Mr. Duncan Attends National Title 1 Conference

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

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

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

by Lana Hiskey

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

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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

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.

We Inspire: 7th Graders Job Shadow at Cherry Creek

by Janelle Barrett

Last week, we were lucky to have a group of seventh grade students from Springville Junior High come to Cherry Creek to job shadow some of our teachers. Students helped with some basic teacher responsibilities and worked with the students during instruction time. They even got to enjoy their lunch break with the teachers in the faculty room. Cherry Creek is so lucky to have amazing teachers who are so willing to mentor and lead students!

We Learn: 6th Grade Engineering Fair

by Stephanie Truscott

The first ever 6th grade Engineering Fair was held today, and students were interviewed and judged by volunteer engineers! In years past, 6th graders would participate in the Science Fair to learn about the scientific method. Since a change in the core curriculum this year, students now learn science with a focus on engineering and problem solving. The requirements were simple: think of a problem you face in daily living, and build a product that will help with that problem. They documented their materials, processes, and trials to find out if their product was effective. What they came up with was impressive to see!

We Inspire: Victory Assembly

by Janelle Barrett

Last week was January's victory assembly. We had our traditional victory lap to cheer on the students of the month and top croc award recipients. During the assembly, students got to watch another round of "Cherry Creek's Got Talent", get an update on how our school-wide WIGs are progressing, and find out what February's "catch of the creek" will be. 

Students have made excellent progress on their reading WIG! The "water level" on the WIG tracker in the cafeteria is rising quickly. 

To finish off the assembly, the first graders shared a video they made to introduce and explain Habit #5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Check out the video on our facebook page!

We Learn: Milky Way Tectonic Plates

by Chalyce Peck

Mrs. Peck's 5th grade class got to use food to learn about Earth's tectonic plates and how they move to create mountains and valleys. Who knew graham crackers sliding on caramel could be so much fun? Volcano eruptions would be more like an ice cream party if the mantel was caramel like in a Milky Way!