Community

  • A Quiet Revolution

    November 8, 2017

    Last month we gave everyone on staff a chance to participate in a unique professional development experience–to learn how to “unlock the power of quiet.” Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which the entire Prospect Sierra faculty and staff read together in 2012, is an eye-opening study..

  • Sharing Stories, Building Community

    October 19, 2017

    We started the school year with such a burst of joy–from greeting new families and welcoming old friends, to celebrating our community at Panther Picnic. As always, being at Prospect Sierra gives me a tremendous amount of happiness and sense of purpose. This year I made it a goal to spend at least a few..

  • Abby’s Corner: How We Do Community

    October 5, 2017

    Building Community We are officially entering the second month of school! The first weeks of school for teachers are always about building the classroom community, as this is an essential building block for the learning students will engage in all year long. Recently I saw Vivian, our Kindergarten Assistant Teacher, looking at one of her..

  • Our Community: The Raja Family

    October 3, 2017

    When you hear the words Panther Picnic there are a few things that instantly come to mind: Paws, talent show, sno-cones, burgers, and CAFE RAJ! This is the Raja family’s last year at Prospect Sierra, and given this year’s school-wide theme of community, we thought it only appropriate to do a Community Profile of the..

  • 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..

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