The Dragons' Lair

August Edition

From the Principals

Hello Dragon Families:

What a great start to the new school year! The students and teachers were so excited to meet all their new friends and start learning new things!

In case you haven’t had a chance to meet us yet, let us introduce ourselves:

Sandy Myers is the Principal at Silver Creek Elementary School. This is my fourth year as principal at Silver Creek Elementary. Before that, I was the principal at Silver Creek Primary for 6 years. My family and I live in Sellersburg. We have three children. My girls both attend Silver Creek Schools and my son graduated from SCHS. My husband and I believe Sellersburg is the best location around to raise and educate our children!

Jon Sifers is our Assistant Principal! This is his fourth year serving in this position. He also taught at Silver Creek Elementary School for 8 years. He graduated from Silver Creek High School and is a veteran of the United States Navy. His wife, Liz Sifers, teaches kindergarten at Silver Creek Primary School. They have two children. Reece is 9 years old and Whitley is 7 years old. Reece and Whitley both attend Silver Creek Elementary!

Our door is always open. If you have something you would like to speak with us about, please call the office at 246-3312 to set up an appointment. We are happy to listen and would love to meet each of you! You can also email us at or

We, along with our staff, will continue the work to ensure ALL students are learning at high levels. This means that we want ALL students meeting their grade level expectations or above. Teachers have identified what is most important for students to learn. They will teach these lessons in their math and reading blocks. Based on their assessments, we will know who learned and who did not. Our daily FIRE time will allow us time to reteach students that may need more time to learn. It will also allow us to enrich the learning for the students that got it. In addition to this, we have a block of time to work with students that are below grade level. Due to our early dismissal on Wednesdays, teachers will have an opportunity to discuss this work and learn what is working best.

We believe that YOU are the most important teacher in your child’s life. We must work together as partners to ensure ALL students are successful this school year. All of the SCE staff will do everything possible to make sure your child is getting the best possible education!

It is our goal to be sure each child feels safe, enjoys learning, and builds positive character traits. We know we can speak for the whole staff when we say, we are excited to start this new year and can’t wait to get to know each of you and your children!

Technology Agreement

We need all students at SCE to have a signed Device Usage Agreement annually. Many parents signed these during our Meet and Greet evenings. If we do not have this signed, please print, sign and return to school as soon as possible. Without this form, your student may not be granted Chromebook use.

On this form, there is an optional insurance section. This is completely at your discretion. If you would like to opt into the insurance program we need to have your check payable to Silver Creek School Corporation (NOT Silver Creek Elementary) by the end of the week next week, Aug. 12th.

SCE's School Counselor

We would like to introduce our school counselor, Jacklyn Goode. We are so excited she is here to help serve your family!! Here is a message from Mrs. Goode.

My name is Jaclyn Goode and I am your school counselor. I am entering my 20th year as an educator and 10th as a school counselor. I have worked for the former West Clark School Corporation, Borden-Henryville, and Scott County School District 2. I attended the University of Southern Indiana for my bachelor’s degree in elementary education and the University of Louisville for my master’s degree in school counseling. I am also a proud parent of two Silver Creek students.

I am excited and honored to be a part of the Silver Creek Elementary family! My job is to help your students become better learners by providing a comprehensive counseling program that meets their academic, social/emotional, and career development needs. I love working with and providing resources for students, teachers, families, and community members. Please let me know how I can help. The best way to contact me is through email.

Silver Creek School Corporation