This year, Sage Creek Elementary fifth grade students were treated to an incredible field trip at the Springville Power Plant. Understanding the way electricity works is part of the fifth grade Utah State Science Core. curriculum. The power plant employees took time to teaches our students about conductors and insulators, power line safety and close circuits. Thank you Springville Power Plant for helping our students learn about power and electricity!!
It’s Monarch migration time at Sage Creek Elementary! The second grade students spent the month of September observing the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. After collecting eggs from local milkweed plants in Springville, the children then cared for the caterpillars until each caterpillar shed its skin to reveal a beautiful green chrysalis. They then waited for the anticipated day that the butterflies would hatch. This year the students released 32 monarch butterflies that they are surely now heading to either California or Mexico for the winter. Thanks to Ms.
Sage Creek Elementary students participating in Walk To School day were greeted with a "surprise" table at the crosswalk as a reward for their efforts. Both Springville Fire Department and Police Department were on hand to congratulate and celebrate the walkers. The Fire truck turned on it's sirens as Officer David Corone helped students cross the streets safely in the crosswalks and using fluorescent flags. Sage Creek encourages all healthy lifestyle activities and teaches students and parents alike the importance of using designated crosswalks.
Thanks to the Sage Creek School PTA students and faculty of the school were able to participate in a Pedestrian Round-Up as part of Green Ribbon (safety) Week. Students had instruction in using crosswalks, identifying street signs, and the Stranger Danger program. Thanks to Officer Dustin Anderson from the Springville Police Force, Bethany Child from the PTA and the many parent volunteers who made this experience possible for Sage Creek students. We are safer because of you!
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 months of August and September because they have made our school a better place by using their Character Education skills.
Sage Creek Elementary PTA is sponsoring Green Ribbon (Safety) Week this week. Monday, Ms. Jennifer Decker from Netsmartz.org presented two assemblies on internet safety. Students were taught to always have an adult present with them while using the internet, not to open email from someone they don't know, never meet someone in person that they've just met on the internet, never give out personal information on the computer without parent/guardian permission, and how to protect themselves from cyber-bullying.
Sage Creek's fourth graders, along with others from Nebo School District, were privileged to attend a performance by the Utah Symphony on Tuesday September 14th at Maple Mountain High School. Before the concert, students enjoyed learning about the instruments that play in a symphony. They also studied the musical pieces that were presented, and learned about the lives of the composers of each musical piece. The theme this year was Magic in Music and it was an incredible experience. The students dressed in their best clothes and were great listeners.
The forest environment was appreciated and enjoyed by the 4th graders from Sage Creek Elementary on Tuesday, September 21. With the help of Sarah Flinders and others from the National Forest Service, students were able to hike the Discovery trail, put on "waders" and catch invertebrates and fishes, go on a nature scavenger hunt, and learn how fires can help a forest. Diamond Fork Campground in the Wasatch Uinta National Forest was the setting for this fantastic day of learning which was directly related to the Utah State fourth grade science core curriculum.
Sage Creek Elementary School held it’s annual student council elections during the past week. Candidates were nominated by their peers were required to have a teacher recommendation, do service hours, write an essay and prepare a speech, in addition to regular campaigning. This year Sage Creek’s student council members are. Megan McConnell, Savannah Walker, Andrew Slack, Lindsey Tuft, MaKell Hyatt, Matt Dwiggins, Mary Petruka, Jacob Blomquist, Rachel Miner, Wesley White, Jon Krutsch, and Kaylie Ross.
Sage Creek Elementary School is thrilled to honor their thirteen Artists in Residence for the school year of 2009- 2010. We are very proud of the exceptional art work they have accomplished and been willing to display for the student body. These artists are Hailee Fairbanks, Christy White, Sam Daybell, Willem Stein, Gavin Gifford, Ashley Schobert, Alyssa Thomas, Krista Bair, Amber Hillock, Jorge Kaufman, Dylan Thomas, Sydnie Nilsson, Traeton Hillstead.