Students and staff celebrated Thanksgiving together by gathering for a traditional meal. Students were excited to help cook and prepare the food, serve one another and even helped clean up! Guests from local school districts and community agencies joined the students and enjoyed their time together. Capital Academy wishes all our students and families a Happy Thanksgiving! Visit our website to learn more about Capital Academy


The Mayflower (Some Assembly Required)

The students in Academic 3 had been recently learning about the arrival of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower and lead teacher, Miss Forrest, found a way she could tie her lesson with a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) project. Each students task was to build a "Mayflower ship" using only 3 pieces of construction paper and two paperclips. Each ship's strength was then tested by adding marbles to see how many it could hold before sinking. Each marble was meant to represent one Pilgrim family. Each student was able to stay engaged and was able to properly [...]

The Mayflower (Some Assembly Required)2019-12-27T17:29:53-05:00

Thanksgiving Events

The week prior to Thanksgiving was a busy one. The Transition program shopped and cooked food for our Annual Thanksgiving Feast. Students, staff, and families gathered for the event. Food was served and the entertainment was amazing. Our school choir performed “Don’t Give Up On Me” by Andy Grammer. Our canned food drive classroom winners were Ms. Marin’s class and they will be receiving a pizza party! Artwork created by classrooms were auctioned off as well. On Friday, students participated in a Turkey Trot around the school. The 1st place finisher from each class got to pie a staff [...]

Thanksgiving Events2019-12-19T18:20:01-05:00

Jessica Steps It Up

This past month Jessica has really stepped up and has helped out all over the campus, being a team player with a positive attitude affects everyone, because they see the dedication. Jessica was chosen because she is a great role model for staff and students. "Jessica is able to step into any room, any position and take over with professionalism and ease which is a huge positive impact on the whole school" - Jenelle Droke Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

Jessica Steps It Up2022-01-18T00:29:11-05:00

Ms. Rees Impact on Students

Ms. Rees has had a significant impact on students over the past month by being a consistent source of accountability and respect. Students have lauded Ms. Rees for her kindness and willingness to help out in any and all situations. Staff members selected Ms. Rees for her positive attitude and being willing to take on multiple roles throughout the school. She has added a special flair to the school with her positive attitude and by adding color and decorations to our hallways. "Be good to people; you will be remembered more for your kindness." - Mandy Hale Ms. [...]

Ms. Rees Impact on Students2022-01-18T00:29:12-05:00

Sable Turns Our Day Around

Sable has improved her communication skills incredibly. She now communicates with staff and other students willingly, and passionately. Sable has gone from ignoring and avoiding conversation with staff, to being beyond willing to enjoy a conversation with everyone. Not only do you get to enjoy a conversation with Sable, but you also get to walk away from the conversation with a good laugh. Sable can turn anyones whole day around, she walks into every room with a smile on her face. Every chance you get to hangout with Sable is chance well taken. Sable is very humorous, and [...]

Sable Turns Our Day Around2022-01-18T00:29:12-05:00

It’s IAN Day

Ian has been on level blue since the very start of school. He has recently hit blue day 40 and was able to have an "IAN" day where he watched his favorite movie in our cozy back room and got his favorite lunch delivered. Ian works increasingly hard during academic rotations and will even work through his break to ensure all of his weekly work is complete. He is becoming increasingly social in class and has made new friends in the past few months.Ian making it to blue day 40, the highest in the class, was a huge [...]

It’s IAN Day2022-01-18T00:29:13-05:00

Mrs. Rosy, An Irreplaceable Team Member

Mrs. Rosy, as the students call her, has been an imperative part of our team since the Livermore sites first opened. She services both our Elementary and High School campuses and is crucial to the success of students at both. At the Elementary campus her focus is primarily on deescalation tactics, socializing skills and world readiness. At the High School, students benefit from her social and group therapy, crisis intervention, and coping strategies. Not only does Mrs. Rosy help all of our students but she also is a team member in every sense of the word! She is [...]

Mrs. Rosy, An Irreplaceable Team Member2022-01-18T00:29:13-05:00

Leticia Encouragement

Leticia is a great team member and can always be counted on to do whatever it takes to help the students. She provides a consistent and encouraging support that enables her students to grow. Her hard work, attendance, and going above and beyond attitude is why she is our Staff of the Month. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

Leticia Encouragement2022-01-18T00:29:14-05:00

Kiara’s Constant Positivity

Kiara's constant positivity serves as a model for her peers. Everything she does is for the Sierra students. She always makes sure that her students are well served and that their needs come first. Kiara Lloyd, K-4 Oasis teacher, recently completed her graduate degree from Grand Canyon University, earning a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in special education. In addition to her role as classroom teacher, Ms. Lloyd also serves as the Sierra School of Phoenix IEP Compliance Coordinator. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

Kiara’s Constant Positivity2022-01-18T00:29:14-05:00