Safety is a Priority with Nebo School District

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Safety is a priority of Nebo School District officials, school principals, teachers, and staff. With the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, Nebo School District officials sent instructions to all principals and schools in the district on Friday, the morning of the tragedy, and again on Monday reminding schools of current district safety practices and procedures.

Teachers Selected to Attend Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute

Jenn Sorenson and Deana Coates, fifth-grade teachers at Park Elementary, and Kelly Cole, Honors U.S. History at Diamond Fork Junior, were selected as grant recipients to participate in the Summer 2013 Field Study with Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute and sponsored by Driven 2 Teach.

The Driven 2 Teach program takes teachers out of the classroom and to the very places where history happened. The honored teachers travel there so they can teach history here. This experiences then elevate and enhance history for their students.

Read Today Program

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Students at Park View Elementary and Wilson Elementary received a wonderful surprise from KSL Chopper 5. It landed at Park View Elementary about 1:20 in the afternoon in connection with the Read Today program supported by Mayor Rick Moore, the city council, and local businesses.

Zions Bank donated $1,000 worth of books to these two schools. The students love their new books!

Federal Changes to School Lunch Guidelines

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The Federal Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, told Congress in a letter Friday that the Agriculture Department will do away with daily and weekly limits of meats and grains. Several lawmakers said they are hearing from constituents who say their kids are hungry at school. School Administrators have also complained that maximums on grains and meats are too limiting.
           

Artwork Depicting the Powell Expedition at Mapleton Elementary

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Art Meets History, a Utah Arts Council Traveling Exhibition Program exhibit, is for public view at Mapleton Elementary. Sponsored by Mapleton Elementary, the exhibition features 22 sepia drawings created by Utah artist William Dean Fausett that retrace the historic exploration of the West undertaken by Civil War Major John Wesley Powell in 1869.

"The exhibit is an interesting study in values both in the use of yellows and browns and in the historical stories effort and risks of the artworks."