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.
Mr. Jethro Gillespie, art teacher at Maple Mountain High School, recently returned from a “National Art Education Association” conference in New Orleans, where he presented. One of the sessions he co-presented with four other art educators from all over the U.S., was regarding their involvement with Art21 Educators. This was a “super session” held in the great hall of the convention center (the room was as big as a football field), and 200-300 people attended this session. Mr.
The Nebo Education Foundation is composed of 20 volunteer board members who live in cities serviced by Nebo School District. Board members meet each month to review and award grant requests, consider fund-raising avenues and other items that advance the educational opportunities for Nebo School District students. Many of the donations received are for selected projects, yet a substantial amount is available for the greatest need. Greatest need monies are considered for grants submitted by area schools.
Nebo District Greenhouse Spring Sale
Springville High School Greenhouse
Mothers Day Sale - ALL Day Saturday, May 9, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Starts Saturday, May 9 through last day of school
Open weekdays: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Spanish Fork High School Greenhouse
Starts Friday, May 8 through the last day of school
Open weekdays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.