Month: January 2016

SFSD January Highlights

Welcome to the January 2016 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Victor Point Staff Show True Meaning of School Spirit Advanced Math for Rural Schools Helicopter Project Propels Students Into Math and Science Scotts Mills Receives Multiple Grants for P.E. and Writing Silver Falls Instructor Receives Prestigious Red Cross Award

Silver Falls Instructor Receives Prestigious Red Cross Award

Congratulations to Silver Falls teacher Kirsten Barnes who won the Presidential Award for Excellence from the American Red Cross. Barnes, a social studies and multi-media teacher at Silverton High School, was recognized for her work to design a Red Cross training institute for disaster workers. She shared the award with two other Oregon women who […]

Scotts Mills Receives Multiple Grants for P.E. and Writing

Teachers Helen Plov and Lisa Garrett are ramping up writing and physical activity skills at Scotts Mills. The two have applied for and received $5000 in funding for the following grants: $3000 — Let’s Move Active Schools grant to ramp up facilities and equipment to help students achieve 60 minutes of physical activity throughout the […]

Helicopter Project Propels Students Into Math and Science

Paper helicopters whizzed down to the ground from the top of a play structure at Evergreen School. The students who built them carefully noted their aircraft’s performance, checking for flight distance and drop time. The aviation exercise was part of Theress Stadeli’s class helicopter investigation STEM project. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering […]

Advanced Math for Rural Schools

Eighth grade students attending the district’s rural schools have opportunities to expand their math skills thanks to visiting math teacher Phil Kelly. Mr. Kelly, SFSD technology coach and a former math teacher, travels to our K-8 schools once a week, bringing Algebra 1 instruction to students who are ready for advanced math. The 8th graders […]

Victor Point Staff Show True Meaning of “School Spirit”

Last year, staff at Victor Point knew that its sister schools – Pratum Elementary and Silver Crest were going through a rough time, following the loss of their beloved principal, Mark Recker, to cancer. Victor Point staff wanted to reach out to the other two schools and offer encouraging words and good wishes. In the […]