Visit Lauren at the Coffee Cart!

Name: Lauren Grade/Age/Teacher: 12th gr/17 years old Accomplishment: Successfully managing Coffee Cart Lauren has really hit her stride in her final year at Sierra School of Peoria. This is her third consecutive year as the manager of the campus coffee cart, and she has truly made it her own. Lauren has been recruiting, interviewing, and training new hires; but her true passion is creating monthly specialty items for the menu. This past month, she modified store-bought brownies as a fun back-to-school treat and created a new slushy recipe through plenty of trial and error, which she [...]

Visit Lauren at the Coffee Cart!2021-12-28T12:43:16-05:00

Chloe Is Resilient

Chloe has been doing a fantastic job with transitioning back into an in-person learning environment. She has shown great maturity in dealing with staffing changes in her classroom and displays a positive attitude toward her staff and peers. Chloe is a resilient young lady who has been working diligently this school year and has achieved gold level status. We are so proud of Chloe and the growth she has demonstrated this year. Way to go Chloe! Prize/incentive: Chloe requested lunch from one of her favorites, McDonalds! Learn more about our school today.

Chloe Is Resilient2021-07-31T11:57:37-04:00

Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Month

The month of April is dedicated to autism awareness. Sierra School of Peoria has been participating in and coordinating many activities for our students and families. We started off the month with a BBQ and provided custom made "light it up blue" masks for all the staff. Our high school transitions team, staff, and students who run the coffee cart created specialty drinks for the month, "light it up blue" foam for the latte drinks and a signature blue lemonade. Our SHINE high school students created handmade jewelry and [...]

Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Month2021-07-02T13:13:06-04:00

Anthony’s Incredible Efforts

Anthony has been selected for our March Student Spotlight for his incredible efforts. He is working on credit recovery with the goal to earn his high school diploma. Since joining Sierra School of Peoria, Anthony has earned credits in Algebra, Digital Arts, Physical Education and English. He has been focused on coming to school every day, having exemplary interactions with staff and his peers, and having fun playing basketball with his peers. He has challenged Mr. Kirk to a game of volleyball - his all-time favorite sport! Anthony has shown the dedication to achieve his goal and every day [...]

Anthony’s Incredible Efforts2021-03-25T13:15:21-04:00

De’Andre Is Resilient

De’Andre has experienced some struggles during the pandemic with virtual learning and being away from school. These struggles have had a big impact on him and he has faced many challenges. However, De’Andre is resilient. He continues to focus on the positive things in his life like basketball, coming to school every day with a smile and also letting us know when he is feeling overwhelmed so we can process with him. De’Andre is currently working on his coping skills such as jumping on a trampoline, eating a snack, drawing, or reading about animals. He also continues to excel [...]

De’Andre Is Resilient2021-02-19T20:19:26-05:00

Wyatt’s Successful Transitioning

Wyatt has been successfully transitioning back to his home school, Cactus High School. He is enrolled in two classes and doing a great job of meeting the expectations for both campuses. Wyatt, we are very proud of your accomplishments! Learn more about our school today.

Wyatt’s Successful Transitioning2021-01-29T20:14:33-05:00

Maleek Is A Model Student

Maleek has worked very hard to earn his way to blue level in the classroom. Maleek loves to put a smile on staff and peers face by giving them compliments. Maleek has also been working on stay on task during Math and Reading rotations by showing others how to be a good student in the classroom. Maleek is an enjoyable student who loves to smile. He is able to make someone's day just by being himself and giving compliments to the staff. He enjoys earning legos, free time, and also loves to hang out with his friends out on [...]

Maleek Is A Model Student2022-01-18T00:34:52-05:00

De’Andre’s Hard Work

De’Andre has been selected for December’s Student of the Month for being a helpful, well-mannered, and a hardworking student. De’Andre has been working hard on being helpful in the classroom and around campus. De’Andre is able to help by setting up the classroom in the morning and cleaning in the afternoon to help keep our classroom and campus clean. De’Andre also helps Mr. Kevin on Fridays to tear down our classroom by moving chairs and desks. De’Andre is always looking for an opportunity to help any staff that needs a job done. He continues to work on his manners with [...]

De’Andre’s Hard Work2022-01-18T00:28:43-05:00

Andrew’s Huge Accomplishment

Andrew Lopez met his exit criteria to return to his home school and has begun transitioning part time. Andrew's behavior has improved significantly and he has become a positive example and role model to his peers. Andrew Lopez is always willing to help all staff. He is highly requested when help is needed as he does such a wonderful job with anything he is asked to do! His positive attitude and work ethic are greatly appreciated! Transitioning back to his home school is a huge accomplishment for Andrew. He is doing fantastic and we are receiving positive feedback [...]

Andrew’s Huge Accomplishment2022-01-18T00:28:45-05:00

Student of the Month: Joseph

What has Joseph accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Joseph has worked very hard to earn his way to be a Gold Level student. He regularly volunteers to run daily errands for his teachers, such as; make copies, sweep the classroom, or help empty trash bins. Joseph has also been helping his peers stay on task during Math rotations by showing them examples of math problems during his free time. Joseph deserves this award for being a model student and an example of what it means to be on Gold Level. He [...]

Student of the Month: Joseph2022-01-18T00:31:14-05:00