March 2015

UVU Stem Fest

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Last Thursday, our 7th grade students and Stem Club members had the opportunity to attend the Stem Fest at UVU. Our students were able to participate in hands-on experiences with science and technology and get to peek into future job opportunities. The students had a great time and learned a lot! 

Dixie State University Chamber Singers Visit MNJHS

Today the Chamber Choir at Mt. Nebo Junior High participated in an exchange with the Chamber Singers from Dixie State University. Mr. Sumens organized the event and was a previous member of the Chamber Singers at DSU. Our students performed two numbers for the university students.  Their director, Dr. Hale praised the Mt. Nebo choir for their close attention to vowels and was impressed with the low notes our students could hit! Next, the DSU singers performed for our students and then all collaborated together to sing "Bluebird". All the students were separated into their parts and worked with the university students to learn the piece. It was a great collaboration and experience for our wonderful Chamber Choir. 

Panther Praise Winners March 9th - 13th

Attributions: 
Kaye Isakson

Congratulations to our Panther Praise Winners:

7th Grade: Mrs. Isakson nominated all of them: Jerett Daley, Gabe Jockumsen, Remington Seamons

8th Grade: Alexis Grimm, Kyler Robbins, Evyn Staheli

9th Grade: Ilaisaane Kaufusi (Mrs. Wilson), Mrs. Isakson nominated Sage Boswell and Zane Jolley

 

College and Career Readiness

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This week, the counselors have been meeting with all of the 8th grade students to discuss High School graduation requirements, ways to get college credit in high school, and information about scholarships and other ways of paying for college. This is part of the Utah Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program. Parents were invited and registration for the 9th grade year was also discussed. More information can be found on the MNJHS Counseling webpage at www.mnjhscounseling.weebly.com under the Registration and College & Career Readiness tabs. Parents and students are also welcome to call or come in and talk with their counselor if they have additional questions. 

4th Place State Chess

Attributions: 
Kaye Isakson

Congratulations to our students who took 4th Place Overall in the State Chess Tournament:

Sarah Thomson, Seth Erickson (4th), Mason Lindstrom (3rd), Taydon Carlson, Tyler Swinford

 

Utah Futures

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This week, our 9th grade students participated in some activities on UtahFutures.org. They took a Career Cluster Inventory and learning about how their interests can help them choose a job in the future. They were also able to search for information about those jobs including the required education needed, wages, and helpful high school courses. They are learning about what to expect in the job market and how to get to where they want to be in the future! 

Panther Praise Winners March 2nd to 6th

Attributions: 
Kaye Isakson

Congratulations to our Panther Praise winners for the week of March 2nd to 6th

7th grade: Payton Kropf (Mr. Sumens), Leo Montgomery (Mr. Sumens), Tori Tribett (Mr. Sumens)

8th grade: Travis Johnson (Mrs. Isakson), Gracie Stika (Mrs. Isakson), Steffani Green (Mr. Sumens)

9th grade: Jaidon Tueller (Mrs. Isakson), Jodie Baum (Ms. Nielson), Katelynn Sandage (Mrs. Wilson)

 

National Junior Honor Society

Attributions: 
Kaye Isakson

Congratulations to our newest members of the National Junior Honors Society: Shawnie Anderson, Jessa Asay, Briana Bartholomew, Tucker Bateman, Raquel Black, Breiann Carter, Clover Carter, Sierra Edmondson, Nikaedynn Finau, Korinne Huntington, Cheyenne Jensen, Gabe Jockumsen, Emma Lundell, Maddison McNaughtan, Fritz-Carl Morlant, Jillian O’Bryant, Whitney Peterson, Aubrey Ramirez, Kyler Robbins, Stratton Scott, Dallin Southwick, Natalie Spencer, Gracie Stika, Keely Taylor, Sayley Torzillo, and Julianne Zimmerman. They were inducted into the NJHS in a ceremony conducted by Savannah Black, the President of the Society.

 

Reality Town

On Tuesday, March 4th, our 7th grade students had the opportunity to participate in Reality Town. Before entering the "Reality Town" set up in our gym, students received a student handbook and a personalized pay stub which contained information about their Reality Town family including their spouse, or lack thereof, and the ages and gender of their children. As part of the preparation for Reality Town, students learned about loans and other expenses during their CTE classes. 

In the Reality Town students made financial decisions regarding their family and monthly expenditures. They visited 22 different businesses that had been set up around the gym including groceries, housing, medical office, child care, etc. which were staffed by parent volunteers, student council members, and school faculty. 

With each choice they make at the different businesses, students establish their Reality Town lifestyle and determine their monthly budget. Thanks to our wonderful parents who volunteer, as well as Mrs. Huff, Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Christensen for all their hard work in putting Reality Town together! 

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