High School

Welcome to Silver Creek High School!

1 Dickinson Street
Silver Creek, NY 14136
Phone: (716) 934-2603, ext. 1116
Fax: (716) 934-2103

Principal Mr. Kyle Yelich, ext. 1115
Principal's Secretary Mrs. Jody Johnson, ext. 1116
Dean of Students Mr. Kevin Rice, ext. 4961
Social Worker Mrs. Beth Miller, ext. 2992
Athletic Director Mr. Sean Helmer, ext. 4208

Hours of Attendance: 7:32 a.m. to 2:31 p.m.

Office Hours: 7:10 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

High School Bell Schedule

Student Arrival: Approximately 7:15 a.m.
Screening/Breakfast/Report to 1st Period: 7:15-7:30 a.m.
1st Period: 7:35-8:20 a.m.
2nd Period: 8:23-9:08 a.m.
3rd Period: 9:11-9:56 a.m.
4th Period: 9:59-10:44 a.m.
Period 5a: 10:47-11:11 a.m.
Period 5b: 11:14-11:32 a.m.
Period 5c: 11:35-11:59 a.m.
6th Period: 12:02-12:47 p.m.
7th Period: 12:50-1:35 p.m.
8th Period: 1:38-2:23 p.m.

Student Parking Permits

Students may drive and park their cars in the large parking lot on the EAST side of the building. Students must park in the first two rows on the high school side of the lot only.

  • All students must obtain a parking permit and have that permit displayed on their rearview mirror.

  • Permit applications can be obtained from the high school office.

Dress Code: An Important Part of the Educational Climate

The District has designed a Code of Conduct that includes a student dress code. The dress code was written with two major features in mind; safety for all students and hygiene concerns. Beginning in September 2009, all elements that are stated in the Code of Conduct will be enforced. It is important that the school community and our students respect and support this policy.

Some highlights of this policy:

• Students must wear shoes, sneakers, or dress sandals.

• All students should be covered from the shoulders to the mid thigh.

• Pants should fit securely around the student's waist (with no undergarments displayed.)

• Boys must have sleeves on their shirts.

• Girls must keep tops covering upper body area. No undergarments should show.

• No biker chains or studded jewelry can be carried with students.

• Makeup for cosmetic reasons, not makeup for display or drama purposes.

• Federal Law prohibits any type of garment that states alcohol, tobacco, or drug products or that degrades one's race, religion, sex, or personal status.

The dress code will be enforced uniformly and consistently throughout the school year.

Attendance Policy


SCHS Students Compete in 2022 STEM Wars

Students hold up their T-shirts

Pictured: Ms. Francine Rondinelle from Dream It, Do It W.N.Y. visited Mr. Francisco’s HS Tech Explorations class to congratulate them on their Rube Goldberg Video Entry to 2022 Chautauqua STEM Wars.  The class was given a $100.00 Chamber of Commerce Gift Card and T-shirts. Ms. Rondinelle also talked to the class about manufacturing and industry in the Chautauqua area and getting students exposed to potential careers in many exciting fields.

Black Knights in the Tech Explorations class with Mrs. Janet Decker and Mr. Jamie Francisco at Silver Creek Central School District produced a Rube Goldberg Machine as part of the 2022 Chautauqua County STEM Wars Competition. Our students were challenged to submit a video of the machine because of COVID restrictions and distancing at Jamestown Community College.

A Rube Goldberg Machine is a mechanism that can accomplish a very simple task with the most complicated series of steps imaginable. The Tech Explorations class chose to build a machine to push or pull a chair under a desk.

Designs for their 11-step machine were sketched out in large drawings and assembled to realize how they needed to connect the actions to pull in the chair. Student teams were required to use only common household or classroom materials.

It took quite a lot of trial-and-error and experimenting to adjust the parts to work together. For example, mousetraps don’t always snap when you want them to. In the end this was a fun, interesting and different way to learn that physics can be fun.