We’re never surprised when SFSD students demonstrate exceptional character, but we’re always proud. Last month, four of our Silverton High School seniors were driving back from a camping trip, when they passed through the tiny town of Joseph as a group of residents was working to raise the town Christmas tree. When heavy winds began […]
Check out this slideshow of highlights from around our district in 2016!
Welcome to the December 2016 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Message from the Superintendent A Positive Silverton High School Central Howell Students Thrive with Technology Pratum Students Sock it to the Community Have a wonderful and safe holiday season!
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Pratum School have been busy organizing a sock drive for local folks in need. During a lesson on citizenship, the students realized that they do well meeting citizenship standards in the classroom, but wanted to do something beyond their school to help the community. They decided that warm […]
Students at Central Howell School know how to use technology. From kindergarten through 8th grade, each of the school’s seven classrooms is equipped with a 65 inch, high-resolution screen that is used for interactive learning. “These new screens are replacing the older projectors that were used for displaying video, images or computer data on a […]
Students and staff at Silverton High School have been taking extra steps to promote kindness and respect in the weeks following the recent election. Their goal is to make sure that every student feels safe, welcome and accepted at school at all times. “Since the election, we’ve been talking more about who we are and […]
Last month, the Oregon Department of Education published the annual statewide report card that shows how our state’s public schools are performing. Here are a few highlights from our district: Our students continue to demonstrate individual growth at each grade level with most notable growth in the middle and high school grades. Our total student […]
Welcome to the November 2016 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Superintendent’s Message Thanksgiving Thoughts Silver Falls School District Safety Week Hometown Heroes Butte Creek’s Year is Off to a Great Start! Butte Creek Launches “No Homework” Policy Butte Creek Teacher Returns from Panama
Social studies teacher Garron Lamoreau is happy to be back in his Butte Creek classroom after taking a two-year leave of absence to teach at the International School in Panama. Lamoreau shared some thoughts about his Panama experience. Q. Tell us about your experience living and teaching overseas. A. The best part about living overseas is experiencing […]
Butte Creek School has taken to heart the old adage “All work and no play makes Jack (and Jill) a dull boy (and girl).” The K-8 school has instituted a no homework policy this school year. “Children should be spending more time outdoors being active and less time indoors doing busy work,” said Butte Creek […]