Students in Whitney's Child Development class have been working on making baby blankets. They recently took a field trip and donated the blankets to Timpanogos Regional Medical Center in Orem. We love it when our students find ways to give back to the community!
The spring hike is coming up on May 22nd! The Big Tree Hike is an 8-mile hike at the bottom of Payson Canyon. Students who haven't participated in a school hike previously will be required to pass a physical and written test to qualify. If interested, please attend the meeting on May 8th for all the details. It's going to be an awesome experience!
Emily Wessman is a writer. When she heard about the opportunity to submit a poem to UVU's Write Outside Yourself Journal, she submitted a poem called "Illuminate the Forgotten." This beautifully written poem met the criteria of "Tales Throughout TIme," "exploring or reinventing different eras in history or presenting possible futures."
Emily's poem was one of only two accepted for publication. Middle and high school students from across the state of Utah were all invited to submit, so this is a great honor for Emily to have her poem selected to be published.
Emily will be honored at a launch party this summer, and her poem will be published in Volume V of the print and online journal. You don't have to wait for the published version, however. Simply ask, and Emily will be happy to let you read her poem. Congratulations, Emily, and keep on writing!
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Mrs. Kelly’s FACS students were given an opportunity in their child development unit to see preschoolers learn. She separated them into seven groups. Each group was then assigned a topic that corresponded with the things they were learning about; the activity they planned was based on that topic. The greeting group made bunny shaped name tags. The large motor group’s activity was a bean bag toss. The small motor group let the preschoolers play with Play Dough. The snack group made little crabs with crackers, pretzel sticks, and cheese. The reading group had the kids sit down and listen to “If you Bring a Pig to a Party” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?” The math and science group enjoyed helping the preschoolers make oblik. The art group set up pictures of flowers, bunnies, and cats for them to enjoy painting. Mrs. Kelly taught the kids the song “Five Little-Speckled Frogs.” The last activity that the preschoolers did before they left was a freeze dance.
On April 13 Ms. Warren’s class looked at strawberry DNA. It was a part of learning about Watson and Crick and their discovery of DNA. We learned why it would be important to know this in agriculture, specifically when we were learning about plant, animal, and soil scientists. “It was so cool! I loved being able to see the DNA strands,” a student said. Others agreed that the DNA strands were interesting and fun to see. “It was interesting with a strawberry. What do you think would happen if I tried this with an orange!” a student mentioned.
“The experiment was fun, and I got a bracelet out of it!” a student said. I think the whole class could conclude that it was a fun day in CTE.
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Science Fair BYU
3/29/18-Results Mt. Nebo Junior High
We are proud to announce the following results from the region science fair held at BYU. Our students at Mt. Nebo did an awesome job this year with their science projects and made a very strong showing at BYU. The following students took awards:
- Cassie Johnson and Bailee Allred won the Greenriver Formation Award with a fully paid for fossil dig for each of these students and members of their family.
- Grace Marsh and Sophia Trent took 2nd place in the senior division in the category of Civil/Environmental Engineering.
- Hannah Brokaw took 1st place in the senior division in the category of Chemistry.
- Kason Stinson and Izaak Walton won a special award for Research Design and also took 1st place in the senior division in the category of Plant and Animal Science.
We are extremely proud of all our students who competed this year at BYU and the overall awesome job they have done in representing Mt. Nebo Junior High and themselves with dignity and honor. Well done students, well done.
As we begin our end of year testing the counseling office has put together a list of tips to help our students and test time go smoothly:
- Get a Good Night's Sleep-This gives your brain time to recharge and remember what you've learned.
- Eat a good, light breakfast-This will help with energy and concentration, also drink lots of WATER!
- Stay Calm-When you sit down to do your exam, remember to relax and slow your breathing.
- Don't Rush-Work through the exam at a comfortable pace and read each question more than once if needed.
- Trust Yourself-Be postive and believe in yourself, you can do this!
8th grade English teachers were able to receive nearly a $1000 from the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership, to help cover the cost of taking over 130 students to the Topaz Museum of Japanese Internment.
This was a great opportunity for students to gain historical and cultural background on a subject that is local and dear to our hearts.
Thank you for the support, Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership!
Congrats to the 2018-2019 Student Body Officers!! They are ROCK SOLID!!
Alyssa Chandler, Tessa Clayton, Taylor Gordon, Brenden Jensen, Tanner Olsen, Wade Roberts, Derek Sowards, and Melody Whooten
Landmark works to instill 5 Vital Behaviors that will keep our students on the pathway to success, no matter what they choose to do with their lives. To promote these behaviors, we award Student of the Month accolades to 5 students who have excelled at one or more of these behaviors.
For the month of February those students are the following:
Attendance: Connor Nielsen is on time to first period every day!
Positive Attitude: Trey Seddon great attitude very positive
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Kamdyn Johnson and Becca Dinkins for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Kamdyn was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for turning in a personal belonging of another person. Becca was nominated by Mrs. Wright for always having a good attitude in Math class.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Alyssa Nish and Hagen Taylor for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Alyssa was nominated by Mrs. Stoneman for being a great student and always putting forth her best effort. Hagen was nominated by Mr. Barrus for being respectful in class and responsible to turn in assignments on time.
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Students in Mr. Whiting’s science class watched as he dissected squids to learn about the different cool adaptations and traits that the octopus has. They also learned some of the anatomy of the octopus. Mr. Whiting showed students some of the external anatomy, like the eyes, and he told us about the chromatophores which are things on the skin that make it so the squid can camouflage. Then he cut the squid open with some suture scissors. He showed students things like the gills, ink sack, and the squid pen which gives support to the squid. It was interesting and fun.
Sam Whitaker, an aspiring writer here at Spanish Fork Jr. High, was delighted when his submission was accepted for publication in one of our local newspapers. Congratulations, Sam!
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There are two awards available for Skyhawk Athletes who accomplish these things:
3-Sport Athlete: awarded to an athlete who earns 3 or more varsity athletic letters in this 2017-2018 school year Skyhawk 7 Award: awarded to an athlete who earns 7 or more varsity athletic letters over the course of their Salem Hills High School athletic career. Applications are included here or you can pick up a copy in the main office!
Congratulations to Eddie Deeb, our Skyhawk Fan of the Week!
Congratulations to our Skyhawk Athletes of the Week!
Braxton Batty (Soccer) and Max Wallentine (Track)