Senior JESSICA DIDAS, a member of the Class of 2023 at Silver Creek High, was recently recognized by CollegeBoard with a National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program award. This award is presented to qualifying students who score in the top 10% on the PSAT/NMSQT and/or Advanced Placement exams in their state. Congratulations to Jessica on being named a 2022-2023 scholar for excellence in academic achievement and accomplishing this milestone during an especially demanding period of her high school career. #Classof2023 #BlackKnightPride #BKP #WeAreSilverCreek
5 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Jessica Didas class photo
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Congratulations to the 2022 inductees to the Black Knight Hall of Fame who were honored this month. Pictured are Jason Bonasera and Matt Johengen of the Class of 2007, Jon Williams of the Class of 2006 and Scott Piccolo of the Class of 1989. #wearesilvercreek #BKP #blackknightpride
6 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Jason bonasera, matt Josephson, Jon Williams and Scott Piccolo
๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—ฆ' ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—•๐—จ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—ช๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—”๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—–๐—ฆ: As part of the Seal of Civic Readiness Program, a group of Silver Creek students are looking to acknowledge the many citizens who dedicated their time serving our country in the U.S. Military. ๐Ÿ‘ During the 2022-2023 academic year ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป, ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฎ & ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ are working on creating a more permanent ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€โ€™ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น, to be housed in the long brick hallway between the elementary and high school gyms, near the pool entrance. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป! If you would help us honor the contributions of our veterans, please fill out and submit the Veteran Information Card included in this post. Our students will be compiling nominations and working to present our service members so families, students, and the community can recognize all those who have served to protect our freedoms. ๐Ÿ—ฝ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ, through ANY of the following ways: 1. Mail the completed Veteran Information Card: to Silver Creek High School, 1 Dickinson Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136, Attn: Miss Kristen Foley 2. Have your child bring the card into school and drop it off to teacher Kristen Foley, in room 183 in the high school 3. Email the information to: If you have any questions, please donโ€™t hesitate to contact Miss Foley at the email address above. Thank you to all our veterans for your service and thank you all for helping to honor them.
6 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
in Honor of Our Veterans graphic with an American flag
A sidelong view of the future Veterans' Tribute Wall showcase between the high and elementary schools
A view of the Veteran Info Card for submission
๐Ÿšจ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—™๐—™ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐Ÿšจ Meet ๐—ž๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ก ๐—š๐—˜๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฅ, our new Food Production Manager for Silver Creek Central School District. She is brand-new to our community so please help us give her a warm welcome as she embarks on her first year with our Black Knight family. ๐Ÿ‘‹ โ€œIโ€™m excited to learn this new side to my trade and meet all of the faculty and kids,โ€ says Geiser. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿซ FAMILY & PETS: She has been married for nine years and they have three โ€œamazingโ€ grade-school age children and a large, Black, mixed breed dog named Stanley that is getting old. ๐Ÿถ INTERESTS: When she is not at work, she likes to run, cook, and watch her kids play their sports. ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ช FAVORITE QUOTE: โ€œThere's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.โ€ - John Lennon ๐ŸŽผ EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: She was a line cook for six years and a pastry chef for 13 years. She and her husband owned a small restaurant in Washington, Mo. She holds an associate degree in Culinary Arts. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“
6 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
a  family snapshot of Kristen Geiser with her spouse and their 3 kids.
Chronic absence affects all kids, not just the absent ones. Learn how to get kids in #SchoolEveryDay here: #AttendanceMatters #wearesilvercreek
7 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Good attendance graphic
CONSTITUTION DAY: Members of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ—ฝ Learn more: #ConsitutionDay #CitizenshipDay
9 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
We the People on scrolls that look like the Constitution on top of a part of an American flag
Freshmen and sophomores in Global Studies classes with Mrs. Jessica Kardashian ventured outside last week (Friday, September 9, 2022) to form a heart of flags on the Silver Creek High campus in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. The students discussed the events of 9/11, listened to former President George W. Bushโ€™s speech and talked about Operation Enduring Freedom and its lingering effect on the world. โ€œWe were really proud to commemorate the lives affected 21 years later,โ€ says Kardashian of the group effort to remember the victims and honor those continuing to endure loss and hardship because of the acts of that day. โ€œIt was a small gesture to remember the spirit of September 12th after the devastation of the 11th.โ€ In addition, these Black Knights learned about the stories of 9/11 first responders, their legacy of leadership and the enduring issue of their fight for healthcare in the aftermath of the tragedy.
10 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Students stand in front of flag pole
students put flags in heart shape on ground in front of high school flag pole
students smile behind their lawn heart made out of flags
students pose on lawn outside silver creek high
๐— ๐—”๐—ž๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜๐—œ๐—ฅ ๐— ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ž: Pre-Kindergarten students celebrated International Dot Day on Thursday (September 15, 2022) by making dot shirts in Mrs. Danielle Jakubowicz's classroom. They taped out the first letter of their names on their shirts and bingo-dabbed away. ๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸ ๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŸฃโšซ๏ธโšช๏ธ๐ŸŸค Pictured standing, left to right, are teachers Audra Russo, Mrs. Jakubowicz and Melissa Matney with their group of Black Knights. International #DotDay is inspired by a book titled "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds in which a teacher inspires a student who believed they couldn't draw to โ€œmake her mark.โ€
10 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
3 educators stand behind a group of young students wearing hand-dotted T-shirts
3 educators stand behind a group of young students wearing hand-dotted T-shirts in an alternate pose
Silver Creek High School will host an ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก ๐—›๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—˜ for students in grades 9-12 tonight (Thursday, September 15, 2022) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›
11 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
open house logo
National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15 and the 2022 theme is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation." Please join Silver Creek Central School District in celebrating the achievements, histories, traditions and cultural diversity of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Americans whose heritage is rooted in 20 Latin American countries and territories: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Poster designed by Ms. Irene Matos Chan. #HispanicHeritageMonth #ExploreYourWorld #ThursdayThoughts
11 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 poster
๐—œ๐—ก ๐—–๐—”๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ ๐— ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—— ๐—œ๐—ง: Silver Creek Central School District honor student and Boy Scout ๐—ฆ๐—”๐— ๐—จ๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—ข๐—ช๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in August 2022. Please join us in congratulating him on this impressive accomplishment! As his Eagle Scout project, Samuel renovated the Funeral Chapel at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Silver Creek. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 267 of Fredonia and is the son of Sheridan residents Ron and Marianne Bowers. Read more via the Dunkirk Observer:
13 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
A photo of Samuel Bowers above the words "Sheridan teen earns honor of Eagle Scout" from the Sept. 10, 2022, edition of the Dunkirk Observer newspaper.
September is ๐—”๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜๐—ก๐——๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›. Silver Creek Central School District believes building strong, trusting relationships that promote a feeling of belonging is fundamental to improving student attendance & engagement. Learn more:
13 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Photo of a teacher holding a globe as several students raise hands in front of her over the words "Students are more likely to go to school if they know someone cares whether they show up. #schooleveryday" Attendance works.
Silver Creek High School is hosting an ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก ๐—›๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—˜ for students in grades 9-12 on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please join us! ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›
13 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Exterior view of Silver Creek High
THEIR #BKP IS GENERATIONAL: Silver Creek Central School District was delighted to see grandparents among those greeting our students on the first day of school (Tuesday, September 6, 2022) to wish our Black Knights well as we begin the 2022-2023 academic year. In observance of Grandparentsโ€™ Day (Sunday, September 11, 2022) please join us in the celebrating the generational connections at SCCS. One grandparent on hand Tuesday was Class of 1979 graduate Kathy (Erwin) Garrett, who stopped by to capture some snapshots of first-grader Vinny on his first day ever attending in-person school. The new elementary student โ€“ who is in the Class of 2032 -- was accompanied by his parents, John and Kelly Plucinski, who are 1998 and 2001 graduates of SCCS, respectively. Mrs. Plucinski, a member of the Hanover & Silver Creek Garden Club, sent fresh flowers from Farm in Peace in Collins with her son to present to his teacher. Also present was John Charry, a member of the Class of 1972, who waited for the buses to arrive at the elementary school Tuesday in the hopes of greeting his four grandchildren โ€“ Olivia, Cameron, Johnny and Madeline โ€“ on their first day back. Their parents are Kyle and Alicia Halstrom.
15 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Kathy Garrett takes a photo of her daughter Kelly and grandson Vinny as dad John looks on.
Vinny, Kelly and John Plucinski outside SCES with Superintendent Todd A. Crandall in the background
John Charry greets a grandchild on the first day of school
Please join Silver Creek Central School District in honoring the memory of all the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Our Black Knight family will never forget. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™ #PatriotDay #September11 #neverforget
15 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
9/11 bunch of american flags photo
๐—•๐—”๐—–๐—ž-๐—ง๐—ข-๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—ข๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—™๐—˜๐—ง๐—ฌ: A highlight of the Back-to-School Bash held last week (Aug. 30, 2022) at Silver Creek Central School District was a ๐—•๐—œ๐—ž๐—˜ ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐——๐—˜๐—ข facilitated by School Resource Office Wes Johnson & District Nurse Jennifer Johnson. They mapped out an obstacle course to teach proper bike safety on sidewalks and roads and helped families properly fit helmets for students.
17 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Wes Johnson and two students at the Bike Rodeo in August 2022
An aerial view of the obstacle course on the parking lot
Wes Johnson and Jen Johnson pose outside with 4 kids and their bikes
A line of bikes and outside Silver Creek elementary for the Bike Rodeo 2022
Hilbert College Night Set Sept. 20, 2022: The Southern Erie County Association's Annual College Night is scheduled Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hafner Recreation Center at Hilbert College, 200 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, New York. Nearly 100 colleges/universities will be represented. Students, family and friends looking to pursue higher education are warmly invited. No RSVP needed. For more information, reach out to Lauren Carlin at
17 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Annual College Night at Hilbert College flyer Sept. 20 2022
๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—™๐—™ ๐— ๐—˜๐— ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ง Meet Heather Krystofiak, the new principal of Silver Creek Elementary School! Please help us with a warm welcome for Ms. Krystofiak as she joins the Black Knight community for the 2022-2023 academic year. โ€œI am so excited to be part of a wonderful team and be able to help bring back some fun, in-person events,โ€ says Krystofiak โ€œAlso, I am excited to work with elementary students and continue to foster a loving and safe environment for them.โ€ ๐—™๐—”๐— ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ & ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฆ: Her fiance's name is Mark and she has three stepchildren-to-be. She has three cats โ€“ Gracie (Florida cat), Slinky and Luna. She lives a street away from her dad and hangs out with him often. In her spare time, she enjoys volleyball, bowling, music, basketball, painting, hiking, kayaking, and reading fun books. ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ข๐—ช๐—ก ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ: โ€œOne quote that motivates me is โ€˜It's OK, fix it.โ€™ I use this to remind myself and others that you can/will make mistakes,โ€ says Krystofiak. โ€œHowever, moving forward to try to fix it will show growth and understanding.โ€ ๐—•๐—”๐—–๐—ž-๐—ง๐—ข-๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—ข๐—Ÿ ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฃ: Remember to get plenty of sleep and eat a good breakfast each day. ๐—˜๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก & ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜: Krystofiak has a bachelorโ€™s degree in Childhood Education with a Middle School extension Social Studies 7-9, a masterโ€™s degree in Educational Leadership and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School District Leadership. She spent a lot of time with the National Writing Project and supported the program as a teacher consultant. She has worked in different facets of education as an elementary teacher, middle school English and social studies teacher, writing coach, sports coach, staff development specialist with BOCES, and as assistant principal at Amherst High School.
17 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
new staff member composite image of Principal Heather Krystofiak of Silver Creek Elementary
Kindergarten teacher Jessica Vara's students look on with delight as art teacher Mrs. Anderson plays the guitar during the first week of the 2022-2023 academic year at Silver Creek Elementary School.
18 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Art teacher Ms. Anderson plays the guitar for Jessica Vara's Kindergarten students during art class
๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—™๐—™ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก Meet JESSICA TARNOWSKI, a new math intervention teacher at Silver Creek Elementary School. Please join us in warmly welcoming her to our Black Knight family for the 2022-2023 academic year. โ€œI'm excited to meet the staff and students and build long-lasting relationships,โ€ says Tarnowski. ๐—™๐—”๐— ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ & ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ง๐—ฆ: She and her husband celebrate their two-year wedding anniversary in October, although theyโ€™ve been together for 12.5 years. They have four fish, two dogs โ€“ Oscar and Oliver โ€“ who are 7 years old, and a 6.5-month-old daughter named Willow. ๐—•๐—”๐—–๐—ž-๐—ง๐—ข-๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—ข๐—Ÿ ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฃ: Just breathe and take it all day by day or moment by moment. โ€œThis is something I've been telling myself for the last month as I'm anxiously counting down the days until I have to leave my baby girl and start at a whole new school,โ€ says Tarnowski. โ€œIt's exciting but nerve-racking at the same time!โ€ ๐—›๐—ข๐—•๐—•๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ & ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฆ: She loves to tie-dye and create all sorts of thing with her Cricut. ๐—™๐—จ๐—ก ๐—™๐—”๐—–๐—ง: In 2011, she had major spine surgery to correct her scoliosis. She now has two 12-inch rods and 22 screws holding her spine in place. ๐—™๐—”๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—ค๐—จ๐—ข๐—ง๐—˜: She isnโ€™t sure who coined the phrase, but she has always lived by the motto "what's meant to be will always find a way."
19 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Composite image of new staff member Jessica Tarnowski