Join us for our 8th Annual District Dance Company Showcase. Wednesday February 7th at Payson High School Auditorium at 7pm. This concert will feature Maple Mountain, Salem Hills, Springville, Payson, and Spanish Fork Dance Companies. Tickets are $5 Students, $6 General, $20 Family Pass. Check out our FaceBook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/404966153274307/
Here at the Lion’s Roar Newspaper we've decided to give a spot light to our “electronic sibling”, the Main Street Journal! As many students know the staff is made up of a variety of Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores. This year the editor in chief is Harlee Huff, her job is extremely important, keeping everybody in line and making sure things go smoothly. They send out a monthly issue including, not only articles but, videos to inform the student body of the most important events. Mr. Perry is in charge of this class and when asked about their teacher his students they answered with blinding praises for their beloved teacher. An interesting fact about this class is that it is only for half a year. This means that in a short period of time there will be an entirely new staff!
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Every year, the school drama and choir teams put together a school production, and each year they are phenomenal! Some years they are well heard of stories, such as Alice in Wonderland, or West Side Story. But some years they are somewhat unknown, like last year’s The Drowsy Chaperone. But that doesn’t matter, because every year the directors and production team truly put their heart and soul into the show!
This year we’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to put on a show that many people love and adore. Its name being Les Misérables.
Les Misérables is a french Musical and translates into: The Miserable Ones. Like I said, the Musical is French, and takes place during the early 1800’s. The Musical actually started out as a Novel written by Victor Hugo. The Novel follows a man named Jean Valjean, a previous convict, and a man changed by kindness and forgiveness. There are multiple plots and stories happening during the story, and they all tie-in to Val Jean, and how he looks to God to fix the problems in his life.
Along the way, you’ll be introduced to many characters that help shape the story and the atmosphere of the musical. You’ll really start to get a feel for how corrupt and evil the French government was at the time, and why certain story elements come into play.
The Directors of the show, Rock White and Marilyn Morgan, have put lots of time into the show, as well as the cast and crew! Some casting Includes,
Brandon Harris as Jean Valjean
Cambrielle Fitzwater as Fantine
Justin Freeman and Seth Cowie as Marius
Max Bennion, and Evan Brandley as Javert
And many, many, many more!!
The Cast has been phenomenal, and if you see a name you recognize, come and see it! The show will be performed on the nights of January 24th - January 29th
Join us for our 8th Annual District Dance Company Showcase. The concert will feature: Maple Mountain, Payson, Springville, Salem Hills, And Spanish Fork Dance Companies ——Tickets: •Student: $5 •General: $6 •Family Pass: $20
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Utah Students in grades K-12 can win up to $600 in the Freedom Festival Educational Contests. The deadline for the essay and art contest is Feb. 19, and the deadline for the speech contest is March 16. We would greatly appreciate your forwarding the attached flyer.
To get information or to register, see our website at www.freedomfestival.org.
Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.
Speech Contest Committee
Several weeks ago, Chelsie anthropology class completed an archaeological dig to finish their unit about archaeology. Students had to map, grid, plot, excavate, and interpret site details to attempt to understand what happened at the sites.
Congrats to the the January Students of the Month! English: Samantha Johnson, Sophia Marvell Social Studies: Cassidy Jones, Aaliyah Peterson, Rebecca Whyte Science: Landon Burr, Casey Harris, Jocelyn Southam CTE: Lily Peay, Bridger Farnworth PE: Zeke Gunther Math: Kaiden Tanner, Dustin Schramm Life Skills: Hunter Conder Fine Arts: Jessi Macias, Caleb Bardsley, Dawson Simkins
A reminder that February 2 is our 7th grade Job Shadow Day.
7th-grade students, don't forget to bring your completed job shadow worksheet back to school with you on February 5. If you need a new copy of the worksheet click here to download one.
The Nebo School District Basketball Tournament runs from February 1st-2nd at Springville Jr High and Mapleton Jr High schools. The District Championship will be held on February 6th at Springville High School.
Today's playoff games are as follows:
- MNJHS Girls Basketball: 3:30 PM, Mapleton Jr. High
- MNJHS Boys BAsketball: 3:30PM, Springville Jr. High
Come support our teams and cheer us on to victory!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Steven Ward and Raul Lopez for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, January 26, 2018. Steven was nominated by Mr. Sipherd for helping fellow students with class work. Raul was nominated by Mrs. Solorzano for being willing to help other students with sight words.
Our FFA members at Mt. Nebo Jr. competed at the Utah FFA Area V State Qualifying Leadership Events. Our Conduct of Chapter Meetings team placed 1st and will be competing at State in March. They beat the team that won state last year, so this is a major accomplishment. Team members include Bailey Franson, Maddie DeHart, Eli Evans, Darian Pieper, Aidan Evans, JayLea Isaac, and Jourdyn Cardon.
Darian Pieper and Maddie DeHart also competed in the FFA Creed Event. Maddie placed first and will also be competing at state in the FFA Creed. The Utah FFA State Convention is held in Cedar City.
Miss Payson 2017 Kaisley Theobald is collecting shoes for Burkina Faso, Africa. Theobald says, "all the shoes collected go to people who have worn down, holey shoes with no soles or to kids who have never owned a pair of shoes in their life. We have the luxury of having a couple pairs of shoes or shoes that we don’t even wear. We are so lucky!! If you are cleaning out your closet, I would love to take any shoes off your hands!"
You can drop off bags or boxes at the Payson City Center or there is a collection box at Payson High School in the front office. The deadline for shoes is March 22nd. Everything helps and everything is appreciated by these people that need so much. You can make a difference just by donating one pair of shoes.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Bowdy Riley and Lauren Cowan for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Bowdy was nominated by Mr. Sipherd for being a well rounded individual who is very helpful in class. Lauren was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for always being positive and friendly to others.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Bailey Franson and Addie O'Bryant for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Bailey was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for turning in another student's personal belongings. Addie was nominated by Mrs. Harmer for helping her and other students in class.
Our 9th grade students recently had an opportunity to visit the Advanced Learning Center in Salem. The Advanced Learning center (ALC) provides early college and career courses to Nebo high school students, offering a wide variety of advanced learning opportunities. A school bus provides free transportation to and from each of the five Nebo high schools each day. Some courses offered include:
- 3-D Graphics
- Health Science
- Criminal Law
- Digital Media
Many of our students are looking forward to taking classes at the ALC in the near future. Make sure to ask your 9th grade student what interested them most about the tour!
Congratulations to our Athletes and Fan of the week!
Athletes: Lyndsay Marsh from the Drill Team!!
Chyler Zeeman from the Wrestling Team!! (not pictured)
Fan: Garit Bibler for supporting our fall sports!
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Students were able to make some pretty neat "Light-Up" Valentine cards in library Etime. Using simple circuts students designed and created their cards. Thanks to Mrs. Olson for providing such unique and fun activities for our students!