Author: Communications Team

Recognizing those behind the scenes

There is a team of dedicated SFSD employees that work behind the scenes to make sure things are running smoothly. While these District Office team members are rarely the center of attention, Superintendent Andy Bellando says they are the glue that holds things together. “I’m always impressed by the District team’s focus on students,” said […]

Nearly $2.5 million grant for Seismic Upgrades to Butte Creek and Scotts Mills Schools

Engineers and architects will be selected by mid-June to begin planning efforts for seismic upgrades at Butte Creek and Scotts Mills Schools. The target date for completed construction is scheduled for September 2016. The Silver Falls School District is the only district in Oregon to received two seismic rehabilitation grants from the state, which will go […]

Butte Creek Elementary celebrates diversity, fitness, academics and good behavior

Aside from being the largest K-8 school in the District and the only school located in Clackamas County, Butte Creek Elementary has a lot of interesting and unique things going on. With 325 students from diverse backgrounds, a nationally qualifying robotics team, a strong positive behavior culture, and a P.E program that gets kids moving […]

SFSD April Highlights

Welcome to the April 2015 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter!  In this issue you will find: Beloved Teacher Retires After 41 Years Evergreen Kindergarteners Welcome In the Spring Kindness & Fun Rule at Mark Twain Middle School A High Tech Approach to US History Meet the School Board Candidates

Meet the School Board Candidates

School board elections will take place on May 19th. Here is a list of candidates for Silver Falls School District. Please be sure to vote! Zone 1 Philip Wiesner Gary A Layton Tim Roth (incumbent) Zone 3 Dan Johnson Ron Valoff Jim Squires Zone 5 Steve Kaser Aaron Koch Zone 6 Todd White Zone 7 […]

A High Tech Approach to U.S. History

Thanks to teacher Scott Guptill, students at Mark Twain Middle School are learning social studies and gaining valuable technical skills at the same time. Through the production of video newscasts relating to U.S. History, they are gaining hands-on modern technology experience while exploring the past. Recently, the students in Guptill’s classes worked in small groups […]

Kindness and Fun Rule at Mark Twain Middle School

There’s playfulness and a spirit of kindness that fills the halls at Mark Twain Middle School. From the custodial staff to the students, teachers and administrators everyone seems to share a certain warmth and enthusiasm. “It’s a welcoming and friendly place for adolescents to grow,” said SFSD Superintendent Andy Bellando. “The staff really go out […]

Evergreen Kindergarteners Welcome In The Spring

The kindergarten students at Evergreen school have been busy learning about spring with a host of fun activities. The annual “Egg Drop,” one of Co-principal Bob Ostrom’s favorite annual events, helped them understand basic physics concepts while also exploring creative engineering solutions. For the egg drop, students use an assortment of household and natural materials […]

Beloved Teacher Retires After 41 Years

Beloved Evergreen School teacher Patty Potter is retiring at the end of this year after 41 years of service to Silverton students and families. While she looks forward to spending more time with grandchildren, gardening, crafting and traveling, it’s an emotional time for her. “This is my home and that’s going to be the hardest […]

SFSD March Highlights

Welcome to the March 2015 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter!  In this issue you will find: Robert Frost School Shines with Creativity District Students Get Ready for New State Test Silver Crest School Celebrates the Love of Reading Construction Update