9th Annual Utah County Special Needs Conference

Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

"Empowering the Caregiver" is both the title and the theme of the 9th Annual Utah County Special Needs Conference. The conference serves parents and caregivers of children with special medical needs and will be held Saturday, November 14th, at Mountain View High School, 645 W Center Street, in Orem, UT.

Grants funded by the Nebo Education Foundation - September & October 2009

Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

Brockbank Elementary

Chris Smiley, foundation board member; Lisa Muirbrook, teacher; Principal Alison Hansen; Kaleb Baum, student

Lisa Muirbrook, third-grade teacher at Brockbank Elementary, was awarded a technology grant from the Nebo Education Foundation in October.

Michael Johnson receives Rookie of the Year award

Michael Johnson, principal of Larsen Elementary in Nebo School District received the prestigious "Rookie of the Year" award from the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals (UAESP).

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor's Degree in education from Brigham Young University and Master's Degree in Administration from Southern Utah University. He also holds a Reading Endorsement and English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement from BYU.

Special Education Sports Spectacular Held

By Candi Higley Spanish Fork Press

Eighty-one special education students in junior highs throughout Nebo School District gathered at Mapleton Junior High on Wednesday, October 7th to participate in the 3rd Annual Sports Spectacular. This year’s event brought 230 staff members, peer tutors and participants together to participate in the 10 events that took place throughout the day.

Linda Lewis and JoEdan Parker, directors, have been planning and organizing the event for the past few months.

Don't Miss the Nebo Youth Philharmonic Concert

Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District
The Nebo Youth Philharmonic will be presenting their Fall Concert on October 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Maple Mountain High School located 51 North 2550 East in Spanish Fork. The orchestra is comprised of outstanding music students from throughout Nebo District High Schools. This year's program will feature highlights from the Broadway musical Wicked, Michael Jackson's Thriller, the Corpse Bride, Band of Brothers and more. Admission is free to the public.

Local teacher in movies

Dane Allred, Payson High School drama teacher, has been a detective, Buffalo Bill, a drunken abusive father, the target of an assassination, a mentally-ill man, a suicidal veteran, an ancient actor, the church-lady and a homicidal juvenile delinquent. This time Allred is playing a police officer trying to help find a lost child.

Joe Kelly Principal at Landmark High School Breaks Bricks

By: Trevor Bradford and Chelsea Chlarson writers on "Dragon Tales," Landmark High School Newspaper.

Tuesday, September 29, Landmark High School, in Spanish Fork Utah, held their annual

Mix-it-Up assembly. The assembly was meant for breaking down the bricks and getting rid of cliques in schools. During the assembly Principal Joe Kelly, showed the students an example on using your inner strength and your inner power to break the bricks. Joe is a 3rd degree black belt, he put down four bricks and told everyone how he has only broke three before, never four.

Hope Squad Activity

Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

Hope Squad held a suicide awareness walk where families that had endured suicide, walked 2.2 miles at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center last Saturday, September 26, 2009. Doves were released as part of the program before the walk began. Nebo District had the following participate: Jonathan Lawrence, Callie Johnson, Bailie Baxter, Hope Pemberton, Courtney Droz.