We have recently had the Herriman High School Chamber Choir and a woodwind quintet called Prevailing Winds perform for our student body. They were both incredible performances that entertained and instructed us in the cultural arts.
Both groups commented on how impressed they were with our school. They said that of all the schools they've visited across the district and state - our students were the most polite and well-behaved! They were blown away that student leaders were introducing the performers at assemblies, calling the students to attention, and encouraging students to enter/exit the assembly in a calm & orderly fashion. We have a tradition of excellence at Butterfield Canyon which makes having presenters comment on their positive experience at Butterfield Canyon a regular occurrence. Way to go bobcats and way to go parents - for raising such incredible children!
He shared a positive message about listening to your heart and not the imagined scariness that our head can often conjure, like the raptor. Jason Hewlett is a quality person and a great entertainer! Most of the kids commented at lunchtime that their stomachs and faces still hurt from laughing so hard!
Now students have more access to technology than ever before @ Butterfield Canyon.
By adding a second computer lab, we have doubled students access to computers that allow them to publish their writing, create presentations, and research curricular topics.
Each classroom in K, 1st, and 2nd grades have at least 5 iPads available for regular use all day, every day.
3rd, 4th, and 5th grades have a class set of iPads on a cart that they use to support their instruction.
6th grade students turned their class set of laptops into the 2nd computer lab for them to use primarily in the afternoons, but made it available to all grade levels in the morning.
Students in 3rd-6th grades have access to these devices called "NEO 2's" that give them more opportunities to practice their keyboarding skills and publish their writing. These devices provide on-screen keyboarding lessons and allow them to print their writing wirelessly. We have 120 of these devices available for student use.
We still have our regular desktop computer lab that our students have always been able to access at least once a week.
Each classroom is equipped with a document camera, a projector, a laptop, an iPad, and an Apple TV device to allow for wireless projection to the big screen from the laptop or iPad.
In conjunction with Safety Week, we are asking that all students and parents watch and abide by the following safety tips contained in this Safety Super Hero video. Students have watched this video at school and signed a pledge (D trackers will when they come back on track), committing to be a Safety Super Hero!
Parents can also take a mental pledge by agreeing to obey all the following safety rules:
I pledge to drive 5 mph slower than the posted speed limit in school zones and residential areas to protect the lives of children in my community.
I pledge to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections.
I pledge to stop behind crosswalks so that I don't block the pedestrian's way at intersections.
I pledge to watch for and yield to pedestrians when making both left and right turns.
I pledge to never pass a vehicle that has stopped to let a pedestrian cross the street.
I pledge to never pick up students in a location that puts them at risk trying to reach the vehicle.
Many thanks to the Salt Lake Astronomical Society who sent volunteers with their high-powered telescopes to allow our 6th graders and their families to view a unique perspective of the night sky. 6th grade teachers played music and had donuts, drinks & glow stuff for sale. It is a fun atmosphere for the entire family and the weather could not have been better to see Mars and the Hercules Nebula Cluster. This is the third year that our 6th grade teachers have organized this memorable experience for our graduating 6th graders. Thanks to everyone who came and we look forward to having next year's 6th graders and their families join us.
Our wonderful PTA brought the Young Company in to perform a fun and engaging play for our students last week. The assembly was amazing and the performers went into each of our 3rd grade classrooms to provide a workshop for our students. They also stayed and ate lunch with our kids in our Bobcat Cafe. Here are some pictures from the event:
Students caught being good examples of following the school rules are handed a "PAWS FOR LEADERSHIP" slip of paper that they bring down to the office on Wednesday's during lunch recess to choose a number (1-200) and choose a prize out of the treasure box. Their name will go on the associated number on our 200 Club Chart. As soon as a row or column fill up, all students in that row/column are invited to a special activity with the principal. Last week we had a "Principal's 200 Club" party where we learned how to speed stack cups and participated in friendly competitions during the event. Thanks to all the students who impress us everyday and show their peers what good behavior looks like.