The Spanish Fork Rotary instigated a giving tree for students in need in Nebo School District. Business and individuals donated clothes, food, shoes, hygiene supplies and other items to the Dragon Pantry to help bring Christmas to families in need.
“This is our second year doing this,” Tracy Frandsen said. Tracy and his wife Pat helped head up the program this year. “We’ve received almost double from last year and this makes us excited to do it again.”
Word has it there is Christmas Cheer afoot! Thanks to the generosity of Nebo Credit Union members, local schools, and credit union employees, Nebo CU was able to purchase 900 pairs of quality shoes for children in 42 schools and 4 support programs within Nebo School District. Nebo CU began its Warm the Soles Program in 2000, and has been providing shoes at Christmas time ever since. The Credit Union works closely with schools to anonymously determine children in need, then goes to work purchasing, organizing, wrapping, and delivering the shoes.
Hobble Creek Elementary had a special visitor, Kristen Betts, Nebo School Board of Education President, read a Christmas story to Miss Johnson's fourth-grade class. The story book was Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree. Mrs. Betts talked about the nice message in the story and handed out treats shaped like Christmas Trees so the students could remember the message. Miss Johnson’s class was thrilled with the Christmas message. Thank you Jasie Hawkes for inviting Mrs. Betts to Hobble Creek Elementary.
Brockbank brought the Christmas spirit to the December Board Meeting with a delightful presentation of “A Brockbank Christmas Carol.”
Principal Larraine Nelson first addressed the Board and thanked them for their support of the students at Brockbank. She spoke about the exciting things that were happening there and how proud she was of the students.
Brent Coffman was recognized by the Utah Association of School Psychologists with the Lifetime Achievement Award in November 2017. Brent is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Nebo School District and has served as a school psychologist for 19 years with Nebo and 2 years in other districts.
Jennelle Youngs, sixth-grade teacher at Foothills Elementary, is one of Nebo’s up and coming teachers! She is always looking for ways to integrate technology in her classroom to make a greater impact on student learning. She set up her Google Classroom early in the school year, which she notes is making life a lot easier on her as a teacher when it comes to managing student workflow. She is always eager to learn new ways to engage, motivate, and raise the level of what is expected when it comes to student performance in her class.
The Nebo School Board of Education, in December board meeting, congratulated the Spanish Fork Marching Band as the 1A State Champions and the Maple Mountain Marching Band as the 2A State Champions for 2017. #nebohero #engagestudents #studentsuccess #empowerstudents
Following are the team-members awarded: