If you attended Leadership Day at Park Elementary, you got a glimpse of what is possible when it comes to Park students. That is, if you could find a place to sit. The gym was packed with community leaders and parents all there to see Park Panther Leaders shine. Every student at Park Elementary demonstrated their leadership skills in one form or another. The skills and talent Park students have are second to none. Students demonstrated leadership through song, musical talent, speaking, and even dancing. We are so proud of Park students. Way to go Leaders!
Ginger Hansen, Hobble Creek Elementary, was honored as the Utah Distinguished Mentor in Teacher Education by the Utah Association of Teacher Educators (UATE). This award recognizes and honors school-based educators mentoring new teachers. Ginger was selected from a variety of nominees representing every college and university in the state of Utah.
MMHS choirs and orchestra successfully auditioned for a unique opportunity to offer a solo performance in Carnegie Hall. The preparations for such an experience has tangibly enhanced MMHS’s curriculum this year.
Choir teacher, Cory Mendenhall said, “Our student musicians have accomplished many significant and exciting successes in each of their learning outcomes! We have really enjoyed watching them progress so rapidly, with such depth of knowledge and meaning as they've diligently prepared to offer their solo performance in Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 13!”
Springville High School has a new kind of team on the field; a particle physics team. Called the 5 Sigma Project, the team was formed to submit an experiment to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. It is believed to be the first such high school team in Utah.
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.