All Nebo teachers are encouraged to utilize the Nebo Standards of Effective Teaching (NSET) as a growth tool. The standards reflect a continuum from teacher-centered performance to student-centered practice. Level I teachers specifically self-assess in each of the five standards as part of mentor observation/coaching cycles and in conjunction with online portfolio reflections. Portfolio reflection prompts guide teachers to identify successes within a given standard. Teachers then pinpoint an area of desired growth and articulate a goal including specific action steps and timeline for re
Goshen Elementary was fortunate to have Assistant Superintendent Scott Wilson read with a first-grade class. Mrs. Lopez's first-graders anxiously listened to Llama Llama Red Pajama read aloud by Assistant Superintendent Wilson. He made the book come alive for the students. Loving books himself, Mr. Wilson donated this fun book to the the class he visited.
"Thank you for making reading fun," said the students.
September 29, Mapleton Junior High hosted yet another successful sports day for all special needs children from the junior high schools in Nebo School District. Under the direction of Coach Linda Lewis and Special Education teacher Jo Edan Parker, the event provided a day of sports and fair activities for nearly 300 students.
Mark your calendars – October 10-14 is National School Lunch Week! Nebo School District will be celebrating with the theme “School Lunch – Let’s Grow Healthy”. Nebo School District works hard to provide your children with balanced, nutritious meals that will supply them with the nutrients they need to be strong and healthy.
Nebo serves about 16,000 meals a day which meet the federal nutrition standards under the federally-funded National School Lunch Program. Your children can come in to eat balanced meals which:
United Way’s annual Day of Caring showed how local volunteers can unite and impact their community in a large way on Wednesday, September 8. Thirty-six service projects were performed across Utah County with more than 40,500 hours of completed service estimated.
The Adobe Corporation sent a team of individuals to partner with Nebo School District and give service to Nebo’s summer camp facility, Shadow Mountain.
Adobe Corporation helped with painting decks, cleaning of the archery unit, and making a suitable staircase on the trail at Shadow Mountain.
On September 20, 2011, Nebo School District held its first Fall Academy of the quarterly Captains’ Academy for the 2011-2012 season. The purpose of the Captains’ Academy is to promote leadership and sportsmanship between Nebo School District’s five high schools. These Academies have proven to promote better relations through student leaders and athletes.
This Fall Captains’ Academy included leaders from girls’ soccer, football, cheer, boys’ golf, student council, volleyball, girls’ tennis, and girls’ and boys’ cross country.
Saturday, September 24, 2011, marked the 35th Nebo Tournament of Bands held at Payson High School. The event is co-hosted by Payson High School and their band boosters as well as the Utah Music Educators Association. Twenty-six high school marching bands from throughout the state of Utah participated in this year's annual event. All high schools in Nebo School District participated. Thousands turned out throughout the day to support their favorite bands!
On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, a Marine Jazz Combo stationed in San Diego paid a visit to Payson High to perform and put on a clinic for approximately 150 students. Music students from Payson High and Payson Junior High attended the hour-long program. The combo demonstrated improvisation techniques and performed jazz standard tunes for the students.
The purpose of the tour is to let students know that a Marine Band might be an option after high school. The band discussed a variety of music careers available to musicians and answered students' questions.