December 2015 PEAK Awards

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.

Springville Mayor and City Council Recognizes Nebo Students

Shannon Acor

The Springville Mayor and City Council recognized three Nebo students at November’s City Council Meeting. These students were nominated by their teachers, principals and counselors.  Anyone in the community can nominate a Springville student they observe being a great example, providing service and overall being a positive contributor to our great city.

Nebo Students Giving Their Time and Talent - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Nebo Students Give Their Time and Talent

Spanish Fork High adviser, Kaylee Liddiard said, “Spanish Fork FFA decorated and donated a tree for Festival of Trees. The theme the officers chose was Unity: Blue and Gold.  As the blue field of our nation's flag and the golden fields of ripened corn unify our country, the FFA colors of national blue and corn gold give unity to the organization. We hope to help others understand that unity can come as we focus on agriculture and the important things that we need in life.” 

Nebo School District Surpassed State Graduation Rate

Nebo School District continues to produce one of the highest graduation rates in the country. Nebo’s graduation rate is 90 percent, significantly higher than the state average of 83 percent. Nebo’s traditional high schools’ graduation rate is as high as 93 percent.

Nebo News December 2015


Nebo Adult Education Recognition Night


The Nebo Adult Education Program held their semiannual Recognition Night on Thursday, November 19, at the Landmark High School gymnasium. There were 82 graduates who completed the necessary requirements to earn an Adult Education Secondary Diploma and three students who passed all four sections of the GED (General Education Development). Also honored during the ceremony were 99 students who have achieved at least one level gain in the areas of Reading, Math, and Language. 

Salem Elementary Delights Nebo School Board -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

The Nebo School Board of Education was delighted to see and hear from Salem Elementary students. 

Principal Jim Welburn thanked the Board Members for the opportunity to share some of the great things that are going on at Salem Elementary. Beautiful music was directed by Lindsay Priday. The student choir sang, “This Land is Your Land” and “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” with bells. 

Veterans True Heroes - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

The Veteran’s assembly at Spanish Fork Junior is a much anticipated event for both students and staff alike. Many people are involved weeks in advance to provide such a soul-stirring program.

Becky Provstgaard, organizer of the assembly, said that it takes many to put it all together. Seven years ago, Becky and her siblings attended an Atomic War Veterans’ reunion in Seattle, Washington with their father, Jim Box.  Becky said, “It was so touching to me to see the love and respect these veteran men had for this great Nation.”

Nebo Elementary Students Learning Robotics

Nebo School District elementary students are learning robotics!  This fall, 21 Nebo elementary schools are holding 24 after-school robotic classes before and after school each day of the week. Students in grades fourth through sixth learn the basics of robotics through a hands-on STEM experience. Students learn the engineering cycle of trial, experiment, test, and repeat to acquire computer programming skills. Students actually build mini robots using building models.

"Warm Hearts and Happy Faces"

Rees Elementary students celebrated "Warm Hearts and Happy Faces" to improve breakfast participation. They played games, guessed the number of cereal bites in a glass bottle and enjoyed a delicious breakfast as part of the Universal Breakfast Program (all students eat breakfast for free.)

Rees students ate 272 breakfasts on a single day, up from an average of 200.  A breakfast grant was awarded for the 2014-15 school year, and Nebo School District continued the program without a grant this year.