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October 2020

Announcing Climbers of the Week - October 26-30, 2020

Submitted by khristen.massic on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 10:02
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Let's give a shout out to these amazing students! They were nominated by faculty and staff for exemplifying what it means to be a Mt. Nebo Middle School Panther. 

 Valerie is part of the morning Denali pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Barker, "Valerie always works hard in class and is always participating- she is a great example to her fellow classmates!”

 Ben is a member of the afternoon Denali pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Nielson, "Always polite and friendly to others!  He was extra kind to me and made my day!!”

 Lincoln is representing the morning Everest pod. He was nominated by Ms. Hailstone, "He always holds the doors for everyone after a mask break without me ever asking him to.”

 Izick is from the afternoon Everest pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Pehrson, “Izick noticed some of his grades were not what he wanted and made the choice to come early to school and work with those teachers to improve his grades. He works hard and wants his grades to show the great dedication he has for learning.”

 Liam is part of the morning Vinson pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Jarrett, “Liam walks table to table every day during lunch picking up trays and trash. He works really hard at being responsible and keeping the lunchroom orderly”

 Evie is a member of the afternoon Vinson pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Depew, “Evie is always so helpful and caring.  She always has a smile on her face.  She has been a great help to one of her friends that has an injured arm.  She carried her lunch tray for weeks while her friend had a cast on.  She knows how to be an amazing student and is a great example to her classmates.”

 Gabe is representing the morning Aconcagua pod. He was nominated by Mr. Ledesma, “Gabe is an outstanding example to his classmates. He is always ready to answer questions in front of the class and is not intimidated when I call on him. I know Gabe is always prepared when he steps into my classroom.”

 Ben is from the afternoon Aconcagua pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Capell, “Ben works hard at everything he does in math class. He is kind and helpful to others and is always willing to try again. Even when he struggles, he tries and tries again until he is top dog.”

 Jace is a member of the morning Kilimanjaro pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Brown, “Jace was absent for a few days, but he always looks on canvas and does his assignments instead of waiting to ask me what we did when he returns.”

 Jesus is part of the afternoon Kilimanjaro pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Miller, “Jesus is a helper.  When students struggle with the instructions, Jesus explains in ways they understand.  He is patient and kind with them, no matter how many times they need help.”

 Payden is from the morning Matterhorn pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Luckau, “Payden consistently seeks to understand. When he does not understand, he asks questions and makes an extra effort to find answers.”

 Addie is representing the afternoon Matterhorn pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Luckau, “Addie is a very diligent student. I can always count on Addie to be on task. She works well individually and in her group. When Addie is absent, she makes up her work quickly. I love having Addie in my class!”

 

It's National Chemistry Week!

Submitted by khristen.massic on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 08:39

National Chemistry Week has arrived and BYU recorded a special COVID-19 friendly performance to celebrate. The following attachment (PDF) is a flyer BYU created with the information of the online event--including a link to a YouTube video. They would love to have middle school students across the state to enjoy this special magic show that Dr. Stacey Smith all about sticky things (with an assist from her sons Bruce and Henry)! You can also find the video here: https://youtu.be/9qxHVp4FnMM

AmazonSmile and Nebo Education Foundation

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 08:44
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Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at  smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0546418(link is external), AmazonSmile donates to Nebo Education Foundation? Nebo Education Foundation has received $3,875 through this program.

One hundred percent of these monies fund teacher grants to help supplement equipment and supplies for students. 

Thank you for supporting the Nebo Education Foundation by shopping at smile.amazon.com instead of just Amazon.

Recent Governor Declaration

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 08:42
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Gary Richard Herbert
Governor
Declaration

Whereas, the vision, dedication, and determination of a school principal provides the stable force behind schools;

Whereas, principals have many roles in the education of their students and are entrusted with the dedication and development of young people; and,

Whereas, we recognize the outstanding elementary, middle level, and high school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students;

Now, therefore, I, Gary R. Herbert, Governor of the great State of Utah, do hereby declare October 2020, as

School Principal Recognition Month in Utah

Gary R. Herbert
Governor

Announcing Climbers of the Week - October 19-23, 2020

Submitted by khristen.massic on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 10:17
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We've got some wonderful Climbers of the Week that we would love to recognize this week! We are so proud of our students and the great things they are doing and accomplishing.

 Payton is part of the morning Denali pod. She was nominated by Mr. Nowell, "Payton has worked hard and pushes himself to improve daily in body conditioning!”

 Logan is a member of the afternoon Denali pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Massic, "Logan helped another student, who had been injured, get down to the office and get ice.”

 Halle is representing the morning Everest pod. She was nominated by Ms. Hailstone, "She noticed one of my students was struggling to understand how to play her violin and she patiently showed her what to do.”

 Taggart is from the afternoon Everest pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Fordiani, “Taggart does excellent in science- he even finished his moon phases quiz in record time and scored a 100%!”

 Tayla is part of the morning Vinson pod. He was nominated by Ms. Hailstone, “She volunteered to make some posters for our class and has done a GREAT job!”

 Caeden is a member of the afternoon Vinson pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Wilson, “He made a point of learning my name and saying hello to me.  He was the first student to know my name, even before I knew his name.  He always smiles and says "hi".

 Kai is representing the morning Aconcagua pod. She was nominated by Mr. Ovard, “Kai will try whatever challenge I throw at him by having a positive attitude and no complaining.”

 Joshua is from the afternoon Aconcagua pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Jacobson, “Joshua is always following directions, on task, and super helpful. He helps motivate the other boys in class.”

 Katie is a member of the morning Kilimanjaro pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Brown, “Katie understands math quickly and is so willing to help others when they are struggling. She is very patient with them.”

 Charlee is part of the afternoon Kilimanjaro pod. He was nominated by Mr. Ledesma, “Charlee has emailed me every time she has been absent. She is very responsible and a great example for her classmates to follow”

 Luis is from the morning Matterhorn pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Luckau, “Luis is a friendly student who likes to talk to his friends, but when it comes time to work on an assignment, he dives right in. He is  willing to share his thinking which helps him, his group, and his class.”

 Ryan is representing the afternoon Matterhorn pod. She was nominated by Mr. McFarland, “Ryan enthusiastically cleans more area than just his desk. He is also passionate about helping out other students in class.”

 

 

Online Book Fair Starts Today! (Oct 19 - Nov 1)

Submitted by khristen.massic on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 10:41
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The book fair starts today, October 19th, and goes through November 1st. Be sure to check out the online book fair at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=mtnebomiddleschool

Here's a couple of reminders:

  • All online purchases benefit our school
  • Hundreds of products are available in the online store 

In addition, Mrs. Reber, our librarian, created a video that instructs students on how to use Sora to have access to digital library books. https://www.loom.com/share/729b807f7e8949b7a1b73eb37178844f

Announcing Climbers of the Week - October 12-16, 2020

Submitted by khristen.massic on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 15:29

Here's to our Climbers of the Week! Faculty and staff have been nominating students for this recognition. We will be featuring one student from each pod (both morning and afternoon). Check back often to see who has received this award!

Cheyanne is part of the morning Denali pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Muhlestein, "Cheyenne is always so polite and friendly in the hallways.  She also found money in the hallway and turned it in right away. Thanks for being such a positive influence in our school!."

Trevor is a member of the afternoon Denali pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Barker, "Trevor is a great example in class! He always works hard and stays super positive!"

Genevieve is representing the morning Everest pod. She was nominated by Mr. Evans, "Genevieve boosts the morale of our class! She is positive, helpful, and a really hard worker!”

Martin is from the afternoon Everest pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Fordiani, “Martin always has great contributions to class discussions. He knows so many science facts!”

Shane is part of the morning Vinson pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Marziale, “Shane volunteers to pick up trash during lunch which is such a huge help to the lunch ladies!”

Hostyn is a member of the afternoon Vinson pod. He was nominated by Ms. Allred, “Hostyn has a positive attitude, works hard in class, asks for help when needed and  keeps trying even as he is learning the English language.”

 

Sienna is representing the morning Aconcagua pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Miller, “Sienna genuinely wants to learn.  She's going to get the grade the knowledge that comes along with it.  She is open to helping others and contributes to class discussions in meaningful ways.  I admire her honesty and no fear in speaking truth.”

Heston is from the afternoon Denali pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Franco, “Heston is an outstanding citizen in my class. He reaches out to help and is so thoughtful in his communication with others. When someone got hurt in class, he helped that student get to the office for help.”

Dulce is a member of the morning Kilimanjaro pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Brown, “Dulce works hard every day and asks questions every time she needs to. She has great learning skills.”

Bridger is part of the afternoon Kilimanjaro pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Davis, “Bridger worked very hard this week and did all of his assignments. He works very well with the other students!”

Katheryn is from the morning Matterhorn pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Miller, “Katheryn is ALL IN.  She is eager to take new information to improve. Katheryn is accepting of correction and is willing to persevere, try again and improve her work.  She is willing to work with others and make the best of these circumstances.”

Maddie is representing the afternoon Matterhorn pod. She was nominated by Mr. McFarland, “Maddie volunteered to spend her personal time helping another student with their essay.”

 

 

Announcing Climbers of the Week - October 5-9, 2020

Submitted by khristen.massic on Tue, 10/06/2020 - 14:16
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Here's to our Climbers of the Week! Faculty and staff have been nominating students for this recognition. We will be featuring one student from each pod (both morning and afternoon). Check back often to see who has received this award!

Sophie is part of the morning Denali pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Olson, "She is working REALLY hard to understand Math."

Cole is a member of the afternoon Denali pod. He was nominated by Mr. Hunt, "Cole is one of the most polite kids I've ever met. Even though art isn't his favorite, he always put 100% effort into his work and is a great example to his classmates."

Brian is representing the morning Everest pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Wettstein, "He always helps pump up the tires in our cycling class. This has been a huge help in class, and it gives everyone more time to ride the bikes!"

Thayne is from the afternoon Everest pod. He was nominated by Mr. Hunt, “When we first started school and I asked Thayne what kind of art he liked, he told me he didn't like art that much. Even though he is not really interested, he puts in extra effort to make his art look good, and has become a great artist. He is not afraid to ask how he can make his work better, and doesn't get upset when he is corrected. I have really enjoyed having him in class.”

Rilla is part of the morning Vinson pod. She was nominated by Ms. Allred, “Rilla was out for two weeks and managed to stay caught up with the rest of her class. She has a great attitude and willingly participates in class.”

Tosh is a member of the afternoon Vinson pod. He was nominated by Ms. Allred, “Tosh is always there to help. Whether is it answering questions, holding the door for others, cleaning up, or turning on the lights. He has a positive attitude and enjoys participating in class.”

Korral is representing the morning Aconcagua pod. She was nominated by Mr. Ledesma, “Korral demonstrates the ROAR to a tee. She is respectful in class. She has an outstanding attitude. She excels academically and is responsible to be ready in class.”

Jaiden is from the afternoon Aconcagua pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Franco, “Jaiden is respectful in class and listens well when I give him instruction. He is definitely deserves recognition for the effort he puts in at school and the potential he is reaching.”

Ben is a member of the morning Kilimanjaro pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Massic, “Ben helped out after lunch collecting basketballs and footballs that other students had left behind without being asked which helped cleaning up after lunch so much faster.”

Lydia is part of the afternoon Kilimanjaro pod. She was nominated by Ms. Stewart, “Excellent and funny work in her writing. Also participates in class discussions very well.”

Garrison is from the morning Matterhorn pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Wettstein, “Garrison is so helpful in our cycling class, and helps things run smoothly. If he sees there is a job to be done, he does it without anyone asking. He follows all the classroom rules and instructions, and is a great example to the rest of the class.”

Melany is representing the afternoon Matterhorn pod. She was nominated by Mr. McFarland, “Helping translate and explain to students what we are learning in class.”

 

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