Silas Deane Middle School 

551 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 571-8300
(860) 563-0563  fax 

Mrs. Susan Czapla, Principal
Ms. Cynthia Fries, Assistant Principal      

Helen Palazzo, Administrative Assistant
(860) 571-8300  Ext. 2602

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Letter from the Principal, Mrs. Czapla

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Silas Deane Middle School News

Posted 07/22/2015 01:25PM
We hope you are enjoying wonderful books this summer! Please remember to enter the titles of the books you are reading onto your Reading Logs, and bring your completed logs to your new teacher when school begins. Check out the Wethersfield Public Library for exciting summer reading activities!
Posted 06/08/2015 02:09PM
Silas Deane Middle School's Karen Marshall has been selected as the 2015 Teacher of the Year for the Wethersfield Public Schools. Karen was officially nominated by 9 of her middle school colleagues. Please click the title for more.
Posted 06/02/2015 07:41AM
On May 19, seventeen students from the Silas Deane Middle School Technology Club traveled to RHAM Middle School to test their custom made solar cars. However, as the clouds rolled in, students quickly modified their solar cars to work indoors using batteries and switches. Students in seventh and eighth grade worked in teams to design and build the fastest battery powered car. This was the second meeting for the schools, as they met previously on May 12 to plan out their designs. Students learned how solar panels work, how solar cars are made at the collegiate level and how the right gear ratio could improve their vehicles. On race day the competition was strong as students competed in two heats. Students were then ranked and raced for the championship. Please click the title for more.
Posted 05/12/2015 07:22AM
Click on the image for information regarding the free, federal Summer Meals Program for kids 18 years old and younger in Connecticut.

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Silas Deane Middle School

Silas Deane Middle School educates approximately 620 seventh and eighth graders and serves students from a variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds. We are a state-of-the-art facility consisting of ceiling mounted projection systems in each classroom, and teacher stations consisting of DVD/DVR/CD players. In addition, the school has a television studio, 26 interactive smart boards and 4 computer labs.

SDMS is organized into student-teacher teams offering classes in language arts, math, social studies, and science, world language (Spanish, French, and Italian) and/or learning strategies. In addition to the team subjects, students take classes in art, technology education, family and consumer science, physical education and music. Students rotate through unified arts classes each trimester in their teams. A trimester schedule allows for interdisciplinary unit development and implementation.

At Silas Deane Middle School we prepare students for life and life’s experiences. We believe the aim of education is a process of personal development and service that can bring fulfillment to oneself and to others. We believe that each student is unique and has a varying capacity to relate to the world of people, things, and ideas. We encourage each student to develop competency, a positive self-image, independence, a sense of responsible freedom, and a desire to express and understand feelings. 

Our developmental process designs programs based on a student’s past, present and future education. We hold that this process includes equal program opportunities for each student in terms of funding, community resources, administrative, and staff-student concern in the pursuit of academic excellence. 

All learning activities will focus on skills related to academic subject areas, vocational education, decision-making, interpersonal relationships, creative expression, and participation in the democratic process. We approve of and support programs that give each student an understanding of peoples, cultures, and communities. We believe each and every student can make a positive contribution to our society. 


  • August 2015
    • MonAug31 First Day of School for Students Wethersfield Public Schools
  • September 2015
    • ThuSep03 SDMS Grade 7 Open House 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMSilas Deane Middle School
    • FriSep04 SDMS PICTURE DAY
    • MonSep07 Labor Day - No School Wethersfield Public Schools
    • TueSep08 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PMTown Hall
    • ThuSep10 SDMS Grade 8 Open House 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMSilas Deane Middle School
    • TueSep15 SDMS 7TH GRADE MAGAZINE DRIVE ASSEMBLY 9:00 AM
    • TueSep15 SDMS 8TH GRADE MAGAZINE DRIVE ASSEMBLY 10:00 AM
    • MonSep21 SDMS LATE BUS BEGINS 3:15 PM
    • TueSep22 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PMTown Hall
Around the District view all news
Photos from August 18th through August 26th.
Photos from August 5th through August 17th.
Photos from July 27th through August 4th.
We hope you are enjoying wonderful books this summer! Please remember to enter the titles of the books you are reading onto your Reading Logs, and bring your completed logs to your new teacher when school begins. Check out the Wethersfield Public Library for exciting summer reading activities!
Photos from July 9th through July 17th.

Wethersfield Public Schools

127 Hartford Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-571-8100

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