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June 2016

Macey’s Donates to Local Schools

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:18am
Bill Summers & Principal Larraine Nelson

Macey’s grocery store and manager, Bill Summers, delivered large checks to Nebo Schools. Through Macey’s Schools Cents program,  Nebo parents signed up to give a percentage back to their school. The schools used the money to purchase additional technology and supplies desperately needed for the students.

These Nebo schools received the following donations for a total of $31,677:
Brockbank - $2,315
Canyon - $5,493
East Meadows - $5,193
Larsen - $10,000
Park - $2,566
Rees - $2,648
Sierra Bonita - $1,369
Spanish Oaks - 2,093

One Third-Grade Teacher Instills the Love of Music

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:35am
Lana Hiskey
Mrs. Roberts third-grade students performing on the violin

Instead of using boom whackers, rhythm sticks and bells to integrate music curriculum in her third-grade class, Pam Roberts chose to use violins. Roberts is in her second year of teaching violin to her third graders at Foothills Elementary. For the performance for family and friends, the students memorized nine songs and each had a speaking part in the program. 

Governor Herbert visits Maple Ridge for STEM

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Fri, 06/24/2016 - 9:34am
Monica Bair
Governor Herbert visits Maple Ridge for STEM

This past month, Governor Gary Herbert along with Dave Elkington, CEO and founder of Inside Sales and representatives from Domo and Qualtric, visited Maple Ridge Elementary.  Inside Sales, in partnership with Governor Herbert, has advocated for more computer science education in the classroom.  Throughout this school year, representatives from Inside Sales have come every Friday to teach students about coding.  Students have learned basic principles of coding and how to create their own algorithms.  

Grants Awarded in June by the Nebo Education Foundation

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 2:08pm
Lana Hiskey
Nebo Education Foundation Board

The Nebo Education Foundation is composed of 20 volunteer board members who live in cities serviced by Nebo School District.  Board members meet each month to review and award grant requests, consider fund-raising avenues and other items that advance the educational opportunities for Nebo School District students.  Many of the donations received are for selected projects, yet a substantial amount is available for the greatest need.  Greatest need monies are considered for grants submitted by area schools. 

Outstanding Science Students Impress Nebo School Board of Education

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Thu, 06/16/2016 - 9:54am
Lana Hiskey
Dallas Jensen and Hayden Heaton

On June 8, Dallas Jensen and Hayden Heaton, from Mt. Nebo Junior in Nebo School District, impressed the Nebo School Board of Education with their Internationally acclaimed “Pollution Solution” project. 

These fine young scientists, ninth-graders to be exact, just returned from traveling to Houston, Texas, where they competed in the International Science Fair called International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering & Environment) Project Olympiad I-SWEEEP.  


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