Author: Communications Team

Silverton Basketball Teams Find Success in All its Forms

Gritty Boys Basketball Team Won’t Let a Loss Hold them Back “Two of my proudest moments this year came after big losses,” says Jamie McCarty, Silverton High School’s first-year Boys Basketball Coach. “We came out the next game and snapped our heads off the pillow. We didn’t say ‘poor me’, we took control and we […]

Staff Spotlight: Steve Prince

In honor of National Classified Staff (held March 5-9), we would like to recognize Steve Prince of Silver Crest School. Prince is brand new to the school district as an employee, but he grew up in Silverton and attended many of the district schools as a child and young adult. His family is also rooted in […]

Silver Crest Embraces New Teaching Paradigms

Ensuring students have the skills they need to be successful in high school is a goal for all teachers in the Silver Falls School District. The challenges facing teachers in this goal are unique to each school. Allowing 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers to specialize in subject areas is one way in which […]

Silver Crest Puts Grant Money to Good Use

Earlier this fall, our district received a donation from an anonymous donor to be used toward supporting needs that may not be covered in our regular budget. All 13 of our schools were given $12,000, and each school has been making good use of that money. This generous gift has funded projects, equipment, and renovations […]

Superintendent’s Message – March 2018

Thanking our Classified Employees During the week of March 5, we officially celebrated National Classified Employee Week. It was a week set aside to recognize and thank our outstanding classified team. Every one of them makes a difference in the lives of our students, families, teachers and administrators. We know they are the backbone of […]

SFSD January 2018 Highlights

A New Year, a New SFSD eNewsletter! In this issue you’ll find: Superintendent’s Message — January 2018 SMS Art Student Gets a Surprise Visit from a Famous Poet National School Counselors Week Meet the New SMS Principal Welcome back to school, and we hope your second semester is the best one yet!

Meet the New Silverton Middle School Principal — A Chat With Brett Davisson

New SMS principal Brett Davisson has a goal to make sure every student leaves SMS ready for high school academically, socially, and emotionally. Here is what Davisson had to say during a recent interview.   What are your top goals as principal of SMS? Excellence in Everything is the overarching goal.  Excellence in the classroom […]

National School Counselors Week 2/6

Anyone who remembers being an adolescent can relate to the struggles that teenagers face in middle school. Although these years are full of excitement and discovery, they also pose a variety of challenges, such as making friends, figuring out how to open a locker, navigating the hallways, and trying to focus in class while dealing […]

SMS Art Student Gets Surprise Visit from Famous poet

“Inspiration—It walks in your classroom everyday if you are paying attention, and other days it slaps you in the face. Yesterday was one of those days,” said Shana Chandler, advanced art teacher at Silverton Middle School. After returning to school from winter break, students in Chandler’s class were given a unique assignment: to research someone […]

Superintendent’s Message – January 2018

A Note on Recent Events Before we get into the body of this newsletter, I’d like to point you to a special message on the district’s website, going live the same day as this newsletter. Please take a look when you get the chance. Spending time at Silverton Middle School Happy New Year to our […]