School News

Paula Carter Receives Grant from Nebo Foundation for Books


Paula Carter, a 2nd grade teacher here at Larsen,  received a grant from the Nebo Foundation to purchase some non-fiction books for her classroom library.  Here is what she said about receiving this grant:

Larsen Elementary–Paula Carter
“I am so excited to be able to add more non-fiction books to our classroom library!  Our class just finished writing chapter books about animals.  They were so excited about what they found out in their research about animals and are eager to take on another task using non-fiction books.  My students are ready to expand their writing experiences with science non-fiction books.  I greatly appreciate the generous donation that the Nebo Foundation has given to enrich my students and their learning.  Since my principal, Garrett Andersen matched the Nebo Foundation donation, my class library will receive twice as many books.  I feel that this donation is the key to opening up many imaginations and creative writers! Thank you so much!!!”

June Williamson Receives Technology Grant from Nebo Foundation

Lana Hiskey

June Williams, a Special Education teacher here at Larsen, received a technology grant for her classroom from the Nebo Foundation.   Mrs. Williamson's aid, Mary Earl, is pictured accepting the grant in her behalf.  Here is what Mrs. Williamson had to say about receiving this for her classroom:

Larsen Elementary–June Williamson
“I am so excited to receive this technology grant from the Nebo Foundation.  I was approved for three Chromebooks from my LEA, so then I thought, 'Why not maximize this opportunity?"  With the Foundation's help, I can now help even more students! Thank you again you wonderful people!”

Mrs. Bates Receives Grant from Nebo Foundation

Lana Hiskey

Mrs. Bates received a grant from the Nebo Foundation to purchase a new series of books for her classroom.  Here is what Mrs. Bates had to say:

Larsen Elementary–Patti Bates
“I received a grant through the Nebo Foundation and have purchased a high quality, early literature series to get students excited about reading.  This series of book builders has been highly recommended.  It will allow developing readers to connect with and study the characters Bella and Rosie during the many levels first graders are expect to transition through.  I plan to use the class pack during guided reading to reinforce higher level thinking skills for readers. The Bella and Rosie Collection will be available in my classroom library for individual readers to read and write book reviews. The book reviews will encourage their classmates to read books from the series. A big thank you from Mrs. Bates' First Grade Class,” said Patti Bates, first-grade teacher at Larsen Elementary.

Paula Carter Receives the Crystal Apple Award

We want to congratulate Ms. Paula Carter on receiving the Crystal Apple Award for her exceptional work as a 2nd grade teacher here at Larsen Elementary.  Ms. Carter has taught school for 20 years and has taught at Larsen Elementary, Salem Elementary and Challenger. The grades that she has taught are Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 4th.  She is respected and loved by all of Larsen staff and by her students.  Her two fellow 2nd grade teachers say that she gets more done by 8:00 A.M. than they do in a day.  She is always thinking of ways to help others and make them feel appreciated.  Larsen Elementary is lucky to have Ms. Carter here at our school!  Thank you Ms. Carter for loving our students and helping them to be the best they can be.  You are simply AMAZING!

UVU Science Assembly was a Blast


UVU Professor Merrill Halling and two others from the his department came to Larsen Elementary and showed students just how fun science can be.  They made fireworks in a jar, created elephant toothpaste and blew up some balloons using hydrogen and fire.  It was so exciting to see how chemistry works.  Thank you UVU for coming to our school!

Tanner Dance Company Performs At Larsen


Tanner Dance Company from Salt Lake City came and performed at Larsen Elementary.  They danced and sang along with hand motions with the students. The Tanner Dance Program is an arts auxiliary of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah.   The program helps students gain an appreciation of dance, music, literature, theatre, and the visual arts.

Larsen Science Fair

The 5th and 6th grade students participated in the Larsen Elementary Science Fair.  There were so many great projects that the students came up with.  Thanks to all the staff that helped put the science fair together.  Thanks to all the students for all their hard work. The students that will be representing Larsen and moving on to the district level will be:  Leilani Lemus, Hayley Peirce, Jaxson West, Joshua Slaugh, Addy Measom, Natalie Jewkes, Kaylee Knotts, Cadnice Nielsen, Mallory Diede, Sadie Werner, Morgan Nuttall, Brittan Robison, Amelia Slaugh, Raygen Grossland, Amber Grosland, Nathan Clegg, and Dallin Dennison.  Good luck!

Kindergarten Art Museum


Mrs. Eckhardt's kindergarten classes showed their painting skills at a class mini museum during parent teacher conferences.  Each student created three paintings for the museum.  One painting inspired by the book "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late", one inspired by the big book "Mrs. Wish Washy", and one painting inspired by learning about Artist Georgia O'Keefe.A big things to Mr. Gillespie at MMHS for loaning us his portable art gallery to display our paintings!

Mrs. Head Receives PEAK Award

Lana Hiskey

Our own Mrs. Head received the PEAK Award last night.  This award stands for Positive Energy and Kind employees.  Mrs. Head is always so kind and friendly to everyone that comes to Larsen. She makes everyone feel loved and accepted.  We love you Mrs. Head and appreciate all you do for Larsen.   She was nominated by Principal Andersen.  Below is the nomination that was written about her.

Kim Head, Secretary, Larsen Elementary
Nominated by: Garrett Andersen
“Kim always goes out of her way to make parents and students feel accepted in the front office of Larsen Elementary. She always has a smile. The love she has for her job beams through everything she does. Kim has gone the extra mile in helping several families get the needed documents and approval to enroll in school because she knows the importance of getting kids here and supporting the parents. Kim has helped take on a massive shift in our school culture.  I know that we could not have made this shift without her help and understanding. I appreciate ALL that she does for Larsen.”