School News

SafeUT Awareness Days

Lana Hiskey

SafeUT Awareness Days February 22 & 23 In light of the recent events in Florida and other tragedies that have happened around the country, Nebo School District is teaming up with KSL on February 22, 2018, as we Stand Up for a Safe Utah. Utah has a very powerful resource and that is the SafeUT app.  As you all know, the SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention and has been proven to save lives and stopped planned school attacks.   Our goal is to make sure that every parent, student and educator is aware of the app and has it downloaded on their phone.  Throughout the day, KSL will be highlighting all that the app can do, the history behind it, the success stories and much more. In addition, there will be some fun for the students. Below is the outline to encourage student involvement:·        Encourage your friends to download the app·        Use hashtag #SafeUT on posts  KSL Contest: Individuals will be able to share a screenshot of their phone with the app downloaded for a chance to win a $50 visa card These screenshots will need to be posted in the contest on the KSL TV Facebook page The school that is tagged the most by their students will receive 100 pizzas from KSL! The contest will start Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 at 3 p.m. Watch KSL News at 5 p.m. on Friday to see which school will be receiving 100 pizzas! #nebohero #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #NeboDistrict #NeboSchools #safeUT

Art Salon Award Winners

Congratulations to Our Amazing Art Salon Participants and Award Winners - The quality of artwork this year was outstanding and everyone that entered deserves to be heartily congratulated - The following is a list of the categories and award winners:



  • Grand Prize (GP) - Kennedy Fordham
  • First Place Grade 7 (FP 7) - Gavin Jensen
  • First Place Grade 8 (FP 8) - Alexis Whaley
  • First Place Grade 9 (FP 9) - Jane Sweat
  • Student Choice (SC) - Julianna Matteis


  • GP - Lila Blaser
  • FP 7  - Lillie Mendenhall
  • FP 8 - Wyatt Smith
  • FP 9 - Kennedy Fordham
  • SC - Marina Hovanski

3-D Design

  • GP - Chelby Carter
  • FP 7 - Dylan Garcia
  • FP 8  - Rachel Ashton
  • FP 9 - Andrew Florence
  • SC - Julia Hart


  • GP - Abbie Payne
  • FP 7 - Eli Sweat
  • FP 8 - Benny West
  • FP 9 - none
  • SC - Julian Garcia
  • Honorable Mention - Casey Harris


  • GP - Jeanette Griffin
  • FP 7 - Laura Hammer
  • FP 8 - Rorie Hinds
  • FP 9 - Kate Cooper
  • SC - McKenna Hanie


  • GP - Hallie Rich
  • FP 7 - Laura Hammer
  • FP 8 - Celeste LaMont
  • FP 9 - E.J. Rich
  • SC - Michael Hammer


Disney’s - The Little Mermaid Jr.


Are you ready for a FANTASTIC musical production? This year, Mapleton Jr. High School, under the direction of Kelly Cook, Devin Jackman, and Kevin Diehl, is proud to present… Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. This is a show the whole family will love, complete with all your favorite musical numbers, plus amazing sets and costumes. This will be a first rate show and all are invited to come and enjoy this wonderful production. Shows will be on March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 each or $25 for families (immediate family members) and will be sold at the door beginning 30 minutes before each show. Come join us “Under the Sea” for a magical, musical experience!


You Are Invited to Participate in the Annual Chess Tournament


Nebo Chess Tournament for Elementary, Jr. High, and High School Students

Join our annual chess tournament to be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Cherry Creek Elementary (484 S. 200 E. Springville). Lunch will be available for purchase: pizza, snacks, etc.

How to register: Register and pay online at under “Nebo District Programs.” Cost is $5.00 if you register and pay by Feb 17, or $10 thereafter. Registrations accepted only through Thursday, Feb 22— no registration or payment accepted at the door. Student must live in Nebo School District boundaries, whether attending public, charter, or home school, or have played in Nebo chess tournament.

Click here for the informational flyer:

January Students of the Month

Haley Miner

Congrats to the the January Students of the Month! English: Samantha Johnson, Sophia Marvell Social Studies: Cassidy Jones, Aaliyah Peterson, Rebecca Whyte Science: Landon Burr, Casey Harris, Jocelyn Southam CTE: Lily Peay, Bridger Farnworth PE: Zeke Gunther Math: Kaiden Tanner, Dustin Schramm Life Skills: Hunter Conder Fine Arts: Jessi Macias, Caleb Bardsley, Dawson Simkins

MJHS Students in State Jr High Honor Choir

Kevin Diehl

Eight students from Mapleton Junior High participated in the State Junior High Honor Choir. They performed at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City on Saturday night. Colton Butterfield, Simon Cannon, Dallyn Edmunds, Heather Ells, Annie Halversen, Betsy Huntington, MacKay Jacobson, and Samantha Morris are all pictured here with the choir composed of the best Junior High singers in the state.

MJHS Students Go to Sundance Film Festival


Mr. Jackman's Lit and Film students had a great time at Sundance Film Festival. They were able to see Inventing Tomorrow, an inspiring documentary about teenagers who are changing the world for the better through science, and were even able to participate in a Q&A with the director and some of the actual teens who were in the film!

Mental Health Parent Awareness Nights

Lana Hiskey

You Are Invited to Attend Nebo’s Parent Awareness Night -

To see the informational flyer - click here:

Nebo School District will present a series of Parent Awareness Nights under Utah House Bill 329  "Programs for Youth Protection."  The topics of discussion will include improving mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer question and help individuals to access services. If you are interested in attending this parent awareness night find the dates and locations listed below:

February 5,2018 - Maple Mountain High

March 6, 2018 - Payson High

March 12, 2018 - Salem Hills High

April 16, 2018 - Springville High



PEAK Award Recipient - Danielle Lopez

Nate Whitney

Danielle Lopez, a Special Education Technician received the Nebo Peak Performance Award last night from Nebo School District Board of Education for outstanding service. She was nominated by Cami Burton, a teacher at Mapleton Junior High School. The award honors Danielle for her outstanding service when it comes to helping students.

The PEAK (Positive Energy and Kindness) Award is presented monthly to someone in the Nebo School District who "really gets it" when it comes to providing exceptional customer service, which in turn results in positive impacts on everyone including students, parents, co-workers and members of the community.

 Congratulations Danielle!