Rosalyn Bannon, Principal

Cynthia Fries, Assistant Principal

Helen Palazzo, Administrative Assistant

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

Welcome to SDMS 7th Graders

SDMS Val.pdf

Virtual “After-school Activities”

Student Council

First Meeting will be on November 17th all are welcome to join.

Email for more information

Running Club: VIRTUAL Running/ Walking/ Fitness Club!!!!!

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.

WHEN is it? We will have an informational running/walking/fitness club meeting on Tuesday, November 10th at 3:30.

How do I find out more? Please email Mrs. Harmon if you're interested in finding out more. I'll send you an invite to the informational meeting!

AGENDA for the informational meeting: We'll discuss possibilities for the club (I want your input)....... as well as decide on the BEST day for us to meet virtually each week- this can be flexible!!!!

Math counts: JOIN MATH COUNTS!

Are you interested in exploring fun math problems and filming a creative and inspiring video to explain how to solve them? Then, sign up for the MathCounts Video Challenge! 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!

Math Counts will meet VIRTUALLY on Thursdays after school from 3:30 pm- 4:00 pm. The first meeting is THIS Thursday 11/12/20. If you are interested, but can't make it this week, just let Mrs. Buechele ( know. Please fill out the attached questionnaire:


Tess Buechele

Green Team - Math Teacher

Silas Deane Middle School

Wethersfield, Connecticut

Musical Opportunites

We are happy to announce that our SDMS after-school groups are ready to start! Please use the attached form to sign-up for Chamber Orchestra, Chorale, Drama Club & Jazz/Stage Band.

All meetings, rehearsals, events are completely virtual, and this year there are NO AUDITIONS! Anyone interested in any of the groups should sign-up!

The first meeting is on Monday, 11/9/20 from 3:30pm to 4:00pm. Don't worry if you can't make that day or time, all events are very flexible so you can contact the director of the group with any questions and join at any time.

We are very excited to offer the potential for virtual performances, musicals (new versions of shows are available for virtual performances!!), and new combinations of groups like Chorale, Band, and Orchestra playing together. Anyone interested throughout the year can be a part, whether you are taking Chorus, Band or Orchestra or any other UA class. You can sign-up for multiple groups and be a part of multiple groups if you'd like.

If you play guitar, piano, drums, you're welcome as well!

Please contact the directors with any questions, and use the attached form to sign-up.

Chorale - Mrs. Fitch,

Drama Club - Mr. Berloe,

Drama Club - Mrs. Maddock,

Chamber Orchestra - Ms. Caravella,

Jazz/Stage Band - Mr. Berloe,

SDMS Music & Drama Groups

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.

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.