The Nebo Education Foundation awards grants for March 2011

The Nebo Education Foundation awards grants for March 2011.

These grants are funded through the fund-raising efforts of the Nebo Education Foundation board and donations from individuals and businesses that support students and public education. One fund-raising effort is the annual "Green Fever" golf tournament that helps fund these various grants throughout the year. The "Green Fever" golf tournament will be held on Friday, May 6, at the Spanish Oaks Golf course.

Barnett – leveled library, projector and document camera

Oakridge Awarded 2011 Utah Community of Caring Innovative Practice Award

Oakridge School was recently awarded a 2011 Utah Community of Caring Innovative Practice Award. The award is sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring at the University of Utah College of Education.

The award is given on the basis of a nominee application. Nominee’s must submit an application describing the Innovation in Character Education practiced in their school.

Wilson Elementary Students Delighted Nebo School Board of Education

Wilson Elementary students delighted the Nebo School Board of Education this week. Principal Ron Penrod introduced the students and mentioned that Wilson Elementary had just celebrated their 50th birthday in 2010.

Diana Hunt, a parent, led the student afterschool choir in two songs titled "When You Walk Through a Storm" and "Fireworks".

The School Community Council Chairperson, Rachel Ortega, reviewed goals and successes for the school.

New Scholarships through generous donations in Memory of Karen Anderson & Brandon Curtis

In Memory of:

Nebo Education Foundation has received donations in memory of Karen Anderson. Karen passed away in 2009 after a long battle with cancer. The Karen J. Anderson Scholarship has been established in her honor. She was a devoted teacher with a deep interest in helping people create a literate life. Karen was a dedicated wife, mother, teacher, and community member who enriched the lives of all who knew and worked with her.

Donations In Memory of Ronald Johnson, Brad Ford, and Glen Larsen

Lana Hiskey

Nebo Education Foundation has received donations in memory of Ronald Johnson. Ronald, 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 16, 2011.

Donor: Cleve Swenson Family

Donor: Florence Wride

Donor: Dan & Nancy Bagley

Donor: Cleon & Carol Nielson

Donor: Rolland & Sondra Johnson

Donor: Lee & Mary Bate

Transportation Outstanding Employees February 2011

Ron Hutton was nominated by Coralee Olson as the Transportation Outstanding Employee for February 2011.

Ron is married to his beautiful wife Andrea. They have two daughters, six and half grand-children, and one great-grandchild. Ron loves his job as a bus driver.

Ron goes above and beyond his job requirements. He scrapes bus windows for others and shovels a pathway to neighboring buses when it snows. He often leaves goodies and is knowledgeable and informative.

Teachers Earning Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Licenses

Grisel Posada is an educational technician at Riverview Elementary. Cindy Sumsion, special education teacher, said, "Grisel is a talented and dedicated technician and is irreplaceable! She feeds a student with a feeding tube every day. Grisel has come up ways to help a particular student develop muscle strength to better support himself and become more independent Grisel has taught me how to take off and put on a student’s coat when one arm is stronger than the other. We absolutely could not meet our special education needs without Grisel’s knowledge.