December 2020

ALC Siege Machine Competition 2020

Submitted by amy.ewell on Thu, 12/31/2020 - 12:50
We are battling it out at The ALC!  The 2020 Siege competition is a mixture of Crush the Castle, Angry Birds, Statistics, and Projectile Motion Equations. Bring them all together with a spirit of competition and you get Mr. Adam Barlow's ALC Engineering Principles Annual Siege Machine Competition! Students are challenged to design a siege machine that can launch a tennis ball in a range of 25 to 50 feet inside the ALC East commons area against another team. Their machine design must optimize accuracy, range, as well as reload to launch as quickly as possible.  Once students have built their machine, they record and analyze data with inferential statistics combined with projectile motion equations.
Adam Barlow

Social Entrepreneurship In Action!

Submitted by amy.ewell on Tue, 12/22/2020 - 13:00


Congratulations to our two students, Clayton Giles and Jarett Rogers, both of Salem Hills High School, for being selected in the Youth Entrepreneurs Phoenix Rising Pitch Competition.  Mrs. Ewell's Business & Media Production Capstone students were invited to submit ideas to help teens find support and positivity in response to Utah's growing opioid epidemic.

Students were asked to create a brief pitch deck and video describing their solutions which involved addressing problems now to avoid the lifelong negative effects of addiction.  Students were directed to address unhealthy causation and changing the students lens of thought through human centered design.  Specifically The Phoenix, a rehabilitation organization, was looking to address:

Christmas Break

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 13:55

Christmas Break  is from December 19 - January 3rd.

Classes will resume one Monday January 4th, and it will be a " B" day.

Students, we hope that you have an amazing Christmas break.

See you next year!

2021 is going to be a GREAT year for all of us!

- Shelley Heaton


Submitted by shelley.heaton on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 13:49

The Faculty and staff of the ALC would like to wish you and your families a

very Merry Christmas.

What a year this has been for all of us.

We would like to thank you all for your efforts and hard work to keep things going at the ALC! 


 May the Christmas season bring your family joy and a much needed break.

- Shelley Heaton

Nebo Credit Union “Warms the Soles” for Nebo Students

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 13:42

For twenty-one Christmases, Nebo Credit Union, with the help of local businesses and community members, has organized the “Warm the Soles,” a fundraiser to provide new shoes for students. Beginning in 1999 with only 25 pairs of shoes, the effort has grown to providing over 9,000 pairs of shoes in the last decade for students in 45 Nebo schools.

With planning beginning in January, teachers search for students in need, get their shoe size, and send the information to Nebo Credit Union. Nebo Credit Union employees, in turn, purchase the shoes right before Christmas. After the shoes have been wrapped, they are delivered to the appropriate school.

Lana Hiskey

Nebo Child Nutrition Workers Needed

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 09:24

Come make a side income while your children are in school, be off when the the children are (including holidays and breaks), and get your steps in for the day! Lunch is on us.

Starting wage $11.74/hr with opportunities for advancement. No experience required! Positions available districtwide.

Apply at

Feel free to call (801) 354-7438 or email mary [dot] quist [at] nebo [dot] edu ((link sends e-mail))  with any questions.

Lana Hiskey