Brookside Elementary Has Earned The U.S. Energy Star Award

Brookside Elementary News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:04pm
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

Brookside Elementary uses 35% less energy and generates 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation!


  • For more than 20 years, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program has identified the most energy-efficient products, buildings, plants, and new homes – all based on the latest government-backed standards.
  • The program was created in 1992 to help businesses and individuals save energy and fight climate change. Today, every ENERGY STAR label is verified by a rigorous third-party certification process.

What does ENERGY STAR certification signify?

  • ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy performance and many other metrics, including occupancy, hours of operation, and more.
  • ENERGY STAR is the only environmental program in the United States that certifies energy efficiency based on actual, verified energy performance and objective measures of performance, providing a guarantee of savings.
  • ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use an average 35 percent less energy, cause an average 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers, and they also meet strict requirements regarding occupant comfort.
  • ENERGY STAR is recognized by more than 85 percent of the American public and tied with the Good Housekeeping® seal as the most influential consumer emblem in the nation.

What are the benefits of ENERGY STAR certification?

  • Lower operating costs: ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use, on average, 35 percent less energy than similar buildings nationwide. The cost savings can be substantial. For example, ENERGY STAR certified office buildings cost $0.50 less per square foot to operate than their peers. In 2015, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants saved $1.7 billion, or an average of more than $250,000 per building.
  • Connect with your community: Americans are big believers in doing the right thing, and they expect the same of the professionals in their communities. More than 65 percent of adults like to do business with environmentally responsible companies3. More than 80 percent of workers are attracted by an employer with an environmental reputation. Roughly half of workers said they would forgo higher pay or a promotion to work for an organization with a good reputation4.
  • Higher occupancy rates: ENERGY STAR certified buildings have higher occupancy rates when compared to similar buildings. A 2008 study conducted by the University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate showed that ENERGY STAR certification gave a roughly 4 percent boost to occupancy rates.2
  • Increased asset value: Maintaining high energy performance over time increases the likelihood of higher building valuation due to higher net operating income from energy cost savings. Experienced managers of large portfolios of ENERGY STAR certified buildings interviewed for one study1 confirm that ENERGY STAR helps increase building value. ENERGY STAR certified buildings generate more income when compared to similar buildings.2
  • Lease to federal tenants: If you want to lease your space to a federal tenant, your buildings must be ENERGY STAR certified. (Executive Order 13514 mandates that Federal Agencies may only lease space in ENERGY STAR certified buildings.)
    • Hedge against future mandates: Numerous cities and states have passed legislation containing energy efficiency mandates for commercial new construction projects and existing buildings. The vast majority of them incorporate ENERGY STAR and Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. The trend is growing every year as more cities and states seek ways to reduce costs and emissions. By earning the ENERGY STAR now, you’re in a better position to respond to any future laws or mandates. See the list of legislation and campaigns leveraging ENERGY STAR.
    • Protect the environment: A building isn’t environmentally friendly unless it’s energy efficient. ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program for certifying energy-efficient buildings. That’s why green building rating systems across the nation include ENERGY STAR. Whether you’re pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Globes, or the U.S. Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings, ENERGY STAR certification will ensure your building uses less energy and leaves a smaller carbon footprint.
Categories: Elementary, Springville

Mrs. Dimmick's Third Grade Art Museum

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 2:43pm

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Mrs. Dimmick’s class has been working hard this term on their art work.  They have been working on skills such as: perseverance, hard work, decision making, problem solving, sequencing, proportions, size, balance, and thinking and reasoning. They are presenting their work in an art show for their parents.  They were asked by the BYU Arts Partnership if they could come and make a video about the students work. Some students were interviewed and we look forward to seeing the interest piece.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

6th Grade SEP

Salem Elementary News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 2:32pm

Click here for our SEP information


Categories: Elementary, Salem

No School Friday March 16th, 2018

East Meadows Elementary News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 2:20pm

Remember that there is no school Friday March 16th, 2018

Have a safe and great weekend!!!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Frog Dissection Biology In 3rd Grade!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 1:50pm
Attributions: Holly Brunt
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On Monday, March 12th BYU biology students came to our 3rd grade classrooms. In small groups of 4 or 5 students, the BYU students led a frog dissection and discussion. Our 3rd graders LOVED this opportunity to learn more about frogs and biology. A big thank you to Jamie Jensen for arranging this fun opportunity for us. 

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Writing Contest Winners

Mapleton Elementary News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:36pm
Attributions: Cheryl Thurgood
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The winners of the Mapleton Elementary writing contest were just announced. There is no shortage of creativity at Mapleton. There were many amazing stories turned in.  All entries will become part of the Mapleton library collection and will be available for kids to check out. Congratulations to all of our incredible authors!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Harry Potter Library Adventure

Mapleton Elementary News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:03am
Attributions: Cheryl Thurgood
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In March the 4th graders took a little trip to Hogwarts via the library. They each received a wand, could choose their Patronus, and have their picture taken for their own Sirius Black Wanted poster.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Library Fun

Mapleton Elementary News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:34am
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The library has really been hopping the last few months. In February, the 5th and 6th graders tried library speed dating and discovered some great new books. There were also a lot of brave souls that went on a "blind date" and took a chance on something different. It was a wonderful way to get kids reading books they may not have tried.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Book Fair

Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 7:25am
Attributions: Jackie Huish Steiner
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Hey, cool cats! Have you stopped by the book fair yet?! We'll be open all day, during SEP Conferences. Don't forget to check your teacher's wish list and see who your teacher's pets are. If you don't get a chance to come by in person, please feel free to shop online at Thanks!!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Mr. Lai Receives PEAK Award

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:32pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey and Teresa Jordan

March 2018 Nebo PEAK Award Winners

Nebo School District wants to showcase our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education. The award is administered by the Communications and Community Relations Department.

Doug Lai, Teacher, Spring Lake Elementary
Nominated by: Teresa Jordan
“It is an honor to recognize Doug Lai for a Peak Award. He provides exceptional service at Spring Lake Elementary every single day. In addition to teaching fifth grade, he is our resident technology guru. He faithfully manages all of our social media accounts, updates and maintains our website, takes care of all technology related needs and issues at the school and is always there to lend a hand to anyone at any time. He often gives up his planning time or stays beyond his contract hours to help with needs around the school. Doug goes above and beyond expectations in other areas as well. To share just a few examples, he helped coordinate gifts and flowers for a family who had lost their father to cancer, contributed money to help a family in need, donated time and materials for student events and spent hours cutting out key chains and cookie cutters for our students on his 3D printer at home. Just last week, a student was missing and Mr. Lai was the first one to jump in his vehicle and drive the neighborhoods until the student was found.”

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Students of the Week - March 9th

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:56pm
Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Students of the Week - March 2nd

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:56pm
Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Kindergarten PRE Registration

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:52pm

 It is time for Kindergarten PRE-Registration for the 2018-2019 school year! 

Please read and follow the detailed instructions on the attached link; these will walk you step by step successfully through this NEW process.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Term 3 SEP Sign-up Links

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:52pm


 Walking Report Cards (see teachers for times)   First Grade  Mrs. Flake -  Mrs. Hayes -  Miss Sayers -   Second Grade Mrs. Bingham -  Mrs. Christensen -  Mrs. Pugh -   Third Grade Mrs. Homewood - Walking Report Card (see teacher for times)  Mrs. Foote - Walking Report Card (see teacher for times)  Mrs. Mc Afee/Brunt -   Fourth Grade Walking Report Cards (see teachers for times)   Fifth Grade Walking Report Cards (see teachers for times)   Sixth Grade  Miss Burton -  Mrs. Corfield -  Miss Harper -  Miss Ramirez -

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Congratulations to Mr. Burraston!

Rees Elementary News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 1:58pm
Attributions: Photo: Adam Gull
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Our very own Mr. Burraston, AKA "Mr. Jimmy," received an awesome award today.  Jimmy was awarded the Outstanding Support Staff by the District 10 PTA.  Anyone who knows Jimmy knows what an amazing person he is.  Not only does he scrub and shine the school, he does it with a giant smile.  He is a delight to work with and we appreciate everything he does to make sure Rees is a safe and happy place to be. We love Mr. Jimmy!!  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

No School Friday March 16th

Larsen Elementary News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 1:04pm

Just a reminder that there is NO school Friday, March 16th district wide.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Walking Report Card SEP Conferences Reminder

Larsen Elementary News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:53pm

Just a reminder about our SEP conferences tomorrow, March15th, from 3:00-5:00 PM and 5:30-7:30 PM.  Please choose a time that is best for you and come see all the amazing things your students have been learning.  We hope to see you all there!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Dudes & Donuts

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:07pm
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We had another succesful turnout for Dudes & Donuts! Students were able to read books while enjoying a donut. We handed out over 600 donuts!!! Thank you for supporting this great program.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Kindergarten Pre-Registration

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:40am

Pre-Registration helps us to predict the number of students needing placement in the 2018-2019 school year.

If you have any neighbors or friends the have kindergarten age students for next fall, that is in our catchment please let them know about our pre-registration!

When you praticipate in pre-registration, you created an SIS account if you did not have one previously. You will need this account information to complete the registration process in July.


Please go to your schools website and select the Registration tab. There you will see steps to register your student online.

When you select the ASPIRE STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM, you will need to decide which selection applies to you. Please read the descriptions to decide which best fits you.


If your student has NEVER been enrolled or registered in any school in Nebo School District, you will choose from the left side of the screen. IF YOUR STUDENT IS ADVANCING TO A HIGHER GRADE AND MOVING SCHOOLS, THEY ARE NOT NEW IN NEBO, PLEASE SELECT FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN.

  • If your student is new to Nebo School District schools but you have a current parent account please choose LOGIN AND REGISTER STUDENT and log in with your current parent username and password. When you log in, choose Register New Student.

      For example; you are registering a Preschool student or Kindergartener and you have older students attending Nebo Schools, you will log in with your current parent account and choose Register New Student.


  • If you are new to Nebo School District please choose REGISTER NEW STUDENT(S)


If your student is currently attending or has attended a Nebo School District School in the past, you will choose from the right side of the screen. The following statements will help you decide which to choose.

  • If your student has ever in years past been or currently is enrolled in a school at Nebo School District. Nebo School District boundaries are from Springville to Santaquin. If you are unsure, please feel free to ask the school secretary or email


  • If you already have an Aspire account, log in with your parent log in and select your student to register your student. LOGIN AND REGISTER STUDENT.


  • If your student is CURRENTLY attending a school in Nebo School District or has ever been enrolled in a school within Nebo but you do not have a username, please choose REQUEST USERNAME.

You will need your students SIS#. _________________________


  • If you cannot remember your username or password please click FORGOT PASSWORD.

Your username is: ______________________.

The email tied to your username is: ____________________.


To finish Student registration, please complete all steps.

  1. Select correct school year

  2. Select school your student will attend

  3. Select the grade your student will be in

  4. Complete the screens as directed.

Please remember after you have completed the registration process, your student is now registered. Enrollment into the school is pending proper documents being submitted to the school. After your documents are brought into the school and verified, your student will be enrolled into the school.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact your school secretary for information.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork