PEAK AWARDS

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Lana Hiskey

Nebo School Dis­trict has an­nounced the win­ners of its De­cem­ber 2014 PEAK Award win­ners. The award showcases the dis­trict’s “Pos­i­tive En­ergy And Kind” em­ploy­ees. PEAK Award win­ners are nom­i­nated by pa­trons and rec­og­nized by the dis­trict su­per­in­ten­dent, dis­trict staff and the Nebo School Dis­trict Board of Ed­u­ca­tion.

The win­ners for De­cem­ber 2014 are as fol­lows:

Norma Jean McCon­nell, Sweeper,

Maple­ton El­e­men­tary Nom­i­nated by: Lori Brad­ford

“Norma is a won­der­ful em­ployee who isn’t afraid of work. She knows how to clean and does it well. We have had some ma­jor toi­let­ing is­sues in our first-grade area re­strooms, and she is right there clos­ing the con­tam­i­nated area off and quickly dis­in­fect­ing it. She evens un­clogs the ugly clogs.

“Norma is kind and loving and helps us to teach about be­ing re­spon­si­ble for our­selves. I am in a UEI unit. She heard us teach a fall sci­ence les­son, and she asked if she could teach us a song about fall leaves. The stu­dents loved the song. They es­pe­cially love Miss Norma, and they don’t want to leave messes for her.”

Clau­dia Shaf­fer, Teacher, Sage Creek El­e­men­tary Nom­i­nated by: Teresa Mati

and Jan Marie Can­non

“Mrs. Shaf­fer and our won­der­ful Chi­nese teach­ers have worked hard to pro­vide an ex­cel­lent Chi­nese im­mer­sion pro­gram. I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the way Mrs. Shaf­fer and the oth­ers have re­ally gone the ex­tra mile.”

“Mrs. Shaf­fer has served and helped my girls, go­ing the ex­tra mile for read­ing.... I will al­ways be grate­ful.”

Chris­tine Beardall, Sec­re­tary,

Salem Ju­nior High Nom­i­nated by: Jor­dan Blan­chard

“Chris­tine al­ways has a smile on her face and is so help­ful to stu­dents, par­ents, and staff. I have talked to her at the end of a day when she says she is so tired. Then a per­son need­ing help will come in, and she puts her smile back on and helps. Chris­tine re­ally puts the needs of our stu­dents, par­ents and staff be­fore her own.”

Chris Hall, Sec­re­tary, Span­ish Fork Ju­nior High Nom­i­nated by: Anne Cook

and Mark Bake

“As a new fi­nance sec­re­tary, I con­stantly have ques­tions on TES Soft­ware and other book keep­ing prac­tices. Chris Hall has been my go-to per­son. There are days that I feel like I call her a mil­lion times, and she is al­ways so kind and never seems to be both­ered. Chris helps me re­al­ize that I am do­ing okay. It’s nice to be able to feel that I can count on oth­ers to help me through the dif­fi­cult times.”

“Chris Hall’s ex­cep­tional ser­vice is not a one-time shot. She con­sis­tently treats ev­ery­one with prompt, ac­cu­rate, hu­mor­ous and ef­fec­tive ser­vice. Chris pro­vides im­me­di­ate help when peo­ple need her ser­vices, and she does it all with­out com­plaint.”

Amy Darrington and Kris­ten Money, Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion Teach­ers, Canyon

Ele­men­tar Nom­i­nated by: Jamie Hamblin

“Amy and Kris­ten took time out of their busy sched­ule to help the 4th-6th grade teams learn how to use the Dibels pro­gram for strug­gling stu­dents. They were pa­tient as we asked sev­eral ques­tions. They made sure we got our copies and as­sisted us in us­ing this pro­gram to bet­ter help our strug­gling read­ers. They are will­ing to go above and beyond what was asked of them. Teach­ers who do what­ever it takes to help stu­dents learn and make the work en­vi­ron­ment bet­ter are amaz­ing.”

Amer­ica will never be de­stroyed from the out­side. If we fal­ter and lose our free­doms, it will be be­cause we de­stroyed our­selves. - Abra­ham Lin­coln

The De­cem­ber 2014 win­ners of Nebo School Dis­trict’s PEAK Award were rec­og­nized dur­ing a re­cent meet­ing of the Nebo School Dis­trict Board of Ed­u­ca­tion.

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