Paideia Seminar at PTO Meeting

Please join us for our next general PTO meeting Tuesday, October 22nd 6-7pm. Our Sylvan Park Paideia team will walk us through a Paideia seminar. This meeting is so helpful in understanding what makes our school so unique.Childcare and Pizza is provided. Please RSVP to Ruth Butler at

Or just view it here (4 pages, click buttons at the bottom to move to the next page, etc.)


4th Grade Engineering Unit

To wrap up the 4th grade Science Engineering Unit, Jack O’Neil, a mechanical engineer of IC Thomasson, came to speak to Mrs. Eberle’s class. Jack shared the plans of his current project with the students. This was a great opportunity for the students to see the “real world application” of what they had learned in the classroom. 

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Teacher Appreciation celebrated the teachers and staff by hosting a breakfast that included bagels and pastries from Star Bagel. The group also provided coffee, juice, casseroles and quiches. It was another fun way to say thank you for everything they do.

West End Musicians

Sixth grade band students from West End Middle School performed outside Sylvan Park Oct. 3 before the Prospective Parent Coffee for Sylvan Park parents with administrators from West End. All students, led by Madeline Mara, attended Sylvan Park!

Trunk or Treat at HHS

Families from all Hillsboro cluster schools are invited to dress up and get treats at Hillsboro’s Prospective Family Open House and Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Academies, clubs, teams and other groups will hand out treats and showcase the opportunities available at Hillsboro High School.

New Trees for Garden/Playground

Students Finn Murphree and Ellie Mac DeGiron helped dads Barry Murphree and Ryan Ervin plant a red maple, a tulip poplar and a Rose of Sharon in the school garden and on the playground. The Tulip Poplar, donated by Barry, is that state tree of Tennessee.

Fun Run & Spirit Week Details

The Fun Run is this Friday!

As a celebration of our fundraising campaign, all students will participate in the Panther Pride Fun Run on Friday. 

Each grade will go to the outdoor playground/track area during their Related Arts time to run/jog/skip/walk and celebrate together on the track! 

We invite family members to attend, if able, to join in on the school spirit and celebration!  

Fun Run Schedule: Friday Oct 4
Kindergarten     12:40-1:40
1st                   9:00-10:00
2nd                       11:10-12:10
3rd                      1:45-2:45
4th              10:05-11:05

To make our first Fun Run a success- we need adult volunteers from each grade level to help set up, breakdown, keep everyone safe and administer first aid. Please consider lending a helping hand for one hour: sign up here to volunteer, or just show up and lend a hand!

Leading up to the this Friday’s Fun Run- we will celebrate with Fun Run Spirit Week!

Encourage your student to participate and we hope to see you Tuesday at M.L. Rose and/or Friday at the Fun Run!!!

Science News

Last Friday, second graders investigated friction and considered how important friction is for polar bears who live on ice.  They were so independent that second grade lead science volunteer Molly Miller, teachers, and parent volunteers (Rachel Gibbs, Kaitlan Brock, Eric Spivey) could (mostly) kick back and watch them experiment. Kindergarten students will have their first science lab this week on October 4.

Everyone interested is urged to attend the first meeting of the Science Committee at 8 am Monday, Oct. 14 in the science room.

Spirit Night @ ML Rose

ML Rose is giving Sylvan Park 15% of sales ALL DAY TODAY, so come for lunch or bring the whole family to check out the new kids menu items and patio! Bring a paper or digital copy of the flyer for our school to receive the percentage.