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Silas Deane Middle School 

551 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 563-3490
(860) 563-0563  fax 

Mr. Don Sierakowski, Interim Principal
Ms. Cynthia Fries, Assistant Principal      

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. 

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Posted 10/22/2014 07:25AM
Award winning young adult author Padma Venkatraman visited Silas Deane Middle School on Monday, October 20th , courtesy of Dr. Lynda Valerie of the Central Connecticut Writing Project and in collaboration with the Silas Deane Middle School Library Media Center. Dr. Venkatraman spoke to both seventh and eighth grade students in separate assemblies and shared her experiences as a young girl growing up in India who survived a nearly deadly snake bite, her life as a scientist and oceanographer in charge of research vessels in a mostly male-dominated field, and how these experiences have shaped and influenced her as a fiction writer. Please click the title for more.
Posted 10/21/2014 08:28PM
Wethersfield School District is celebrating the nutritious benefits of a balanced school lunch with events all week long! Please click the title for more.
Posted 10/21/2014 06:45PM
On Friday, October 17, 2014, Rob Buyea visited Emerson-Williams School. Please click the title for more.
Posted 10/21/2014 07:23PM
Here is the Spring/Summer Issue of 2014! Please click the title for more.

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SDMS Events

  • October, 2014
    • FriOct24 SDMS PAC DANCE 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMSDMS GYMNASIUM
    • MonOct27 SDMS INDIGO TEAM FIELD TRIP 9:00 AM to 1:15 PMOLD WETHERSFIELD
    • MonOct27 SDMS CHORALE 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • MonOct27 SDMS JAZZ BAND 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • MonOct27 SDMS RUNNING CLUB 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • TueOct28 SDMS TURQUOISE TEAM FIELD TRIP 9:00 AM to 1:15 PMOLD WETHERSFIELD
    • TueOct28 SDMS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • TueOct28 Wethersfield Board of Education Regular Meeting 7:00 PMTown Hall
    • WedOct29 SDMS DRAMA CLUB AUDITIONS 2:30 PM
    • ThuOct30 SDMS MAGENTA TEAM FIELD TRIP 9:00 AM to 1:15 PMOLD WETHERSFIELD
    • ThuOct30 FRENCH MOVIE NIGHT 2:30 PM to 4:30 PMROOM 015
    • ThuOct30 SDMS DRAMA CLUB AUDITIONS 2:30 PM
    • ThuOct30 SDMS RUNNING CLUB 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • ThuOct30 Shared Services Committee Meeting 5:30 PMTown Manager's Conference Room
  • November, 2014
    • MonNov03 SDMS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
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