De'Andre says he, “used to do crazy things like get mad and yell at my teachers and classmates. Sometimes, I would get really mad and try to hurt other people. I've gotten a lot of help with controlling myself. Now I get to go on a tour and see a new school where I will have more opportunities. It's been hard work, but my family and my teachers never gave up on me." Learn more about De'Andre and his progress below: Learn more about our school today.
Cheyenne is a very independent student; she likes to complete her work all by herself. Cheyenne had a hard time asking for help or accepting help if an assignment was incorrect, but she is now doing better in that area. Cheyenne also works at the coffee cart, and we are very happy with her customer service. She is very nice to everyone and helpful with the orders. Learn more about our school today.
Our November choice for Student of the Month is Jah’lon. Jah'lon continues to exemplify what it means to be a CASE student. He is considerate to all of his peers and offers assistance around the class. He has positive behavior and regularly encourages his fellow classmates to be on their best behavior. Jah'lon has a great attitude and always wants to make you smile. Congratulations, Jahlon! Learn more about our school today.
Our October Student of the Month is Leslie. Leslie has gone above and beyond in accepting the responsibilities that go along with supporting her school community. Leslie has been volunteering in one of our elementary classrooms, managing the Student Store, as well as managing our campus Coffee Cart. Leslie’s dedication to supporting others is truly commendable. Thanks, Leslie! Learn more about our school today.
Our October Student of the Month is DeAndre. DeAndre has done an amazing job of demonstrating restraint and using his coping strategies. DeAndre has consistently asked for a break when he is starting to feel frustrated, speak to a staff member, or used a fidget to regulate himself. Way to go, DeAndre! Learn more about our school today.
Congratulations to Macynn, who was selected by Sierra Staff of Peoria to be the Student of the Month for September. Macynn came to Sierra with the goal of completing some credit recovery, and through a lot of hard work, was able to complete almost an entire year’s worth of core credits in just nine weeks! Macynn’s dedication has paid off, and he has been able to return to his homeschool on track to graduate. Congratulations, Macynn! Congratulations to Adam, who was selected by Sierra Staff of Peoria to be the Student of the Month for September. [...]
Congratulations to Elijah, who was selected by Sierra Staff of Peoria to be the Student of the Month for August. Elijah has been able to exhibit what it’s like to be considerate, accountable, safe, and engaged by being able to complete all of his assignments on time, being kind to peers, and always having a smile on his face. Congratulations to William, who was selected by Sierra Staff of Peoria to be the Student of the month for August. William has been helping throughout the entire campus by assisting with maintenance needs. William’s willingness to take [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]