Abbey Eriksson, Miss Springville/Mapleton, came to Cherry Creek and visited with the 6th graders to teach them about the importance of voting. She came prepared with a powerpoint to talk about the history of voting, why we vote and how important it is for everyone to make the decision now to vote when they are old enough. Abbey hopes to have an additional voting booth for young voters at the next formal election to allow them the experience of voting, even if it won't count in the final tally.
A chess tournament will be held right here at Cherry Creek Elementary on February 9, 2013. Grades K-9 will be competing this year. This is a great opportunity to practice competing, play for fun and show off your winning strategies. Click on the flyer attachment below for more details. Who knows? We may have home court advantage. Hope to see you there!
An ice cream party was enjoyed on Friday by winners from the Croc Claw Bingo Board. Students who earn a gold croc claw from one of the teachers or staff at school get to randomly draw out a bingo chip that matches a square on the bingo board. Their name then gets written on the correlating square. Once a bingo is created, students get to celebrate with the principal. The student winners pictured are: Conner Schouten, Ben Roylance, Abbigail Nelson, Madison Pennington, Josef Wallace, Conner Andreason, Conner Manfredi, Tanner Allred. We are proud of all our gold croc claw recipients!
The sixth graders at Cherry Creek participated in a Greek Olympic experience. Students were divided into city-states, authentic to Ancient Greece such as Athens, Sparta, Megara, Argos and Corinth. Many students wore native clothing (togas) or dressed in the color of their city-state and wore their crown of laurel leaves. The Olympians were led from their classroom to the Olympic Arena by Mr. Duncan carrying the Olympic flame.