Hope Squad 2014

The purpose of HOPE Squads is to train students in suicide awareness and to assist peers who are suffering from depression or may be suicidal. We are committed to empowering students to seek help and save a life.  Our HOPE Squad enhances the health and safety measures already in place in our school. We have HOPE Squad members in each grade, and a total of 24 students. They attended a day long training at our school this week and learned how to take an active approach in teaching/learning the warning signs of suicide, reporting potential suicide behavior, supporting students who have already received help, setting boundaries, taking care of themselves, as well as the do's and don'ts of a HOPE Squad member. 

We are excited to have such a great HOPE Squad this year!  Here are the members by grade:

7th- Heidi Palomar, Sebastian Herald, Janey Jacklin, Emma Lundell, Jarrett Christensen, Chloee Bird, Danny Carrillo and Sarah Rogers.

8th- Ty Tolman, Nicole Marsh, Tory Kimber, Amanda Butler, Jacob Smith, Jaqueline Hernandez, Jeffrey Flinders and Rebecca Hazelet.

9th- Janie Coon, Charley Griffin, Rashay Horne, Gio Vargas, Tanner Pyne, Brodee Steele, Kaiden Shelley and Leah Martinez. 

They are advised by Mr. Hiatt, Miss Nielson, Mr. Nelson, Mr. White and Miss Daniels. 



October Students of the Month

Kaye Isakson

Congratulations to our students of the month for October!

7th Grade: Lily Belk

Nothing stops Lily. She works hard in P.E. and is an outstanding student. She is also a great role model for all of us.

8th Grade: Rebeca Knapp

Rebeca is a hardworking, kind girl. She does her best on everything, and always has a smile on her face. She is a wonderful student and a pleasure to be around.

9th Grade: Kimberly Cook

Kimmy is a wonderful person and a hard working student. She never lets anything get in her way and always does her best. Kimmy is everything a student of the month should be.


Fuel Up To Play 60 News

Kaye Isakson

Congratulations to Kimberly Cook for winning an Alex Smith jersey. She is the top point getter with 45,231 points which gives her Ambassador Level 3 in the Fuel Up to Play competition. Mt. Nebo JHS is currently 5th in the state.

Panther Praise Winners Oct. 27-31

Kaye Isakson

7th grade: Tyler Swinford—Mrs. Olsen, Cayd Hampton—Mrs. Hanks, Jason Buchanan—Mrs. Reber

8th grade: Tyson Carter—Mrs. Collings, Jeff Flinders—Barbara Spainhower,  Chandler Payne—Mrs. Olsen

9th Grade: Rashay Horne—Barbara Spainhower, Janessa Conrad--Barbara Spainhower, Cole Allen—Mis Nielson


Pumpkin Carving Contest

Kaye Isakson

Congratulation to our Panther Praise Winners for the week of Oct. 27th to Oct. 31st

Congratulations to our students who won the pumpkin carving contest. They were awarded gift certificates by student council members.


Science Projects

Kirk Wright

Our 9th grade science students in Mr. Wright's class were given a problem to help them not only learn to work together as engineers to solve a problem, but to also use their imagination to solve a problem.  Each group of 3-4 students were given 100 marshmallows and 100 toothpicks.  They were given about 25 minutes to construct a bridge that freely spanned two feet of empty air space and stayed intact for 30 seconds.  It sounds simple, but the reality was that it took some out of the box thinking to get the results they needed. Our students had a great opportunity to learn some valuable skills in a fun way! 

Red Ribbon Week


We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week at MNJHS! Students had the opportunity to hear from the BYU student athletes this morning. They presented on the importance of being physically, mentally and socially strong. Students were encouraged to exercise, eat healthy, maintain high academic standards, never cheat and to treat everybody with kindness and respect. This week we will have dress up days and lunch time activities. Here is the schedule for dress up days:

Monday- Lazy Day (PJ's)

Tuesday- Hat Day

Wednesday- Career Day

Thursday- Wear Red

Friday- Halloween Costumes


Panther Praise Oct. 20-24

Kaye Isakson

Congratulations to our panther praise winners for the week of Oct. 20th to 24th:

7th Grade:Vannessa Hood—Mrs. Lundell, Gage Penrod—Mrs. Reber, Dakota Chambers—Mrs. Olsen

8th Grade:Arely Valdez—Mrs. Lundell, Kobe Lerwill—Mrs. Lundell, Kira Marquardson—Mrs. Hanks, 

9th Grade:Marco Rojas—Mrs. Solorzano, Celine Martin—Mrs. Bennett, Blade Spencer—Mrs. Larsens 


Mt. Nebo Girls Tennis

Congratulations to our Girls Tennis Team another great season! We had several girls participate and they had a wonderful time. These are the results of the district finals that were held on October 13th at Mapleton Junior High:


2nd Singles: Cheyenne Jensen placed 7th

1st Doubles: Kellie Dunn and Danika long placed 7th

2nd Doubles: Emaleigh Adams and Sam Parker placed 5th


1st Singles: Sammy Samuels placed 7th

2nd Singles: Kaity Smith placed 5th

1st Doubles: Tavah DeHart and Tori Tribett placed 6th

2nd Doubles: Clover Carter and Kimberlyn Madsen placed 4th

3rd Doubles:  Jessa Asay and Cora Anderson placed 5th


Team Members include: Clover Carter, Cheyenne Jensen, Jessalyn Asay, Tavah DeHart, Cora Sanderson, Danika Long, Tori Tribett, Kellie Dunn, Emaleigh Adams, Kimberlyn Madsen, Samantha Parker, Kaity Smith, Sammy Samuels and Melissa Ross.  They were coached by Natalie Brady and Mike Houghton.