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Goodbye, Adios, Au revoir, Vaarwel, Adieu, Muraho

Submitted by amy.darrington on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 19:37

Every year we say goodbye to some wonderful teachers and staff, and this year is no exception.  We are always sad to see our friends move on to other chapters in their lives, but we wish them the very best. 

Mrs. Peck, 5th grade: Mrs. Peck has been teaching at Cherry Creek for 12 years.  She is very detailed and creative.  She has been wonderful at organizing many of the fun performances, dances, and red carpet welcomes throughout her years at Cherry Creek.  Chalyce is always willing to help and goes above and beyond with everything she does.  She is very mindful of her students and wants them to be successful in every area of their lives.  We will miss her and wish her so much happiness as she stays home to care for her darling new baby Hudson. 

Mrs. Finch, Special Education:  Mrs. Finch has been teaching at Cherry Creek for 5 years.  She is a wonderful teacher and her students adore her.  She is very fun to be around and she works hard to make sure her students are successful.  She is always willing to stay late or come early to hold IEP meetings that work for parent schedules.  Katelyn makes everyone feel important and takes time to listen and validate people.  We will miss her like crazy as she moves to a different school in Spanish Fork next year. 

Janelle Barrett Kraling, Speech: Mrs Kraling has been part of Cherry Creek for 7 years.  She is an exemplary speech teacher and a district speech mentor.  Janelle is a natural leader and many people look to her for advice.  She is very organized, efficient and patient.  Her speech kiddos all love her, from the very youngest preschoolers, to the very oldest 6th graders.  She makes practice seem like play and students make great progress working with her.   She is moving to a new state so that her husband can continue his schooling.  We will miss her!!!

Katie Barton, Psychologist: Katie has been at Cherry Creek for just one year, but we have all come to love her.  She is a tiny little thing, but don't let that fool you, she is packed with energy and knowledge.  Katie has helped us work through some difficult situations and she does so with confidence.  She is always willing to offer assistance and we have loved having her as part of our team.  She is moving to a job in the Northern part of Utah and we wish her lots of happiness and success.  

Melanie Hampton-SPED Technician: Melanie has been a wonderful addition to the Sped department and we are sad to lose her.  She has been very reliable with her outside duty, and is always prepared with meaningful lessons.  She is always willing to try new things and learn new skills. Melanie is happy and friendly and we have loved having her as part of our staff this year.  Luckily for us, she has students that go to Cherry Creek so we will still get to see her. 

Edris Strong, Art Planning Time: Edris has been delightful to get to know.  She has been the art teacher for the past year and has prepared creative lessons that the students have enjoyed.  We have appreciated her time at Cherry Creek and wish her lots of luck in her future endeavors. 




Free Lunches during the Summer Months

Submitted by jan.grotegut on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:31

Free Summer Meals

The Utah Food Bank is offering the Free Summer Meals Program again this year in four of Nebo School District communities. This year will be a drive-thru program with two meals provided on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Who: Youth up to 18 years

What: Free Healthy Lunch

Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, June 1 - August 14

Math March Madness Winners

Submitted by jan.grotegut on Wed, 04/29/2020 - 10:09

Congratulations to our Math March Madness Winners for 2020:  Vaughn Sanford, Caleb Unguren, Luis Ramos and Brynlie Golding.  These students were the fastest in their grade level on a multiplication facts timed test.  In the past, we have put  3 and 4th grade students in one competing bracket and 5th and 6th graders in another bracket and fashion the competition similiar to the March Madness Basketball brackets, determining the Sweet 16, Elite 8 and the Final Four.  At the end of March, we usually have a face off at a live assembly to determine the fastest student in the the two brackets.  Unfortunamely, due to COVID 19 and the soft closure of schools, we weren't able to fully finish our competition.  But these students were the fastest going into the Final 4.  Congratulations!  

Utah Valley University: K-12 Live Online Reading Classes Available Now

Submitted by jan.grotegut on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:40

The Utah Valley University K-12 Reading Program has opened early, reduced rates, and converted all classes to a live online format, to help parents and schools maintain student education during these unusual times.


Our live, teacher-led online classes are available now and throughout the summer, for Pre-K through 12th grade students. 


The curriculum is high caliber and has been taught in a live, online format for 5 years already with over 50,000 school-age students.  The classes are led by highly-trained teachers with many years’ experience teaching effectively in online classrooms.  Skills taught include:


  • Early Elementary: letter recognition, phonemic awareness, sight words, phonics
  • Mid-to-Late Elementary: fluency, phonics, long-word decoding, comprehension, textbook reading, writing
  • Middle and High School: doubling reading speed, comprehension, writing, notetaking, test preparation, textbook strategies


Due to the unfolding health crisis our ability to get the word out to parents has been greatly diminished.  Many parents are seeking solutions to keep their children productively engaged and ready to hit the ground running when in-person school resumes.  Would you help us make them aware of these programs by forwarding this email with its attached flyer, which describes the classes?  Should a parent have trouble opening the attachment they could also visit our website at


We appreciate your support as we all strive to keep students learning, reading, and connecting with other kids during this challenging time.




Elizabeth Ebel

Program Director

Phone: (415) 884-8112


Nebo Grab and Go Meals

Submitted by jan.grotegut on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:29
Nebo School District

Nebo Offering Free Breakfast and Lunch Grab-N-Go Meals


Just a reminder that Nebo is offering free meals, breakfast and lunch, for all children ages 0 to 18 years. Click on the following link for the most up-to-date information:  


Grab-N-Go meals will be served at free sites only. All paid sites have closed. Meal service will be 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is available for all children, ages 0-18. Grab-n-Go meals include both breakfast and lunch. Please see below to find a site near you. 


Free Grab-N-Go Sites:

Santaquin Area

Santaquin Elementary, 25 S 400 W

Apple Valley Elementary, 105 E 770 N

Goshen Area

Goshen Elementary 60 N Center

Payson Area  

Barnett Elementary, 456 N 300 E

Mt. Nebo Junior High, 851 W 450 S

Park View Elementary, 360 S 100 E

Taylor Elementary, 92 S 500 W

Wilson Elementary, 590 W 500 S

Spanish Fork Area

Brockbank Elementary, 340 W 500 N

Diamond Fork Junior High, 50 N 900 E

Landmark High School, 612 S Main

Larsen Elementary, 1175 E Flonette Dr

Park Elementary, 90 N 600 E

Springville Area

Brookside Elementary, 750 E 400 S

Cherry Creek Elementary, 484 S 200 E

Meadow Brook Elementary, 748 S 950 W

Springville Junior High, 189 S 1470 E

Springville High School, 1205 E 900 S

Westside Elementary School, 740 W Center


Please call Child Nutrition with any questions at 801-354-7438. We look forward to serving you. 


The Great Utah Shake Out

Submitted by jan.grotegut on Wed, 04/15/2020 - 20:53
Nebo School District

Hello All:The  Great Utah ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is scheduled for April 16, 2020. The State is encouraging students and their families to participate in a home earthquake drill.  If participating in this drill is possible to incorporate into the curriculum teachers are preparing for students, I have attached a couple of handouts to help with instruction.  More information can be found at  It may be fun for the students to take pictures of their family holding a drill.  I would love to see the photos. Thank you for all you do and please stay healthy and safe.   Sincerely,Kathy    Kathy CarlingRisk ManagementNebo School DistrictOffice (801) 354-7474Cell (801) 361-5423Fax (801) 354-7492


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