Rosalyn Bannon, Principal

Cynthia Fries, Assistant Principal

Helen Palazzo, Administrative Assistant

Gina Morisette, Administrative Clerk

551 Silas Deane Highway Wethersfield, CT 06109

(860) 571-8300 | Fax: (860) 563-0563

Regular School Day - 8:00A.M. to 2:35 P.M.

Minimum School Day - 8:00A.M. to 12:33 P.M.

Student Drop off 7:40 A.M.

School Cancellations

EMPATHY. EQUITY. ACHIEVEMENT.

Events & Announcements

SDMS students enjoyed a virtual author visit with Saadia Faruqi to learn more about her journey as a writer, her books, and her new Mad Libs Book on Eid al-Fitr! We even played a round of virtual Mad Libs! The visit was organized by the SDMS Library.

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Mr. Minor's 8th grade SDMS students demonstrated empathy and action this month raising more than $1,000 for Americares to help send medical supplies to suffering Ukrainians. With help from their teacher and the school library staff, they researched the Ukraine/Russia war; investigated and selected a non-profit organization (Americares); and created designs to make pins for peace using the school library's button maker. They learned that empathy and energy can make a difference in our world!

Monthly Choice Boards

SDMS Val.pdf


After-school Activities

After School Achievement Program

SDMS ASAP After School Activities Beginning January 24, 2022

Sponsored by Wethersfield Social and Youth Services at SDMS


Click to see flyer/program descriptions


Registration Link: https://rec.wethersfieldct.gov/


Questions/Contact: Patrick Telman: 860-721-2981

Running Club: Running/ Walking/ Fitness Club

RUNNING CLUB IS STARTING UP AGAIN IN THE SPRING

Who should join? You DO NOT need to be a runner!!!! We'll be exploring a variety of fitness activities including running routes, walking trails, and quick fitness drills for a healthy, fun & no pressure, extracurricular experience.

How do I find out more? Please email Mrs. Harmon charmon@wethersfield.me if you're interested in finding out more.

Math counts: JOIN MATH COUNTS!

MathCounts is “an innovative program involving teams of students using cutting-edge technology to create videos about math problems and their associated concepts.” Students will choose a math problem that they want to solve and will create a 3-5 minute video to accompany their explanation. Videos can be entered in a competition series and great prizes are available!

MathCounts will meet on Thursdays after school from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Please email Mrs. Buechele (tbuechele@wethersfield.me) for more information.

MathCounts

Tess Buechele

Green Team - Math Teacher

Silas Deane Middle School

Wethersfield, Connecticut

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Musical Opportunites

SDMS is proud to offer musical and performance opportunities for students interested in performing or participating in a Jazz/Stage Band, Drama Club, & Chamber Orchestra. All groups have Google Classrooms which can be shared with interested students & families. If you have any questions about the programs or Google Classroom access email the directors!


Jazz Band - Mr. Berloe, mberloe@wethersfield.me


Chamber Orchestra - Ms. Caravella, ecaravella@wethersfield.me


Chorale - Mr. Cofrancesco, scofrancesco@wethersfield.me


Drama Club - Mr. Berloe & Mrs. Maddock mberloe@wethersfield.me & cmaddock@wethersfield.m

Yearbook Club

Be part of the fun when SDMS students take on the challenge of planning and producing the school yearbook!


Yearbook club meets once a month. Email Ms. Mills for more information.

Silas Deane Middle School

Educates approximately 570 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.