Back to School Message from Andy Bellando

There’s a lot of change and transformation underway for our SFSD students and staff and I’m proud to say that we’re ready to take on the new school year! Our team has been working exceptionally hard over the past several months to ensure that we were prepared to welcome students last week. I’d also like […]

A New Road Taken at Robert Frost

The 2015/2016 school year brought a whirlwind of changes to Robert Frost and, according to Principal Leslie Roache, staff and students are thriving. “This is a year of big transitions for everyone involved at the school,” said Roache. “I’m very excited about our new direction. We’re really linking arms and coming together as a team.” […]

New Principal Sees Super Things Happening at Scotts Mills

When Kirstin Jorgenson was a child she dreamed of attending a rural school, just like her cousins. “I grew up in Silverton and attended in-town schools,” she explained. “I was always envious of my cousins who went to rural schools. I really longed for that small school, close-knit community experience.” So when she saw the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Construction Update

The District is moving forward with construction planning to support the relocation of Eugene Field School students. With continued input from specialists and District staff, architectural firm DOWA – IBI Group has been selected to help refine plans to develop the use of Schlador Street School for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 and […]

Silver Crest Elementary School Celebrates The Love of Reading

Reading was a family affair for the Silver Crest Elementary School community during the recent Love of Reading Month. The featured “book in common” for all grades K through 8 was Because of Winn-Dixie. “Thanks to a donation from the family of one of our former teachers, every student received a copy of the book […]