USBE is looking for people to participate in focus groups to discuss what it means to be a successful Utah high school graduate. Teachers, parents, school administrators, and community partners are invited to help develop Utah’s Portrait of a Graduate. You can participate in person or online! To learn more, follow these links:
Sept. 19 (Nebo location): https://www.facebook.com/events/233821983969691/
Mrs. Carlson & the Payson Woodshop were awarded a $1,200 grant for handtools in their shop. The largest contributor to the grant was Cedar Hills with other companies contributing to the award as well. The request was for hand tools, like sanders and routers, which get used most frequently in the shop
A group of 10 teachers from Nebo School District joined teachers from Alpine and Provo School District to form the first ever Coding Cohort Bootcamp. CTE leaders from each of the three districts applied for and recieved a grant from the State of Utah to train teachers in coding and help them earn an endorsment in Computer Science and Web Development. The cohort meets 30 times during the school year to be trained in coding. Bottega has partnered with the districts to provide industry level training, support, and mentors to each of these teachers.
The 2018 FCCLA National Leadership Conference was held in Atlanta, GA the last week of June. With the theme of "Inspired", 211 students and 92 advisers/chaperones from Utah attended dynamic workshops and break-out sessions, participated in STAR Events, met new people and expanded their leadership potential. Great memories were made at the various tourist Atlanta attractions which included the Coca-Cola Word, Georgia Aquarium, Civil Rights Museum and other locals attractions.
Students from Nebo School District took the Bronze Medal at National Skills USA. SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 395,000 high school, college and middle school students and professional members enrolled in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.
Students from Maple Mountain high School competed in the Metal Fabrication Competiion. A student from Spanish Fork High School competed in the Auto Refinishing Competition.
MMHS celebrated their Spring Showcase this week. Nearly every department in the school was featured.
Auditorium Performances: Elleves, Dance Company, Dance Classes, Theatre, Choirs, Band, Percussion Ensemble.
CTE Project Displays in the Gym: Interior Design, Woodworking, Photography, Sewing, Foods/Pro-start, Architecture/Drafting, Art, Ceramics, Welding, Video.
For Sale: The Greenhouse was open and FFA students sold annual plants and veggies.
Maple Mountain High School’s STEM Ambassadors club had another successful year. Having the opportunity to meet with students from Sierra Bonita and Mapleton Elementary schools, the STEM ambassadors taught principles of coding to all fifth grade students. This was done by teaching stage two of code.org. While some elementary students struggled, other students made it to stage three. Jared Martin said the following, “Throughout my high school career, this has been one of my favorite classes that I have taken. Most definitely my favorite part about this class has been teaching and connect
What are you going to do for the summer?" That's a common question at the end of the school year. Based on that question and requests from Payson High students and parents local businesses were invited to Payson High School to expose students to businesses that want workers. It was great for students to see what was available. Some businesses were looking to demonstrate what students could do as jobs and other businesses were accepting applications and resumes from students on the spot.
Students from ALC won the 3rd annual Code Camp. The Code Camp is sponsored by the Mountainland CTE region, MTech, and Xactware. The students had 24 hours to design an application, create it, and have a working prototype. The ALC team had 1 student from Salem Hills HS & 3 students from Spanish Fork HS. Their application was 1st place in the business division of the competition.