Sierra Middle School became the school district's pilot school for AVID during 2014-15 school year.
This school year, Ms. Brenda Lewis, LCPS AVID Coordinator, is working hard to promote AVID in other schools throughout the district.
As new schools in the district seek to become AVID schools they will want to see AVID in action.
Sierra will soon be the school to visit to see how AVID philosophy, AVID classes, Tutorology, and what school wide implementation looks like in action.
Faculty and Staff at Sierra Middle School are ready! We Strive daily, in every class to promote and
support the AVID
We are implementing Costa’s Levels of Questioning?
We are using collaboration, reading and writing across the curriculum.
We are teaching our students how to be better organized through the use of three ring binders, with dividers for each class, and the student planner for recording due dates and other relevant information to help them track their studies across each school throughout the school day
Important Dates for 2016-17 Magnet
February 5 - Magnet Applications Due to Main Office of Instruction
February 12 - Lottery for enrollment held at 9:00a.m. Office of Instruction
February 17 - Letters of Acceptance sent to selected students
March 4 - Acceptance letter deadline for letters returned to Sierra MS
March 9 - Registration for New Science Magnet Students
March 10 - Registration for New Media Magnet Students
**When letters are returned to Sierra, registration information will be given to respective students
News from the Nest, Update from Principal Garza
Lino Castillo was recognized as a recipient of the 2016 Crystal Apple
Teacher of the Year award at the Greater
Hispano Chamber Banquet on January 22.
Staff Changes: Mr. Tony Bobadilla has been working on his PhD. He recently was
Awesome Accolades – SCHOOL WIDE Contributions
Thanks to all that participated in Staff Development on Jan 7:
Lori Aaron Brass, Kristin Knight, Dan Gomez, Brenda Lewis, Shelly Valdez, Tina Parra, Tiffany Valles, Sharon Johnson and Victoria Franks. What an awesome group of presenters.
Many Thanks to all that helped put together our Magnet Open House on Jan 28 Jason Day, Janice Garcia, Anna Perez Wright, Jennifer Pape, Melly Locke, Jennifer Neakrase, Shelly Valdez, Wendy McCresh and Rick Romero.
Thanks to Lori Aaron Brass and Kristin Knight for spending countless hours
to add Advisory Classes in Synergy and organizing the class loads.
The outdoor basketball courts are getting the final touches and should be completed in February. Grading of the area east of the courts still needs to be completed along with the installation of benches on the north and west sides of the courts. Construction of the front office area, front entrance courtyard and parking lot will take place this summer. There will be no access to the front parking lot during the summer months. Work on the music wing will begin in August with an anticipated completion date set for December of 2016.
Calendar of Events
Upcoming February Events
Advisory Schedule begins
ACCESS Testing Feb 2-4
WINTER BALL 6:00 – 9pm
Adaptive PE Dance 10-12
test 6th grade only
School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting 4:30pm
Magnet Lottery 9:00am
President’s Day NO School
Spanish Spelling B PAC 8am
4 – 7:30 PM