Recently, Mr. Bell’s 8th grade science class began to do their experiments/labs. They studied chemical and physical properties of household ingredients, such as flour, sugar, sodium, etc. They did a variety of tests ranging from seeing how they reacted to peroxide or iodine, to putting them over an open flame and seeing the result. He then gave them a mixture of the substances, and told them to figure out what ingredients were in it. The ending goal was to use their knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of each of the substances to figure out what ingredients were in the mixture. And they totally rocked the safety goggles too! :)
PJHS Singles Badminton Tournament
- October 24th after school
- All are welcome!
- Sign up with Mr. Archer
Faculty, Students and Parents:
Spanish Fork City will be repaving (doing road work) on 2550 East (the road east of the school from 4th North to the Seminary Building) the week of October 9th through 13th (next week weather permitting). Please plan an alternate route to school if possible or be careful using that road. Plan to park in the north or south parking lots if possible. They are going to try to leave at least one lane of traffic open and not close the entire road. Thanks for your help in this matter and sorry for the inconvenience.
MMHS Administration and Spanish Fork City
(more pictures available)
Yesterday was LIA's first day of tutoring at Barnett Elementary. Every Tuesday - Friday our students will be helping teachers at Barnett shape those little minds:) This is how Mt. Nebo Jr. High Latinos in Action students make a difference in our community!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Madeline Remkes and Roman Castillo for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Madeline was nominated by Mr. Vincent for her incredible art and niceness to equal it. Roman was nominated by Mrs. Henderson for helping with the share table at lunch.
Liz Reynolds Congratulates our Skyhawk Athletes of the week!
Congratulations to Tavah DeHart of the Tennis Team!
Congratulations to Dylan McEwen of the Cross Country Team!
It’s hard to believe October is here. We are now in the second half of term 1, this is a great time to check with your students and make sure they are on track to have a successful term 1. If you have any questions please contact the teacher. Thank you for all of the support to our students. Please visit our Social Media sites for updated information.
Please check us out on any of these social media sites!
After school Clubs
It is not too late to join an after school club! We still have spaces available in many of the clubs going on right now. We will also be starting a Watercolor Painting Club on Monday September 25th. It you like drawing and painting come join this club!
Registration fees for the year can be paid with Mrs. Allen in the finance office. The fee for registration is $20 for the entire year. Look for flyers in the hallways or see Miss Ogden in room C-66 for more information. Here are the clubs currently being offered:
Tuesdays-Star Wars* and Scratch Coding
Wednesdays-Wrestling prep, Engineering Crafts, and Archaeology
Thursdays-Robotics and Holiday crafts
There are also homework help clubs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 7:20-7:50 and Thursday afternoons. Keep listening for more announcements about more clubs starting later this year.
For more information concerning clubs please contact Miss Ogden: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Awesome. Star Wars club starts on Tuesday (August 29th) after school. There is still time to join! We are having Jedi Training. We'll make lightsabers and do other awesome activities.
All after school groups meet in Ms. Ogden's room to gather first.
Questions, please visit:
Early Morning Basketball Friday mornings at 6 am, starting 9/1. These are open gyms and all are welcome.
PJHS: Box Tops for Education
· For every 10 Box Tops you bring into your Den Time (3rd period) class you get a 5-point Extra Credit Coupon to use in any of your classes (with teacher’s acceptance). If you happen to bring in more than 50 Box Tops, then you will also receive a Free Homework Pass (on top of the 5 extra credit coupons).
· Extra Credit coupons will not be replaced if lost or stolen—so keep it safe and redeem as soon as you know which class you would like to use the extra credit in.
· The Extra Credit coupon will not expire until the end of the school year.
· All Box Tops will be collected on the last Monday of the term, and Box Tops will not be carried over from term to term—so save up 10 Box Tops before you turn them in.
NOTE: Teachers are not required to accept coupons for extra credit —so please check with teacher before presenting it. Also, you may combine more than one coupon for a class.
Oct 2 School Community Council
Oct 3 Jr. High Golf @ Hobble Creek 12 pm
Oct 4 Girls Tennis @ Salem Jr. 3:30
Oct 5 Girls Tennis @ PHS 3:30
Oct 6 Cross Country @ Springville 3:30
Oct 7 Freshmen Football @ Maple Mountain 4 pm
Oct 9 Girls Tennis JV District Final 8 am
Jr. High Golf 10 am
Oct 10 Girls Tennis 8 am
Oct 11 English Classes to Hale Theater 6:30 pm
Oct 12 Fall Choir Concert 7 pm
Oct 13 Cross Country District Finals 3:30
Oct 19-20 Fall Break No School
Oct 26 9th grade Field trip to the planetarium (Earth System classes only)
Oct 27 End of Term
Oct 31 Halloween
JOIN THE PTA:
- It’s not too late to join our Diamond Fork PTA. It is a wonderful opportunity to plan an active role in our school. Follow this link to get started: https://sites.google.com/site/DiamondForkPTA dues are only $6.
MMHS Students! Come to the Tailgate Party at 6pm on Thursday, Oct 12. Come eat churros, drink hot cocoa, mix and mingle with friends and enjoy an awesome football game!! Meet in the South West Parking Lot.
(more pictures available)
Because of HOPE Week our amazing HOPE Squad decided to brighten everyone who enters our front steps with some wonderful messages and colorful drawings. Thanks to the HOPE Squad for making us SMILE!!
(more pictures available)
The Spanish Fork Drama Dons competed this past weekend in the National Shakespeare Competition at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. They were well received, and were awarded 2nd Place overall. They also received: 2nd Place for the 10 minute scene, 2nd Place for Monologues (Brenden Anderson), and third place for Duo/Trio scenes (Tia Lee and Mitchell Young). The Dance Company also received 3rd place for their dance inspired by Hamlet. All of the students and groups that participated received overall superior ratings.
Landmark teachers are always working to help new students understand Landmark's culture and expectations. This year, we're taking most of the task on in our Advisory classes. Classes spend the first four sessions of each mini-term engaged in what we call Indragonation. Indragonation includes teaching students information about school policies, building team-work as Advisory classes, and school-wide activities like birthday donuts, picnics, or Advisory Competitions.
The first meeting for the High Honors Achievement Program is Wednesday, October 9 during FLEX in Mrs. Miller's room (#113). The High Honors Program is for 8th and 9th grade students who are interested in completing an extracurricular project in a subject of their choice. If you cannot attend the meeting, please see Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Johnston to get the information.
(more pictures available)
Today representatives from “Fight the New Drug” presented an anti-pornography message. Miss Springville, Miriam Hall, welcomed the student body to the assembly and introduced the speaker. Today's presentation was sponsored by local Springville/Mapleton business Absolute Air.
Check out more information at: http://fightthenewdrug.org/
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Joseph Stowe and Emily Waite for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Joseph was nominated by Mr. Vincent for his artistic ability and his outside of the box thinking. Emily was nominated by Mr. Caldwell for her exceptional personal work and being kind to others.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Jaxon Dustin and Heidy Varela for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, October 2, 2017. Jaxon was nominated by Mrs. Hanks for being responsible and completing his assignments. Heidy was nominated by Mr. McFarland for always working hard and trying her best.
Mr. Josh Evans took some FFA teams to SUU last week and the results are in, the Salem Hills B horse team won 1st overall. The B team was all Mt. Nebo students. Please congratulate Jourdyn Cardon, Bailey Franson, Haley Lundell, and Aspyn Bagley on a job well done.
(more pictures available)
Just weeks after school started, 21 students joined forces to create an incredible school newspaper. This first issue, with its bold new look, shows the creativity and diversity of not only the students within the class but also of the school.
"I love that it's not just for one type of student," says team member Harrison Judd, "it's for all our students." One of the lead designers, Emily Miller, adds, "It's not just for the jocks or the nerds, it's for everyone." Some members of the team mentioned that students, teachers, and the community will all find something within the issue to apply to their life and once they see that story, they'll just keep on reading because something else will catch their eye.
Having a paper for everyone is a strong driving force for the newspaper team. That mentality is part of the team's motto for the year. On the cover of the paper, it reads "This is Our Story" which was the theme chosen by students during a newspaper camp held during the summer. The team was able to meet and make some big decisions, long before any tardy bells were ringing.
Along with a new theme, the paper has a new look. A stunning logo, lots of colors and a variety of pictures fill the pages. The team is proud of their first issue. It was a great learning experience.
As the team critically looked at their writing and design, they were able to make strong goals for their next issue.
"We will probably never have a perfect issue," says their teacher, Mrs. Searle, "but that won't stop us from trying." Students learn the in's and out's of journalism, but also have to learn photojournalism and newspaper design skills, and they only have a few weeks between issues. Mrs. Searle adds, "They are amazing students and they have created something that the whole school can be proud of."
Check out what great things have been happening in our chapter in the month of August and September.