Welcome to "Whoville" Sierra Bonita -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge


Sierra Bonita had a delightful surprise on Wednesday, April 17. The Utah Office of Education Superintendent, Martell Menlove, and Utah School Board of Education member, Tami Pyfer, dropped in to see Sierra Bonita’s “Seussical the Musical”.

This illustrious groups was welcomed to “Whoville” by Principal Mike Larsen

State School Board Accepting Comments Proposed Handwriting Standards


The Utah State Board of Education is now accepting public comments on its proposed handwriting standards for inclusion in the elementary language arts standards. The public can both view the standards and comment on them through the Utah State Office of Education website. The direct link is www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/langartelem/Proposed-additions-Comment.aspx. The link is also available under “Popular Links” on the office’s homepage, www.schools.utah.gov.

Nebo Elementary Debate Winners

Carol Day

Hobble Creek, Mapleton Elementary, and Brockbank Elementary fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in the Nebo School District Elementary Debate on March 20.  The debate was hosted by Hobble Creek and judged by students from Springville High School, Maple Mountain High School, and Salem Hills High School. This year's resolution is: “Resolved that the State of Utah substantially increase its support of nuclear electrical generation within its borders.”

The following students placed at the Nebo District Debate and will be competing at the State Debate Competition.

Mrs. Patten at Taylor Elementary Develops Young Artists -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

By Shalee Hiskey

Elementary students love to be creative and inventive; luckily for Taylor Elementary School, Chris Patten, the Art Specialist, loves to teach creativity. Mrs. Patten teaches first through sixth grade at Taylor Elementary. She teaches art forms including Egyptian sculpting to visual art. Mrs. Patten instructs around 360 students every week. Each grade level develops a specific project.

Kali Brown Appointed Principal of Spanish Oaks Elementary

Lana Hiskey

Mrs. Susan Huff will be retiring at the end of this school year. The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Kali Brown as the Principal of Spanish Oaks Elementary for Nebo School District.

Mrs. Brown is currently the Facilitator and Intern Coach for Santaquin Elementary. She has taught second grade and transitional kindergarten at Sage Creek and Art City Elementary Schools in Nebo School District. Mrs. Brown graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education as well as a master’s degree in Education Administration from Southern Utah University.