Members of Student Council, Latinos in Action, Honors Society, and Hope Squad all participated in a Leadership Retreat Thursday, September 28, at Payson Kiwanis Park. This retreat was designed to help the student leaders get to know each other, build leadership skills, enhance leader qualities, and see how individually they can better serve their peers and students at Mount Nebo Junior High. We are lucky to have such an amazing group of student leaders at our school and we know they will do awesome things this school year!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Jaxon Lundell and Kella Mitchell for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, September 25, 2017. Jaxon was nominated by Ms. Stewart for always trying and doing his best in class and on assignments. Kella was nominated by Mrs. Wilson for being a good citizen and turning in lost money.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Jonathan Perry and Anna Reed for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, September 22, 2017. Jonathan was nominated by Ms. Mathews for helping his peers with homework and being a positive role model. Anna was nominated by Ms. Stewart for always giving insightful comments and adding to class discussions.
Today, September 28th, from 3:30-8:00 p.m MNJHS will hold our first parent/teacher conferences in the gym. Midterm report cards will be handed out and parents and students are welcome to visit teachers during that time. Our Latinos in Action (LIA) students will be available to supervise children (ages 4-11) in the classroom across from the girls’ gym. These students have prepared activities for children and will also be showing Monster’s University and Despicable Me 2. In addition, former LIA students will be available to interpret for teachers and parents during parent/teacher conferences. We hope to see you there!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Alexis Vasquez and LaShelle Hernandez for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Alexis was nominated by Mr. Rather for being respectful and trusting in class. LaShelle was also nominated by Mr. Rather for being fun to have in class and being respectful.
Several team captains represented Mt Nebo's fall sports and student government at Nebo School District's Captain's Academy. Great job captains: Grace Marsh-cross country, Richelle Nielsen-student government, Leah DeBart and Livy Chandler- girl's tennis, Max Iverson-golf, Hadley Mason-cross country.
The purpose of the Captains’ Academy is to promote sportsmanship between the schools. This goal is realized through the captains and leaders working together at the academy to promote better relations between the students and athletes, to develop leadership through the academy activities, and to develop relationships with coaches and administrators as they present at each academy.
Michelle Best, with Intermountain Healthcare, talked with the leaders about healthy lifestyles and especially how important sleep is in staying healthy. Athletes are more prone to health issues an anxiety because of lack of sleep.
Brodie Berg, a 1990 Oregon State High School Golf Champion and currently a firefighter, led a discussion about great leaders. He emphasized that great leaders have character. Talent is a gift but character is a choice. Brodie also mentioned that great leaders are competent, accomplish more than others, inspire others, are generous, build relationships, take responsibility, and have passion to name a few attitributes.
ABC 4 sports director, Wes Ruff, introduced Sportsmanship. Wesley grew up in Springville and enjoys golf. His message included the importance of character, attitude, and having pride in your team.
Steve Dudley, athletic director at Spanish Fork High, led a discussion on sportsmanship and reporting. The various sports captains took the word “sportsmanship” and came up with descriptors for each letter and reported back to the group.
Troy Bohling, student services coordinator and organizer of these academies, said, "Captains’ Academy has provided a powerful forum for athletes and school leaders to discuss and implement essential leadership traits and the value of great sportsmanship as well as how to be safe and avoid unnecessary injuries."
A big thank you to Laura Salazar, Communications Director at Intermountain Healthcare, for the delicious lunch provided for the captains and leaders.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Quinton Hadlock and Chyanne Bell for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Quinton was nominated by Mrs. Moxon for always smiling and always being positive and helpful. Chyanne was nominated by Ms. Mathews for being kind to her friends and helping them make good choices.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Stockton Hyer and Megan Ohran for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Stockton was nominated by Mrs. Moxon for always being willing to help wherever needed. Megan was nominated by Mrs. Alvey for being extremely helpful and a ray of sunshine in the Counseling Office.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Trevor Guzman and McCall Mower for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, September 18, 2017. Trevor was nominated by Mrs. Alvey for being polite, respectful and always helping out when needed. McCall was nominated by Mr. Robinson for being responsible and respectful when interacting with others.
A great group of our MNJHS Freshman were able to attend a University of Utah College tour on Wednesday, September 20th. The tour was led by a University Ambassador who helped our students get a feel for college life, learn more about the University of Utah, and took us on a scavenger hunt/walking tour of the beautiful campus! MNJHS Panthers are college bound!