October 2012

Chess Champion

Nate Bingham a sixth grade student at Sage Creek  was taught how to play chess two years ago by his older brother. He has worked hard each week for at least two hours to figure out his moves to be a better player. Nate says 'I love to play chess because I have nobody else to rely on but myself." Recently he brought home a big trophy from the Ogden Regional Open. He also won the Nebo Tounament last year and he is planning on a repeat this year.  Good Luck Nate!

Make a Wish and Red Ribbon Week

Attributions: 
Brenda Burr

On Wednesday, Oct. 10th, our students met little four-year-old Brianna from the Make-A-Wish
Foundation who suffers from leukemia and consented to be her wish granter. Sage Creek students gave
up one recess a day during Red Ribbon Week of Oct. 15-19th and instead walked for a wish. Pledges
envelopes per mile came pouring in from the students and their families. With a surprise visit from
Captain America and Superman at a celebration assembly, the students learned that their walking

University of Utah Treasur Chest

Sage Creek's fifth grade had the opportunity to look at rare books and artifacts. Mrs. Tanner from the University of Utah Treasure Chest Program brought several rare books for the students to look at. The students learned when looking at artifacts white gloves must be worn to help preserve them. After looking at several artifacts, Mrs. Tanner helped the students make their own book teaching them how to sew a binding. Mrs. Tanner will return to visit the sixth and fourth grades in weeks to come.

Student Council at Sage Creek

Attributions: 
Brenda Burr

Sage Creek Student Council members have been chosen for this school year. Students competed
in a primary event by submitting essays and teacher recommendations and then participating in a
homeroom vote. Winners participated in a campaign week. The final campaign decided class officers.
Students in 4th-6th grade voted using an on-line voting program to make their choice for student council
after watching an election campaign assembly featuring candidate speeches filmed on Ipads. The new
council is excited and eager to get to work serving the students and faculty.

Solar Oven Power

Attributions: 
Rebecca Antares

The sixth grade students have been learning all about energy and heat transfer in science. The final
exam for these students was exciting and delicious! Students were given the assignment of making their
own solar ovens that would transform marshmallows and chocolate into a delicious treat – S’mores!
The more students had learned about heat transfer and absorption, the more efficient solar oven they
were able to create. Friday, September 28th was the perfect day to harness the Sun’s radiant heat and

Hobble Creek Hike

Attributions: 
Rebecca Antares

September 26, 2012 was a beautiful day for hiking! Sage Creek’s 6th graders spent their day walking
the trial leading from the school up to the Rotary Park. They enjoyed the beautiful fall colors, good
company and the great school of the outdoors! It was a great day to be a dragon!

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