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  • 2017 Prospect Sierra Summer Stories

    September 12, 2017

      Aaron Moorhead This summer our family of five covered lots of ground by land and by air, starting with our annual weeklong trip to the Trinity Alps Resort, where we swam, fished, and connected with old friends. From there we headed north to central Oregon for a week of leisure living in that outdoor..

  • Abby’s Corner: Are You Ready for the Eclipse?

    August 15, 2017

    Almost Welcome Back… It’s almost time to say, “Welcome to the new year!” When August 1 hits, I am always ready to see students. It’s just too quiet these days, and I cannot wait to welcome all of you back onto the Tapscott campus. We are hard at work getting our campus and classrooms ready..

  • Seeing the World Through Our Children’s Eyes

    August 15, 2017

    I hope that the summer has allowed you many moments to see the world through your children’s eyes–with wonder, exploration, and sometimes awe. Even though we face significant political, international, and environmental challenges as a world community, the lenses through which children view the world need to be preserved and nurtured so that they grow..

  • Congratulations Estella, National Medalist!

    June 7, 2017

    We are thrilled to announce that our very own seventh grader, Estella Zhou, has earned national medals in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Estella’s short story, China Bird, received a gold medal, and her flash fiction piece, The Sunbirds, received a silver medal. Both..

  • An Intimate Conversation with Michael Lewis

    January 8, 2017

    Join Prospect Sierra School for an evening with legendary Bay Area author Michael Lewis in his only East Bay appearance as he launches his new release, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed our Minds. He’ll be in lively conversation with Dacher Keltner, renowned social psychologist at UC Berkeley, founder of the Greater Good Science Center, and author..

  • Changemakers In Our Midst

    January 2, 2017

    Around this time every year, I’m reminded of my first holiday season in the United States, when I was barely four years old. As recent refugees, my family had settled in the Washington, D.C. area in the spring of 1975, barely escaping the fall of Saigon and its aftermath. As the holidays approached, the weather..

  • Third Graders Take the Stage

    November 28, 2016

    I know it’s the beginning of the school year when I see my third graders, standing in the music room, ready to rehearse. The year always begins with the third grade play. At Tapscott, drama cycles through the second, third, and fourth grades, each culminating in their own public performance. The third graders are lucky; they have a year of drama..

  • Personal Storytelling and Collective Empathy

    November 18, 2016

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon. –Brandon Sanderson, popular fantasy and science fiction author Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is. –Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried Last January I..

  • 2016 Prospect Sierra Summer Stories

    September 23, 2016

      Aaron Moorhead This summer my family and I spent a few weeks in Northern California and Bend, OR. We have a multi-generational tradition of spending the last week in June at the Trinity Alps Resort. We stay in rustic cabins along the Stuart’s Fork of the Trinity River and spend our days slowly moving..

  • PS Middle School Welcomes Marie Lu

    September 5, 2016

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