On April 21, 2011, Nebo School District held its third quarterly Captains Academy Spring Session on leadership and sportsmanship. The Captain’s Academy is held three times a year. This event was held in the boardroom at Nebo School District and included Captains from each spring sport: baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ track and field, boys’ soccer, girls’ golf, and boys’ tennis. All Region VIII was invited and all of Nebo District High schools were represented including Springville High, Maple Mountain High, Spanish Fork High, Salem Hills High, and Payson High.
A highlight for the Nebo School Board of Education is meeting with the students representing all the junior high and high schools on a quarterly basis.
The Youth School Board takes turns discussing successes and concerns at each of their respective schools. The students responded that these meetings are beneficial because the students have seen actual changes made by the Nebo School Board as a result of their suggestions.
Nebo Students Excel at the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair (CUSEF) at Brigham Young University
Nebo School District – Teachers of the Year 2010-2011
Nebo School District Teacher of the Year – Elaine Peterson – Spanish Fork Junior
KSL Radio and Zions Bank honored Alisa Morgan, a kindergarten teacher at Art City Elementary School in Springville, for the "Teacher Feature" program this week. This program was developed to recognize outstanding teachers who have gone the extra mile, not only in the classroom, but who have also made a significant impact on many young lives.
Title I Preschool Screenings
Each year, Nebo School District offers free screenings for children ages 3 and 4 (very limited 3 year old spots) who live within Title 1 school catchment areas to apply for preschool. Preschool is offered free of charge but parents are expected to volunteer in the classroom each month. The preschool age child must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2011. Please call your school to make an appointment.
Location & Dates
April 29, 2011 8 a.m – 3 p.m.
Nebo School District was presented the Innovators in Education Award by Weidenhammer Systems Corporation at their National Annual Users Conference on March 22, 2011. The award recognizes the most outstanding school district from across the nation that contributed the most to public education using Weidenhammer technology. The award was presented by President and CEO John Weidenhammer of Weidenhammer Systems Corporation.
On March 3, 2011, 77 fifth- and sixth-grade students came to Hobble Creek Elementary after school to debate the issue: "Resolved: the State of Utah Should Require All State Government Buildings to Have a Renewable Energy Source as a Significant Part of Their Total Energy Use."
The Elementary debate in Utah is sponsored by the National Energy Foundation. The state debate meet will be April 28 and 29 at Skyline High School in Salt Lake City. Debate provides an excellent opportunity for students to use their skills of reading, thinking, writing, speaking, and listening.
Kristen Betts, a newly elected board member on the Nebo School Board of Education, won her seat in the Mapleton area that includes portions of Springville, Covered Bridge, and Spanish Fork. Kristen fills Collin Allan’s seat. Collin did not run again after serving for 30 years on the Nebo School Board of Education.
Mrs. Betts is a former teacher of Advanced Placement (AP) US History and AP Psychology. She is currently an academic advisor at Brigham Young University.