Just as a reminder, there will be no school on Presidents' Day Monday, February 19th. School will resume on Tuesday, February 20th.
Have a safe weekend!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Lillian Oliver and Quinn Anderton for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, February 16, 2018. Lillian was nominated by Ms. Barber for being kind and respectful to others and working hard in her classes. Quinn was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for being respectful and helpful when there was a sub.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Gage Whitehead and Shaylee Thomas for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Gage was nominated by Mrs. Barnett for following directions and being willing to try new things. Shaylee was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for having a smile on her face even when she's having a hard day.
Only the first 250 eligible students to sign up for the Grizzly Club ice skating activity will have the opportunity to attend the event. In order to sign up, students must bring the following to the finance office on Tuesday, February 20th:
- voucher given to eligible students
- signed permission slip (you can pick one up at the front office or print a copy here)
- $5 cash or check
The activity will take place on February 21st, 2018 at the Peaks Arena in Provo. Remember that these items must be turned in to the finance office by Tuesday the 20th in order to attend!
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Grace Ashcraft, representing Cross Country
Brielle Cruz, representing ProStart
Avyrie Fellows, representing Key Club
Emma Ferrin, Drama Guild
Mikkelle Gallier, representing Choirc
Lizbeth Guzman, representing LIA
Nikiah Jones, representing Drill
Sara King, representing GSA
Megan Martin, representing Dance
Tristan McAfee, representing Hope Squad
Joslyn Morrison, representing FCCLA
Chalise Nuttal, representing Wrestling
Presli Perrero, representing Cheer
Katie Petersen, representing Student Council
Emma Scott, representing Chinese
Brittany Simpson, representing Softball
Chloe Wimmer, representing FFA
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Sweethearts annual cake auction was held on Friday, February 16, during an FFA sponsored assembly.
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Springville High FFA sponsors Sweethearts and Sub for Santa. All auction proceeds go towards this next year's charitable Christmas giving, Sub for Santa.
Sweetheart Queen - Brittany Simpson (middle)
Attendants - Chloe Wimmer (left) & Tristan McAfee (right)
Senior wrestler Brandyn Van Tassell has been selected as Maple Mountain Student Athlete "Prep of the Week." Brandyn recently won the prestigious Rocky Mountain Rumble held on the UVU campus. The Rumble hosted teams from Utah and all over the west. Brandyn has also won many other tournaments including going undefeated so far in the state of Utah. Brandyn has a 4.0 GPA and will also be awarded Academic All State from the UHSAA. Congratulations Brandyn on all you have done to represent Maple Mountain on the mat and in the classroom!
Congratulations to all our MNJHS Science Fair Winners!
Science Fair Winners 2017/2018 Mt. Nebo Junior High
1. Gabriel Small “The Double Dippers” 1st place Underwater Robotics
2. Brayden Thurman “The Double Dippers” 1st place Underwater Robotics
The following projects will move on to the district science fair on Wednesday, February 28th at the Summit Center in Springville (165 South 700 East)
3. Madison Bassir “Are Fingerprint Patterns Inherited?” 2nd place Biology
4. Aiden Evans “Taste vs. None-Taste Genetics” 1st place Biology
5. Anna Reed “Tortoise’s Shell Cats and Autism” 3rd place Behavioral and Social Science
6. McCall Mower “Brain Busters” 2nd place Behavioral and Social Science
7. Teanna McBride “Brain Busters” 2nd place Behavioral and Social Science
8. Myli Alvey “Social Media Contributing to Depression” 1st place Behavioral and Social Science
9. Haley Lundell “A Dog’s Tail” 3rd place Plant and Animal Science
10. Joslyn Seamons “A Dog’s Tail” 3rd place Plant and Animal Science
11. Skylee Draper “Does Shampoo Have an Effect on Hair Growth?” 2nd place Plant and Animal Science
12. Kamryn Rupp “Does Shampoo Have an Effect on Hair Growth?” 2nd place Plant and Animal Science
13. Kason Stinson “A Blooming Problem” 1st place Plant and Animal Science
14. Izaak Walton “A Blooming Problem” 1st place Plant and Animal Science
15. Maggie Hunter “Creating an Atmosphere for a Non-Atmospheric Celestial Object” 3rd place Environmental Science
16. Sahaja Rutledge “My Backyard Creek” 2nd place Environmental Science
17. Cassie Johnson “Does Ocean Acidification Effect Marine Life?” 1st place Environmental Science
18. Bailee Allred “Does Ocean Acidification Effect Marine Life?” 1st place Environmental Science
19. Hannah Brokaw “Burning Calories: How much energy is in your food?” 1st place Chemistry
20. Johny Draper “It’s Not For You, It’s CO2” 2nd place Engineering Environmental
21. Darian Pieper “It’s Not For You, It’s CO2” 2nd place Engineering Enviornmental
22. Cooper Savage “It’s Not For You, It’s CO2” 2nd place Engineering Environmental
23. Grace Marsh “Bio-Plastics” 1st place Engineering Environmental
24. Sophia Trent “Bio-Plastics” 1st place Engineering Environmental
25. Tait Ising “Exhaust Flow Impact” 1st place Engineering Mechanical
26. Enoch Vance “Exhaust Flow Impact” 1st place Engineering Mechanical
27. Madeline Remkes “Can Iphones Pop Popcorn?” 1st place Physics
28. Joshua Dunn “Does Watching Too Many Screens Decrease Eyesight?” 1st place Biomedical Health
29. Kailee Richman “Energy From Waste” 2nd place Energy: Chemical and Physical
30. Oaklie Jensen “Mine Turbines” 1st place Energy: Chemical and Physical
31. Richelle Nielson “Mine Turbines” 1st place Energy: Chemical and Physical
32. Sophia Trent “Bio-Plastics” Grand Prize Winner
33. Grace Marsh “Bio-Plastics” Grand Prize Winner
Nebo School District is always trying to improve communication and responsiveness to our stakeholders. To that end, we invite students, parents and teachers to give feedback on teachers and administrators in Nebo District schools.
A link to the Nebo Stakeholder Survey 2017-2018 will be found on the Nebo home page at www.nebo.edu beginning Wednesday, February 7 and remaining open until Wednesday, February 21, 2018, where Nebo District stakeholders will be able to share their thoughts and experiences.
The purpose of the Nebo Stakeholder Survey is to help us improve instruction and to keep our finger on the pulse of our patrons. For feedback to be most useful, we suggest being polite even when sharing intensely positive or negative feelings, sharing specific experiences that illustrate your ratings, and using appropriate language in all circumstances.
Thank you for your helpful feedback.
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Wednesday February 7th was an awestruck night of pure, fluently released expression. All five of Nebo School District’s high schools united in Payson High School’s auditorium for the Eighth Annual Dance Company Concert [Showcase]. There was fifteen dances performed that night, three of those were by Payson High’s Dance Company.
Although Payson’s dance company didn’t open the night, they didn’t need to because as attendee, Haylee McKell, said “All of them did really good because they were all unified in their dancing, which can be hard to do with dances, Hip Hop especially.” Payson High’s first dance was their more contemporary one: “Angels” choreographed by Telley Carlson. The slow movements and music indeed did make them move around with angel-like qualities. After four dances from the other Nebo high schools, The team danced to “No Limits,” a hip-hop dance choreographed by Justin Sauceda. The last Payson performer was Dance Sterling Scholar Kobbi Pyne, who danced to “Torn” which was choreographed by Pyne herself. Overall, the dancers did an amazing job by moving to the music together.
There’s one word that can sum up how the world feels about this years session at the winter olympics. Wow! World renowned athletes have stated that this year is one of the most successful and world changing events in world history. But, to truly understand the full wonder and amazement, you need to know the background of what has happened the last couple of years at the olympics.
The olympics started back in ancient Greece, and since then they have grown in popularity and have become an event that spans across the world. In this span of time, the event has been retired and reborn a couple of times. It has also been postponed and cancelled because of world issues and arguments. One popular example is when the 1916 Summer games were cancelled because of threats and the onset of the First World War. This happened again with 1940 and 1944 because of World War II.
The games taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea this year is the follow up season to the Winter games held in Sochi, Russia in 2014. We have previous competitors returning from the four year waiting period. Such include Gus Kenworthy, a returning freestyle skiing star. Along with him, Lowell Bailey, a three time Biathlon athlete from the USA. There’s many more athletes from various Countries and who are individually talented and bring a challenge to every competitor this Year!
Words cannot describe how amazing and talented everyone is this year! Starting off, Olympic Skater from the US, Mirai Nagasu was the first woman in America, third Overall, to complete a triple Axel in an Olympic Competition. She scored 137.53 at the Olympics, putting the USA in second behind the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” (OAR).
Another feat for the USA includes a 17-yr-old from Colorado. His name is Red Gerard. He is the youngest Snowboarder from the USA to win a Gold Medal at the Olympics.
Despite what Country you route for, we can all agree that this years olympics were amazing, and we can’t wait for 2022!
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This year for Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as Single Awareness Day, our librarian Mrs. Redman decided to set up people on Blind Dates with books. Valentine’s Day’s an exciting day for those who have a date or a valentine, but for people who don’t have any plans, cuddling up with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book can be the best way to spend the day. The excitement from the student body that participated in this was very contagious. A student said, “ I was so excited when I walked in the library and saw that it was the blind dates with books. I’ve really been looking forward to it! It literally made my whole day.” Each book was individually wrapped in brown paper with a cute ribbon and a heart with a quote from the book attached. The quotes on the book pulled the attention of many people who chose books. As they ripped open the wrapping on the book there was a range of different emotions that went through their faces. There was some surprised looks, some people put the book back discovering that they didn’t want it. Others were excited to jump into a new story, one they may have never considered before then. This was such a great fun way for everyone to get into Valentine’s day spirit. Hopefully it becomes a tradition here at PHS. A big thanks to everyone who participated and especially to Mrs. Redman who created such a fun activity for our student body.
The award-winning DramaDons proudly present the winter play: MACBETH
This new take on the old classic will be a 75 minute look into the greed and power that corrupts. The DramaDons have set the show in modern American politics, and have changed the witches from creepy old hags into the frenzy and insanity of the media and press.
You will be shook when you realize how awesome this show is, and there is only a few chances to see it. The show opens on Thursday, February 22nd at 7pm. It runs every night until the 26th, with an additional matinee showing on Saturday at 2.
Tickets are only 6 bucks for students, so make sure you get them now, as the show is in the little theatre, and seating is limited. You don't want to miss this!
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Mrs. Wilson provided a special treat in the library for some lucky 7th grade Reading classes on Valentines Day. The students got to "speed date" with their favorite books. They took turns sharing what they loved about their book to try and help their classmates find new reading material. The students had lively conversations and ended the activity with a sweet sugar cookie treat. Thanks to Mrs. Wilson for putting together this awesome activity!
Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week Cecily Yates - Cheer Jacob Rolfe - Basketball Fan of the Week Abi Holmgren - congratulations!! Thanks for cheering on our teams!!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Dylan Angel and Lisbeth Gomez for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Dylan was nominated by Mrs. Ewell for turning in a lost phone and helping other students. Lisbeth was nominated by Mrs. Barnett for always being willing to do her work and being a good friend to everyone.