In February, JoAnn Tuttle received the 2015-16 Outstanding Administrator of the Year award from the UACTE Administrative Division. She also was chosen as the Administrator of the Year by the Work-Based Learning Association. In addition, she was honored by the Spanish Fork FFA with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award. JoAnn has guided CTE through 17 years of growth and progress and loves working with the dedicated CTE teachers in Nebo District.
Nebo student, Sarah Larsen, a junior at MMHS, was awarded the Juror's Choice Award in the All-State High School Visual Arts at the Utah State Capitol this week. There were almost 1,000 entries submitted, and 328 accepted into the show. Of those 328, only 5 received Juror's Choice Awards.
Congratulations on such amazing talent Sarah Larsen.
Governor Herbert stated, “It is my great pleasure as governor to congratulate your board for receiving the Master Boards Award for 2016. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in leading public schools in your neighborhoods and strengthening communities across the state through your efforts. As leaders in Utah, it is critical that we work together to ensure high achievement for every student.”
Nebo School District is proud of Spanish Fork Junior's orchestra program, Angela Harman, and students for winning the "Give A Note" and Disney Music in our School Tour challenge. Radio Disney's Brooke Taylor, surprised the junior high and Mrs. Harmon on Friday, February 19.
Brooke announced that Spanish Fork Junior obtained the most votes overall, receiving over 14,000. The students and orchestra program will receive a $5,000 grant and a celebrity visit by another Disney star this spring.
Nebo high school student leaders look forward to meeting with Superintendent Rick Nielsen every couple of months to address their concerns and expound on their successes. When asked about the meeting, Superintendent Rick Nielsen said, “Focusing on students is what we are all about.”
Kathryn Crandall, teacher at Maple Mountain High School (MMHS) in Nebo School District, was awarded the Utah Association Career and Technology Education (UACTE) Teacher of the Year from the Work-based Learning division at the UACTE Conference held in St. George, Utah.
Nebo Welding Invitational was well represented by all high schools within Nebo on January 22, 2016.
First Place, Filimone Tukuafu, Spanish Fork High
Second Place, Colton Harness, Maple Mountain High
Third Place, Corbin Cox, Spanish Fork High
Fourth Place, McCade Mecham, Spanish Fork High
Fifth Place, Grady Hall, Salem Hills High
Payson Junior High invited an accomplished band composer, Darryl Johnson II, to come to the school and work with the band students n an effort to broaden the students’ appreciation for and understanding of the musical creation process. After giving insights into the piece he had composed, Darryl took us back to the place where every band concert starts—with a musical idea. As a class, the students developed musical ideas and, step-by-step, created a piece of band literature.