Suzanne Kimball – New Salem Junior High Principal

Lana Hiskey

Nebo School District will be opening a new Salem Junior High School. Suzanne Kimball was appointed as the new principal at Salem Junior High by  the Nebo School Board of Education. Salem Junior High will open the fall of 2012.

Mrs. Kimball has served as principal of Mapleton Junior High for the last five years and principal of Springville Middle School for four years previously. She taught English for six years and has worked in Nebo School District for 15.

Nebo Academic All-State Teams

Lana Hiskey

Nebo is proud of the many students that are winners of the Academic All-State Teams sponsored by the Utah High School Activities Association and Deseret News. Congratulations on a job well done.

Following are the winners and nominations:
Girls’ Tennis Winners Combined GPA: 4.0
Ashley Eaton......................... Springville 4A

Blendtec Donation to Springville Junior High School

Marin Rosenberg, SJHS Staff Writer

Recently, the company Blendtec donated eight blenders to the Springville Junior High School’s foods class. But they didn’t donate to just Springville Junior High, they donated blenders to all the secondary schools in Utah County. Caitlin Dinkle, ninth grade student at SJHS, and her dad, Ken, brought them in one day and now the foods class uses them almost everyday. On October sixth, the Blendtec Company came and did a demonstration at SJHS and all the students got to learn about the company and the blenders too.

Reading for the Record

Jesse Olsen

On Thursday October 7, students at Park View Elementary helped set a world record in reading. Students participated in Jumpstart's Read for the Record program by being just a few of over 2 million students to read Llama Llama, Red Pajama at school that day. The students were lucky enough to have one of the school board members, Christine Riley, come and read the story to them. The kids dressed in red to celebrate (some even wore red pajamas), and they loved reading with Mrs. Riley.

Nebo School District Hosts Utah County Foster Grandparents Program

Lana Hiskey

The 46th Annual Foster Grandparents Recognition Banquet’s theme this year was “Follow Your Dreams”. The Recognition Banquet held on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the BYU Harmon Conference Center room was filled with some of the most inspiring and experienced individuals in the county. These loving grandparents continue to help motivate Nebo students to “Follow Your Dreams”. 

PTA Red Ribbon Drug Abuse Prevention Night

PTA Red Ribbon Drug Abuse Prevention Night

Junior High and High School Students

Tuesday, October 18, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Maple Mountain High School Auditorium

Speaker: Kevin Sholz, President of Youthnet
and Utah County SMART Committee

Students can earn detention credit earned for attendance
Students can earn one more credit if a parent attends
Students can earn two more credits if both parents attend

Nebo Standards of Effective Teaching

All Nebo teachers are encouraged to utilize the Nebo Standards of Effective Teaching (NSET) as a growth tool.  The standards reflect a continuum from teacher-centered performance to student-centered practice.  Level I teachers specifically self-assess in each of the five standards as part of mentor observation/coaching cycles and in conjunction with online portfolio reflections.  Portfolio reflection prompts guide teachers to identify successes within a given standard.  Teachers then pinpoint an area of desired growth and articulate a goal including specific action steps and timeline for re

Mary Rice Honored

Mary Rice, language arts and English Second Language (ESL) teacher at Springville Junior High, was honored with an Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN).