Nebo School District held a district Junior High Weight Lifting Competition a couple of weeks ago. The competition included junior high students in the seventh through ninth grades and was held at Mt. Nebo Junior High School (MNJHS) in Payson.
Sandy Nelson is a wonderful Kindergarten teacher at Mt. Loafer Elementary School. Sandy has been teaching for nineteen years. She has shared her talent for teaching with three schools; Lake Shore Elementary, Salem Elementary, and Mt. Loafer Elementary.
Sandy works half-time as a kindergarten teacher and the other half of her day is spent teaching Reading Recovery to first grade students. Her ability to reach struggling students is amazing.
Maple Mountain High chamber choir entertained the Nebo School Board of Education with a mixture of holiday music. Cory Mendenhall, choir director, said, “I have the best job in the world. I am privileged to work with these wonderful students every day.” Mr. Mendenhall also expressed his gratitude toward the board for their support of music and for providing the necessary instruments to have an extraordinary program. Assistant principal, Alan Ashton, introduced the choir that was accompanied by Julie Boogert. The performance was the highlight of the meeting.
You’ve never seen “A Christmas Carol” like this before. Charles Dickens Christmas classic was originally performed by one person – Charles Dickens. He played all the characters, using different voices for Tiny Tim, Scrooge, Marley and the other ghosts. Dane Allred (Drama teacher at Payson High School) will perform from the same script used by Dickens, and present two free showings of this one-man show at the Provo Tabernacle on December 18th and 19th. Starting at 7:00 p.m. both Friday and Saturday nights, the presentation will also include traditional Christmas music.
The United States Congress has long recognized that higher poverty schools face unique challenges in educating students and provides supplementary assistance to those schools in the form of Title I funds. Schools that meet high levels of achievement and close the learning gap despite these challenges are to be commended.
Utah State Title I Committee of Practitioners established the following criteria that Title I schools must meet to qualify for these recognitions:
Utah High Performing Title I Schools Recognition
KSL Radio and Zions Bank honored Ily McLean, second-grade teacher at Riverview Elementary in Spanish Fork, for the "Teacher Feature" program this past week. This program was developed to recognize outstanding teachers who have gone the extra mile, not only in the classroom, but who have also made a significant impact on many young lives.