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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 […]

SFSD March Highlights

Welcome to the March 2015 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter!  In this issue you will find: Robert Frost School Shines with Creativity District Students Get Ready for New State Test Silver Crest School Celebrates the Love of Reading Construction Update

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 […]

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 […]

Robert Frost School Shines With Creativity

There’s been a lot going on at Robert Frost School over the past few months. After bringing home a state robotics trophy in programming, pulling off a successful musical production of Annie, and celebrating National Literacy Month, there still seems to be time for more creativity thanks to some extra inspiration from teachers and staff. […]

SFSD February Highlights

Welcome to the February 2015 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter!  In this issue you will find: Central Howell School has a Special Draw Pratum School is a Family Affair District-wide Full Day Kindergarten Starts this Fall

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 […]