Call it a family, call it a community, or call it a high performing team — Silverhill Elementary School overflows with energy and purpose. Staff and parents are committed to celebrating the individuality of each child while upholding high standards for their achievement. The teaching and support staff recognize the importance of balancing social and academic growth, and strive to provide opportunities for each child to reach their full potential.
We strongly believe that children bring their own experiences to the classroom and use their prior knowledge to construct new understanding through process oriented, hands-on, experiential learning. Critical thinking skills are emphasized through solving real world problems, and participating in discussions and activities that require higher order thinking skills. When our students bring their diverse cultural experiences to their Silverhill school family, we recognize the importance of creating an inclusive atmosphere that empowers children to become positive influences in the larger community and the world. We strive to create a climate where children get along with one another and appreciate their differences.
The concept of “team” pervades the formal and informal structures at Silverhill. Parents are integral to all aspects of the school program, whether serving on the Parent Advisory Committee, PTA, volunteering in the classroom, participating in school wide events, or supporting their children in learning. Teachers plan and implement curriculum in collegial “families,” and in turn group work is an important part of every child’s classroom experience. Groups of teachers, parents and administrators work together to develop, manage and evaluate our plans to improve achievement and fulfill the goals of our school-wide plans.
The staff and I are passionately committed to giving our children the tools to be adaptable, productive individuals, respectful of the learning environment, and mindful of their personal responsibility as a citizen of the world. We want to make a strong, long-lasting, positive impact on learning for your child.
Pam M. Moorer, Principal