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We Learn: Math March Madness

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:53pm
Attributions: by Jan Grotegut

It's that time of year when the brackets come out, and the championship games begin! But at Cherry Creek, the competition isn't to see which 3rd-6th grade students are the best at basketball, but at remembering their multiplication math facts. This past week, every student in 3rd-6th grade competed for spots in the Sweet 16 round. Prizes get a little bit bigger as each round progresses. Let the games begin!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

National School Breakfast Week

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 9:00am
Attributions: by Patty Maloy
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Last week was National School Breakfast Week, and our amazing lunch room staff made it a fun and motivating week for the kids. The best day was Friday when the teachers were invited to enjoy breakfast with their students in the cafeteria. The kids were so excited to see their teachers coming to eat with them! They had big smiles on their faces as they grabbed a tray and found a seat by their teacher. Breakfast is such an important thing to get your day started off right!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

We Learn: Robotics, Continued

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:49pm
Attributions: by Chalyce Peck
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The fun of working with robots continues this week as our high school student instructors from Springville High School teach us about the many parts that make a robot work! We had a chance to work on assembling the parts, which was a fun challenge!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

We Lead: Student Mentors

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:43am
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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One of the many student jobs available for students to apply for is the role of a student mentor. This job is reserved for students in upper grades, and allows them a chance to mentor a student in a younger grade. The mentors help students catch up on homework or get extra reading practice, all while building new friendships. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

We Learn: SHS Students Teach Robotics and Coding

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 2:23pm
Attributions: by Reagan McSweeney and Zander Oakey
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This year students from Springville High School are coming to our school and teaching 5th graders about robots and programming them. The students are programming finches, or little robots, to do things like move forward and backward and even spin. It is a really cool experience to learn how to do all of these cool things. They help all of the kids to learn how to make the robot move and talk. This is helping us learn and it is an amazing experience for these students. The high school students are helping our program. It is super fun.

By: Reagan McSweeney & Zander Oakey

 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

SafeUT KSL Contest: Enter Now!

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:19am
Attributions: by Lana Hiskey

In light of the recent events in Florida and other tragedies that have happened around the country, Nebo School District is teaming up with KSL on February 22, 2018, as we Stand Up for a Safe Utah. Utah has a very powerful resource and that is the SafeUT app.  As you all know, the SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention and has been proven to save lives and stopped planned school attacks.      Our goal is to make sure that every parent, student and educator is aware of the app and has it downloaded on their phone.    Throughout the day, KSL will be highlighting all that the app can do, the history behind it, the success stories and much more. In addition, there will be some fun for the students. Below is the outline to encourage student involvement:·        Encourage your friends to download the app·        Use hashtag #SafeUT on posts    To ENTER the KSL contest, do the following: 1. Download the SafeUT app on to your phone 2. Take a sreenshot of your phone with the app open 3. Post the picture to the contest post on the KSL TV Facebook page and tag Cherry Creek Elementary in the post using our hashtag #leadersofcherrycreek    Individuals will be entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card, AND the school who has the most tags will win 100 pizzas from KSL! The contest is already open, and will close tomorrow, Friday 2/23, at 3:00pm. Watch KSL tomorrow at 5:00pm to find out which school will be receiving 100 pizzas! 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

We Inspire: Birthday Nice Notes

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:00pm
Attributions: by Chalyce Peck
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We do our best to spread kindness and inspire friendship. Whenever someone in our class has a birthday, they sit at the front of the room while everyone comes up to the smart board to write something kind about them. It's a great way to lift each other up--especially on someone's birthday!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

We Lead: Nebo Lives Habit 5 With Stakeholder Survey

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:50pm
Attributions: by Lana Hiskey

Nebo School District is always trying to improve communication and responsiveness to our stakeholders. To that end, we invite students, parents, and teachers to give feedback on teachers and administrators in Nebo District schools. A link to the Nebo Stakeholder Survey 2017-2018 will be found on the Nebo home page at www.nebo.edu beginning Wednesday February 7th and remaining open until Wednesday, February 21st, where Nebo District stakeholders will be able to share their thoughts and experiences. (Parents and employees will be emailed a link to help them gain access, while students will be shown the link in their computer labs.)

The purpose of the Nebo Stakeholder Survey is to help us improve instruction and to keep our finger on the pulse of our patrons. For feedback to be most useful, we suggest being polite even when sharing intensely positive or negative feelings, sharing specific experiences that illustrate your ratings, and using appropriate language in all circumstances.

Thank you for your helpful feedback.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Mr. Duncan Attends National Title 1 Conference

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:27pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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For the past several days, Mr. Duncan has been in Philadelphia, PA to attend the National Title 1 Conference. This conference aims to support educators working in Title 1 schools to improve instruction, family engagement, and cultural understanding. Mr. Duncan has told us that whenever he attends these conferences, he is reminded of how lucky we are to work, teach, and live in Nebo School District. He says, "Nebo really is a very solid district with tremendous leadership at the top and dedicated educators throughout." 

Mr. Duncan has also had a chance to visit historical sites in Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was signed. 

We can't wait to have you back, Mr. Duncan!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

We Lead: Excellent Behavior in Specialties

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:11pm
Attributions: by Clint Cornwall
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Mr.Cornwall’s class reached 20 "excellent" reports from the specialty teachers. This earned them a chance to hang out as friends in the Croc Cave!! Nice job Mr. Cornwall’s class!!!! 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

We Lead: Student Jobs

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:33pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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You'd think the students had put the teachers out of a job! They help fill so many responsibilities both in their classrooms and around the school. Every student has the chance to contribute to how Cherry Creek operates day in and day out, and they do such great work! Some jobs include morning announcements, setting up for assemblies, leading lines quietly down the hall, time keepers, cleaners, delivering office notes, conducting morning lead time, keeping computers charged, and passing out papers. The jobs are endless! Even helping with small tasks helps these kids feel empowered, important, and that they have a chance to lead their peers.  

Categories: Elementary, Springville

White Ribbon Week

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:24pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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White Ribbon Week has been a great success thanks to our amazing PTA! Every day this week the kids got to participate in various activities during their lunch hour and in their classrooms to help them commit to making smart media choices. They are ready to be heroes online!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Nebo Education Foundation Partners with Amazon Smile

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:44am
Attributions: by Lana Hiskey

If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, the Nebo Education Foundation would be significantly benefitted if you shopped through smile.amazon.com(link is external).

Support us when you shop on Amazon. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0546418(link is external) and Amazon donates to Nebo Education Foundation

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To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com(link is external) from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com(link is external) to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Remember to type in NEBO EDUCATION FOUNDATION when it asks you for your favorite charity.

The donations that come into the Nebo Education Foundation are then given back to teachers and schools through grants. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

We Learn: Internet Safety During White Ribbon Week

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:29am
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett

This week is White Ribbon Week to teach students about internet and media safety. On Monday, students participated in a "Net Smartz" assembly, where they learned strategies for how to stay safe on the internet and manage how much time they spend with technology. They watched a video from Kid President that reminded them how ordinary people can do extraordinary things by being a smart digital citizen.

Students will participate in activities every day this week to focus on different points of internet and media safety.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

We Inspire: 7th Graders Job Shadow at Cherry Creek

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:22pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett

Last week, we were lucky to have a group of seventh grade students from Springville Junior High come to Cherry Creek to job shadow some of our teachers. Students helped with some basic teacher responsibilities and worked with the students during instruction time. They even got to enjoy their lunch break with the teachers in the faculty room. Cherry Creek is so lucky to have amazing teachers who are so willing to mentor and lead students!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

We Learn: 6th Grade Engineering Fair

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:15am
Attributions: by Stephanie Truscott
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The first ever 6th grade Engineering Fair was held today, and students were interviewed and judged by volunteer engineers! In years past, 6th graders would participate in the Science Fair to learn about the scientific method. Since a change in the core curriculum this year, students now learn science with a focus on engineering and problem solving. The requirements were simple: think of a problem you face in daily living, and build a product that will help with that problem. They documented their materials, processes, and trials to find out if their product was effective. What they came up with was impressive to see!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Victory Assembly

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:07pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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Last week was January's victory assembly. We had our traditional victory lap to cheer on the students of the month and top croc award recipients. During the assembly, students got to watch another round of "Cherry Creek's Got Talent", get an update on how our school-wide WIGs are progressing, and find out what February's "catch of the creek" will be. 

Students have made excellent progress on their reading WIG! The "water level" on the WIG tracker in the cafeteria is rising quickly. 

To finish off the assembly, the first graders shared a video they made to introduce and explain Habit #5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Check out the video on our facebook page!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Milky Way Tectonic Plates

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:53am
Attributions: by Chalyce Peck
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Mrs. Peck's 5th grade class got to use food to learn about Earth's tectonic plates and how they move to create mountains and valleys. Who knew graham crackers sliding on caramel could be so much fun? Volcano eruptions would be more like an ice cream party if the mantel was caramel like in a Milky Way!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

100th Day of School

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:43pm
Attributions: by Kim Golding
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The first graders celebrated the 100th day of school with all things 100! From making shirts with 100 pictures, hats with 100 stickers, gum ball machines with 100 gum balls, building with 100 cups, 100 mini-marshmallow structures, and more! What a fun 100th day!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

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