This week Mrs. LoriAnn Sleight was chosen by her colleagues to receive the Nebo School District Association Crystal Apple Award at Sage Creek Elementary School for outstanding performance as a teacher. Mrs. Sleight has been a teacher at Sage Creek for over twenty years. She spent the first nineteen years in second grade before moving to fifth grade two years ago. However, anyone that has ever watched her interact with fifth graders would guess that she had worked with them her entire career.
Jeanette Maughan's peers from Canyon Elementary, voted for her to receive the Horace Mann Crystal Apple Award. Jeanette's first job was in the Provo School District where she taught first-grade at Timponogous Elementary School. Many of her students were from other nations.
Three of her students were called Two, Twee and Bambi.
Nebo School District’s Nebo Attendance Court (NAC) recognized two students who graduated from the program last week.
Zack Hickman of Landmark High is the first to have earned the right to graduate from NAC. Zack set a goal of having perfect attendance and with the support of his parents, school and the NAC program staff, he attained that goal last Tuesday, November 3. He also had $25.00 of his fine refunded to him.
The Nebo Attendance Court (NAC) program is in its third year of operation in Nebo School District. It was modeled after the Kentucky truancy model developed by Judge Joan Byers as an alternative to sending students to Juvenile Court for Habitual Truancy. Under the program the school, student, parents, and program all work together to help the student improve poor attendance and poor grades.
Nebo School District is celebrating the National Native American Heritage Month along with Governor Gary Herbert’s issued declaration that November be observed as ‘American Indian Heritage Month and the Monday proceeding Thanksgiving as Indigenous Day.’
KSL Radio and Zions Bank honored Sherrie Dunford, orchestra teacher at Diamond Fork Junior High 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.
Diamond Fork Junior became famous for a day. Fatima Reedy, a seventh-grade student at Diamond Fork Junior, recently won a national Radio Disney contest. The prize included a visit from Sterling Knight, Disney star.
Fatima Reedy’s entire math class and her closest friends had a photo taken with the celebrity.