Principal's Message

Principal's Message


Principal Pagani sitting at his desk

On behalf of our faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year at Alta Sierra Intermediate School!  At Alta Sierra, we not only pride ourselves on the academic, athletic, and co-curricular success of our students, but in the positive relationships that are developed and the professional support that our students are provided by every staff member on this campus.  This includes the administrative team, teachers, clerical team. custodians, grounds crew, and cafeteria workers.  We work extremely hard at creating a safe and supportive learning environment where students feel safe and excel in Mind, Body, and Spirit.  There is power in acknowledging student success, no matter how big or small and in greeting him or her in a friendly manner each and every day.  Our staff understands this and the importance of building positive self-esteem in all of our students at Alta Sierra where failure is not an option.

We look forward to working with our community of students and parents and welcome your input in making Alta Sierra the best it can be for our students.  In Clovis Unified School District, we believe in continuous improvement and strive to be better tomorrow than we are today, which means the combined effort of our parents, students, and staff are paramount.  I encourage you to access our website on a regular basis to stay informed and connected to your school.  We are here for you and your child and are dedicated to creating a positive school experience for your student.

As the Intermediate school that feeds into Buchanan High School, our mission is to prepare each and every student for success at BHS.  The design of our 7-12 complex allows us to articulate with BHS and provide our students with the necessary academic and social skills necessary for success when they leave Alta Sierra.  It is important for you to know that you can work with the Alta Sierra staff for direction and understanding about the academic rigor and expectations that your child will need to succeed at Buchanan High School.

Thank you very much for your support of Alta Sierra in helping us make the intermediate school experience both successful and rewarding for each and every child.



Steve Pagani, Principal