January 2016 PEAK Awards

Lana Hiskey

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.

Emily McBride, Springville Jr., Honored as Teacher of the Year - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Lana Hiskey


Ms. Emily McBride, an eighth-grade English teacher at Springville Junior, was honored as English Teacher of the year by the Utah Council of Teachers of English. She is one of three that were honored.

“I feel honored and humbled,” said Ms. McBride. According to Ms. McBride she knows many teachers that she thinks deserve this award. Ms. Tara Piña, another English teacher at Springville Junior nominated Ms. McBride. 

Government Officials Visit Sierra Bonita -- Senator Henderson & Representative McKell

Lana Hiskey

Student Council members invited Senator Henderson and Representative McKell to visit Sierra Bonita Elementary. The Legislators were able to participate in upper grade math lessons and lower grade guided reading. Senator Henderson showed sixth-grade students how laws are passed and gave students an opportunity to participate through a mock process. Representative McKell taught fourth-grade students about Utah history and government.

Nebo Credit Union Warms the Soles of Nebo Children

Nebo Credit Union is celebrating this wonderful time of year with the annual Warm the Soles service project.  Thanks to the generosity of employees, members and local schools, Nebo Credit Union was able to purchase 545 new pairs of name brand shoes for children of all ages in 41 schools and 3 support programs from Nebo School District.

Nebo School District will present a Parent Awareness Night Monday, January 11,


Nebo School District will present a Parent Awareness Night in accordance with Utah Law.  The topics of discussion will include:

  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health services addressing depression, suicide awareness and suicide prevention

Several community service providers will be present to answer questions and help individuals to access services.

Bright Ideas

Mary Lynn Lewis

Saturdays January 30, February 20, March 26, 2016

Please see the bright ideas flyer for details.

Nebo Chess Tournament


Saturday January 23rd, 2016

Please see the chess tournament flyer for details.

Nebo's Student Christmas Card Winners - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Nebo's Student Christmas Card Winners

First Place: Ruby Campbell, Ninth Grade, Spanish Fork Junior 
Teacher: Mr. David Hughes-Millman 
Cover for 2015 Nebo School District Christmas card

Second Place: Jane Wilson, Seventh Grade, Springville Junior 
Teacher: Mrs. Taneya Elison 
Cover for 2015 Nebo Education Foundation Christmas card

Third Place: Shelbee Reid, Seventh Grade, Salem Junior
Teacher: Lisa Magnusson

Congratulations to Sarah Sumsion for winning this week's "Where are we Wednesday?" challenge sponsored by Wiggy Wash.

A Group of Thoughtful Students can Change the World

Sherri Peterson

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world.  In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”  - Margaret Mead

Today a group of 55 fourth and fifth graders changed the lives of many of the 608 children in the Utah Foster Care system.  These students donated a grand total of $2,514.80!  They earned this money by having donors pledge a penny for each minute read.  Students read a total of 18,897 minutes during their week-long “Pennies for Peace” reading marathon.

Nebo Secretaries Treasure Others with the Joy of Giving -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

By Lana Hiskey

You have probably heard that secretaries are the glue that hold schools together. Secretaries not only answer phones, keep budgets, proofread, and send out communication; but they organize, supervise classes, and heal student “owies”. 

Recently Nebo secretaries took time out to recharge with the theme, “Treasure Others with the Joy of Giving”.