April 2019

Mrs. Solorzano LIA Utah Teacher of the Year!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

 

SheTech 2019

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Mount Nebo Jr. High Student, Madeline Remkes, helped win the Tech Challenge at SheTech. High School Girls from all over Utah were at the Expo Center in Salt Lake to compete in the Tech Challenge. Teams were given a real natural disaster situation and had to come up with a way overcome the challenges of that natural disaster. The team from Nebo School district created a design for a solar powered light that would allow survivors to found sooner as well as provide a basic need to people in the disaster. The teams’ design and presentation earned them the 1st place honors. Judges came from Technology companies from all over Utah to award the girls their 1st place honors.

#pantherpride #mnjhs #discovermtnebo #ROAR

Congratulations Mrs. Stoneman!

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Congratulations to Mrs. Stoneman for being Mt. Nebo Jr. High's teacher of the year! We are so lucky to have you at our school. “Mrs. Stoneman has tremendous wisdom and insight. She focuses on what is best for students, and her heart is truly in the right place. Mrs. Stoneman speaks with confidence and with conviction that has helped influence and shape our other teacher leaders with our major adoption changes of our Discovery model and with revamping our intervention flex period called Prowl Time. Mrs. Stoneman provides activities that makes learning fun and exciting. She doesn’t let students get behind and teaches in a way that students understand and feel important.”

Weekly Newsletter 4/10

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Weekly Newsletter

4/10/2019

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.

PAYSON HIGH SCHOOL 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.

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   

 

DR. CHRISTY KANE PARENT NIGHT

Dr. Christy Kane will be speaking to all parents interested in learning about digital media and the effects on the brain.  The final presentation will be held on April 15th  at Spanish Fork High School at 7:00 p.m.  All parents are welcome to come to this informative and important presentation!

 

MARCHING BAND

The Marching Band Step-off meeting will be held on April 23rd in the Payson High school band room at 6:30 p.m.  See Mr. Burger for more information.

 

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

-Underwater Robotics on Tuesdays & Thursdays on room 400.  Talk to Mrs. Bufton or Mrs. Carter.  BYU competition will be held 3/28. 

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

 

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. 

**No one has guessed our mystery faculty member from last week!  Here is a hint for this week.  She works in the front office and is one of the secretaries.

-First Job:  A little fast food Mexican place in Orem.

-Hobbies:  Learning the piano, riding a bike, reading,

-What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time:  4 wheeling, hiking, camping, playing in the ocean, spending time with family & friends

-Who inspires you?  My sister Melody.  She is always kind, thoughtful, forgiving, friendly, helpful and goes out of her way to do a good deed.

-Pet:  We have fish and birds.  We had a tortoise...(ninja turtle) but he broke through the fence and ran away.

-Farthest/most interesting place you’ve been:  Berlin Germany  is the farthest place and it was interesting because the "Wall" was still up.  We were able to visit Check Point Charlie and go into East Germany.

-Small things that make your day better:  Chocolate, sunshine, the beauties of the world, a friendly hello, good health, great co-workers.

-Advice for students at Mt. Nebo: Dream big; say please and thank you; try your best, be grateful, choose to be happy, smile, offer to help, sing, laugh, dance, remember you are loved.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

-April 12:  Track at Salem Hills HS

-April 15:  School Community Council Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

-April 15-19:  Teacher Appreciation Week

-April 19:  Track at Maple Mountain HS

-May 1:  MNJHS Color Run