In December, the Westside Elementary student council members, along with Principal Sara Matis, presented a check for over $3,000.00 to Dave Smith with Community in Action. During an entire week, student council members counted pennies and change that students brought for the annual Penny Wars. This money will go toward feeding families in need in the area. This is the second year in a row that Westside students raised over $3,000.00. The Penny Wars have become a worthwhile tradition at Westside. Congratulations for empowering others and “Being the Magic”.
Mapleton’s Elementary students delighted the Nebo School Board of Education with music, math mastery, after-school STEM “tech” club, and computer programing among other learning experiences.
Principal Julie Peery addressed the Board and introduced the student performance and thanked the School Board for this opportunity.
Mapleton’s orchestra is directed by Jessica Knight. The students performed two songs: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Silent Night." These students meet multiple times a week before school. The students performed very well and were enjoyed playing.
Every year, Mapleton Junior High gets in the spirit of Christmas by having a school-
wide fundraiser. And this time around, they decided to make the fundraiser extra-special by
raising money to help kids their own age. Their fundraiser: Gift baskets for the patients at
Primary Children's medical hospital.
During the afternoon of December 16, 2014 shrieks and screams could be heard emanating from the south end of Wilson Elementary School. The usually quiet hallways were abuzz with excitement as the up-and-coming boy band Beyond 5 put on an assembly encouraging students to Never Give up (a title of one of their popular songs). Students were also reminded to be careful of what they say to one another. Even a joke can be hurtful to others.
Spanish Oaks very own Cheyanne Prather wanted to help clothe homeless children, so she came up with a great way to use her allowance. She bought candy and snacks, then sold them on the side of the road and at football games. She then took the money to buy more snacks and continued to sell.
What started as $40 ... turned into more than $500 as 7-year-old Cheyanne expanded her entrepreneur skills to help others. She is this week’s Channel 2 News Pay It Forward recipient. Thank you, Cheyanne, for being such a good example!
Four amazing Springville High School students were recognized in December’s City Council Meeting for their efforts in prevention and mental health awareness. Ali Earnshaw, Stephanie Garcia, Julia Gonzales and Payton Acor received the Springville Mayor’s Recognition Award. They were congratulated by Councilman Chris Sorenson. All the young ladies are members of the high school and community club called “ASAP.” Their goals are to educate other students on the dangers of substance abuse and promote positive mental health.
Where are we Wednesday, December 17, 2014? Name the place and event that happened in Nebo School District.
The communications office will be posting photos from around the district on Wednesdays. The first person to email the correct name and place will receive an award. Email your response to email@example.com(link sends e-mail)
Nebo Education Foundation Gives Grants to Schools
The Nebo Education Foundation board met in December to discuss the many grants and needs across the district. This Foundation Board functions through generous donations made by individuals and businesses as well as fundraisers where all the money goes to educate students in Nebo School District. Thank you to all those that so generously supported Nebo students through donations.
Congratulations to the following teachers that continue to inspire the minds of students.
Superintendent Rick Nielsen’s motto is: “Focus on Students”. He is doing just that. Throughout Superintendent Nielsen’s tenure as Superintendent, the Nebo School Board of Education has 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.