Nizhónígo Nee Ado’ááł (Have a beautiful day)
Nebo School District is holding a Mental Health Awareness Night. We encourage all parents and students in the Title VI program to attend one night if at all possible. This is such a great opporuinity to learn more about Mental Health topics, discuss prevention tips, and examine different ways to improve our own mental health. To find a time, date, and location that best suits you and your family please click here.
In Nebo School District, we have seven Junior Highs and eight High Schools. Each one of these schools has a Native Club that meets monthly with one of our Title VI Representatives. At Native Club Meetings, American Indian students come together to explore American Indian History, discuss recent American Indian issues happening in our community, students help each other with homework/assignments, and create arts & crafts.
This year, I am the Title VI Representative at Springville Junior High School. We only have a handful of American Indian students, however, their attendance and participation is consistent. This group of American Indian Students has been a joy to work with. Some have grown up outside of Nebo School District, and their perspective adds so much insight into the conversations and discussions we have.
During the month of December, SJHS Native Club has been working diligently on making earrings to give as Christmas gifts to their loved ones. Each student designed their own pair of earrings. As I was looking at the earrings that were created I noticed that use of color and symmetry flowed beautifully. We have such talented and creative students, and I was very proud of their finished earrings.
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Our Title VI Christmas was a success! Our Title VI Staff was delighted to catch up and visit with our Title VI students and their wonderful families. It was a cold night, 22 degrees if memory serves me right, but our Title VI staff was truly grateful for supportive parents and guardians who braved the winter elements to join us for a fun night.
The night was filled with yummy food, wholesome games, singing of classic Christmas songs, lots of laughs, and of course a very special visit from Santa Clause who came bearing gifts in a stocking for each student who attended.
It was such a beautiful sight to see our wonderful Title VI families coming together to celebrate Christmas. It is such a joy for us to watch your children grow, see all of their personal and academic achievements. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Title VI Staff
"Nebo Title VI Indian Education staff have enjoyed visiting the schools teaching 4th graders about American Indians and their vast contributions to society, we were delighted to meet so many attentive
students along with fellow Nebo team members. We want to thank our schools for sharing this important information about the monumental contributions in food, medicine, technology, language, government,
environmental resources, philosophy and overall discoveries by Native Americans and indigenous peoples. This is not even the tip of the iceberg in the vast amount of information about this subject.
Inclusion of this information in lesson plans and curriculum is one of our leading goals in Nebo School District Indian Education Program. Please feel free to use the links we have provided and contact our office if you have further questions!"
Eileen Quintana, Nebo Title VI Director
Native american contributions to science, engineering, and medicine:
Please join us for our Annual Christmas Party on December 13, 2017 at Larsen Elementary at 6 - 8 pm. We will even have a speaical guest joining us from the North Pole. To view your area's food assignment please look here.
On November 16, 2017, our Nebo Title VI Performing Arts were invited to perform at the Utah Diné Bikéyah's 1st Annual Indigenous Dinner. Our students did an excellent job performing at this event. They were fearless and composed as they performed.
The audience was absolutely delighted to see our students singing and dancing to songs in Navajo on their own. Our students performed a Navajo Basket Song, the Navajo Puppy Song, Children of Many Color, and there was a demonstration of traditional Navajo activities.
We are so proud of our Performing Arts group. It takes a lot of courage to perform to an audience full of adults. Many in audience pulled us aside and told us how wonderful the performance was, and how they enjoyed it. Many commented on how they were surprised our students could sing in Navajo, which was very neat for us to hear.