Nebo’s sixth-grade orchestra students from throughout Nebo School District assembled together at Salem Hills High School and Springville High School to perform what they had been learning all year at a Monster Concert. The Monster Concert program started nine years ago with only four schools participating from the Springville area. Now, nearly all the elementary schools in the district that offer elementary beginning strings for sixth-grade students participated
THE PEAK AWARD CUSTOMER SERVICE PROGRAM
Nebo School District wants to showcase our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education. The award is administered by the Communications and Community Relations Department.
LaRaye Gabbitas, crossing guard at Santaquin Elementary, spreads sunshine to all the elementary children who use the crosswalk, as well as those driving by the school with her monthly greeting signs. One cannot miss her “WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL” sign with balloons at the beginning of the year, her Happy Halloween sign, or the “HAVE A GREAT SUMMER” sign with a border of flowers. (She lugs eight quarts of water every day in the spring to water the tulips planted on the corner.)
Nebo School District’s KyLynn James, a Salem Junior High health teacher, was named the Utah Junior High School Health Teacher of the Year by the Utah Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (UAHPERD).
John Allan, Nebo District health specialist, said, “I met Kylynn this summer as we worked on a curriculum project. It took me no time to discover that this teacher had a great command of the curriculum and was a great teacher. Kylynn is a true professional and a great asset to the Salem Junior High faculty.”
During the last week of April, Hayden Heaton and Dallas Jensen, from Mt. Nebo Junior in Nebo School District, traveled to Houston Texas to compete in the International Science Fair called International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering & Environment) Project Olympiad I-SWEEEP. Over 60 countries were represented along with projects from over 40 states. At the science fair, Hayden and Dallas had the opportunity to share their science project, “Pollution Solution,” with judges from across the world for three days of judging and other activities.
The Title VII Indian Education program knows how to celebrate the Native American graduates. These amazing graduates vary greatly. Their interests range from computers to discus throwing, and GPAs range from 2.4 to 3.98. Their college choices range from San Francisco University to Northern Arizona. Yet, all graduates share a common thread - these students have indigenous ancestry.
The Nebo Education Foundation board met on May 3, 2016, to discuss the many grants and needs across the district. This Foundation Board functions through generous donations made by individuals and businesses as well as fundraisers where all the money goes to educate students in Nebo School District.