In January, Nebo School District held its second Captain's Academy on leadership and sportsmanship. The Captain’s Academy is held three times a year. This event took place at Springville High School and included captains from each winter sport, student government, drill team, cheer squad, and band.
This year’s recipient for the Crystal Apple Award from Hobble Creek Elementary School is Deana Coates. Deana has been sharing her time as an Instructional Coach for the last four years between Hobble Creek and Spring Lake Elementary. Previous to that Deana taught at Brookside Elementary, Grant Elementary, Sage Creek Elementary and Westside Elementary. Deana is a meticulous planner as a teacher; she prepares well and is a great example of a continuous learner. She stands out as a leader among teachers.
On Monday, January 11, 2010, the Crystal Apple Award was presented to Judy Catlett of Barnett Elementary. The Crystal Apple Award is given to teachers that show devotion to students and outstanding performance in the classroom and is awarded by nomination from the school faculty. Mrs. Catlett is adored by her students and loved by the Barnett faculty. She has been teaching at Barnett for twenty-five years and has her masters in Math. Positivity is her greatest strength whether it be with students, parents, or faculty members and she always makes everyone feel important and special.
Usually the Nebo Education Foundation is giving money to those classes, programs, and schools in Nebo School District that need that extra support to enhance student learning. However, this time Nebo Education Foundation is on the receiving end of a donation. Get Away Today’s business director, Dave Dunyon, donates a check 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.
Nebo District’s Legacy Mentoring coordinators presented to Nebo School Board this month. The Legacy Volunteer Mentoring program is designed to match a carefully screened adult volunteer (Mentor) with a child (Mentee) in a school environment.
Nebo Legacy Mentoring is a partnership project through the Parent Teacher Association and Brigham Young University funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. Dr. Gary Wall, former school district superintendent, established this program during the 2008-09 school year.
"Wow" Samantha Sorensen, Art City Elementary 5th grade student, submitted this photo for Reflections last year for the 2008-2009 contest (theme was "Wow"). Samantha received this award for the State level, her picture went on to the National level and won an award of Merit. "I just received a Medal for National Level".
On Monday, January 11, 2010, Craig Harvey with Horace Mann presented the
Crystal Apple Award to Coral Lee Findlay of Foothills Elementary. Mrs.
Findlay was nominated by the Foothills faculty for her outstanding
performance as a teacher and team member. Her energy and enthusiasm are
contagious and much laughter is sure to follow. She's a great asset to
Foothills Elementary and is well-loved by both her faculty members and
students. Congratulations to Mrs. Findlay!!
Nebo School District held a district Junior High Weight Lifting Competition a couple of weeks ago. The competition included junior high students in the seventh through ninth grades and was held at Mt. Nebo Junior High School (MNJHS) in Payson.
Sandy Nelson is a wonderful Kindergarten teacher at Mt. Loafer Elementary School. Sandy has been teaching for nineteen years. She has shared her talent for teaching with three schools; Lake Shore Elementary, Salem Elementary, and Mt. Loafer Elementary.
Sandy works half-time as a kindergarten teacher and the other half of her day is spent teaching Reading Recovery to first grade students. Her ability to reach struggling students is amazing.