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February 2018

We Learn: SHS Students Teach Robotics and Coding

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:23
by Reagan McSweeney and Zander Oakey

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


SafeUT KSL Contest: Enter Now!

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:19
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! 

We Inspire: Birthday Nice Notes

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:00
by Chalyce Peck

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!

We Lead: Nebo Lives Habit 5 With Stakeholder Survey

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:50
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 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.

Mr. Duncan Attends National Title 1 Conference

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:27
by Janelle Barrett

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!

We Lead: Student Jobs

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 16:33
by Janelle Barrett
Office Helper
Teacher's secretary
Lead Time Leader
Line Leader

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.  

White Ribbon Week

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 16:24
by Janelle Barrett

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!

Nebo Education Foundation Partners with Amazon Smile

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:44
by Lana Hiskey

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

Support us when you shop on Amazon. Go to is external) and Amazon donates to Nebo Education Foundation

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at is external), you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to is external) from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to 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. 

We Learn: Internet Safety During White Ribbon Week

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:29
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.


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