Month: February 2016

SFSD February Highlights

Welcome to the February 2016 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Full Day Kindergarteners Thrive District Welcomes New Special Services Director Mark Twain Students Sell Slushies, Build Skills Mark Twain Team Gears Up to Become Silverton Middle School Spotlight On: Butte Creek

Full Day Kindergarteners Thrive

The district-wide full day kindergarten program has been in high gear since September 2015 and already the results are impressive. Kindergarteners now enjoy an extra two and a quarter hours of class time. This means more time to focus on ABCs and 1,2,3’s, but also allows for unstructured play, art and exploration. Teachers are seeing […]

District Welcomes New Special Services Director

Dana Pedersen is the new special services director for the Silver Falls School District. Pedersen replaces Linda Brown who is leaving the district after nine years to serve as a special education specialist at the Oregon Department of Education. Pedersen was a special education teacher in the SFSD for many years before accepting a position […]

Mark Twain Students Sell Slushies, Build Skills

Students enrolled in Mark Twain Middle School’s basic skills class are learning important business skills. The class has a new slushy machine and is pre-selling the icy drinks before school. Student customers will receive their slushies on Wednesdays. “The project is teaching students job skills while raising funds to pay for class field trips to […]

Mark Twain Team Gears Up to Become Silverton Middle School

The Mark Twain Middle School team has been working hard to plan and prepare for their upcoming move and expansion next year. The school will be moving to the site of the former Schlador Street School and will be renamed Silverton Middle School. With construction on the new campus just around the corner, there is […]

Spotlight On: Butte Creek

Student Leaders Value Service Students from the Butte Creek Student Leadership class hosted a pancake breakfast for Mrs. Michael’s 1st grade and Mrs. Johnsen’s 4th grade classes. The two classes collected the most donations during the school’s annual Holiday Giving Tree and Food Drive which took place between Thanksgiving and Christmas. According to Principal Kevin […]