Welcome to the Falcon Nation

Mission Statement
We believe that all students can reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. 
Sierra is dedicated to preparing tomorrow's leaders for a dynamic, global society
 through the diligent efforts of our committed students, parents, staff and community members.


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 philosophy.

Our lessons WICORized,

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

  Important Dates and Information

Magnet Open House Flyer


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
offered a teaching position at NMSU teaching Social Work
classes. Mr. Bobadilla states, “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. It just came a lot sooner than I expected.”
We wish him the best of luck. His last day is Feb. 12.

January Successes

  •   Melly Locke for receiving a grant for Science Tools in the Classroom

  •   Angela Frausto for sponsoring Science Olympiad in their 3rd place finish

  •   Packed Gym once again for Magnet Open House

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.

Construction Update

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

February 3

Advisory Schedule begins

ACCESS Testing Feb 2-4

February 5

WINTER BALL 6:00 9pm

February 9

Adaptive PE Dance 10-12

February 10

PARCC Infrastructure test 6th grade only

School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting 4:30pm

February 12

Magnet Lottery 9:00am

February 15

President’s Day NO School

February 19

Spanish Spelling B PAC 8am

February 24

Parent Conferences 4 7:30 PM February 25
Parent Conferences 4 7:30 pm

February 26

No School