Lego Robotics 2017

For the past three years, Canyon Creek has been running a Lego Robotics Club. This is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program that allows students the opportunity to take academic concepts coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts.

This year we decided to register our club through FIRST LEGO league robotics!

What this means is this year we are participating in competitions against other schools. The program is run by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and our task for this year was two-fold; in that we had to research a real-world problem, Animal Allies, and are challenged to develop a solution. Students also had to design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS and compete on a table-top playing field.

Our team "LEGO my robot!" consists of Mrs. Halama and Mrs. Howard mentoring and a group of 6th-8th grade students: Sarah Meron, Sean Meron, Georgia Goldberg, Josh Broveak, Noah Bickelhaupt, Noah Berg, Tyler Walter, Beau Bergstrom, Kody Gust, Ayden Gilbert, and Talen Kind. We started in early September working 2 mornings a week and we just traveled to the Montana State competition at MSU-B Bozeman on January 28th! Our students put in extra time before and after school, as well as on a Saturday, in order to prepare for this competition. 

There were 72 FLL teams from across Montana competing in Bozeman at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Our students chose to research and present to the judges the topic, "How trash affects animals in the wild and what we can do to lessen the littler on the roadsides, rives, and parks." Our students performed very well at the activities table. They programmed their robot using coding, sensors, rotations, and programs. The table had several tasks that allowed our students to try to compete. Our team split up to tackle several of the tasks. Our team tied for 13th place out of the 72 teams. This was an excellent accomplishment for our very first year competing!

We are very proud of the hard work everyone put into this years Lego Robotics Club. We cannot wait to get started preparing for next  year. In the meantime, we will be running a beginner's club this spring on one morning per week. This will allow current 5th-8th graders that would like to learn more and see if they want to join our team next year! Our members who performed this year will mentor those who are considering joining next year.

To learn more about FIRST please visit the website

RAK Week 2017

Random Acts of Kindness- RAK Week 2017

RAK Week, February 12-18, is intended to inspire a culture of kindness in schools, homes, and communities. Please help us to celebrate RAK week here at Canyon Creek and our community. Visit to see what you and your family can do to celebrate kindness! Look for information to come home with your students for Canyon Creek's celebration of RAK Week 2017.

Spring Pictures!

Spring pictures are on Feb. 7th. Order forms will be sent home with students soon. Please be aware that only the students with order forms will have their picture taken. Thank you.

A Message From Mr. Lipp...February 2017

We would like to thank our community for their continued support and cooperation during the winter season. It has definitely been an interesting one! With the snow, temperatures, and road conditions for the buses, we really appreciate the understand that our community has given us. As we gear up for round two with the winter season, we ask for continued patience in these areas. Please reach us at the office if you are experiencing problems with bus stops and/or weather. Also, for the safety of our students, if you hear about a notice that has gone out on School Messenger but you yourself have not received this message on your phone, please contact us at the office so that we can get that fixed immediately. Let's hope spring comes quickly!

RevTrak Update

Great News! Revtrak, the electric payment system, has been up and running since Friday, November 18th.

You can go to the one-click button on to set up your account (you must set up an account in order to proceed)

and then can begin using it. You will need your PowerSchool Parent Portal Access ID number and your PowerSchool Access Password to set up your account. If you need help or don't know your number, please contact Mrs. Carroll at either 656-4471 ext. 202 pr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


If you enter that number and password and still get the message for "failed PowerSchool Application" outlined in red, click on the link shown and it will take you to where you will create an account. i am also the person you will get if you click on the customer service link on RevTrak.

It's wonderful to hear some of you are already using the system. It should be a huge convenience to you for making payments. If you combine all your kids into one transaction, you pay only one transaction fee as opposed to paying one per child. Again, this system is your choice, we are still accepting paymets by check and cash at the office.

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