School News

Kennedy Andersson Receives PEAK Award

Lana Hiskey

Kennedy Andersson received the PEAK Award from Nebo School District last week.  She was nominated by  Brian Cole.  Here is what Mr. Cole wrote about her:

 Kennedy Andersson, Behavior Technician, Larsen Elementary
Nominated by: Brian Cole
“Kennedy goes above and beyond by getting to know our students well and comes up with effective interventions to improve learning for the behavioral-challenged students. Kennedy has a knack for knowing how to calm down and motivate students. She is not afraid to jump in and do extra duties when needed. She has volunteered to be in charge of the social skills class and often spends her own money to enhance the student's learning experience. Kennedy is a great asset to Nebo School District."



Nebo School District January Chess Tournament


January Chess Tournament
for Nebo School District
Saturday, January 21st
at Art City Elementary
Grades K-6
5 Round Swiss Tournament

Saturday January 21, 2017
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.

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!

Trophies will be awarded to the top 7 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 3 schools as well.

$8 if you register and pay by Jan 16, 4:00 pm, $15 up until Jan 19. Registration accepted only through Thursday, Jan 19. Registration will be limited to 175 students, so register early! Register and pay online at, “Nebo District Programs Chess”. If you have questions, contact Mary Lynn Lewis ( No registration/payment accepted at the door!

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

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

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

4-H Spring Registration


 REGISTER HERE: We are so excited to begin our Spring session of 4-H Afterschool!   We will be registering on Thursday, January 12, 2017 beginning at 7:00 am ONLINE.   Click on the 4-H link above to register, this only registers your child with our school, they also need to register with Utah County 4-H online.  This session the cost is $10.00 for the ten weeks if you are registered with 4honline by Monday, January 16, or $20.00 if you are not.  You only have to register once a school year with 4honline, so if you did it last time you should be done. If you are not sure if your child is registered with 4honline, stop by the computer lab on Thursday during parent teacher conferences and check or you can log in to (go to, or email Mrs. Eckhardt).   Money needs to be turned into the office by the first day of clubs. Clubs start next week, January 17-20 (no Monday clubs next week because of the holiday). When you register on 4honline-DO NOT pay the registration fee online.  We will pay it to the county for you!!


Excuse Our Mess


Larsen Elementary is in the middle of getting new carpet throughout the school. When you come to SEP conferences things might look a little different because we are not quite done. It is a "sticky" floor situation but it will be worth it when it's finished. Thanks for your patience while you are meeting with teachers. See you there!

SEP Conference Sign Ups


SEP conference sign ups are on the Larsen website now. On the main page  you will see the link on the right hand side.  Conferences are being held on January 12 starting at 2:50.  Hope to see you there!

2 Hour Delayed Start and AM Kindergarten Canceled


There is a 2 hour delayed start for school today because of the snow. AM Kindergarten has been canceled. Please go the Nebo School District website for more information.

Christmas Crafts With the Christmas Crew


Mrs. Thomas and the Christmas Crew had a great time going into each class individually and helping make a holiday craft.  They made reindeers, candy canes, christmas trees, snowflakes, snowmen and wreaths.  The Christmas Crew also shared some of their favorite Christmas books.  A fun time was had by all!  Happy Holidays everyone.

December Reading Rewards Assembly


Larsen held it's first "Elf and Reindeer Games" for our December reading reward assembly.  Mr. Lawter was designated by Santa himself to help with the games.  The games included cookie decorating, Santas boots, candy cane race, reindeer sing-a-long, hot cocoa race and toy building.  Thank you 3rd grade teachers for putting it all together!  Merry Christmas everyone.

Polar Express Comes to Mrs. Enriquez's Class


Mrs. Enriquez and her ESL students get to celebrate with the Polar Express this holiday season in their classroom.  We appreciate all the exciting things that our teachers do to help bring the Christmas spirit into our school and make it fun for the kids.  We hope all of our Larsen families have a wonderful holiday.

5th Grade Attends Christmas Around the World


Fifth Grade had another awesome adventure as they took a virtual tour across the globe, while experiencing the magic of dance at BYU's production of Christmas Around the World. They sat in awe as huge bamboo poles were struck against the ground, women were thrown in the air by men, and many danced on their knees showing quick hands. Many students even met a bunch of the dancers, who talked with them and did tricks for them before the show! They had a wonderful time, and a few hope to join them on that large stage in the Marriott Center someday.