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On Thursday, January 4, Springville High hosted a swim meet with local rival Maple Mountain.
photos by Jeff Porcaro © maplemountainsports.com
Payson Jr. High School counselor John Plaisted was selected this week as the Daily Herald's Educator of the Week. From the article: "John Plaisted’s main objective is to help students be successful. As a counselor, he not only performs his daily and routine tasks, but he also looks for ways to help and encourage students to be successful students." We are thankful to have Mr. Plaisted as a counselor for our students at Payson Jr. High. Thanks for all you do, John!
Mrs. Searle hosted her second annual Red Ribbon Week wristband competition.This competition included her B1 class to see who could keep their Red Ribbon Week wristband on the longest. Last year the competition was a two-way tie only because the class was ending. This year, there is an official winner, Brian Espinoza. Brain said, “Sometimes i just wanted to take it off and others wanted to rip it off.” His prize was the satisfaction of winning and some wool socks.
The competition started October 23, 2017,and after 82 days, Brain is still wearing the wristband. Mrs Searle said,the reason why I hold these competitions is because being Drug free should not just be for a week, it should be all the time.
Do you play games a lot? Do you love playing them? If you said yes to any of these questions then you are a gamer! Some people think gaming is bad, and they are right when it comes to some things, but that’s only if you mistreat gaming. “Wait, what do you mean by mistreat?” Well I mean you play them when you shouldn’t be playing them instead of working on your job or schoolwork. But you can still play them when you are all done. Now I know you are going to say. “But everyone knows that!” But the things is: no one does, so get it under control.
Now let's talk about all the GOOD things gaming does. For starters it makes people develop coordination and on-the-spot thinking. Most games throw challenges at the player, making them react instantly along with minimap placements and distance. Other sets of games teach you to make moral choices, ways to make a strategy or a plan, and how to pay attention to detail.
Did I mention that gaming can grow sibling relationships? Now I would like to tell you about some games that help prove my point. The first game I would like to tell you about is Human: Fall Flat. In this game you and a friend can play together, either online or on the couch, and you must either complete different goals. This game is on many different platforms, whether it be computer or console. Another game I would like to tell you about is called Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. In this split screen game you and a friend can control a ship to fight various monsters and get back to the other ship.
These are just some examples of some great games. There are more of these games out there, you just have to go looking for them!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Gabe Jensen and Emersea Beddoes for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Gabe was nominated by Ms. Stewart for always doing his work and participating in class. Emersea was nominated by Mr. Vincent for her excellent work ethic in class.
Dance Company is putting on a Mini Dance Camp in a few weeks and wanted to spread the word. Do you know any local kids ages 5-12 (or have any of your own:) that need to go get their wiggles out? Please check out our Mini Dance Camp Event we would love to have them join. It will be a LOT of fun. More info below: FaceBook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/201535287078081/ Join us for an awesome Dance Camp with our fantastic Dance Company Dancers!
Monday - Wednesday
Jan. 22 -24
3:00 - 3:50
4:00 - 4:50
BOYS HIP HOP:
5:00 - 5:50
*Performance during the JV Basketball game at SFHS on Friday the 26th
*Cost: $30 (+$20 additional siblings)
*Performance T-Shirt Included
Parents, Students, and Friends –
THURSDAY – END OF TERM 2
We are in the last days of the semester this week. The students and our staff are working together to bring this term to a successful close and we need all hands on deck. Please check your child’s grades on Aspire and talk with them about any missing assignments or make up work that needs to be turned in. We are excited for spring semester and all of the academics, concerts, sporting events, plays, service opportunities, and activities we have planned.
Mr. Lawrence will be accepting new applications for National Junior Honor Society beginning January 22nd. We are inviting 7th graders to live the Lobo Way and apply as well. See Mr. Lawrence on January 22nd for an application.
Schedule changes for 2nd Semester will start on January 2nd. Changes will only be made if there is space available, please see your counselor prior to the semester starting. There will be a $5 fee for class changes.
Next week, January 16-19 will be our HOPE Week. The purpose of HOPE week is to educate students in an effort to prevent suicide and help students engage in positive, uplifting activities. We will also have an assembly on Thursday with Josie Solomon, for more information on her story, visit https://www.josiesolomon.com/about. Information about the food drive and dress up days will be coming soon!
LOST AND FOUND
There is a large table outside the main office with all of this year’s lost and found items. Please check to see if any of your missing items are on the table. All items left at the end of school on Thursday the 11th will be donated to a local charity.
Jan 9th: District Wrestling Tournament Weigh In at DFJHS 4:00
Jan 10th: DISTRICT WRESTLING TOURNAMENT at DFJHS 9:00-2:00, Foods I Field Trip 11:00, Nebo School District Board Meeting at District Office 6:00
Jan 11th: TERM 2 ENDS, GBB and BBB @ Springville 3:30, Orchestra American Idol Concert@ SFHS (ticket required) 6:30
Jan 12th: NO SCHOOL – District Development Day
Jan 15th: NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 16th: Hope Week, GBB and BBB: Mt. Nebo @ SFJHS 3:30, Musical Rehearsal 3:00
Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. Several community service providers will be present to answer questions and help individuals access services. See the attached link for more information: http://www.nebo.edu/sites/nebo.edu/files/mental-health-flyer_2017-2018.pdf.
Please open the PDF for this week's announcements on: Nebo school district app, 3rd term class changes, Parent awareness night, ACT for the Junior's, Driver's Ed, Swim, Wrestling and Girl's and boys basketball.
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Congratulations to our AWESOME Cheer & Songleaders for their performances at the USA Regional last Saturday! Both Cheer and Song placed 1st in their divisions! Their next competition is January 27th and that will be their last local competition before they go to Nationals in California next month. Congrats girls!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Steven Nordell and Karla Rodriguez for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, January 8, 2018. Steven was nominated by Ms. Stewart for always being respectful and providing thoughtful insight in class. Karla was nominated by Mr. McFarland for working really hard and trying her best.
Check out this month's newsletter with what we have doing! http://pub.lucidpress.com/sfffadec17/
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On January 6th, the Las Chalitas attended the Excalibur Classic at Copper Hills High School. They had great performances and placed very well. They were 1st in Dance, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Pom, 2nd in Military, and 3rd in Character. They won the the Auxiliary Sweepstakes Award, and they were second overall in the 4A category after a tie breaker. Their Character Routine also received a Judges Choice Award. Congratulations to Melissa Monroe, Bailey Hansen, and Abby Larsen for placing in the top 3 of Drill Down. Seven soloists competed Friday night and also did a great job. Baylie Sanderson won first in two categories, Axuray Talbot won second in the Lyrical category, Mclain Gordon won 2nd in the Jazz category, and Taitum Tucker won third in the Contemporary category. Congratulations ladies! The Las Chalitas compete again this weekend, January 13th, at Corner Canyon High School. Best of luck, girls, and keep up the good work!
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- We are pleased to recognize our Diamond Fork “December Students of the Month”. These students were selected by their teachers and peers as those who not only excel academically, but who are examples of good character and kindness. These students were honored this morning at a breakfast with their parents and those who nominated them. We are so appreciative of these and the many others like them who work hard and make Diamond Fork a great place.
- 9th Grade:
- Isaac Smith
- Celeste Grubbs
- Isabelle Nielson
- Thomas Baldwin
- 8th Grade:
- Jordan Bailey
- Asiah Sturdivant
- Spencer Jones
- Sara Snyder
- 7th Grade:
- Emma Williams
- Jessica Mendoza
- Owen Kallas
- Kayson Langford
- Alex Johnson
Our MNJHS Panther Boys and Girls Basketball teams will be playing Payson Jr. High at 3:30pm today, Jan. 8th. Head on over to Payson Jr. to watch the games and cheer our students on!
Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. The topics of discussion will include mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer questions and help individuals to access services. See the attached flyer for more information.
Tuesday, Jan. 9
7:00 Dance Department Showcase
Wednesday, Jan. 10
4:00 Swimming VS Mt. View
Thursday, Jan. 11
7:00 Wrestling VS Uintah
Friday, Jan. 12- District Development Day for Certified Employees
7:00 Boys Basketball VS Mt. View
7:00 Girls Basketball @ Mt. View
Saturday, Jan. 13
Drill Team Competition @ Corner Canyon
Wrestling Tournament @ South Summitt
Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. The topics of discussion will include mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer question and help individuals to access services.