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November 2017

Nebo Education Foundation Grant Awarded to Mrs. Dimmick

Submitted by kali.brown on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:46

Spanish Oaks Elementary - Heidi Dimmick

“I would like to thank the Nebo Foundation for the grant for books to add to our guided reading library in the M-P levels, as well as higher level books that are appropriate for third-grade students.  Third-grade is a pivotal year where students go from learning to read to reading to learn.  It is so important to help them find books that they love.  When students are exposed to books that are in a series that they like, then they are more likely to continue reading the series.  This helps students to love reading.  Thank you for making this possible!” exclaimed Heidi Dimmick, third-grade teacher at Spanish Oaks Elementary.

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.

Foundation past president, Kristina Christensen, said, "It is a pleasure to receive the grant applications and see how remarkable and creative the Nebo District teachers are.  The Nebo Education Foundation facilitates these grant monies to help teachers realize their ideas and the students' potential.  Our foundation board gets to see a glimpse at how well our teachers are instructing our students."

School Play at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by kali.brown on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:44

We are so excited to announce our school play for the 2017-2018 school year!  It will be "Suessical the Musical."  Students in 3rd-6th grade(s) are welcome to audition.  There will be a parent meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the gym.  Below is the link to sign up for auditions.  Please complete the survey prior to the parent meeting.  Auditions will be on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.  Our play will be performed in the spring ... YAY! 


WONDERful Night for Spanish Oaks 5th Graders

Submitted by kali.brown on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:25
Ariane Brown, Jess Jackson

At the beginning of the year, each fifth grade class read the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio.  The students learned the importance of treating everyone with respect and "being kinder than necessary."  On Tuesday night, the fifth grade students and their families were all invited to go see Wonder together at the movie theater.  It was a great movie, with even greater company.

It was a WONDERful night for many Spanish Oaks 5th graders ...  The 5th grade classes all read Wonder as a read aloud and then planned a trip to enjoy the newly released movie together.  Students who were able to attend with their families joined the 5th grade teachers (Ms. Brown, Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Sant) and Principal (Mrs. Brown) at the movies.  It was a WONDERful night enjoyed by all who attended!

Play-Doh Brains at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by lindsay.robison on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:35
Megann McKendrick

Miss McKendrick's class loved learning about the brain through some hands-on science.  Using the book "The Growth Mindset Coach", the class got into groups and put together their very own brain using Play-Doh.  After each part was completed on their play-doh brain, they would test each other on the roles of each part:  Pre-Frontal Cortex, Cerebrum, Cerebellum, Amygdala, Hippocampus, and Brainstem.  Did you know your Amygdala helps you feel emotion?  These kids do! 

Reflection Winners from Spanish Oaks

Submitted by lindsay.robison on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 08:27

Thank you to all the students that entered and participated in PTA Reflections this year!  The awards night (for Council winners) is December 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Nebo School District Offices in Spanish Fork. 

  • Film Production

Tanner Christiansen - Spanish Oaks
Ethan McInelly - Spanish Oaks

  • Literature

Primary - Joseph Gunderson - Spanish Oaks

Sarah Clark - Spanish Oaks

  • Music Composition

Rhys Mason - Spanish Oaks

  • Visual Art

Inter - Madisan Brittain - Spanish Oaks

Maia Baird - Spanish Oaks

Service Project

Submitted by lindsay.robison on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:32
Heidi Dimmick

Mrs. Dimmick’s class spent the two days before Thanksgiving working on a class service project.  They tied quilts for Project Linus and made paracord bracelets for Operation Gratitude.  What a wonderful example of working hard and being kind!


Submitted by lindsay.robison on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:30
Heidi Dimmick

Mrs. Dimmick’s class was lucky to have an AG in the Classroom visit ...  Mrs. O’Gwin came to class and discussed with the students where their food comes from.  They were able to see popcorn off of a popcorn cob.  It was a great experience.

Visit from Superintendent Nielsen at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by kali.brown on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:01

Thank you, Superintendent Nielsen, for the visit ... Be Kind, Show Respect and Work Hard at Spanish Oaks!

Spanish Oaks students learning about gratitude, giving, and heroes! Love being with amazing staff and students! #nebohero #focusonstudents#studentsuccess.  Instagram:  superintendentricknielsen

"Nebo School District and Superintendent Rick Nielsen have social media presence.  Please LIKE, FOLLOW, and SHARE Nebo School District and Superintendent Rick Nielsen on social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay updated on current events and announcements.  Remember to RATE your own school on Facebook as well as Nebo School District."

  • Instagram:  SuperintendentRickNielsen; NeboSchoolDistrict
  • Facebook:  Nebo School District
  • Twitter:  @NeboDistrict


4th Grade Thanksgiving Menus

Submitted by lindsay.robison on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:08
Jenna Fagergren

Today fourth graders used information from local grocery advertisements to create a Thanksgiving dinner for 6 under $60.00.  Students are working hard to calculate how much they will spend per pound on turkey and what sides they would like to get.


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