As we look forward to the next few months, Sage Ridge is prepared for innovation, strong academics, increased opportunities for student leadership, strengthening our pillars, and reaching out as we continue to support our Sage Ridge community. With our renewed and focused pursuit of excellence, the Sage Ridge community can expect that Sage Ridge will deliver on the promise of our mission.
Before the break, the Upper School Prefecture presented the semester 1 Pillar Awards to students in Grades 9-12. This is a great honor as our Pillars (Scholarship, Respect, Integrity, Courage and Community) encompass our school's values. Congratulations to our Upper School Pillar Award winners!
Happy New Year! Our Scorpions have had a busy start to the new semester! Here's a peek into what they've been learning in the classroom. Get an in-depth look at our academics at the Community Event on February 4.
The Lower School students have the opportunity to show off their talents this Spring in the Sage Ridge Theatre Production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (from ArtReach). We are very excited to announce that the play will be led by student directors Michelle Cho ('26) and Ally Baugh ('25)! Read more for the long list of Lower School students that will be joining the cast and join us on March 17 & 18 to watch the production.
Our Winter sports teams are all finally in full swing! Varsity Girls and Boys basketball teams are looking for more wins. Varsity Ski is finally hitting the slopes. Middle School Girls Volleyball has begun league play!
Helena Yuan, a senior recently admitted ED to Northwestern University and one of three 2022-23 National Merit Semifinalists in her class, was just selected as a candidate for the prestigious United States Presidential Scholars Program!
On Friday, January 20, Sage Ridge staff and faculty members Dr. Carol Smith-Nichols, Elizabeth Kenney, and Paul Dolan joined current parent Ryan Krebbs for a tour of the facilities at the Desert Research Institute which included meeting up with alum Dr. Nathan Chellman ('08)who currently works there. Hosted by the STEM Education Program Manager at DRI, the visit included tours of the Environmental Analysis Lab, the Trace Chemistry/Ice Core Laboratory, the Organic Analytical Lab, and the Green Box Lab and discussions with the scientists who run those labs.
Finding a good “fit” in a college may for a wide range of students mean applying to the local community college or state university, seeking affordable options for higher education to maximize career opportunities and placements and/or getting vocational-technical training perhaps.
It has been an extremely successful winter for Scorpion debaters. Twenty students competed at Carson High in December and at Damonte Ranch in January. At those events, we earned over 30 round wins in both LD and PF, securing the highest win percentage in the league.
Today, our Middle School students participated in the Middle School Art and Innovation Showcase. They showed off their art pieces as well as things they had coded during the gallery walk. It was followed by a live theatre and music performance.
Meet Dustin Howard, the New Director of Community Engagement & Events at Sage Ridge School.
Sage Ridge School is starting a choir and many of our students have already had the opportunity to work with our new Choir Director, Randy Smith. If your child would like to join, practices will begin after the break on Wednesdays after school from 2:15-3:30. All grade levels and skill levels are welcome!
Our Winter Sports Season has started! Our teams are hitting the courts and the slopes as they prepare for league games, tournaments, and races over Winter Break and in January.
Meet Stéphany Apollon, the New Director of Enrollment here at Sage Ridge School. Stéphany is the parent of Sophie Najjar ('26) and Gysel Najjar ('28) at Sage Ridge, and has previously been the Parents Association President and helped with the Annual Fund campaign.
Giuliana Hovenic ('29) and Harper Westfall ('27) participated in Peter Pan Jr., a production put on by the Sierra School of Performing Arts. Giuliana played Twin #2 and a Lost Boy, and Harper played Starkey, and Island Guardian and a Pirate. We love seeing our Scorpions continue to pursue their passions outside of school!