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.

School Supply Lists

6th Grade:
1- 3 ring notebook binder; 4 inches
200 sheets- loose leaf paper
3- Composition notebooks
24- Pencils
2- blue or black ink pens
1 box- colored pencils
1 large eraser
2- highlighters
2- sheet protectors
1- USB
2- Kleenex boxes
5- Notebook dividers
1- heavy duty backpack
PE Supplies
1- PE lock
1- PE plain white t-shirt
1- PE pair of shorts/sweats

7th Grade:
1 three ring notebook binder; 3 inches
200 sheets – loose leaf paper
24 pk - #2 pencils
Blue, Black, red pens (replace throughout
the year)
1 box colored pencils
1 large eraser
2 highlighters any color
1 USB 4GB or higher
1 package of 8 dividers with tabs
1 box Kleenex
1 pencil pouch with eyelets to put in 3 ring
1 package of binder hole reinforcers for
notebook paper
PE Supplies
1 – lock
1 – plain white Tshirt
1 – pair of shorts/sweats

8th Grade:
1 3” three-ring binder
2 packages of 300 sheets of lined paper
(recommend reinforced paper)
24 #2 pencils
10-12 blue, black and red pens
1 large eraser
1 package of dividers with tabs
2 pocket folders with prongs
1 USB flash drive, 4GB or higher
1 Box of Kleenex
1 pencil pouch
2 spiral notebooks (Science class)
1 package of binder hole reinforcers for
notebook paper



Principal Garza's Newsletter


Staffing Updates 
Summer time for a principal is focused on hiring staff and working on the master schedule. Here are some changes that have occurred so far. 

Leaving Sierra
Christina Turner—moved to LCHS
Amy Harvey—moved to MHS, then resigned to take a job in Carlsbad
Marisol DeMoss - accepted a job in Santa Teresa
Sarah Moralez—took a leave of absence to work on her diagnostician internship. She awaits her placement .

New to Sierra
Melisha Espinosa, 7th/8th Social Studies, from LEAP
Richard Hoogenboom, 8th Language Arts, from MHS
Myr Andrews. AES facilitator from Hermosa Elementary
Tammi Odom, AES facilitator from East Picacho Elementary
Laura Martinez, AES facilitators from Desert Hills Elementary
Lindsey Sumulong, Low Incidence Educational Assistant
Jose Maes, Diagnostician
Lara Wernisch—6th Science

Kristin Knight heads to the White House
Kristin Knight and her 10 year old son, McClain entered the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe contest for kids ages 8-12 that promotes cooking and healthy eating! The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge received over 1,200 entries featuring wholesome, tasty ingredients. McClain’s entry, Green Chili Cheese Roll and Lime Jicama Fries was se-lected as one of the winning recipes. Winners representing all U.S. states, five territories, and the District of Columbia will attend a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House hosted by Mrs. Obama on Thursday, July 14, 2016.
McClain Knight featured on Website
Read all about McClain’s winning recipe on blueapron.com website. McClain ‘s recipe and picture are posted on their homepage.

Recent Announcements

  • Check Frequently for Falcon Footnotes
  • School Start Date First Day of School is Monday, August 15, 20016.  First Bell Rings at 8:40am.  Check horizontal navigation bar for full list of bell schedules.  Faculty and Staff morning duty ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2016, 6:04 PM by rromero1@lcpsmail.org
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Sierra Middle School Building Improvements

Sierra Middle School Gets a Facelift
New Construction of Gymnasium, PE Facilities & Entry, Main Office Reconfiguration and changes to main parking lot are on schedule to be completed by first day of classes for the Fall Semester. 

Calendar of Events

  • Registration K-8 - August 11th
  • 6th Grade Orientation - August 11th @ 6pm SMS Gym
  • Classes Begin 1st-12th Grade - August 15, 2015

**Click on event on calendar below to see full 
description of date, time, location**

AVID Update

July 5 - 8 our 2016 AVID site team travels to Denver for AVID training.
2016 Site Team members :
Dan Gomez, Shelly Valdez,
Julie Wojtko, Jennifer Hicks,
Craig Beeman, Jason Day,
Alison Padilla. & Jake Gustin
We look forward to the great ideas and strategies they will bring back and share with us.

Where are we with AVID Schoolwide in Year 3?

Instruction: Majority of teachers are utilizing AVID strategies on a weekly basis & utilizing planners, binders & the Cornell note taking method to increase academic performance.
Systems: Our AVID elective, PLCs, AVID site team meetings & college awareness field trips & lessons are a few systems in place to help support AVID.
Leadership: In August of 2017 all 3 Administrators and 12 staff members will have attended AVID summer institute . Former & current site team members will continue to support the staff in implementing AVID strategies.

Culture : Many have shifted to the growth mindset & belief that all students can be successful . Many promote college readiness & are working to-wards preparing students for the workforce or college.

2017 goals will focus on strengthening these 4 areas.