A hearty shout-out and congratulations to Ms. Pam Tippetts, the recent recipient of the Horace Mann Crystal Apple Award. Ms. Tippetts has taught 26 years, all at Sage Creek School. She has had experience in all grades, but has taught primarily 5th and 6th grades during her career. Ms. Tippetts currently fulfills the role of school facilitator which means she does a little bit of almost everything! Her primary role is the school mentor and has worked with and developed many excellent teachers who are either at our school or have moved on to other schools in the district (and beyond).
Sage Creek would like to congratulate Ms. Lisa Schuring who recently received the prestigious Nebo District PEAK Award handed out by the Nebo District School Board. Ms. Shuring is our ESL technician and works tireless hours to make sure students who are not native English speakers have access to their education. From providing tutoring services to translation services, Ms. Shuring is very devoted to the children she serves and their families. Ms.
The Sage Creek Orchestra performed Chrismas songs they had learned for the school today. The students have learned a ton and did a fantastic job. Thanks for teaching them Mr. Hansen. Students also enjoyed the bell choirs. They amaze us each year with their performance thanks to Ms. Scott for all time you put in teaching all the students and teachers.
A huge shout-out and THANK YOU to Allstate Insurance who recently donated $1000 to our school. Allstate has an "X the Text" campaign which encourages drivers to stay safe while driving by not texting at the wheel. Sage Creek received these funds in conjunction with this campaign. These proceeds will go towards helping our school in multiple areas and we are extremely grateful for such generosity!
This week, students participated in Hour of Code, a global movement to give students an opportunity to try coding. Employees from Inside Sales, a local business partner, have been working with Sage Creek students in our traditional classes since September teaching students principles of coding. This week, they hosted an assembly for all of our students in 4th-6th gr. The students learned about giving specific instructions to computers including using loops.
Katie Jones is a 3rd grade teacher at Sage Creek Elementary. She has been teaching for 3 years. She graduated from BYU in Elementary Education. Katie’s favorite subject to each is math. When asked about a funny teaching moment she recalls one time when a student brought a pet cat to school in a backpack! She likes to ski, play ultimate Frisbee and is an Imagine Dragons fan. Katie is a pleasure to teach with and we are happy she is with us at Sage Creek Elementary.