THE PEAK AWARD CUSTOMER SERVICE PROGRAM
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
THE PEAK AWARD CUSTOMER SERVICE PROGRAM
Brookside second-grade teacher, Darla Stapel, was honored by Karen Huntsman with the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education.
Mrs. Stapel was quite surprised when her door opened and in walked Mrs. Huntsman, her family, several members of the faculty and PTA. Mrs. Huntsman spotlighted Mrs. Stapel and didn't leave until she got her very own second grade "License”; something all of her students have.
On Thursday, April 24, Karen Huntsman surprised veteran teacher, Mrs. Priscilla Leek at Springville High School, 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.
Tara Hall, SHS health and physical education teacher, was selected as UAHPERD Teacher of the Year by the Utah Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (UAPHERD). Tara has helped present health curriculum ideas and lesson plans within her district and also at Utah Association UAPHERD conferences. Tara continues to seek opportunities to get ideas from others for new activities that engage students and change behavior.
Students and staff at Sierra Bonita Elementary recognized National Poetry Month by reading and writing poetry. A school-wide poetry contest generated hundreds of original poems from all grade levels. A few well known judges were enlisted to help select the winning poem. Mrs. Shanna Stirland, Park View Elementary’s new principal, Mrs. Stephanie Galt, literacy coach, Mr. Nathan Pyfer, Grammy nominated songwriter, and Mr.
ALC Students Rock the Utah High School Film Festival
Advanced Learning Center in Nebo School District (ALC) Film students competed at the annual Utah High School Film Festival. This festival is seen as the state championship of high school film and video. With over 350 films entered in various categories, it is extremely competitive. ALC students cleaned house placing in seven of the fourteen categories. Congratulations to all the ALC winners!
Classroom Grants Given in April by Nebo Education Foundation
The Nebo Education Foundation functions through generous donations made by individuals and businesses. The Foundation helps enrich students’ education in Nebo School District. These grants are funded through the fund-raising efforts of the Nebo Education Foundation board. One fund-raising effort is the annual “Green Fever” golf tournament that helps fund these various grants throughout the year. The foundation also accepts donations from individuals and businesses to support projects.
The 2014 Teachers of the Year are selected by their peers in each school. Congratulations to all of these teachers that represent the quality of educators in Nebo School District.
Photos include Association Representative Sherilyn Woodhouse, Superintendent Rick Nielsen, Teacher of the Year for each school, and Elementary Director Julie Warren.
The MMHS Science Olympiad team took Second Place at state! MMHS Science Olympiad team proved themselves, yet again, with an impressive Second Place performance at the University of Utah state competition. MMHS competed alongside 30 other high schools from all across the state, getting edged out by only 8 points to the Utah County Science Club magnet school. Of the 25 different events, ranging from anatomy and entomology to astronomy and maglev, the Golden Eagles took home medals in 50 percent of their events. Congratulations! The individual winners included: