PJHS Energy Star Certification

Payson Junior High School News - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:26pm
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We are proud to announce that Payson Jr. High School has earned the ENERGY STAR certification, signifying superior energy performance in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide! Thank you to our staff and students for helping us save energy this year!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Lagoon Education Foundation Fundraiser

Payson Junior High School News - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:19pm
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For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser." We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump start on summer fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah school families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits. Details in the image above.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Mark Your Calendars: Prom!!

Landmark High School News - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:51am
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Landmark's Prom is coming up! Saturday, April 21st.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Summer Fever Fundraiser at Lagoon

Salem Junior High School News - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:43am

For the 2018 season, Lagoon is introducing the "Summer Fever Fundraiser." Students and families are able to get a jump on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser is an exclusive discount to our Nebo families. Lagoon will rebate a portion of each ticket sale back to our Nebo District Foundation, which helps fund grants for schools and teachers to better serve our students.

Click here for the promo code and further information. The promo code will allow individuals to purchase a Lagoon Single Day Passport at a discounted rate. All sales at the discounted price must be done online. Visit www.lagoonpark.com and enter the promo code to purchase your passes. 

The Summer Fever Fundraiser day passes will be valid on the weekends from March 31-April 29, as well as on Sundays in May -- May 6, May 13, May 20, and through Memorial Day Weekend -- May 26, May 27, and May 28.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Salem Jr High Earns ENERGY STAR Award

Salem Junior High School News - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:08am

 Image result for energy star graphicSalem Jr High was recently awarded the ENERGY STAR award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This is an amazing feat because in order to qualify, a building must score in the top 75 percentile compared against other schools in the nation. Our district average score was 99.

The certification process for Energy Star is not an easy one. Air quality, lighting quality, and the overall Energy Use Index readings and calculations are taken into account. This data, along with many other data points, are used to compare our facility to other facilities throughout the country.

This is a great win for Salem Jr High and Nebo School District. Our district has the most certified facilities out of any organization in the state of Utah, at 44. This makes us an Energy Star leader in the state!

Categories: Salem, Secondary

MMHS Welding Featured on KSL.com

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:52am
Attributions: Story and photos on KSL.com by Ray Boone.
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SPANISH FORK — If there's one thing the boss doesn't tolerate, it's laziness.

Shop teacher Jared Massic tries to instill this in his students.

"Commitment, dedication, hard work," Massic said.

Now those lessons are being applied by his students who are finalists in a national competition.

Massic's been teaching shop at Maple Mountain High School for years. Some of his students will admit they found him a bit intimidating at first.

"I was a little scared of him, actually," said Sam Christmas. "He seemed a little mean."

Of course, it's a little difficult to be afraid of the man who rules with an iron fist when he looks like he's still in high school.

"I think what keeps me so young looking is my jovial personality," Massic said. "I act like them, I look like them, it's just a good combination."

But despite his youthful appearance, there's no doubt he's critical of his students' work — and the reason might just be because he wants to temper them with the fires of adversity.

"When we make a mistake, he likes to point it out so we can fix it," said Christmas.

But if you tried to call him "Mr. Massic," he might not respond. His students just call him 'Massic.'

"I'm just more on a personal level with them," Massic said. "I want to make sure that they understand I'm a confidante. They can trust me."

And make no mistake — there's lessons here beyond shaping metal. He's trying to forge adults from the raw elements of teenagers.

"You show up on time, you do hard work, you get paid to be there and then you go home," Massic said. "I teach them a lot of things in the classroom that I think carries on to other careers as well."

But the most important lesson amid the soaring sparks in the shop is the one the students are learning from their teacher's past.

"I literally hated life," Massic said. "It was so terrible doing customer support for a cell phone company. I want to teach shop. I want to be out there building things with the kids. A lot of my students even ask me, 'Massic, why aren't you out in the field? You could be making double of what your teacher's salary is,' and money doesn't really buy happiness."

Whether Massic's students end up assembling careers with flame, or manufacturing lives in a different way, they're certainly learning how to be a part of a team.

The team from Maple Mountain is one of three high school finalists in the entire country for the "Weld it Forward" contest. Given a box of random materials, they were told to make something that lived up to the contest's name. A week before the deadline, the class still hadn't come up with their project. Then, inspiration hit.

"Two of our students were going to Mexico for a humanitarian project," Massic said. "I said, 'Why can't we just find a way to piggyback? What do these people in Mexico need?' We decided we were going to build these kitchen tables."

Massic's no stranger to winning. Last year, a group of his students brought home the national championship from the SkillsUSA Welding Fabrication competition.

Unlike that competition, the winner in the "Weld it Forward" contest is determined by online voting. The grand prize is $20,000 worth of welding equipment for Massic's shop. Voting is open until March 26, and the winners will be announced April 3.

But win or lose, the lessons are clear: Sometimes, your teacher is tough because he cares. Money isn't everything.

And sometimes, the teacher who looks like a student learns just as much from the ones he's paid to help.

"There's always going to be the ups and downs, and the ones who need to learn a lesson or two — and the ones who teach you a lesson or two," Massic said. "But I couldn't be more proud of the group of kids and what they've accomplished, because it's not typical, right?"

DFJHS is Enegery STAR Certified

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:46am
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  • We’re excited to announce that Diamond Fork Junior High School has earned ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The next time you visit, check out the little blue label on display at our entrance – it represents proven, verified superior energy performance over a 12-month period. In fact, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide! Thank you for being a part of our sustainability story by taking simple actions to cut energy waste – like turning off the lights in empty rooms, and reporting energy waste to our facility . Here’s to another year of cutting energy waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and doing our part to protect the environment – together!
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Thursday, 3/22/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:30pm
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Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Russ Mangelson and Haislee Cloward for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Russ was nominated by Mrs. Wright for helping a new student feel welsome at our school. Haislee was nominated by Mrs. Capell for being a good group member and class example.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

6th Grade Day

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:12pm
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Today we welcomed our future 6th grade students to Diamond Fork. Students were able to listen to the band, choir, and orchestra as well as get some registration information. They had a video tour of the school and got to meet some of their future fellow students. Thanks to our counselors for their efforts in making today happen!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Wednesday, 3/21/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:12pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Brayden Palmer and Hanna Widdison for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Brayden was nominated by Mrs. Wright for helping take heavy boxes to Mrs. Johnson. Hanna was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for having such a sweet smile and always being happy to help us out.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Celebrate Hope Week With MNJHS, March 26-30

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:04pm

Next week the school will celebrate HOPE week.  We hope to create a positive and supportive environment for learning at Mt. Nebo Jr. High.  During this week, there will be theme days and some activities.  School dress code will apply for attire for theme days. 

During the week, at lunch time Monday through Thursday, students and staff may sign up to purchase doughnuts for a friend or anyone they feel could use a positive ‘pick me up.’   They will write a positive note that will go with each doughnut ordered.  On Friday afternoon, doughnuts and positive notes will be delivered by the HOPE Squad. 

  • Monday, March 26th: Hat Day 

Student are encouraged to wear their favorite hat to show school spirit.

Activity: Doughnut orders/sale at lunch times.  (One Doughnut .75 cents or two for a Dollar.) 

  • Tuesday, March 27th: Sports Day

Students are encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey.

Activity:  Piñatas at each lunch time.   

Doughnut orders/sale at lunch times.  (One Doughnut .75 cents or two for a Dollar.) 

  • Wednesday, March 28th: Disney Day

Students are encouraged wear their favorite Disney attire.

Activity:  Giant Zorb Balls outside in the school fields. (Weather Permitting)

Students who receive a positive behavior card will be able to participate in the Giant Zorb Ball activity.  Doughnut orders/sale at lunch times.  (One Doughnut .75 cents or two for a Dollar.) 

  • Thursday, March 29th: Yellow Day (The theme Color of HOPE)

Students are encouraged to wear their favorite yellow outfit.

Activity:  Prizes / and or Candy given at lunch for the best yellow outfit.   

Doughnut orders/sale at lunch times.  (One Doughnut .75 cents or two for a Dollar.) 

  • Friday, March 30th: Term 3 Movie Reward Day (for eligible students)
Categories: Payson, Secondary

PTA March Madness Fundraiser

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 3:25pm
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  • PTA March Madness fundraiser
  • Monday-Friday March 26-30
  • Notes should be coming home Monday and are to be returned by Friday to their math class teacher. Math classes are competing for the most signed and return notes. The top three classes will be rewarded with 1st place receiving a pizza party, 2nd place doughnuts and last place ice cream. We are asking for a $10.00 donation per student or whatever you are able to donate. This is the only PTA fundraiser and we have chosen this way to eliminate time consuming, door-to-door sales, big carnivals and fun runs.
  • Thank you in advance for all of your support!

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

High School Musical - FRIDAY AND MONDAY

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 3:24pm

Only two days left to see SFJHS' fabulous production of "High School Musical"! 

WHERE: SFJHS LITTLE THEATER

WHEN: FRIDAY, MARCH 23 AND MONDAY, MARCH 26

TIME: 7PM

COST:  PAY AT THE DOOR: $5 GENERAL, $25 FAMILY OF 6, 5 YEARS AND YOUNGER - FREE.

FUN: YES!

Come support the school and the arts!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Diamond Fork News: March 23, 2018

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 3:23pm
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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Broadcast Awards

Payson High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:51pm
Attributions: By Talbie Oberg of the Lion's Roar Newspaper

Although you may watch the PHS Pride on an almost daily basis, you might not have considered how much work that broadcasting students are putting in behind the scenes. In fact, these hardworking broadcasting student’s recently took part in a state competition. This broadcasting competition has no divisions, so PHS students compete against some of the biggest schools in the state. The Broadcast Awards night took place just recently, on Thursday, March 22. Needless to say, it was a fairly successful night for broadcasting teacher Mr. Peery and his students!

Mr. Peery was rightfully awarded teacher of the year during the Awards night. “It's a great honor to be acknowledged by my peers and the students in the area that I teach,” he said about the topic, “In my perspective, it really is an award for the whole PHtv program and all of the students that take the classes. If they didn't create the awesome content and represent the school the way that they do, I wouldn't have be awarded.” Several of his students won broadcasting awards and finalist positions as well. Max Bennion was a finalist for both Best Male Anchor and Best Intro. Jose Valle won this years Best Male Anchor award. Last but not least, Logan Bennett won the award for Best Entertainment for his basketball intro video.

When asked about the Awards, Logan said, “I felt pretty good about the Broadcast Awards! It was very nerve-racking to be competing against all these huge 6A Alpine schools that have these $16,000+ cameras. When compared to us we look like nothing. Winning was awesome because I got to show we're not just a nobody school from Nebo School District. Videos are really my passion and I just LOVE being able to capture everyone and events and put my own twist on it to document our lives.” Logan was also a finalist for the PSA and Event Recap categories.

These students, and many other students as well, are the reason behind the great stuff you see everyday on the Pride. “They not only entertain you guys everyday, but they also do a great job at representing the school at a state level. And we can say that we have some of the best students in the state of Utah,” says Mr. Peery. So don’t forget to congratulate both Mr. Peery and the finalist and award winning students next time you see them wandering the halls!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Lagoon Education Foundation Fundraiser

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:40pm
Attributions: Story by Lana Hiskey.
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For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits.

HOPE Week Balloon Release

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:32pm
Attributions: Kirsten Hullinger
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MJHS released their balloon after the Dance For HOPE. Thanks for all the support during HOPE week as we made commitments to reach out to each other in a more positive  way!

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Saia Naulu

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:26am
Attributions: Jacob Thomas
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This month's recipient of the Spirit of the Mustang award I see working everyday on his craft.  He has influence beyond the classroom and court. He connects with students on multiple levels and willingly helps those of us who struggle with these same students.  He is engaging in his lessons, and interacts in positive ways with students, parents and colleagues. He is an artist as well as an athlete. I often hear students talk about him and his class as being their hardest and best/favorite class, which is a tribute to his high expectation level and teaching level.  He has become a good friend and I love teaching next to him—except on dissection days—He is Mr. Naulu

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

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