UHSAA Honors Sportsmanship Awards and 2014 STAR Schools

Lana Hiskey

Congratulations to Springville High, Spanish Fork, High, Payson High, Salem Hills High and Maple Mountain High. All Nebo School District’s high schools received the UHSAA School Sportsmanship Award and 2014 STAR for completing all of the required award criteria for the 2013-14 school year.  

All Nebo’s high schools received a letter of congratulations, the 2014 Gold Star to hang on their UHSAA School Sportsmanship Banner, an award certificate, UIAAA Director’s Cup points, and recognition through a newsletter, website and local media.  

What Graduation Means -- Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Lana Hiskey

Graduation allows a time for celebrating the achievements of the past three years or even the past thirteen years, a time for a relaxing and enjoying a summer with no more thoughts of high school assignments, and the excitement of what’s to come after high school.

Graduating from high school can be so much more. It can be a time to reflect on lessons learned and can also be a time to reflect on the parents, teachers, and mentors who helped each graduate get to the point they are at today. No graduates alone. All graduates need help along the way. 

Utah's Fourth Lighthouse School

Adam Gull

Recently, Park faculty, parents and students rejoiced at the wonderful news of becoming a Lighthouse School.  When you think of a lighthouse, you imagine a beacon illuminating its light in all directions beckoning to the incoming ships there is safety after the storm.  A lighthouse also warns of danger of rocks and other obstacles that stand in the way of reaching the shore.

Students Experience Utah Symphony - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Julie Christofferson

On May 20, 2014 four student's from the Nebo Youth Philharmonic (district honor orchestra) performed side-by-side with the Utah Symphony. It was part of the Utah Symphony's All-Star Evening concert at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. Selected students from 11 state-wide youth symphonies performed. Students from Nebo were Westley Cook, Tate Grimshaw, James Carrington and Jessica Cory.

They performed Academic Festival Overture (Brahms), March from the Love for Three Oranges (Prokofiev) and Capriccio Italien (Tchaikovsky).

July Bright Ideas


The purpose of the Bright Ideas Summer Program is to provide educational opportunities and experiences not usually found in the home or school for bright, accelerated, and highly motivated youth.

Please see the attached flyer for details of the July event.

Nebo School District Retirees 2014

A total of 52 employees are retiring from Nebo School District which represents a total of 1,253 years of service in Nebo School District.

Natalie Anderson
First-Sixth-Grade Teacher – Resource, Special Education – Orchard Hills Elementary School
34 years of service in Nebo
“Thank you to everyone who was part of my Excellent Adventure! Wow!”

Spanish Fork High School Yearbook Staff Receives Recognition for Yearbook

The Spanish Fork High School Yearbook staff has won critical acclaim for their 2013-2014 Yearbook.

USU Eastern and the Utah Rocky Mountain High School Mediafest announced the winning entries in Yearbook Design and Layout with the Spanish Fork Spaniard taking Second Place in Overall Layout and First Place in Cover Design.

In addition to the recognition of winning, USU Eastern extends a cash scholarship award to the submitting editor.  Editor Casey Warren was awarded a $1000 scholarship for the winning cover design for this year's book.

May PEAK Awards

Nebo School District showcases our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education.

May 2014 PEAK Award Winners:

Bobbi Diamond, Secretary, Barnett Elementary
Nominators: Gwen Spencer & Don Applegate