Nebo Chess Tournament Winners

Mary Lynn Lewis

The Nebo District Chess tournament held in February at Cherry Creek Elementary was a great success. Many volunteers, community members, and district personnel came together to provide a high quality tournament where over 200 students, representing 34 schools, enjoyed a fun and mind engaging event. 

Attached are the photos of the winners in each category. Congratulations!

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Technology Leader at Larsen Elementary Katie Berns


Nebo's educator, Katie Berns and a fifth-grade teacher at Larsen Elementary, is a technology leader at her school. She is always looking for ways to implement technology into her lesson plans to enhance student learning. Her students love creating screencast video tutorials on math concepts using Screencastify. They have been able to reflect on their learning using Flipgrid. Katie also started developing lessons using Hyperdocs with her students.

Springville Mayor and City Council Honor Service Oriented Nebo Students

Shannon Acor

The Springville City Council Chamber was filled with some pretty amazing students and their parents in February as Mayor Richard Child and the City Council honored them for their community service and involvement in the Springville Junior High Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). A few of the note-worthy projects they have been involved in are; fundraising efforts raising over $25,000 to help assist Mihkenna Merrill with her medical expenses, picking pumpkins and gourds for Harvest Farms, volunteering with Happy Valley Farmer’s Market and helping with Red Ribbon Week.

Girls Who Code - Answer to Wednesday Challenge

Heather Mendonsa

In February, four girls from Spanish Fork Junior High traveled to Dell EMC in Draper to attend a kickoff event for a club called, "Girls Who Code." This event was attended by students in grades six through twelve from around the state of Utah. Reshma Saujani, the mastermind behind the program and author of the book Girls Who Code, spoke to the group about the importance of technology and how to solve problems in our day-to-day lives. She explained that this field is growing with limitless possibilities, but many girls do not realize their potential in this area.

Mapleton Junior Energizes the Nebo School Board Meeting Crowd

Lauren Bush

Members of Mapleton Junior High’s band, orchestra and choir gave a stirring and energetic performance at February’s Board Meeting.

Principal Nate Whitney introduced the arts programs and their directors. He emphasized the hard work each group puts into these performances and what an honor it was to play for the Board. The choir and band opened with a great rendition of “Beyond the Sea” followed by a performance from an orchestra quartet.

Nebo Students at SHHS Deliver Random Act of Kindness

Lori Cunningham & Lana Hiskey

Salem Hills High School (SHHS) students delivered kindness and support across the United States to Marjorie Stoneman Douglas (MDS) High School students in Parkland, Florida. If you have ever been a part of Salem Hills High, you know that the school culture focuses on supporting each other and others as well as changing the world with goodness.

SafeUT Awareness Days February 22 & 23

Lana Hiskey

SafeUT Awareness Days February 22 & 23

In light of the recent events in Florida and other tragedies that have happened around the country, Nebo School District is teaming up with KSL on February 22, 2018, as we Stand Up for a Safe Utah. Utah has a very powerful resource and that is the SafeUT app. As you all know, the SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention and has been proven to save lives and stopped planned school attacks.

Our goal is to make sure that every parent, student and educator is aware of the app and has it downloaded on their phone.