United We Stand: Parade of Nations
On Friday, November 13th, Sierra Canyon celebrated our incredible diversity when parents from over 30 different countries, participated in our second Quadrennial Parade of Nations! The 2015 Olympic themed year kicked off in true Sierra Canyon fashion as parents, robed in traditional apparel from all around the world, proudly processed in the Lower School Olympic Opening Ceremonies. From Greece to Brazil, our parents embodied the heart and soul of what is most unique about our school--our community and diversity. The Parent Association extends a most heartfelt Efharistume (Greek for thank you) to all the parents who participated in this special event.
CLICK HERE to view a slide show from the Olympic Opening Ceremonies!
To begin the ceremony, Lower School students proudly marched into the "Olympic Stadium" and took their place in the circle, which represented the Olympic Rings. Each homeroom country paraded around the ring to their National Anthem with their country's flag. Three student representatives from each homeroom shared interesting facts about their country, the Olympic torch was carried in by Mr. Horwitz. The following Olympic Creed was recited by the Student Government: "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well."
The ceremony came to a close when Mr. Horwitz carried the Olympic torch and lit the flame. The crowd watched in awe as the doves were released, and our Olympians exited the "stadium" behind this year's host country, Brazil. Danke, Merci, Grazie, Mahalo, Paldies, Gracias to everyone who made this ceremony so authentic, meaningful, and celebratory!
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:46:00 AM
2015 Homecoming - SC Stampede
Last Friday, Sierra Canyon celebrated its 2015 Homecoming football game. The night started off with the Trailblazer Tailgate which included fun games for our Lower School students, the PA Spirit Station, and the Nitropod Ice Cream & Sorbet Truck. Before kick off, the Football team celebrated their Senior Night and honored 7 members of the Class of 2016. The game was filled with hard hits and long passes, while the festivities continued with the announcement of Homecoming princes and princesses from grades 9-11 as well as amazing performances from our Cheer and Dance teams and a special player Meet & Greet after the game!
CLICK HERE for a 2015 Homecoming slide show!
A huge thank you to the 800 plus SC fans (students, parents, faculty/staff, and alumni) who came out to cheer the Trailblazers to a 41-0 victory against Windward!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 9:09:00 AM
Halloween at Sierra Canyon!
Last week, Sierra Canyon School celebrated Halloween with a haunted house, fun games, and awesome costumes! For only the second time ever, the entire Lower School joined together for one gigantic costume parade, Halloween Party, and tours of our very own Hotel Transylvania. While the Upper Campus enjoyed an assembly with Halloween themed grade level challenges, a "Thriller" dance performance, and a costume contest. It was a SPOOK-tagular good time for all!
CLICK HERE to watch a SCS Halloween slide show!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Halloween festivities and made it a BOOtiful success! A special THANK YOU to the countless dedicated parent volunteers that poured their creativity, hearts, and souls into the Hotel Transylvania haunted house!
Monday, November 02, 2015 9:59:00 AM
Homecoming 2015 - Friday, October 30th
Sierra Canyon School will be celebrating the 2015 Homecoming Football game this Friday, October 30th against Windward!
This year's Homecoming will be bigger and more exciting than ever. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. at Granada Hills High School with the Trailblazer Tailgate--a special celebration featuring Homecoming wear sales, a bake sale, guessing games for Lower School students, Upper Campus student attendance contest, tattoos and spirit items, meet & greet, and the Nitropod Ice Cream & Sorbet Truck! The fun doesn't stop there--Andy will be serving up his specialties, including Barbacoa tacos!
The festivities continue throughout the evening with the Football team kick-off at 7:00 p.m., Lower School student throwing contests, cheer and dance performances, and a special crowning of the princes and princesses from grades 9-11 during halftime!
All attendees wearing the 2015 Homecoming apparel will get into the game for FREE! You won't want to miss this sensational Homecoming event that is fun for the whole family!
Monday, October 26, 2015 12:07:00 PM
Welcome Back, Mr. Brandwein!
Last week, Lower Campus students, faculty, and parents have had the absolute pleasure of experiencing the dynamic, positive, and engaging energy of the world renowned educator, Michael Brandwein. This was Michael’s fourth visit to Sierra Canyon and once again, he left everyone wanting more.
With the children, his engaging, comedic, and magical personality drew them in such that they were not even aware that they were learning. With the parents, Michael shared his highly effective skills that anyone can use on a daily basis to help their children become more independent, confident, responsible, and more effective problem solvers. His message is simple: Model the behavior that you want to see reflected in your children. Over his many years of teaching, he has discovered that the words you carry with you your whole life are the words that were spoken to you as a child. By changing how you interact, speak with, and engage your child right now, will impact them forever.
Sierra Canyon is proud to call Michael, family, and we are so grateful that he is here, guiding us on this wonderful journey of raising amazing children.
CLICK HERE to view photos from Michael Brandwein's visit to the Lower Campus!
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 8:27:00 AM