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. Rasmussen for always making our library a fun and educational place to be.
Springville Fireman Richard Beach presented the annual Fire Prevention Assembly for all Sage Creek Elementary students this past week. Mr. Beach reminded students of the importance of having a fire evacuation plan in every home and practicing that plan. He also identified many potential fire or burn hazards that are commonly found in homes such as, unattended burning candles, space heaters too close to objects, grease fires, mircro-wave fires, and improper use of electrical cords. In summary, Mr Beach had the student council challenge the teachers in a game show format to see who could respond with the correct answers to his questions first. Students won! Sage Creek would like to express their thanks to the Springville Fire Department for all that they do to keep us safe. Special thanks to Richard Beach who makes learning about fire prevention and safety fun.
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. Students who want to be on the council must be nominated by their peers, recommended by their teachers, write a 250 word essay describing how they intend to help make Sage Creek a better place, and provide at least five hours of service to the community prior to the election – which in and of itself accounts for less than half the points required to be elected. In past years the Sage Creek Student Council has sponsored drives for Operation Smile, Increased Recycling, Box-Tops for Education, and Sub for Santa programs, In addition to serving in the book-exchange programs, fall carnival, school wide clean-up and Healthy Lifestyle activities. It is the goal of Sage Creek Elementary to help students recognize their responsibility and the opportunities they have to make their school, their community, and their world a better place for all. Sage Creek student council leads the way.