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March 2013

First Place State Goalball -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 9:51am
Moises Cerda From SHS Wins First Place

Moises Cerda from SHS wins First Place in the Secondary Division and Jacob Reeves from Sierra Bonita wins First Place in the Elementary Division at the Utah State Goalball Tournament.

Visually impaired students in Nebo District have participated in goalball practices since December. Goalball is a sport designed specifically for blind and visually impaired individuals. It can be fast-paced depending on the experience and ability levels of the players.

MJHS Concert Band at Prestigious State Band Festival -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:24pm
Lana Hiskey
Mapleton Junior High Concert Band

Mapleton Junior High Concert Band was selected and performed at the prestigious Junior High State Band Festival at the University of Utah in the beautiful Libby Gardner Concert Hall. 
Emily Smith, Mapleton Junior concert band director, said that their band was one of the top 15 bands to be invited through audition. The band worked diligently to prepare for this event.

Mt. Loafer Receives Grant from Nebo Education Foundation

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:48am
Electronic piano

Mt. Loafer has had a tradition of focusing on the fine arts; it began with Principal Roger Bushman.  He purchased 15 electronic pianos and hired a piano teacher. Each student, in grades third through sixth, had a half-hour each week of piano lessons.  Through the wear and tear of many years of use, the piano lab is no longer available to students. Our community wants to keep music alive in our school.  By purchasing ukuleles and xylophones, all students will once again receive weekly instruction in reading music and playing pitched instruments; giving Mt.

Jethro Gillespie Chosen as National Art Teacher of the Year

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:13am
Lana Hiskey
Mr. Jethro Gillespie receiving his National Award

The National Art Education Association has named Jethro D. Gillespie, of Spanish Fork, UT, to receive the 2013 Utah Art Educator of the Year Award.  Mr. Gillespie teaches at Maple Mountain High School. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, honors an outstanding member from each state or province association whose service and contribution to art education merits recognition and acclaim. 

Nebo School District Honors Dr. Lynn and Joan Bateman

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 12:59pm
Lana Hiskey
Superintendent Rick Nielsen thanking Dr. Lynn Bateman

The Nebo School District and Nebo Board of Education honored Dr. Lynn and Joan Bateman at Board meeting for their generous donation of two parcels of land in Duchesne County. One parcel was given in the early 1980s and another in the late 1980s. These two 10 acre sites were recently sold. The funds will go to the greatest need in the district. Thank you, Dr. Lynn and Joan Bateman for putting Nebo’s students first.

Kids Cause Honors Service

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 11:20am
Lana Hiskey
Brent Gordon and Bonnie Palmer

Kids Cause was organized 18 years ago for the purpose of providing clothing, medical treatment, vision care, dental care, school supplies and other items that will contribute to the well-being of public school students who are not served by any other community, state, or national agencies.

Riverview Elementary Presented to Nebo Board of Education

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 3:34pm
Lana Hiskey
Riverview Students Presenting at Nebo School Board

Riverview Elementary delighted the Nebo School Board of Education on March 13. Principal Lisa Muirbrook started the evening and said, “Riverview is an amazing place. We are excited to have the opportunity to showcase some of the wonderful things happening.  Mrs. Galt's second grade class has prepared a Reader's Theater, along with a class Big Book and scenery of The Statue of Liberty.”


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