SDLC gave me a different perception of diversity and community when all faculty and students who participated welcomed each other with the friendliest attitude. I began to understand that diversity isn't just a statistic on paper but rather a heartfelt feeling when people are willing to listen, understand, and accept each other's differences. - George Z. '24
On Friday, December 2, Sierra Canyon was proud to hold its first in-person Honors Research Conference, the culmination of a one-semester interdisciplinary course open to 11th and 12th Graders. Students were free to choose topics they are passionate about—in fields ranging from athletics to real estate.
Pre-Kindergarten students had a blast celebrating the 50th day of school. Donning poodle skirts, cuffed jeans and T-shirts, and Chuck Taylors, students looked like they were transported to the era of malt shops and drive-ins.
This year’s Peak Week provided a wealth of different options for students. This break from traditional classes allows faculty and staff to share alternate experiences with students of different grade levels, often involving their own passion projects. It also gave students the power to seek out what piqued their interests.
Every year in the fall, as the president of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), Southern California Chapter, World Languages department member, Madame Ines du Cos de la Hitte, teams up with the Office for Cultural Affairs of the Consulate General of France.
The Upper Campus has come alive with different manners of commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). Teachers have set their intention to instruct and inspire their students with lessons, stories, music, food, and even math, as they seek to approximate the innumerable traditions and diversified cultures of Hispanic heritage.
Our Kindergarteners enjoyed their first theme day this week—Teddy Bear Day! Members of the Class of 2035 were asked to bring their favorite teddy bear buddies to school for some fun and innovative learning.
The Wow factor was almost instantaneous. The six basket tosses were flawless, every movement was sharp and clean, and all 33 Sierra Canyon cheerleaders moved in perfect unison to Missy Elliott’s Pep Rally in a visually stunning 3-minute and 30-second set.
"The greatest threat to our earth is the belief that someone else will save it." When Robert Swan, the first person to make unassisted forays to both poles, made this remark, he had already established himself as one of the great advocates of environmental health and awareness.
This week, in honor of Earth Day, Sierra Canyon Middle School students and advisors participated in a community service project with Volunteers Cleaning Communities, a local organization focused on helping make the world a better, cleaner, environmentally friendly, and litter-free place.
The warmth of the sun, the crash of the waves, the feel of the sand.
First-year Sierra Canyon Beach Volleyball Coach Darrin Phillips likes to set the scene for his squad. “We’ll have the music going—radio-edited versions of whatever the girls want to put on,” Phillips said.
The Trailblazer is pleased to once again celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of our Sierra Canyon Mathletes! Please take a look below at the impressive successes our students are celebrating at every level!
This week, 1st and 5th Grade students took World Languages Week on the road and headed to the Upper Campus, where they performed Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and educated their audience on Spanish countries.
One way to ensure reading remains a priority for our students is by actively devoting time to practice, practice, practice! As such, along with many other schools and young readers spanning the United States, the Lower Campus celebrated Read Across AmericaDayby hosting a Lower School D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) event on Wednesday.
Many of our families are understandably concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and wondering what can be done to help. Here are some verified charities on the ground in Ukraine and neighboring countries that are actively working to provide life-saving support services and urgently needed resources.
Last week, Nurse Holly Calig was honored to be one of four panel members in a Magnus Health Seminar, which helped school nurses and health educators around the country navigate new COVID protocols and best practices.
Congratulations to Alissa Pfeffer '22, Jonathan Pfeffer '22, Gary Wu '22, and Grant Yabuki '22! After being named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists earlier this year, these four seniors have now been named finalists!
The radar guns move almost in unison. Observations and insights are being made in notebooks and iPads. Scouts from all 30 Major League Baseball teams have been converging at the Sierra Canyon baseball field, trying to gauge Sierra Canyon’s highly touted pitching stars. “That’s a good thing – it means we’re doing some things right,” Sierra Canyon baseball coach Jerry Royster said.
In Spanish class, students in 5th Grade have recently been learning core vocabulary divided into themes (farm animals, wild animals, school supplies, food, etc.). They will be learning ten sets of vocabulary with 24 words in each theme.
On Friday, January 14, students on the Lower Campus were invited to watch a very special video created by students in 6th Grade. History Teacher, Leah Waxman, gave her students an assignment to create a video honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work.
Last week, Sierra Canyon launched 100 Days of Giving, a challenge to the Sierra Canyon community in which PARTICIPATION is the name of the game. The goal is to increase our parent participation in the Sierra Canyon Fund.
Although we could not convene as a full Lower or Middle School to honor our mathletes' most recent successes, we did hold a small gathering Thursday, January 13, and Friday, January 14, to celebrate one of the contest's outcomes.
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.