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October 2014

Mrs. Beckert Receives PEAK Award

Submitted by janna.slye on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:16
Article by Stephanie Galt. Photo by Lana Hiskey

Nebo School Distict recognizes and awards employees who show positive energy and kindness (PEAK). Sierra Bonita's facilitator, Mrs. Dana Beckert, was this month's recipient of the PEAK award.  Mrs. Stephanie Galt nominated her by saying "“Dana truly goes above and beyond to support not only interns and new teachers, but the entire faculty and staff at Sierra Bonita. She is continually working with teachers to improve their skill and craft of teaching. Dana not only supports teachers, but she organizes and manages the tier two interventions and trains, supports and assists all technicians. On top of all of this, Dana pulls students out one-on-one for individualized reading instruction. Oh, and did I mention Dana also presents monthly professional development for the entire staff? Dana shows everyone she comes in contact with what it means to truly be fully immersed in your job. She makes sure those visiting Sierra Bonita see and feel the great things happening at the school.”

Congratulations Mrs. Beckert!


Sierra Bonita Students being called heroes were featured on KSL TV

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:42

Four 6th graders at Sierra Bonita Elementary School are being called heroes. In the middle of recess, one of their classmates had an asthma attack.

Click here to watch the story featured on KSL:

On Monday, October 20, Eric Record, Bradley Baadsgaard, Kobe Peterson and Kai Nelson were playing football. Eric and Kai were running up field when Eric began having trouble breathing.

"My lungs felt like they were caving in, and my airway — I could feel it being blocked," Eric said.

Eric collapsed.

"We saw him grabbing his neck like this, and his veins popping out, and he's turning blue struggling for air," Bradley said.

Kai and Kobe yelled for help while Bradley ran to Eric.

"I was kind of scared that he wouldn't make it," Bradley said.

"I was feeling warm, and my eyes were kind of blurred a little bit," Eric said.

Bradley stayed calm and carried Eric to the nurse's office. He said it likely took him 30 seconds, but it felt like forever.

When the boys got to the office, Eric was hooked up to an oxygen tank. It was Eric's first asthma attack.

"Without my friends, I probably would've gone into shock," Eric said.

Eric is now ok. He's back playing football, but with an inhaler nearby.

"Oh, I have the coolest friends," said Eric.

Kimball Art Museum Visits 2nd Grade

Submitted by janna.slye on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:39
Article by Kyler Prescott, 2nd grade student

People make art with what they can find.  Art is made of material.  Art can have digital elements.  “The great thing about art is you can’t be wrong!”  Modern art is being created right now.  Art is whatever you make of it.  An artist that like to surf uses the resin he uses on his surfboard for his art.  Collage art takes many materials and puts them together to make one piece of art.  We created collage art today!


Red Ribbon Week

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:54

RED RIBBON WEEK:  October 27-31, 2014  
Pledge cards will be sent home with your students.  If they fill them out and bring them back to the front office during Red Ribbon Week they will get a reward.  There will be daily drawings for students who are wearing their Red Ribbon and rewards will also be given for dressing up according to the themes.

Put a cap on drugs- Wear your favorite hat!
Team up against drugs- Wear your favorite team attire!
Drugs are old fashion- Wear your favorite 50’s outfit or dress up like an old person!
From Head to Toe be drug free- Crazy hair & sock day!
Say BOO to drugs- dress up in your Halloween costume.  (Please no gory costumes, weapons or masks).



SCC Meeting

Submitted by sue.leber on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:35

**Notice of Meeting**

Sierra Bonita Elementary‘s School Community Council will meet on November 3, 2014 at 11:40 in the conference room.


The Aaliyah Rose Assembly

Submitted by janna.slye on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:43
Article by Abby Green. Photos by Sherin Olson

 On September 26, 2014 Aaliyah Rose from Radio Disney came to Sierra Bonita Elementary.  She did an assembly on the theme of Follow Your Heart.  During the assembly she sang “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen, an original song titled “Not Looking for Love” and many other songs.  She also did a drawing for t-shirt’s and CD’s in between the songs.  Students earned tickets into the drawing for good behavior.  After the assembly, Aaliyah Rose visited some classrooms in the school.  She was a great singer and she will become a great artist one day.


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