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November 2012

Students Experience the Nation's Capitol -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 4:12pm
Students at Mt. Vernon

Students from many of our high schools have the opportunity of going to Washington D.C. to see and learn about our National Capitol through Close Up or a U.S. History and Government Trip to Washington D.C. Recently, these students from Maple Mountain High returned with a greater understanding of our Nation’s Capitol and government.

Spanish Fork Junior English Teacher, Rillene Nielsen Presents Nationally

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 3:31pm
Co-presenters Alisha Adams (Mapleton Junior High), Sirpa Griersen (BYU) and Rillene Nielsen (Spanish Fork Junior High) prepare t

Spanish Fork Junior High English teacher, Rillene Nielsen, had the distinguished opportunity of presenting at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada. During a November 17 Saturday breakout session, Nielsen and her co-presenters led a philosophical discussion, encouraging English teachers to see themselves as “Englishists” whose specialty lies in the literature they love.

Billi Robbins Recognized by BYU Leadership Preparation Program

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 3:23pm
Billi Robbins

Billi Robbins faces the challenge of balancing her work, school, internship and family, but she meets it with determination. She recently received a department scholarship for her excellent work.  Billi is a graduate student in the BYU School Leadership program studying to become a school administrator.

Billi’s love for teaching blossomed at an early age. She has many educators in her family and always knew she wanted to make a difference for children. Her own elementary teachers also inspired her to become an educator.

Finalist for the Presidential Award

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 3:51pm
Julie Hammari

Julie Hammari, teacher at East Meadows Elementary was selected as a Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching for 2012 in the area of K-6 Science for the state of Utah! Julie is one of three finalists in the state for this award. 

A panel of experts in science education reviewed the outstanding materials of educators from across the state, and there were many exemplary teachers. The committee was impressed with Julie’s teaching as well as her teaching reflection.

Nebo District One of Five Districts Recognized on the AP® District Honor Roll

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 6:25pm
Lana Hiskey
Graduating Seniors

Spanish Fork, Utah— Nebo School District placed on the College Board’s 3rd Annual AP® District Honor Roll for significant gains in Advanced Placement® Access and Student Performance. Nebo School District is one of 539 school districts across 44 of the 50 states in the U.S. and Canada for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement® course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

Students Providing Service

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 11:52am
Landmark Students Providing Service

Service is the key to enriching lives—both the one offering and the one receiving the service are blessed as a result of it.  At Landmark High School, the Nebo School District’s alternative high school, students are given the opportunity to perform meaningful service throughout the school year.  It is an integral part of the culture we are trying to build and the experience we provide.

Brookside intervention specialist, Ginger Harrison, Receives Service Award

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 11:42am
Alicia Rudd, Principal; Ginger Harrison, intervention specialist; and Annette Lyons, PTA President

Brookside intervention specialist, Ginger Harrison, received the Excellence in Service Award given by the Springville-Mapleton PTA Council and Brookside PTA. Only one award is given at Brookside each year. Ginger was recognized with this award because of her diligent work as an employee at Brookside School as well as her many volunteer efforts there.


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