Utah Symphony Provides Educational Program for Fourth-Grade Students

Lana Hiskey

Monday, October 27, 2014, the Utah Symphony performed a special educational program for the Nebo School District fourth-grade students and their teachers.  

Gary Ofenloch, tuba player, chatted with students before the performance.  Each year the symphony performs for all Nebo fourth-graders.  

Teachers receive educational materials and recordings to help the students prepare for the event. Funding for this event is financed in part from the Utah State Legislature and Utah State Office of Education Professional Outreach for Public Schools program.  

Nebo’s Fall Academic All-State Winners 2014


Nebo School District is proud of the many students that are winners and nominated to the Utah High School Activities Association and Deseret News Academic All-State Teams. Congratulations on a job well done. 

Following are the Academic All-State winners:

Boys Golf Winners Combined GPA: 3.99
Zachary Roylance – MMHS
Brayden Hiatt – PHS

Boys Cross Country Winners Combined GPA: 3.99 to 4.0
Brandon Coffman – MMHS
Joshua Evans – PHS

November 2014 PEAK Award Winners


Nebo School District showcases our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education.

November 2014 PEAK Award Winners:

Winner: Travis Young, Teacher, Payson Junior
Nominated by: Larry Webster

“Travis Young is very caring and goes out of his way to help anyone in need.

Veteran’s Day Honored

Children all over Nebo School District honored Veterans in their community. In many of the schools, the students dressed in their best attire and listened to testimonials of service. Some ideas and quotes included: “The land of the free, because of the brave,” “America, the home of the brave,” and Freedom is not free.”

Spanish Fork Junior High students were captivated by the Veteran’s Day program orchestrated by Becky Provstgaard. 

Everyday Heroes Celebrated at Sierra Bonita with Senator Henderson

Lightning speed, x-ray vision, and red capes are most commonly associated with the world of superheroes. However, students at Sierra Bonita elementary learned that heroes are more than humans with super powers. Heroes are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. On Friday, November 7, at a school-wide assembly, the student body was privileged to hear music, essays, and stories about everyday heroes from local heroes.

MMHS Marching Band Takes All Firsts - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Maple Mountain High School’s marching band takes all Firsts in every category at the Disneyland Competition. The MMHS Marching Band performed at the California Adventure park as well as the evening Disneyland parade. Thank you to MMHS Marching Band for representing their school well. 

Congratulations to Suzee Anderson for answering this week’s Where Are We Wednesday Challenge sponsored by Wiggy Wash.

Chess Tournament Saturday, November 15

Mary Lynn Lewis

Join Us at the Young Living Lavender Farm


When: November 15, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check-in from 7:30–8:15 a.m.

Where: Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona, Utah

Cost: Early registration (Oct. 7–Nov. 10): $8

Regular registration (Nov. 11–Nov. 14): $15

Food: Concessions will be available for purchase on site. Food vouchers may be pre-purchased with online registration.Visit UtahChessK12.com/YLF to register today!

Free family fun activities around the farm, weather permitting.