Youth School Board meets with Nebo School Board -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

A highlight for the Nebo School Board of Education is to meet with students from each of the high schools on a quarterly basis. Each Youth Board representative is selected by his/her principal to be a spokesperson for their school. The Youth Board consists of: Kayla Ellis and Thor Vest at Maple Mountain High, Shantell Smith and Jake Craig at Payson High, Levi Stone and Hannah Tambasco at Salem Hills High, Matt Stevens and Ella Warnock at Spanish Fork High, Stephen Nelsen and Elsie Rowe at Springville High, and Janessa Wing and Adam Perez at Landmark High.

Principal Susan Huff Receives Achievement Award

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Principal Susan Huff of Spanish Oaks Elementary was awarded the 2012 David O. McKay School of Education Alumni Achievement Award.  Mrs. Huff spent eighteen years in the classroom and taught first and fourth grades. She served as a clinical faculty associate in the BYU-Public School Partnership and is a local and national educational consultant. In the past, Principal Huff was awarded the Utah Rookie Principal of the year, Nebo District’s Instructional Leader of the Year, the Utah Reading Principal of the Year, and most recently the National Distinguished Principal Award.

Nebo’s Health Fair -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

The Nebo Health Fair at Salem Junior High provided all Nebo employees and their families with the opportunity to receive flu shots as well as receive free biometric screenings including non-fasting cholesterol, high blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI).

Don't forget October's Challenge as part of the Gimmie 5 Wellness Program
The Challenge: Exercise five days a week for at least a total of 20 days. Team competition held at participating schools. Teams with the highest percent compliant will be a school champion.

Utah Physical Education Teacher of the Year Amber Hall MMHS

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Amber Hall, physical education department chair at Maple Mountain High, was named the Utah High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year 2012 by the Utah Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance (UAHPERD).

Amber was hired at Maple Mountain High School on the condition that she develop a fitness-based physical education program.  Through her leadership, Maple Mountain now has a completely fitness-based physical education program.  It includes courses such as CrossFit, Zumba, Pilates, Aerobics, Kickboxing and other lifetime activities. 

Spanish Fork High Receives Award from UVU -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

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Utah Valley University (UVU) awarded Spanish Fork High with the most concurrent enrollment students in Utah Valley. Spanish Fork has over 700 students currently enrolled in classes where they receive college credit. Possibly 62 percent of the students are receiving college credit (unless the same student is enrolled in more than one class).  Spanish Fork High offers classes in chemistry, auto body, English, health, Math 1010, Math 1050, music, nutrition, physical and sports education, and Spanish.

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