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We Love Mrs. Darrington!

Submitted by jessica.ribble on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 20:12
Jessica Ribble

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Governor Herbert has declared October 2020 School Principal Recognition Month!  We love our Principal, Mrs. Darrington!  She is a friend to students and faculty.  We are grateful for her leadership and dedication at Cherry Creek!  Mrs. Darrington is a Croc for life!

Gary Richard Herbert

Whereas, the vision, dedication, and determination of a school principal provides the stable force behind schools;

Whereas, principals have many roles in the education of their students and are entrusted with the dedication and development of young people; and,

Whereas, we recognize the outstanding elementary, middle level, and high school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students;

Now, therefore, I, Gary R. Herbert, Governor of the great State of Utah, do hereby declare October 2020, as School Principal Recognition Month in Utah.

Gary R. Herbert

Amazon Smile

Submitted by jessica.ribble on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 20:04
Lana Hiskey

Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at is external), AmazonSmile donates to Nebo Education Foundation? Nebo Education Foundation has received $3,875 through this program.

One hundred percent of these monies fund teacher grants to help supplement equipment and supplies for students. 

Thank you for supporting the Nebo Education Foundation by shopping at instead of just Amazon.

#BeTheMagic #NeboHero #NeboSchoolDistrict #StudentSuccess #EmpowerStudents #EngageStudents #FocusOnStudents #LoveUTpublicSchools #UtPol #UtEd #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #covid19 #staywellnebo


Meet Mrs. Black

Submitted by jessica.ribble on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 18:00
Jessica Ribble

Meet Mrs. Tariah Black!  Mrs. Black teaches 6th grade at Cherry Creek. During her time in school Mrs. Black's favorite teacher was her high school math teacher.

Mrs. Black enjoys reading, dancing, cooking, and painting.  Mrs. Black has three siblings, Tyler, Tayler, and Tucker. Mrs. Black loves chocolate. In fact, it is her favorite type of food.

Something unique about Mrs. Black is she teaches clogging in addition to sixth grade. Next time you see Mrs. Black ask her to show you a few steps!


Fall Break

Submitted by bethany.clark on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 15:31

Fall Break is quickly approaching!  There will be no school this Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th.  We will miss our students but hope the time is enjoyed with each of your families!

SEP's and Book Fair

Submitted by amy.darrington on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 13:02
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 We are looking forward to our first SEP's tomorrow.  If you are unsure of your appointment time, please contact your student(s) teacher.  We ask that you please wear a mask and limit the number of people who attend.  

The book fair is happening ONLINE this year.  Please take a moment to check out all the great book options.

Esperamos con ansias nuestro primer SEP mañana. Si no está seguro de la hora de su cita, comuníquese con el maestro de su estudiante. Le pedimos que use una máscara y limite el número de personas que asisten.

La feria del libro está sucediendo EN LÍNEA este año. Tómese un momento para ver todas las excelentes opciones de libros.

Meet Mrs. Aubrey

Submitted by jessica.ribble on Tue, 10/06/2020 - 16:46
Jessica Ribble

Meet Mrs. Kaitlin Aubrey!  Mrs. Aubrey teaches AM kindergarten at Cherry Creek.  This is Mrs. Aubrey's second year at Cherry Creek.

Mrs. Aubrey grew up on a farm with three older brothers!  Now she has three sons ages 3, 2, and 1.  Mrs. Aubrey enjoys being outdoors with her family, a good steak for dinner, and is always willing to try something new.  Some unique things about Mrs. Aubrey are she has lived in a mortuary and Russia! 

Mrs. Aubrey loves being a Croc because "The students and faculty are awesome. I love going to work every day!"

Nebo School District Teams Up with Beehive Library Consortium Inbox

Submitted by jessica.ribble on Thu, 10/01/2020 - 21:10
Lana Hiskey

Nebo School District Teams Up with Beehive Library Consortium to Modernize Reading and Literacy Through Ebooks and E-audiobooks

Shared goal to promote digital learning in the community

In this mobile age, technology has become increasingly valuable in supporting new generations of lifelong learners and readers. Now, Nebo School District and Beehive Library Consortium have formed an innovative new partnership to increase access to more ebooks and e-audiobooks for students. This unique collaboration strives to promote literacy and digital learning by combining the schools’ and the library’s digital reading resources in one app. As a result, students can learn anytime, anywhere because of the convenience, ease of reading on-the-go and the inherent popularity of technology.

The school-library partnership provides safe access to thousands of age-appropriate titles for students’ use inside the classroom, at home and anywhere 24/7. Through Sora(link is external), the new student reading app for Nebo School District, students can now borrow the school’s collection of classroom and pleasure reading, and also access Beehive Library Consortium’s juvenile and young adult digital collection. In addition, Sora supports teachers by offering education-specific tools like achievements, exportable notes, and reading progress that encourage individualized learning.

"We are thrilled to partner with Payson City Library,” said Lana Hiskey, Communications Community Relations Coordinator at Nebo School District. “This partnership enables our Nebo students to have greater ebook and audiobook access for learning!"

The Sora app was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions 2019(link is external) and is available for Nebo School District students to download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and on Chromebooks that support the Google Play Store. It is also available for use in web browsers at is external) on any computer.

Utah residents can also borrow and read Beehive Library Consortium’s complete ebook and e-audiobook collection with a valid library card through the award-winning Libby app(link is external)The library’s tailored collection offers ebooks, e-audiobooks and magazines including bestsellers and new releases. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more. Libby can be used on any major device or computer, including Apple (R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (US only).

Both reading apps are built by OverDrive and OverDrive Education. To learn more, visit is external) and is external).

About Nebo School District

Nebo School District is nationally acclaimed for successes in academics, operations and extracurricular activities. Nebo is recognized on the state and national level for quality programs and innovative concepts that focus on students.

With approximately 4,500 employees, Nebo School District is the sixth-largest employer in Utah County. Nebo continues to build on its mission: “We engage, empower, and collaborate to ensure student success.” Nebo School District focuses on preparing all students to succeed in school and life and prepares students for active participation in school and the global community. Nebo empowers students to acquire and develop knowledge, skills and talents and works to promote safety, involvement and student achievement.

Nebo students are consistently represented in lists of state and national honors in fine arts, academics, career, technology and athletic competitions. Nebo students consistently score above state and national norms on beginning and end-of-level assessments.

Nebo’s graduation rate is 92 percent, significantly higher than the state average of 87 percent and the national average of 80 percent. Nebo students receive over $19 million in scholarships yearly. Nebo District belongs to the Utah Valley University K-16 Alliance and is a member of the Brigham Young University Public School Partnership.

Every Nebo student can be a college- and career-ready student prepared to succeed in college and in workforce training. Students can earn college credit through Advanced Placement (AP) and Concurrent Enrollment classes. Nebo was recognized on the AP Honor Roll for significant gains in AP access and student performance.

About OverDrive and OverDrive Education

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. The company’s K-12 division – OverDrive Education – supports reading and learning in the classroom. OverDrive strives to create “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 50,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries, including more than 30,000 schools. OverDrive’s popular reading apps provide best-in-class user experience and tools for staff management: the Libby(link is external) app for libraries is one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, while the student reading app Sora(link is external) is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. OverDrive was acquired by funds affiliated with global investment firm KKR in 2020.

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