Principal's Message


    Mrs. Alison Trautmann-Lopez

    Welcome to Silver Lakes Middle School – A STEM Magnet School and proud home of the DYNAMIC DOLPHINS!  This year, our school and staff will "BE THE LIGHT" – serving as your lighthouse and beacon to guide you in personal well-being, academic achievement, athletic competitions, and behavioral expectations.  We know times are stormy and uncertain right now, so rest assured that we will provide that stability and support for all of our Dolphins and their families.

    It is an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Here at SLMS, we strive to deliver an academically rigorous curriculum within a personalized learning environment. Our STEM electives provide a practical, hands-on learning experience to solve real-world problems.   We offer other elective choices such as Medical Skills, Debate, Yoga, Global Scholars, Art, and Novel Studies to cultivate student interests.  We also have several high school level courses to choose from for students who want to engage in challenging and accelerated curricula.   

    Our athletic programs are award-winning, and we have many clubs and organizations for students to join to build character, citizenship, and leadership.  Opportunities Industrialization Centers (OIC) also runs a FREE after-school program, Monday through Friday until 6:15 pm, on-site at Silver Lakes Middle for those families seeking an extended learning day.  I am proud to announce that we also offer a dinner program each day after school for students participating in OIC, tutoring programs, clubs or athletics. More information about these programs and how they will be operating, due to COVID-19, will be forthcoming.

    Silver Lakes prides itself on our “family atmosphere” while providing a top-notch education to prepare our students for high school and the post-secondary experience.   Our teachers are dedicated, motivated, and inspiring – always going the extra mile for our students. Our students have a homeroom class each day which will offer an even more personalized experience, both socially emotionally, and academically, for all students. I welcome you to come and visit our school, and see for yourself, the best-kept secret in Broward County!


    As Dolphins, we stand for commitment, honesty, and respect. Come "BE THE LIGHT" and make your splash at Silver Lakes Middle! 

    Proud to be a Dolphin! 

    Alison Trautmann-Lopez, Principal