Welcome to Sierra Verde Speech!
"Communication works for those who work at it" - John Powell
Kristin Beasley ~ Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org
MaryJo Tollefson ~ Maryjo.email@example.com
Sierra Verde is a S.T.E.M. Academy, meaning that in addition to teaching the CORE content areas, we also place a high emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Our theme for the upcoming year is I3: Integrated, Innovative, Inquiry. Throughout your classes, you will notice that math will also be a part of science, and that social studies will be included during language arts. This is what integrated means; your teachers will involve all the subjects together to help you learn the big picture. Your teachers will be asking you to generate new ideas, problem-solve, and reflect, not only about what you are learning, but to consider how you are learning. Working as a team will be a key part of your education, and our goal is to prepare you for the skills necessary to be successful in sixth grade and the 21st Century.
Please visit the Sierra Verde STEM website for more information.
For more information on Sierra Verde's policies, procedures, and educational philosophy, please view our STEM handbook.