Saturday, September 24, 2011, marked the 35th Nebo Tournament of Bands held at Payson High School. The event is co-hosted by Payson High School and their band boosters as well as the Utah Music Educators Association. Twenty-six high school marching bands from throughout the state of Utah participated in this year's annual event. All high schools in Nebo School District participated. Thousands turned out throughout the day to support their favorite bands!
On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, a Marine Jazz Combo stationed in San Diego paid a visit to Payson High to perform and put on a clinic for approximately 150 students. Music students from Payson High and Payson Junior High attended the hour-long program. The combo demonstrated improvisation techniques and performed jazz standard tunes for the students.
The purpose of the tour is to let students know that a Marine Band might be an option after high school. The band discussed a variety of music careers available to musicians and answered students' questions.
The State Energy Program and Governor Herbert recognized Nebo School District for participating in an energy management program to benchmark buildings. Nebo School District as been busy this past year reporting utility information and upgrades on each of the older schools and buildings as well as the new construction. The reporting was made possible through a partnership between the Utah State Government and the Cadmus Group.
Krystal Baker, English and journalism teacher at Payson High School, was selected as one of the 165 journalism teachers nationwide and 1 of 3 from Utah to attend hsj.org, a national and advanced journalism conference, this summer in Reno, Nevada.
The journalism teachers were urged to be bold, lead, and innovate. The conference is part of an ongoing national effort to grow an informed citizenry that can discern quality news and create multi-media youth journalists.
By Lana Hiskey
Mr. Gillespie, art teacher at Maple Mountain High School, was asked to invite art students to publicly display their works of art and poetry on Saturday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Billboard Poetry Project at Memorial Park on 800 East and Center in Provo, Utah.
Phillip Brown designed the billboards and promotional materials for the project. Three billboards, north of McDonalds on State Street in Springville, will display Derek Henderson’s poem through the month of September.
Jeffrey D. Peterson – Assistant Legal Counsel
The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Jeffrey D. Peterson as the assistant legal counsel for Nebo School District. After consolidating and reassigning some job duties from multiple personnel retiring, Nebo will have Mr. Peterson will working on district policies and 504 assignments.
Time for School Immunizations
Back to school includes immunizations to keep ALL students safe
PROVO, UTAH (August 8, 2011) - - Pencils and binders are not the only thing students need as they prepare to return to school. Children entering kindergarten or seventh grade are required by law to receive standard immunizations before classes begin again.
Elementary registration for Nebo School District is August 2 at 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at your local school. (Exception Mt. Loafer Elementary on July 18 - 20.)
Nebo District High School Seniors performed with the Utah Symphony in their annual All-Star Evening at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. The three students from the Nebo Youth Philharmonic are Tina Trevino (string bass) from Salem Hills High, Christopher Mullen (tuba), and Isaac Webber (cello) both from Payson High.