Thank you to all the first responders and local emergency workers who visited Silver Creek Elementary to teach our young Black Knights about safety in observance of Fire Prevention Week in October 2021. We are grateful for your support! #BKP #BlackKnightPride #SilverCreekCSD
3 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Students check out a fire truck outside Silver Creek Elementary
A first responder discusses fire safety with students in the Silver Creek gymnasium.
A row of young students wearing masks give the thumbs up as they wait to check out an emergency vehicle outside their school
Students inside an emergency vehicle prepare to evacuate
Silver Creek Central School District is spotlighting its Board of Education members during School Board Recognition Week (Oct. 18-22, 2021)! Next up is member MARJORIE FOXTON, who has served as a dedicated volunteer for our Black Knight family since joining the board in 2002. She is a Black Knight through and through – most of her life has been spent as a student, teacher or volunteer for our district – and wants to emphasize the importance of the values of board members. “I’m invested -- along with the total board – in helping make our school so successful in a number of ways,” says Foxton. She says that as a child she was “totally educated” by the Silver Creek Central School District and loved her teachers. She credits her experience as a Black Knight student for inspiring her to pursue education as a career. “Then I felt I would love to be a part in helping our school and students to use the skills I had been educated with so I could share them with every student I would have in class,” says Foxton. “I was so blessed with the professors I had at Fredonia College. They trained us to be positive with our students and help the students to use love when dealing with each other.” For anyone in the community curious about pursuing school board candidacy, Foxton has some gentle insight: “If you have an interest in education and how important it is in childrens’ lives, then you will bring the values to help every family, student and the total school to develop the positives so needed in our country today,” she says. “You would be a blessing.” Silver Creek CSD is grateful for Mrs. Foxton’s service to our students and community. Please join us in thanking her for her dedication to our Black Knight family! Thank you, Mrs. Foxton! #SchoolBoardRecognitionWeek #SilverCreekCSD #BlackKnightPride #BKP #onceablackknightalwaysablackknight
3 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Marjorie Foxton on the left with the words Member of the Silver Creek BOE on the right with the black knight logo below
Silver Creek Central School District's Quiz Bowl team competed yesterday (Oct. 20, 2021) at Jamestown Community College and won 36-33 in a close match against Randolph Central School District that came down to the second. Captain Karissa Buchanan led the team along with Isabella Daniels and Michael Dispenza. The team returns to JCC on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, for a next match against Southwestern Central School District! The Silver Creek team is coached by Jessica Kardashian and Caitlin Wojciechowski. The match can be heard Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. on WJTN 1240 AM and 101.3 FM radio.
4 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
QUIZ BOWL graphic with two silhouettes at a game show style podium on the left
Third-grade writing lessons in the ELA classroom of Mrs. Danielle Schuster at Silver Creek Elementary School had a Halloween theme this week as students imagined what would happen if their teacher turned into a witch! It looks like they had fun with this creative, seasonal assignment. Enjoy some photos of these young writers at work. #WitchyWednesday #WriterWednesday #BKP #BlackKnightPride #SilverCreekCSD
5 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Two students work on a writing assignment at their desks
a masked student looks at his witch writing assignment
a girl in a pink vest uses crayons to work on her witch writing assignment
Two students wearing masks work on their witch writing assignment
Silver Creek Central School District is spotlighting its Board of Education members during School Board Recognition Week (Oct. 18-22, 2021)! Next up is President STEPHEN BOOTHE, who has spent the past 8 years as a dedicated volunteer for our Black Knight family after being elected to the board in 2013. Here’s a little more about him: He moved to Silver Creek in 1995. He and his wife of 25 years have four children, all of whom attended SCCS. Three have graduated but one is currently attending high school. “We love Silver Creek and what the district has done for our children,” says Boothe. Mr. Boothe believes education is the prerequisite to success, which allows one to give back to others in the community. “My wish is for all the children of this district to get the education they need and one that will prepare them for their future,” says Boothe. LEARNING, SUPPORTING & INSPIRING For those interested in running, being a school board member requires a commitment of time and effort. The board has bi-weekly public meetings and there are also committee meetings that take place from time to time. “During the budget development process we have occasional weekend meetings,” says Boothe. “I believe most people would be surprised how long it takes to put together a school budget and how much work is involved.” Attending professional development activities is important to him in order to keep up with constantly changing issues and trends in education. “School board membership is highly rewarding,” says Boothe. “But it requires a significant commitment of time and energy.” Silver Creek CSD is grateful for Mr. Boothe’s service to our students and community. Please join us in thanking him for his dedication to our Black Knight family. Thank you, Mr. Boothe! #SchoolBoardRecognitionWeek #SilverCreekCSD #BlackKnightPride #BKP #onceablackknightalwaysablackknight
5 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
BOE President Stephen Boothe
Winter sports registration for Silver Creek Central School District is now open via Family ID: https://www.familyid.com/.../silver-creek-central-school... ❄️💪 Be sure to follow our Athletics Department on Twitter @bkpcoach
6 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Support Staff Vacancy Announcement for 2021-2022 at Silver Creek Central School District. POSITION: Custodian (Civil Service Title: Working Supervisor) Full-Time, 12 Months QUALIFICATIONS: Must meet minimum qualifications per Civil Service INITIAL POSITION LOCATION: Buildings and Grounds SALARY AND BENEFITS: Per CSEA Contract JOB DUTIES, SKILLS AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL OR POSSESSION OF A HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA AND TWO (2) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN BUILDING MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE, GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OR BUILDING CLEANING MAINTENANCE USING MECHANICAL FLOOR CLEANERS. For additional qualifications, see the Civil Service information below. APPLY TO: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, completed civil service application, references, and certifications to: Lisa Rohloff, Business Administrator Silver Creek Central School District P.0. Box 270 Silver Creek, NY 14136 DEADLINE: October 22, 2021 WORKING SU PERVISOR DISTINGUISING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An employee in this class is responsible for the efficient accomplishment of a wide variety of manual tasks in keeping municipal equipment, buildings, grounds, recreational areas and streets cleaned and functionally maintained. The work is performed according to general practices and policies set by superiors, but wide leeway is allowed for the use of independent judgment in organization of own work and in planning and directing the work of subordinates. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Supervises and participates in the following work activities: Performs daily floor cleaning including stripping and waxing using mechanized equipment; Sweeps and mops floors; Collects and disposes of trash; Washes windows, light fixtures and other building items; Makes minor repairs to mechanized cleaning equipment and performs preventive maintenance; Dusts desks, woodwork, furniture and other equipment; Mows grass, trims shrubs, rakes leaves and performs other laboring tasks in the upkeep of grounds; Cleans streets, access roads, parking areas, culverts and basins; Clears brush and beautifies recreation areas; Cleans stream banks and lake shores of debris; Performs minor electrical, plumbing and carpentry repairs on municipal buildings and recreational areas; Paints interior and exterior wood, metal, and masonry surfaces to include preparation of surfaces; Keeps inventory of cleaning supplies and requisitions replacement products; Keeps records of activities or accidents and makes simple reports; Inspects cleaning and maintenance work of subordinate employees; May load, unload, receive, transport and check delivery of goods. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE. SKILLS. ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of building cleaning methods, procedures and equipment; good knowledge of the principles involved in the use of mechanized cleaning equipment; Working knowledge of building, grounds and recreational area maintenance and repair techniques and practices; some knowledge of the repair and preventive maintenance of standard mechanized cleaning equipment; Skill in the use of hand and power tools; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to operate a motor vehicle and small motorized vehicles; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to plan tasks in logical sequence; mechanical aptitude; initiative and resourcefulness; dependability; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of experience in building mechanical maintenance, grounds maintenance or building cleaning maintenance using mechanical floor cleaners. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A. When Assigned to Towns. Schools. or Villages - Possession, at time of appointment and during service in this class, of a valid NYS Motor Vehicle Operator's license appropriate for the type of vehicles which the employee may operate. When assigned to towns, schools or villages, possession, at time of appointment and during service in this class, of a valid NYS Motor Vehicle Operator's license appropriate for the type of vehicles which the employees may operate. When assigned to County of Chautauqua Department of Public Facilities, Possession at time of appointment and during service in this class, of a New York State Class D Operator's License. Revised 11/14/2012
6 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
WE ARE HIRING graphic with words at top and a magnifying glass with a black knight on a horse in the middle with the words Join the Black Knight Family below with SCCS
Silver Creek Central School District is spotlighting its Board of Education members during School Board Recognition Week (Oct. 18-22, 2021)! First up is GREG COLE, a longtime member and past president of the BOE. He has served consecutively since July 2013 as a dedicated volunteer for our Black Knight family. Here’s a little more about him: He and his wife, Judy, first moved to Silver Creek in 1984. As a professional educator he spent 32 years as a classroom instructor of Career and Technical Education for Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES. He retired from BOCES in 2016. He presently serves as an adjunct lecturer for the The State University of New York at Fredonia’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences. He teaches courses in Data Networking, Cybersecurity, Management Information Systems, and Web Programming. He and Mrs. Cole are active in the community. They have three adult children and all them graduated from Silver Creek Schools and SUNY colleges. INSPIRING VOLUNTEERISM He knows that public education can prepare all students for successful careers. As a high school senior, he had the opportunity to go to Brazil as an exchange student. Brazil did not have free public education. If a family could not afford to pay tuition for their children then those children would not be able to attend school. “I saw firsthand how important education is to our career opportunities and to our quality of life,” says Cole. “We, in America, are blessed and fortunate to have free and appropriate public education for all children. It is for this reason that I am inspired to volunteer my time to ensure that all of the students in our district are receiving a high-quality education.” INFLUENCE & OVERSIGHT School board members take on one of the most important citizen responsibilities: overseeing the education of the community's youth. Behind the scenes, the life of a school board member can be very rewarding. “I enjoyed presenting with Superintendent Todd Crandall at the 2019 New York State School Boards Convention about ‘Designing a Successful Capital Project and Vote,’ " says Cole. “I also appreciated the support that I received from the other Silver Creek BOE members who were in attendance there.” GETTING INVOLVED Being a school board member requires a commitment of time and effort. The school board has bi-weekly public meetings and there are also committee meetings that take place from time to time. “During the budget development process we have occasional weekend meetings. Attending professional development activities is important in order to keep up with constantly changing issues and trends in education,” says Cole. “School board membership is highly rewarding, but it requires a significant commitment of time and energy.” Silver Creek CSD is grateful for Mr. Cole’s service to our students and community. Please join us in thanking him for his dedication to our Black Knight family! Thank you, Mr. Cole! #SchoolBoardRecognitionWeek #SilverCreekCSD #BlackKnightPride #BKP #onceablackknightalwaysablackknight
6 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Greg Cole in a suit jacket and tie on the left with the words GREG COLE Longtime member & past president of the Silver Creek BOE and the knight logo
It’s #schoolboardrecognitionweek! Silver Creek Central School District would like to thank our board members for their ongoing commitment and service to our students and community. #BlackKnightPride #BKP
7 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Seven school board members wearing masks stand in a library
MS/HS PICTURE RETAKES are scheduled for Wednesday, October 27. This will be the LAST DAY for senior retakes! Come to the HS lobby between 8am and 12pm.
12 days ago, Emily Cole
PICTURE DAY for Silver Creek Elementary School is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Order code is 61176VF. 📸😁🏫
13 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Outline of a camera with the black knight logo in the center of the lens
ELEMENTARY EVENTS for Silver Creek Elementary School for the weeks of Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, 2022. MONDAY, OCTOBER 11 is Indigenous Peoples Day / No School TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 Lunch Menu: Taco or Ham Sub WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 Lunch Menu: Pizza or Turkey Sub THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 Lunch Menu: Cheeseburger or Ham Sandwich FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 Lunch Menu: Pizza or Turkey Wrap WEEK OF OCTOBER 18, 2021 MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 Lunch Menu: Popcorn Chicken or Ham Sub TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 Lunch Menu: Hot Dog or Turkey Sandwich WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 is Fall Picture Day Lunch Menu: Pizza or Ham Sandwich THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 is PJ Day Lunch Menu: Meatball Sub or Turkey Wrap FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 is Superintendent Conference Day / NO SCHOOL UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, October 29: Halloween Celebration – 9:30 a.m. parade Thursday, November 11: Veteran’s Day – NO SCHOOL Friday, November 12: Pre-K through grade 5 early release at 11:45 a.m. #BKP #BlackKnightPride #ElementaryEvents #SilverCreekCSD
13 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
The exterior and main entrance of Silver Creek Elementary School. Brick building with benches in front and trees to the side.
Please be advised tonight’s varsity football game has been postponed until Monday, October 11 at 1:00 pm.
17 days ago, Emily Cole
Photos from the 2021 Powder Puff game for Silver Creek High School! Congratulations to the seniors! Be sure to follow our Athletics Department on Twitter at @bkpcoach #Classof2022 #BKP #BlackKnightPride #SilverCreekCSD
18 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Black Knights pose outdoors by the bleachers, some in matching Pink T-shirts
Joyful Black Knights pose in front of the scoreboard at the football field at Silver Creek CSD
Black Knights smile for the camera on the football field at Silver Creek CSD
Silver Creek Central School District held a dedication ceremony recently (Sept. 23, 2021) marking the end of the third phase of its now-completed 2018 Capital Project. The expansive improvements – which included an upgrade of its communications system, implementation of LED lighting, the addition of sidewalks, expanded parking, a remodeled band entrance, the addition of three bus bays in the transportation garage, a new pole barn and more -- were approved by voters in March 2018. Board of Education President Stephen Boothe, Vice President Martha Howard and members Matthew Bogosian, Gregory Cole, Jerry Cross, Marjorie Foxton and Scott Pulver were on hand to commemorate the completion of one of the major aspects of the project – a six-classroom addition at Silver Creek Elementary that took nearly two years to finish. In addition, Jacob Mountain, Architect/Architectural Designer with Clark Patterson Lee, and owners’ representative Tim Brunswick, who oversaw the coordination of the project for the district, attended. Paul Hedin, AIA Architect/Principal Consultant, also of Clark Patterson Lee, was not able to attend. #BlackKnightPride #SilverCreekCSD #CapitalProject
20 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Board of Education members and professionals involved in the Capital Project stand outside Silver Creek Elementary.
The groundbreaking shovel used for the Capital Project hangs on a wall above a small plaque
A classroom addition plaque with names of those involved hangs on the wall.
Groundbreaking Ceremony plaque from 2018 on the wall under the shovel makes note of the addition and date of June 27, 2019
The October 2021 cafeteria menus for Silver Creek Central School District are now available. Friendly reminder that ALL our Black Knight students receive FREE breakfast and lunch. #BKP #BlackKnightPride #SilverCreekCSD
24 days ago, Silver Creek CSD
Elementary Breakfast Menu
Middle and High School Breakfast Menu October 2021
Elementary Lunch Menu October 2021
Middle School Lunch Menu October 2021
High School Lunch Menu October 2021
Please join us on September 30th for Orange Shirt Day. It is an annual awareness campaign that originated in Canada. The main goal is to raise awareness about the impact of the Indian Residential School systems as well as promote the concept of “Every Child Matters.” The Orange Shirt Day campaign was launched in 2013 by Phyllis Jack Webstad, a residential school survivor. On her first day at school, Phyllis had her new orange shirt taken away from her and she never saw it again. If you’d like to hear Phyllis’ story, see the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3vUqr01kAk
27 days ago, Emily Cole
Orange Shirt Day 2021