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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.

Congratulations 8th Grade Football, Playoff win over Vista 6-0

Principal Garza's
News from the NEST

Farewells and Hellos

  • We are losing two wonderful staff members. LeAnn Jenkins will be moving out of state with her husband and family. Her last day at Sierra is October 8. 
  • Our cafeteria Manager, Norine Ceballos is retiring. Her last day was Sept 30. We will miss you. 
  • Welcome aboard to our new staff listed below. Bilingual EA – Veronica FuentesLow Incidence EA – Luz Henley7th Language Arts Melissa Smith – Start date Oct 13, Café Manager April GarciaMagnet Specialist – Ken Major His Language Arts position will be filled by Ms. Jenkin’s student teacher, Shantel KilKenney, through the end of this semester.

September Successes

  • Science Challenger Missions are exciting experiences for students.
  • First Reward Activity provides lots of fun for all students.
  • Congratulations to Coaches and Athletes for Girls Volleyball.  What an exciting season.  75 Girls participated on 4 different 8th Grade Teams with Coach Gutierrez, Lopez and Major's teams each finishing in second place.

Awesome Accolades

  • Angela Frausto for organizing Fantasy Football.  
  • 6th grade Science teachers: Jennifer Pape, Tommy Simpson and Lino Castillo for organization, communication, and calmness on the trips to the Challenger Missions.  
  • Kristin Knight / Lori Aaron-Brass for organizing Grand Falcon Lunch, and the Space Invaders Assembly.  
  • Janice Garcia for creating the Space Invaders Video.  
  • Jake Gustin for his role as Captain Gustin.
  • Anita Martos for providing free tickets to Sir Ken Robinson.  
  • Jason Day for his suggestion to have students keep track of their behavior in their planners.
  • Christina Turner for building community relations and getting science lab supplies donated from Argyle Welding
  • Tiffany Valles for organizing "Diaper for Dads" baby shower for Mr. Gustin.
  • Kristin Knight for organizing the "Salsa Contest" for Faculty and Staff.


State of New Mexico Nurse of the Year: Sierra Middle School Nurse, 
Ann Castillo is recognized at September 15th, LCPS Board Meeting

The choir students that participated in solo and ensemble did exceptionally well on Saturday!! All Superior (I) and Excellent (II) ratings for all students!! Seventeen out of twenty-two soloists received I's and five out of nine ensembles received I's as well. I am extremely proud of the sixth graders that had the courage to perform alone for the first time. If you see any of these students please congratulate them on a job well done!


William Schroeder - I

Molly Schroeder- I+

Naomi Greene- II+

Clarivel Garcia- I

Samantha Cordova- II

Zoie Escarega- II

Mattew Power- I

Steven Fraga- I

Ribiya Cameron- II

Tara Chadwick- I

Abigail Hindes- I

Lauren Springler- I

Miranda Romero- I

Brooke Maynez- I

Claire McFerrin- I

Ellie Mckee- I

Claire Silberman- I

Nyleah Valenzuela- II

Madeleine Wright- I

Reyna Gutierrez I

Elaine Bukouski- I

Ivy Lopez- I


My Singing Bird- Olivia Griego and Danielle Alejandres- II

Siyahamba- Elizabeth Barron, Monee Hall, Abigail Hindes, Kayla Fielder- II

How Beautiful is the Rain- Erika Mock and Megan Mcguire- I

Durme, Durme- Katelyn Ballard, Rachel Brewer, Naomi Greene, Claire McFerrin- I

Dodi Li- Brooke Maynez - I

How Beautiful is the Rain- Brooke Maynez, Mattew Power, Ellie Mckee, Justin Barker- I

Exultate- Claire McFerrin, Claire Silberman, Molly Schroeder, Taylor Rodriguez, Isabella Tapia- I

Shake the Papaya Down- Analisse Bellman and Mckenzie Alexander- II

I Hear the Windmill- Shae Binkley and Fiona Dawe- II

Calendar of Events
  • October 5 6th Grade Band Concert
  • October 4 Home Games Football playoffs – Oct 6. SMS vs Vista @ Vista 4:45
  • October 8 *through October 12 FALL BREAK 
  • October 13 Picture RETAKES
  • October 14 Staff Meeting 8:00 am Library 
  • October 14 End 1st 9 weeks 
  • October 20 Choir Concert 6 PM 
  • October 26 Character Counts Assembly Start of Breast Cancer Awareness - Pink Week 
  • October 27 Orchestra Concert 
  • October 30 Talent Show 
  • October 30 Halloween Reward Activity
  • Girls Basketball coming soon



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