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SFSD March 2017 Highlights

Welcome to the March 2017 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Superintendent’s Message Oregon Battle of the Books in Full Swing SHS Prepares Students for Health Occupations SFSD Graduation Rates Hold Strong

SFSD Graduation Rates Hold Strong

SFSD graduation rates continue to exceed state averages across all student groups and in Special Education, the district is far ahead of the state. With 80 percent of the district’s special education students graduating from high school compared to less than 60 percent state wide, SFSD in on the right track. “We are extremely proud […]

Oregon Battle of the Books in Full Swing

Silver Falls School District students from grades 3 through 12 have been flexing their reading muscles to prepare for the annual Oregon Battle of the Books competition. With support and encouragement from Christy Sander, OBOB coordinator and instructional coach, and Karyn Buchheit, SFSD parent and OBOB coach, students are gearing up to get in the […]

SHS Prepares Students for Medical Careers

Silverton High School senior Alex Cross is interested in a career in medicine. As part of the high school’s Health Occupations Program, she has spent time in the classroom learning some of the basics, including how to take vital signs, infection control practices and patient privacy laws. After observing health and after life care providers […]

Superintendent’s Message – March 2017

Connecting with students and staff on the slopes Each year, our Silverton Middle School media specialist Darby Hector organizes a handful of ski day trips for our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The trips bring students and staff together on Saturdays for fresh air, exercise and community building. Ms. Hector arranges for discounted lift […]

SFSD February 2017 Highlights

Welcome to the February 2017 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Superintendent’s Message Mark Twain Elementary Students Thrive in New Location English Language Learners Shine at Mark Twain Elementary Thinking Outside of the Desk Mark Twain First Graders Show Off Their Work on Seesaw

Mark Twain first graders reading and writing on Seesaw

Mark Twain first graders in Kathleen Hanberg’s class are learning to use on-line journals for writing, reading and sharing their work with each other and their families. Using a new app called Seesaw, the students write journal entries, read them to create voice recordings, listen and post them for classmates and parents to enjoy. “It’s […]

Thinking outside of the desk

When you walk into Donna Becker’s 2nd grade classroom at Mark Twain Elementary, you find a unique learning environment. Instead of desks and chairs lined in neat little rows, you see a canoe, a bunk bed, floor rugs, inflatable exercise balls and milk crates with cushions. The students are hard at work in small groups […]

English language learners shine at Mark Twain Elementary

Students in the English Language Development program at Mark Twain Elementary School are making great strides in school with support and encouragement from teachers, staff and families. The primary goal of the ELD program is for every student to learn to read, write, speak and listen in English every day. “We have a wonderful group […]

Mark Twain Elementary Students Thriving in New Location

The halls of Mark Twain are looking and sounding a little different this year with the transition from middle to elementary school that took place last September. With the closure of the old Eugene School building, the littles have moved to Mark Twain and the teens and pre-teens have made their home in the newly […]