Nebo Education Foundation Delivers Valentines in the Form of Grants February 2022 - Answer to Wednesday Challenge

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Mon, 02/21/2022 - 18:14
Rees: Dale Phelps, Marla Bird, Michelle Hirst, Heidi Groneman, Stacy Nance, Gayle Gammell
Meadow Brook: Lana Hiskey, Dale Phelps, Gayle Gammell, Marcy Caldwell, Stacy Nance, Marla Bird, Susan Smith
Springville High: Lana Hiskey, Dale Phelps, Marla Bird, Tona Graff, Stacy Nance, Gayle Gammell, Susan Smith
Springville Junior: Lana Hiskey, Dale Phelps, Susan Smith, Dan Jensen, Tiffany Miley, Stacy Nance, Marla Bird, Gayle Gammell
Cherry Creek: Gayle Gammell, Stacy Nance, Dale Phelps, Lauren Frossard, Susan Smith, Lana Hiskey

Nebo Education Foundation Delivers Valentines in the Form of Grants February 2022

Nebo Education Foundation delivers Valentines in the form of grants in February 2022. The Nebo Education Foundation meets each month at 7:00 a.m. to discuss submitted educational grant proposals for students in Nebo School District. One of the goals of the foundation is to fund worthwhile projects in the district that provide resources to enrich student learning.

The Nebo Education Foundation could use more money to fund these worthwhile learning grants. Anyone interested in donating to Nebo District schools, classes or programs can do so through the Nebo Education Foundation which is a 501 (c) (3) organization created to bring businesses and donors together for the benefit of Nebo District school children. Your contribution is a tax-deductible charitable gift as provided by law. Contact Lana Hiskey at 801-354-7400, email lana [dot] hiskey [at] nebo [dot] edu or mail to 350 South Main, Spanish Fork, UT 84660.

Congratulations to the following teachers that continue to inspire the minds of students.

Rees Elementary – Michelle Hirst
“My paraeducators and I are very blessed and excited to receive this grant from The Nebo Education Foundation. Using iPads allows my students to easily access technology. We had a real need in our special education class to have enough iPads for all students in the class. By receiving these funds, we are now able to purchase enough iPads to meet the needs of our individual students. It means that all of our students can work at their own pace and receive a meaningful education. I am so grateful to be chosen for this grant and want to express how much it truly means to me!” exclaimed Michelle Hirst, special education teacher at Rees Elementary.

Meadow Brook Elementary – Cynthia Stevenson
Cynthia Stevenson, special education teacher at Meadow Brook, said, “I really appreciate the generosity of this grant and am looking forward to using the iPads in my classroom to foster technological collaboration with the many apps that I've been taking classes on. I envision using these in my small group instruction to help with my reading, writing, and math groups. There are apps I have used with my students during independent work time that I'm looking forward to using with my students. Lately, I've had many students in my classroom that have had behavior plans, and they are often reinforced via iPad time. I am so grateful to receive this grant.”

Springville High – Rob Dollar
Springville High math teacher, Rob Dollar, said, “I am going to be using this grant money to buy a new set of calculators because the ones that are in my room are very outdated. I am very grateful to be able to do this because it is going to help a lot of students in their mathematical calculations and be in a viewing format that is more familiar to them and easier for them to understand and do.”

Springville Junior – Dan Jensen
Dan Jensen, science teacher at Springville Junior, said, “In Earth Science, much of what students learn involves the distribution of energy through processes such as the water cycle, weather, ocean currents, convection currents in Earth’s mantle etc. The majority of these processes involve heat transfer. These processes may be modeled, but many times it would be more advantageous for students to be able to observe them directly. Since infrared radiation is invisible to our eyes, a specialized piece of equipment is needed. A thermal imaging camera allows for direct observation of heat exchanges and allows students to visualize in real time the way that energy is exchanged in systems. This will allow students who are more concrete operational to better understand the mechanisms for processes such as weather and plate tectonics by giving them a concrete observation of the processes, rather than an abstract construct to work with.”

Cherry Creek Elementary – Lauren Frossard
Lauren Frossard, fourth-grade teacher at Cherry Creek, said, “My class loves books, so I was thrilled when I learned that the Nebo Education Foundation was willing to match my funds to stock up my classroom library! I can't wait to buy a variety of books that will interest my students and get them even more excited about reading. I'm relieved that I will be able to provide books that will accommodate all of my students, regardless of their reading abilities. Thank you all so much!”

Congratulations to Allison Mower for answering this week's "Where are we Wednesday?" challenge sponsored by Wiggy Wash.

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By Lana Hiskey