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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      


Posted 11/26/2014 07:30AM
Last Thursday, November 20, in anticipation of the movie's premiere, more than 50 students and staff gathered in the SDMS Library Media Center for a fun and highly competitive Mockingjay Trivia Contest. Students from seventh and eighth grades volunteered as "tributes" to represent their teams and to see whose knowledge of Mockingjay would reign supreme. Please click the title for more.
Posted 11/20/2014 02:00PM
November 19, 2014. Please click the title for more.
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 10/09/2014 08:23PM
October is National Farm to School Month. Wethersfield Public Schools Foods and Nutrition Department hosted a live "farmer's market" at Silas Deane Middle School on October 9. Students and faculty were encouraged to sample a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Please click the title for more.

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. 


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SDMS Events

  • December, 2014
    • TueDec23 Board of Education Regular Meeting CANCELLED CANCELLED
    • TueDec23 Minimum School Day
    • WedDec24 Holiday Recess
    • ThuDec25 Holiday Recess
    • FriDec26 Holiday Recess
    • MonDec29 Holiday Recess
    • TueDec30 Holiday Recess
    • WedDec31 Holiday Recess
  • January, 2015
    • ThuJan01 Holiday Recess
    • FriJan02 Holiday Recess
    • MonJan26 Grades 5 and 6 Parent Program for Growth and Development Unit 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMSilas Deane Middle School Auditorium
    • FriJan30 SDMS PAC DANCE 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMSDMS GYMNASIUM
  • February, 2015
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