Recently, 3rd-Graders at Cherry Creek Elementary were able to visit the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City. The field trip was funded in part by a grant, which was awarded to the teachers by the Utah Aerospace
Education Foundation. The students were lucky to be able to see lots of exhibits, as well as a few movies. This is what Mrs. Boyer’s third grade class had to say about the field trip:
“We went into the big bubble-like dome theater where we looked at stars and planets, answered questions, and went on a wild roller coaster ride. After the crazy ride we had to eat standing up. We then put on 3D glasses and watched a movie about space, where things flew at us. 10 minutes later, we got on a bus and drove back to school. It was definitely the best field trip ever!”
Cheryl Nielson is this year’s Crystal Apple recipient for Cherry Creek Elementary in Springville. She was voted by the teachers at her school because of her positive attitude, problem-solving skills, and love of students that she teaches.
One of her colleagues says, “Cheryl is always thinking about the individual child. She wants to understand each child and how to help them succeed around their peers. She has a great attitude with her students and colleagues. Cheryl goes the extra mile.”
Another co-teacher states, “Cheryl really makes sure that students go above and beyond ‘just getting it.’ With faculty members, she is a team-player who is willing to share great teaching ideas. She puts 100% into her work.”
Cheryl graduated from UVSC (now UVU). She student taught with Mr. Travis Proctor at Cherry Creek. Since being hired, she has continued to teach 5th grade. In June 2009, she earned her Master’s degree from SUU. Currently she is enrolled in an ESL Endorsement course. Cheryl feels at home at Cherry Creek. Her father, Mr. Lundgreen, taught when it was Springville Middle School. She is married to Cordell Nielson. They have three children: Anya, Shayla, and Ethan. Her parents are Dennis and Deann Lundgreen.
She enjoys playing the piano, sewing, and playing the Wi with her family.
Cherry Creek in Springville recently rewarded the top reader from each class with a free book as part of an award assembly! At Cherry Creek, every time a student reads 100 minutes, they get to enter their name in a drawing to win a bike or a scooter. However, the faculty decided that students who were reading above and beyond the requested 100 minutes per week deserved a special prize. Congratulations to the winners!
On December 22, 2009, students at Cherry Creek Elementary in Springville received special awards. Three students from each class were chosen to receive awards for scholarship (red awards), citizenship (yellow awards), or special recognition (blue awards).
The students who received Scholarship awards are:
Kinder: Saydee Adamson, Sophi Hickenbotham, Justin Marsh, Olina Memmott, Caleb Ramos
First: Paityn Braithwaite, David Shipley, Kennedy Fordham, Joshua Tandy, Brynn Bellca
Second: Madeleine Unguren, Ethan Owens, Austin Stewart, Oddison Swenson
Third: Noah Rogers, Lily Udall, Elizabeth Scott
Fourth: Ada Popham, Ian Nielson, Trevor Jeppson
Fifth: Caralyn Humphrey, Rex Clark, Gavin Keller
Sixth: Diana Turcios, Amber Robertson, Koby Werry-Zabriskie
The students who received Citizenship awards are:
Kinder: Carter Grover, Regan Holley, Maya Kendall, Jentrie McGee, Brooklyn Bird
First: Michael Christiensen, Lizbeth Sahagun, Skye David, Roxy Rowe, Emma Scott
Second: Milo Irvine, Brayden Lee, Housten Hjorth, Carson Humphrey
Third: Hallie Endicott, Calvin Livingston, Miah Gourdin
Fourth: Darin Humble, Sera Sparks, Skylar Thompson
Fifth: Austin Booth, Vanessa Abarra, Jayden Hickenbotham
Sixth: Jenny Pizarro, Kassitey Craudell, Alex Anderson
The students who received Special Recognition awards are:
Kinder: Aragon Stringham, Jordan Savelier, Ivan Lopez, Conner Monfredi, Litzy Gonzalez
First: Karissa Korth, Nikolas Fernandez, Jonathan Gomez, Jasmar Acosta, Dalton Smith
Second: Hailey Gabbitas, Treyton Brailsford, Mellissa Peterson, Gabi Holley
Third: Tristan Searle, Maria Jimenez, Caleb Stevens
Fourth: Marin Carassco, Nicholas Jones, Junior Valdavinos
Fifth: Jesus Carrasco, Braden, Dakota Olsen
Sixth: Chris Anderson, Adrian Pena, Esteban Pena
Cherry Creek students celebrated the last day of school before Christmas Break by singing Christmas songs. The whole school got together and each grade performed a different song. The school was also very fortunate to hear from the school orchestra, as well as the school choir!
Cherry Creek recently made the front page in the Daily Herald!
To read the article (written by Matt Reichman) online, go to
Last week, students at Cherry Creek Elementary in Springville were given the opportunity to buy inexpensive gifts for friends and family members at “Santa’s Workshop”. The PTA has worked very hard (with the help of Santa’s Elves, of course) to provide a wide variety of things that kids can afford (starting at 25 cents). Many children who are not otherwise able to buy gifts for their family members look forward to this every year. The workshop was quite busy during its open hours – it was a huge success!
Unfortunately, there are currently not enough PTA members at Cherry Creek who are able to help with Santa’s Workshop in the future. This means that there might not be a Santa’s Workshop next year! If you or someone you know might be willing to help us with this dilemma, please contact a member of the PTA! We don’t want our kids to miss this chance to do something kind for others!