Making Dreams Come True for Nebo Cancer Student

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Lana Hiskey

Kallie Jensen was born on August 26, 2003. She is 15 years old. Kallie was diagnosed with a rare form of soft tissue cancer called myxofibrosarcoma in her right jaw two weeks before her 11th birthday.

Because Kallie’s tumor was so big, she had a tracheotomy and a feeding tube placed. She’s had 15 surgeries that consists of bone and tissue grafts. Kallie finished 10 rounds of chemotherapy and 25 radiation treatments. Kallie was cancer free for three years. In that three years, Kallie’s trach was removed, and she had two more jaw surgeries that were less extensive.

Nebo Art Students Coming Together to Create Presentation with Whoop Dee Doo

Members of the Maple Mountain Ellevés Drill Team from Nebo School District worked with Whoop Dee Doo and other youth in Utah County to produce an artistically-inspired presentation.

Whoop Dee Doo is a travelling, artist-led organization with the purpose of organizing site-specific installations and performances with communities around the world. Co-directors Matt Roche and Jaimie Warren work with youth groups and local performers to create theatrical experiences using simple resources.

Last Paper Sale through Foundation Starts Tuesday, November 13, 2018

This will be the last paper sale through the Nebo Education Foundation. The Foundation has partnered with multiple companies to bring you the best prices on paper. The sale will be Tuesday, November 13 through Thursday, November 15, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Summit Center (165 South 700 East, Springville). The sale is a “must go” for educators wanting to take advantage of deep discounts. Goods will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Congratulations Nebo School District Passes Bond - Answer to Wednesday Challenge

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Nebo School District passes bond with 57.6 percent or a 16 percent lead as of Friday, November 9, 2018. 

On behalf of the students, teachers, staff, and School Board of Nebo District, we express our profound and sincere appreciation for your tremendous efforts in support of the Nebo District Bond.  Thank you for your vision, your dedication, and for your support of our students in Nebo School District.

With the passing of the bond, the following will be started as early as February 2019. 

Nebo Parents Learn About Saving The Kids Digitally

During the first week of November 2018, parents in Nebo School District attended a free education night about screen time, device use, social media, and how to navigate the digital age. Presenters included Collin Kartchner and Dr. Katey McPherson.

Dr. Katey McPherson, national internet safety expert, presents to audiences large and small across the country in an effort to educate parents and children on the importance of wise device use.

Nebo Students Lead a “Mock Voting” at Salem Hills High

Students lead a “mock voting” experience at Salem Hills High on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Sydney Ward, junior at Salem Hills High in Nebo School District, headed up a project called “Mock Voting.”

For the past three years, since Sydney was a freshman, she participated in and helped carry out “Mock Voting” experiences, where students who are not old enough to complete an official ballot can become informed on current ballot measures, cast their vote on a mock ballot, and receive an “I Voted” sticker.

Nebo School District’s High School Graduation Rate Exceeds the Nation and Utah

The high school graduation rate among the five traditional high schools in Nebo School District for 2018 is 95.58 percent. The graduation rate for the entire district, including the alternative high school, is 89.64 percent.

Nation’s graduation rate is 84 percent and Utah’s statewide graduation rate for 2017 is 86 percent. According to the Utah State Board of Education, “Over the past five years, Utah’s graduation rate has steadily increased from 81 percent in 2013 to 86 percent in 2017.”

Save the Kids Free Parent Education Night

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All invited to the #savethekids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District on November 5, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Springville High auditorium at 1205 East 900 South in Springville, Utah.

Collin Kartchner and Dr. Katey McPherson will lead a discussion on:

  • Balancing screen time and device use,
  • Protecting and cultivating our children's self worth,
  • Devising a sensible family use of device plan.

Nebo Student Takes Fourth at Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS- Winners of the National FFA Prepared Public Speaking Leadership Development Event (LDE) were announced Friday October 26th at the seventh session of the National FFA Convention & Expo. The event was held in conjunction with the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Mr. E.L. Caraway of Texas served as superintendent of this year's event. The top four individuals received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the prepared public speaking event are sponsored by Monsanto.

Spanish Fork Rotary and Surrounding Businesses Donate Dictionaries

The Spanish Fork Rotary Club partnered with The Dictionary Project to provide student dictionaries for over 1700 third-graders in Nebo School District. Due to the generosity of many local sponsors, this project was made possible.

The Dictionary Project, founded in 1995 by Mary French, has provided over 31 million children with student dictionaries. The project exists with the goal to “assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary.”

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