January 2017

Sage Creek Teacher Highlight

Submitted by anthony.bowden on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 15:31

Janeen Scott  is a 6th grade teacher at Sage Creek Elementary.  She has taught for 13 years and has enjoyed teaching 5th & 6th grades.   She attended BYU-Idaho and received her Associates, UVU  her Bachelor’s degree and the UofU where she earned her master’s degree in Special Education.   Janeen’s favorite subject to teach is Reading.  She loves to sew, decorate cakes and play handbells.  She is the 9th child of 13 children in her family.  She has 44 nieces and nephews.   Janeen is a pleasure to teach with and is a positive influence at Sage Creek Elementary.


Wiggle Chairs - A Fun Way to Enhance Learning!

Submitted by alison.hansen on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 05:43

Mrs. Greenburg's 3rd gr class has some new pieces of furniture!  From Mrs. Greenburg:  At the beginning of the year I quickly realized that I had several "wiggle worms" in my class who needed physical movement almost constantly.  Movement is key when teaching elementary school (and any age, really). In general, flexible or alternative seating allows students different seating options where students can lay, stand, or sit in different areas or ways.  I began looking into various flexible seating options, and I fell in love with stability ball chairs. The ball chairs allow students to get out their excess energy while circulating blood and oxygen to their brain.  Other benefits include core strength, better posture, and increased motivation and engagement. It's also exciting to know you get to sit in something other than a cold, hard chair for six hours each day. I created a project on DonorsChoose.org and shared it with my students and their parents, as well as my friends and family on Facebook.  Within five days the project had fully funded.  The kids and I were in shock and truly felt the love coming from people who know them and people across the country who believe in them. It has been an overwhelming and joyous experience for us all. We love to wiggle while we work!

Thank you!


Chandler Greenburg

Online coding classes - great opportunity for budding computer scientists!

Submitted by alison.hansen on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 11:31

While our partnership with Inside Sales for our 4th-6th gr traditional-track students to learn coding has concluded (weekly classes will resume again next year), there are many students who want to learn the skills and/or advance on what they have learned.  Attached below is a flyer from UVU that offers coding classes for 4th gr students and up.  It's a great resource if you have budding computer scientists out there!

Online Coding classes Flyer

Box Tops - every little bit counts!

Submitted by alison.hansen on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 11:21

From now until March 1st there are special Bonus Box Tops on some products only at Wal-Mart that get us 4 Bonus Box Tops, and each one of those we turn in by March 1st we will get entered into a drawing for 50,000 ($5,000) additional Box Tops. That is a great opportunity for us to reach our goal this year if we can get the word out about the Bonus Box Tops at Wal-Mart right now.  Now that we have our kindergarten playground in place, we are working towards earning money to enhance our north playground, the one that all other students play on.  Every little bit counts and really adds up - keep sending them in!

4th-6th gr Science Fair

Submitted by alison.hansen on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:16

Our Science Fair is coming up!  It is Jan 31 (5th gr), Feb 1 (6th gr) and Feb 2 (4th gr).  We need help!  Please click on the link below if you are able to help us judge projects - it is not difficult and you do not need a science background.  Ashlee Clark, our PTA coordinator, is coordinating all of our volunteers.  We will train you in all you need to be successful.  


Sage Creek Teacher Highlight

Submitted by anthony.bowden on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 13:39

Makenna Taylor is a 4th grade teacher at Sage Creek Elementary.  This is her 2nd year teaching.  She graduated from Utah Valley University.  Makenna’s favorite subject to teach is Science.  She loves to ride horses, hunting and being with her family and friends.  Makenna is a pleasure to teach with and we are happy she is with us at Sage Creek Elementary.


Chinese Dual-Immersion Program Applications

Submitted by alison.hansen on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:58

Chinese Dual Immersion Applications

Applications for our Chinese Dual Immersion Program are being accepted beginning Mon, Jan 9 thru Fri, Feb 3.  Applications are for incoming first grade students (first grade for the 2017-18 school year).   There are limited spots available and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Applications are posted here on the website, emailed home to all parents, hard copies sent home to current kindergarten students, and hard copies available in the office.  Please call if you have any questions - we strive to make this process as smooth as possible.  We accept both current Sage Creek students and students from outside our boundary.