March 3, 2022
News and Updates
Eight Soloists, Nine Ensembles Heading to State Contest
Forty-seven SHS Band students advanced to the State Solo and Ensemble Contest in May after their performance over the weekend. Courtesy/Ryan Jenkins, SHS
The Sherman High School Band showed off at the Region 25 Solo and Ensemble contest in Plano this past weekend as 47 members in total qualified for May's state contest with eight soloists and nine ensembles making the cut.

Twenty-eight students received a 1st division rating on their solos, and eight ensembles received a 1st division as well.
Pump With A Purpose At Lone Star Foods
Fill up your gas tank and support the Bearcat Family at the same time by visiting the Bearcat Spirit Pump! You can "pump with a purpose" at the Lone Star Foods state at the corner of Hwy 75 and FM 1417. Two cents from every gallon sold is donated directly back to Sherman ISD schools.
Two Elected as SkillsUSA District Officers, Another Takes Home Gold
Maddee Nunn and Mario Diaz were named SkillsUSA District 5 Officers at the District Competition over the weekend. Photo Courtesy/Richard Ferguson, SHS
The cold last week didn't stop these two students from attending the SkillsUSA District 5 Competition over the weekend. Maddee Nunn and Mario Diaz had to campaign for student delegate votes, test their knowledge and take part in an interview to earn their positions as Secretary and Reporter, respectively. They will head to the State Competition March 31.
Joining them will be Ben Gardner, who was a Gold Medalist in Firefighting. The Firefighting contest was held at a different time and location due to its intensity. The contest evaluates the contestant’s preparation for firefighting careers through hands-on skill demonstrations and both written and oral presentations.

Photo: Ben Gardner proudly displays his Firefighting gold medal at the Sherman Fire Department, where he also interns. Courtesy/Sherman Fire and Rescue
WATCH NOW: Teen Mental Health Experts Share Information for Parents
Sherman ISD hosted a Teen Mental Health Night on Feb. 9 at Sherman High School, bringing in a panel of local mental health experts to answer questions and share information with parents.

Middle School Orchestras, Choirs Perform at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest
On Wednesday, Piner Middle School Orchestra went to UIL Concert and Sight-Reading and proceeded to bring home Excellent Ratings from the stage and Superior Ratings from the Sight-Reading room.

The Sherman Middle School Orchestra completed its first ever UIL Contest with Excellent Ratings and Superior Ratings from the Sight-Reading room as well.

“I am so supremely proud of both of these groups. I don’t tell them that enough. They have worked so hard to get here and it truly showed yesterday. To be on that stage with them and to be their director, it’s my honor," said Ms. April Clinton, Director of Middle School Orchestras.

Orchestra Photos Courtesy/Sherman Bearcat Orchestras
A treble choir at Sherman Middle School also received straight ones in Sight-Reading and Concert at the contest. They also took home the Sweepstakes trophy. It's the best a choir can do!

Choir Photo Courtesy/Sherman Middle School
Sherman High School OAP To Perform Competition Piece March 25-27
Sherman High School One-Act Play will perform their competition piece, BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS, on March 25-27 in the SHS auditorium.

The award-winning cast and crew cracked up the audience at Zone, and they hope you'll turn out!

Doors open at 7 p.m. March 25 and 26, and there is a 3 p.m. matinee March 27. Tickets cost $5 at the door.
FCCLA Sees New Membership Experience Conference Competition
All but two of these students were new to FCCLA and had never been to a Region Conference. Photo Courtesy/Jeff Chancellor, SHS
All but two were new FCCLA members when the group attended the Region 3 Leadership Conference two weeks ago, and four ended up walking away with top awards and a spot at the State Conference in April.

“This is great for FCCLA to grow and for new students to have the experience of competing,” FCCLA Advisor Amy Fonseca said.
Join The Bearcat Family!
Learn more about the career options available at Sherman ISD at our annual job fair from 8 am to noon Saturday, March 26 at Sherman High School. We will be hiring for all positions, including teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, custodians, maintenance and operations, and more!
This Week in Bearcat Athletics
Bearcat Basketball Boys Tapped For District Awards
Eight of the 11 members of the Varsity Bearcats Basketball, including Jacob Lester (14), were named to the Academic All-District list. Photo by Todd Kleiboer, SISD Communications
"This is an exciting time in the Sherman Bearcat Basketball Program.”

Those are the words of Head Boys Basketball Coach Jordan Marks as ten of his student-athletes picked up District 10-5A honors for their performance on and off the court.
Six Lady Bearcats Selected For Basketball District Honors
Six members of this year's Lady Bearcat Basketball team received All-District 10-5A Honors this season, with four receiving honors for their performance in the classroom and on the court.

"All these young ladies are exceptional both on and off the court," said Kara Skinner, Head Girls Basketball Coach. "They are setting the bar high for the future of our program, and we are so proud of the way they represent our basketball program."
Scores This Week
vs Whitesboro: 9-1 Whitesboro
vs Centennial: 10-9 Centennial
Varsity Boys vs Denison: 3-0 Sherman
Varsity Girls @ Denison: 5-2 Denison
Varsity Boys vs Lovejoy: 2-0 Sherman
Varsity Girls vs Lovejoy: 8-0 Lovejoy
Community Events
Sherman Parks and Recreation
Spring Break Soccer Camp
Registration Deadline: March 10
Camp: March 14-16, 9 a.m.-noon
2010-2014 Players (U8 to U12)
$75 per camper
Pecan Grove Athletic Complex
Sherman Parks and Recreation
Spring Break Softball Camp
Registration Deadline: March 14
Camp: March 17-18, 1-5 p.m.
Ages 6-14
$75 per camper
Pecan Grove Athletic Complex
Sherman Parks and Recreation
Spring Break Basketball Camp
Registration Deadline: March 10
Camp: March 14-16, 9 a.m.-noon
Grades 3-6
$75 per camper
Taylor Street Gym
Sherman Parks and Recreation
Spring Break Baseball Camp
Registration Deadline: March 14
Camp: March 17-18, 1-5 p.m.
Ages 6-14
$75 per camper
Pecan Grove Athletic Complex
Sherman Parks and Recreation
Spring Break Football Camp
Registration Deadline: March 10
Camp: March 14-16, 1-4 p.m.
Ages 8-12
$75 per camper
Pecan Grove Athletic Complex
Tax Season is Here, So Do Your Taxes For Free!
With tax season in full swing, it's time to take the free way to your simple tax returns! Filing deadline is April 18.