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This PS Life for Parents of Students with Learning Differences

Report Back to the Community This week parents of students with learning differences and/or living with executive function challenges came together to share stories using the This PS Life model. Together, they explored what they like about being parents of these kids, what’s challenging, and what do they want the community to know about this [...]

By |February 13th, 2015|Community Stories|0 Comments

This PS Life for Parents of Students of Color

Report Back to the Community This past Wednesday night, a group of nearly 30 parents met to share what it's like to be a parent of a student of color at Prospect Sierra. Five different groups gathered together, including parents of multiracial students, White parents, Asian parents, parents who identify as Black, African-American, or African, [...]

By |January 16th, 2015|Community Stories|0 Comments

2014 Alumni Action Award Winners

The Student Council is pleased to announce the Prospect Sierra Alumni Action Award winners for 2014. Joanna Poz-Molesky (Class of ‘02) received the most votes, winning the grand prize for founding and supporting JUNTOS, an international collective of dancers that seeks to educate, heal, liberate, and build community through dance. Since its founding in 2008, [...]

By |January 29th, 2014|Community Stories|0 Comments

Kindergarten Teacher Wins Great American Teach-Off!

Madeleine Rogin Wins the Great American Teach-Off!! We are so proud to announce that Madeleine Rogin has won the Great American Teach-Off, receiving a $10,000 grant for kindergarten classroom projects from GOOD and the University of Phoenix! After five weeks of voting in this contest of elimination, the winner was announced today, with Madeleine receiving [...]

By |September 16th, 2013|Community Stories|1 Comment

2013 Alumni Action Award Winners

The Student Council is pleased to announce the Prospect Sierra Alumni Action Award winners for 2013. As you may recall, this year we celebrate two alumni changemakers, one for high-school-aged alumni, and the other for an alum in college through age 30. Miles Makdisi (Class of '01) wins the grand prize for his work with [...]

By |September 16th, 2013|Community Stories|0 Comments

Just Breathe

A Note from Heather “Mommy, I think you should use your Breathing Tool.” So said, Alex, my kindergartener, as I frantically raced through the back streets of Berkeley, cursing under my breath, clenching the steering wheel, snapping at my boys, all the while attempting to get them to their soccer matches on time. My [...]

By |September 16th, 2013|Community Stories|0 Comments

Stories from Summer 2013

Ever wonder what Prospect Sierra teachers and staffers do when they're not at school? All summer long, these fabulous folks have been learning, traveling, exploring, and doing. Read on to find out more ... I hope you enjoy reading their stories as much as I did! Annie Fujimoto First Grade Teacher I guess everyone knows [...]

By |September 11th, 2013|Community Stories|1 Comment

The Roots of Empathy

Twenty-five kids sit in a large circle on bright red pillows on a Tuesday morning in Jonah Klein’s fifth grade class. They have a visitor this morning—a “teacher” wearing a tiny white t-shirt with the Roots of Empathy insignia on it. This teacher can’t talk yet; but he communicates curiosity and persistence as he scoots [...]

By |April 23rd, 2013|Community Stories|0 Comments

Prospect Sierra Wins Green Ribbon Schools Award!

U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has announced that Prospect Sierra is among the 64 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools for 2013! This announcement was made in conjunction with the Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality, Nancy Sutley, and Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Bob Persiacepe, who praised the [...]

By |April 22nd, 2013|Community Stories|0 Comments

Green Ribbon School Nomination

Prospect Sierra has been nominated, along with three other California schools, to represent the state in the federal Green Ribbon Schools Award Program. Of the schools nominated, Prospect Sierra is unique for its student-initiated projects, such as designing and implementing a 180-gallon rainwater harvesting system to water the Avis garden to founding and supporting the [...]

By |February 18th, 2013|Community Stories|0 Comments