Classroom Grants Given in October by Nebo Education Foundation
The Nebo Education Foundation functions through generous donations made by individuals and businesses. The Foundation helps enrich students’ education in Nebo School District. These grants are funded through the fund-raising efforts of the Nebo Education Foundation board. The foundation also accepts donations from individuals and businesses to support projects.
“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 inspire the minds of students.
Orchard Hills Elementary – Heather Bond First-Grade Teacher
“I am so grateful to have received a grant from the Nebo Foundation for the purchase of a divided rug for our first grade classroom! Much of our instruction in first grade takes place on the carpeted area, and having a defined space for each child on the rug reduces management issues, helps students focus, eases classroom transitions and facilitates learning. Having this wonderful rug will allow me to spend less time on management and more time on instruction. Thank you, Nebo Foundation!” stated Heather Bond.
Spring Lake Elementary – Susan Crook, Hailey Poulsen, Erica Fordinani, and AnnaMarie Franks Sixth-Grade Teachers
“Thank you so much for the grant! We are using it to purchase four sets of sixth-grade math warm-ups, aligned with the new math core. These are sets that will be used regularly in the classroom as spiral reviews and will be a valued resource in our classrooms for many years to come. We are so pleased and grateful for this generous grant!” replied Susan Crook, Hailey Poulsen, Erica Fordiani, and AnnaMarie Franks.
Wilson Elementary – Laura Ross Sixth-Grade Teacher
Laura Ross said, “Thank you so much for the approved grant money for books. The variety of books that will be used in the reading groups, science activities and other areas will benefit many students. Being able to purchase KidsDiscover books will aid in the teaching of the core Science and Social Studies Units. The grant for these books and many other high-interest books for the Sixth Grade Students at Wilson Elementary is appreciated very much.”
Congrats to Sierra Bonita Elementary – Shelly Gillies Kindergarten Teacher, Mapleton Elementary – Whitney Anderson Kindergarten Teacher, Sierra Bonita – Suzee Anderson Physical Education Technician, Salem Junior High – Daniel Stolworthy Marching Band Teacher, Foothills Elementary – Alana Hunter First-Grade Teacher, Sierra Bonita – Maria Mathews Second-Grade Teacher, Sage Creek Elementary – Marsha Rasmussen Media Specialist, Payson High – Linda Ann Walter Physics Teacher, Mapleton Elementary – Jeri Thompson First-Grade Teacher, and Spanish Fork Junior – Kristina Holley Theatre Teacher.
Lana Hiskey, Keela Goudy, Heather Bond, Ryan Murray, and Frank Daybell