Month: November 2016

SFSD November Highlights

Welcome to the November 2016 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Superintendent’s Message Thanksgiving Thoughts Silver Falls School District Safety Week Hometown Heroes Butte Creek’s Year is Off to a Great Start! Butte Creek Launches “No Homework” Policy Butte Creek Teacher Returns from Panama

Butte Creek Teacher Returns from Panama

Social studies teacher Garron Lamoreau is happy to be back in his Butte Creek classroom after taking a two-year leave of absence to teach at the International School in Panama. Lamoreau shared some thoughts about his Panama experience. Q. Tell us about your experience living and teaching overseas. A. The best part about living overseas is experiencing […]

Butte Creek Launches “No Homework” policy

Butte Creek School has taken to heart the old adage “All work and no play makes Jack (and Jill) a dull boy (and girl).” The K-8 school has instituted a no homework policy this school year. “Children should be spending more time outdoors being active and less time indoors doing busy work,” said Butte Creek […]

Butte Creek Year Off to a Great Start

There is a new energy at Butte Creek this year according to Principal Kevin Palmer. “This is one of the best starts to a school year I’ve ever been a part of,” Palmer said. “With 25 percent of staff members either new to the building or their position, there is a lot of excitement and […]

Hometown Heroes — Seven SHS grads help Butte Creek School shine

Butte Creek School is proud to employ seven Silverton High School graduates in a variety of capacities from principal to assistant cook. Principal Kevin Palmer graduated from SHS in 1980 and went on to Western Oregon University for his undergraduate work and Portland State University for his master’s in teaching. He has worked for the […]

Superintendent’s Message

I’d like to thank all of the parents and community members who participated in the recent ThoughtExchange engagement process. Your feedback on priorities will help guide our future goal setting at both the district office and within each individual school. Whether or not you were able to participate, we’d like to invite you to take […]

Silver Falls School District holds Safety Week – Oct. 17 – 21

As part of the district’s ongoing effort to prepare all teachers, staff, students and the community for any emergency and establish uniformity with safety procedures, the Silver Falls School District held its annual Safety Week from October 17 – 21. Every school in the district provided emergency training updates to its teachers and staff, held […]

Thanksgiving Thoughts

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we asked the faculty and staff of Silver Falls School District to tell us what they are thankful for this year. Here are just some of their responses: I am so very thankful for the opportunity to work with such wonderful students, friends at school, and families, in our […]