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Butterfield Canyon First Graders Visit the State Senate

Butterfield Canyon students waiting to visit the state SenateFirst grade students from Butterfield Canyon Elementary School recently visited the Utah State Capitol and the state Senate chamber.

Students met with District 13 State Senator Jacob Anderegg, whose district includes Butterfield Canyon Elementary. They have been studying the importance of rules and laws, so the field trip was a great way to show the students how laws are made and who represents them.

They were even introduced from the Senate floor and received a round of applause!

Mrs. Joos recently received the Crystal Apple Award presented by Mario Pia from Horace Mann.  Here is why she was nominated:

"Mrs. Joos listens to ideas from her fellow educators and is always ready to work together to find a better way to help students learn. Sometimes during meetings, we can fall into the trap of going through certain routine motions and we don't step back and ask the tough questions about whether our actions are truly going to improve the student's learning. Mrs. Joos helps teacher groups do this by listening to what we are saying- and the direction we are heading - and then she helps us ask how this direction
 will specifically impact students learning? How do we know it will help students who don't get it? Then she tries to think of examples from her class of how our current approach has worked or not worked so we have something concrete to discuss. Mrs. Joos helps her fellow educators by making sure our time and effort actually achieve an improvement.  Mrs. Joos is a wonderful mentor who goes out of her way to help others. She will drop what she is doing to assist in any way she can. She loves to collaborate and share her ideas/supplies to help better the learning environment for all students in every classroom. She cares deeply about each and every student and their success."

Left to right: Mario Pia (Horace Mann), Mrs. Joos, Ms. Anderson (JEA Rep) & Candie Checketts (Assistant Principal)

Kids & Cops Art Competition Winners

The Kids and Cops Art Competition is sponsored through the Sorenson Legacy Foundation with the Unified Police Department.  The purpose of the competition is to help foster a relationship of trust and mutual respect between law enforcement and the community, brought together through art. Students were given the task of creating an original piece of art to support reducing violence, bullying and drugs, and discouraging unsafe practices such as texting an driving. A special thanks to our AMAZING Beverley Taylor Sorenson Art teacher, April Barnes, who provided mini lessons on these topics and facilitated an opportunity for all of our students to participate in this contest.

Congratulations to our winners of the Kids & Cops Art Competition:

1st Place: Emma Scott, 6th Grade

2nd Place: Maycee Bright, 6th Grade

2nd Place: Kylee Carter, 4th Grade

3rd Place: Haley Keller, 5th Grade

3rd Place: Eva Newland, 5th Grade

Honorable Mention: Cache Noble, Clara King, Weston Echols, Sophie Venema, Ashlynn Ryplen, Ashlyn Preece & Aven Soffe

Special Recognition: Jaiden Mickelson, Matthew Wegesend, Olivia Jewkes, Kenadee King, Reagan Walkenhorst & Stockton Venema

Red Ribbon Week

Our PTA Red Ribbon Week is this week:

Monday, November 13th: “Don’t let drugs ruin your dreams” – Pajama Day

Tuesday, November 14th: “Doing drugs is crazy” – Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday, November 15th: “Sock it to drugs” – Crazy Socks Day

Thursday, November 16th: “We are putting a CAP on drugs” – Hat Day

Friday, November 17th: “Don’t let your team down by doing drugs” – Wear Team or School Apparel Day

Thank you for your support!

Congratulations to our 2017-18 PTA Reflections

Award Winners & Participants

Thank you to all of our students who participated in the the 2017-18 National PTA Reflections contest.  We appreciate the support of JSD Board Member Darrell Robinson for joining us to recognize our 2017-18 Reflections participants and winners at our Reflections Awards Night on Thursday, October 26th.

Thank you to our amazing PTA for putting together a successful Color Obstacle Course Fundraiser!

Congratulations to our students for reaching our goal of raising over $15,000 in Envelope Donations!

Thanks to all who donated money, time, auction items and/or joined us to celebrate our fundraising efforts & to watch Principal Bollinger kiss a pig on Friday, September 29th!

Thanks for supporting our students!

Dear Parents and Students of Butterfield Canyon Elementary,

I am delighted to introduce myself as your new assistant principal and look forward to serving the Butterfield Canyon Community. As a Utah native and Herriman City resident I already feel at home here and look forward to supporting the school mission of LEAD: Learning Daily, Empowering Leadership, Achieving Goals and Discovering Potential.

Jordan School District’s mission statement, “Every Child, Every Day” does a nice job of summing up my most basic personal philosophy of education. As an educator, I maintain a strong focus on student learning and the whole child. Building positive relationships and a collaborative working environment are of utmost importance to me.

My background as an educator includes teaching at the elementary level for many years, as well as completing administrative internships at the elementary, middle and high school levels. I thoroughly enjoy working with children and young people of all ages, and absolutely loved my years as a classroom teacher. Most recently I served as a teacher facilitator at Herriman Elementary, coaching intern and new teachers and assisting with administrative duties. My passion for nurturing all educators, but especially new teachers, blossomed with this position. I’m excited to work with the teachers of Butterfield Canyon. I was also fortunate to work with Ms. Bollinger at Herriman Elementary and couldn’t be happier about joining her at Butterfield Canyon!

I have heard wonderful things about the Butterfield Canyon community. I look forward to meeting you and assisting each of your students in their individual educational needs. Please feel free to contact me at any time.


Ms. Candie Checketts

Dear Butterfield Canyon Elementary Community,

I am looking forward to working with the great community of Butterfield Canyon Elementary (BCE). As an educator, I am student-focused, results-oriented, and collaborative. My goal is to always do what is in the best interest of students.


I taught special education at Cottonwood High School for 7 years and was also the Head Girls’ Basketball and Soccer coach. My next adventure was teaching special education at Bluffdale Elementary for 8 years. This past year I was fortunate to be the Assistant Principal at both BCE and Herriman Elementary. I believe that my variety of professional experiences throughout the past 16 years will allow me to better understand and help meet the diverse needs of all students.

My vision is to continually increase the quality of education by providing instructional leadership for data-driven decision making to improve learning for ALL students, foster an effective professional learning community enhanced through professional development, and maintaina safe environment conducive to learning and teaching.

Education is my passion and I fully support Jordan School District’s Mission Statement: “Every Child, Every Day.” Please know that I am here to serve the children and people in the BCE community. I am happy to address any questions or concerns to ensure that every child’s educational needs are met each day.

The BCE community is amazing and I feel so blessed to be a part of this unique school culture. I look forward to getting to know all of you. Thank you for all you do to support the education of your student(s).


Ms. Amanda Bollinger