r The Nebo Education Foundation board had a record number of grants in November. Here are a few more that received funds to meet the many 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. Thank you to all those that so generously supported Nebo students through donations.
Congratulations to the following teachers that continue to bless the lives of students.
Canyon Elementary – Angelyn Perkins, Fourth-Grade Teacherr“In fourth grade, the students are required to publish at least six pieces of writing. They are also required to type an informational and persuasive essay by the end of the year. Having a class set of Chromebooks allows students to get a daily practice of typing and organizing ideas as well as publishing. Our students are required to reach an individual quarterly reading goal through a web-based National Reading Program, Accelerated Reader. In order to do this they must have easy access to a Chromebook here at school to take comprehension and vocabulary tests after completing a book. With access to a Chromebooks, our students can now create slide presentation on fossils, the rock cycle, and weather, as well as Utah animals and biomes. We have also found a web-based program that helps students individually with a daily multiplication fast fact practice. he possibilities are endless and are so desired and needed to create an engaging classroom. I am so grateful to the Nebo Education Foundation for considering and accepting my grant proposal. YA HOO!!!!” exclaimed Angelyn Perkins, fourth-grade teacher at Canyon Elementary.
Maple Mountain High – Kami Bone, English TeacherrKami Bone, English teacher at Maple Mountain High, said, “We are so excited to hear that we were granted $844 from the Nebo Education Foundation for the purchase of Plantronics Headsets for Maple Mountain High School. These headsets will be used by our 10th grade English students who are creating podcasts on topics that they have chosen and researched. We believe that this project will present students with an opportunity to use a variety of skills from research, planning, editing, considering audience, using technology, and much, much more. This is an excellent chance for students to move to the next level beyond learning skills- that is using skills to create. These headsets allow students to record, edit, and also listen to other students’ podcasts. Having a large number of headsets allows all the regular 10th grade English students to work on this project simultaneously, which promotes and eases collaboration among the teachers. We received matching funds from our fantastic principal, John Penrod. We are so very grateful for the generosity of the Nebo Education Foundation and have found this experience to be quick, simple, and very positive! Thanks again!”r rSpanish Oaks Elementary – Heidi Dimmick & Gregg Crockett, Sixth-Grade TeachersrHeidi Dimmick, Spanish Oaks sixth-grade teacher, stated, “We are so excited about this grant! It enables us to implement the ideas and the programs that we were taught while getting our technology endorsements. It will allow our students new opportunities to research, study and learn that they wouldn’t have had the same kind of access to before. Thank you so much for your generous gift.”
“We are very excited about receiving this grant. The grant is allowing us to buy a Chromebook cart to house the 30 Chromebooks we received from a different grant. This is making it possible to have one-to-one electronics in our classrooms, opening up many opportunities in our classroom instruction for our students to write, edit, create, explore, research, and be more in charge of their own learning. We are excited to see the new applications our students will receive in their learning from this awesome gift,” said Gregg Crockett, Spanish Oaks six