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!!
Larsen 4-H afterschool Chess Club recently held their chess tournament and is proud to announce the winners:
1st place - Adam Jensen
2nd place - Derek Blanthorn
3rd place - Ben and Asher Knopp
4th place - Jackson Smith
5th place - Sam Lopez
6th place - Nick Nielsen
7th place - Bethany Jewkes.
Congratulations to all of our amazing Larsen students who participated in the 4H Chess Club! WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!
Fourth Graders were excited to have a real-life mountain man, Scott Sorenson visit us at Larsen recently. He kept us spell-bound as he told us tall tales as well as true stories about the adventures of real mountain men. We also loved the animal calls he did for us and were excited to learn that we can call a chipmunk by wetting our hand and kissing it. Believe me, we all had to try it. It was very exciting to see all of the furs of the many different animals he brought to show us. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!
Larsen Elementary recently had some very special visitors come to our school to help us honor Veteran's Day. We are so proud of all of our veterans and enjoyed having them come and talk to us this year. We watched a video presentation, and each one of the Veterans and our own Mr. Scoubes, introduced themselves and talked to the students and told us a little about where they have served. It was a very touching and moving assembly reminding us all of what these wonderful Veterans have sacrificed and done for us and our Country so that we can be free. At the end of the assembly we were privileged to have one of the Veterans play "Taps"! It was the great start to a very honorable day!