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October 2020

Spirit Night @ Costa Vida!

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Thu, 10/29/2020 - 16:05

Come and get some yummy food and earn money for our school AT THE SAME TIME!! Visit Payson Costa Vida between 5:00 - 9:00 pm on Monday November 2nd -MENTION SANTAQUIN ELEMENTARY - and earn money for our school! 20% of sales go to Santaquin Elementary! 


Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 14:55
Kaylene Hiatt

We want to congratulate all of our Reflections Participants and Winners! These kids worked SO hard and we want them to know how impressive they are! We had 95 entries total in our school. (New school record!)


12 - Dance5 - Film 3 - Literature 


4 - Music

16 - Photography  12 - 3D Art 43 - 2D Art 

 If you would like to see all of the entries, you can watch them here: 

Short Version (Clips of Music and Dance Entries) ->
Full Version ->  Award of Excellence Winners entries have moved on to Council and will be re-judged by new judges against entries from other schools in our area. Those children's parents will be notified by the end of November/First of December if their entry has won and moved on to Region.    


Award of Excellence Kate M.Aleya H.   MusicAward of Excellence Gracie D.JoLee H.Aleya H.




Awards of Merit 

Shannon H.

JosLynne T.


Award of Excellence

Bronx N.Joshua L.Aleya H. 




Award of Merit

Ryelyn M.Flora R.


Award of Excellence

Lilianna V.JosLynne T. Linda L.Griffin R. 



3D Art 

Award of Merit 

Kyus V.

Aleya H.


Award of Excellence

Sawyer R.Baylee N.Ethan T.Dathan R. 




Award of Merit

Sawyer H.Amberlee B.Jessica J.


Award of Excellence

Aleya H.Kaizley M.Lilianna V.



2D Art 

Award of Merit

Norah P.Rowan S.Kayson A.Evelyn H.


Award of Excellence Tate R.Malleya S.Alexa L.Sophia A.




We had one student enter (6) entries into the Special Artist Division and that is Kason H.



We also want to make sure to say a Special Thank You to local companies and people who helped donate prizes to our drawing and for our participation prizes. Those companies include: Santaquin Dairy Queen

Payson Market White Feather Rocks Payson Taco Time

Santaquin UCCU Brown Family Mortuary Santa Queen Crumbl Cookies Spanish Fork Local Artist Kyle Gutke




If anyone has any questions please don't hesitate to e-mail them to


Parent Teacher Conferences

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:21

SEP Conferences will look a little different this fall! Hopefully you have heard from your child's teacher via email or phone call to set up your time.

Here is the link to sign up for SEP's if you have not already!

Teachers are looking forward to conferencing with you about your student! 


#santaquinelementary #neboschooldistrict


September Students of the Month

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 16:35

Santaquin Elementary joined Mr. Richins on a schoolwide Zoom Assembly to announce September's Students of the Month! Each class joined the Zoom Assembly on their projector and watched to see whose name would be called. As student's names were read, they got to go to the auditorium where they recieved their certificate and had pictures taken! First - Fifth grade students of the month were VIP's for lunch. They were first in line for their grade and got to eat lunch with our Principal, Mr. Richins! Students of the month are chosen by their teachers for their hard work and exemplifying our Chieftain PRIDE Attribues Preparation Respect Influence Drive Excellence. Congratualtions to our September Students of the Month!

Click on this link to watch our virtual Student of the Month

#santaquinelementary #neboschooldistrict #BeTheMagic #studentsofthemonth #StudentSuccess #EmpowerStudents #LoveUTPublicSchools 

Nebo Teams up with Beehive Library Consortium

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Fri, 10/02/2020 - 15:49
Lana Hiskey

Nebo School District Teams Up with Beehive Library Consortium to Modernize Reading and Literacy Through Ebooks and E-audiobooks

Shared goal to promote digital learning in the community

In this mobile age, technology has become increasingly valuable in supporting new generations of lifelong learners and readers. Now, Nebo School District and Beehive Library Consortium have formed an innovative new partnership to increase access to more ebooks and e-audiobooks for students. This unique collaboration strives to promote literacy and digital learning by combining the schools’ and the library’s digital reading resources in one app. As a result, students can learn anytime, anywhere because of the convenience, ease of reading on-the-go and the inherent popularity of technology.

The school-library partnership provides safe access to thousands of age-appropriate titles for students’ use inside the classroom, at home and anywhere 24/7. Through Sora(link is external), the new student reading app for Nebo School District, students can now borrow the school’s collection of classroom and pleasure reading, and also access Beehive Library Consortium’s juvenile and young adult digital collection. In addition, Sora supports teachers by offering education-specific tools like achievements, exportable notes, and reading progress that encourage individualized learning.

"We are thrilled to partner with Payson City Library,” said Lana Hiskey, Communications Community Relations Coordinator at Nebo School District. “This partnership enables our Nebo students to have greater ebook and audiobook access for learning!"

The Sora app was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions 2019(link is external) and is available for Nebo School District students to download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and on Chromebooks that support the Google Play Store. It is also available for use in web browsers at is external) on any computer.

Utah residents can also borrow and read Beehive Library Consortium’s complete ebook and e-audiobook collection with a valid library card through the award-winning Libby app(link is external)The library’s tailored collection offers ebooks, e-audiobooks and magazines including bestsellers and new releases. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more. Libby can be used on any major device or computer, including Apple (R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (US only).

Both reading apps are built by OverDrive and OverDrive Education. To learn more, visit is external) and is external).

About Nebo School District

Nebo School District is nationally acclaimed for successes in academics, operations and extracurricular activities. Nebo is recognized on the state and national level for quality programs and innovative concepts that focus on students.

With approximately 4,500 employees, Nebo School District is the sixth-largest employer in Utah County. Nebo continues to build on its mission: “We engage, empower, and collaborate to ensure student success.” Nebo School District focuses on preparing all students to succeed in school and life and prepares students for active participation in school and the global community. Nebo empowers students to acquire and develop knowledge, skills and talents and works to promote safety, involvement and student achievement.

Nebo students are consistently represented in lists of state and national honors in fine arts, academics, career, technology and athletic competitions. Nebo students consistently score above state and national norms on beginning and end-of-level assessments.

Nebo’s graduation rate is 92 percent, significantly higher than the state average of 87 percent and the national average of 80 percent. Nebo students receive over $19 million in scholarships yearly. Nebo District belongs to the Utah Valley University K-16 Alliance and is a member of the Brigham Young University Public School Partnership.

Every Nebo student can be a college- and career-ready student prepared to succeed in college and in workforce training. Students can earn college credit through Advanced Placement (AP) and Concurrent Enrollment classes. Nebo was recognized on the AP Honor Roll for significant gains in AP access and student performance.

About OverDrive and OverDrive Education

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. The company’s K-12 division – OverDrive Education – supports reading and learning in the classroom. OverDrive strives to create “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 50,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries, including more than 30,000 schools. OverDrive’s popular reading apps provide best-in-class user experience and tools for staff management: the Libby(link is external) app for libraries is one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, while the student reading app Sora(link is external) is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. OverDrive was acquired by funds affiliated with global investment firm KKR in 2020.

#BeTheMagic #NeboHero #NeboSchoolDistrict #StudentSuccess #EmpowerStudents #EngageStudents #FocusOnStudents #LoveUTpublicSchools #UtPol #UtEd #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #covid19 #staywellnebo


Download Nebo’s Infinite Campus Mobile App

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Fri, 10/02/2020 - 15:45

Download Nebo’s Infinite Campus Mobile App

The Infinite Campus App is the most effective tool for parents, students, and other community members to stay engaged and stay connected to critical school-related information anywhere and anytime from a mobile device.

The easy-to-use design app allows you to see what is happening in the classroom so you can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process.

Campus Student and Campus Parent are designed to provide real-time access to student information.

Download the Mobile App now.

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