Wednesday January 29, 2014 Larsen Elementary recently held its annual Science Fair. Fifth and Sixth grade students, (and parents) spent hundreds of hours in the last couple of weeks working on and preparing their wonderful projects and experiments to be judged and displayed. Students researched how popcorn pops, baking in glass verses metal, plant growth, makeup colors, light, altitude, boat buoyancy, battery life, static electricity, soap bubbles and many more exciting and educational topics. The other grades K-4th also visited the fair and listened to the 5th and 6th graders explain as they told them about their experiments and how they worked and completed their projects. Thank you and congratulations to all of those 5th and 6th grade students who participated. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!
Wednesday January 22nd Larsen PTA held their annual before school Reading and Donuts activity from 7:30am -8:15 am. Students enjoyed reading their books which had been given to them by our Larsen PTA. Students chose to bring their dads, uncles, grandpas, moms, siblings or other special people with them to the fun event. Delicious, warm donuts and milk were served to everyone. This is a fun way to show our awesome Larsen students the importance of reading. Thank you Larsen PTA and parents for supporting your child’s reading! Way To Go Leopards!!
Larsen Elementary students were entertained as well as educated during an awesome stunt bike assembly held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Rich Wieber and his partners travel all over the United States performing for students. Along with their cool stunts and tricks they teach the students about proper bicycle checks, helmet safety, the dangers of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and bullying. They also teach the students the importance of setting goals and achieving those goals, and about hard work and determination. Rich also told the students a personal story of how he was racing in the BMX circuit and when he crashed how his helmet saved his life. The highlight of the event was when one of the bikers jumped over our own Mr. Andersen, Mr. Bingham and Mr. Scoubes. Stay safe and WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!!!
Larsen Elementary was chosen as one of the "Cool Schools of the Week" on Fox 13, last Wednesday, January 15th. Big Budah from Fox 13 spent the morning here at Larsen with our AWESOME students and got to see what life is like during a normal school day at Larsen. He helped make cupcakes with the 4-H program, square danced with the 4th grade and was even made a honorary Larsen Leopard!! Thank you to all of our wonderful students, faculty, Fox 13 and Big Budah! Larsen Elementary is truly a "COOL" school! WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!!
Imagine Learning is a brand new computer program here at Larsen Elementary that Larsen has started using to help students who are learning English, struggling readers and or students with disabilities. Imagine Learning has hundreds of activities and games that target the five basic literacy components; Comprehension, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency and Phonemic awareness and is targeted for students ages 4 to 12 (or from pre-K to 6th grade)
Instruction is customized for each student, including custom individualized curriculum, scientifically-based research, effective teaching practices, and captivating art and music. These are combined with some of the latest in computer technology which creates one of the most effective English language and literacy programs available. Our students here at Larsen love the new Imagine Learning and are benefitting tremendously from this program. Keep up the good work students! WAY TO GO LEOPADS!!
Larsens own 6th grade student, Becca Carter, was chosen as the First Place winner for the districts Christmas card contest. Becca’s art work was featured on the front cover of the Nebo School District Christmas Card for 2013. Becca is in Mrs. Sorensens class here at Larsen Elementary! Congratulations Becca and WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!!
On December 18, 2013 Larsen Elementary was presented with a check from Sonic Drive Inn for Larsens Sonic Night. Larsens Sonic night was a huge success and a big Thank you to all of the families and students who helped support our Larsen Sonic night and earn money for our school. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!
Larsen Elementary recently held their annual Christmas Choir Concert of 2013. Students from both 5th and 6th grade performed favorites such as “Hot Cup of Cocoa,” “Holiday Blessings,” “Joy in Jerusalem,” and more for students and parents. They even played hand bells for a couple of the musical numbers. It was a great evening! These dedicated students have been practicing before and afterschool several times a week for the past several months and it definitely showed. This year the boys in the choir performed a special version of frosty the snowman. We absolutely love our Larsen choir and love to hear all of their hard work and dedication pay off. A big thank you to Mrs. Peery for helping out and our wonderful Mrs. Johnson. Way To Go Leopards!!
Last week our 5th grade students completed the 10 week DARE program and held their graduation on Friday December 6, 2013. Students successfully completed the requirements of D.A.R.E. and in order to receive their graduation certificates, students participated in class discussions and activities, learned songs, and wrote thoughtful essays on why it is important to stay away from drugs and other harmful substances. The vision of D.A.R.E. is to create, “A world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.” The D.A.R.E. program teaches students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and responsible lives. Additionally, it establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. The students favored the audience with 3 awesome songs and several students from each of the 2 classes were chosen to read their essay. The 4 students who were chosen to read their essays were:
Mrs. Mantilla's Class - Kayden Cruz and Mandy Watson
Mr. Teuscher's Class - Isaac Wahinehookae and Ashley Hansen.
Also Jorge Ventura from Mr. Teuschers class and Claire Hulet from Mrs. Mantillas class won the "Daren" mascot lions! For participating in the D.A.R.E program our awesome 5th grade students also received a T-shirt that they can wear with Larsen pride! Our DARE officer, Officer DeWitt always makes D.A.R.E fun and we want to give a big Thank You to Officer DeWitt and all of parents for supporting our 5th grade students in this worthwhile program. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!
Our Kindergarten classes recently held their annual Thanksgiving feast and got to eat a wonderful early Thanksgiving dinner. They all dressed up and practiced their very best manners, tried new things and had a wonderful afternoon. We want to thank all of the moms and class helpers who helped out and brought food and goodies for our Kindergarten students. WAY TO GO LEOPADS!!