Dear Spartan Families,
We were so excited this week to invite back our Expeditions Partners and see students engage in their Expeditions courses. As a reminder, Expeditions are an opportunity for students to explore different interests and career fields, develop a sense of purpose or passion around a particular activity, and earn their elective credits for high school graduation and college admissions. I’d like to give a huge shout out to Ms. Nguyen who has led our Cycle 2 of Expeditions. If you have any questions about your student’s progress in Expeditions, please reach out to her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out this great photo of 10th grader, Nimco Mohamed, breaking a board held by 11th grader, Gian Calvi, in their Karate course –
I’d like to wish all students, families, and community members a safe and joyful Thanksgiving Break. Everyday I am so thankful for the opportunity to engage with the young leaders and scholars in our school as well as our world class faculty. I encourage all students and community members to spend time with their loved ones and recharge so they are fully prepared to engage in our second week of Expeditions when we return to school on November 27th.
L. Denice Randle
Expeditions Cycle 2: November 13, 2017 – December 1, 2017
We’re excited to have our Expeditions partners back at Sierra for another immersive round of Expeditions. During this time, students will continue their two Expeditions courses that they had in Cycle 1. If you have any questions about Expeditions please contact Ms. Randle at email@example.com, Ms. Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may contact your student’s mentor.
School Closed for Thanksgiving Break: November 20, 2017 – November 24, 2017
In honor of Thanksgiving on November 23rd, Sierra will be closed from November 20, 2017 – November 24, 2017. We will resume back to school on Monday, November 27 for our second week of Expeditions.
Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game: November 30, 2017
Please join us for our annual Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game on Thursday, November 30th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Yesler Community Center. For more information, please contact Coach James at email@example.com.
Boys’ and Girls’ JV and Varsity Basketball Games
|Boys Basketball||Summit Sierra||Home||November 14, 2017||4:00 PM||Boys Basketball Tryouts||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Girls Basketball||Summit Sierra||Home||November 14, 2017||4:00 PM||Girls Basketball Tryouts||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Girls Basketball||Summit Olympus||Away||December 7, 2017||5:30 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Winners Gym||811 East Harrison Street Tacoma, WA|
|Boys Basketball||Summit Olympus||Away||December 7, 2017||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Winners Gym||810 East Harrison Street Tacoma, WA 98404|
|Girls Basketball||Australian touring team||Home||December 8, 2017||5:00 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Boys Basketball||Australian touring team||Home||December 8, 2017||6:30 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|JV/Boys Basketball||Evergreen High School||Home||December 14, 2017||4:00 PM||JV/Boys Basketball Game||Evergreen Highschool||828 SW 116th, Seattle, WA 98146|
|Girls Basketball||Evergreen High School||Away||December 14, 2017||5:30 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Evergreen Highschool||830 SW 116th, Seattle, WA 98146|
|Boys Basketball||Evergreen High School||Home||December 14, 2017||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Evergreen Highschool||829 SW 116th, Seattle, WA 98146|
|Girls Basketball||Summit Olympus||Home||December 19, 2017||5:30 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Boys Basketball||Summit Olympus||Home||December 19, 2017||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Boys Basketball||Sulamita Christian School||Home||December 21, 2017||5:30 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|JV/Boys Basketball||Wilson High School||Away||December 22, 2017||1:00 PM||JV/Boys Basketball Game||Wilson High School Gym||1202 N Orchard St. Tacoma, WA 98406|
|Boys Basketball||Holiday Tournament||Away||December 27, 2017||TBA||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Wilson High School Gym||1202 N Orchard St. Tacoma, WA 98406|
|Girls Basketball||Holiday Tournament||Away||December 28,29, 2017||TBA||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Charles Wright Academy||7723 Chambers Crk Rd W Tacoma, WA 98467|
|Boys Basketball||Sulton High School||Home||January 3, 2018||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Boys Basketball||Sulamita Christian School||Away||January 5, 2018||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Sulamita Christian School|
|Girls Basketball||Wilson High School||Home||January 11, 2018||5:00 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|JV/Boys Basketball||Bush School||Home||January 25, 2018||5:30 PM||JV/Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||918 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|Boys Basketball||Bush School||Home||January 25, 2018||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Yesler Community Center||917 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122|
|JV/Boys Basketball||Bush School||Away||January 30, 2018||4:00 PM||JV/Boys Basketball Game||Bush School||3402 East Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98112|
|Girls Basketball||Bush School||Away||January 30, 2018||5:30 PM||Varsity Girls Basketball Game||Bush School||3401 East Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98112|
|Boys Basketball||Bush School||Away||January 30, 2018||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||Bush School||3400 East Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98112|
|Boys Basketball||University Prep||Away||February 5, 2018||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys Basketball Game||University Prep||8000 25th Ave. NE, Seattle 98115|
2017-2018 FALL SPORTS PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
Tuesdays: Yesler Community Center 4-6 p.m.
Thursdays: Garfield Play Field 4-6 p.m. (The Community Center will be the rain plan.)
Location: Yesler Community Center
See the school calendar on http://sierra.summitps.org for specific dates.
Please contact Coach James Hampton with any questions or comments. He can be reached at drillsandskills4141@gmail.
Inclement Weather Announcement
Seattle Public Schools’ schedule in the event of inclement weather or school closure. We will inform famlies of inclement weather via email post and our school website will be updated.
As a reminder to all students and families, Sierra does not have parking available for student drivers. Our parking lot is restricted to school faculty only. Cars that are parked in our lot that are not owned by a faculty member, may be subject to being towed.
Little Saigon Ambassadors Food Drive
Many of our students this year have stepped up as leaders and joined the “Little Saigon Ambassadors” (LSA)–a student activity on campus dedicated to building positive connections with the local community in the Little Saigon neighborhood. LSA’s first initiative is to conduct a food drive for the local food bank run by Asian Counseling and Referral Services. All students, families, and community members are encouraged to donate canned goods and other nonperishables from November 6th – December 4th. Students may give their donations directly to their mentor. At the end of the food drive, the mentor group with the most donations will receive a class prize.
We encourage all students and families to dive into the process to prepare for college starting day one of their experience at Summit Sierra. Please click here to see some recommendations from Ms. Nguyen for what you could do starting now to support your student to prepare for college:
AP Testing Information:
11th Grade Families! Please mark on your calendars that the AP US History exam is May 11 at 8AM and AP English Language and Composition is May 16 at 8AM. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Crook (APUSH) at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Visperas (APLang) at email@example.com.
Community Resources and Opportunities:
Youth in Focus
Location: 2100 24th Ave. S. #310 Seattle, WA 98144
Are you a budding photographer? Join Youth in Focus! Youth in Focus is now enrolling for their Winter Session offering classes in digital and darkroom photography. Classes are 4:30 – 7:00pm either on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Participants may earn service hours for completing the program. We have had several Spartans participate in this program before, and they have all given high reviews. Click here to access the application.