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April 2015

5th Grade Track Meet

Submitted by janna.slye on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 21:37
photos by Melanie Hightower

Congratulations to our 5th grade track winners:

Jocelyn Azevedo took 3rd in the Girl’s Long Jump

Sheridan Liggett took 3rd, Aaliyah Peterson took 2nd, and Jordyn Denton took 1st in the Girl’s Softball Throw

Aaliyah Peterson took 2nd in the Girls 100

Sheridan Liggett took 1st in the Girls 200

Brennan Langdon took 4th, Trace Jackson took 3rd, Kolton Hubbs took 2nd, and Golden Niemela took 1st in the Boy’s Long Jump

Josh Glassford took 4th and Xander Hulse took 3rd in the Boy’s Softball Throw

Kolton Hubbs took 3rd in the Boy’s 100

Trace Jackson took 4th and Kolton Hubbs took 1st in the Boy’s 200

Caden Munro took 3rd and Golden Niemela took 2nd in the Boy’s 400

Jared Taylor took 3rd in the Boy’s 800


Your Utah Your Future

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:22

Our school and our state need your support and your voice in the Your Utah, Your Future campaign. Please take a moment to fill out a survey that will help build a plan for our state¹s future at Not only will you be helping our state, but our school will also receive $1 for every high school student or adult who takes the survey. 

There will be an option at the end of the survey to select SIERRA BONITA ELEMENTARY.

Along with concerned leaders and citizens from around Utah, I am seeking to help gather 50,000 Utah voices to establish a vision for how to keep Utah a great place to live as our population prepares to double by 2050. This effort was initiated by Governor Herbert and is being led by a local not-for-profit organization called Envision Utah. 

More important than the donation aspect is the impact this survey can have on Utah’s schools. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to look at important education questions in the context of a long-range plan for the future. The survey will ask you to consider issues like student-to-teacher ratios, community and inter-school collaboration, teacher training and compensation, early childhood education, graduation rates, and the state's overall investment in education, among other issues. We want all students, parents, grandparents, and other community members who care about these issues to take the survey and make education a significant part of Utah¹s vision for the future. 

Your opinions will be asked on a variety of topics, including education, air quality, water resources, transportation, and agriculture among others. You can select the choices you like best in any of these topics and vote on what you want Utah to be like in 2050. The survey provides a wealth of information and gives you the freedom to learn as much as you want before you submit your final vote. 

I support this effort and am asking you to do the same. By adding your voice, you will be able to shape the future of Utah’s education, making it a better place for your children and their children to live and go to school. So please, go to and make sure your voice helps shape Utah’s future. 

Thank you,


Penny Wars!

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:45

This week we are having penny wars!

Here are the basic rules, Paper and pennies are positive. Silver is negative. Before and after school there will be jars for each grade available in front of the office. Students can put the positive money in their grade and the negative money in another grade.

The money raised will go toward a donation for the school to be used for technology in the classrooms.

Basketball Tournament

Submitted by janna.slye on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:18
article and photos by Sage Patterson

Our fantastically talented Mr. Myles Peterson has been giving Sierra Bonita two years of a fun and exciting competition.  And this year we are welcoming the third annual 5th and 6th grade basketball tournament! Our 5th grade girl’s championship game was between Kaitlin Dixon and Sheridan Liggett.  The championship went into overtime. No shots were made in the two minutes of overtime and sudden death approached the players. After five rounds, Kaitlin made a basket. Sheridan had one last chance to make a basket and keep the championship going. Sheridan missed her foul shot. It was a game full of hard work and sweat, but in the end, Kaitlin came out as the reigning champion.

The 5th grade boy’s championship was between Trace Jackson and Ryker Richards. Ryker was up 3-1 and in the last seven seconds, Trace shot and made a basket to bring the score to 3-2. Unfortunately for Trace, time was up leaving the victory to Ryker.

Our 6th grade boy’s championship was between Cole Rollins and Kyson Hall. The championship was speedy. Both boys put sweat and effort into this game. Cole, last year’s 5th grade champion, took a loss this year to Kyson with a final score of 5-3.

The 6th grade girl’s championship included Addison Huff and Brianna Farnsworth. This game was filled with hard work, time, and effort. Each of the girls played fantastic! However, with room for only one winner, we want to congratulate Brianna with a score of 4-2.

We spent eight days doing the basketball tournament. We want to congratulate the 4 winners! Kaitlin Dixon is the 5th grade girl’s champion! Ryker Richards with the win for the 5th grade boys! Brianna Farnsworth is the 6th grade girl’s champion! Last but not least, Kyson Hall with the 6th grade boy’s championship title! We want to thank and congratulate every participant in the third annual Sierra Bonita Basketball Tournament. Again we want to thank Mr. Peterson for making this possible.


Eagle Scout Project

Submitted by janna.slye on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:30

Sierra Bonita Elementary students were the recipients of an Eagle Scout project from Cayson Moss. Cayson saw a need for a more efficient way to store scooters outside and came up with an idea for scooter racks. Thank you to Cayson who donated his time and energy on this project for our school.

Reading Reward

Submitted by janna.slye on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:06

Sierra Bonita students earned a reward activity for reaching their reading goals.  Students enjoyed ice cream cones and otter pops. We are proud of our students for all of their hard work!

Maple Ridge PTA

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:23

The Maple Ridge PTA will be holding its first meeting on April 29 at 6pm at Maple Mountain High School.  If your children will be attending Maple Ridge next fall this is a great opportunity to become involved!

Praise Note 4-3-2015

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Fri, 04/03/2015 - 11:26

Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms. Way to go!


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