News

Weekly Newsletter 5/15

Attributions: 

Weekly Newsletter

5/15/2019

6 1/2 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER!

LAGOON & SCHOOL ESCAPE DAY INFORMATION

Lagoon permission slips have been handed out and are due to first period teachers by Monday, May 20th.  Students should have all library/lunch/school fees paid.  Once all requirements have been met and fees have been paid, students can pay $10 in the front office for the bus ride to and from Lagoon (this will reserve their seat as we only have room for 350 students).  The cost for a ticket to Lagoon is $35.00, which will be paid at Lagoon.  Tickets can be purchased when the student arrives at Lagoon or they can be purchased online (up to 10 days before) at www.lagoonpark.com/buy-tickets/ (promo code: STUDENTS19). Students will not be able to pay their admittance with a check; they will need to bring cash or their printed e-ticket to get into Lagoon.

There are several options regarding lunch at Lagoon. 1) Students can make arrangements with the lunch staff to have a sack lunch prepared, 2) They may bring a home lunch, or 3) They can bring money to purchase lunch at Lagoon.    

Lockers are available for rental at Lagoon and cost $8 to rent (this cost could be split with friends).  Students are given a key allowing them access to their items throughout the day. Students will be refunded $2 when their key is returned.

Parents/Guardians/Friends are not allowed to take students to or from Lagoon.  All students must ride the bus both ways.  Ineligible students are not allowed to attend this activity.

Each student is responsible for catching the return bus from Lagoon.  Buses will leave promptly at 4:00 p.m. as Lagoon closes at 4:00 p.m.  The buses will arrive back at the school between 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Students will need to arrange for transportation home from the school. The school will be closed and there will not be access to school phones or lockers.

School dress code still applies while students are at Lagoon.  We expect students to represent Mt. Nebo well and uphold our school values!

If students qualify for Lagoon, but don’t want to attend, they can participate in the Escape Day here at the school.  Students will be able to watch a movie, have lunch and treats, as well as many other fun activities.  The cost to participate in this activity is $5 and can be paid in the front office.

FRESHMAN NIGHT 5/21

You are invited to come PARTY it up Tuesday, May 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 at a freshmen-only celebration. There will be food.  There will be fun. There will be yearbooks (if you've already bought one!) Come and enjoy one more night with all your favorite people from Mt. Nebo.

CTE EXPO

Come strut your stuff at Nebo’s first CTE Expo!  There will be activities for business, marketing, and IT students.  This free event will be held at Spanish Fork Fairgrounds on May 16 from 3-8:00 p.m.  You get more information and register at https://cte-expo.wixsite.com/business  

DRESS CODE REMINDER

We have been seeing an increase in dress code violations, especially as the weather warms up!  We are noticing a lot of short skirts, shorts, and shirts, as well as jeans with holes above mid-thigh.  At MNJHS, clothing must be modest. Modesty includes covering shoulders, midriff, back, underwear, and cleavage. Inappropriately short, tight, or revealing clothing is prohibited. Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length when the student is sitting.  Pants or jeans with holes in them must not show skin above mid-thigh.  Jeans with holes above mid-thigh must have holes covered.

Please review the Nebo School District dress code policy here:    http://www.nebo.edu/pubpolicy/J/JDG.pdf     

YEARBOOKS

This year’s yearbook is looking AWESOME!!  Students can preorder one in the office for $32.  Those that have preordered their yearbooks will get them first thing in the morning on yearbook day.

POWER HOUR

Power Hour is held Tuesday-Thursday from 2:45-3:45 in room 205.  Students can serve detention, work on homework, and get extra help if needed.  One regular tardy make up requires 20 minutes of detention and a late tardy requires 40 minutes.  Sluffs and unexcused absences require a 60 minute detention.      

 

MYSTERY FACULTY MEMBER

Attention students!  Periodically, we will include information about a faculty member here at Mt. Nebo in the newsletter.  If you can correctly guess the person, and are the first to tell Miss Barber before or after school (or during class break), you will receive a candy bar and 1 free tardy removal. 

**Last week’s mystery teacher was Mr. Call!  Here are your clues for this week: 

-First Job:  My very first job was working at Kentucky Fried Chicken.  I was 15 years old, and was responsible for helping the customers and working on the register, making coleslaw, and mixing mashed potatoes. 

-Hobbies:  I love to play the play the piano, write in calligraphy, and spend time outdoors with my family. 

-Have you ever met a celebrity?  I have never actually met a celebrity, but at Comic Con I got within five feet of Sean Astin, John Rhys Davies, and David Tennant.  I awkwardly stared and smiled, and then I quickly walked away. 

-Who inspires you?  One of my greatest inspirations is a musician/comedian named Victor Borge.  He went through a lot of adversity in his life and was still able to smile and find positive elements to focus on.  I love that he had a great zest for life and was able to share his passion (the piano) in a unique way. 

-Pet:  I have two cats and two birds (parakeets).  The cats names are Pavane and Nebel, and the birds names are Merry and Pippin. 

-Farthest/most interesting place you’ve been:  I studied abroad in Berlin, Germany for a month.  I then spent a few more weeks visiting other cities in Germany.  It was fantastic! 

-Small things that make your day better:  Cats cuddling on my lap, a sincere compliment, and great music all make my day better. 

-Advice for students at Mt. Nebo: Look for the positive!  It's easy to see what is going wrong, but life is so much better when we focus on what's going right. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS-

-May 16:  CTE Expo

-May 21:  Locker Clean out for Students

-May 21:  9th Grade Celebration, 5-7:00 p.m. @ MNJHS

-May 23:  Lagoon Day

-May 24:  Last Day of School, Early Out 11:25

 

 

Panthers of the Day 4/22-4/26

Congratulations to our Panthers of the Day for last week!

  • 4/22:  Amitee Robbins, Dillon Ewell
  • 4/23:  Hinklie Davis & Nikki Nixon
  • 4/24:  Brian Najarro & Daniel Baird
  • 4/25:  Kache Davis, Keaton Mikesell, & Alejandro Morales
  • 4/26:  Kasey Hipskind, Ryker Jarvis, Ja-Nel Evans

Keep up the great work students!  #mnjhs #discovermtnebo #ROAR #pantherpride

Congrats FFA!!!

Salem Hills FFA competed this last week in their State Career Development Events competitions. We had an excellent time in Logan and are pleased to announce the following results from the competitions:

  • Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management: Silver Ranking
  • Horse Evaluation: 1st Place Team, Gold Ranking
  • Livestock Evaluation: Gold Ranking
  • Nursery/Landscaping: Bronze Ranking
  • Poultry Evaluation: Bronze Ranking
  • Veterinary Science: Bronze Ranking

We are very proud of each of our teams. We are especially proud of the State Winning Horse Evaluation team that will be going to Nationals this coming October to represent the state of Utah.  Way to go students!  Thanks Mr. Warren for all your hard work! #mnjhs #pantherpride #shhs

Mrs. Solorzano LIA Utah Teacher of the Year!

Attributions: 

Congratulations to Mrs. Solorzano for being recognized at the LIA teacher of the year for the state of Utah! Mrs. Solorzano is truly dedicated to the success of her students and holds them to high expectations to help them reach their potential. We are lucky to have you at our school Mrs. Solorzano, thanks for all you do for our students and school! We are so proud of you! #mnjhs #pantherpride#discovermtnebo #latinosinaction #ROAR 

Happy Secretary's Day

Attributions: 

We’d like to wish our AMAZING secretaries a happy Secretary’s Day! They are the ones on the front lines each day helping students, parents and staff at MNJHS. They truly care about our school and make MNJHS a great place to be. Don’t forget to thank them as you see them today! We love you #MrsWilson #MrsBennett #MrsNielson #MrsHenderson 

Panthers of the Day 4/15-4/19

Attributions: 

Congratulations to these outstanding students on being Panthers of the Day for last week!  Keep up the great work!

  • 4/15:  Isabelle Hansen & Alexis Beardall
  • 4/16:  Nicora Conder & Brandon Valdovinos
  • 4/17:  Brooklyn Tucker & Jebb Jensen
  • 4/18:  Gage Rogers & Jason Flinders
  • 4/19:  Sydney Hansen & Zoe DeRosier

#ROAR #pantherpride #mnjhs #discovermtnebo

Panthers of the Day 4/8-4/12

Attributions: 

Congratulations to the following students who were nominated as Panther of the Day last week!  

  • 4/8:  Meg Fullmer & Kevin Davis
  • 4/9:  Alexis Peterson & Maddie Brook
  • 4/10:  Briar Day & Zach Tracy
  • 4/11:  Hanna Cappadonia & Carys Long
  • 4/12:  Daniel Lopez & Jerzee Farnsworth

Keep up the great work!  #mnjhs #ROAR #discovermtnebo #pantherpride

Weekly Newsletter 4/18

Attributions: 

Weekly Newsletter

4/18/2019

END-OF-YEAR TESTING

It’s that time of year once again!  Students have begun end-of-year testing.  We’d like to remind all students to bring a reading book with you on testing days.  Also, please have a set of earbuds/headphones with a standard jack, eat breakfast, get plenty of rest, and try your best!  You’ve got this! 

STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Student Council elections will be on Friday, April 26th.  Students interested in running for next year's StuCo need to pick up an application from the front office. Those applications, along with teacher recommendations  and essays, need to be turned in to Mr. Sumens before Friday, April 19th.

THEATRE FESTIVAL

We are excited to announce the 7th Annual Nebo Junior Theatre Festival! Are you taking theatre classes? Have you taken them before? Do you just like drama? If you said "yes" and would like to participate in a day of performances, theater training, fun and friendship, then this is for you! This years festival will be held on Saturday April 27th from 9:00am -3:30pm at Mapleton Junior High School. The cost is $15 per student, and covers Lunch, Theatre and Tech workshops, Performances from each school, and Festival Mementos. If you think you might be interested, come and see Mrs. Schofield to get a flyer with more information! Registration is due by April 19th so don't wait!

SHHS CHOIR AUDITIONS

If you are interested in auditioning for concert choir, singers, Serendipity, or Men’s Camerata for the 2019-2020 school year at SHHS, please visit www.shhschoirs.org/auditions for more information.  Auditions will be held April 25-May 2. 

SHHS GIRLS BASKETBALL

8th and 9th grade girls who will be attending SHHS and are interested in playing basketball are invited to an open gym Saturday morning (4/20) @ 9:00 am in the main SHHS gym.

PHS APPLICATION NIGHT

On Thursday, April 18th from 3:00-6:00 Payson High School is hosting an Application Night to assist students and parents with the following applications for fall programs:

UVU Concurrent Enrollment (for future 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students), UVU Fall Class Registration for College Freshman (for Current seniors planning to attend UVU), MTECH, Internships, ALC, NCAA, and Sterling Scholar.

PHS MARCHING BAND

We are very excited for our upcoming 2019 Marching season, and are having our initial step-off meeting on April 23rd (Tuesday) in the PHS Band Room at 6:30. See Mr. Burger for more details. All are welcome to attend, even with no prior experience, and we can help you find a place to participate in our amazing program.

See you all on Tuesday! This meeting is for Color Guard, Drumline, Pit, and Band members or those desiring to join one of those groups.

PHS COLOR GUARD

This Saturday on Apr. 20, there will be a color guard open gym for any student who would like to be a part of the team, or is thinking about being a part of the team. Any student who will be going into their 8th grade year (2019-2020 school year) is eligible for the summer team, and any student who will be going into their 9th grade year, along with any high school student, is eligible for both the upcoming summer team and the upcoming fall team. The open gym will take place at Payson High School starting at 8 A.M. and will go until 11 A.M.   Julianne Zimmerman, a soon-to-be senior at Payson High school, and the Color Guard Equipment Manager says, “I’m excited for all the new [people] we are going to get, and what they will be able to bring to the team. We will take anyone who is willing to put the time and effort into guard.”  Any student wanting to join color guard, or is thinking about joining, are encouraged to attend the open gym. Any further questions can be answered by Mr. Burger, or a member of color guard.

CTE EXPO

Come strut your stuff at Nebo’s first CTE Expo!  There will be activities for business, marketing, and IT students.  This free event will be held at Spanish Fork Fairgrounds on May 16 from 3-8:00 p.m.  You get more information and register at https://cte-expo.wixsite.com/business

BOY'S AND GIRL'S CLUB AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

-Dungeons and Dragons on Wednesday after school in Mrs. Stewart's room 105

-Game On on Thursdays in Mr. McFarland's room 104

-Drama Play in Mrs. Schofield's  room 301, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

DRESS CODE REMINDER

We have been seeing an increase in dress code violations, particularly with jeans with holes above mid-thigh and short shirts.  Please also note that clothing must be modest. Modesty includes covering shoulders, midriff, back, underwear, and cleavage. Inappropriately short, tight, or revealing clothing is prohibited. Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length when the student is sitting.  Pants or jeans with holes in them must not show skin above mid-thigh.  Jeans with holes above mid-thigh must have holes covered.

Please review the Nebo School District dress code policy here:    http://www.nebo.edu/pubpolicy/J/JDG.pdf   

YEARBOOKS

This year’s yearbook is looking AWESOME!!  Students can preorder one in the office for $32.  Those that have preordered their yearbooks will get them first thing in the morning on yearbook day.

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

Please remember that if your student is late to school, he/she must check in at the front office before going to class.  Also, absences need to be excused within 2 school days either via email (kirsten.bennett@nebo.edu), phone call (801-465-6040, option 1), or in person.  Parents are also welcome to reply directly to the attendance emails they receive in order to excuse their students.

POWER HOUR

Power Hour is held Tuesday-Thursday from 2:45-3:45 in room 205.  Students can serve detention, work on homework, and get extra help if needed.  One regular tardy make up requires 20 minutes of detention and a late tardy requires 40 minutes.  Sluffs and unexcused absences require a 60 minute detention.      

 

WEEKLY VOCABULARY

Each week students learn new vocabulary words in their English classes, and see these words being used in their other classes as well.  Please feel free to review these weekly vocabulary words with your student(s):

-Indicate:  Point out, show, or give evidence of something

-Analyze:  Examine or break down into smaller parts to explain what something means

-Emphasize:  Single out or show how something is important

-Inference:  Guess or solve something by logic or reasoning

-Cite:  Quote or make reference to something as evidence

-Elaborate:  Add more details to what has already been said

 

MYSTERY FACULTY MEMBER

Attention students!  Periodically, we will include information about a faculty member here at Mt. Nebo in the newsletter.  If you can correctly guess the person, and are the first to tell Miss Barber before or after school (or during class break), you will receive a candy bar and 1 free tardy removal. 

**Our mystery faculty member lask week was Mrs. Wilson!  Here are your clues for this week:

 

-First Job:  I put boxes together so rocks could be shipped in them.

-Hobbies:  Playing video games, listening to opera, watching football, playing with my kids.  (My favorite is when I can listen to opera while watching football and playing video games with my kids.)

-What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time:  I like to find a quiet spot and just revel in the silence.

-Who inspires you?  I am always inspired when I see the great students at MNJH remind the rest of humanity how to be kind.  And the cat videos, those work for me too.

-Hidden talents?  I can make tomato cream soup from scratch.

-Pet:  Two cats

-Farthest/most interesting place you’ve been:  Suzuka, Japan is the farthest.  Lake Okanagan is the most interesting.

-Small things that make your day better:  Smiles from my students, hugs from my children, and a kiss from my spouse! (you are all too young to date!)

-Advice for students at Mt. Nebo: This is your journey.  Don't let anyone else - no matter their intentions - decide the direction you are going to take.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

-April 15-19:  Teacher Appreciation Week

-April 19:  Track at Maple Mountain HS

-May 1:  MNJHS Color Run

 

 

Pages