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How to Prepare Your Child for State Testing

State testing is once again on the horizon. While the tests do not affect a student’s grade, families sometimes ask what they can do to help their children prepare. Below are a few steps parents and families can take to help their children do their best on testing day. Before the Test Help your child […]

SFSD March Highlights

Welcome to the March 2016 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: A Message from Superintendent Andy Bellando Hats Off to Our Classified Staff Cafeteria Changes See Positive Results Meet School Board Member Aaron Koch

Meet School Board Member Aaron Koch

Aaron Koch has been serving on the Silver Falls School Board since last July. He was inspired to join the board by his own three children, all who attend schools in the district. “I wanted to help shape and guide the educational path of the children in our community and to ensure we provide them […]

Cafeteria Changes See Positive Results

The Silver Falls School District went through a revamp of its food services program last year and the turnaround has been extremely positive. Changes include offering a new menu that provides students with more entrée options and fresher foods that are locally grown and prepared on site. The district no longer purchases prepackaged foods. According […]

Hats Off to Our Classified Staff

The Silver Falls School District has a dedicated team of people in many different areas who make sure our schools run smoothly and efficiently. In recognition of classified employees week, March 7 – 11, the school board recently adopted a resolution to honor our committed SFSD employees who work in a variety of support roles. […]

A Message from Superintendent Andy Bellando

I recently had the pleasure of visiting some of our schools and was reminded once again of the dedication and talent of our educators and support staff. I try to make these visits throughout the year, and am always awed by the commitment of the nearly 600 individuals working to provide our students with the […]

SFSD February Highlights

Welcome to the February 2016 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Full Day Kindergarteners Thrive District Welcomes New Special Services Director Mark Twain Students Sell Slushies, Build Skills Mark Twain Team Gears Up to Become Silverton Middle School Spotlight On: Butte Creek

Full Day Kindergarteners Thrive

The district-wide full day kindergarten program has been in high gear since September 2015 and already the results are impressive. Kindergarteners now enjoy an extra two and a quarter hours of class time. This means more time to focus on ABCs and 1,2,3’s, but also allows for unstructured play, art and exploration. Teachers are seeing […]

District Welcomes New Special Services Director

Dana Pedersen is the new special services director for the Silver Falls School District. Pedersen replaces Linda Brown who is leaving the district after nine years to serve as a special education specialist at the Oregon Department of Education. Pedersen was a special education teacher in the SFSD for many years before accepting a position […]

Mark Twain Students Sell Slushies, Build Skills

Students enrolled in Mark Twain Middle School’s basic skills class are learning important business skills. The class has a new slushy machine and is pre-selling the icy drinks before school. Student customers will receive their slushies on Wednesdays. “The project is teaching students job skills while raising funds to pay for class field trips to […]