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Thursday, January 30, Brockbank students came to school with all sorts of injuries from broken arms, broken and sprained ankles, black eyes, head concussions, etc... if you didn't know better you would think Brockbank was a hospital instead of a school. Luckily all the injuries were fake. The spirit week activity was "Fake Injury Day"! The students had fun playing hurt and using crutches to get to class.
Happy 55th Birthday Brockbank! Each year Brockbank celebrates it's birthday by hosting a School Spirit Week. During this week Jan 27-31, the sixth-grade student council sponsors some fun dress-up days to help students celebrate! On Monday, January 27, students, instead of dressing up, did the "Word of the Day." The idea was to get students to really think about what they are saying and trying to put a new word in their vocabulary. Each grade was given a different word to try and use throughout the day.
On January 16, 2014, approximately 1200 sixth-grade students from across Utah Valley descended onto BYU campus for an exciting day to be spent with their local sports heroes. Brockbank Elementary made up 69 of the over 1200 students. BYU calls this activity "Sports Hero Day". Its purpose is to provide sixth-grade students the opportunity to interact with BYU athletes, to learn about teamwork, and to observe their positive examples in academics, athletics, and social circumstances up close and personal.
Brockbank students lined the street waiting to welcome home Sergeant First Class Ryan Baum as he returned home from his service in Afghanistan. He was escorted with lights and sirens on a fire engine, with other fire engines, ambulances, and police cars. It was a great opportunity for students to be a part of this experience of welcoming home one of our servicemen. We are honored that Ryan and his family live by Brockbank and want to thank him for his service to our country. Ryan's son, Kaleb, is a fifth-grade student in Miss Stephanie Benson's class.
In all the excitement of the power outage on Friday morning, one of our teachers grabbed her shoes in the dark and came to school with two different shoes on. Students in her class, to show their support and to help make her not feel bad, changed shoes with classmates so they too had different shoes on. Students at Brockbank love their teachers!