taking the instruction into Spanish not only expands the base for native-English speaking students, it helps reinforce the value of the target language to its own native speakers.
Read the full article in the Bellevue Reporter.
Spanish Dual Language Program at Sherwood Forest Elementary
Every child deserves the chance to become a citizen of the world in such a rich experience as a Dual Language classroom.
Dual Language Education is also known as Two Way Immersion. Students from two language backgrounds learn together while instruction is systematically delivered in two languages. At Sherwood Forest, students enrolled are from English and Spanish speaking backgrounds.
Students read, write, listen and speak in both languages, becoming bilingual, bi-literate and bicultural. The Bellevue School District firmly believes that language is a valuable resource and a skill needed to contribute and compete globally in our developing world. Dual Language Programs offer the chance for students to add a language while at the optimal age for language learning.
Students at Sherwood Forest will develop both Spanish and English. Students should plan to enroll for the full six years of elementary Dual Language instruction to receive the total benefits of the program.
More information is available on district site: Spanish Dual Language Program
Green School Program: Sherwood Forest Achieved Level 3