Many of Nebo Elementary students had the opportunity to attend the BYU Womens’ Basketball game against Weber through generous donors in the community. The students had an amazing time. They loved seeing themselves on the large jumbotron, dancing to music, eating snacks, and cheering on BYU with, “Rise and Shout! Go Cougars!” The Cougars didn’t disappoint and won the basketball game.
Congratulations to Carli Jarvis for answering this week’s “Where are we Wednesday?” challenge sponsored by Wiggy Wash.
Superintendent Nielsen and Secondary Director Anderson look forward to meeting with high school student leaders every couple of months to address the students’ concerns and listen to their successes.
When asked about the meeting, Superintendent Rick Nielsen said, “Focusing on students is what we are all about.”
Principal Garrett Andersen thanked the Nebo School Board of Education for the opportunity to present some highlights of Sierra Bonita. He then introduced his staff and students.
Tatum Baker, School Community Council (SCC), discussed how the SCC uses the Trustland funds. She said, “As a school community council, we put a lot of thought and effort identifying needs at Sierra Bonita and in gathering input form the teachers and staff on how to best use the funds to help our amazing students.”
The Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (UIAAA) announced that Maple Mountain High (MMHS) was awarded the Director’s Cup for 4A schools in the state of Utah for the 2016-2017 school year. The Director's Cup is based on three components: how the school finishes in state competitions; the combined GPA for each program that competes at state competitions; and the Utah High School Activities Association's (UHSAA) sportsmanship initiative.
Spanish Fork High Welding
Spanish Fork High Welding students constructed a special tree to honor a former Don, Kiplyn Davis, that went missing twenty years ago. This would mark her 20th year reunion as a Spanish Fork graduate. Kiplyn loved life. She had a vibrant personality and known as a social “butterfly”.
Each academic year, the faculty of the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department chooses one student from each cohort to receive the School Leadership Award. This decision is based on observed leadership potential and demonstrated academic excellence in coursework.
Heather Balli - Westside Elementary
For the 2016–2017 academic year, this award has been given to Heather Balli from the Nebo School District, and we would like to congratulate her on this achievement.
The top 26 cross country teams from Utah, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona competed in the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) Southwest Regionals.
In the Championship Race, invitation only, Springville Boys took 3rd place which allows them to go to Portland, Oregon, for Nationals on December 3. Julie Sumsion from Springville High also placed 13th individually.
In the Open Race the following teams excelled:
Spanish Fork Boys 1st Place
Maple Mountain Girls 1st Place
Springville Girls 3rd Place
Maple Mountain Boys 16th Place
Superintendent Rick Nielsen presented to the Spanish Fork Rotary about the new Nebo PEAK Center. Nebo District developed architect plan designs and began construction on the Nebo PEAK Center in Salem (the old Neways building) that will be ready for students in the fall of 2017. The 210,000 square foot Nebo PEAK Center will include the following: