Nizhónígo Nee Ado’ááł (Have a beautiful day)

Our very own Ailee Fregoso and Kayden Cruz were featured on Fox 13 News on a segment about the 13th Annual Governor's Native American Summit. We are so proud of these two students for their willingness to share their culture with others. 

 

This is a recap of Nebo Title VI Annual Pow Wow 2018. We had such a great turn out of dancers, drummers, and speculators. Thank you to all the Educators, Parents, Students, Title VI staff, and Volunteers for making this such an eventful night for all. 

 


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Camp Eagle 2018 has begun! There has been a great turn out of students so far. Camp Eagle is being held at Larsen Elementary this year and is June 4th-June 28th. Monday through Thursday. There is no summer school on Fridays. Summer school starts daily at 8:00 am and ends at 12:00 pm. 

This year we have several wonderful Educators contributing their talents to help students expand their minds this summer. Some of the subjects and Educators include:

Poetry with Lisa Bickmore and Analysa Allison- students are brushing up on their reading and writing skills. Students have been introduced to several different poetic forms and are encouraged to draw upon their own experiences, memories, feelings, and perceptions to create poems of their own. Students are encouraged to draw illustrations that relate to their poems as well. 

Arts and Crafts with Lapita Frewin- This week Lapita is teaching our students how to make American Indian inspired ornaments for a tree we are helping decorate for the Festival of Trees in December. Some ornaments include miniature handmade drums, canoes, Pendleton animals such as buffalos, sheep, and horses, and dream catchers. 

College Preparation Math with Maria Yazzie- Secondary students get the opportunity to prepare for college Math 1010 and Math 1050 course. Maria and the students discuss and solve commonly asked math equations and problems on the UVU Accuplacer test with hopes that the students will be able to pass the Accuplacer test in early August.  

Basic Math & Reading with Shoshana Begay- Students have been making art projects that relate to math. Every day all students read a book before they attend classes. The younger students have an older buddy help them read a new book each day.

P.E. with Natalie Billie- Each day our students get a full 40 minutes of playing outdoors games. 

Preschool with Betty Tanner and Teacher Assistant Barbara Allison- Students ages 3 to 4 attend preschool daily. They have several hands-on activities to introduce them to counting, the alphabet, nursery rhymes, and of course physical activity of playing outside for these little ones to get their wiggles out. 

Early morning dance classes with Alfredo Quintana, Cody Singer, Chelsea Thompson, Amber Fregoso, and Shauny Talk- Students spend about an hour learning grass, hoop, jingle, and fancy. Dance class starts right at 8:00 am.

Special Guest for the first week of Summer School is Donna Eldridge- An outreach coordinator for the School of Medicine at the University of Utah. Students have been introduced to the excitement of STEM learning.

Special Guest for the second week of Summer School is Rosebud Quintana- Students were able to discuss and learn about the importance to preserve an respect our environment. Students were introduced to Bears Ears National Park and discussed current issues surrounding the sacred land. Students were able to meet the Former Councilwoman of the Ute Moutain Regina Lopez Whiteskunk. 

Special Guest for the final week of Summer School is Adam Conte and Jacob Crane- They are teaching the students the art of filmmaking. They are teaching the students who to make short films. The students have been writing and creating films of their own. 

With so many wonderful Educators contributing their talents and abilities daily, the students have definitely had an enriched start to summer. All of the Educators have had a wonderful experience teaching such special students. 

Things to look forward to:

June 25-27th: we will be having three field trips during June 25th, 26th, and 27th. All families are invited to attend. Please contact Eileen Quintana to sign permission slips. 

June 28th: We will have a exhibit displaying student work at 5 pm before the Pow-Wow. Nebo Title VI Annual Pow-Wow will be held at Larsen Elementary 6 pm to 8pm. 

Brooke Carter is a graduating Senior at Spanish Fork High. She is from the Navajo tribe. Her friends and her family would describe her as determined and hardworking. In her free time, Brooke loves to play softball. Her favorite color is orange. Brooke's favorite music is pop, and she hopes to one day attend a Khalid concert.

In high school, Brooke has really excelled in her academics. She has taken several concurrent enrollment college courses. She has managed to maintain a high GPA during her high school career. Also, she has participated in playing softball at the high school level. Her most memorable moment in high school was winning the State Championships for Softball three times in a row, and riding in the firetruck down Main Street after they won.

In the future, Brooke plans on going to Salt Lake Community College. She plans include playing softball here. Congratulations, Brooke! You have done a wonderful job. The Nebo Title VI Program is so proud of all your many accomplishments so far. We are excited about what your next chapter in life holds for you. We wish you the best of luck today and always!

Ashlee Daley is a graduating Senior at Salem Hills High. She is from the Cherokee Tribe. Her friends and her family would describe her as energetic and self-driven.

In her free time, Ashlee likes to do anything outdoors. She also likes to watch Netflix. Her favorite Netflix series is Criminal Minds and Fixer Upper. Her favorite movie is 50 first Dates. Her favorite quote is, "Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it."

In high school, Ashlee made her education a priority in her life. She took any classes that challenged her such as courses at MTEC, and concurrent enrollment college courses. She always managed to maintain a high GPA. Her favorite class in high school was Medical Anatomy.

In the future, Ashlee plans on attending college and getting her degree in Nursing. She also would like to travel outside the United States, and one day raise a family.

Congratulations, Ashlee! You have done a wonderful job. The Nebo Title VI program is truly proud of all your accomplishments so far. Your future is bright, and we wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors.

Malena McKee is a graduating Senior from Salem Hills High. Her friends and family would describe her as enthusiastic, funny, creative, sassy, intelligent, fun, happy most of the time, and unpredictable. She is from the Luiseno band of Pechanga Indians.

In her free time, Malena likes to read, play card games with my family, watch the office, hang out with my friends and play guitar. She loves all different kinds of music such as folk rock, alternative, country and some rap songs. Her favorite sport is swimming, and her favorite color is Blue.

Malena has always made her education a priority in her life. She has really excelled in school. Her favorite class in high school is Math. She thinks it is fun. Her most memorable moment from high school was her Senior prom with all her best friends. They had so much fun getting all dressed up and danced for hours!

After graduating high school, Malena is going up to Utah State University to get a degree in Elementary Education. She also wants to do a study abroad in Europe and go on more Humanitarian trips. When asked what are two things on her bucket list, Malena replied, "I want to swim with whales, because I love whales and I think they are super cool. I also want to go to Europe and travel on a study abroad. I want to go to Holland to see the Tulip Festival."

Congratulations, Malena! The Nebo Title VI Program is so proud of all the accomplishments you have already achieved. You are truly a wonderful example to others. We wish you the best in your schooling and all the adventures that await you. Your future looks bright!

Martha Joe is a graduating Senior at Springville High. She is from the Navajo Tribe. Her friends and family would describe her as nice, friendly, generous, and she is a friend to all.

In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends or family and go on hikes. Some foods that she enjoys are pizza and fettuccine alfredo. Her favorite color is Blue.

In high school, Martha enjoyed her Art class. Her most memorable moment from high school was attending the football games and the drive-in movie night. Martha has done well academically during her high school career.

Martha plans on attending college after graduation. She would like to major in Nursing. Her favorite quote is, "Live life like a wave." Congratulations, Martha. You will make a wonderful Nurse one day. The Nebo Title VI program wishes you the best of luck today and always!

Anthonie Hopkins is a graduating Senior at Springville High. He is from the Navajo Tribe. His friends and his family describe him as intelligent, creative, kind, and hard working.

In his free time, Anthonie likes to draw, play, create animations, and write stories. Anthonie is truly an artist. He can draw free hand, and draws a very accurate deception of things he has only seen once or twice.

He enjoys listening to country, rock, and fan-made. His favorite color is blue and his favorite food is Lasagna. He loves to watch baseball.

Anthonie's favorite class from high school is Math. His most memorable moment from high school is remodeling Springville High's environment quad. Anthonie plans on attending college in the Fall. Anthonie lives by his own motto which is, "Dreams contain happiness and sorrow, but we must think peacefully in order to dream blissfully.”

Congratulations, Anthonie! All your hard work and persistence has paid off. The Nebo Title VI program is so proud of you, we recognize how hard you have worked this school year, and we applaud you. We are confident that you will do wonderful things. Your future is bright!

Spencer Jackson is a 9th grader at Mapleton Junior High. He received an award for maintaining a 4.0 for the entire school year of 2017-2018. He also received the Presidental Award for having a 4.0 for the past 3 years. He is such a fantastic example to others. He is so kind and friendly to all that he meets. Congrats, Spencer. Keep up the excellent work!! 

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