Principals Refresh Their Skills and Knowledge--Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Do you wonder what principals do all summer? Administrators as well as teachers take the opportunity to refresh their skills and knowledge in numerous ways. Some teachers take classes in the arts such as guitar and music. Others refresh their technology and math skills. 

Principals attend many conferences and training sessions as well. Elementary Director, Julie Warren, had an exciting welcome back training where the theme was “Peace & Happiness”. 

Nebo Tournament of the Bands September 27 at Payson High


The Nebo Tournament of Bands will be Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Payson High School. The Nebo Tournament has been a premier band competition in the state of Utah for over 30 years and Payson High and the Payson community have established a rich tradition of hosting bands from throughout Utah and also neighboring states. 

First Nebo Cohort of Master Graduates from SUU

The first Nebo Cohort of Master Graduates from Southern Utah University.

Seth Sorensen spoke at the graduation. Cory Little presented the graduates. Jeff Peterson, Seth Sorensen, and Cory Little "hooded" the first Nebo Cohort Master Graduates!  

Congratulations to Debra May for answering this week's challenge sponsored by Wiggy Wash.


Superintendent Accepts State Representative Mike McKell's Challenge


State Representative Mike McKell of District 66 challenged Nebo School District Superintendent Rick Nielsen to take the Ice Bucket Challenge on August 29, 2014. Representative McKell offered to give Nebo Education Foundation $500 to go towards teacher grants for the school district. 

Superintendent Nielsen then offered the Ice Bucket Challenge to Cody Hughes, Superintendent of Tintic Schools, and Chris Helvey, Superintendent of Freedom Prep Academy. If they accept the challenge, Nebo’s Superintendent will give both schools the bus that they requested. 

SHS Admin and Staff take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Carey White SHS News Adviser

During Springville High’s traditional “Hello Assembly” on Thursday, August 28, SHS administration and staff took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to promote student and staff donations to the ALS foundation in an effort to increase research in combating this debilitating disease.   ALS is often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”   

Springville FFA Hosts Farmers Market

Springville FFA members are encouraged to maintain a project related to agriculture as part of their learning experience in agriculture education. They have a variety of projects a few projects students have are laying hens, raising bees and harvesting the honey, harvesting Alpaca fibers and making things from it, as well as FFA members have adopted a row at a 3/4 acre vegetable garden. Using their marketing and sales skills the FFA members are now holding a weekly farmers market that is open to the public. They are selling the items they have produced with their projects.

Nebo Bests Utah ACT Scores

Lana Hiskey & Mark Peterson

Utah keeps top ACT spot in nation among states testing ALL students and Nebo bests Utah.
In 2013, nine states had all high school juniors take the ACT college entrance exam and Utah students placed first in the nation among that group. In 2014, an even dozen states had full participation in ACT tests. Utah students still hold the highest composite score among those 12 states, according to data released this week by ACT.

Nebo students bests Utah’s composite score and the nations. Nebo’s composite score is 21.5 compared to Utah’s 20.8.

Nebo PEAK Performer from the Past–Bryan “Doc” Tobler


Nebo PEAK Performer from the Past–Bryan “Doc” Tobler

Nebo School District honors PEAK (Positive Energy And Kindness) Performers at the August Opening Institute that welcomes all 3,800 educators back for a new school year. 

In 1972, Bryan Tobler was chosen to be the new band teacher at Springville High in the Nebo School District teaching grades 6 through 12 at Springville Middle, Springville Junior, and Springville High Schools.