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Winter Dance 2023

HRA is excited to announce our Winter Dance 2023 will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16th. The dance will occur during regular school hours, with Lower School students attending from 9:30-10:30am and Upper School students attending from 10:30-11:30am. In addition to music, dancing and games, refreshments will be provided. Alternate activities will also be available for any students preferring not to attend the dance. Learn more about our school today.

Winter Dance 20232023-01-09T14:54:05-05:00

Sierra Chefs Program Makes Learning Life Skills Sweet

Students at the Sierra School of Sacramento don’t mind getting their hands dirty when it comes to learning. After a significant amount of interest from the students, staff launched Sierra Chefs, a food-focused program, aimed at teaching life skills – like food handling, money management and shopping – in a fun, engaging and hands-on way. “These life skills are critically important for our students to master,” said Kim Guzman, a Sierra School of Sacramento special education teacher. “The Sierra Chefs program provides an entertaining method for our students to practice key skills they will need throughout their lives.” A bi-monthly [...]

Sierra Chefs Program Makes Learning Life Skills Sweet2023-01-11T16:54:34-05:00

SESI’s Behavior Tip of the Month: Building Relationships

One of the most important aspects of a positive school community is relationships—those between staff and students and between the students themselves. Building strong relationships helps us be proactive and preventative in how we approach student behavior; the better we know our students, the more we know how to help them be successful. Let’s talk about relationships within a school community, why they’re so important to the success of students, and how these relationships can be modeled in day-to-day interactions. Student-Staff Relationships Relationships between staff and students are at the core of a school’s community and culture. In fact, research [...]

SESI’s Behavior Tip of the Month: Building Relationships2022-12-30T15:04:43-05:00

Season of Giving and Gratitude at Excel Academy of Roseland

What better way to bring in the holiday cheer than sharing with others during the season of giving? Students at the Excel Academy of Roseland, part of the Chicago Public Schools’ Options Network, channeled the spirit of giving back with this year’s “HOLI-Dance”. Staff asked students to bring at least one canned food item for entry to the event. By the end of HOLI-Dance, approximately 75 cans were collected for donation to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church’s food pantry. HOLI-Dance attendees were also entered into a drawing for a free turkey, with student Jakari taking home the traditional Thanksgiving entrée. Excel [...]

Season of Giving and Gratitude at Excel Academy of Roseland2022-12-29T14:22:30-05:00