Category: Nebo School District

Nebo Captain’s Academy

Nebo Captain’s Academy

by Lana Hiskey. Nebo School District held its Captain’s Academy on leadership and sportsmanship. Captains’ Academy is held three times each year and includes  captains from junior high and high school. Winter Captain Academy includes  boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, wrestling, boys’ swimming, girls’ swimming, drill team, debate, and band. Nebo School District’s School Services Coordinator, Troy Bohling, said, “The Captain’s Academy […]

Read more ›
Utah tech companies team with local schools

Utah tech companies team with local schools

Utah’s tech industry is helping educate Utah students and expand access to computer science learning. In one project, more than 225 fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at Maple Ridge Elementary School have engaged in Code.org’s plugged and unplugged curriculum, administered by volunteers from InsideSales.com. “This program has really made a difference for our students,” said Sara Matis, principal at […]

Read more ›
Long-time educator Carol Day to retire

Long-time educator Carol Day to retire

by Chris Hash. After 29 years, Mapleton educator Carol Day is set to graduate from elementary school. Twenty three of those 29 years have been spent in Nebo School District, most recently at Mapleton and Hobble Creek Elementary schools. It’s safe to say that hundreds of local children have benefited from her efforts. And on Wednesday, May 18, many of […]

Read more ›
Nebo Education Foundation Gives Grants to Schools in May

Nebo Education Foundation Gives Grants to Schools in May

by Lana Hiskey. The Nebo Education Foundation board met on May 3, 2016, 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. Maple Ridge Elementary receives grant Mapleton Junior High receives […]

Read more ›
J. Lynn Jones Receives the Stevan J. Kukic Special Education Administrator of the Year

J. Lynn Jones Receives the Stevan J. Kukic Special Education Administrator of the Year

by Lana Hiskey. J. Lynn Jones, Nebo School District’s Special Education and Federal Program Director, is the recipient of the Stevan J. Kukic Special Education Administrator of the Year by the Utah Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. The Utah Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children is a professional organization focused on advancing the welfare and education of […]

Read more ›
Nebo School District holds Captain’s Academy

Nebo School District holds Captain’s Academy

by Lana Hiskey. On April 21, 2016, Nebo School District held its third quarterly Captain’s Academy Spring Session on leadership and sportsmanship. The Captain’s Academy is held three times a year. Held in the boardroom at Nebo School District, the academy included Captains from each spring sport: baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ track and field, boys’ soccer, girls’ golf, and […]

Read more ›
Eileen Quintana, Nebo Native American Program Manager, Receives Prestigious Award

Eileen Quintana, Nebo Native American Program Manager, Receives Prestigious Award

by Lana Hiskey. Eileen Quintana, the program manager of the Nebo Title VII Education Program in Nebo School District, was selected as one of Utah’s American Graduate Champions by Utah Education Network (UEN). Connecting education to culture can be key in helping Native American students succeed. Through homework labs and summer camps for students in Nebo School district, Eileen Quintana brings […]

Read more ›
Governor’s Committee surprises Nebo School District with award

Governor’s Committee surprises Nebo School District with award

By Lana Hiskey. The Governor’s committee for Employment of People with Disabilities surprised Nebo School District with recognition for being an exceptional example to promote awareness, advocate and empower people with disabilities. It states, “Your contributions have made your community a better place to live for all individuals.” The nomination reads: “I would like to nominate Nebo School District for […]

Read more ›
Nebo Education Foundation gives grants to Mapleton schools

Nebo Education Foundation gives grants to Mapleton schools

by Lana Hiskey.  The Nebo Education Foundation, which functions through generous donations made by individuals and businesses, has recently provided the following grants to Mapleton-area schools. Mapleton Elementary – Theresa Holthaus “We are thrilled with the grant we received today from the Nebo Education Foundation. The money will go towards purchasing eight more Chromebooks for our sixth-grade classes. Sixth-grade students […]

Read more ›
Nebo School District Abstinence-Only Policy change

Nebo School District Abstinence-Only Policy change

by Chris Hash. Nebo School District has recently changed the curriculum for its sexuality health unit from Abstinence-Only to Abstinence-Plus. The Abstinence-Plus curriculum, which will include information on birth control and contraception methods, will be implemented as an opt-in unit. Students will not receive the Abstinence-Plus instruction unless their parents sign the opt-in form. In addition, parents may choose what level […]

Read more ›
Nebo School District State Champions

Nebo School District State Champions

by Lana Hiskey. Schools within Nebo School District took State Championships in three sports this spring. Spanish Fork High School Boys’ Baseball, Spanish Fork High School Girls’ Softball, and the Maple Mountain Girls’ Track teams all came out on top this year. Congratulations to these teams and their coaches! State Champions, SFHS Boys’ Baseball Team Members: Taylor Anderson, Nic Roberts, Tanner Nielsen […]

Read more ›
Nebo School District’s Spring Academic All-State Winners 2015

Nebo School District’s Spring Academic All-State Winners 2015

by Lana Hiskey. Nebo School District is proud of the many students that are winners and nominated to the Utah High School Activities Association and Deseret News Academic All-State Teams for 2015. Congratulations on a job well done!   Girls’ Track and Field 4A GPA: 4.0 Kiera Barton – MMHS Janae Warren – MMHS Rylee Elizabeth Beckstead – SHHS Sydney […]

Read more ›
Nebo sixth grade orchestra students give Monster Concert

Nebo sixth grade orchestra students give Monster Concert

by Lana Hiskey. In April, sixth-grade orchestra students from throughout Nebo School District assembled together and performed what they had been learning all year at a Monster Concert. The Monster Concert program started eight years ago with only four schools participating from the Springville area.  This year, nearly all the elementary schools in the district that offer elementary beginning strings […]

Read more ›
Sara Matis appointed principal of Maple Ridge Elementary

Sara Matis appointed principal of Maple Ridge Elementary

by Lana Hiskey. The Nebo School Board of Education has appointed Sara Matis to be principal and open the new Maple Ridge Elementary. Mrs. Matis earned her bachelor’s degree with an English Major and Political Science Minor as well as a master’s degree in Educational Leadership all from Brigham Young University. Most recently, Mrs. Matis has served as principal at […]

Read more ›
Nebo School Board receives Master Board Award for third year in a row

Nebo School Board receives Master Board Award for third year in a row

by Lana Hiskey. The Nebo School District Board of Education has received the Master Board Award for the third consecutive year. In presenting the award, Governor Herbert stated, “It is my great pleasure as governor to congratulate your board for receiving the Master Boards Award for 2014. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in leading public schools in your neighborhoods and […]

Read more ›
Nebo Youth Provide Thanksgiving Dinner to Needy Families

Nebo Youth Provide Thanksgiving Dinner to Needy Families

by Lana Hiskey. Local students Kaitlin Hallam and Lindsey Olsen helped provide a Thanksgiving dinner to 40 needy families in the area. The girls partnered with the Utah County 4-H organization to identify families who were in need of assistance through the 4-H Mentoring Program. The Mentoring Program identifies students who need additional help in school and then matches them […]

Read more ›
Nebo seeks parent input on elementary boundaries

Nebo seeks parent input on elementary boundaries

In response to rapid growth in the northern end of Nebo School District, the district is building two new elementary schools. Maple Ridge Elementary, in west Mapleton (west of Harvest Park), will open in the fall of 2015; Meadow Brook Elementary, located in west Springville, will open in the fall of 2016. The district is currently going through the process […]

Read more ›
Children honor Veterans

Children honor Veterans

by Lana Hiskey. Children all over Nebo School District honored Veterans in their community. In many of the schools, the students dressed in their best attire and listened to testimonials of service. Some ideas and quotes included: “The land of the free, because of the brave,” “America, the home of the brave,” and Freedom is not free.” Spanish Fork Junior […]

Read more ›
Nebo Youth School Board meets with Board of Education

Nebo Youth School Board meets with Board of Education

By Lana Hiskey. A highlight for the Nebo School Board of Education is to 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. The Nebo School Board took this opportunity to ask the Youth Board students […]

Read more ›
Landmark High School Food Bank now open

Landmark High School Food Bank now open

By Baylie Shepherd and Breezy Dunkley. Landmark High School’s Food Bank is now open to serve area schools and local families in the Nebo School District. The Food Bank has food, clothing, hygiene products, shoes and school supplies available to area children and families. Local school administrators and interested residents should contact Monica Hullinger, Program Director, or Hollie Johnson at monica.hullinger@nebo.edu or hollie.johnson@nebo.edu or […]

Read more ›