On Monday, thirty five of our 9th grade Latino students, including our Latino's in Action class had the opportunity to visit UVU. The students had a tour of the entire campus, including the multi-cultural office. Students learned about concurrent enrollment, scholarship writing, and resources such as Step Up Utah and UtahFutures. Presenters included Yudi Lewis, Tino Diaz and Axel Ramirez. Our students were a great audience and learned a lot about how to prepare for college!
Congratulations to the following Panther Praise Winners for the week of Nov. 11th-15th
Back Row: Noelle Wall (7th), Makayla Davis (9th), Lilly Parris (7th), Kinzie Bigelow (8th), Jordan Lowe (9th), Tito Rueles (9th),
Front Row: Andrew Hadlock (8th), Tyrel Nixon (8th), Michael Sandage (7th),
Congratulations to the following Panther Praise Winners for the week of Nov. 4th – 8th
Abigal Reyes (9th), Amy Zavala (7th), Aubrie Chappell (8th), Josh Walton (8th), Miguel Aguirre (8th), Julissa Dumas (9th), Manuel Mireles (7th), Selena Marguardson (9th), McKiley Finch (7th)
Veronica supervises our Latinos in Action (LIA) program. At parent-teacher conference, she provided a place where children could be watched by the LIA students while their parents visited with the teachers. Our school hosted a Latino night for our parents where she translated and assisted throughout the presentation. Veronica is always friendly and caring. She shows exceptional service as she translates for parents and takes time to ask how they are doing. Veronica has a calming effect with students or parents who are upset. By the end of the conversation, all conflict has been resolved. Veronica excels in leadership of students, parents, and administrators. She is essential and much appreciated at MNJHS. She is competent, caring, and professional. There is no one better for a Nebo PEAK Award.
Way to go Mt. Nebo students! We did really great getting 4.0's last term. Congratulations to those who put forth the effort to try to get a 4.0 and were so close, keep trying, you'll get there. The incentive for people getting a 4.0 was a pizza party. Lots of people came and enjoyed!
Josh Drean, Anti-bullying Youth Speaker and former “Cosmo the Cougar” presented to students at Mt. Nebo Junior High on Tuesday, November 5th. Josh brought his positive approach to help students see how they can eliminate bullying by standing up for each other, thinking positively and following the Mascot Code: 1) Don’t Lose your Head 2) Be a Team Player and 3) Stand Up. Josh entertained with his life experiences, beatboxing and student participation. Josh emphasized Mt. Nebo's Panther Pride theme for Term 2 of Respect for Others and the importance of creating a culture of respect at school, at home, in your community and with friends.
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!!