On May 15 and 16, 17 students from Maple Mountain High School competed at the prestigious National Science Olympiad competition at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Maple Mountain proudly represented Nebo School District and the State of Utah as they faced off in events of science, technology and engineering against 60 other schools from across the country.
Congratulations to Springville High School's band. On Saturday, May 2, 2015, the Springville High Symphonic Band performed at the State Band Festival sponsored by the Utah Music Educators Association. To qualify for the state festival, bands were required to received straight superior ratings at their Region Assessments (Festivals). The Band Director at Springville High School is Ben Major.
Congratulations to Scott Griffin for answering the "Where Are We Wednesday Challenge" sponsored by Wiggy Wash.
Jeffrey “Whites” Nelson–Assistant Principal of Diamond Fork Junior
Jeffrey “Whites” Nelson was appointed by the Nebo School Board of Education as Assistant Principal of Diamond Fork Junior for Nebo School District. He will fill the vacancy left by retiree, Mark Bake. Mr. Nelson received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University in physical education and special education as well as a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Utah University.
Alyssa Larsen Surprised by the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education
Last week on April 30, 2015, Karen Huntsman surprised special education teacher, Alyssa Larsen, at Spanish Fork High School, with the highest teaching award bestowed in the state of Utah, the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education. The award’s mission is to recognize, inspire and reward the best teachers, school administrators, and volunteers in Utah for continually seeking ways to improve the quality of education in our public school system.
Jane Wilson, a sixth-grade student in Shauna Huffaker’s class at Art City Elementary in Nebo School District, was noticed for her fine art work that was completed in the monthly art program where parent helpers come to teach. Claudia Jex, visual art curriculum specialist, said she noticed Jane’s talent and sent some of her art work to the Crayola Company.
Youth School Board meets with Nebo School District Board of Education
A highlight for the Nebo School Board of Education is to meet with students from each of the high schools and junior high schools on a quarterly basis. Each Youth Board representative is selected by his/her principal to be a spokesperson for their school.
The Nebo School Board took this opportunity to ask the Youth Board students questions concerning college and career readiness, technology and one-to-one devices, and readiness for mathematics.
Nebo Shines at Utah State Elementary Division I Debate
James Chamberlain and Nathan Galbraith, Hobble Creek Elementary, won the Elementary Division I First Place Affirmative Trophy at the Utah State Debate Meet on April 24.
Brockbank students, Elley Colledge and Natasha Bryson, won Elementary Division I Fourth Place Negative. Katelyn Hurst and Katelyn Gappmayer also participated in the state debate meet.
In late April, sixth-grade students from throughout Nebo School District assembled together and performed what they had been learning all year at a Monster Concert. The Monster Concert program started eight years ago with only four schools participating from the Springville area. Now, nearly all the elementary schools in the district that offer elementary beginning strings for sixth-grade students participated.