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Students Benefiting from the Collaboration of the Pods

Submitted by khristen.massic on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 06:03

We are loving having our students grouped into pods. In case you aren't aware, our new middle school model schedule has been created to support the change from elementary school to secondary. Because of this, students are grouped into pods where they share the same math, science, and English language art teacher. 

"The pod system is set up to provide students with a home-base, or community of students, as well as a core of teachers to supervise and work closely with these students. This is the first time for our entire school to be in Middle School. Everyone is new, and everyone is learning a secondary school model (class changes, lockers, lots of teachers, etc.). Within the pod, teachers may explicitly teach some organizational skills, communication skills, and general study skills." Click here for more from our Pod Vision.

The teachers have been able to collaborate and come up with some great ways to utilize this schedule. One such way was to bring students together during our September minimal day to review content (photo shown here). Another, more recent collaboration, involved some of the pods setting aside time to help students complete missing work at the end of the term, as well as celebrating the accomplishments of students during the term.

After School Program is Temporarily Canceled

Submitted by khristen.massic on Mon, 11/09/2020 - 08:30

Dear Parents and Students,

With the announcement of Governor Hebert's guidelines that took place last night at 9:30 PM.  We will be postponing the opening of our after school program until further notice.  We hope with these new guidelines, we will be able to do our part to slow the spread of the virus at this time.   

We will continue at school to do all we can to remain open, and provide deep levels of learning for all of our students.   We encourage our school community to be SMART, and help us in this effort.  

S - Stay and keep students home when sick.

M - Maintain clean spaces 

A - Advocate for distancing

R - Remember your face covering 

T - Train on hygiene and safety.

 

Sincerely,

MNMS Administration

Announcing Climbers of the Week - November 2-6, 2020

Submitted by khristen.massic on Fri, 11/06/2020 - 15:19
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We want to congratulate our Climbers of the Week! We have such outstanding students and are excited to be able to recognize them!

 Izaic is part of the morning Denali pod. She was nominated by Mr. Ledesma, "He helped clean up a soda spill after school! He is a gentleman and a scholar!”

 Presley is a member of the afternoon Denali pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Alldredge, "Presley is hard working and always ready to help.  She took the time to stay after school to make up her work and asked some great questions.  She is polite, kind, and a joy to have in class.”

 Haley is representing the morning Everest pod. He was nominated by Ms. Hailstone, "She has been helping a student who is on crutches carry her instrument without being asked to do so. So kind and helpful!”

 Remington is from the afternoon Everest pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Stoneman, “Always hard working, does high quality work--his very best work. He is also kind and thoughtful.”

 Amelia is part of the morning Vinson pod. He was nominated by Ms. Allred, “Amelia is proactive in her learning.  If there is something that she needs help improving or understanding, she arranges a time to meet and go over the work.  She maintains a positive attitude and is a good example in class.”

 Lilian is a member of the afternoon Vinson pod. She was nominated by Ms. Allred, “Lillian works hard, helps those around her and has a positive attitude even when things are hard. She is always pushing herself to do the best she can and asks great questions that further her learning. Lilian is willing to go the extra mile and her dedication inspires those around her to do the same.”

 Addison is representing the morning Aconcagua pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Carter, “Addison helped another student out who had a cast on by taking notes for him. She is a great example to her peers!”

 Lisandro is from the afternoon Aconcagua pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Hanks, “Lisandro is a hard worker in class. Last term they had an essay to write in class. It was a big task, but Lisandro stayed focused, worked hard, and turned in a great essay!”

 Corbin is a member of the morning Kilimanjaro pod. He was nominated by Ms. Stewart, “He is always participating and has excellent comments in class. Also his This I Believe essay was excellently written!

 

 Mark is part of the afternoon Kilimanjaro pod. He was nominated by Mrs. Daniels, “After finishing his lunch, Mark always throws his trash away, then walks around the cafeteria picking up trash for others. He’s such an awesome example to others!”

 Hannah is from the morning Matterhorn pod. She was nominated by Mrs. Van Nosdol, “Hannah is always on task and working hard. She’s a great example to her classmates- she is just fabulous!”

 Gavin is representing the afternoon Matterhorn pod. She was nominated by Mr. McFarland, “Gavin always has something thoughtful and interesting to say. He loves to provide information and details about his favorite books and subjects. He is kind to others and respectful to his teachers.”

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A, Monday, November 9

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 11/05/2020 - 10:05
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Our fabulous PTSA has put together a Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Spanish Fork on Monday, November 9, from 5-9 pm. Ten percent of the proceeds that night will benefit the Mt. Nebo Middle PTSA. Please join us to support the PTSA. Make sure to mention Mt. Nebo as you are ordering.

Utah County Health Department Offers Additional Mobile COVID Testing Site

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 10/29/2020 - 09:21
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Intermountain Healthcare’s mobile testing unit will be in Payson at the Wasatch Behavioral Health site. Utah County Health is not targeting specific zip codes or populations, all are welcome. Utah County Health does not require any documentation. See attached flyer.

Wasatch Behavioral Health  (Payson)
Friday, October 30th - 12 p.m. Noon to 6 p.m.
285 North 1250 East, Payson, UT

Link to flyer

Link to Spanish flyer

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.”

 

 

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