Rotary Secret Santa

Shalee H. Taylor

The lights are strung, the snow is sparkling all around, and there’s a bit more cheer in peoples’ countenances. It truly is “the most wonderful time of the year.” And with this magical time derives love and charity, something the Spanish Fork Rotary is continually focusing their efforts on all year long. This season the Spanish Fork Rotary has teamed up with Nebo School District’s Dragon Pantry for the third year in a row, to provide clothing and food for those students and families in our educational community.

Nebo Advanced Learning Center Aviation Students

Lana Hiskey

Twenty-five Nebo Aviation Advanced Learning students toured the Pilot Makers at the Advanced Flight Academy on December 18, 2018, and another 26 students toured the facility on December 19. Instructor Mark Halls and students participated in an orientation discussion about each of the seven different types of airplanes and the maintenance department. These field trips were educational in many ways for these Nebo aviation students. Thank you Pilot Makers for making this possible.

Nebo Credit Union "Warms the Soles" for Nebo Students - Answer to Wednesday Challenge

Lana Hiskey

For nearly twenty Christmases, Nebo Credit Union, with the help of local businesses and community members, has participated in “Warm the Soles”, a fundraiser organized to provide new shoes for students. Beginning in 1999 with only 25 pairs of shoes, the effort has grown to providing 952 pairs of shoes for students in 46 schools.

Nebo District Far Exceeds State Percent of College Readiness


One focus of Nebo School District is to assist students in becoming college ready. A lot of time and energy by Nebo faculty and staff helps to prepare Nebo students for college. During the 2017-2018 school year, students in Nebo School District saved parents $8,457,800 in college credit costs earned through Concurrent Enrollment and Advanced Placement (AP) classes. The savings to Nebo families is up from $6,972,600 the previous year in 2016-17.

Nebo’s increase in Concurrent Enrollment rose a whopping 37 percent compared to the state’s 10.6 percent increase.

Nebo Christmas Card Winners Announced 2018

Nebo School District received entries for the Nebo School District Christmas Card. This year, high school students competed for this honor. All of the following students received recognition and some money for their talent and hard work. Nebo has many talented artists and is thrilled to recognize some of them.

First Place: $100 to Adriene Wilde, a twelfth-grader at Payson High School. Adriene’s art teacher is Karen Pena.

Second Place: $75 to McKenzie Gladding an eleventh-grader at Spanish Fork High. McKenzie’s art teacher is Kathryn Roberts.

Spanish Fork Junior Earns Nebo #Hashtag Award


Congratulations to Spanish Fork Junior, in Nebo School District, and their school PR team for earning the Nebo #Hashtag Award. This award is given to the school that communicates to their parents and students, in a variety of ways, the events and important news items happening at school.

Principal Matt Christensen and Vice Principal Alesha LeMmon accepted the award for their school. Rillene Nielsen is the School PR Ambassador. Congratulations on a job well done!

Nebo Partners with the Utah Highway Patrol on Seat Belts and Safety


Members of the Utah Highway Patrol and local police officers partnered with Nebo School District to give high school-aged students a seatbelt safety reminder. As school let out at each of the high schools in Nebo including Springville High, Maple Mountain High, Spanish Fork High, Salem Hills High, and Payson High, approximately 100 officers and student council representatives handed out over 8,000 candy canes. The student council also created motivational signs to remind students the importance of wearing a seatbelt, especially this time of year.