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!
Our annual talent show is coming up on March 5th this year. The kids at this school are so talented. It's always one of the best assemblies every year.
The student council is holding tryouts next week February 6 and 7 from 2:45 to 3:45. Any students who are interested in showing off their amazing talents can sign up for an audition slot in the front office.
Can't wait to see all the great talent we have at our school.
District basketball finals have begun and our 9th-grade teams are hoping to have a successful run. The first games begin this Thursday, February 1. Our girls' team will be playing at Mapleton Jr. and will open against Mapleton at 3:30 p.m. The boys' finals will be played at Springville Jr., and their first game will also be Thursday at 3:30. Make sure to go cheer our teams on.
Included is a bracket showing how our teams will progress towards the final. This bracket shows the scheduled times for each game. Note, if our teams reach the finals, that game will be played at Springville HS on February 6.
Daily Herald's Utah Valley Educator of the Week is our own Nikki Mendenhall!
Ms. Mendenhall is a wonderful teacher who loves not only the students she teaches but all of the students at Salem Jr High. She is fun to be around and we are lucky to have her at our school. Learn more about Ms. Mendenhall http://www.heraldextra.com/news/community/education/utah-valley-educator...
Daily Herald's Utah Valley Student of the Week is Salem Jr High's Tanner Rogers!
Congratulations, Tanner, on being an awesome student. Read more about Tanner: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/community/education/utah-valley-student-...
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Spanish Fork High School hosted the Region 10 Drill Competition on Thursday, January 25th. The Spanish Fork Drill Team competed against the other Drill Teams in our Region and were able to take home the Region Title! The support of our Student Body and Community was incredible! Congratulations to Melissa Monroe and Pieper Hess for placing Top 5 in the Drill Down, and congratulations to Matti Bennett, Camryn Oldham, and Belle Gordon for being recognized as All-Region Drill Team Members. Another congratulations to the many members that were recognized for All-Region Academic. Semi-State Finals will be held Friday at 5PM, and State Finals will be held Saturday Morning beginning at 8AM at UVU. We would love to see you this weekend at UVU cheering the Drill Team on at State! Good luck, girls!
SFHS Girls! If you are interested pursuing in a technology-related career, sign up now for the SheTech conference! Transportation to and from the event will be provided by the high school. See Mrs. Seale for more information.
Parents, Students, and Friends –
Our Lobo Food Drive has ended and the 7th grade won with the most food items donated! Way to go Grade 7! the 7th graders earned 5 minutes extra lunch time to be taken one day next week! Thanks to all who helped us bring HOPE and HELP to our community.
Applications for National Junior Honor Society are due by February 2nd!
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
We have several after school clubs running this term...
Monday - Card Making Club - come and make cards for Valentines, Birthdays and more -
Tuesday - Chess Club and Wrestling Club
Wednesday - Board Games Club - A chance to have fun and learn skills using a variety of fun games
Thursday - Pokemon Club - Learn strategies and mathematics while playing with small little monsters
Friday - German Club - Continue to explore aspects of Germany from their language, to their food to their heritage.
All clubs are free of charge and a lot of fun - sign up with Mrs. Green or Mr. Ferrin
CCA JOB SHADOW DAY
The 7th graders will participate in a job shadow day on Friday, February 2nd as part of the College and Career Awareness curriculum.
Our Spring book fair will will be from February 13-15. It will be open throughout the day and during parent teacher conferences.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent teacher conferences will be on Thrusday, February 15 from 3:30pm - 8:00pm. Please plan to visit with your child’s teachers. You can always contact teachers through email or by calling the school as well.
NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS NIGHT
Nebo School District will host its next parent and student mental health awareness night on February 5th @6:30pm at Maple Mountain High School. This is a free seminar with information on improving mental health and safety planning provided by Wasatch Mental Health. SFJHS students can receive detention credit for PARENT AND STUDENT ATTENDANCE at one of the events.
January 30th: Nebo Youth Symphony (student assembly) 1:00
February 1st and 5th: Boys & Girls B-Ball District Tournament 3:30
February 2nd: 7th Grade CCA Job Shadow Day
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Several Diamond Fork students participated in the Honor Choir Festival in Salt Lake City Friday night. We are proud to have such talented students here at Diamond Fork. Thanks to Mrs. Lewis for all of her hard work.
Congrats to our cheerleaders for taking first place at their competition last Saturday! They have had an amazing season, going undefeated at all 3 of their competitions! Congrats girls and good luck at Nationals next month!
FCCLA went to the Region Competition at BYU on January 24th. Our students did amazing! The students received the following medals: Ashley Norris-Gold, Ashlee Allan-Gold, Anna Warner-Gold, Emilia Barret-Gold, Sadie Harward-Gold, Janette Smith-Silver, Lorin Wyss-Silver, Kennedy Payne-Silver, Natalie Pendleton-Silver, McKailey Robb-Bronze, Brianna Abbot-Bronze.Earning a gold medal is rare at region competition because they want each student to improve for State, and yet we had many that walked away with one! They all did an excellent job. Congrats FCCLA Dons!!
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The Maple Mountain High School Ellevés competed at the Region VIII Drill Team Competition held at Springville High School on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The Ellevés placed 1st in the Military category; 1st in the Dance category, and 1st in the Character category. Overall the Ellevés placed 1st and were awarded the Region VIII trophy. Four Ellevés placed in the drill down. Jentrie Reid, daughter of Dallas and Kristina Reid, placed 5th, Jaycee Taylor, daughter of Jason and Lianna Taylor, placed 4th, Carlie Tippets, daughter of Mike and Angie Tippets, placed 3rd, and Valerie Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean Friant, placed 1st.
Three Maple Mountain High School Ellevés were named to the All-Region Drill Team. They are Tiffany Asay, daughter of Dwayne and Suzanne Asay; Hannah Finch, daughter of Matt and Kim Finch; and Annie Merrill, daughter of Chris and Melisa Merrill. Qualifications for this honor were drill team members who have been an active member of drill team for two years or more, having an excellent attitude, unifying the team, going the extra mile, having great sportsmanship, and being respectable and dependable. They must also have above average grades and citizenship.
The Ellevés also had all twenty girls on the team named to the Academic All-Region Team. To qualify for this award, they must have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Those making the team were: Tiffany Asay, Jaida Cherrington, Annika Christensen, Kenzie Cowan, Mylee Ellis, Hannah Finch, Valerie Friant, Baylee Hite, Abbie Jackson, Kacey Melton, Sammie Ortiz, Grace Poulsen, Gracie Miller, Kilee Prows, Jentrie Reid, Kristi Runyan, Gabi Smith, MaKiah Staheli, Jaycee Taylor, and Carlie Tippets.
The “Hero” award, given to one member on each of the drill teams, was given to Tiffany Asay.
The Ellevés would like to thank their parents and all of the students and fans that came to Region and cheered them on to victory! They really appreciate all of the support they have had all year.
The Ellevés will now compete in the State 5A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition. The competition will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. The State 4A Finals will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 5 p.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. Good luck Ellevés at State!
**STEM Events: We have some great opportunities to explore STEM careers. Please contact the counseling office if you are interested in any of these opportunities:
Nebo Advanced Learning Center: Sophomore Tour of ALC/MTech
February 15, 2018
Morning and afternoon tours available
SFHS Sophomores! The Advanced Learning Center and Mountainland Technical College (MTech) have some incredible opportunities that will be available to you during your Junior and Senior years of high school. We invite you to attend our morning or afternoon tour (by bus) on Tuesday, February 15 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 12:05 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Seating is limited to 30 students per tour. Students will be school excused from classes while they attend these tours. Interested sophomore students can register at https://goo.gl/forms/0otb6xxZ5nmiE2Iw1.
Microsoft's DigiGirlz Day in Lehi; February 13, 2018
DigiGirlz is one of Microsoft’s core efforts to invest in STEAM education for women. The goal of DigiGirlz Day is to raise awareness about the variety of exciting and meaningful careers available in the technology industry while dispelling the stereotypes typically associated with high tech jobs. Hands on learning sessions include programming, graphics, problem solving, video creation, and technology exploration. This event is available to all female Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students. Transportation to the event will be provided by the high school. Seating is very limited for this event so sign up early! See your high school's Career Coordinator (Kelly Seale) for registration forms.
SheTech Conference @ UVU; March 1, 2018
SheTech Explorer Day is a conference for high school girls 9th through 12th grade. This day-long event will include hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our ultimate goal is to expose girls to technology in a fun atmosphere as well as meet STEM role models to learn more about opportunities in those fields.
Transportation for this event will be available through Spanish Fork High School Register online and contact email@example.com to reserve your seat to/from the event.
http://shetechexplorer.com/(link is external)
Utah's Engineering Summer Camp; June 4-7 @ Utah State University
Registration opens January 1, 2018
All high school juniors with a high interest in math and science, and interested in engineering or computer science as a possible field of study should apply for Engineering State. Registration begins January 1st and spots fills up quickly. Application deadline is March 17, 2018. Interested students should complete an online application at http://estate.usu.edu(link is external)
Many of our amazing faculty are fans of our sports teams here at SHHS, but Shannon Williams has exemplified the best kind of fan support we could ask for. She attends most games and enjoys cheering on our students. She is the first ever faculty member to be awarded fan of the week! We love our sports teams and our amazing fans who show up to cheer on our players.