Mapleton Elementary Students Delight School Board - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

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Mapleton’s Elementary students delighted the Nebo School Board of Education with music, math mastery, after-school STEM “tech” club, and computer programing among other learning experiences. 

Principal Julie Peery addressed the Board and introduced the student performance and thanked the School Board for this opportunity. 

Mapleton’s orchestra is directed by Jessica Knight. The students performed two songs: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Silent Night." These students meet multiple times a week before school. The students performed very well and were enjoyed playing.

Mapleton Junior High Fundraises for Primary Children’s

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Reagan Sweat

Every year, Mapleton Junior High gets in the spirit of Christmas by having a school-
wide fundraiser. And this time around, they decided to make the fundraiser extra-special by 
raising money to help kids their own age. Their fundraiser: Gift baskets for the patients at 
Primary Children's medical hospital.

Band Beyond 5 Encourages Students to "Never Give Up!"

During the afternoon of December 16, 2014 shrieks and screams could be heard emanating from the south end of Wilson Elementary School.  The usually quiet hallways were abuzz with excitement as the up-and-coming boy band Beyond 5 put on an assembly encouraging students to Never Give up (a title of one of their popular songs). Students were also reminded to be careful of what they say to one another. Even a joke can be hurtful to others.

Pay It Forward: Cheyanne Prather, Spanish Oaks Second Grader

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Spanish Oaks very own Cheyanne Prather wanted to help clothe homeless children, so she came up with a great way to use her allowance.  She bought candy and snacks, then sold them on the side of the road and at football games.  She then took the money to buy more snacks and continued to sell.

What started as $40 ... turned into more than $500 as 7-year-old Cheyanne expanded her entrepreneur skills to help others.  She is this week’s Channel 2 News Pay It Forward recipient.  Thank you, Cheyanne, for being such a good example!

Students Honored by Springville Mayor and City Council

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Four amazing Springville High School students were recognized in December’s City Council Meeting for their efforts in prevention and mental health awareness.  Ali Earnshaw, Stephanie Garcia, Julia Gonzales and Payton Acor received the Springville Mayor’s Recognition Award.  They were congratulated by Councilman Chris Sorenson.  All the young ladies are members of the high school and community club called “ASAP.”  Their goals are to educate other students on the dangers of substance abuse and promote positive mental health.

Where Are We Wednesday, December 17, 2014?

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Where are we Wednesday, December 17, 2014? Name the place and event that happened in Nebo School District.

The communications office will be posting photos from around the district on Wednesdays. The first person to email the correct name and place will receive an award.  Email your response to wherearewewednesday@nebo.edu(link sends e-mail)

Nebo Education Foundation Gives Grants to Schools

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Lana Hiskey

Nebo Education Foundation Gives Grants to Schools

The Nebo Education Foundation board met in December to discuss the many grants and needs across the district. This Foundation Board functions through generous donations made by individuals and businesses as well as fundraisers where all the money goes to educate students in Nebo School District. Thank you to all those that so generously supported Nebo students through donations.

Congratulations to the following teachers that continue to inspire the minds of students. 

Superintendent Rick Nielsen Meets with Youth Board

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Lana Hiskey

Superintendent Rick Nielsen’s motto is: “Focus on Students”. He is doing just that. Throughout Superintendent Nielsen’s tenure as Superintendent, the Nebo School Board of Education has 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.

Clifton Jex Appointed Transportation Supervisor

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Lana Hiskey

Clifton Jex Appointed Transportation Supervisor

The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Clifton Jex as the Transportation Supervisor for Nebo School District. Mr. Jex received an Associate's Degree from Utah Technical College in Diesel Mechanics in 1976. He has worked for Nebo School District for the past 35 years in the transportation department as a bus shop foreman, parts room purchaser, and a diesel mechanic. 

Alison Hansen Appointed STEM Grant Facilitator

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Lana Hiskey

Alison Hansen – STEM Grant Facilitator

The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Alison Hansen as the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Grant Facilitator for Nebo School District. Alison received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Integrated Science and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership both from Brigham Young University. 

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