Sherman Oaks Dual Language Immersion School

School News

Updated Wed, Jun 7th

San Jose Earthquakes mascot, Q, joined Sherman Oaks students in running and walking laps. Money raised by students during this event will supplement the purchasing of uniforms and equipment in the Sherman Oaks Athletic Program.

Updated Wed, May 31st

Student dancing and singing performances did not fail to disappoint the large gathering of Sherman Oaks community members on May 16th. This event serves as a great representation of the Sherman Oaks mission where students celebrate and reinforce the values of bilingualism and sociocultural competence. Sherman Oaks educators recognize that performing arts is a great vehicle to make learning come to life.

Updated Wed, May 24th

Sherman Oaks partnered with the outdoor learning company, Nature Bridge, to learn the importance of environmentalism and also participate in team building activities in the Yosemite Valley. This trip served as a valuable learning experience, and also a time for 8th graders to spend their last moments together as Sherman Oaks students.

Updated Tue, May 16th

The Sherman Oaks parent group provided daily breakfast and snacks to ensure students were well energized for the many state assessments that occur this time of year. Actions like this help to place a healthy level of importance on state testing.

Updated Mon, May 8th

As part of promoting a college going culture, Sherman Oaks connected with faculty and students at CSU Monterey Bay. 7th students toured the campus and spoke to a panel of students about the benefits of attending colleges like CSUMB.

Updated Thu, Apr 20th

Sherman Oaks hosted students from SJSU to share information and experiences about their Dual Immersion 90/10 model, their mission and goals for the year, and strategic teaching practices that foster high quality first instruction. The partnership between Sherman Oaks and Bilingual Authorization department has allowed for future teachers to learn at Sherman Oaks while earning their credential and has resulted in many teachers continuing their career at Sherman Oaks.

Updated Wed, Apr 12th

When students were asked about a problem that they could solve on campus they identified the need for shaded areas to socialize during recess time. Recently, 6th grade students received a grant and met with our facilities and construction department to plan for this project. It is great to see and hear student voice in problem solving on campus while also working with district departments to organize and implement changes.

Updated Wed, Mar 22nd

6th grade students' ability to present in their second language speaks to the culture of trust and community building they have established. This was recently reflected in the 6th grade presentations about African American artists, athletes, historical figures, and influential figures

Updated Wed, Mar 15th

African Americans have been responsible for the creation of many music genres. During an end-of-the-month assembly students learned about the creation of steel drums and also the many music genres that have been created by African Americans that have contributed to the music that we hear today. This assembly was a great representation of the collaboration between parents and staff as well as the school’s values of multiculturalism.

Updated Fri, Feb 24th

 Sherman Oaks seventh graders engaged in hands-on STEAM activities near downtown San Jose last week. The 7th grade visit included watching the “Dream Big” IMAX film about engineering around the world. They also participated in the exhibit where they learned the basic physics of roller coasters and collaborated to build prototypes.