Nebo Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion Give Grants to Schools

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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 lana.hiskey@nebo.edu, by phone 801-354-7400, or mail 350 South Main, Span­ish Fork, UT 84660.

The Payson Tem­ple as of Satur­day, June 28. The outer side­walks on the south­east cor­ner have been laid along with the shrubs and other plants. The tem­ple is set to be com­plete in 2015. Await­ing an of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion on tem­ples, visit www.ld­schurchtem­ples.com

Sub­mit­ted by Lana Hiskey

Lana Hiskey, Lynette DeGraf­fen­ried, June Lopez, Pa­tri­cia Bar­low, KL Tis­chner at Goshen El­e­men­tary.

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