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SFSD October 2017 Highlights

Welcome to the October 2017 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Superintendent’s Message — October 2017 New Butte Creek Principal Off to a Great Start Butte Creek Team Builds Stronger Connections with Spanish-speaking Parents Keeping Kids Safe at School Victor Point is Welcoming Inside & Out Thank you for all you do […]

New Butte Creek principal off to a great start

Moving from high school assistant principal to elementary school principal is a big change and Therese Gerlits is dialing it in. Gerlits, who previously worked as assistant principal for Silverton High School is now leading Butte Creek Elementary as the new principal. “We’ve heard from several parents and staff members who love having Ms. Gerlits […]

Victor Point is welcoming inside and out

The Victor Point School team has a way of making kids feel safe and welcome from the moment they arrive at school until it’s time to head home. Before school starts, teachers and staff members step outside and into the hallways to greet students with singing, high fives, knuckle bumps and smiles. It’s just part […]

Keeping Kids Safe at School

October 15 – 21 was America’s Safe Schools Week and while the SFSD works throughout the year to make sure our safety procedures are current, we take additional steps during this week to review, update and train students, teachers, staff and family members. Here are some of the activities that took place this month: Training […]

Superintendent’s Message – October 2017

Thanks to our flexible team and supportive families It’s hard to believe we’re already two months into the school year. September brought a few challenges with the completion of seismic upgrades at Butte Creek and Victor Point Schools.  I want to thank our incredible team for their great communication, quick response and flexibility during the […]

Butte Creek team builds stronger connections with Spanish-speaking parents

Georgenne Kuenzi has been working hard to make sure that Spanish-speaking parents at Butte Creek Elementary are connected to the school. Ms. Kuenzi, an English Language Development Assistant, carries a school-issued smart phone that she uses to text parents in Spanish and respond to questions via text or phone. This allows her to work in the classroom […]

SFSD September Highlights

Welcome to the September 2017 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Superintendent’s Message — September 2017 Meet School Board Member Shelly Nealon SHS Summer Tech Team Packs a Punch SFSD High School Graduation Rates Shine SFSD Learns About Happy Brain Science We’re so glad to have everyone back, and our buildings once […]

SFSD Learns about Happy Brain Science

On August 28, the Silverton High School commons area was buzzing with energy and excitement as 475 teachers and staff members gathered to kick off the school year. They celebrated the district’s academic success, talked about future plans, and spent some time learning about how happiness can impact how the brain functions. Speaker Scott Crabtree, […]

SFSD High School Graduation Rates Shine

Silver Falls School District’s high school graduation rates are increasingly strong and have been improving each year. The district currently ranks 18th among the 360 high schools in Oregon. That puts the district’s graduation rates in the top 5% in the state of Oregon. This is especially notable because Silverton High School’s graduation requirement is […]

SHS Summer Tech Team Packs a Punch

A skilled team of 12 Silverton High School students and alumni worked hard all summer to make sure the school district’s information systems and programs ran smoothly and were ready for the start of the school year. The students are part of a paid summer work study that helps them gain skills while supporting the […]