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Silver Crest Puts Grant Money to Good Use

Earlier this fall, our district received a donation from an anonymous donor to be used toward supporting needs that may not be covered in our regular budget. All 13 of our schools were given $12,000, and each school has been making good use of that money. This generous gift has funded projects, equipment, and renovations […]

Superintendent’s Message – March 2018

Thanking our Classified Employees During the week of March 5, we officially celebrated National Classified Employee Week. It was a week set aside to recognize and thank our outstanding classified team. Every one of them makes a difference in the lives of our students, families, teachers and administrators. We know they are the backbone of […]

SFSD January 2018 Highlights

A New Year, a New SFSD eNewsletter! In this issue you’ll find: Superintendent’s Message — January 2018 SMS Art Student Gets a Surprise Visit from a Famous Poet National School Counselors Week Meet the New SMS Principal Welcome back to school, and we hope your second semester is the best one yet!

Meet the New Silverton Middle School Principal — A Chat With Brett Davisson

New SMS principal Brett Davisson has a goal to make sure every student leaves SMS ready for high school academically, socially, and emotionally. Here is what Davisson had to say during a recent interview.   What are your top goals as principal of SMS? Excellence in Everything is the overarching goal.  Excellence in the classroom […]

National School Counselors Week 2/6

Anyone who remembers being an adolescent can relate to the struggles that teenagers face in middle school. Although these years are full of excitement and discovery, they also pose a variety of challenges, such as making friends, figuring out how to open a locker, navigating the hallways, and trying to focus in class while dealing […]

SMS Art Student Gets Surprise Visit from Famous poet

“Inspiration—It walks in your classroom everyday if you are paying attention, and other days it slaps you in the face. Yesterday was one of those days,” said Shana Chandler, advanced art teacher at Silverton Middle School. After returning to school from winter break, students in Chandler’s class were given a unique assignment: to research someone […]

Superintendent’s Message – January 2018

A Note on Recent Events Before we get into the body of this newsletter, I’d like to point you to a special message on the district’s website, going live the same day as this newsletter. Please take a look when you get the chance. Spending time at Silverton Middle School Happy New Year to our […]

SFSD December 2017 Highlights

Welcome to the December 2017 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Superintendent’s Message — December 2017 Officer Matt & Canine Companion Visit Robert Frost ELL/ELD Enhances School for Non-Native Speakers Students Participate in the Hour of Code Teacher Spotlight: Najma Cheema From our families to yours, the Silver Falls School District wishes […]

Silverton Students Participate in the Hour of Code

Students in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Program at Silverton High School participated in “Hour of Code” as a part of Computer Science Education Week. It was a great opportunity for them to experience coding and consider a career in technology. With support from CodeHS staff, students were able to write software that gives […]

Teacher Spotlight: Najma Cheema

This September, Mark Twain welcomed first grade teacher Najma Cheema. After graduating from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Cheema taught at Woodburn Elementary School. She moved to Oregon last year and has been a wonderful asset to Mark Twain. “The curriculum here is very well organized and implementable,” said Cheema. “It’s amazing how much progress […]