Horace Mann Award for Foothills Elementary Employee

There is no one more deserving of this award than Bridget Black! She has two mottos that she lives by. One is, "It's a beautiful thing," and the other is, "It's all good." Anyone will hear these phrases often when visiting with her. She impresses everyone because she is always positive and
happy. Bridget goes the extra mile every day in her work. If you have had her clean your room or do anything for you, she does it willingly and thoroughly. She takes great pride in what she does, and it shows by how Foothills Elementary looks. Congratulations, Bridget! We all love you!!!

Crystal Apple Award at Riverview Elementary

Amy Nelson is the daughter of Lowell and Rita Nelson of Highland. Amy has 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Her 10 nephews and 7 nieces love her dearly. She was born in Yakima, Washington. Amy lived there, and then in Ogden followed by Highland. She is now living in a cute little place in Provo.

Amy loves to travel. She would travel the world over if she could. She taught English to preschoolers in Russia. Amy started serving an LDS mission in Albania. During some eventful times she had to be airlifted and shipped to England where she finished serving.

April Fool's Joke

Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

On Thursday, April 1, 2010, both faculty and students at Foothills Elementary carefully planned and carried out an April Fool's joke on Principal, Mr. Schollenberger. It was decided that anyone who wanted to participate would come to school dressed like Mr. Schollenberger-white shirt, tie, and dress pants. Fake Mr. Schollenberger ID badges were also given to faculty members--thanks to his lovely secretaries. Participation from both faculty and students was incredible and created lots of laughter and second glances. Thank you, Mr.

Riverview Teacher Michelle Gubler Honored by Autism Council of Utah

Michelle Gubler from Riverview Elementary School is being honored by the Autism Council of Utah for positive practices that can be replicated by other classrooms across the state. Michelle has worked as a teacher in an Autism classroom for the past two years. She is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help her students learn academically and socially. She works with a great team of technicians who help her make a difference in the lives of her students. She has also helped other students in our school by allowing them to peer tutor and have 'lunch buddies' with her students.

Kevin Mecham Selected for Nebo District's Leadership Preparation Program

Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

Kevin Mecham, mathematician teacher at Payson High, was selected by Nebo School District to be the Nebo participant for the Leadership Preparation Program (LPP) for BYU for the 2010-2011 school year.

Mr. Mecham has been a teacher in Nebo School District for nine years teaching Geometry, Algebra II, and College Prep Math. He also advises the student council at PHS.

Mother receives Congressional Gold Medal posthumously

by Cindy Gerow, A Special Ed nurse at Oakridge School

“This March, as our nation celebrates Women’s History Month, a special group of women gathered in Washington, filling the massive Emancipation Hall of the new Capitol Visitors Center to receive long overdue recognition for their pioneering service to our nation during World War II. These inspiring heroines were the first women to fly military aircraft and blazed a trail in the sky that opened the door for today’s women military pilots.