Mayor's Award

CONGRATULATIONS to DAISY RODRIGUEZ on receiving the Payson City Mayor's award. Here are some of the wonderful things her teachers have to say about her:

Daisy Rodriguez is a kind and caring person. Daisy has spent time helping students improve their English and has done it with such respect towards her peers. As I observed her help a student in my class, Daisy doesn't come across knowing everything, she comes across with a genuine attitude of simply wanting to help. When she doesn't know how to help a student, Daisy always finds how she can do a better job. Daisy never assumes to know the answer to everything, but she will always let the students know, "I don't know, but I can find out for you."

Daisy has a wonderful attitude in class and she is able to transmit her positive energy to everyone around her. Daisy is such a respectful young lady and is deserving of this great award. As part of Latinos in Action this year, I know Daisy will do an outstanding job with the elementary school aged kids. I'm extremely glad she has chosen to give back to her community by joining LIA. Sharing your talent with the next generation is going to be very rewarding.

Congratulations Daisy!

Payson Onion Days Parade Fun

Veronica Solorzano

Our amazing MNJHS LIA and Student Council members particpated in the Payson Onion Days parade this week.  Students delighted parade watchers by cooling them down with a few squirts of water. (Faculty & staff members in the audience may have received a few extra squirts!)  These students exemplify leadership and dedication at MNJHS.  We were excited to help our students Be The Change and Hear The Roar!  Go MNJHS!  

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PTA Membership Drive Contest!

Brenda McFarland
PTA Drive

This week is our membership and donations drive.  The top two classes that have returned the envelope and flyers by Friday September 8th will receive donuts in their first period class.  The funds raised are used to provide dinners for teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences, Teacher Appreciation week and grants for teachers to buy what their students need. Last year we gave $400 in teacher grants.  The grants purchased books, sewing supplies a projector and much more. 

We appreciate you supporting our wonderful school!

7th Grade Day AND MNJHS Open House, August 21st

August 21st will be our MNJHS 7th grade day, from 8:00-10:45 am.  All 7th grade students are encouraged to attend.  Bus students will be picked up and dropped off at their bus stops.  Unsure of your bus stop location or time?  Call the Bus Depot at 801-465-6005.

We will also be holding an Open House from 2-5pm on August 21st.  ALL students and parents are welcome to come and meet teachers and staff during that time.  You are also welcome to walk the hallways to familiarize yourself with the school layout and your classrooms, as well as get a little more locker practice time before school starts. ;)

See You There PANTHERS!

Heads Up - Picture Day is August 24th!

The first day of school is quickly approaching and we are so excited to welcome our students back to MNJHS!  We wanted to let you know that school pictures are scheduled for August 24th, just two days after school starts.  Make sure to watch for picture package option paperwork to come home with your students on the first or second day of school.  You can preview options here with code mtnebojrfall17: Bell Photo Options Link

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