Superintendent Accepts State Representative Mike McKell's Challenge


State Representative Mike McKell of District 66 challenged Nebo School District Superintendent Rick Nielsen to take the Ice Bucket Challenge on August 29, 2014. Representative McKell offered to give Nebo Education Foundation $500 to go towards teacher grants for the school district. 

Superintendent Nielsen then offered the Ice Bucket Challenge to Cody Hughes, Superintendent of Tintic Schools, and Chris Helvey, Superintendent of Freedom Prep Academy. If they accept the challenge, Nebo’s Superintendent will give both schools the bus that they requested. 

SHS Admin and Staff take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Carey White SHS News Adviser

During Springville High’s traditional “Hello Assembly” on Thursday, August 28, SHS administration and staff took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to promote student and staff donations to the ALS foundation in an effort to increase research in combating this debilitating disease.   ALS is often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”   

Springville FFA Hosts Farmers Market

Springville FFA members are encouraged to maintain a project related to agriculture as part of their learning experience in agriculture education. They have a variety of projects a few projects students have are laying hens, raising bees and harvesting the honey, harvesting Alpaca fibers and making things from it, as well as FFA members have adopted a row at a 3/4 acre vegetable garden. Using their marketing and sales skills the FFA members are now holding a weekly farmers market that is open to the public. They are selling the items they have produced with their projects.

Nebo Bests Utah ACT Scores

Lana Hiskey & Mark Peterson

Utah keeps top ACT spot in nation among states testing ALL students and Nebo bests Utah.
In 2013, nine states had all high school juniors take the ACT college entrance exam and Utah students placed first in the nation among that group. In 2014, an even dozen states had full participation in ACT tests. Utah students still hold the highest composite score among those 12 states, according to data released this week by ACT.

Nebo students bests Utah’s composite score and the nations. Nebo’s composite score is 21.5 compared to Utah’s 20.8.

Nebo PEAK Performer from the Past–Bryan “Doc” Tobler


Nebo PEAK Performer from the Past–Bryan “Doc” Tobler

Nebo School District honors PEAK (Positive Energy And Kindness) Performers at the August Opening Institute that welcomes all 3,800 educators back for a new school year. 

In 1972, Bryan Tobler was chosen to be the new band teacher at Springville High in the Nebo School District teaching grades 6 through 12 at Springville Middle, Springville Junior, and Springville High Schools.

PEAK Performer from the Past--David C. Dahlquist


PEAK Performer from the Past--David C. Dahlquist

David C. Dahlquist, affectionately known as Mr. “D” to his students, was the choral director at Payson High School from 1975 until his retirement in 2005.  In those thirty years, not only did the choral program grow from two choirs and fifty singers to five choirs with close to 400 singers, the program added an Advanced Placement Music Theory class. Mr. Dahlquist also outlasted eight principals.  His choir alumni number is over 2,100.

Welcome Back - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Welcome back!

Nebo School District mission statement:
We engage, empower, and collaborate to ensure student success.

Student Success:
We focus on preparing all students to succeed in school and life.

We prepare students for active participation in school and the global community.

We empower students to acquire and develop knowledge, skills, and talents.

New Springville Junior Ribbon Cutting

Lana Hiskey

Springville Junior High held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, August 18, 10:00 a.m. Principal Ken Van Ausdal welcomed future students, Springville City officials, state representatives, Nebo School District personnel, school employees, and parents.

“We understand opening the new Springville Junior represents a unique opportunity for us to renew ourselves to our profession,” Van Ausdal said. “We as a faculty and staff have accepted to pledge to ‘Do One Thing’ for improvement. One person can make a difference.” 

Two Days of Educated Entertainment

Lana Hiskey

Over one-hundred students from all of Nebo School District’s junior high schools participate in the two-day Nebo Shakespeare Academy. This fun-filled summer event features ice-breaker games, theatre motion, voice technique, acting competitions, food, and FUN! 

Mapleton Junior High School was full of excitement and energy as students learned the value of good collaboration and healthy competition. 

First Time Using Online Applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits


A first for Nebo’s Food Service is to use online applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits. This state-of-the-art web based application for on-line applications is easy and convenient to use.

The bottom line of online applications? It is private and convenient, green technology, cost effective by reducing operational costs, available in Spanish, and SAFE and SECURE.