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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.”

 

NOW ONLINE: School Breakfast & Lunch Order for Mt. Nebo Middle School

Submitted by khristen.massic on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 10:51
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Dear Parents,

The best way to order school lunch and/or breakfast for students who are not at school is to fill out a survey each day for each student.  This includes kindergarten and preschool students as well as remote learning students of all grades.   You will need to order before 9 a.m. each morning. Meals are only provided on scheduled school days. For special circumstances, you can still call the school to place your order.

This would also be the method of ordering breakfast and lunch if your student is required to stay home for quarantine or for other COVID-19 related schedule adjustments or closures. 

To place your order, please go to School Breakfast & Lunch Order for Mt. Nebo Middle School which can also be found under "School Information" on our website.

By way of reminder, meals can be picked up in the front office between 10:30 AM and 11 AM each morning. 

We hope this makes the process easier for all involved. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Mt. Nebo Middle School Administration

 

Estimados padres:

La mejor manera de hacer un pedido para  el almuerzo y/o desayuno escolar para los estudiantes que no van a la escuela es llenar una encuesta diariamente por cada estudiante. Esto incluye a los estudiantes de kinder y preescolar, como también a los estudiantes de todos los grados que están con el aprendizaje remoto. Deberán hacer su pedido antes de las 9 a.m. todos los días. Las comidas se proporcionan únicamente en los días de clases programadas.

En circunstancias especiales, ustedes podrán llamar a la escuela para hacer su pedido.

Este también sería el método de hacer pedidos para el desayuno y el almuerzo si su estudiante requiere quedarse en la casa debido a la cuarentena o por cualquier otro ajuste o cierre de horarios relacionados con COVID-19.

Para hacer su pedido, sírvase ir a School Breakfast & Lunch Order for Mt. Nebo Middle School.

A modo de recordatorio, las comidas se pueden recoger en la oficina de la dirección entre 10:30 am y 11 am todas las mañanas.

Esperamos que esto facilite el proceso para todos los involucrados.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, sírvase comunicarse con la escuela.

 

Atentamente, 

 Mt. Nebo Middle School Administration

Monday, September 21, Minimal Day Schedule

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:25
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6th Grade Minimal Day
1 st period: 8:00-8:23
2 nd period: 8:27-8:51
3 rd period: 8:55-9:19
4 th period: 9:23-9:47
5 th period: 9:51-10:16
6 th period: 10:20-10:44
7 th period: 10:48-11:15

7th Grade Minimal Day
1 st period: 8:00-8:27
2 nd period: 8:31-8:55
3 rd period: 8:59-9:23
4 th period: 9:27-9:51
5 th period: 9:55-10:20
6 th period: 10:24-10:48
7 th period: 10:52-11:15

Mt. Nebo Honors Patriot Day

Submitted by khristen.massic on Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:39
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Today, many of our teachers have planned special lessons in order to honor and remember Patriot Day--9/11. Mrs. Barker's English language arts students read accounts from middle school and high school students who were living in New York City during 9/11. Mrs. Reber, our librarian, did some special book talks today which she shared on Instagram stories and also with Mr. McFarland's classes. Students in Ms. Van Nosdol's social studies classes also learned about the significance of the event in our country. Other discussions and presentations occurred in many other classes throughout the school. Be sure to talk to your student to have them reflect on what they learned and share your own experiences.

Free Breakfast and Lunch to All Nebo School District Students

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 09/10/2020 - 17:00
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Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, Nebo School District will be switching to an “Open Restricted Meal Program.” Under this program, breakfast and lunch are available for free to all students enrolled in Nebo School District, including remote learners.

Follow the link for more information: http://www.nebo.edu/node/3197

 

Keeping Our Students Safe with Systems and Creativity

Submitted by khristen.massic on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 12:40
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This year is certainly like no other as we have needed to implement additional safety measures because of the pandemic. Mrs. Wettstein teaches physical education which has many new restrictions, such as a limit to 20 students in the locker room at once. She created a system with magnets and stickers where students can visually see how many students are in the locker room without having to enter. Mrs. Jacobson teaches choir where masks and face shields are worn. Since each student was given a face shield, she had the students use stickers and markers to show their personalities and make wearing the shields more fun. Other teachers have created routines for cleaning and disinfecting by using attention-getting phrases or fun automatic timers. While the new additions have taken some getting used to, we are proud of how our teachers have accepted the challenge and used their creative genius to help our students continue to be successful. 

Pods and Together We Climb

Submitted by khristen.massic on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 09:16
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Photo from Courtney Hanks

Has your student talked to you about being in a "pod?" Perhaps they've mentioned a mountain they are learning about like Kilimanjaro or Denali? One of the features of the middle school is that students are assigned to a "pod" (or cohort) of students. Here's an excerpt from our Pod Vision:

"Teachers of Science, Mathematics, and Language Arts will be organized into teams called pods. Each team of teachers will have two pods, a morning pod, and an afternoon pod. Students will be assigned to each pod and rotate through the three classes in a cohort of the same students. Each pod will have roughly 90 students split into three teams of 30.

"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.

"Teachers should design activities to promote a sense of community, togetherness, and kindness within their pods. Teachers should encourage a feeling of “team” within the pod where no one is left out. Students will connect with members of the pod as friends and teammates. A sense that everyone is known and belongs should be a priority in the pod. Pod teachers should create time to make sure these priorities are accomplished either in-class time or during reteach/enrichment. The pod is for kids!"

With the pods in mind, and the fact that our school is named after a mountain, we decided that our theme or mantra would be "Together We Climb" and that each pod would be named after a significant mountain--most are part of the 7 Summits.

In the photo attached, 7th graders in the “Aconcagua” Pod weighed in on their experience as middle schoolers so far by charting their “Peaks” and “Pits”  of the first week of school.

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