Welcome to MNJHS Ms. Stewart, 8th/9th Grade English Teacher

Ms. Stewart MNJHS

Miss Stewart is a new English teacher at Mt. Nebo Jr. this year, teaching 8th and 9th grade English. Miss Stewart is originally from Arizona, but she came up to Utah to study at Brigham Young University. She graduated in English Teaching with a minor in Theatre Media Arts Studies, which reflects her two favorite hobbies of reading books (her favorite genres are Fantasy, YA lit, and Historical) and theatre (she performed in many musicals growing up). Miss Stewart also loves to travel; her favorite countries are Croatia, Switzerland, and Great Britain. Last year Miss Stewart was an 8th grade English teacher at Centennial Middle School in Provo, Utah. She is excited to be teaching English this year and to be a part of the Mt. Nebo team!

Welcome to MNJHS Mrs. Bufton, 8th Grade Science Teacher

Mrs. Bufton MNJHS Science

Hi, My name is Doni Bufton and I am so excited to be a new 8th Grade Science teacher at Mnjhs.  If I was asked to describe my self in one word, it would be passionate.  I am passionate about my family.  My husband and I have raised 4 wonderful children here in Payson.  We also have 3 grandsons and hope for more.  I am passionate about the outdoors.  Our family loves camping, hunting, and riding our side-by-side as often as possible.  I have been passionate about Boy Scouting, in which I spent 21 years in several different positions.  I am a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award.  I am Passionate about the City of Payson.  Although, I grew up in Santaquin (which I love), my husband and I have lived here our whole married lives and I currently serve on the Board of Adjustments.  Lastly, I am passionate about teaching students.  I love learning myself and creating learning opportunities for my students which will inspire and enlighten their minds so they will some day become successful contributors in our community.  I spend many hours in classes and workshops to constantly improve my teaching craft.   I have earned 2 college degrees in Drafting and Design Technology and Elementary Education. I am currently working on my secondary science and math license.  I am looking forward to working with such a great team of science teachers here at Mnjhs and I am also looking forward to meeting many new parents and students. This will be such a great year.

Welcome to MNJHS Ms. Barber, Dean of Students

MNJHS, Melinda Barber, Dean Of Students

My name is Melinda Barber.  I was raised in Spanish Fork and graduated from SFHS.  I went to UVU and earned my Bachelor’s degree in School Health Education and later earned my Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah.  For nine years, I taught 8th and 9th grade health classes at Diamond Fork Jr. High.  There are four kids in my family, including me and my twin sister.  She is a police officer for Spanish Fork City, and has two kids that I can’t get enough of.  Traveling is my favorite thing to do when I’m not working or spending time with my family.  I have been to several countries in Europe and hope to go to Iceland someday.  I am so excited join the amazing students and staff and MNJHS.  My favorite thing about being in education is learning, so I am excited about all the new things I get to learn this year!  

ALC Ribbon Cutting and Tour, August 21st

Lana Hiskey

The Nebo School Board of Education and 
Superintendent Rick Nielsen
invite Nebo students, parents and partners to
the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tour

on Monday, August 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.


Nebo Peak Center: Advanced Learning Center (ALC), 
Fieldhouse, Warehouse, & Maintenance Building
Ben Ford, Administrator
161 East 400 North
Salem, UT 84653

FREE Backpack Giveaway This Saturday, August 5th

Lana Hiskey
Tabatha's Way Backpack English

This Saturday, August 5, 2017 is the Tabitha's Way Annual Backpack Giveaway.  It will be held at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds in the Tennis Court Building from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  The backpacks are filled with school supplies and are free to anyone in need.  Children receiving backpack(s) must be present at the event. 

MNJHS Walk-In Registration Tomorrow, August 2nd

Mt. Nebo Jr. High will be registering all students online this year at  Three days following payment and completion of the registration process, student schedules will be available to print. For 7th grade students, however, state law requires them to show proof of current immunizations before they can attend school. Once evidence of immunizations is received, you will be able to print your schedule. If you would like help with this process, we will be doing walk-in registration tomorrow, August 2 from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.  We will have computers available to take you through the process.

2017-18 MNJHS Online Registration Now Available


Dear Parent/Guardian(s):

Mt. Nebo Jr. High is happy to announce that we will be registering all students online this year. Hopefully, online registration will help simplify the process for you.  

All of the directions you need for registration are found on our school website. Three days following payment and completion of the registration process, student schedules will be available to print. Current state law requires 7th graders to show proof of current immunizations before they attend school. Once evidence of immunizations is received, you will be able to print your schedule.  

There are 4 options for registration payment: 1) online, 2) in person, 3) by mail, 4) by phone. Our summer hours are 8 am - 3 pm.  We will have a computer lab open on August 2nd from 7:30 - 3:30 to assist you if you do not have access to the internet and would like to pay in person. Schedules can be printed by logging into Aspire on the district website after completion of the registration process. Feel free to contact the school at 801-465-6040 if we can be of assistance.  We look forward to seeing your student in a few weeks and hope he/she has a fun and successful school year.    

Note: The school will be closed Monday, July 24th. We will resume regular business hours (8:00-3:00on Tues, July 25th.


A Fond Farewell To MNJHS Faculty And Staff

Wednesday, May 17th we held our annual MNJHS Faculty Spring Social and bid a fond farewell to several of our MNJHS Faculty and staff members who will either be retiring or moving to new schools this upcoming year.  We will miss them all dearly and wish them well on their new adventures.

  • Coleen Huff - CTE
  • Brett Christensen - CTE
  • John Teuscher - CTE
  • Samantha Clay - Health
  • Ross Last - Social Studies
  • Darwin Deming - Science
  • Sierra Hotchkiss - Science
  • Amanda Dibb - Math
  • Katie Urmston - Special Ed
  • Monti Poulsen - Special Ed
  • Amanda Deichman - Food Services
  • Rock White - Drama
  • Vicki Hatch - English
  • Shan Daniels - English
  • Cheri Campbell - Administration

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 5/16/17

Kendall Call
MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 5/16/17

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE!  Congratulations to Zach Crofts and Kylie Nish for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Zach was nominated for working hard and quietly in class and being respectful.  Kylie was nominated for being prepared, willing to work and being willing to learn new things.

Locker Clean Out Is Tuesday, May 23

Just a reminder to parents and students that Tuesday, May 23rd will be locker cleanout day.  Students will need to empty their lockers of all trash and personal items on Tuesday.  Please send them with a bag or backpack to put their items in.