October 2013

Mr. Duncan Selected as Rookie Principal of the Year

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 21:21

Our very own Mr. Duncan was nominated and selected as the Rookie Principal of the Year for Nebo School District and we couldn't be prouder! Mr. Duncan was hired to replace Mr. Balzotti after his retirement at the end of the 2012 school year.  From Mr. Duncan's leadership, Cherry Creek has made changes and improvements to help the students be as successful as possible here. He is known for his warmth, friendship, leadership and of course, love of the Atlanta Braves and BYU athletics. Here are just a few of the comments about Mr. Duncan's award made by the students, parents and faculty:

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By Sarah Sumsion

Painting Pumpkins

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 17:49

We has so much fun last week painting our awesome pumpkins donated by Harward Farms.  Stop by and check them out!!  Thank you Harward Farms for your generous donation!!

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By Chelsie Bergera

Dictionary Donation

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 21:03
Thanks to the Rotary Club for bringing the third graders their own 'Student Dictionaries'! Mr. Duncan told us how we could use them for a "Word of the Day". Students explored their dictionaries and found that they don't only have words, but they have multiplication charts, maps, sign language and more. Some said they wanted to keep their dictionaries until college... Happy word hunting 3rd graders!
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By Lyndsee Brice

Harward Farms Donates Pumpkins

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 20:48
Monday morning Harward Farms pulled up a huge flatbed trailer full of pumpkins to donate to each student at Cherry Creek. That's over 850 pumpkins! The students received a pumpkin with a smile from the workers and some even got a special sticker. Since the first graders were on their field trip, the 6th graders got to surprise them by leaving a pumpkin on each student's desk. The students had time during school to paint and decorate their pumpkins with future winners being voted on by the student council and faculty. Look for the pumpkins to line the halls of the school.
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By Sarah Sumsion

A Magical First Grade Field Trip

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 19:10
First grade went on a field trip to the Scera Theater to watch the play "The Magical Adventures of Merlin". They saw a lot of magic tricks as well as heard fun music. After the play, they were able to do a Q & A with the actors. They asked questions about the magic on the set and why they liked acting. It was fun to find out about all the fun things that go into putting on a play.

Columbus Day

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Sat, 10/19/2013 - 08:50
Mrs. Golding's class loved learning all about Columbus sailing the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two! They loved making and wearing hats just like Columbus; making and eating a "ship snack;" and writing about it too!
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By Kim Golding

Unit Rate Reteach Relay

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 19:23
A sixth grade reteach group today had an exciting relay game to fine tune their math skills of finding unit rate. Teams of 4 had to race across the playing field, grab a math question, such as "21 oz of Cheerios for $2.99", calculate the unit rate, then race back across the field to place their answer in the right sorting bucket. The students did great solving real-world math problems, had fun in the sun and showed good sportsmanship.
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By Sarah Sumsion

Race to the Top

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 21:20
Mrs. Bergera's Kindergarten class had a great time on Tuesday working with a partner to play a fun new math game. This week we are working with the numbers 0-5. To help each student practice writing the numbers 0-5, each partner had to take turns rolling a dot cube, counting the dots, and writing the numbers 0-5 on their paper. The first person who wrote all the numbers to the top won!! What great kids we have in Kindergarten!!
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By Chelsie Bergera