Celebrations @ Sierra
Sierra Middle School Community Update — May 2015
Sierra Rubik's Cube Club Wins Big
Teams in the tournament had to solve 25 scrambled cubes in the fastest time possible. Sierra finished in 2 minutes 39.728 seconds during the heat rounds and won the final round with a time of 2 minutes 27.080 seconds. They beat the 2nd place team by more than 9 seconds.
Kyle Oakley, an 8th grader, took 2nd place in the solo competition. Kyle solved a single cube in 28.8 seconds.
Team members for Sierra: Riley Clark, Tyler Oakley, Kyle Oakley, Ethan McBride, Declan Palmer, Michael Bittrolff, William Verhoeven, and David Heurtevant.
History Day Participants Heading to Nationals
Sierra's Science Olympiad Competes @ State
NJHS Completes Service Project
Sierra Middle School NJHS students donated materials and their time to create 68 fleece blankets in under 2 hours at their after school meeting on April 15. Based on suggestions from the students, the blankets have been donated to Colorado Cuddles from the Heart and Denver Rescue Mission. Special thanks to Mrs. VanDoren and Ms. Wolfard for lending a hand.
Parker Task Force, Project Angel Heart, & Food for Orphans Benefit from Penny Harvest
Over the last few months students of the Penny Harvest Roundtable have researched and interviewed members of various nonprofit organizations as they decided how to disburse the $1,300. raised in last October's Penny Harvest. Based on student input, the following organizations benefited from these funds: Parker Task Force...$400.00; Project Angel Heart...$400.00; Food for Orphans ...$400.00; Assisted Animal Therapy Programs of Colorado ...$100.00.
Declan Palmer Honored with Journalism Award
The Journalism Education Association has named Sierra's own 8th grader Declan Palmer the 2015 Aspiring Young Journalist Award honoree.Declan has served two years on the Eagle Eye yearbook staff serving as copy/design editor in 2013-2014 and editor-in-chief in 2014-2015. He also served on the Summit newspaper staff as a photographer for two years and as a reporter with STV for a semester. Congratulations, Declan!