January 2011

Second Grade's Walking Report Card

On Thursday, January 13th, the second grade students at Sage Creek had their annual Walking Report Card SEP Conferences! For this conference, our students participated in a progress report that actually showed parents what their child could do. This was the students chance to show off! A Walking Report Card is a progress report provided for parents in the form of an organized observation of their child in a school setting. Parents were provided the opportunity to assess their child's progress by watching him/her participate in academic and social activities.

Reading Counts!

Each month Sage Creek students in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades compete against themselves and classmates to earn the most Reading Counts points. Reading Counts is a computer program that tests a students comprehension for books read and awards points based on the difficulty of the book. The winners from each grade level are treated to a pizza party with Principal Call at the end of each month. This month those celebrating were: Rebecca Gee, Anton Moss, Elizabeth Priego, Lindsey Tuft, Tyler Ashcraft, Spencer Taylor, Jake Blomquist, Aidan Erickson, Tyler Fisk, Dylan Robertson and Kaylie Ross.

December Determined Dragons

At Sage Creek Elementary, classes are taught weekly the following Character Education skills:  how to show appreciation, accept responsibility, and make good choices.  These students have been chosen to be the Determined Dragons for the month of December because they have made our school a better place by using their Character Education skills.  They are:  Devin Ashcraft, Nathan Bingham, Laurissa Blakey, Cutler Christensen, Mason Coomes, Kolie Doyle, Payton Evans, Chelsey Finch, Fischer Forbush, Rebecca Gee, Josh Gilson, Chase Lewis, Whitney McCluskey, Dakota Meyer, Kim Monsalvo, Chandler P

Second Grade Celebration

The weather outside might be frightful, but . . . On Wednesday, January 5th, the second grade students at Sage Creek Elementary rang in the New Year with belated holiday celebration rotations! The students made ornaments and gift bags for their parents, joined in a rousing game of "Don't Eat Pete", and enjoyed the 'fruits' of their cookie decorating labors. Happy New Year!

How Hairbrush Saved Christmas, Mrs. Robbins 4th Grade Play

Nebo School District's recent "snow day" provided 4th grade students in Mrs. Robbin's class to continue their Christmas spirit right in to the new year. Students wrote and performed the play, "How Hairbrush Saved Christmas" for parents and other school students for several days after coming back after Christmas break. This delightful activity incorporated state core objectives in both the language arts and fine arts areas, and the kids had a blast doing it.! Great job students!!

"Who'll Pull Santa's Sleigh Tonight?"

This year, Mrs. Trevenen's first grade class performed the annual Sage Creek Library Christmas play. The play was based on the book "Who'll Pull Santa's Sleigh Tonight?" by Laura Rader.  The students had a fun time dressing up as the elves and reindeer in the story.  Thanks to Mrs. Rasmussen, Sage Creek librarian, for making this possible for kids! 

6th Grade Orchestra

Ho Ho Ho . . . After learning the how to play orchestral instruments and coming to early morning practice twice a week since September, our own Sage Creek Elementary 6th Grade Orchestra, dressed in their very best Santa attire, gave their premier performance for students and faculty, as well as an evening show for family and friends, on December 14th. Their conductor, Ms. Biggler, led the musicians in a variety of tunes including 'Hanukkah' and 'Silent Night'. This brand new orchestra showcased our talented students playing violins, violas, and cellos. Thank you musicians, Ms.

Sage Creek Bell Choir Performs

Ring out the bells . . . The Bell Choir at Sage Creek Elementary performed on December 16th for an audience of peers, teachers, friends, and family. Conducted by our very own Janeen Stone - who herself is a member of the Tabernacle Bell Choir, 5th grade teacher, both the beginning and advanced choirs shared many of our favorite holiday tunes. We enjoyed a sing along to ‘Up On the House Top’, as well as the very appropriate ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Carol of the Bells’. Thank you to our choir for sharing their amazing talents this holiday season!