Let's hear it for principals! The U.S. Senate passed S. Res 607, a resolution drafted by NAESP and the National Association of Secondary School Principals to designate October 2010 as National Principals Month. SenatorByron Dorgan, D-North Dakota, introduced the resolution, which honors elementary, middle, and high school principals for their passion and dedication to students across the country. The U.S. House of Representatives may consider a similar resolution, H. Res. 1652, introduced by Rep. Susan Davis, D-California.
What was Superintendent Rick Nielsen doing his first official day on the job? He volunteered to read in Mrs. Aagard’s first-grade classroom at Spanish Oaks Elementary. The class enjoyed listening to the new Superintendent read the book, "The Snowy Day." He also read two Halloween books.
Superintendent Nielsen also taught the first graders a new Halloween song. He said, “I enjoy being with the students in Nebo School District and helping them achieve their learning goals.”
Mr. Rick Nielsen, the current assistant superintendent for the past two years, has been appointed by the Nebo School Board of Education as the Superintendent of Nebo School District. Mr. Nielsen was the elementary director for four years, Rees Elementary principal for one year, Art City Elementary principal for four years, Westside Elementary principal for two years, and he previously taught sixth-grade for six years at Timpanogos Elementary.
Wilson Elementary School was honored as “School of the Year” by Sam’s Club at a recent faculty meeting. Sam’s Club donates over 4 million dollars to schools across the United States every year. Sam’s Club provided each teacher, at Wilson Elementary, a gift bag filled with various school supplies. Wilson students received a small treat. Sam’s club also donated ten $100 gift cards to help teachers purchase supplies for their classrooms.
The warm days of September are a perfect time to hold a benefit golf tournament. MHTN Architects held their First Annual Client Appreciation Charity Golf Tournament at Thanksgiving Point a couple of weeks ago. Nebo School District sent a golf team consisting of Tim Braithwaite, former Superintendent Chris Sorensen, Dave McKee, and Ron Jensen.
KSL Radio and Zions Bank honored Deanne Helquist, orchestra teacher at Mapleton Junior High in Mapleton, 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.
KSL Radio and Zions Bank honored Susan Cloward, Reading Specialist at Park 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.
Many schools in Nebo School District including approximately 3,000 students took advantage of the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at the Spanish Fork Cemetery on Thursday, September 9 through Monday, September 13, 2010. The students were impressed by the number of men and women, 58,000, who died trying to preserve freedom. Some students made rubbings of names for keepsakes and some students even found relatives listed on the Memorial Wall. It was an exciting learning experience for all that attended this historic monument.