Please take some time to read what our parents and students have to say about Sherwood Forest Montessori School.
"I just wanted to let you all know that Rachel is adjusting well in her new public school. She hasn’t had any problems adjusting to the new environment so far and seems happy. She really misses all her friends at SFMS & all you wonderful teachers. Like I always say SFMS is a magical place."
September 1, 2016
Parent of Former Enrolled Child
“Wesley is an amazing student! He is so bright and does not even realize it! I am so thrilled your family decided to join the KISD family. He is a strong reader and comprehends what he reads. He loves to read and is able to put his thoughts about what he is reading on paper. Wesley takes his school work seriously which sets a wonderful example for others to follow. He is a gently leader among his peers. I love that he participates in class and is eager to share his thoughts with the class. I see a fantastic academic future ahead of him. You must be very proud of him. Thanks for sharing your kind son with me. He is a pleasure to have in class.”
“Wesley is a fantastic mathematician! I have truly enjoyed getting to know your son this year. In math, he promptly gets to work and puts his best effort forth. I can tell that he enjoys math because he takes pride in his work and does not rush through anything. He is a wonderful leader amongst his peers. Wesley has rocked his fact fluency! I am so happy to see that! When working with word problems and more in depth math, he shows his strategies and even goes back to check his work. This makes me thrilled as a math teacher! He has a bright future ahead of him and I cannot wait to see what’s in store next. At this time, I do not see any academic or behavioral issues.
Something else that makes Wesley a born leader, is that I can always count on him to work well with his peers. Even if he is working with someone at a lower academic level than him, he makes the other student feel heard. I love that he does not just give answers to his peers, but he guides them through the process. Also, in science he always participates in the lab and I love hearing him share his thoughts. He is a curious young man. Thank you for sharing your son with us.”
“I just want to add that this whole process, painful as it has been, has emphasized to ushow excellent the teaching is at Sherwood Forest and what a great job you have done with all three of my children. Not only have they all scored highly on the admissions tests, but visiting other schools has brought home to us what a wonderful learning environment they are currently in.”
From a current parent that is applying her students to higher education.
“Over the past two weeks a lady that I work with has been having problems with her 3 year old daughter at school. The school has been reluctant to work with her, or help to provide a solution to the problem.
Watching her go through this stressful situation has made me so very thankful for all of the teachers & staff at your school. Sara has had her growing pains, but I know Randy & I both feel that when there have been issues we have all collaborated to resolve them.
I wanted to say a very heartfelt THANK YOU for the time, attention & care you all provide on a daily basis. We are truly blessed that our family gets to be a part of the Sherwood family.”
Mother of current 4 year old student
2015 Graduation Speeches
6th Grade Graduation Speech
When I started here 3 years ago I walked into a building with a bunch of smiling faces, and I knew this was the right school for me. In 4th grade my teachers were Ms. Dika and Ms. Samantha. I went to Prude ranch, and that was very fun. I got to go horseback riding, and explore the desert area. I struggled with my math work at points, but the teachers were so nice, they helped me through it all.
In 5th grade my teachers were Ms. Dika, and Ms. Saadia. I went to Camp Allen, and that was a very fun trip I enjoyed activities that I had never done before, like going on the giant swing, and canoeing. We also got a new art teacher, Ms. Saskia, and she is the best art teacher on the planet.
Now finally, 6th grade, the best year. For the school year my teachers were Ms. Saadia, Ms. Samantha, and then Ms. Lizby. We went to Corpus Christi, and that was the best trip. I learned about the ocean, and the creatures in the Gulf of Mexico. When it was time to go, I was sad to leave. We did even better, more genius things in art. Ms. Saadia came up with this really cool idea called operation shadow. I got to shadow a parent that works at different hospitals. It was so cool to be a pretend doctor for a day. But sadly, in a few hours, I will be leaving this school, but the teachings, and the memories will always stay with me.
6th Grade Graduation Speech
“When I first came to Sherwood Forest, I was younger and I didn’t know anyone from my past school. Lower Elwent by fast, first, second, third. The most exciting part about Lower El for me was the Third Grade Trip. Upper El had many different adventures which included the Upper El trips; Prude Ranch, Camp Allen, and corpus Christi, also the discoverey of Gagaball, and learning decimals.
“My time in Upper El was fun and I think future students will also enjoy it”
6th Grade Graduation Speech
When I first came to Sherwood Forest in 2nd grade, I did not know that it would be one of my life’s greatest adventures. When I came to Lower Elementary, the teachers were Ms. Sara and Ms. Martha. They both were very kind and encouraged me through 2nd and 3rd grades. When I was in 3rd grade we went on the trip to Canyon Lake, I had a great time. Then the next year I was sad to leave Lower El but I was Upper El! The teachers were Ms. Dika and Ms. Samantha. They were just like the Lower El, the encouraged me right to the end of 4th grade. I experienced my second trip to Prude Ranch, West Texas. In 5th grade Ms. Samantha went to Lower El and so we got Ms. Saadia and just like Ms. Samantha. She was just as nice but helped me more in math. Also during 5th grade I went on my third trip to Camp Allen. In 6th grade I was a great student and I had my fourth and final trip to Corpus Christi on the Texas Coast. I feel sad that I am leaving such a great school with great people that helped me but I feel excited at the same time because I am going to start the next stage of my life. I would like to thank all of you before I leave, so Thank You!
6th Grade Graduation Speech
I have heard these speeches my whole life but when I began writing mine, I didn’t know where to start. So like almost any 12-year-old with access to the internet, I started there, and when I was on a site about speeches, I saw something that said that people won’t exactly remember what you say, but they will remember how it made them feel. It would be impossible to explain my Sherwood Forest Montessori experience in one speech, the satisfaction of mastering a work, the disappointment when a good book ends, or the excitement of getting a new project. All of these would take forever to explain so I’ll do my best to sum it up.
I’ll begin with the toddler community, I don’t remember a lot from my toddler years except my teachers Ms. Jennifer, and Ms. Dora but I have heard stories of saying good-bye to a picture of a fish in the wall, and of attempting to wage war on naptime. Eventually, like all toddlers do, I moved up to EC. I have few memories of early EC, but the ones I do have, I treasure. I remember my teachers Ms. Linda and Ms. Kim, and doing shell washing work almost every afternoon with my friend Savannah. I remember Zoe the bird, and how distraught I was when I discovered that my baby sister Evara and I would be in separate classes due to the opening of EC2. All in all EC flew by. I just hadn’t realized it until now. Then I graduated to Elementary, I was finally a big kid. I got to plan my own work, and I got my own desk. I was amazing. Slowly I moved up to third grade (a very good year for me). I was in the same class as my sister Evara again, and I was graduating to Upper El. Soon I would be an even bigger kid! Throughout my years here I have said goodbye to old friends and hello to new ones. I am heartbroken to be leaving, but Dr. Seuss once said “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”