Nebo Education Foundation Give Grants to Schools
The Nebo Education Foundation board met in May and June, 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. The Foundation’s Green Fever Golf Tournament held on May 9 was a huge success. Thank you to all those that so generously supported Nebo students.
Congratulations to the following teachers that continue to inspire the minds of students.
Sierra Bonita Elementary – Erin Creamer
Erin responded, “Thank you, Nebo Foundation! We are so grateful to receive the grant for books! We love to read and receiving this grant means we have more books to read. As a team of seven first- grade teachers, we love to introduce our students to a variety of books. In the past, we have struggled with sharing one copy of a particular book among all seven classes. With this grant, we will have enough books and copies to allow all of our students and teachers the ability to enjoy and learn from amazing authors. These books will enhance the lessons we teach in our classrooms. We appreciate the grant from the Nebo Foundation and the opportunity it gives us to purchase more books and in turn, put these books in the hands of our students. For years to come, students will benefit from these amazing books!”
Goshen – Joanie Burningham, June Lopez, & Lori Staheli
June replied, “In my second grade classroom (and even the short time we combined first and second grades for reading groups), I would use the Chromebooks as an independent or small group station during our literacy block. We are using our new Journey’s Program as our basal reader and there are some great stories in these books. The Journey’s books offer a decodable reader that supports the phonics and grammar lesson of the week. We do not have these paper books, so in my class we read them online. We also practice our spelling words on SpellingCity.com with these books in small rotations. This gives the students some background in using computers for testing which will be done next year in third grade. Our school also used the reading program RazKids this year. Students were able to read books at their level. I love that the kids can share these computers and work together. The kids really enjoy the days we are able to use them in our morning literacy stations.”
Wilson Elementary – Nancy Cornaby, Sage Creek Elementary – Dixie Davis, Spanish Fork Junior – Angela Harman, Orchard Hills Elementary – Terry Oyler, Sage Creek Elementary – Joan Foote, Foothills Elementary – Pam Roberts, Park Elementary – Sherri Smithee & Jennifer Sorensen, Mt. Loafer Elementary – Jean Turner, Taylor & Orchard Hills Elementary – An’Jalee Burningham, Larsen Elementary – Heidi Taylor & Shauna Mundinger, Rees Elementary – Carla Nixon, and Oakridge – Jason Shelley.
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.
Anyone interested in the Nebo Education Foundation or who wish to make a donation for education is encouraged to contact Lana Hiskey by email firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone 801-354-7400, or mail 350 South Main, Spanish Fork, UT 84660.
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Lana Hiskey, Lynette DeGraffenried, June Lopez, Patricia Barlow, KL Tischner at Goshen Elementary.