March 2012

Third Grade Careers

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Mrs. Jacobson't third grade class has spent the month learning about different careers. Student researched and interviewed people to find out about different occupations. They wrote reports and opinion papers about which job they thought they would like to do when they grow up. They presented their findings in posters and reports to fellow students and parents. Harley Halquist is shown telling Michael Christensen what a police officer does in his work and why she would like to become one.

Crystal Apple and Teacher of the Year Awarded at Cherry Creek

Craig Harvey from Horace Mann Insurance presents the Crystal Apple award to Chelsie Bergera from Cherry Creek Elementary School.
Principal Mark Balzotti and teacher Susan Deardeuff present fellow teacher Stephanie Truscott with the Teacher of the Year award at Cherry Creek Elementary School.

Chelsie is described by her peers as a dedicated professional who loves to teach! Those that work with Chelsie praise her for being a leader that works hard to support the kindergarten team. She is willing to share ideas with her team and is helpful in keeping the kindergarten teachers working as a team. She takes time to do extra work to generate new and creative teaching ideas which she willingly shares. Chelsie spent a lot of time last summer helping a new kindergarten teacher with setting up her classroom. “Chelsie is the kindest, sweetest teacher. She is so kind, patient and caring to her students. She teaches them so many fun things in creative ways!” shared one of her teammates. “I believe it takes a special person to teach kindergarten and Chelsie is it!” stated another teacher. Chelsie has been teaching for seven years.

Stephanie is dedicated to helping her students succeed and her love for teaching shows. "Stephanie is always looking for ways to improve her lessons and units. She focuses on making sure every student succeeds. She is always willing to put in extra hours at home so that she is more prepared and ready to meet the needs of her students." Another teacher shared that " Stephanie is always trying to find new ways to teacher her students and help collaborate with all of sixth grade. She is always the first to implement new things given form in-service." Stephanie is very organized and on top of things. She is also cool and collected when dealing with problems. She has been teaching for six years and has taken the time to earn her Masters Degree with additional endorsements during that time.

New Dictionaries at Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek students, Ben Roylance, Avery Nelson, Kahala Bandmann and Mason Larsen show off their new dictionaries they received from the Springville Rotary Club.

Cherry Creek students, Ben Roylance, Avery Nelson, Kahala Bandmann and Mason Larsen show off their new dictionaries they received from the Springville Rotary Club. The dictionaries are donated to third graders throughout the state. Trapnell orthodontics, South Valley Pediatric Dentistry and the Springville Dentistry donate the funds to pay for the books to the Springville and Mapleton Third Grade classes. Mr. Warren Child of the Springville-Mapleton Rotary Club presented the books to the students.

Students were excited to get the book and to know they could take them home. Nic Harris was excited to try and pronounce the longest word in the English language which has 1,909 letters. The sign language chart and the maps impressed Paige Sandberg.

Dads and Donuts at Cherry Creek

Ashley and Natalie Garcia enjoy reading books with their parents at Cherry Creek’s Dad’s & Doughnuts.
Andrew Monney, Anthony Martinez, McKay Leilua, Caden Powell and Heidi Monney, listened as Justein Barber, Assistant Manager of Zion’s Spanish Fork Branch read to them the book Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg.

Cherry Creek’s student council kicked  off Literacy Week with Dads and Doughnuts.  Students invited their dads, grandpas, uncles and even neighbors to come to school with them and have a breakfast treat and read a good book.  The following week PTA Literacy chairman Heidi Monney had activities planned for each day.  Monday was wear your favorite color, Tuesday wear a great  hat day, Wednesday dress as your favorite book character.  Thursday show off your crazy hair. Friday was pajama day.   Zion’s Bank-Spanish Fork Branch   Assistant Manager,  Justein Barber and Casey Dyreng, Business Loan Office Fork came and read to all of the classes on Thursday and Friday.  Cherry Creek Elementary wants to thank Zion’s Bank for helping to sponsor the Road to Success reading program in their school.

Mayor's Recognition Award

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Tanna Smallcomb 6th grade student at Cherry Creek Elementary School has received the Mayor's Recognition Award.  Tanna is a natural teacher and leader.  She patiently leads her group and helps them understand difficult concepts.  Tanna is a friend to everyone and is willing to accept anyone.  She is a positive example and role model for other students.  She is the daughter of Teresa and Ted Smallcomb of Springville.

Chess at Cherry Creek

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Cherry Creek's Chess Team stand by their trophy for 12th place in the Nebo School District chest Tournament held on Saturday.
This was the first year Chery Creek had a team to compete.  They were excited to place 12th out of 24 teams.  Shown in the picture are; Sunni David, Brandon Jeppson, Daniel Cameau, Hallie Endicott, Ethan Augustin, Ada Popham, CJ Basarab, James Tripp Jimmy Avila, Taylor Worth, Madeleine Unguren, Mason Truscott, Issac South.

Awards for February!

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Students at Cherry Creek Elementary have worked hard to become Scholars of the month.  Students had to demonstrate excellent academic performance on tests, homework and class assignments. Be responsible for completing all of their work consistently and turning work in on time.  Scholars for the month of February were: 
Emilee Passey, Luke Demartini, Joseph Bayles, Addison Schofield, Michael  Saveliev, Lucy Johnson, Kylee Roper, Korben Olsen, Melchizedek Hopkin,Samuel Whiting, Priscilla Grey, Johnathan Moreland, Felicity Grunden, Aragon Stringham, Mayzie Greenman, Kyler Andreason, Hank Walburton, Rosie Mayer, Jefferson Avila, Mason Truscott, Kahala Bandmann, Jimmmy Coronel, Ryan Call, Chris Thobe, Brandon Jeppson, Teresa Lopez, Canon Young, Laura Tveller, MaKenna Whitby, Abby Cantrell,  and Avarie Peterson.
Citizens of the month were students who demonstrate the character traits of responsibility, respect, trust, caring and honesty.  Students earning this award  were: Jackson Mount, Sitani Suguturaga, McKay Braithwaite, Makiya Awna, Jaavier Ruiz, Jeff Murri, Christian Lazo, Janie Pilkington, Walker Deede, Grace Basualdo, Julian Sanchez, Brooke Pennington, Halleigh Johnson, Breanna Stocks, LaKota Jones, Luis Brambila, Olivia Memmoth, Miranda Sparks, Jacksen Stika, Raelin Somers, Samantha Campbell, McKenna Patterson, Riley Miller, Nelly Torres, Jocelyn Quiroz, Sidney Webber, Christina Lira, Bailey Gillespie, Gunner Garrard, Jonathan Coronel, and  Alma Garcia.
            Special Recognition was given to students who demonstrate a special talent, character traits, study habit or skill in the classroom or on the playground.  Students being recognized for this award were:  Elliana Gurr, Braiden Catterson, Elizabeth Tew, Noah Jones, Ahnika Oslter, Riley Shumway William Ramirez, Kayla Porray, Colin Ure, McKenna Harward, Brigham Chatwin, Gage Stokes, Adriana Gustin, Damian Bills, Juvenal Estrella, Nagh Scott, Karissa Korth, Grace Farrell, Amanda Miller, Ian Aguilar, Sydni Gatton, Tannon Olson,  Oddison Swenson, Adrian Giamez, Hernana Vazquez, Caleb Stevens, Abdo El Naggar, Valeria Andrade, Eduardo Landeros, and Braulio Gomez.