April 2024 Shark News

Siembra is a proud awardee of a $1.8 Million Charter Schools Program Grant from the US Department of Education

"This funding will support the scaling of internship opportunities, fortify community partnerships and sustain its commitment to student support, while also offering more dual enrollment, capstone and career-connected learning opportunities than ever before!"

See the Press Release here:

Siembra Charter Schools Program Grant Recipient - Press Release

Dear Parents and Families,

As we find ourselves at the halfway point of the semester, I wanted to take a moment to share some important thoughts with you. With the mini celebrations of learning and family meetings now behind us, our students are gearing up for a well-deserved spring break filled with fun, relaxation, and reflection.

Project classes will resume on April 8th, we'll have a precious four week window for seniors and a five-week window for underclassmen before final celebrations of learning begin. It's during this time that the foundation for success in the semester's end will be laid. 

I urge you to engage in a meaningful conversation with your student during this break about the significance of finishing the semester strong. Remind them of their goals, encourage them to stay focused, and emphasize the importance of staying disciplined in their studies.

Thank you for your continued support in guiding our students toward academic excellence. Here's to a rejuvenating and enjoyable spring break for you and your family.

Warm regards,

Derrick Adkins

Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Our Virtual Project does not just do school behind the computer, they get out in the community! Two Virtual Project outings this month including volunteering at Bernalillo Animal County Services and assisting at Roadrunner Food Bank

Lady Sharks have been doing great with two wins and one loss! Please come and support our girls!

Students took a break from mini-CoL's to rejuvenate with rock climbing, Dave and Busters, Top Golf, lunch at Tucano's and Canvas. Self-Care at it finest!

Sharks joined for CNM College Day and were able to see all the possibilities that lie ahead for them!

Bittersweet moments while hosting the last round of Senior photos for the Class of 2024, stay tuned for the final products!

Sharks took advantage of the recent snow and Sandia Ski opening up, enjoying a full day on the slopes.

This month, Capstone students learned about the inspirational Entrepreneurial Journey with Mr. Ken Jackson.

Mini Celebrations of Learning are used to assess students' knowledge up to this point in the semester. This is the big lead up until our final Celebrations of Learning in May. Students did not disappoint, presenting to their peers and Community Partners.

April Community Learning Day

We are excited to announce that our next Community Learning event will take place on April 13, 2024. On this day, students will have the opportunity to participate in the 31st Annual Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta Celebration. This event holds immense cultural significance and provides a platform to honor the legacy of two remarkable individuals who have made profound contributions to civil rights and social justice.

Please mark your calendars and make arrangements for your child to attend this enriching experience. Participation in community events not only broadens perspectives but also instills values of empathy, solidarity, and activism in our students.

For more information about the event and to plan your attendance, please visit the following link:

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Event

We encourage students to engage actively in this event, learn from the experiences shared, and reflect on the lessons imparted by the lives of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta.

Thank you for your ongoing support in our efforts to provide holistic education that goes beyond academics. Together, we can nurture compassionate and socially responsible individuals who will make positive contributions to our society.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!

Check out Siembra's Education Profile in the latest issue of Albuquerque the Magazine!

Upcoming Events and Dates

  • March 27-April 5, 2024 - Spring Break
  • April 9, 2024 - Girl's Volleyball Game @ Calvary Christian Academy, 4:30pm
  • April 12, 2024 - Prom at the Convention Center - (tickets will be provided at lunch starting on April 10th)
  • April 15, 2024 - Girl's Volleyball Game @ Abundant Church, 4:00pm
  • April 17, 2024 - SAT Testing - Grades 11 & 12
  • April 17, 2024 - Girl's Volleyball Game @ Abundant Church, 3:30pm
  • April 17, 2024 - Community Family Night, 5-7:00pm (details TBD)
  • April 18, 2024 - Roadrunner Food Box family pick-up
  • April 22, 2024 - Girl's Volleyball Game @ Sagebursh Church Uptown, 5:30pm
  • April 24, 2024 - NM - ASR (Science Testing)
  • April 24, 2024 - Senior Sunset at Isotopes
  • April 24, 2024 - Girl's Volleyball Game @ Aviation, 6:00pm
  • April 27, 2024 - Community Based Learning Day
  • April 29, 2024 - Girl's Volleyball Game @ Abundant Church, 3:30pm
  • May 3, 2024 - Student Business Showcase @ Art Walk - 5pm-7pm
  • May 3, 2024 - Student Fashion Show to raise awareness for gun violence and mental health on the Rooftop - 5pm-7pm

Community Happenings

Siembra will be hosting 7 students from across the nation July 10-17th this summer. These graduating seniors will discover Albuquerque and learn about our history and deep culture. Seven of our graduating seniors will also head out across the country from Palo Alto to Idaho this summer.

We are still looking for host families to help for the week! See the flier below for more information:

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We are Enrolling for the 2024-2025 School Year! Lottery Application is at the Link here:

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