In February, four girls from Spanish Fork Junior High traveled to Dell EMC in Draper to attend a kickoff event for a club called, "Girls Who Code." This event was attended by students in grades six through twelve from around the state of Utah. Reshma Saujani, the mastermind behind the program and author of the book Girls Who Code, spoke to the group about the importance of technology and how to solve problems in our day-to-day lives. She explained that this field is growing with limitless possibilities, but many girls do not realize their potential in this area.
Members of Mapleton Junior High’s band, orchestra and choir gave a stirring and energetic performance at February’s Board Meeting.
Principal Nate Whitney introduced the arts programs and their directors. He emphasized the hard work each group puts into these performances and what an honor it was to play for the Board. The choir and band opened with a great rendition of “Beyond the Sea” followed by a performance from an orchestra quartet.
Salem Hills High School (SHHS) students delivered kindness and support across the United States to Marjorie Stoneman Douglas (MDS) High School students in Parkland, Florida. If you have ever been a part of Salem Hills High, you know that the school culture focuses on supporting each other and others as well as changing the world with goodness.
SafeUT Awareness Days February 22 & 23
In light of the recent events in Florida and other tragedies that have happened around the country, Nebo School District is teaming up with KSL on February 22, 2018, as we Stand Up for a Safe Utah. Utah has a very powerful resource and that is the SafeUT app. As you all know, the SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention and has been proven to save lives and stopped planned school attacks.
Our goal is to make sure that every parent, student and educator is aware of the app and has it downloaded on their phone.
One student’s idea of not letting anyone at Spanish Fork High be forgotten on Valentines Day was huge success with many participating and sharing the love. Two Utah companies, Mrs. Call's Candy Company and V Chocolates, supported the students with their goal so all students and faculty were remembered and valued on Valentines Day.
Governor Herbert recognized Nebo School Board of Education with the prestigious Master Board Award (MBA) for the sixth year in a row. The MBA award recognizes excellence in leading public schools in local neighborhoods and strengthening communities across the state. Governor Herbert stated that as leaders in Utah, it is critical that we work together to ensure high achievement for every student.