The Nebo Education Foundation is composed of 20 volunteer board members who live in cities serviced by Nebo School District. Board members meet each month to review and award grant requests, consider fund-raising avenues and other items that advance the educational opportunities for Nebo School District students. Many of the donations received are for selected projects, yet a substantial amount is available for the greatest need. Greatest need monies are considered for grants submitted by area schools.
“That’s what the foundation is all about – to give our students the best educational opportunities possible through classroom grants,” said Lana Hiskey, executive director.
Congratulations to the following teachers that continue to invigorate the minds of students.
Springville High – Ivan Cardenas
“I can not express enough how grateful I am for the Nebo Education Foundation's generosity. The Spanish Verbs book will be a useful tool that will provide my students with access to the language as they use them as a guide during their language acquisition journey,” stated Spanish teacher, Ivan Cardenas, “Moreover, the individual Dry-Erase White Boards will be critical tools for students who tend to be shy and hesitate to provide answers aloud in front of their peers. Instead, they can raise the board to show me certain answers without others hyperfocusing on their responses. Finally, these tools will allow me to better manage my class, be a better facilitator of a safe learning environment, and a better teacher of the language and culture I love to share.”
Spring Canyon Middle – Susan Crook
Susan Cook, a gifted and talented teacher at Spring Canyon Middle said, “At Spring Canyon Middle School this year, we have the first-ever opportunity to offer a class geared toward gifted and talented education. This class is an independent, project-based class where students choose what they want to learn and then design, research, create, and complete a project in that interest area. These projects range anywhere from making documentaries, 3D print design, sewing, painting, coding, crocheting, to animation and many more. With this variety of projects, there is a need for widely-varied classroom supplies such as sewing machine supplies, art and craft supplies, AV items, etc. The Nebo Education Foundation has generously donated to our cause and helped us purchase many supplies to be used to complete these projects. We are beyond grateful for their generosity.”
Springville High – Susan Langford
“I am so excited to receive a grant for new calculators from the Nebo Education Foundation. I have calculators chained to every desk in my room. This allows all students to have immediate access to a calculator. The calculators I am currently using are about 10 years old. The keys are sticky, the display windows are scratched, and the numbers and symbols are worn off the keys. I am thrilled that I will be able to replace these calculators with new ones. They will be used by students in every class period for many years to come,” said Susan Langford, a mathematics teacher at Springville High.
Cherry Creek Elementary – Jenna Jarvis
“I am so grateful for this grant. Through the funds from the Nebo Education Foundation and a match made by my principal Amy Darrington, I am able to get Spanish chapter books for my students who do not speak English. I am grateful for the chance they will have to enjoy reading engaging books in their native language. Thank you Nebo Education Foundation!” exclaimed Jenna Jarvis, a fifth-grade teacher at Cherry Creek Elementary.
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