Silver Falls Teachers and Staff Enjoy Wellness Activities

For the third year, the Silver Falls School District has received an Oregon Education Association grant to implement an employee wellness program. Teachers and staff and even students are enjoying a host of activities designed to keep them healthy. “The program focuses on the three areas of the wellness triangle: physical health, social health and […]

Safety Awareness Week

Silver Falls School District staff and students spent a week focusing on crisis and emergency response training. The training was done in partnership with the Silverton Police Department, Silverton Fire District and the Marion County Sheriffs Department. The goal is to prepare everyone – including community members — to respond to a crisis situation with […]

District Students Get Ready For New State Test

Like other students in the District, the kids at Robert Frost School have been practicing for the new state test using an assessment called Smarter Balanced. Smarter Balanced is designed to prepare students for the Common Core State Standards that have been adopted in Oregon and will replace the state OAKS testing. The goal of […]

District-wide Full Day Kindergarten Starts this Fall

In September of this year, all SFSD Kindergarten classes will be full day thanks to funding from the Governor’s office. “Our teachers are super excited because this is going to be great for our kids,” said SFSD Curriculum Director Linda Myers. “We’ll have the time we need to help them develop socially as well as […]

High School Programs Prepare Students for Careers

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at Silverton High School is helping students explore skills and career opportunities hands-on. From mechanics and construction to agricultural science, the Silver Foxes have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities. “I like this class because I get to learn how to weld and use all of these tool in […]

Learning Resource Centers offer a little extra help that goes a long way

Eighth grader Ashton Martin is thriving at school thanks to a little extra support from the Scotts Mills Learning Resource Center (LRC). All of the SFSD schools offer LRCs to provide students with a “double dose” of individual and small group learning time to help boost their math, reading and writing skills. Martin first came […]

SFSD Special Education Programs Shine

Thanks to a dedicated team of teachers and staff, the SFSD special education programs are making a huge difference in the lives of students and families. Serving more than 485 students, the District helps students with a wide variety of special education needs. From basic learning support to highly specialized teaching and care, the SFSD […]