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IFLY Denver Field Trip Canceled Because Of Student Behavior

Taelor Avalos, Editor

April 20, 2017

Filed under Features

8th grade, team Falcon was told that they were not going on their yearly field trip. IFLY is an indoor skydiving experience, and this year it was canceled due to how big their team is and struggles with student behavior. ...

Student Discipline

Suraya Asfar, News Editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Features

Student discipline at Sierra is a controversial issue among staff and students. There are different ways that students are disciplined depending on the circumstances. There are two deans at Sierra, Christine Pomme (eighth grade) an...

Advanced Classes

Brie Murphy, Staff

April 7, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion

Advance classes are a privilege to be in. There is already advanced math classes and advance language arts, but now there will be advance science and social studies. In 7th grade advanced language arts class does everything th...

Sierra Middle School’s Homework Policy

Noah Hughes, Staff

April 7, 2017

Filed under Features

Sierra Middle School has a homework policy, students have had suspicions that the policy is being violated either by teachers assigning more homework than the policy allows or by assignments that take longer than teachers think...

How to keep your backpack clean & organized

Maddie Cowles, Staff

April 6, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Features

Students are complaining to their teachers that they can't find their homework and books because there bags are way to messy.  Here are some tips to help you keep your back pack clean and organized. Step 1: At the end of the d...

Safe2tell Reports

Hailey Toth, EIC

March 30, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion

Safe2tell is a program for submitting anonymous tips by parents, students, and the community to report concerns to your safety and the safety of others. Recently, students have been complaining that Safe2tell is being used in...

Chlorinated Water Fountains and Sinks

Kilee Stortz, Staff

March 30, 2017

Filed under Features, News

On March 9, 2017, there was a issue with the water chlorinator. Teachers were first emailed during fourth period. After about 5-10 minutes an announcement was out on the overcome not to drink the water until further notice. ...

Schedule Change Between This Year and Last Year

Hailey Toth, EIC

March 16, 2017

Filed under Features

Teachers are struggling with the new schedule and claim it has taken time away from their instructional time. Adding the block days and shortening passing periods were made to make up the 9 minutes they've lost everyday. Langu...

Middle Schoolers Are Not Eating Right

Sky Huson, Staff

March 16, 2017

Filed under Features, Health, Student Life

We eat unhealthy foods such as chips, cookies, sodas, etc. But is that really what we should be eating for our school lunches? Schools need to start serving lunches that contain more healthy snacks that kids are interested to, bu...

Fixing Sleep Patterns

Noah Hughes, Staff

March 16, 2017

Filed under Features, Health

American teens are not getting enough sleep during the school year. This lack of sleep causes minimal focus and attention during the school day, making students less engaged. Over the past few weeks, I have tried several things to ...

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