Nebo foun­da­tion awards grants to lo­cal schools

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Lana Hiskey

so that they could hear them­selves speak and there­fore im­prove their pro­nun­ci­a­tion The Nebo Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion has and read­ing. With this grant, we will be re­cently given grants to var­i­ous schools pur­chas­ing adapters to mi­cro­phones that within Nebo School Dis­trict to aid teach­ers will al­low this process to hap­pen. It means in their ef­forts to pro­vide stu­dents with that our stu­dents will be able to im­prove the best ed­u­ca­tion pos­si­ble. Nebo Ed­u­ca­tion on their read­ing, which is para­mount to Foun­da­tion board mem­bers meet each their suc­cess.” month to re­view and award grant re­quests, Larsen Ele­men­tary School con­sider fundrais­ing av­enues and dis­cuss Fifth-Grade Team other items that ad­vance the ed­u­ca­tional Fifth-grade teacher Dy­lan Lawter at op­por­tu­ni­ties for Nebo School Dis­trict Larsen Ele­men­tary in Span­ish Fork said, stu­dents. “We are ex­cited to get new Chrome­books

These grants are funded through the in our class­room. These Chrome­books fundrais­ing ef­forts of the Nebo Ed­u­ca­tion will pro­vide stu­dents many op­por­tu­ni­ties Foun­da­tion board. Many of the do­na­tions to ex­plore tech­nol­ogy in writ­ing projects, re­ceived are for se­lected projects, yet a math learn­ing and the sci­ence re­search sub­stan­tial amount is avail­able for the that we do. This means a lot to us be­cause great­est need. One fundrais­ing ef­fort is when stu­dents learn to uti­lize tech­nol­ogy the an­nual Green Fever Golf Tour­na­ment. for ed­u­ca­tion pur­poses in the class­room, This tour­na­ment will be Thurs­day, May it will be­come a habit that they can carry 18. Also, the foun­da­tion ac­cepts do­na­tions with them both in and out of school.” from in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses to sup­port Sierra Bonita Ele­men­tary School projects. Dana Beck­ert

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the fol­low­ing teach­ers: Fa­cil­i­ta­tor Dana Beck­ert at Sierra Bonita Ele­men­tary School in Span­ish Fork said, “With the grant money awarded to our school, we will be pur­chas­ing mul­ti­ple sets of books for our school’s lev­eled li­brary. To bet­ter meet the needs of the teach­ers in pro­vid­ing in­ter­est­ing texts for their stu­dents, I asked teach­ers to pro­vide me with a list of ti­tles that their stu­dents would find en­gag­ing and in­ter­est­ing. It is good to pro­vide ad­di­tional ti­tles to our lev­eled li­brary so teach­ers and stu­dents have a va­ri­ety of high-in­ter­est texts. This grant will pro­vide texts specif­i­cally asked for by our stu­dents and teach­ers.” Maple­ton Ridge Ele­men­tary School

Denette Steen Mu­sic teacher Denette Steen said, “I have the plea­sure of teach­ing ele­men­tary stu­dents mu­sic once a week. Al­most 500 stu­dents walk through my class­room. It is my job to help them ex­plore mu­sic and love mu­sic. We will be us­ing the money granted to our school to pur­chase ukule­les. Noth­ing beats watch­ing a child ex­plore with an in­stru­ment in their hands.” Mt. Loafer Ele­men­tary School

Jen Lundquist Fourth-grade teacher Jen Lundquist at Mt. Loafer Ele­men­tary in Salem said,

Span­ish Fork High School Jen­nifer Heder, Clint Roberts,

Stephanie Searcy SFHS choir teacher Jen­nifer Heder said, “We have been rais­ing funds for a new Wenger Acous­ti­cal Shell for the last year. We plan to have all the funds nec­es­sary by De­cem­ber 2017. The cur­rent shell is old and takes quite a crew to set up be­fore each per­for­mance. The new shell will be bet­ter suited to fit the needs of the many mu­si­cal groups that per­form in the Span­ish Fork High School Au­di­to­rium. Acous­ti­cally, the new shell will pro­duce an over­all bet­ter sound, have ease of set- up and will be more aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing.” Larsen Ele­men­tary School

Kris Ro­bi­son Com­puter teacher Kris Ro­bi­son at Larsen Ele­men­tary in Span­ish Fork said, “Thank you so much for the grant that you have given to me for my com­puter lab at Larsen Ele­men­tary. We use a pro­gram called Imag­ine Learn­ing that helps our stu­dents with read­ing and phon­ics. We needed a way to help the kids record them­selves read­ing and pro­nounc­ing the words “We are ec­static about our sci­ence grant li­brary. Many of the books pur­chased from Nebo Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion. We are will be specif­i­cally for strug­gling read­ers. build­ing a fourth-grade In­ter­ac­tive Sci­ence They need books writ­ten at their in­struc­tional Ex­per­i­ment Sup­plies and Demon­stra­tion level but that also ap­peal to their Cart. Our sci­ence pro­gram is set in­ter­ests. This grant will also fund fic­tion up with var­i­ous ex­per­i­ments for hands- books for emer­gent, tran­si­tional and flu­ent on ex­pe­ri­ences for the stu­dents. Sup­plies read­ers.” have been pur­chased pre­vi­ously by teach­ers Rees Ele­men­tary School on our team. Many items are need­ing Rachelle Or­ton to be re­placed. We are ex­cited to pur­chase Spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion teacher Rachelle Or­ton books and sup­plies to co­or­di­nate with our at Rees Ele­men­tary in Span­ish Fork sci­ence units.” said, “I will be us­ing the new iPads as stu­dent Payson High School de­vices in my re­source room. I love

Mar­i­lyn Miller the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of an iPad with all stu­dents PHS phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher Mar­i­lyn K-6. iPads are very easy to use even Miller said, “The new gloves will be with younger stu­dents K-3 who have not a lot safer to play with than the old ones yet de­vel­oped key­board skills and are still that were fall­ing apart. The stu­dents will learn­ing let­ter and num­ber recog­ni­tion. love them.” I have also used iPads ex­ten­sively with Payson Ju­nior High School older stu­dents in read­ing and math. iPads

Anne Pur­cell have helped me fa­cil­i­tate quick as­sess­ments, PJHS math teacher Anne Pur­cell said, dif­fer­en­ti­ate learn­ing and en­gage “This grant will sup­ply the stu­dents at stu­dents. This is so im­por­tant in 30 minute Payson Ju­nior High with sci­en­tific cal­cu­la­tors pull-out groups. This grant will al­low they use ev­ery day in their math my stu­dents to have 1:1 tech­nol­ogy, which classes. Many stu­dents at Payson Ju­nior will fa­cil­i­tate their learn­ing in a way that are un­able to buy their own cal­cu­la­tors, will ben­e­fit each child.” but this gift will help them have the tools Other grants awarded in­clude Chad Ar­gyle nec­es­sary to be pro­fi­cient in math.” of San­taquin Ele­men­tary School and Spring Lake Ele­men­tary School Ja­son Shel­ley of Oakridge School.

Ben Atkin Fourth-grade teacher Ben Atkin at Spring Lake Ele­men­tary in Payson said, “I wrote a grant for some non-fic­tion books to help us with our sci­ence and writ­ing teach­ing this year. We have to teach about an­i­mal adap­ta­tions, biomes and plants and an­i­mals of Utah. It is a re­ally fun sub­ject to teach but al­most im­pos­si­ble to do with­out a text book. These full-color books will work great for get­ting the kids ex­cited about an­i­mals.”

Or­chard Hills Ele­men­tary School Robin Wheat­ley

Lit­er­ary spe­cial­ist Robin Wheatly at Or­chard Hills Ele­men­tary in San­taquin said, “This money will be used to pur­chase over 50 sets of books for our guided read­ing

The can­di­date fil­ing pe­ri­ods for res­i­dents in­ter­ested in run­ning for po­si­tions on their city coun­cil will be­gin June 1 and con­tinue through June 7. The gen­eral elec­tion will be held on Nov. 7.

For more in­for­ma­tion about how to file to be a can­di­date, visit your city’s web page or city of­fices.

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