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The Buzz Vol. 4, Issue 9 April 3, 2009

A small school with big ideas

The Official Newsletter of Beehive Science and Technology Academy

Lunch System To order lunch go to Hogiyogischoollunch. com

Volunteer Opportunities 1– Daily Lunch-Hour Volunteers 2– Library Overseer Volunteers 3-- Running Club Volunteers Please contact the school office at 2652782 with your availability.

School Year Reminders: • Call in or send a note to excuse your student’s absences. The school needs to be notified within two days. • If you are moving or have recently changed phone numbers, please let the office know. • Check with the office to make sure your volunteer hours have been recorded correctly.

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Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair was held March 27th at Rice Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus. There was a huge variety of projects representing our school from physics and astronomy to energy, environmental management, and transportation. Ten participants from BSTA received eight awards at the Fair. Once again, our students made us proud! Congratulations to all who entered their projects. The awards issued are as follows: 11th grade - Michael Mills – Honorable Mention Award by Westminister college / Plant sciences – 3rd place 9th grade – Jared Jensen – Physics & Astronomy – 2nd place 8th grade – Christian Mickelsen – Honorable Mention by American Society of Civil Engineers 8th grade – Danial Ebling – Computer Science – 2nd place 7th grade – Jay Shah – Honorable Mention Award by Green Building Association / Energy&Transportation – 2nd place 7th grade – Alex Nikols – Energy&Transportation - 3rd place

Meet Katie Fagundes Katie Fagundes, a California native, will begin her second year at Beehive Science and Technology Academy. Katie graduated from Wilcox High School in the Bay Area and then attended the University of California Davis. At UC Davis, she earned her teaching credential, BA in English, and later her MA in Education. While living in California, Katie taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts at Esparto Middle School. In 2005, she moved with her husband to Salt Lake City so he could attend graduate school. Before starting at BSTA last year, Katie worked as the Education Coordinator, developing curriculum for The Children's Museum of Utah (now called Discovery Gateway). Katie is very excited to be returning to BSTA this year. Along with teaching Language Arts, she will be advising the Student Council and Drama Club. In her free time Katie enjoys reading, writing, traveling and eating good food.

Beehive Science and Technology Academy 1011 Murray-Holladay Road Salt Lake City, UT 84117 (801) 265-2782 office (801) 618-4115(fax)

Upcoming Events Spring Pictures

April 7

Early Release

April 9

Spring Break

April 10-17

Open House 6-8pm CRT Testing

April 18 April 27-May 5

7th Grade Field Trip

May 12

5K Race

May 16

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A Message from the Principal Hello, We are underway with the accreditation process. Currently, I have met with the Steering Committee. There are many items to complete at this level. Teachers will brainstorm to come up with schoolwide DRSLs (desired results in student learning), which will be the basis on which we all shall work. Any interested parents wanting to add their input, please sign up for one of the sub-groups. Thanks to all for your support of our 1st annual dinner, “Food For Thought”. It was a pleasure and an honor to meet the Former Senator Jake Garn and Newsman Sterling Poulson. We had a nice turnout, and I think all who attended had a memorable experience. I have had the pleasure to meet with several families thus far during my Saturday morning breakfasts. I hope to have the chance to meet with everyone within the next couple of months. When you receive your invitation, but you become unable to attend, please let us know. —Mr. Frank

La Caille “Food for Thought” Dinner Our First Annual fund raising dinner was held on Thursday evening, March 12th and offered us a wonderful evening of dining, trivia and incredible guest speakers, Former Senator Jake Garn and Sterling Poulson. BSTA welcomed Sterling Poulson from Channel 2 News and former Astronaut and Senator Jake Garn who together made the evening both entertaining and inspirational. We were successful in raising close to $3,500 for the school. A big thanks is given to all of you who donated items for the silent auction or donated your time helping set everything up, as well as those of you who came to the dinner itself. Without you this dinner could not have been a success.

Did you know that everyday 1,200 Americans die from smoking-related illnesses. Further, teen smokers get sick more often than teens who don’t smoke, and they have smaller lungs and weaker hearts than teens who don’t smoke. Of 3,000 teens who start smoking today, nearly 1,000 will eventually die as a result from smoking. Which statistic are you?

Attention Students and Parents! Are you looking for camp fun this summer? Good news! Beehive is planning a summer camp during June. At the end of the school year, June 8-12th, BSTA is planning a summer camp with you in mind! All are invited, however, GPA and discipline records will be reviewed and considered prior to acceptance to the camp. Also, clubs and academic teams will get preference to admissions. Look for additional information to this fun event to be forthcoming.

Open Enrollment Open enrollment began March 2nd! If you know of interested parties, please let them know space is limited and filling up quick! Apply now before it ’ s too

*Payment of Registration Fees Now Due If your student is planning to attend BSTA next year, payment of registration fee was due on March 26th. So as to not lose your spot, please make your necessary payment today!


Student Not Coming Today?

Please notify the office as soon as you are able to do so if you student will not be attending school. This is important as we need to know students are safe, and parents are aware they’re not in school. 265-2782 x 100.

Child Find Any parent who would like their child tested for special education, please contact Mrs. Johansen at 265-2782 ext 108 or, She will complete a referral to see where the gap exists and will proceed as necessary.

The Drama Club

would like to invite all students to enter the VSA Arts script writing competition. The winner receives $2,000 and a trip to Washington DC to see their play performed. Students grades 6-12 are eligible to enter. Mrs. Fagundes is over this project. Deadline is April 15th.

Yearbooks Now on Sale Take advantage of this opportunity to take memories to the future. $30, and can be ordered through April 1st.

Picture Day is April 7th. Come in your best dress!

Annual 5K Race, May 16th

If you are interested in helping, please contact Judy, 931-9309. Still to plan, BBQ, Carnival and T-Shirts

, BSTA is now offering THE SAVE OUR PLANET CLUB! It is an environmental club in which students get to choose which projects and inventions they want to make or do to help our planet. Maybe you want to make a solar power water distiller! Or maybe you care more about global warming! Our greatest goal is to convert a BW Bug into a solar powered electric vehicle! If we have peaked your interest, put your name on the club list with Thomas in the office.

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