Weekly Newsletter 12/5

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Weekly Newsletter

12/05/2018

 TERM 2 REWARD ACTIVITY

For this term’s reward activity, students will be going ice skating.  In order to be eligible, students cannot have any tardies at the end of the term (January 10).  Tardies can be made up after school Tuesday-Thursday during Power Hour from 2:45-3:45.  One tardy requires a 20 minute detention.  More information will be provided at a later date.

FINE ARTS HOLIDAY CONCERTS

The band, orchestra, and choirs have been working hard to prepare for their holiday concerts coming up in December.  These concerts will all be held in the auditorium at Payson High School.  Please come support our talented students and see what they’ve been working on these last few months!

-Dec 6th:  Choir Concert, 7:00 p.m.

-Dec 11th:  Band Concert, 7:00 p.m.

-Dec 19th:  Orchestra Concert, 7:00 p.m.

DRAMA CLASS PLAYS

Come and see all the hard work our drama students have been doing this semester in the drama class plays! There is no cost to attend, so bring your friends!  Performances will be on stage in the Cafeteria on the following dates:

-December 13th, 7 PM : Drama 1 Class Plays

-December 14th, 7 PM : Drama 2 Class Plays

9th GRADE ALC FIELD TRIP

Our 9th grade students will be visiting the ALC in Salem on December 11th.  They will be gone during 3rd and 4th periods.  Please see the counselors if you have any questions!

SCHOOL T-SHIRTS & HOODIES

In the front office, we have MNJHS t-shirts and hoodies for sale!  T-shirts are $7 and hoodies are $15.  These would make great Christmas gifts!

SPORTS

-Basketball

12/6:  3:30, Mt. Nebo @ Spanish Fork Jr.

12/10:  3:30, Salem Jr. High @ Mt. Nebo

12/13:  3:30, Mt. Nebo @ Diamond Fork Jr.

-Wrestling

12/12:  3:30, Mt. Nebo @ Salem Jr. High

12/19:  3:30, Springville Jr. @ Mt. Nebo

-Intramural Volleyball

Intramural volleyball has begun!  Each morning, starting at 7:00 a.m. all are welcome to play in the boys gym.  See Mrs. Harmer for more information.

BOX TOPS WARS

Mr. McFarland’s Discovery class, Panther Pride, is holding a competition between grades to bring in box tops.  The grade that brings in the most box tops will earn 5 extra minutes for lunch. Box tops can be dropped off in boxes located by the front office.  This contest begins December 3rd and ends December 21st.  The winning grade will be announced January 2nd! 

PTA SPIRIT NIGHT

Make sure to visit Costa Vida on January 7th to support our fabulous PTA!  Just tell the cashier you are there for MNJHS’s Spirit Night and a portion of the proceeds will go back to support our PTA.  Last year we were able to raise over $200!  Thanks for your support!

POWER HOUR UPDATE

Power Hour will now be held Tuesday-Thursday (no more Friday Power Hour) 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.      

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.  Thanks!

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):

-Theme:  The central message of a text of what the author wants you to learn/infer in the book. A broad idea about life that can be applied to many different areas

-Apparition:  A ghost or other unexplainable appearance

-Vigilant:  Keeping careful watch for danger or difficulty

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube!  Visit our school web page mnjhs.nebo.edu and use the links on the left-hand side of the page to follow us.  You might see some familiar faces!

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 our mystery teacher was Mr. Marziale!  This week, we have a new mystery faculty member to spotlight.  Here are your clues:  

-First Job:  I worked at Hokulia Shave ice making.....shave ice.   

-Hobbies:  I like playing the guitar, ukulele, and singing. I also love to play sports.      

-Have you ever met a celebrity?  No, but in college I went to a "Miranda Sings" concert and it was incredible.      

-Favorite thing to do in spare time:  My favorite thing to do in my spare time would have to be play the guitar.      

-Who inspires you?  My mom inspires me for raising six kids, beating breast cancer, and for pushing me to reach my goals! I sure am grateful for my mom!   

-Talents/abilities:  I can move my Adam's apple up and down (which is cool because I'm a woman.) I also can make an impressive dolphin sound. I've got a mean moonwalk. I was a WAC Champion in the pentathlon (track and field) during the glory days of college, and I held the high jump school record at UVU. Now I'm just a "has been."       

-Farthest/most interesting place you’ve been:  The farthest place I've been to is Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. I don't have good travel stories.    

-Small things that make your day better:  The Office video clips. YouTube. Ice cream. Puppies. Sushi.    

-Advice for students at Mt. Nebo:  It has been a while since I have been a junior high student. The main thing I remember from Junior High were the friendships I made, and the different activities I did at the school, (activities like playing on the sports teams, going to dances, and joining different clubs). So my advice is to try new things, talk to new people, and get involved with what's going on at school. Those are the things that you will really remember.    

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Dec 6:  Choir Concert, 7pm @ Payson High School
  • Dec 11:  Band Concert, 7pm @ Payson High School
  • Dec 11:  9th Grade ALC field trip
  • Dec 19:  Orchestra Concert, 7pm @ Payson High School
  • Dec 21:  Early out day for students
  • Dec 22-Jan 1:  Christmas Break
  • Jan 2:  School resumes