Sage Community School Celebrates School Choice Week

Klamath County School Choice Proclamation on January 22,2019. Back Row: SCS student Christopher Lo, EHS students Joshua Connolly, Zoe Deal-Borges. Middle Row: Commissioner Kelly Minty Morris, SCS Director Anna Fowler, SCS students Summer Buckingham, Lilli Kopte, Sydney Fowler, EHS student Madison Clark, Commissioner Donnie Boyd. Front Row: SCS students Dominic Kopte, Kaitlynn Milano, Jesse Knight. (Submitted photo)

Klamath County School Choice Proclamation on January 22,2019. Back Row: SCS student Christopher Lo, EHS students Joshua Connolly, Zoe Deal-Borges. Middle Row: Commissioner Kelly Minty Morris, SCS Director Anna Fowler, SCS students Summer Buckingham, Lilli Kopte, Sydney Fowler, EHS student Madison Clark, Commissioner Donnie Boyd. Front Row: SCS students Dominic Kopte, Kaitlynn Milano, Jesse Knight. (Submitted photo)

Chiloquin, Ore. – Sage Community School participated in National School Choice Week, January 20-26, 2019. The celebration began with Klamath County Commissioners issuing a proclamation at their regular board meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Students and staff from EagleRidge High School and Sage Community School were presented the proclamation by Commissioners Donnie Boyd and Kelly Minty Morris.

SCS continued their celebration with a Poster and Poetry Contest for all students to participate in. Students were encouraged to use their creativity to share why Sage is their choice school. Students were separated into three categories based on grade level. The winners are as follows:

K-2nd Grade Poster Division:
Nova Ashley, 1st Place; Mateo Yocum, 2nd Place, Lillian Bramall, 3rd Place. K-2nd Grade Poetry Division: Nova Ashley, 1st Place; Mateo Yocum, 2nd Place; Jude Pratt, 3rd Place.

3rd-5th Grade Poster Division:
Kaitlynn Milano, 1st Place; Xannan Fox, 2nd Place; Aurora Lindstrom, 3rd Place. 3rd-5th Grade Poetry Division: Jessiann Hansen, 1st Place; Dominic Kopte, 2nd Place; Jacob Connolly, 3rd Place.

6th-8th Grade Poster Division:
Lilli Kopte, 1st Place; Summer Buckingham, 2nd Place; Isaac Ashley, 3rd place. 6th-8th Grade Poetry Division: Sydney Fowler, 1st Place; Jamie Danforth, 2nd Place; Elizabeth Bonomo-Raines, 3rd Place.

The winning posters and poetry submissions can be viewed on our Facebook page, Sage Community School.

Students and staff from Sage Community School celebrated School Choice week with a movie at Pelican Cinemas and lunch at Moore Park in Klamath Falls. (Submitted photo)

Sage finished off the week with a whole school field trip to Pelican Cinemas to view “A Dog’s Way Home,” and lunch at Moore Park. This field trip was made possible by an anonymous donation to Sage in honor of the holiday season. The donor asked for the funds to be used to bring happiness to the children of Chiloquin who attend Sage Community School. The students enjoyed a private viewing of the movie, as well as theater snacks and a trip to Moore Park. This trip would not have been possible without this generous donation.

Sage Community School, a free public charter school, has been serving the greater Chiloquin area since 2007. SCS creates a safe, collaborative and academically rigorous environment for grades K-8. Small class sizes of no more than 20 students enhances the personalized learning experience. Sage uses a community based learning model that focuses on area natural resources, agriculture, and local culture. Students receive core instruction that is integrated with project-based, or “hands-on,” instruction to encourage greater learning experiences. SCS actively promotes critical thinking skills, positive character education, and encourages students to create, discover, and live responsibly.

Started in 2011, National School Choice Week is the world’s largest annual education-related celebration. The goal of NSCW, which features participation from tens of thousands of schools and organizations, is to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for children.

For more information about Sage Community School, visit www.sagecommunityschool.org or the Facebook page, Sage Community School.

Press release provided from Sage Community School.