Grants Awarded This Fall by the Nebo Education Foundation

Lana Hiskey

Brenda McFarland, kindergarten teacher at Spring Lake Elementary, was awarded a grant for an Egg Incubator. Brenda said, "I am so excited to have received this grant from the Nebo Education Foundation. I can't wait to use it with my kindergartners. We will hatch eggs during our Farm Unit this spring. What a great experience it will be for my students to have a hands-on experience hatching eggs. Thanks again Nebo Education Foundation!"

Kids Cause Making a Difference for Nebo School District

Bonneville UniServ noted that many students in Utah County schools are struggling. Some live without the basic necessities of food, clothing, and shelter despite the availability of social assistance programs.

Nebo School District and other school districts have joined with Bonneville UniServ, United Way, and community groups to serve our children. Children from low-income families who need glasses, hearing aids, shoes, winter coats or dental needs, can receive these items through Kids Cause Coordinators.

Art City Presents to Nebo School Board of Education

Lana Hiskey

Art City Elementary delighted the Nebo School Board of Education with a PowerPoint showing some of their successes including reading and many fine arts.

Principal Lori Nielsen said, "When I came to this school just three months ago, I found the teachers and staff really do work for the students. I also found that Art City Elementary does live up to its name."

The board learned about the art frames for every grade level to display students’ art in the foyer. There is an orchestra program before school as well as a school choir.

Health Fair for Nebo School District Students

Rita James

On Friday, November 5, 250 students from five Nebo District high schools attended a great health career fair at Landmark High School.

Students were introduced to 15 different careers by presenters from Intermountain Healthcare and Mountain Star.

Careers presented included nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, radiology, emergency care and more.

Nebo releases financial statements for fiscal year ending June 30, 2010

Nebo School District has released it’s annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. This report is published to provide information, both financial and nonfinancial in nature, to be used not only by the Board of Education and other administrative officers of the District, but also by taxpayers and patrons of the District, investors, creditors, grantor agencies, oversight entities, consumer groups, and District employees.

Nebo Education Foundation Receives Funds

The Nebo Education Foundation is in the business of giving grants to teachers and schools that help enrich student learning.

However, Get Away Today gave money to the Nebo Education Foundation to help fund some of those grants. Get Away Today’s Client Relations Director, Kim Fidler, gave two checks to the Nebo Education Foundation through their business partnership. Get Away Today offers incredible deals to vacation spots including Disneyland, San Diego, Florida, and Hawaii to name a few.

Lynn Harmer Selected Teacher of the Year

By Lana Hiskey Public Information Officer

Lynn Harmer, physical education teacher at Mt. Nebo Junior, was selected as Teacher of the Year by the Utah Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Lynn was born and raised in Payson, Utah, and held her first job as a fruit farmer on her family's farm. It was while on the job planting, picking, sorting, and selling that her father first suggested she go into teaching. Lynn graduated from Payson High School, where she was active in student council. She also spent her summers swimming for the Payson and Utah Valley swim teams.

October National Principals Month

By Lana Hiskey, Public Information Officer

Let's hear it for principals! The U.S. Senate passed S. Res 607, a resolution drafted by NAESP and the National Association of Secondary School Principals to designate October 2010 as National Principals Month. SenatorByron Dorgan, D-North Dakota, introduced the resolution, which honors elementary, middle, and high school principals for their passion and dedication to students across the country. The U.S. House of Representatives may consider a similar resolution, H. Res. 1652, introduced by Rep. Susan Davis, D-California.