“Students Teaching Students” is a well-recognized model in higher education; Nebo School District is implementing this model and has seen great success with 80 high school students teaching 900 fifth-grade students coding this past school year.
Nebo School District implemented the “Students Teaching Students” model by creating a STEM Ambassadors Program where high school students taking Exploring Computer
Science classes were chosen by their teachers to visit elementary schools near them and teach coding.
Do you ever wonder what goes on in Nebo school buildings over the summer? Without hallways crowded with students, maintenance workers have a chance to improve elements of school buildings for the safety of the students and the overall improvement of the school.
Matt Gledhill, Operations Director at Nebo School District, oversees the many projects that are undertaken each summer and throughout the year. Mr. Gledhill explained that each year 30-40 projects are completed depending on the needs in the district.
Nebo School District was awarded “Business of the Month” by the Spanish Fork and Salem Chamber of Commerce in September.
“We are so thrilled that Spanish Fork and Salem Chamber has given us this honor, “ Lana Hiskey, Communications and Community Relations Administrator, said. “We want to be good partners, and we really do appreciate Spanish Fork City.”
As a part of this honor, the Chamber of Commerce cited Nebo’s work in empowering students for the future.
In the event’s eleventh year, the Nebo Special Education Extravaganza was another huge success. The seven junior high schools in the district came together with special needs students and peer mentors for a fun-filled day.
“The special ed kids just love it,” said Jo Edan Parker, special education teacher at Diamond Fork and one of the event’s organizers. “They’ve been talking about it for weeks and couldn’t wait to see their shirts and prizes.”
Captains and student leaders from six high schools and seven junior high schools attended the Nebo School District’s Fall Academy. The purpose of the Captains’ Academy is to promote sportsmanship between the schools. This goal is realized through the captains and leaders working together at the academy to promote better relations between the students and athletes, to develop leadership through the academy activities, and to develop relationships with coaches and administrators as they present at each academy.
September 2017 Nebo PEAK Award Winners
THE PEAK AWARD CUSTOMER SERVICE PROGRAM
Nebo School District wants to showcase our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education. The award is administered by the Communications and Community Relations Department.