School News

1st Grade Celebrates 120 Days of School

120 days of first grade has really aged our students and teachers! The kids dressed up as if they were 120 days older. Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Headman, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Bates and Mrs. Wilson even joined in on the fun and came looking a little senior-like.  Classes then celebrated by writing to 120, played math games and many other fun activities.  Everyone hopes they look at cute as these kids do when they get older.  120 years looks pretty fun!

Teni Worthen is Utah Valley Student of the Week


Teni Worthen, a 6th grader at Larsen Elementary, was chosen as the Utah Valley Student of the Week.  An article about him and what a tremendous young man he is was printed in the Daily Herald today.  Please click on the link below to read the full article.  We are so glad to have such great students at our school.  Congratulations Teni!

Will You Be My Valentine

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Larsen Elementary sure knows how to celebrate Valentine's Day.  Each class had amazing parties put on by the mother helpers and teachers.  There were so many cute bags and boxes decorated ready for valentine deliveries.  Thank you for everyone that helped make the day so fun for the students.

1st Grade Tin Foil Boats


1st grade made tinfoil boats for a science experiment.  They tried to see who's boat could hold the most hippos.  Students learned that science can be fun and exciting even as a 1st grader.

2017 Utah State Elementary Chess Tournament


Please read the attachment for registration information about the 2017 Utah State Elementary Chess Tournament.  It will be held on March 18th at the BYU Wilkinson Center.  Students K-6 are eligible to play.

Kindergarten Quilt Day

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Mrs. Eckhardt's kindergarten classes had fun playing games on quilts and blankets for quilt day recently. The kindergarteners did quilt math, read quilt stories, played a quilt game, and drank hot chocolate.  Such a fun day at kindergarten!!

Spring Pictures February 16


Spring pictures will be taken on February 16.  There will be a flyer with packet information coming home this week.  If you have any questions you can go to

February Chess Tournament Information



Chess Tournament

for Elementary,

Jr. High, and High School

Saturday February 25, 2017    8:30 am - 2:00 pm approximately

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

Please enter through east doors.

  • Arrive at 8:30 am, instructions at 8:45 am.

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

  • Elementary students K-6 will be grouped by grade.

Jr. High students will be grouped together into one section.

High School students will be grouped together into one section.

9th grade will join either Jr. High or High School based on numbers.

  • Rounds are up to 50 minutes each (i.e. approximately 25 minutes per player).  High School will play 5-6 rounds up to 60 minutes each.

  • Plan on students finishing last round between 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm.  

  • Trophies will be awarded for 1st -7th place per section, and for top 3 elementary schools and top 2 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, snacks, etc.

Chess sets and such available for purchase.  Cash or check.

How to register:

Register and pay online starting in February—go to and click on “Nebo District Programs.”

Cost is $8.00 if you register and pay by Feb 11, or $15 thereafter.  

Registrations accepted only through Thursday, Feb 23—

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.



Leopard Pride Assembly- Do You Want To Build A Snowman


Students had a fabulous time at the Leopard Pride Assembly.  Our 4th grade team put together a competition to build a snowman between each grade level.  The participants had to wrap a student in tissue paper, add the buttons and nose, then top it off with the hat and scarf.  It was a race to finish first with lots of cheering and laughs.  We sure built some cute snowmen.

5th Grade Studies Chemical Changes Using Ice Cream


In 5th grade, we spent a couple of weeks learning about matter. We focused a good portion of time on the chemical and physical changes that happen all around us; for example, popping popcorn (physical change) and using gasoline in a car (chemical change). The other day, we decided to create our own physical change--making ice cream! Everyone took their bags of milk, sugar, vanilla, and icy salt to make the delicious treat. We had a grand ol' time tossing, and then eating our very own "school-made" ice cream!