Nebo Education Foundation Gives Grants January 2023

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Springville High: Tona Graff, Stacy Nance, Robert Dollar, Susan Smith, Lana Hiskey
Sage Creek: Lana Hiskey, Kalin Reynolds, Stacy Nance, Susan Smith
Brookside: Susan Smith, Angela Larsen, Jennifer Grant, Stacy Nance, Lana Hiskey
Springville Jr.: Lana Hiskey, Susan Smith, Stacy Nance, Matt Hammon, Tiffanie Miley
Mapleton Jr.: Stacy Nance, Susan Smith, Vicki Hatch, Polly Dunn, Tanner Johnson, Lana Hiskey

Nebo Education Foundation board members meet each month to review and award grant requests, consider fund-raising avenues, and other items that advance the educational opportunities for Nebo School District students. The Nebo Education Foundation functions through generous donations made by individuals and businesses.
“I feel very fortunate to be able to see the full cycle of how the Nebo Education Foundation is involved in helping the students of Nebo School District. After we receive funds from the community, we review grant proposals from dedicated teachers who have specific classroom needs, then we are able to award a grant to that teacher who uses those resources to enrich the educational experience for our students,” stated Foundation Board Past President Stacy Nance. 
Congratulations to the following teachers that continue to inspire the minds of students.

Springville High – Robert Dollar
Robert Dollar, teacher at Springville High said, “I plan to buy the rest of the calculators that I need to have a full classroom set of the calculators that I like. Since I teach everything from Sec Math 3 to Math 1060 it is very important to have calculators that will work both for High School classes and UVU classes. This grant will help me get that. Thank you so much for the help and support in getting these!”  

Sage Creek Elementary – Kalin Reynolds
“We are so excited for this grant and we want to thank the Nebo Education Foundation for their generous support! This grant will be beneficial in providing the necessary supplies for our first grade program on community helpers. This program will not only meet the state social studies standards, but it will help build academic vocabulary and communication skills for our first graders. Thank you,” said Kalin Reynolds, teacher at Sage Creek Elementary.

Brookside Elementary – Angela Larsen
Angela Larsen, teacher at Brookside Elementary said, “With funds from this grant provided by the Nebo Education Foundation, we will purchase decodable books suitable for Kindergartners that will be valuable resources for small group literacy instruction and working one-on-one with students and teachers/technicians. In addition, we will purchase decodable books that can be sent home for students to read with families as part of our Take-Home Book Library. Because of this grant, we will enhance our students' literacy learning and increase opportunities for students to read quality decodable books at their level. With these resources, learning to read is going to be even more fun and exciting! Thank you, Nebo Education Foundation!”

Springville Junior – Matt Hammon
“We received a grant form the Nebo Education Foundation to help us pay for five CPR mannequins, a practice AED, and a practice EpiPen. We first had the opportunity to use these with our students in December as we taught students how to perform CPR and first aid. This was the best experience any of us have had in teaching CPR. In the past, we've used lower quality materials or haven't had access to CPR mannequins for practice. Thanks to this grant, we could afford high-quality materials that really help students. Having this more hands-on experience, students feel empowered to know what to do to save someone's life who needs CPR. From SJHS and our students, thank you to the Nebo Education Foundation for the grant you gave us.  You rock!” said Matt Hammon, teacher at Springville Junior.

Mapleton Jr. – Polly Dunn, Vicki Hatch, & Tanner Johnson
“We are all very grateful to have been awarded this grant from The Nebo Education Foundation. As 9th grade English teachers, we collaborate down to specific lesson plans. We are creating a new unit based on Refugees that we want to implement this year. We figured out that we wanted 14 different books on the topic with 10 copies of each book in each classroom, available for students to choose to read. Because we have four 9th grade English classrooms, we need a total of 560 books. We look forward to organizing the students in literature circles, having them discuss the similarities, differences, attitudes, challenges, etc. that refugees face, and seeing the projects they will complete and reading the papers they will write focused on the lessons they will learn from these books,” stated the Mapleton Junior English Teacher Team. “Thank you again for helping us achieve these goals in providing learning opportunities for our students. We hope they will make world-wide connections as they read these books that will impact their lives for good.”

The Nebo Education Foundation functions through generous donations made by individuals and businesses. The Foundation provides Nebo School District students an enriched education. Anyone interested in donating to the Nebo Education Foundation should contact Lana Hiskey by email lana [dot] hiskey [at] nebo [dot] edu, by phone 801-354-7400, or mail 350 South Main, Spanish Fork, UT 84660. You may also make a donation online at: 

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By Lana Hiskey