Mt. Nebo Junior High members of the Payson and Salem Hills Marching Bands competed at the state competition on Friday, November 1st in St. George. The bands both competed in the 1A division this season and took several trophies and captions. Salem Hills received 1st in state for the first time this year and Payson came in 5th, both bands scoring in the top half of competitors. Mt. Nebo members competing with Salem Hills are Ben Cardoza (Trombone) and Evan Poulson (Bass Drum). At Payson, we have Devin Broadhead (Bass Drum), Alex Christensen (Trombone), Alex Davis (Percussion), Pamalatera Fenn (Colorguard), Sam Johnson (Percussion), David Laney (Percussion), JoLyn Paddock (Colorguard Assistant), Daniela Ramirez (Flute), and Josh Ward (Tuba).
The students at MNJHS participated in some fun Red Ribbon week activities last week. Our students pledged to be drug free and we created a chain of their signatures that stretches all the way down the hall. Students learned the purpose of Red Ribbon week and Kiki Camarena's story. Dress up days included Crazy Hair, Wear Red, PJ Day, and Hat Day. Competitions were held at lunch time for students with the craziest hair and those who wore the most red. The winners of the Craziest Hair were Haylee Carlile (8th grade), Kayla Spieth (7th grade), and Hannah Wheelwright (9th grade). Thanks to our wonderful student council for their decorations and help with the contests!
The District Cross Country finals were held at MNJHS on October 18th. There were about 40 students in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades that participated. Congratulations to the boys team who took 1st place and to the girls team that took 4th place!!
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as panther praise winners for the week of Oct. 14th through 18th.
7th Grade: Makalee Davenport--Mrs. Lundell, Eathan Bergstrom--Mrs. Hanks, Antonio Vigil--Mrs. Olsen
8th Grade: Marco Lazaro--Mrs. Cox/Phelps, Jaiden Tueller--Mrs. Collings, Kayden Young--Mrs. Kirby
9th Grade: Bailey Fridell--Mrs. Daniels, Daniel Heywood--Mrs. Cox/Phelps, Justin Penrod--Mrs. Huff
As part of the National Junior Honor Society, these students have signed up to help with school Public Relations. They will report about events and other good things happening at our school. If you have an idea, contact one of the students or Miss Nielson.
Students Pictured (L-R): Sarah Rawle, Kinzie Bigelow, Heidi Liddle, Charity Pieper, Julia Johnson, Ana Bermudez and Max Bennion. Not pictured: Samantha Samuels.
The Mt. Nebo Junior High chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently held their induction ceremony. There are 55 members in the 8th and 9th grade. The purpose of the club is to offer leadership and service opportunities to its members while helping the school and community. Members need to have at least a 3.0 GPA, be willing to serve. have good character and desire leadership opportunities. These students participate in at least one individual and one group service project per semester.
The NJHS elected officers are pictured (from left to right) Sidney Burrell- Vice President, Bridget Lott- Secretary, Daniela Ramirez-Treasurer, and Jessica Edmondson- President.
Dr. Greg Hudnall will be speaking on substance abuse, bullying, mental health/suicide prevention, and internet safety/pornography. The seminar will be held on Monday October 21, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Nebo District Office (350 South Main, Spanish Fork).
There will also be community resource representatives in attendance to answer questions you may have and to help you access services that may be needed for your student/family.
Congratulations to the following panther praise winners for the week of Sept. 30th-Oct. 4th
7th Grade: Tory Kimber--Mrs. Bennett, Jacob Smith--Mrs. McClain, Jose Vasques--Mrs. Cox, Ms. Phelps
8th Grade: Matthew Tervort--Mrs. Olsen, Kaylee Brimhall--Mrs. Harmer, Kenden Millet-Mrs. Lundell
9th Grade: Paige Davis--Ms. N. Brady, Greg Caulder--Mrs. Cox/Mrs. Phelps, Wyatt Scott--Mrs. Harmer
We have a few new teachers this year and now that they're all settled into the school year we had them pose for a picture and take a minute to tell us a little bit about themselves.
Mr Busath teaches 7th grade English. He is from Livermore, California and his major is English Teaching with a Spanish Teaching minor. He thinks that the faculty here at MNJHS is awesome and that the administration and English department he is working with has been patient, kind and helpful.
Mrs. Robbins is our new Teacher on Special Assignment (TSA) and is doing a great job getting to know everyone! She is from Harkers Island, North Carolina and received her degree in Elementary Education at East Carolina University. She has also received her Masters in Education Leadership at BYU. When asked what she likes about Mt. Nebo, Mrs. Robbins said, "My favorite thing at MNJHS is the people. When I say people, I mean the faculty, staff and students. The faculty and staff is amazing. Everyone does what it takes to ensure that all students are learning. The students are fantastic. It is so fun to walk down the halls and see the students all grown up from my years at Goshen Elementary. I have loved my time at Mt. Nebo and look forward to getting to know all the students."
Mr. Sumens is our Choir Teacher and has an amazing voice! He is from St. George, Utah and graduated from Dixie State University. He has been so impressed with the students and how well they handle their lives and of course, their wonderful singing voices!
Mrs. Hotchkiss teaches 7th and 8th grade Science. She is from Klamath Falls, Oregon and graduated from BYU with a degree in Biological Science Education. Her favorite thing about Mt. Nebo so far is the willingness of the staff to work together to help students learn and working with students.
Mrs. Kirby (not pictured) is new to our Resource Department and is from Vancouver, Washington. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Special Education with an emphasis on severe disabilities. Her favorite thing about Mt. Nebo is how genuinely kind our students are to those with special needs.
All of our teachers will soon have these signs above their doors to show where they graduated from college. We are promoting a college-going culture here at Mt. Nebo. We hope that students will associate college with the adults in their lives and will also plan to attend! Governer Herbert has created the PACE plan to have 66% of the adult population in Utah earn a post-secondary degree by the year 2020.
Thanks to these awesome students for showing the signs off!