"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are." In the Therapy Department at Sierra School at Eastern Extension, we believe that every child deserves to live their happiest and healthiest life. The therapy department is available to students for individual therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, crisis management, behavior modification, and conflict resolution. We strive to provide a system of positive support, while developing a sense of personal responsibility and self-efficacy within our students. Our therapists, Ms. Jessica and Ms. Sara, are available [...]
Our Art Teacher, Ms. Keller, along with a group of students, worked diligently to brainstorm and create High School Wing wide norms and expectations. From here, they created posters under the "hash tag" theme and placed them around the High School Wing as friendly reminders to our students and staff.
Welcome back! My name is Sherrie Noel and I work at Sierra School of Butte County. I started at Sierra in 2012 and I am currently teaching 9th through 12th grade. Sierra School is a special place to work! I enjoy the small, family like atmosphere. During my eleven years of teaching experience, I have taught at the high school and middle school level. It is nice to be teaching high school students again. I enjoy watching students grow and mature into young adults. It is rewarding to know I play a role in their journey to adulthood. I [...]
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As part of his Scientific Method lesson, Mr. Hedash held a "Fiesta Friday" which required students to apply their knowledge of writing lab reports and processes of creating an experiment. Students used scale measuring instruments and conversion factors to determine exactly how many pounds of meat was required to feed the entire high school wing, staff included. Students also hypothesized how much meat and appropriate "taco accouterments" were necessary in order to create the "perfect taco."
Team building is an important aspect of our school and classrooms. The Tower Challenge shows both teachers and students the importance of building a strong, healthy team. The Tower Challenge involves several teams (of 3-4 students) competing to assemble the tallest freestanding structure in a given time period with set materials. Materials include 20 sticks of uncooked spaghetti, 1 slice of white bread, and 1 small Play-Doh modeling set. After completing the Tower Challenge, students discussed the importance of a well-functioning team as well as how they can apply the lessons they learned towards building a health collaborative community. [...]