Blendtec Donation to Springville Junior High School

Marin Rosenberg, SJHS Staff Writer
Natalie Luke Foods Teacher Springville Jr. Tom Dickson CEO Blendtec

Recently, the company Blendtec donated eight blenders to the Springville Junior High School’s foods class. But they didn’t donate to just Springville Junior High, they donated blenders to all the secondary schools in Utah County. Caitlin Dinkle, ninth grade student at SJHS, and her dad, Ken, brought them in one day and now the foods class uses them almost everyday. On October sixth, the Blendtec Company came and did a demonstration at SJHS and all the students got to learn about the company and the blenders too.

Reading for the Record

Jesse Olsen
Christine Riley School Board Member Reading to Students

On Thursday October 7, students at Park View Elementary helped set a world record in reading. Students participated in Jumpstart's Read for the Record program by being just a few of over 2 million students to read Llama Llama, Red Pajama at school that day. The students were lucky enough to have one of the school board members, Christine Riley, come and read the story to them. The kids dressed in red to celebrate (some even wore red pajamas), and they loved reading with Mrs. Riley.

Nebo School District Hosts Utah County Foster Grandparents Program

Lana Hiskey
Foster Grandparents

The 46th Annual Foster Grandparents Recognition Banquet’s theme this year was “Follow Your Dreams”. The Recognition Banquet held on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the BYU Harmon Conference Center room was filled with some of the most inspiring and experienced individuals in the county. These loving grandparents continue to help motivate Nebo students to “Follow Your Dreams”. 

PTA Red Ribbon Drug Abuse Prevention Night

Former Red Ribbon Week Activity

PTA Red Ribbon Drug Abuse Prevention Night

Junior High and High School Students

Tuesday, October 18, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Maple Mountain High School Auditorium

Speaker: Kevin Sholz, President of Youthnet
and Utah County SMART Committee

Students can earn detention credit earned for attendance
Students can earn one more credit if a parent attends
Students can earn two more credits if both parents attend

Nebo Standards of Effective Teaching


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

Mary Rice Honored

Mary Rice

Mary Rice, language arts and English Second Language (ESL) teacher at Springville Junior High, was honored with an Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN).

Assistant Superintendent Scott Wilson Reads to Goshen's First-Grade Students

Assistant Superintendent Wilson Reads to First-Grade Students

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.

Mapleton Junior High Hosts 5th Annual Special Education Sports Fair Extravaganza

Lana Hiskey
Special Education Sports Fair Extravaganza

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. 

Nebo School District Celebrates National School Lunch Week

Lana Hiskey

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 Day of Caring – Donates Service to Nebo School District’s Students

Lana Hiskey

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.