April 2013

Chromebooks in 5th Grade

Attributions: 
By Scott Earl
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Cherry Creek Elementary is moving ahead into the 21st century with 12 new Chromebooks for the 5th grade.  That is 4 of them for each classroom.  5th grade is the guinea pig for this new technology.  If everything works out more classrooms will be getting Chromebooks in the future.  These new Chromebooks will allow the teachers to develop more meaningful lesson plans integrating much more technology into the classroom.  This will also help keep the students interest.  Thank you Mr. Duncan for the Chromebooks.

Area PTA Meeting

Attributions: 
By Mike Duncan, Photos by Betsy Ferguson
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On April 17th, Cherry Creek hosted Area PTA Meeting.  As part of the meeting, Mrs. Alderks' class performed the dance "Magic".  Mrs. Deardeuff also led the school choir in singing "Seize the Day" from Newsies.  Both groups did an amazing job.  Nancy Taylor was presented with the PTA Service Award which was well-deserved.  We love Mrs. Taylor at Cherry Creek!  We would like to thank our PTA President Susan Van Leuven and our President-Elect Heather Johnson for providing amazing food, drinks and decoration for the meeting.  We also need to thank our Cub Scouts that helped out with the flag ceremony.  We love our PTA and appreciate all that they do for our school.

Final Hershey Track for Sixth Graders

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
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The sixth graders had their final Hershey Track experience. The students performed excellently, enjoyed chilly, but beautiful weather, and placed in multiple categories. Congratulations to all the participants and victors!

Third Grade Students Win Art Contest

Attributions: 
By Brooke Alderks
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Pamela Cervantes, Park Pehrson, Sydney McDaniel, and Ella Unguren in
Mrs. Alderks & Boyers class, won an art contest for the Daily Herald.
Each week for 9 weeks, students illustrated a chapter of a sea turtle
story printed by the Daily Herald.  Their pictures were submitted and
a professional graphic artist chose a finalist for each chapter.
These girls won a summer basket  and their pictures will be displayed
in the Daily Herald on April 22nd.  All of the other submissions  will
be posted on a website as well.  We are proud to have such talented
students!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
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As an end-of-unit celebration, the sixth graders enjoyed a medieval banquet and festival, wearing the attire of the time period. The feast was a menu of chili, toppings, rolls and capri sun. Students provided our entertainment in the form of a talent show. The fifth graders were challenged to a game of capture the flag on the field as the culmination of the day's festivities. Heraldry, full stomachs and celebration was had by all.

6th Graders Experience BYU's Project Youth

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
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The sixth graders were invited to attend the annual program at BYU called Project Youth. BYU student volunteers host 1200 sixth graders from all over the county and introduce them to college life and experiences. Students were able to tour the campus and hear professors talk about their areas of expertise, everything from science to social work to education to anatomy to physical education, etc.  They had a surprise snow storm while touring the campus. Students were rushing to find places of refuge to try to stay dry. Typically lunch is eaten outside but due to the unseasonal weather, the students ate in the Fine Arts Building. The end of the day was spent in a pep rally with BYU football players, cheerleaders, dancers from many cultures with plenty of cheering and dancing done by the sixth graders as well. The students were the star of the closing ceremonies slideshow. Thank you to BYU for always inviting Cherry Creek to their school and thanks to the students for representing Cherry Creek well.

Science Fair at BYU Winners

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to our science fair winners from the CUSEF Science Fair held at BYU in March! Cherry Creek was well represented and 3 of our students received trophies: Dylan Mitchell, Brandon Jepson and Tad Ninomiya.