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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 10/01/2014 09:00AM
Photos with descriptions from September 30, 2014. Please click the title to view the slide show.
Posted 09/26/2014 03:30PM
Evidence of oil in the waterway in Wintergreen Woods has been discovered. DEEP was contacted and has responded. Following the DEEP's recommendation, a licensed environmental contractor has set up containment, and sourcing the origin of the oil is currently in progress. Please click the title for more.
Posted 09/22/2014 03:14PM
This weeks activities will include: 1. Sanitary sewer work located between DiCiccio and Esposito fields. This is to relocate the partially blocked line under the running track. ---- 2. Drainage will be starting at the south lot near the main entrance. ---- 3. Extraction of the existing oil tank located just west of the main entrance. ---- please click the title for more.
Posted 09/22/2014 02:37PM
PSAT REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR JUNIORS ONLY SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 3RD ----- OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS OCTOBER 6TH ----- TEST WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH -- please click the title for more.

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  • October, 2014
    • WedOct01 SDMS CHORALE 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • WedOct01 SDMS JAZZ BAND 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • ThuOct02 SDMS RUNNING CLUB 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • MonOct06 SDMS RACHEL'S CHALLENGE ASSEMBLY - GR. 7 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMAUDITORIUM
    • MonOct06 SDMS RACHEL'S CHALLENGE ASSEMBLY - GR. 8 11:30 AM to 12:30 PMAUDITORIUM
    • MonOct06 SDMS CHORALE 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • MonOct06 SDMS JAZZ BAND 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • MonOct06 SDMS RUNNING CLUB 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • MonOct06 SDMS RACHEL'S CHALLENGE PARENT PROGRAM 6:30 PMSDMS AUDITORIUM
    • TueOct07 SDMS PAC MEETING 7:00 PMSDMS MEDIA CENTER
    • WedOct08 SDMS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • WedOct08 SDMS CHORALE 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • ThuOct09 SDMS DRAMA CLUB WORKSHOP 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • ThuOct09 SDMS RUNNING CLUB 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • WedOct15 SDMS CHORALE 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
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