News and Events

  • Abby’s Corner – Community, 21st Century Skills, and Parent Resources

    November 8, 2018

    Building Community Well, it only took three years but finally Team Tapscott scored a win at the annual Panther Picnic Tapscott vs. Avis race! It certainly helped that I had the support of some of the Tapscott team, as Rachel and Luis helped bring it home for us! It was once again a super fun..

  • 2018 Prospect Sierra Summer Stories

    September 12, 2018

      Ally Crump When my husband booked a private horseback tour through the Rocky National Park, I gracefully declined. Horses, while majestic, lack the brake and wheel required to keep my nervous system in check. Upon arriving at the ranch my fear of missing out rocked my anxiety’s scissors and I asked for the tamest,..

  • Get Jazzed About Math!

    September 11, 2018

    You may have heard a PS teacher talk about teaching math for conceptual understanding, and you may have wondered what that looks like in the classroom. You also may have wondered how that’s different from how you learned math. At Prospect Sierra, a deep, conceptual understanding of math means that a student understands the “why”..

  • Building Skills That Make Us Human

    July 6, 2018

    Exponential advances in digital technologies are reshaping the ways people work, creating uncertainty about how best to prepare learners for the future. Andrea Saveri, a futurist partnering with KnowledgeWorks and a Prospect Sierra parent, is helping to bring direction and insight to our school community. “We owe it to current and future students to reframe..

  • Our Commitment to Greening Goes Deep

    May 3, 2018

    Prospect Sierra’s 2018 Earth Week began Sunday, April 22, the date celebrated internationally as Earth Day since 1970. Here at Prospect Sierra there are continued efforts to deepen the curriculum and practices around sustainability every day. Earth Week allows us to take pause and acknowledge this year’s projects and share some special events that the..

  • Poetry and Inspiration with 8th Grader Estella Zhou

    April 23, 2018

    Some of you may recall that around this time last year we highlighted the achievements of then 7th grader, Estella Zhou, after she won two medals in a national competition for her short story, China Bird, and her flash fiction piece, The Sunbirds. Both were selected by creative professionals as the most accomplished in the..

  • Introducing…Middle School Matters: Math!

    February 8, 2018

    When my eighth grader asks for help with his algebra homework, I smile inside. I love doing algebra! I love doing math, grappling with a problem and sticking with it. That wasn’t always the case.  Growing up, even though I was fairly good at math, it wasn’t fun. It was an individual experience, never collaborative...

  • Join Us In Service – All Together Now

    January 9, 2018

    Please join us for All Together Now on Sunday, January 28 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., an annual event where we come together as a school to share food and then engage in acts of service in our community and on our campus. The day will begin with a family potluck in the Tapscott MPR at..

  • Abby’s Corner – Winter Performance, Technology, and More

    December 12, 2017

    Building Community As 2017 comes to a close, teachers and students are heavily immersed in our preparation for our Winter Performance, Anansi the Spider. During the two weeks prior to our performance, instead of adhering to our typical class schedule, we employ a project based learning focus and have created 90 minute blocks for students..

  • Books, Books, Books! Elementary Edition

    December 7, 2017

    The weather is cooler and the days are shorter – what better time to cuddle up on the couch with books recommended by our amazing Tapscott teachers (and even our principal)! I recently spent some time in the faculty lounge basking in the brainpower of our K-4 teachers and asked them about their favorite kids’..