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Weekly Newsletter 4/18

Submitted by melinda.barber on Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:13

Weekly Newsletter



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 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.


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!


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 for more information.  Auditions will be held April 25-May 2. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


-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.


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:   


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.


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 (, 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 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.      



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



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.



-April 15-19:  Teacher Appreciation Week

-April 19:  Track at Maple Mountain HS

-May 1:  MNJHS Color Run