January 2016

Nebo February Chess Tournament

 

Chess Tournament

for Elementary,

Jr. High, and High School

 Saturday February 13, 2016    8:30 am - 2:30 pm approximately

Cherry Creek Elementary 484 S. 200 E. Springville, 84663

Please enter through east doors.

  • Check in by 8:30 am, instructions at 8:45 am.

  • 6 rounds—all students get to play all rounds.

  • Grades K-9th –K-6 students get to play others within their own grade.  Grades 7-9 will be grouped together into one section.

    Grades 10-12 will be grouped together into one section.

  • Rounds are up to 50 minutes each (i.e. approximately 25 minutes per player).  Some grades may finish sooner.  Grades 10-12 will play 5 rounds up to 60 minutes each.

  • Trophies will be awarded for 1st -10th place per section, and for top 5 elementary schools and top 3 secondary schools.  All other players will receive a medal.

  • Tie breaks will be decided by the computer.

  • Information available for those interested in starting a chess club.

     

    Lunch will be available for purchase: pizza $1, drinks $.50, snacks, etc.

    Chess sets, chess software, and chess books available for purchase.

     

    How to register: 

    Register and pay online—go to nebo.revtrak.net and click on “"Nebo District Programs.”

    Cost is $9.00 if you register and pay by Feb 3, or $15 thereafter. 

    Registrations accepted only through Thursday, Feb 11—

    no registration or payment accepted at the door.

    Student must be in Nebo School District boundaries, whether attending public, charter, or home school.

    Supervision of children is the responsibility of the parents.  Parents and other spectators may not interact with players while they are competing.

 

5th Grade Mad Scientist

Attributions: 

In 5th grade we ask our students " Who are scientists?" to kick off our science unit. We received all sorts of different answers.  Most of all, students chose to draw the stereotypical mad scientist. Students soon learned, and will continue learning over the next semesters, that we are all scientists. We can all be curious and we can all have a passion to discover.

6th Grade Creates Greek Pottery

Attributions: 

Around 700 BC, black figure pottery was popular for the Greeks. They used slip, which is a mixture of water and clay, to paint simple shapes onto the pot. The students designed black figure pots using an interactive website to replicate the process of making black figure pottery. Then, the students recreated their design with construction paper and special crayons as an exhibit in the hallway. The students enjoyed being able to see their creativity come to life. 

Science Fair Will Be Held February 5

Attributions: 

We wanted to remind parents and students of the upcoming science fair for the 5th and 6th graders.  It will be held February 5th with an openhouse for parents at 12:45-2:30.  Contact your students teacher if you need more information.

Nebo School District January Chess Tournament Information

Attributions: 

January Chess Tournament

for Nebo School District

Saturday, January 23rd  at

 Art City Elementary

Grades K-6

5 Round Swiss Tournament

 When:

Saturday January 23rd, 2016

Check in 8:00-8:30 am, instructions at 8:45 am, round 1 begins at 9:00 am, rounds 2-5 follow as each grade finishes.  Rounds are up to 50 minutes each (i.e. approximately 25 minutes per player).  All students play all five rounds.  Trophies will be awarded as each grade finishes, usually by 2:00 pm.  Tie breaks will be decided by the computer.

 

 Who:

Open to all K-6 students residing within Nebo school district boundaries, whether attending public, charter, or home school.  Is this your first tournament?   Come and join the fun! 

Awards:

Trophies will be awarded to the top 10 players in each grade, 1-6.  (Kindergartners will be combined with first graders.)   Other contestants will receive a participation medal.  School trophies will be awarded for the top 5 schools as well.

 Registration:

$8 if you register and pay by Jan 9, $15 up until Jan 21.  Registration accepted only through Thursday, Jan 21.  Registration will be limited to 175 students, so register early!  Register and pay online at www.utahchessk12.com/artcity.  If you have trouble registering, email Bret Elzinga (elzingab@gmail.com) with your student’s name, school, grade, and any requested byes.  If you have trouble paying online, contact Mary Lynn Lewis (marylynn.lewis@nebo.edu).  No registration/payment accepted at the door!

 Where:

Art City Elementary – 121 North 900 East, Springville, UT

From I-15, take the 400 South exit in Springville (Exit 260).  Go east 2.1 miles.  Turn left onto Main St.  Go north 0.4 miles.  Turn right onto Center St.  Go east 0.9 miles.  Turn left onto 900 East.  The school is on your left. 

Supervision:

Supervision of children is the responsibility of the parents.  Parents and other spectators may not interact with players while they are competing.   

Food:

Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase.   

Information will be available for those interested in starting a chess club at their school.

Larsen Choir Sings at the Utah State Capitol

Larsen Elementary 5th and 6th grade choir was invited to perform at the ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Utah State Capitol building and unveiling of a new state seal.  The students performed the song "Utah, This is the Place."  The students were able to meet many people including Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and Governor Gary Herbert.  After the ceremony,  students were given a tour of the Capitol building by Senetor Deidre Henderson and Representative Mike McKell.  It was an exciting day and a great opportunity for Larsen students.  Thank you choir teachers for all your hard work!!  Go to our facebook page to listen to them sing.