Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Students at Sierra Schools of California celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) with a classroom decoration contest. The friendly competition took place at the school level, with winning classrooms competing region-wide for the top honor. Teachers used the contest to help students learn about and honor the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Students in each participating classroom decorated a large bulletin board or wall space paying homage to the Hispanic Heritage Month theme. Each decorated area had to include relevant and interesting [...]

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month2022-10-31T09:22:59-04:00

March Student of the Month – Ethan

What has this student done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Ethan shows respect to others, works really hard even at the subjects he doesn't quite understand and has shown empathy towards staff and students. Provide feedback from a teacher or staff member on why this student is Student of the Month "Ethan is hard-working, enormously respectful, and a role model to his peers." "Ethan is very smart, and also very humble, often volunteering to help peers and staff with Integrated Math" ? What is something this student has accomplished so far this school year [...]

March Student of the Month – Ethan2020-07-08T13:18:18-04:00

March Staff of the Month – Ms. Charmaine

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? Ms. Charmaine stepped right into her role as a TA, acting as a leader by assisting staff with learning our computer systems, coordinating more efficient transportation routes, and filling in as an ongoing sub when desperately needed. Ms. Charmaine is highly regarded and respected by students, and often sought out as a preferred staff member for check-ins and walks. Why did other staff members select this person as Staff of the Month? Staff state a feeling of confidence when Charmaine is around because of her [...]

March Staff of the Month – Ms. Charmaine2020-07-14T19:43:08-04:00

Ms. Denise Is A Natural Leader

Denise has encouraged and supported staff. Denise is a go-to when navigating complicated student scenarios. Denise models healthy boundaries for staff and students. Denise is the first to volunteer when help is needed. Staff always look for Ms. Denise for guidance and support. She always is there with a smile on her face no matter the situation. We depend on her and she never lets us down. She's a natural leader among staff. She is an authentic motivator with the students. Denise is highly regarded by staff and students alike. Denise is highly valued on our team. Learn [...]

Ms. Denise Is A Natural Leader2022-01-18T00:28:13-05:00

Hezekiah Always Has A Smile On His Face

When at school, Hezekiah has participated in academic lessons by volunteering to assist the teacher with writing on the board and has been a great example to his peers of positive behavior and redirection. Hezekiah always has a smile on his face and has lately been exceptionally helpful with assisting staff and peers. He encourages his classmates to try harder, and works by example. He is most proud of a recent self portrait project as well as his improved attendance. Learn more about our school today.

Hezekiah Always Has A Smile On His Face2022-01-18T00:35:05-05:00

Ms. B’s Heart of Gold

Ms. Blanca is technically our Transportation Coordinator, but also acts as our Floating TA and often times our unofficial behavioral specialist. Ms. B has a great rapport with our students, and always goes above and beyond her call of duty to assist staff and students alike. Blanca has a heart of compassionate gold, and it shows in mindful interactions with our students whether she's helping them utilize their coping skills, or listening to them talk about what's bothering them. Blanca is always one of the first to volunteer to assist with tasks ranging from administrative to preparing breakfast, [...]

Ms. B’s Heart of Gold2022-01-18T00:29:16-05:00

DeAndre, Campus Helper

DeAndre is being recognized as our student of the month for his consistent positive behaviors and ability to redirect over the past few weeks. DeAndre proactively offers to help beautify our campus and classrooms by sweeping, vacuuming, and throwing away garbage when he sees the need. DeAndre has been an emotional support to his peers, offering positive advice when he notices them being triggered by others. DeAndre is a pleasure to have in class, and his Michael Jackson impersonations are a welcomed joy to the entire campus!Maintaining a high behavioral level and being such a good friend. [...]

DeAndre, Campus Helper2022-01-18T00:29:16-05:00

Staff Spotlight: Taylor

Taylor has shown leadership skills among staff, and has proven to be an effective team member by taking initiative and helping out wherever he is needed. His classroom is pretty on point, too. He's got great command over and facilitation of the rotations and level systems. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

Staff Spotlight: Taylor2022-01-18T00:31:51-05:00

Student of the Month: Chayton

Chayton has displayed excellent academic performance and behavioral management in the classroom for the first month of school. He always participates during instruction and consistently raises his hand when wanting to comment. He also is a motivator for his classmates​ and leads by example by making positive choices even in difficult situations. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

Student of the Month: Chayton2022-01-18T00:31:51-05:00