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August 2013

School Districts Show Positive Trends in Nutrition

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 10:41am
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Reposted from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
School Districts Show Positive Trends in Nutrition

(Reposted from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

School districts nationwide are showing improvements in measures related to nutritional policies, physical education and tobacco policies, according to the 2012 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS).  SHPPS is the largest and most comprehensive survey to assess school health policies.

Nebo and Utah ACT Scores Tops in Nation

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 9:53am
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Lana Hiskey
ACT Graph of Nebo State and National Scores

With an average composite score of 20.7, Utah’s class of 2013 received the highest average score on the ACT college entrance examination among the nine states that showed statistical full participation. Nebo’s class of 2013 did even better with a composite score of 21.8 beating the national composite score of 20.9.

Nebo Employees Experience Opening Institute

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 11:02am
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Students Singing to Nebo Employees at Opening Institute

Answer to Wednesday's Challenge 8/21/13

Over 3,500 Nebo employees enjoyed the Opening Institute that kicks off the school year. This year’s theme was presented by Superintendent Rick Nielsen “Come Join US (Unity and Service). Superintendent Nielsen told three inspiring stories illustrating this theme that included the Lars Madsen story of Sanpete County, Josephine Catherine Chatterley Wood of San Juan County, and his own Westside Elementary story of Nebo School District.

Sage Creek Elementary to Host Chinese Teachers

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 9:21am
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Chinese Teachers An Yang, Li Shu, and Shen Jia

Sage Creek Elementary in Nebo School District was selected to host three native Mandarin-speaking teachers from China for the 2013-14 school year as part of the Chinese Guest Teacher Program, a collaboration of the College Board and China’s Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban. The program places visiting teachers from China in U.S. elementary, middle and high schools for one to three years, in order to jump-start or expand school Chinese language and culture programs.

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