A smiling and supportive crowd gathered at the Springville City Council Meeting to honor the May Springville Mayor Recognition Award recipients. Among those awarded was Laura Tueller. She attends Springville Junior High and dedicates a lot of time improving her talents in digital art and artistically inspiring others to do the same. Carter Grover attends Cherry Creek Elementary and is passionate about gymnastics. He has competed in California and recently brought home a gold medal in the high bars.
THE PEAK AWARD CUSTOMER SERVICE PROGRAM
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.
Students Present to Nebo School Board of Education
Spanish Fork High - Advisor Zac Taylor
Spanish Fork High student, Josh Coombs, is a first place winner that will represent his school, Nebo School District, and the State of Utah. He will attend a National contest held in Louisville Kentucky for Automotive Refinishing. Josh is a student that has learned skills in refinishing, surface preparation, welding, blending, tinting, and detailing. He has developed a skill and talent that will be helpful throughout his life.
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.