Nebo Hero, Amy Banks, teacher at Diamond Fork Junior, recently attended the Assembly on Literature for the Adolescents conference through the National Council of Teachers of English in St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Banks was the recipient of the Gallo Grant award, given to only two teachers in the United States. She was presented with the award at the Saturday morning breakfast and the first session of the conference on Monday.
Nebo School District held the Captain’s Academy for all Nebo Junior High and High School sports captains participating in winter sports. This event, held three times a year, helps the student athletes focus on leadership and sportsmanship. The sports represented in the winter academy include boys’ and girls’ basketball, wrestling, drill, boys’ and girls’ swimming, band, and debate.
Mark Hunter, the Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (UIAAA) president, announced Wednesday, November 28, 2017, to a packed Maple Mountain High School student body crowd, that Maple Mountain earned the prestigious Utah Director’s Cup for the 2017-2018 school year.
Seventeen-year-old Olivia lives in the Nebo School District boundaries and suffers from a rare disease called Baraitser-Winter Syndrome. The students and faculty at Salem Hills High School have participated in Make-a-Wish fundraisers for the last ten years and this year they were going to make Olivia’s wish of going to Disney World come true.
“Some of the students know her and I think that helped make it more personal,” Principal Bart Peery explained.
Nebo Education Foundation board members meet each month to review and award grant requests, consider fund-raising avenues, and other items that advance the educational opportunities for Nebo School District students. The Nebo Education Foundation functions through generous donations made by individuals and businesses.
Principal Lisa Muirbrook along with the Art City Elementary student council and the student action team gave a wonderful presentation at the November Nebo Board Meeting.
Student Council President Kooper Lewis addressed the Board first. He spoke about the activities of Student Council and Art City’s “Rad Kids” program. This program is lead by PE teachers Julia Murray and Kathy Anderton. He explained that this program is meant to teach kids safety out in public by discussing basic safety guidelines and role playing dangerous situations.
In just seven days, Springville Junior High students raised $923.68 that they donated to the Light Up Puerto Rico campaign.
“When the hurricane went through I talked with one of our teachers, Mrs. Emily Edman who is from Puerto Rico, about the devastation there,” Principal Ryan McGuire explained. “We felt like this was a good cause to support this year.”
The Nebo Foundation hosted its annual paper and pan sale this past week. The Foundation partners with multiple companies to sell a variety of products at a discounted price. This year’s paper and pan sale was a great success thanks to all who volunteered, donated, and helped spread the word.
The Nebo Foundation is proud to be able to provide grants for our wonderful schools and educators and this sale helps to make that possible. Thanks to all who came!