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FIRST Tech Challengeis a robotics competition organized by FIRST (www.firstinspires.org). In this club, students learn about building and programmingrobots for the competition. Students gain an understanding inrobotbuilding, programming, design, power tool usage, teamworkand overcoming challenges in an engineering challenge. There is a $150 fee per student to help cover the cost of materials and competition registrations.
Student council is an important component in Beehive’s school culture and consists of a president, vice president, grade representatives, a secretary, historian and two treasurers. The president and vice president have already been elected, but all the other positions are open for elections. This group of highly motivated students organize and run many of the extracurricular student activities of the year, such as the student store, dances, school parties, prom, charity fundraising, and spirit week to name just a few. Attendance after school on Tuesdays during club time is required for the weekly meetings, as well as some weekend hours for activities. Parent support is essential for these positions. Students must be elected into this club.
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding students. NHS members demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. In NHS, we plan and execute service projects, school activities, and support the school and community. In the highly competitive field of college admissions and scholarships, being a member of the NHS can be the tipping point for college acceptance and receiving greater number of awards. Any high school or middle school student with a B or better in every class is welcome to join NHS.
Major Components are;
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.
At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. Through a series of online competition rounds, teams are given a set of virtual operating systems and are tasked with finding and fixing cybersecurity vulnerabilities while maintaining critical services. The top teams in the nation earn trip to Maryland for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.
FIRST LEGO League teams (middle school students) research a realworld problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® , then compete on a table-top playing field. It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Major Components are;
Art Club (Ms. Walloch, Tuesdays, 3:00-3:45, Room C105)
Come and have fun with Art every Tuesday. Come with ideas or something you want to explore in art and we will make it happen. I will also find opportunities for you to enter contests for prizes, scholarships or even cash. I will help you do the best you can to give a better chance of winning.
(To avoid the need for any fees you may have to provide some supplies depending on what you want to do.) We will be continuing our group projects that we were doing in Craft club
Audio Visual Club (Miss Musick, Wednesdays , 3:00-4:00, Room A102)
A.V. Club is the most fun you will ever have after school. We bring the news (announcements) to Beehive with the “Beehive Broadcast.” Students will learn videography, sound, screen presence, interview skills, and MUCH MORE!! Each student will experience each aspect of creating and
producing the broadcast. A.V. Club is also the stage and tech crew for the school talent show in the spring. ALL students are welcome.
Book Club (Fiction) (Mrs. Price, Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45, Room B110)
Come read and discuss fiction pieces on Wednesday afternoons in Mrs. Price's classroom from 3:00-3:45. As a group, we’ll choose which genres and pieces we’d like to focus on for either the whole year or the first semester, but all books will be works of fiction. We’ll have after-reading parties for each book we finish, so come ready to participate and have a great time.
Dance Committee (Mrs. Allen, Mondays as needed, 3:00-3:45, B104: Library)
The Dance Committee will decide and plan: theme, colors and decorations, what to eat (important!), fun musical games and group dancing, advertising--posters, videos, social media, etc., any other ideas to make it a party (dance).
Drama Club – (Miss Musick, Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00, Room A102)
Come explore your inner actor! Students will learn character development, stage presence, script writing, improvisation, and memorization. Most importantly teamwork, self-discipline, and selfconfidence. Our first “performance” is being crowed walkers at the Fall Festival. “All the world is a stage.” – Shakespeare. ALL students welcome.
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics (Mr. Nelson, Mon-Thu, Room A122) (High School Only)
FIRST Tech Challenge is a robotics competition organized by FIRST (www.firstinspires.org). In this club, students learn about building and programming robots for the competition. Students gain an understanding in robot building, programming, design, power tool usage, teamwork and
overcoming challenges in an engineering challenge. There is a $150 fee per student to help cover the cost of materials and competition registrations. Important Note: The selection for this club was made back in May. All available spots are full.
FLL Robotics (Mrs. Mendenhall, Mr. Bryant, Tuesdays, Weds, Thursdays, 3-5pm, Room A118)
This club is part of the FLL Robotics yearlong elective class, where students were selected through a tryout process. FIRST LEGO League teams (middle school students) research a realworld problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then
compete on a table-top playing field.
It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math
concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their journey, they
develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation
skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice
the Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Gaming Club (Mrs. Harding, Tuesdays, 3:00-3:45, Room B102)
Are you a fan of PvP games or MMOGs? What about TCG games? Have you met NPCs or
conquered a MOBA? Then come to gaming club! We have everything from Nintendo switch to
cards to D and D.
Hiking, Sports, & Games Club (Mr. Harlow & Mrs. Theorine, Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00, B106)
Hiking, Sports, and Games club is hosted by Mr. Harlow and Mrs. Theorine. This club will be held
every Wednesday after school until about 5PM. In the autumn and in the spring we will bring
students to a few local, fun hikes. When the weather turns, we will find fun games to play indoors
or we will play sports in the parking lot or at a nearby park. Some possibilities for sports and
games include volleyball, basketball, or soccer. If you don't know how to play, we are happy to
teach you! We are open to suggestions from the group for more sports. If you would like to join,
please get a permission slip from Mrs. Theorine and return it by next week Monday. One
permission slip is good for the whole year for all our activities. Hope to see you there!
HOSA Club (Coach Colby, Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45, Room A112) (High School Only)
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote
career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care
to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and
be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
Imaginarium Club (Ms. Barrus, Fridays, 3:00-3:45, Room B119)
We will be learning Origami, simple science experiments, Lego building, and much more through
the year. The possibilities are endless.
Library Club (Ms. McInnis, Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45, Room B112)
The Library Club is a great opportunity to spend time with books and keep Beehive fully stocked
and inspired for the entire year. Come with your creativity and organizational skills to learn how
to run a successful library.
National Honor Society (Ms. McInnis, Thursdays, 3:00-3:45, Room B112)
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize
outstanding students. NHS members demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, service,
leadership, and character. In NHS, we plan and execute service projects, school activities, and
support the school and community. In the highly competitive field of college admissions and
scholarships, being a member of the NHS can be the tipping point for college acceptance and
receiving greater number of awards. Any high school or middle school student with a B or better
in every class is welcome to join NHS..
Nerd Club (Mr. Bryant, Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45, Room A116)
Are you interested in chess, video games, anime, comics and manga. Come and join us with your
consoles or video games to share. Don’t forget your controllers!
Science Club (Mr. Vahit, Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45, Room C102)
Science Club is the place for students who are interested in science to learn about all scopes
of science. The purpose of the Science Club is to spark an interest in science that allows students
to explore and question the subject through hands on techniques. A connection between what
happens in everyday life and real applications will be made at each meeting. Students will use the
scientific method and inquiry skills to accomplish tasks. In addition, students work as part of a
team developing essential communication skills. Often times, in science, new developments and
discoveries are not achieved individually. This requires the work and effort of multiple
individuals. This club encourages positive team work and thinking outside the box to achieve a
Student Council (Mrs. Firmage, Tuesdays, 3:00-3:45, Room B121)
Student council is an important component in Beehive’s school culture and consists of a
president, vice president, grade representatives, a secretary, historian and two treasurers. The
president and vice president have already been elected, but all the other positions are open for
elections. This group of highly motivated students organize and run many of the extracurricular student activities of the year, such as the student store, dances, school parties, prom,
charity fundraising, and spirit week to name just a few. Attendance after school on Tuesdays
during club time is required for the weekly meetings, as well as some weekend hours for
activities. Parent support is essential for these positions. Students must be elected into this club.
Technology Student Association (TSA) (Dr. Pavlovic, Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45, Room C103)
TSA (Technology Student Association) is a club only offered for High School Students. It is a
chance to participate in many different areas of competition and leadership. Some areas of
competition that are available are 3D Animation, Biotechnology Design, Coding, Engineering
Design, Music Production, Software Development, STEM Careers, Video Game Design, and many
others. We will meet once a week on Wednesdays after school. Our goal will be to find an area
where each member can be successful in the science and technology fields.
The Math Lab (Mr. DeFronzo, Tuesdays through Thursdays, 3:00-3:45, Room B105)
Mr. DeFronzo would like to offer The Math Lab on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each
week. Students from any grade may come in alone or with friends to work on homework
together. Myself along with peer tutors will be available when tutoring is needed. There will
be calculators and other tools for students to use. Students who attend can expect a quiet and
safe environment to complete work for math or any class, an occasional snack provided by Mr.
D., and Wi-Fi to log in to textbooks and academic websites.
Yearbook Club (Mrs. Walloch, Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45, Room C105)
You can be part of documenting this year's stories! We will meet on Wednesday in Mrs.
Walloch’s room at first. After a few weeks we will be in the Library so we can use the computers.
It’s great fun to create something that students will cherish for many years to come.
Mathmatters Contest 2019 Results!
We would like to thank all of the students for participating in the MathMatters Contest. You should all feel a great sense of accomplishment and motivated to particate next year and/or in other events such as this. We are honoured to announce the results of the competition.
5th Grade Results [pdf]
6th Grade Results [pdf]
BEEHIVE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY’S KERRIE UPENIEKS WINS BEST OF STATE AWARD
Long-time volunteer and employee to be honored June 12 at awards gala
Sandy, Utah—Beehive Science and Technology Academy’s Science Teacher/STEM Coordinator/Department Head Kerrie Upenieks has won a Best of State 2020 award in the education category under teacher.
There were 38 categories under education for this year’s competition (the competition has been held since 2010).
Upenieks will be presented with a Best of State medal at the Best of State Awards Gala to be held on the evening of June 12 at the Salt Palace Convention Center Grand Ballroom.
Upenieks has been teaching since 2004. She joined Beehive in 2018. She is currently Beehive’s 8th and 11 grade science teacher and STEM coordinator and department head for the Science Department. She also oversees the Utah STEM Expo.
In the Best of State nomination form, Beehive School Counselor Lexie Hemeyer wrote, “Kerrie Upenieks is that teacher that every school dreams about. The one that goes above and beyond and gives 110 percent to everything she does. She is the one who views the entire school as a community and would do anything to help others in need. She is enthusiastic about education and passionate about STEM, which she easily transfers to those around her. She is kind and genuine while also being firm and direct. She is not only an amazing teacher but also an incredible human.”
To learn more about Best of State, visit https://www.bestofstate.
Please click on the link above to schedule a phone or office appointment.
Student-Parent CCRs (College & Career Readiness Plan) will be held over the course of the year, depending on grade level. Check monthly to see which grade will be having their CCRs. Appointment requests will be sent to your email.
Stay informed on graduation requirement, scholarship & admission deadlines, and other important need-to-know information. These notifications are grade specific and are ONLY used to notify you of important events and dates. These notifications are for both parents and students. You can opt to recieve messages via text or email! Clink on the link to learn more.
Do you know what it takes to graduate from High School? Which type of diploma will you get? Make sure you are taking the right classes & the only thing left to worry about is picking up your cap & gown!
ACT & SAT
ACT or SAT? Make sure you are prepared for the right courses to stay on track! Stay on top of your test with the right dates & practice material. How will your scores affect your Scholarships & Admissions? We've got the details and we can help!
SENIORS: You must register by August 30 in order to take the ACT September 14. THIS IS THE LAST TEST AVAILABLE THAT WILL RETURN YOUR RESULTS IN TIME TO MEET MANY COLLEGE APPLICATION DEADLINES (Novomber 1).
College is expensive!!! Did you know that there are lots of options to help you pay for it? Are you familiar with the many scholarships available through both the government & private donors? Get money for anything from good grades to making a duck tape dress!
If you want to get into the college of your dreams, you can't miss the admissions deadline! Essays, Fees, & Aplications take time. Know your deadlines ahead of time so that it doesn't sneak up on you! Click on the link and then select the Admissions Deadline tab at the bottom of the page.
"A Sterling Scholar is a high school senior who is publicly recognized and awarded for the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship in the State of Utah. A potential Sterling Scholar presents an all-encompassing portfolio on their work in a specific category and is interviewed by judges in the category’s field at various times. Sterling Scholars are awarded at the high school, semi-final and finals levels. At the awards ceremony, finalists in 14 categories are announced and then an overall Sterling Scholar winner is also announced.
The Deseret News and KSL Broadcast Group developed the program especially to focus attention on outstanding seniors in order to recognize them publicly as well as award cash scholarships and tuition waivers from participating institutions. The Sterling Scholar Awards Program seeks to commend and encourage excellence among all nominees. All nominees are judged equally on the basis of scholastic achievement without regard to religion, sex, political preference or national origin (SterlingScholar.org)."
2019-2020 BSTA Sterling Scholars
Nihal Kariparduc - Computer Technology
Dua Azhar - Science
Cade Langsdon - Skilled & Technical Science
Please read this article about our Sterling Scholars in the Deseret News!
"The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all youth regardless of ability, circumstance, or socioeconomic status. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you’d like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace, on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals (CongreassionalAward.org)."
"Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our more than 1,300 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams. (studentaid.ed.gov)"
"Career Pathways show students a direct connection between doing well in high school and being able to transition smoothly to postsecondary opportunities or getting a good job when they graduate. Students who focus on a Career Pathway acquire the skills necessary for entry into well-paid careers with high potential for rapid financial growth, increased levels of responsibility, and a high degree of personal satisfaction.
Utah Career Pathways align with and are categorized by the national Career Clusters®. Each Career Pathway culminates in an industry recognized credential of value. (schools.utah.gov)"
College Links & Tours
Why try to imagine what college will be like when you can actually see it in person!? Go meet with your academic advisor, talk to current students, and get familiar with the campus! Some colleges even host overnight events where you can get a small taste of what the college experience is really like.
Find out more about the colleges, universities, or tech schools you are considering attending by browsing through their websites. Click the link, find your school of choice, and get browsing!
Test Prep & Anxiety Help
Need some extra help on an upcoming exam? Do you get nervous or anxious before, during, or after a test? Find some tips and tricks to help you prepare for your exams, reduce your anxiety, and do better on your tests.
Applying for College Tips & Tricks
Applying for college can be confusing, hard, or even scary, but it doesn't have to be! Find out what makes applying for college straight forward, easy, and non-frightening!
Explore. Decide. Do. UtahFutures is a great resource to help you discover your interests, explore career options, and learn about different degrees that will connect your interests to your desired career.
FIND YOUR TO-DO LIST FOR 2019-2020
8th - 9th Grade Transition
6th & 7th Grade
Career & Technical Education
BSTA CTE Teachers websites and email addresses
Utah CTE: UtahCTE.org
Department of Workforce Services (Labor Market Info): https://jobs.utah.gov
Utah Futures: https://www.utahfutures.org
iPads & Other Technologies
Students are provided ipads, charger block and cord. Some students may be issued keyboards. It is very important that any damage to the devices be reported as soon as they are identified. Student may not hold onto cracked or broken ipads. Students (families) will be charged accordingly. Currently, broken or severely cracked (crack or break extends into the core of the device) iPads are charged as unuseable and a new one will need to be purchased. Currently the cost of a new iPad is $299. Block and cord are both $20 each. Students will not be issued another device until a payment plan or full payment is made. Temporary replacement iPads may or may not be of the same model, in fact, it is likely that a temporary replacement may be of an older model until the original iPad is repaired or replaced, so please make certain the student takes very good care of the device. Keyboard prices vary depending on model. Replacement cords and blocks must be Apple authorized products.
Families are permitted to have the iPads screens repaired at an authorized repair facility instead of paying for a new device (severe cracks). The IT manager must be informed before planning to do so and the device will be examined upon return.
Students/families are also permitted to purchase their own cases. It is up to the family to make certain that the cases properly enclose the ipads issued. Please inform the IT manager of the design and model of the personal case before purchasing.
Technology deposits may be used to pay for simple, surface cracks of devices and/or cords or blocks. This deposit will ony pay up to the cost up to the value of the deposit.
School Google Email Addresses
All students should have a school-issued google email address. Go to gmail.com to login.
Accessing internet @ home via iBoss
When accessing the internet at home, please make certain to do the following on the ipad:
1. Go to the wifi settings and connect to your local wifi. Settings -> Wifi and click on your wifi network and input the password to your wifi, if required.
2. Either click on a web browser and login to the iBoss that comes up or touch the iBoss app that is on the ipad
3. Input firstname.lastname (all lower case) as the username and the COOLSIS number as the password. Enter. You should be automatically transferred to the school website to indicate a successful login. On occassion, it may prompt you to re-enter the username and password. Please do so.
If you get a message indicating that the site may not be safe or a certificate error, please continue or ignore the message and proceed. There should be an option to advance forward, other, ignore, options (not always the same message for everyone). This should occur only the first time you successfully access your network.
Important Online Links
If, for any reason an app or access to your iPad is not possible, please use a browser from the iPad or another computer to access websites needed for communication and/or homework. All google accounts are accessible on any web browser.
Canvas: beehive.instructure.com (Course work and submission)
CoolSis: beehive.sis.cool/UI/ (Grades, etc.)
Google Accounts: accounts.google.com (Classroom, email, etc.)
Aleks: https://www.aleks.com/ (Mathematics, etc.)
Trouble-shooting & Tips
- If you have issues with your AppleID, iBoss or google (email) accounts, please contact the IT Manager for assistance. The IT manager will also help with iPad passcode, apps, issues. Passwords for CoolSis (Mr. Kablan), Khan Academy, Canvas are administered by the individual teachers, so the IT manager will not be able to help you with this.
- If an app stalls to download, please uninstall it and allow the device management system re-attempt to download the app again.
- Use Google Chrome instead of Safari. It is much more suitable for most purposes, but switching from one browser to another may help resolve some issues.
- If a website does not load, but others do, it is not an iPad issue.
- Remember to upload your documents, images, videos to your Google Drive. Each account is given a healthy 15GB of cloud space. This also helps to free-up space on your iPad for updates and other apps.
Computer Science Plan 2021
Click on the links to open the reports:
To access school fiscal report data on utah.gov, click here.
To access 2016-2017 school accountability measures report, click here.
To access 2017-2018 school accountability measures report, click here.
To access 2018-2019 school accountability measures report, click here.
To access school achievement data on USBE's website, click here.