Utah's Fourth Lighthouse School

Adam Gull

Recently, Park faculty, parents and students rejoiced at the wonderful news of becoming a Lighthouse School.  When you think of a lighthouse, you imagine a beacon illuminating its light in all directions beckoning to the incoming ships there is safety after the storm.  A lighthouse also warns of danger of rocks and other obstacles that stand in the way of reaching the shore.

Students Experience Utah Symphony - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Julie Christofferson

On May 20, 2014 four student's from the Nebo Youth Philharmonic (district honor orchestra) performed side-by-side with the Utah Symphony. It was part of the Utah Symphony's All-Star Evening concert at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. Selected students from 11 state-wide youth symphonies performed. Students from Nebo were Westley Cook, Tate Grimshaw, James Carrington and Jessica Cory.

They performed Academic Festival Overture (Brahms), March from the Love for Three Oranges (Prokofiev) and Capriccio Italien (Tchaikovsky).

July Bright Ideas


The purpose of the Bright Ideas Summer Program is to provide educational opportunities and experiences not usually found in the home or school for bright, accelerated, and highly motivated youth.

Please see the attached flyer for details of the July event.

Nebo School District Retirees 2014

A total of 52 employees are retiring from Nebo School District which represents a total of 1,253 years of service in Nebo School District.

Natalie Anderson
First-Sixth-Grade Teacher – Resource, Special Education – Orchard Hills Elementary School
34 years of service in Nebo
“Thank you to everyone who was part of my Excellent Adventure! Wow!”

Spanish Fork High School Yearbook Staff Receives Recognition for Yearbook

The Spanish Fork High School Yearbook staff has won critical acclaim for their 2013-2014 Yearbook.

USU Eastern and the Utah Rocky Mountain High School Mediafest announced the winning entries in Yearbook Design and Layout with the Spanish Fork Spaniard taking Second Place in Overall Layout and First Place in Cover Design.

In addition to the recognition of winning, USU Eastern extends a cash scholarship award to the submitting editor.  Editor Casey Warren was awarded a $1000 scholarship for the winning cover design for this year's book.

May PEAK Awards

Nebo School District showcases our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education.

May 2014 PEAK Award Winners:

Bobbi Diamond, Secretary, Barnett Elementary
Nominators: Gwen Spencer & Don Applegate

Brookside Teacher, Darla Stapel, Receives Prestigious Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education


Brookside second-grade teacher, Darla Stapel, was honored by Karen Huntsman with the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education. 

Mrs. Stapel was quite surprised when her door opened and in walked Mrs. Huntsman, her family, several members of the faculty and PTA.  Mrs. Huntsman spotlighted Mrs. Stapel and didn't leave until she got her very own second grade "License”; something all of her students have.

SHS Teacher, Priscilla Leek, Receives Prestigious Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education

On Thursday, April 24, Karen Huntsman surprised veteran teacher, Mrs. Priscilla Leek at Springville High School, the highest teaching award bestowed in the state of Utah, the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education. The award’s mission is to recognize, inspire and reward the best teachers, school administrators, and volunteers in Utah for continually seeking ways to improve the quality of education in our public school system.

Tara Hall, SHS Health and Physical Education Teacher, Receives Recognition


Tara Hall, SHS health and physical education teacher, was selected as UAHPERD Teacher of the Year by the Utah Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (UAPHERD). Tara has helped present health curriculum ideas and lesson plans within her district and also at Utah Association UAPHERD conferences. Tara continues to seek opportunities to get ideas from others for new activities that engage students and change behavior.