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  • 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’..

  • 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..

  • A Design Challenge that Goes Deep

    September 7, 2017

    Collaborating in groups is daily work at Prospect Sierra. But before students dive in, they think about how they’d like to collaborate and together, define a shared set of expectations for this group work. At the start of the school year, new groups are formed and this week students conducted a design challenge as part..

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