Talent Show Sweeps Sagewood

Everyone has a talent but only a few choose to express their talents publically. Those of us at Sagewood are given an opportunity to do so at the Talent Show. It’s always considered a treat to spectate the talent show but its much more rewarding being able to participate in the talent show. This year’s talent show included some particularly talented participants like Tyler Stone, Jacob Cade, Annabelle Peterson, Taylor Wiebold, and so many more. There was many different acts and all of them had their own unique twists and I am quite positive that the majority of Sagewood that viewed the show enjoyed the performance.

Castlewood Canyon Field Trip

To most of the 7th grade Panther pod, the term geocaching was unknown. However, in preparation for an upcoming field trip, Mrs. Chapman (7th grade Panther Social Studies teacher) taught the students in the Panther pod all about finding locations with only GPS coordinates. Finally, on May 3rd, all of this pods preparation was rewarded when the students climbed on the bus and headed out for Castlewood Canyon.The drive wasn’t that long, only about 15 minutes. Soon all 150 students were outside and starting to get into groups that had already been organized. Half of the Panthers went off to geocache. The others followed the teachers to different “Ranger stations”. At the stations, students learned about different types of trees found in the canyon, varieties of rocks that could be seen, skulls and furs of different animals, and science relating to the canyon. After the students were done with all four stations, they had lunch at the pavillion, where they got to meet up with friends that were in other groups. The groups switched and those who had been at the ranger stations went geocaching. One person in each group had a GPS. Another had a piece of paper in which coordinates where listed. The group had to work together to find the exact location of the coordinate. Then the group would take a picture of the GPS showing the coordinates to show absolute location. The group would then take a picture standing next to the landmarks representing relative location. Each group had a total of twelve coordinates and they had to try and find as many as possible. After they were done, the entire Panther pod got back on the buses and left the canyon. They got back to the school around 2:30.  It was that will be remembered!

Visualization

What is visualization? It is seeing yourself do better in everything you want to do. For example if you want to do good on a test, win a big game, or conquer your fears, visualization will help you see what you need to do and execute it nearly perfect. Visualization creates mental awareness, a sense of well-being, and confidence. It helps you keep calm and intend the outcome of an event. It is important to visualize yourself being great because when you get to the opportunity to make something happen you have already accomplished it in your mind. One example of an athlete that used visualization to his advantage was Wayne Gretzky. When asked why he was so much better than everyone else he said “I see where the puck is going not where it’s been”. This technique led him to be the greatest hockey player of all time. When you want to succeed in something that seems to far out of reach visualizing the moment helps you accept greatness.

If you can read this…

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 If you can read this, your brain is 50% faster than those who can’t

School Activities

Here at Sagewood there are so many school activities to join and by joining them you are more interactive with your school. For example, maybe you have a best friend in a different grade and you have no classes with them. If you join a school sport or after school club, you and your friend can spend more time together.  By joining these activities at Sagewood we become a closer school and wildcat family. So, if you have a lot of time on your hands, or you just want to have fun, think about joining basketball, volleyball, track, and/or the big variety of sports at our school. If sports isn’t your thing, then audition for a play, join Wings ‘n’ Things and/or the other activities going on all year. Keep an eye out for the announcement on when to sign up or go to the counseling office. No matter what you do or join, you will make many friends. So don’t be afraid to join something new!

Being Successful in Highschool

High school is a very important part of your life. How you perform in high school can determine your future. Having good grades in high school can get you into a good college, and going to a good college can get you a good job and change your life. But how will you get those good grades in high school that you want? There are a few characteristics you will either need or have to develop to be successful in high school. If you set a goal for yourself to get a 3.5 GPA you will most likely achieve the goal if you are determined and organized. Determination is key in getting good grades because if you are determined to get a 3.5 GPA you will work as hard as you can to reach your goal. You will also need to be organized so you don’t lose homework or forget that you even had homework. Turning in all your homework on time can greatly help your grade rise. High school is a big part of your life, make sure you don’t take it for granted.