February 2017

Interested in becoming a student storyteller?

Submitted by alison.hansen on

From the Storytelling Festival:  Youth storytellers have been part of the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival for twenty-five years.  We believe they bring a vibrant presence to stages at the event.  Open youth auditions will be held at the Orem Public Library on Thursday, March 16.  Anyone interested in scheduling can email me at ewilcox [at] timpfest.org (ewilcox[at]timpfest[dot]org) or call the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute office at 228-7384.  The deadline to sign up for an audition is 5:00 pm on Monday, March 13.

During the first audition round, students will be asked to present a two minute portion of their full story.  Finalists will be invited back to the call-back auditions the following week.  If they are invited back to the finals, youth will tell the full version of their story, which can be 3-9 minutes long.  All participants will be judged on performance skills such as poise, voice expression, eye contact, and body language.  Please click here to see a description of the rubric the judges will be using to evaluate the stories.  If your school is outside of the Wasatch Front, we can also accept electronic entries.  Please contact me for more information.

Kindergarten Registration

Submitted by alison.hansen on

Kindergarten registration is held Thurs, Mar 16, from 8 am-4 pm.  This date is the same for all Springville/Mapleton area schools - please help us spread the word!  Students can enter kindergarten if they are 5 years old on or by Sept 1 of the school year they begin.  Parents should bring the child's birth certificate, immunizations so far, and proof of residency.  We look forward to seeing you!

A Visit from Clark Planetarium

Submitted by anthony.bowden on

Sage Creek enjoyed and awesome science show brought to the school from Clark Planetarium. A student loved the way they changed the color of flames. Another liked that they shot a pencil through a piece of plywood. All students came back to class exited about science.

Sage Creek Rocks Science Fair!

Submitted by alison.hansen on

Sage Creek had an awesome Science & Engineering Fair last week!  Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th gr all performed an experiment and displayed their results for all to see.  Several students progressed on to the district fair and will continue on to the BYU Science & Engineering Fair in March.  Way to go Sage Creek Dragons!  Pictured here are our 5th and 6th gr students who represented us at the district fair:  Addilyn Orndorff, Nathan Golding, Brandon McDonald, Mason Hiatt, Kelsie Reed, Kirsten Harrop, Logan Pendleton, Max Warren, Brightin Davis, Isaac Ruiz, Ella Jackman, Vanessa Wong, and Abbie Folkman. 

Sage Creek Teacher of the Week

Submitted by anthony.bowden on

Ginny Lund is a 2nd grade teacher at Sage Creek Elementary.  Her favorite subject to teach is reading, writing and music.  When asked about a funny teaching moment she has had she said she was speaking with a 5th grade student and asked “Where were you born” the student responded with “I don’t know” I said “Could you ask your mom” student said “I don’t think she was there!”   Ginny loves to plant and care for her perennial gardens and also enjoy reading.  Ginny is a pleasure to teach with and a positive influence at Sage Creek Elementary.