What has been one of the happiest times of your life? When I went to Disneyland. What do you like to do for fun? Drawing, horseback riding, playing with animals. What has been one of the proudest moments of your life? Getting out of the group home. Passing driver's ed What is your favorite food? Hot fries and lobster tail What is your favorite subject in school? Math What is the name of your favorite book? The Dragon Whisperer If you could have one wish, what would it be? That my mom will always be happy and [...]
Students earned a field trip to Dairy Queen and had a sweet time with staff and peers!
Kaden has been chosen as student of the month for Sierra School of Thompson. Kaden has shown tremendous growth from the program since his first day of school. Kaden advocates for his needs and is very respectful. Kaden loves to help his Teacher organize the classroom. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School
Sierra School of Thompson selected Jennifer Ireland to be staff of the month. Jennifer is always willing to lend a helping hand . She goes above and beyond everyday she walks in our doors. Jennifer attends to the children's needs and is always open for students VTO's.
Mr.Carter, commonly known around school as “Coach,” is one of Barrett’s middle school teachers. Coach leads the school’s Extracurricular Activities Committee and had a special event in mind for this month. On Saturday, October 26th, students and their families got the chance to participate in our first ever Field Day. I asked Coach to talk me through the big event. “Each student participated in the 40 Yard Dash, Potato Sack Race, Football and Frisbee throw, Heavy Ball Throw, and Basketball Shooting contest. Once all students completed those primary events, we moved on to an individualized competition- racing inside [...]
On October 17th, students at Sierra School at Barrett visited Anderson Farms. Students spent the sunny fall day enjoying farm activities like tractor rides, jumping pads, a corn maze, and a pumpkin patch! Ms.Gray, Barrett’s K-3 teacher, was happy to organize this fun field trip for students. Ms.Gray said, “As a kid, I always looked forward to the pumpkin patch. As a class, we learned about pumpkins and how they grow. My students were excited to use what they learned while we were at Anderson Farms.” The field trip was an incentive earned by K-12 students on level [...]
We enjoy celebrating our staff and thus far this school year staff have had perfect attendance! Staff earned a pizza party to celebrate. Shout out to: Mr. Gove, Ms. Martin, Ms. Barela, Ms. S, Ms. Q, Mr. Bielik, and not pictured, Mrs. Tweed, Mrs. Munevar, and Ms. Martin, and Ms. Renze! Keep the streak going! Visit our website to learn more about Sierra Academy
Congratulations to Emma, Kianna, Cooper, and Isaias for receiving Student of the Month awards for "Being On Task"! Visit our website to learn more about Sierra Academy
For October 2019, the staff and students at High Upper School, in Lanham, Maryland participated for the 6th straight year in a fundraiser to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s beneficiary of the schools fundraising efforts will be the Susan G. Komen National Capital Region. High Road Upper School staff and students could wear jeans everyday instead of their school uniforms, if they wore a pink garment and donated three dollars each day. Staff and students have so far raised $110 and counting in support of the NCR goal to help us support life-saving research, treatment, [...]
Throughout the school year students have the opportunity to take on a variety of jobs around the building. Whether they are helping collect trash, deliver lunch or sweep the floors, our student workers are often eager to get the job done. Every student has the chance to take on a school job, but only the students who have shown the necessary responsibility will be put on the schedule consistently. Completing jobs around the building provides our students with so much more than work experience. These tasks are a hands-on way for students to learn skills like team work and [...]