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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Ryan's Story

Seventh and eighth grade students attended a very powerful assembly on Tuesday, October 27, Ryan’s Story.  Mr. John Halligan discussed with our students the sensitive subjects of bullying, depression, cyber bullying and suicide. John shared the story of his son Ryan's life and challenges he faced as a young teen.  Ryan, died by suicide on October 7, 2003 after being bullied by classmates at school and online.  Ryan was only 13 years old. Halligan’s presentation covered the lessons learned too late for his family regarding how to deal with bullying, cyberbullying, and teen depression.  A presentation was also held for the community on Tuesday night to empower parents with strategies to take preventative actions with their own children. There were 64 families in attendance learning from Mr. Halligan's presentation, "If I could have a do-over." A link to Mr. Halligan’s powerpoint has been put up on the SDMS website for community viewing as well as links to additional resources.

We are thankful to have had to opportunity to offer this to our students and families. Please take a moment to visit his website, www.ryanpatrickhalligan.org for additional information and resources.



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Silas Deane Middle School News

Posted 06/06/2016 01:49PM
We are gearing up for summer break, and hope students can relax and enjoy the sunshine. We also want them to keep their minds active while they're away from the classroom. You may already know that we offer free digital books through OverDrive (http://wps.lib.overdrive.com), which provides 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks. What better way to engage your student's mind than through reading? This summer, OverDrive is offering the OverDrive Summer Read program which is another way to keep students reading during summer break. A collection of Juvenile and Young Adult titles are now available for multiple students to borrow beginning June 1 through 30. Please click the title for more.
Posted 06/03/2016 12:34PM
SUNDAY JUNE 5th, AM only. AN ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF BICYCLES! ALL STYLES! ALL VINTAGES! Please click the title for more.

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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. 


  • July 2016
    • ThuJul28 BOE Committee Meeting - Finance & Information Management 3:00 PMStillman Building, Superintendent's Conference Room
    • ThuJul28 BOE Committee Meeting - Policy and Planning 4:00 PMStillman Building, Superintendent's Conference Room
  • August 2016
    • MonAug22 SDMS LINK CREW TRAINING 8:00 AM to 12:15 PMSDMS
    • TueAug23 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PMTown Hall
    • WedAug24 SDMS GRADE 7 ORIENTATION DAY 8:00 AM to 12:15 PMSDMS
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