Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,
NEBO JR. THEATRE FESTIVAL
On Saturday, the students who love theatre have a chance to participate in the annual Nebo Jr. Theatre Festival. It's an all day experience for the students to get to know those from other schools, perform, and participate in theatre workshops. If your student would like to participate, $15 needs to be paid in the front office and a permission form (found in Miss Holley's room) needs to be signed and turned in by Wednesday, April 18th. This is open to all students whether they're in drama classes or not.
Are you a poet but don’t know it? ...or maybe you do! Either way, be sure to sign up to audition for this year’s poetry slam! Everyone who signs up will be eligible to go on a field trip April 24th to hear famous poet and slammer, Sarah Kay, at UVU! Plus, if you are selected to represent our school in the district slam, there are prizes and fame to be had. Auditions will be held in two weeks, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 25th, 26th, and 27th during Pack Time in Mrs. Thompson’s room. We won’t be having our usual school poetry slam as originally scheduled, so bring your best poem and be ready to slam it during Pack Time--minus the bright lights and scary audience! Sign up for the slam and the field trip just outside Mr. Anson’s room #3 and be sure to ask your English teacher for more details.
MARCH MADNESS PTA FUNDRAISER APPRECIATION
Thank you teachers, staff, students, and parents for participating in our March Madness PTA fundraiser! We appreciate your time and donations. Part of the money we raised will be given as a grant to the school to help purchase virtual reality equipment for your student to use in the science dept. The rest of the funds will be used for the PTA programs at our school (Reflections, Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation, etc.) Thanks so much for your support!
Apr 16th-18th: Spikeball Intramurals 7:30
Apr 18th: Native Club 9:30
Apr 19th: Great Utah Shakeout (drill), Spanish 2 Field Trip 8:00, Hope Squad 10:00
Apr 20th: MIDTERM, Track @ SHS 2:00, Rock Project NJHS 3:00 (SEE MR. LAWRENCE if you want to volunteer)
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Last week the SkillsUSA chapter from MMHS competed at the state competition held at Salt Lake Community College. Among all of our awesome contestants, the following students placed:
Leah Ribble - Silver in CPR
Brian Workman - Silver in Carpentry
Jesse Harness - Silver in Welding
Kolbi Schauerhamer - Silver in Dental Assisting
Isaac Behena - Gold in Job Interview
Sam Christmas, Ladd Davis, Nathan Wright - Gold in Welding Fabrication
Congratulate these awesome students on their hard work and achievements!
Mr. Massic was also awarded the Cluster Chair Outstanding Service Award for all his work with SkillsUSA and the state competition.
The 9th annual MMHS Dance Concert entitled "Imagine" will be held Friday, April 27th at 7:00pm in the MMHS auditorium. This concert presented by Maple Mountain Dance Company (MMDC) will feature 11 student pieces as well as guest choreographers Alexa Knutzen and Jamie Crowther. Dance Excel, Social Dance 2, and Dance 2 will also perform in this special end of year event. We hope you can join us! Admission $6 adults, $4 students, $25 family.
Please open the PDF for this week's announcements on: Graduation info, Mental health awareness night, Prom, Region choir, Summer driver's ed, Track, Boys soccer, Boys Tennis, Yearbook, Girls golf and more.
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Mrs. Olson, our wonderful librarian taught a "Book Tasting" lesson to Mrs. Anderson's Novel's and Literature class last week. Students were to find 3 books from 5 different genres that sounded interesting to them. Once students learned a bit more about the books they chose they were able to taste some cookies and soda. It was a great way to learn more about some new books!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Samantha Rodriguez and Kamryn Rupp for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, April 13, 2018. Samantha was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for helping translate when we needed someone to help. Kamryn was nominated by Mrs. Harmer for being a great student and making her laugh.
(more pictures available) Because of Brent Sipherd's hard work and the amazing engineers we have, MNJHS took first place for the Innovator Award in the Utah Underwater Robotics 2018 ROV Competition.
The staff was very impressed with the engineering of all our student's robots. Students navigated self-built robots through underwater obstacle courses at the Legacy Center in Lehi during the competition. It was a great experience!
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Matt Ramirez, Collision Repair Technology, Gold!
Kyle Coombs, Automotive Refinishing Technology, Gold! Again!
Carson Sheriff, Nate Perkins and Lance Jensen, Welding Fab, Silver!
Matt and Kyle will represent Spanish Fork High School at SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville KY June 26-30.
I would like to congratulate the team from the Nebo ALC who won the 3rd annual Code Camp. The Code Camp is sponsored by the Mountainland CTE region, MTech, and Xactware. The students had 24 hours to design an application, created it, and have working a working prototype. The ALC team had 1 student from Salem Hills HS & 3 students from Spanish Fork HS. Their application was 1st place in the business division of the competition. Their was application was designed to look at the blood sugar levels collected by a blood sugar monitor for several years from a person and use software to predict what it would be coming up and to make a prediction on a computer or cell phone the past several readings. They also created a website to market the product. One of the sponsors made a comment to me that they worked really well as a team.
Congratulations to your students,
Congratulations to our boys track and field team for taking first place at the Utah County Invitational last weekend, April 13-14. A shout out to Grant Gardner for breaking the meet record in the 1600m. He ran a 4:18.33.
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