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Nebo School District's Battle of the Books!

Submitted by khristen.massic on Tue, 02/18/2020 - 09:52

We had two wonderful teams represent us last week at the Nebo School District Battle of the Books, which was held on Wednesday, February 12th, at Payson Jr. High.

What is America's Battle of the Books? Their website states, "America's Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd thru 12th grades. Students read books and come together, usually in groups, to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The student competitions are usually similar to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competitions."

The list that was used this year featured 20 different titles! In addition, Emma Asay, Esther Corno, Sahaja Rutledge, and Alexa Shutt each read all 20 books!

Interested in participating next year? Booklists become available at the end of April or the beginning of May. The library will have all books available for checkout and Sora and Overdrive will have books available to check out digitally in the "Special Collections" area. As the list becomes available, we will post more information.

This event was featured on the Nebo School District Website as a "Where Are We Wednesday?" feature. See the post here.

Guest Speaker Visits Science Classes During Sound Wave Unit

Submitted by khristen.massic on Fri, 02/14/2020 - 09:31
Photos and Video by Jenny Carter

sound en∙gi∙neer (noun): a technician dealing with acoustics for broadcast or musical performance

Ms. Carter’s classes were able to hear from Jeff Carter, BYU sound engineer, as they were learning about sound waves! In the video clip, Jeff Carter was showing some samples from a recent project with Alex Boye and the BYU Men’s Chorus. More information on the project:

We are so privileged that we have the resources and the teachers, like Ms. Carter, who are willing to invite such amazing guest speakers to show a real-life application of concepts that are currently being learned.

Mr. Rhet Rowley Receives PEAK Award!

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 19:54

“Mr. Rowley goes above and beyond to make each student and teacher at Mt. Nebo feel welcome and appreciated. He holds open the front door each morning and greets each person that walks through with a smile and a hearty ‘good morning.’ I have also seen Mr. Rowley take extra time and effort to apologize to students if he feels he has been in the wrong. Students are often surprised to be treated this way, and his actions definitely helped the students feel more valued and recognized.”
Last night Mr. Rowley received a PEAK Award at the Nebo School Board Meeting! We are so excited to have him at Mt. Nebo!
Mr. Rowley was nominated by Mrs. Capell. #nebohero #mnjhspanthers #mtnebojhs #NeboSchoolDistrict

For more information on this month's PEAK Award winners, visit the Nebo School District website.

Students Visit UVU Campus

Submitted by khristen.massic on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 08:46

Did you know that visiting a college campus while in junior high or high school can help increase aspirations and knowledge to attend higher-education? "Even one day visits have the power to inspire both students and parents and inform them of the
.Our awesome counselors have arranged for visits to multiple colleges and post-secondary possibilities for our students. Last week, some of our students were able to visit the Utah Valley University campus and get a taste of what it would be like to attend the university. Next week, 9th-grade students will be able to take a tour of MTECH. See the counseling office for more information.
. #mnjhs #neboschooldistrict #utahpublicschools #mtnebojr #pantherpride #pantherroar #124ormore #collegecampusvisits #utahfutures

New Additions to Our Faculty for Mt. Nebo Middle Announced!

Submitted by khristen.massic on Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:53

We are SO EXCITED to announce our awesome additions to our middle school faculty! Give a shout-out in a comment below to any of your former teachers who will be joining us at Mt. Nebo next year!

  • Beth Allred (currently at Parkview)
  • Austin Cope (currently at Barnett)
  • Mariel Dean (currently at Spring Lake)
  • Zach Evans (currently at Canyon)
  • Gregory Hunt (currently at Goshen)
  • Zach Nowell (currently at Wilson)
  • Sandy Olson (currently at Orchard Hills)
  • Denise Ray (currently at Spring Lake)
  • Gwen Spencer (currently at Barnett)
  • Rachelle Tolman (currently at Taylor)

#mnjhs #neboschooldistrict #utahpublicschools #mtnebojr #pantherpride #pantherroar #mnms #mtnebomiddle

Term 2 Reward Activity Success!

Submitted by khristen.massic on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 10:49

At the end of each term, we have a term reward activity to celebrate the successes of our students. Students were asked to have no failing grades, good citizenship, and no attendance issues to be made up. This term we had 522 students qualify by the end of the term! That is up from 427 for term 1!! We are so proud of all the effort and time our students, teachers, and staff has made to help our students succeed! Here is a highlight video of our students participating in this term's reward activity.

School Canceled, February 3, 2020

Submitted by khristen.massic on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 07:04

Areas of Nebo School District have been affected by the recent storm.  Due to the extremely cold temperatures, hazardous driving conditions, and the expectation of continued snow, as of 6:15 a.m. the decision has been made to cancel school today, Monday, February 3, 2020.  We know this will be an inconvenience for many, but safety of students and employees is of utmost importance.


All extracurricular practices or activities planned for before or after school will also be cancelled.


If you would like further information regarding inclement weather decisions, please feel free to visit our website at


#DiscoverPowerWithin #NeboHero #NeboSchoolDistrict #StudentSuccess #EmpowerStudents #EngageStudents #FocusOnStudents #LoveUTpublicSchools #UtPol #UtEd #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching


Wrestling Results from State

Submitted by khristen.massic on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 19:58
by Tyler Powell

Mt. Nebo Jr. High took 5 wrestlers to Jr High State and had 5 state placers:

Brett Finch 2nd
Quayde Beck 2nd
Rhett Carter 3rd
Brennon Stockton 5th
Owen Cottle 5th

Great job in representing our school!

Battle of the Books at MNJHS!

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 01/30/2020 - 20:54

Could you name a book title and author if given facts or details from the book? Students who participate in Battle of the Books can and it is impressive! Last week was MNJHS's in house Battle of the Books where teams battled it out to become one of the three teams to represent us on February 3, at Payson Jr. Good luck to our teams! #battleofthebooks #mnjhspanthers #mnjhs #pantherpride #pantherroar #NeboSchoolDistrict

Mrs. Fordiani's Class Demonstrates how Energy Moves Through Various Mediums

Submitted by khristen.massic on Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:43
by Erica Fordiani

Students in 8th-grade science are learning about how the structure of a wave affects its ability to be reflected, absorbed, transmitted, or refracted through various mediums. To demonstrate how sound travels the fastest through solids, Mrs. Fordiani's class filmed a domino race where the dominoes modeled the molecules of solids, liquids, and gasses. They were able to show how energy moves through the molecules by knocking over the dominoes at the same time. 



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