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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Mural on the third floor of Silas Deane Middle School
Students worked alongside Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Jandreau to complete a mural on the third floor of Silas Deane Middle School.  Selected artwork from artists Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, Wayne Thiebaud, Pablo Picasso, Katsushika Hokusai, and Andy Warhol were highlighted.

A big thanks and congratulations to the following students who worked many hours to complete the mural this year!:

Lindsey Pia
Isabella Heinzmann
Lynn Blot
Mark Zocco
Tori Villagra
Sammie Strong
Elizabeth Malicki
Bethany Ostergren
Clarissa Nock
Juliana Buonopane
Abby Ribeiro

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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. 


  • March 2017
    • ThuMar30 SDMS DRESS REHEARSAL SPRING PRODUCTION - GR. 6
    • FriMar31 SDMS SPRING PRODUCTION 7:00 PM
  • April 2017
    • SatApr01 SDMS SPRING PRODUCTION 7:00 PM
    • SunApr02 SDMS SPRING PRODUCTION 2:30 PM
    • MonApr03 SDMS BUY ONE GET ONE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR (ENDS 4/7) 7:30 AM to 3:30 PMSDMS MEDIA CENTER
    • TueApr04 SDMS BUY ONE GET ONE BOOK FAIR 7:30 AM to 3:30 PMMEDIA CENTER
    • TueApr04 SDMS PAC MEETING 6:30 PMMEDIA CENTER
    • WedApr05 SDMS BUY ONE GET ONE BOOK FAIR 7:30 AM to 3:30 PMMEDIA CENTER
    • WedApr05 WHS PTSA Meeting 6:30 PMWHS Library Media Center
    • ThuApr06 SDMS BUY ONE GET ONE BOOK FAIR 7:30 AM to 3:30 PMMEDIA CENTER
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Did you know that Wethersfield students can borrow free eBooks and audiobooks and download them to personal mobile devices or read them through a Browser on a Chromebook through Overdrive? Click to title to find out more!
Our Wethersfield High School dance team took first place in two recent competitions. Please click for more.
Wethersfield High School proudly presents "Sister Act", one weekend only, March 10 at 7:30pm, and March 11 at 2pm and 7:30pm. Click to Read More
On Thursday November 17th, outstanding students, support staff, and parents in the Wethersfield Public Schools were recognized for their special accomplishments and contributions. Please click for more.
Photos from October 18th through November 14th.

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

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