West Ridge Academy Baseball Team

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Our baseball team plays this Friday at home against Tintic. Games are at 2:00 & 4:00.  Come and cheer the Eagles on!

Devotional Speaker 9/14-Daniel Paul Burton

Daniel has an inspiring story about never giving up.  We encourage families to attend the devotional with their child as long as the minimums have been met.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdzFrhz0pvM

Daniel Paul Burton (born in 1963) is an American bicycle enthusiast from Eagle Mountain UT and the first person to complete an expedition from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole by bicycle. Daniel started his expedition, The South Pole Epic on December 2, 2013 at Hercules Inlet and arrived at the South Pole on January 21, 2014.

Background

Burton was a computer programmer by trade. Twenty-three years into his career and out of shape in his 40s, Burton went to get his blood checked. His cholesterol numbers were terrible, his blood pressure was high and he was a bit overweight.He started to mountain bike and in 2008 established a bike shop in Saratoga Springs called Epic Biking.He finished the LOTOJA Classic six times and then wanted to do more. He decided to set out on his Antarctic ride to inspire people and to encourage donations to the American Diabetes Association.  He also wanted to ride in honor of his mother, whose high cholesterol contributed to her death on November 30, 2012.

The South Pole Epic

Burton started riding fat bikes, which are fortified bikes with wide tires that are intended for sand, ice and snow. He became interested in Eric Larsen’s attempt to travel to the bottom of the world in 2012. Larsen made it a quarter of the way before turning around.  Training for a year, Burton set off on his South Pole Epic expedition December 2, 2013. He started at Hercules Inlet and rode 775 miles until he reached the Geographic South Pole.

West Ridge Academy Campus Clean Up

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Weds morning was a campus cleanup day.  The staff and kids worked together on this project picking up trash around the outside, cleaning windows, and cleaning the schools.  Afterwards we had a delicious lunch of barbequed steak and potatoes with the works. Some of the values that we hope our students will gain while they are here is that of giving service and taking pride in their surroundings.

West Ridge Academy Cross Country Team

Boys’ Cross Country ran its second race Sat at Sugarhouse Park at the Highland High School Invitational.  Our boys’ 1A team competed against 400 other runners in their races from 1A-5A schools.  (Between all of the races and runners, there were 2700 kids running at the invitational).  The boys ran a great race with 2 boys finishing in the 18 minute range, 1 in the 19 minute range, and 2 in the 20 minute range.  Coach Bruce is hopeful that this team of runners is state bound.  C Country 2 C Country 3 cross country 1 Cross country 4

West Ridge Academy Boys Parent Retreat

Our boys had a wonderful time with their parents at the Parent Retreat held in Hanna last week. This was a chance for them to spend some quality time together, and focus on having some fun.   Some of the activities included rappelling, canoeing, a zip line, games and food.  Thanks to our staff Jay, Erin and Jeff!

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West Ridge Academy Field Trip to Hill Air Force Base

Friday our students went to Hill Air Force Base Museum where we looked at the planes and other gear and attended a workshop.

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Criminal Justice Class Particpates in Mock Trial

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Our criminal justice class just participated in a mock trial at the U of U, their teacher Mr. Porter was the judge.  They have been preparing for this for several weeks now to present their cases.  The jury consisted of staff members. Both side did an excellent job! Thanks Mr. Porter!

West Ridge Academy Girl’s Parent Retreat Cancelled

Please be advised we have decided to cancel the Girls’ Campus Parent Retreat to Camp Hanna on Aug. 11-12th, 2014 due to a small amount of interest from parents.  We look forward to future parent retreats, please contact your student’s therapist if you have any questions.   Thank you.

D Home in Hanna

The boys had a great time in Hanna, the weather was wonderful and they all had fun with the Hanna Challenge.  They split into teams and have fun activities competing against each other.

Devotional Speaker 7/13 Mark R Christensen

Biography :
Mark Christensen was born and raised in Salt Lake City. He received his BS in Organizational Communications from the University of Utah and later an MA from the University of Phoenix. He is married to the former Cheri Watson and they are the parents of four children. He has been a Seminary teacher, principle, or Institute instructor for more than 25 years in various locations in the Salt Lake Valley. Some of his hobbies include reading, hiking, and fishing.

Devotional starts at 6:30pm in the Girls Spiritual Living Center, hope you can join us.