The students made me birthday cards, which was so sweet! Here is Nicholas sharing his with me, who is also our student of the month. He has worked so hard in earning his points, ignoring bad behaviors, and wanting to try his best when completing work. Learn more about our school today.
This month students worked on black history month and made posters to go with it. They all presented them to one another in the classroom, where they learned that some people they did research on are still alive today. This showed them that history isn't so old, and many things are still occurring today. Learn more about our school today.
Luna, Sierra's therapy dog came for a visit! Students and staff were all eager to meet her! Learn more about our school today.
Edward is a student who tries very hard to use his coping skills when negative feelings arise. He joined us 3 weeks before the pandemic, so we did not have much in person time with him until this school year.He has made so much progress throughout his time with Sierra School of Livermore. Learn more about our school today.
It has been a fun day watching staff and students dress up for Halloween and be part of festivities like we all once enjoyed pre-COVID days. For the month of October, Sierra School of Livermore heavily focused on helping students manage their behaviors as it seemed like most students continued to struggle with being back in class. Luckily, the month of October gives staff a lot of opportunities to be creative. From mummy wrapping, cookie decorations, scary stories, jeopardy games, and pizza parties, students really started showing more engagement! [...]
What has this student done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Before Patrick came to our program he was doing half days without any demands. He started our program mid January on full days and was immediately frustrated when he was on red. As a kid who thrives in a positively reinforced environment it was not long before Patrick got accustomed to our level system and worked hard to get on Blue. He prides himself on following directions and is having continuously smoother transitions from rotation to rotation. The amount of work Patrick has been [...]
Ms. Dash recently joined us for the opening of our new classroom. With a background in behavior management ranging from small children to teens, she was the perfect fit for the new classroom. She has focused on building rapport with the new students to make them feel more at home in their new environment. Her ability to recognize antecedents and deescalate situations helps our students and classroom to run smoothly and efficiently. She emotionally supports each and every student and takes a personal stake in their success. We are all so excited to have Dash on our team! She comes [...]
Sierra School at Livermore High is on a roll! Student attendance has increased steadily and it may be thanks to the coffee bar! Staff has created more incentives to help motivate teens to wake up and find their personal drive to come to class. This month, we have seen students engage and complete more non-preferred tasks. Staff are eager to continue to help students thrive by creating a positive atmosphere and positive incentives. We hope to see more work accomplished so that we can celebrate their successes. Learn more about our school today. [...]
Our students came back from break eager and ready to learn. We updated our counselling department and redecorated the room for them. We are excited to announce that many of our students have started to mainstream and integrate into general ed electives. They are enjoying classes like P.E, Cooking, and Math. They are exceeding our expectations and are thriving in their mainstream classes. The teachers all report they are a joy to have in class and our staff intends to continue to encourage our students to step out of their comfort zone and get more involved in classes on campus. [...]
Miss Simran is an imperative part of our team. She never fails to have a smile on her face and has worked exceptionally hard to get our students included on campus. They have been able to attend assemblies, receive awards, and attend general education classes. Everyone feels so supported by Miss Simran. Her weekly staff meetings allow her staff to feel supported and integral members of the Sierra team. She is without a doubt a leader in the classroom and is willing to step up in any given situation. We are so thankful to have Miss Sim on [...]