Sage Creek First Grade Teacher, Mrs. Peggy Beesley, was honored by Sage Creek PTA and school staff at the October PTA Area Council Meeting. After raising her own children Mrs. Beesley began teaching in her "dream job" as a first grade teacher at Sage Creek where she has remained for the past seventeen years. Mrs. Beesley always puts in extra hours of her own time, and uses part of her salary to make sure her classroom is always top notch! Her classroom is always a "buzz" with the sounds of learning. Most importantly Mrs. Beesley loves her students and they love her right back!
Kindergarten students at Sage Creek Elementary enjoyed learning a new letter and sound with an awesome alphabet activity. Students were introduced to the letter “L” by participating in a Hawaiian Luau. Students wore leis, learned to hula, and limboed their way through a variety of activities that emphasized or used the letter L in some way. Mahalo to our great kindergarten teachers for making learning fun!
The fabulous Sage Creek PTA sponsored the annual Walk To School Day on October seventh. Students and parents were encouraged to wear green and tie green ribbons on their backpacks and jackets while they walked. Detective Dave Caron of the Springville City Police department was on hand to help students cross the street in the crosswalk, having them skip and hop to make the experience memorable and fun. The Walk To School Day is part of Safety Week and the purpose of it is to help make students and parents more aware of the safety elements involved in walking to school.
At Sage Creek Elementary classes are taught weekly on the following Character Education skills: how to show appreciation, accepting responsibility, and making good choices. These students have been chosen to be the Determined Dragons for the months of August and September. They have made our school a better place by using their Character Education skills.
Under the direction of our outstanding media coordinator, Marsha Rasmussen, students at Sage Creek Elementary performed the play, Hooray for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester. These students in Mrs. Tippetts 6th grade class had a ball being the bully, Camilla Capybara, the hero, Wodney Wat and the classmates that picked on Wodney because he couldn't pronounce his r's. In the end Wodney inadvertently solves the bullying problem BECAUSE he can't pronounce his r's, and the bully stomps off into the west never to be seen again. Thanks to Mrs.
September 17th, Sage Creek Elementary School students celebrated Constitution Day by gathering at the flagpole to raise the flag, pledge to the flag and listen to the talented Mr. Courtney Curtis, our own third grade teacher, pay tribute to our country by singing the national anthem. Later in the day, students had the opportunity to watch and listen to President Obama's address to the school children of America and have discussions within their classrooms about the many freedoms afforded to us through the Constitution of the United States.
Students in Mrs. Robbin's fourth grade class at Sage Creek Elementary School participated in The Human Race as they wheeled Principal Natalie Call back to the office in her "biggest" chair. Combining a math and reading lesson Mrs. Robbin's used the different size chairs of individuals throughout the building to represent place value, while Ms. Call read to the students about the value of their "place" at school, in the community and within the world.
On Wednesday, September 9, 2009, Sage Creek Elementary had the opportunity to highlight it’s student council election process to the Nebo Board of Education. Sixth-grade student, Shae Christensen, talked about why she wanted to be on the student council at Sage Creek. She was followed by student council advisor, Janeen Scott, who spoke about the requirements necessary to and the service provided by the Sage Creek student council.