Nebo School District Retirees 2013

Kelly Anderson, Springville Junior High

Kelly J. Anderson
Girls PE Teacher, Springville Jr. High School
29 years of service in Nebo

Marilyn Anthony
6th Grade Teacher, Orchard Hills Elementary School
28 years of service in Nebo, and 2 years in other
“I have made many wonderful friendships in students and fellow teachers.  Their enthusiasm lifts everyone around them.  I am excited to be able to spend time with my family and rediscover a lot of things I’ve forgotten how to do.”

Spanish Fork Mayor Andersen Presents Check to Nebo School Board of Education

Lana Hiskey
Nebo School Board President Rick Ainge and Mayor Wayne Andersen

Spanish Fork Mayor, Wayne Andersen, presented a check to the Nebo School Board of Education on May 8, 2013. This $74,675 came from the Wind Mill development at the mouth of the canyon. Both the city and Nebo School District agreed to give some tax breaks for the initial development of the property so this developed property would provide more funds in the future. Over the last four years, Nebo School District has received $282,692.

Mayor Andersen said, “We appreciate our partnership with Nebo School District in many ways. We have a wonderful relationship.”

Nebo District Science Fair Celebrations -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Gabi Smith

Nebo School District students were well represented at the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair (CUSEF) with 131 district winners. Five winners presented to the Nebo School Board of Education Wednesday.

Hobble Creek Elementary student, Gabi Smith, won the Broadcom Masters Award, Ira A. Fulton Grand Award, and the Physical Science-Chemistry Grand Champion for her science project concerning which fruit has the highest vitamin C–oranges is the correct answer.

Principal Carl Swenson Honored with Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education

Lana Hiskey
Principal Carl Swenson Honored with Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education

Principal Carl Swenson Honored with Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education

Carl Swenson, principal of Payson Junior High, received the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education. Carl is the most outspoken student advocate to promote student success across all educational playing fields stated part of his nomination.

Effective school research continues to validate that the single most effective person to foster student achievement and outcome is the classroom teacher followed directly by the building principal.

Nebo's "Monster Concert"

Students Performing at "Monster Concert"

On April 23, 2013, Nebo School District held its annual "Monster Concert" at Salem Hills High School. The concert featured sixth-grade students from throughout the district whom are learning to play string instruments in early morning programs at their schools. Their instructors took turns conducting the 300 students on various pieces they have been learning. The event was coordinated by District Elementary Music Specialist, Jeri Crosby, and hosted by the staff of Salem Hills High.

State Awards at Film and Broadcast Festival - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge


The following placed at the state Film and Broadcast Festival. Congratulations for "Letting it Shine!"

Advanced Learning Center (ALC) Film and Broadcast Festival
1st Place: 5 Second Comedy
2nd Place: Original Song               
3rd Place: Animation
3rd Place: Music Video
3rd lace: Highlight Video

Maple Mountain High Film and Broadcast Festival
1st Place: Public Service Announcement
Honorable Mention: Public Service Announcement

Nebo’s Teachers of the Year 2013

Kristie McMurdie Nebo's Teacher of the Year

Nebo District’s Teacher of the Year Kristie McMurdie 2013

Kristie McMurdie – Maple Mountain High
Kristie loves to help students realize what they are capable of. Her philosophy is simple and pure: Every student can learn and should have the opportunity to reach their personal potential. Kristie has been instrumental in establishing the Special Education programs and meeting students’ needs.  She has been a mentor and has built cohesiveness between teachers. Kristie has a caring attitude towards others.