As we know this is the best time to buy supplies for the upcoming school year here are some items students will need this school year: pens (black and blue), pencils, highlighters (4 colors for English class), notebooks (we suggest single subject notebooks for each class), and at least 1 two pocket folder for PE with prongs. If your child is in eighth grade please purchase a graph notebook. Teachers may require additional supplies which they will tell your child the first day. Please remember blue or red is not allowed which includes backpacks. If you need support for supplies or a backpack please let the front office know so that we may provide those items for your child.
On the wall of a portable next to the staff parking lot at Sylvandale Middle School, an image is emerging that makes you stop and take notice. Ms. Wallace, our incredible art teacher, and her students, have been out there on rainy days, on days when the sun’s heat bounces off the walls, painting a very important message to the neighborhood. With the help of stencil artist Kate DeCicicio, students learned to make their own stencils and to create a ‘counter-narrative’ to the political messages we are receiving, that tell Americans we don’t want more immigrants and ‘America is full.’ Students at Sylvandale have a different story to tell: that migration is natural, ‘it is OK!’, and that we are the faces of our immigrant country.