By Aliya Flores, 7th grade
At the end of March 2017, Sierra school students and teachers went to Rancho San Dionisio, by Santiago, for our second and last camping trip of the year. We were guided by Rodger Herrera Tapia, and accompanied by Margarita Robles and Zephyr Calisto, Sierra school teachers. When we arrived the rancho, we got to know the ranch a bit better. It was an amazing ranch full of wonderful mango trees which provided lots of shade. Also, there are many hammocks, which we hung out in a lot. On the first day we went to a poza (pond) close by; about a 10 minute walk from our camp. We all swam in the cool water even though it was actually rather cold. When we got back we ate dinner; spaghetti and meatballs, and right after we told horror stories. The day was wonderful. All the students liked meeting Ricky, the son of the rancheros, and hanging out with my friends. Overall, the camping trip was incredible, we bonded as friends and as teammates, and I look forward to have this amazing friends again, in outdoor leadership.
Here are some comments from my classmates:
Renata : The ranch is a place with a lot of diversity, everything is green. The ranch is full of life. It's a place that not many people get to see. It's an interesting ranch with many stories to discover.
Emiliano: I had a lot of fun on our San Dionisio Outdoor Leadership Camping Trip. I liked swimming in the different lakes, and going hiking. I also liked spending time with my friends and look forward to our future expeditions at the Sierra School.
Sundury: The San Dionisio adventure was super interesting and enjoyable. It was a place in the middle of nature. I really appreciated camping in that place. I think we still have a lot of places to go explore; but I would like to return to San Dionisio again.
Bellamy:: I had lots of fun on the camping trip. San Dionisio is a beautiful place with lots of vegetation. The water in the lagoons is clean, and a perfect temperature for swimming. I would love to return again with my family. I love how the Sierra School expeditions inspire us to explore the Baja with our families.
Overall, the camping trip was amazing. All of us really enjoyed it. We all look forward to future expeditions. The camping trip left me with many memories of my friends, of the beautiful ranch, and of the amazing time we got to spend learning about the interesting aspects of the ranch lifestyle. This camping trip was by far one of the most amazing experiences I have ever got to experience with my friends and teachers. The camping trip was a wonderful learning experience in outdoor leadership. Thank you everyone. Thank you The Sierra School team!!
By Margarita Robles, Spanish Literature teacher and SEP coordinator and Molly Lou Freeman, Head of School
La Escuela Sierra de Todos Santos, A.C., celebra el avance del Proceso de Acreditación SEP, hemos recibido la notificación del Área correspondiente a Secundarias Generales que nuestro Proyecto Educativo cumple con los requisitos necesarios apegados a los Planes y Programas vigentes para el Próximo Ciclo Escolar 2017-2018 lo que significa un 80% del Proceso Total.
Estamos muy emocionados de poder enriquecer nuestras ideas y planes en el futuro al ser reconocida como una Escuela en México, nuestra misión y visión se mantienen firme para lograr ser una de las mejores opciones educativas para nuestro País.
Estaremos orgullosos de poder continuar con oportunidades de crecimiento una vez obtenida la Acreditación con SEP y garantizar nuestra Calidad Educativa en la formación de grandes Seres Humanos.
The Sierra School of Todos Santos, an educational non-profit in BCS, is overjoyed to announce that we have almost totally completed our SEP, Mexican ministry of education approval! The SEP Learning Program Dept gave us the green light for our learning program for the 2017-18 school year. The SEP accreditation process is 80% complete and we expect formal news of our accreditation next week. The entire school team, students and families are deeply excited at this critical stage in our development as a nationally recognized Mexican school. Our mission and vision remain strong to innovate in education in Mexico. We are so proud of SEP's continued recognition of our commitment to quality to create global citizens and leaders for a complex world.
By Sebastian Kar and Victor Chavez, 8th grade and 10th grade
One day before we embarked to our camping trip at the foothills of La Sierra de la Laguna. We did a very fun and nurturing activity at our Math class. Each student, and out teacher Fabrice designed different prototypes of paper airplanes. We had different models of paper airplanes, these would be part of the exercise. Which consisted in creating a table to gather information about the way it landed after we through it on the air. We also consider the frequency, and the relative frequency in our table. The paper airplanes was thrown 50 times, from which we marked in our table the number of times it landed the right way up, and upside down.
After the throwing of the planes, we collected our tallies, frequency, and relative frequency. We rallied up inside and took everyone’s data.
We were doing our experiment with strong wind conditions, and our planes began breaking after numerous throws. We considered some factors that would make the data we collected partly, which were wind and breaking of airplanes.
Our conclusions were that:
In windy conditions,
This exercise was very exciting. And it helps us understand math dynamically.
Un día antes de que nos embarcáramos a nuestro campamento en las faldas de la Sierra de la Laguna, hicimos una actividad muy divertida y enriquecedora en nuestra clase de matemáticas. Cada estudiante, y nuestro maestro Fabrice, diseñamos diferentes prototipos de avioncitos de papel.
Tuvimos diferentes modelos, estos serían parte del ejercicio, el cual consistía en crear una tabla para recopilar información sobre la manera en la que aterrizaba después de lanzarlo en el aire. También consideramos la frecuencia, y la frecuencia relativa en nuestra tabla.
El avioncito de papel fue aventado 50 veces, de las cuales marcamos cuando aterrizo con las alas arriba, y cuando aterrizo con las alas abajo. Después de que todos lanzaron sus aviones, juntamos los resultados en una tabla general. Hicimos nuestro experimento con condiciones de Fuertes vientos, y nuestros aviones empezaron a deteriorarse después de numerosos intentos. Consideramos algunos factores que harían que nuestra información estuviera recopilada parcialmente, cuáles fueron las condicione del viento, y el deterioro de nuestros aviones.
Nuestras conclusiones fueron que en condiciones de viento intenso:
Students and teachers edited this blog since January of 2018.