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Panther Praise Winners Aug. 25-29th

Submitted by kaye.isakson on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:26
Kaye Isakson

Panther Praise Winners for the week of Aug. 25th to 29th are:

Back Row: Corbin Vincent (9th)--Ms. N. Brady, Mason Lindstrom (9th)--Mrs. Huff, Bridger Fowden (9th)--Mrs. Capell, Kayden Walters (8th)--Mrs. Capell, Ethan Risenmay (7th)--Mrs. Bennett,  Manuel Rodriguez (7th)--Mrs. Larsen, Front Row: Candace Holdaway (7th)--Mrs. Reber, Darby Miller (8th)--Mrs. Huff, (Absent Dallin Southwick--Mrs. Reber)


Ways to Make Homework Less Stressful

Submitted by melissa.nielson on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:21

Students often have a hard time managing homework, especially new 7th graders adjusting to having many teachers. Here are a few simple tips to make the most out of homework each night and keep the stress level in check:

1. Establish a Time: Parents can pick a consistent work time. Kids thrive on routine, and if they know what time they have to do homework, they're able to prepare themselves mentally. 2. Get Organized:  Be sure the work area is clear of distractions. Make everything your kids need to complete their homework readily accessible. You don't want to spend 10 valuable homework minutes searching for paper or pencils. 3. Eliminate Distractions: During homework, there should be no TV, texting or other electronic devices. Electronics interrupt and stretch out the homework process. Kids benefit form learning when it's time to work and when it's time to play. 4. Build in Breaks: After a long day of school, children can become stressed by the homework looming over them. Learning specialists recommend five to ten minute "power breaks". Use a kitchen timer to keep track of time. 5. Be Available: Homework helps your child work independently, so don't hover, interrupt or offer too much input. Encourage, praise and support, but do not complete any work, no matter how tempting it may be! There is important growth associated with the process of understanding, attempting, asking questions and completing the work. 6. Use the Student Planner: All students received a planner on their first day of school. Please help your child utilize theirs. All assignments should be written in the planner each day. Review the planner with our child and help them break down big assignments, and plan ahead based on due dates. If your student is having a hard time understanding their work, contact the teacher and see if your student can get help before or after school. We also have Power Hour available after school every day except for Wednesday. Students can come and get their homework done, with a teacher available to help answer questions. 


Shakespeare Academy

Submitted by kaye.isakson on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:49
Rock White

For two days, a couple of weeks before school begins, over one hundred students from all of the junior high's in Nebo School district gather together for the Nebo Shakespeare Academy.  The two day summer event features Shakespearean expert guest speakers; movement, voice and text classes; ice breaker games; open question and answer time on the Shakespearean Festival Acting Competition; Collaboration and district team spirit motivation lectures; food and FUN!  This year's Academy was held at Mapelton Jr. High School with guest speakers Jan Shelton Hunsaker and Andy Hunsaker.  Jan and Andy were both educated and trained at SUU and the Shakespeare Festival.  They've built huge Theatre programs and taken many 1st place awards at the Shakespeare Acting Competition at Lehi High School; Tuachan School for the Performing Arts; Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts and are now both teaching in Nebo School District at Spanish Fork High School.  They had the students spell bound with their optimism and top ten acting Shakespeare tips.  Students enjoyed the classes taught on the first day, and then got to work bits of their competition pieces on the second day.  They learned the value of good collaboration and healthy competition.  They all have a district Shakespeare shirt, so when we go to the awards ceremony at the end of competition, we will all be together as one team!  We have a follow-up mock Shakespeare competition the Wednesday before we leave for Cedar City and compete where students perform all of their pieces for guest judges.  The judges use the same adjudication form they use during the Shakespeare Competition and students receive feedback to fine tune their work, and also to get the overwhelming fear that accompanies competition, out of the way, so they go down confident and prepared to do their best.  They learn so much by supporting and observing each other as well as others they'll observe during that weekend.  We have the most supportive school board and administration's across the district, who support our desires to give our students this amazing experience.  Nebo School District Junior High School Theatre teachers and Shakespeare coaches are:  Kara Poulsen (Diamond Fork), Kristina Holley (Spanish Fork), Rock Hatch White (Mt. Nebo), Nichole Clement (Mapelton and Springville), David Antablian (Payson), DeAnna Ashworth (Salem), and Catherine Lyon (Salem).

7th Grade Day- Monday, August 18th

Submitted by melissa.nielson on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:29

We look forward to seeing our 7th grade students on Monday, August 18th from 7:55 to 11:20 AM.  Students will have a tour of the school, attend an informational assembly and have lunch in the cafeteria. See the schedule below:

7:55 to 9:00 Welcome and Assembly

9:05 to 9:15 1st Period

9:20 to 9:30 2nd- Advisory Period

9:35 to 9:45 3rd Period

9:50 to 10:00 4th Period

10:05 to 10:15 5th Period

10:20 to 10:30 6th Period

10:35 to 10:45 7th Period

10:50 to 11:00 8th Period

11:00 to 11:20 Lunch

Welcome Back!

Submitted by melissa.nielson on Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:58

School starts on Tuesday, August 19th and we are excited to have all of our students back at Mt. Nebo! Here are a few upcoming dates to be aware of:

August 5th- Registration from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Please bring the fee sheet that was mailed home with your students registration information. If your student is an incoming 7th grader you will need to bring in records with proof of the Tdap immunization. Nurses will be available at our school from 10 to 2 if you would like to take care of it at registration. 

August 18th- 7th Grade Day from 7:55 AM to 11:20 AM. This is an optional day for 7th grade students to come to school before all the older kids get here! They will have a tour of the school, attend an informational assembly and have lunch in the cafeteria. 

August 19th- First Day of School

August 22nd- Picture Day



Parent Link: The school sends information to parents through the district site called Parent Link. Go to and under the heading "Parents" click on the tab "Parent Link" for instructions. This gives the school the ability to text, call, and email information. 

Grades: We encourage parents to check their students grades on a regular basis. This can be done by going to and under the heading "Parents" click on the tab "SIS Grades/Attendance". Through this site you have the opportunity to check grades, contact teachers and update your contact information. 

Please contact the school if you have any questions or if you have not received your registration information in the mail. 

Faculty vs. Student Basketball game

Submitted by melissa.nielson on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 08:15

Our annual Faculty vs. Students basketball game was held on Thursday, May 29th. We had several faculty members participate and they competed against the  winners of the student intramural teams. Although there was a big height difference, the students played a great game!!  The teachers pulled out a win in the last few minutes, the final score was 73-69. Thanks to all those who participated and gave us a great game to watch! 

Awards Assembly

Submitted by melissa.nielson on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:58
4.0 for 7th, 8th and 9th grade
9th Grade 4.0 All Year
8th Grade 4.0 All Year
7th Grade 4.0 All Year

The MNJHS Awards Assembly was held today. We had individual assemblies for each grade and students were recognized for: 4.0 all year, Honor Roll all year, Perfect Attendance, Latino's in Action volunteer hours, Terrific Kids, Band and Orchestra MVP's and Excellence in Art. 

Six of our 9th grade students were also recognized for having a 4.0 for the entire time they have been in Junior High! These students are: Devin Broadhead, McKay Asay, Sidney Burrell, Jessica Edmondson, Ashlyn Ewell and Alyssa Sutton. 

Good job students! 



Panther Praise Winners May 5th - 9th

Submitted by kaye.isakson on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 14:37
Kaye Isakson

Congratulations to the following panther praise winners for the week of May 5th - May 9th

7th Grade: Kristen Wilkerson--Mrs. Bennett, Jaycee Zimmerman--Mrs. Olsen, Merrell Morley--Mrs. Isakson

8thGrade: Brooke Losee--Mrs. Hanks, Sabrina Malm--Mrs. Hanks, Sage Hardle--Mrs. Wilson

9th Grade: all nominated by Mr. Rees--Landyn Spencer, Kortnie Walker, Ashlyn Draper

Teacher Appreciation Week

Submitted by melissa.nielson on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:10

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We are proud of the teachers we have here at Mt. Nebo and are grateful for all the hard work they do. Please remember to thank your teachers this week!!

Panther Praise Winners April 28th-May 2nd

Submitted by kaye.isakson on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 09:42
Kaye Isakson

Congratulations to the following Panther Praise winners for the week of April 28th - May 2nd

7th grade: Aubrey Ramirez--Mrs. Olsen, T.J. Ross--Mrs. Olsen, Daniel Tinoco--Mrs. Olsen

8th Grade: Statler Steele--Mr. Christensen, Tennessee Tolman--Mrs. Johnson, Kaleb Harold--Mrs. Johnson

9th Grade: Hunter Kindle--Ms. N. Brady, Sammy Wilson--Mrs. Isakson, Sidney Burrell--Mrs. Isakson


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