American Citizenship Award

The Satch Patch

The Wasatch Satch Patch is the highest award you can earn -- recognizing the respect, responsibility and service of our students. To qualify you must be in 3rd grade or above and meet all of the requirements on the application and turn in their applications to the office by the last school day in April. Students may receive the award in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

Applications are available for students to pick up from the office beginning March 1st and are due the last school day in April.


1. Citizenship

  • Is responsible for own actions.
  • Shows respect and consideration for others.
  • has not been involved in any disciplinary action this school year.

2. Academics

  • Tries to master assignments independently.
  • Takes responsibility for class work and homework.
  • Maintains 85% achievement.

3. Attendance

  • Maintain at least 90% attendance record.
  • Be on time at least 90% of the time.
  • Get a copy of your attendance record from Power School or the office and attach to your application.

4.  Extra-curricular Participation

Participate in any three school activities, including but not limited to:

  • Great Brain Report
  • Wasatch STAR Reader/Library
  • Writer's Olympics
  • Band
  • Choir - 3rd and Concert
  • Spelling Bee
  • 3rd Grade Choir
  • Talent Show
  • Flag Corps
  • Science Fair ALL GRADES
  • Wasatch Track Meet
  • Wasatch Storytelling Festival
  • Art Expressions
  • Garden Club
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Robotics
  • Garden Club
  • Drama Club
  • Girls Running Club
  • Kindness Club
  • Hope Squad
  • PALS Workshops

5. Patriotism

  • Demonstrate respect during flag ceremony.
  • Sing the first verse of the "Star Spangled Banner."
  • Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below: See Grade Specific Below.

6.  Service

Give service to Wasatch Elementary School for a minimum of THREE hours.

Service must be pre-approved by the person who signs verification (minimum of 15-minute increments).

3rd Grade Patriotism Requirements

1. Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

  • "The only safe and sure way to destroy and enemy is to make him your friend."  Abraham Lincoln
  • "We are as happy as we make up our minds to be."  Abraham Lincoln
  • "And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what YOU can do for your country!"  John F. Kennedy
  • "God helps them that help themselves."  Benjamin Franklin
  • "He that can have patience can have what he will."  Benjamin Franklin
  • "Well done is better than well said."  Benjamin Franklin
  • "A penny saved is a penny earned."  Benjamin Franklin
  • "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."  Benjamin Franklin

2.  Sing or recite the words to the song God Bless America.

4th Grade Patriotism Requirements

1.  Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

  • "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me: Give me liberty, or give me death!" Patrick Henry
  • "It is a great mistake to think about being great without goodness; and I pronounce it as certain that there never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous."  Benjamin Franklin
  • "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my great concern is to be on God's side."  Abraham Lincoln
  • "The only and sure way to destroy an enemy is to make him your friend."  Abraham Lincoln
  • "I walk slowly but I never walk backward."  Abraham Lincoln

2. Recite or sing the words to the first and fourth verses of America the Beautiful.

5th Grade Patriotism Requirements

1.  Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

  • "Without Divine assistance I cannot succeed. And with it, I cannot fail."  Abraham Lincoln
  • "Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it."  Abraham Lincoln
  • "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."  Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Independence

2.  Recite the Preamble to the Constitution.

3.  Sing or recite the words to the first and fourth verses of the song: America the Beautiful.

4.  Know these rules on how to display the flag:

  • When grouped, it is in the center or front of other flags.
  • When carried with one other flag, it is on the right.
  • When hung vertically on a wall, the stars are on the left.
  • On a stage, it is placed on the speaker's right side. (This is the left side to the audience.)
  • Never use a flag as bunting for decoration.
  • Handle the flag with reverence. It represents our great country.

 

6th Grade Patriotism Requirements

1.  Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

  • "I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And, if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, it is probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"  Benjamin Franklin at the Constitutional Convention
  • "Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws--but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted - when we tolerate what we know to be wrong - when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened - when we fail to speak up and speak out - we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice."  Robert Kennedy

2.  Write a five paragraph essay with the title: What Can I Do To Keep America Great?

3.  Know these rules on how to display the flag:

  • When grouped, it is in the center or front of other flags.
  • When carried with one other flag, it is on the right.
  • When hung vertically on a wall, the stars are on the left.
  • On a stage, it is placed on the speaker's right side. (This is the left side to the audience.)
  • Never use a flag as bunting for decoration.
  • Handle the flag with reverence. It represents our great country.

4. Sing or recite the first and last verses of the Star Spangled Banner.