Parents, Students, and Friends –
Early Morning Basketball open gym for 9TH GRADE BOYS will be at 6am beginning this Thursday, October 5th and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday until tryouts.
Come one, come all, come see our fabulous Shakespeare team perform. This past weekend, the students travelled to Cedar City to compete against over 20 schools. They did great and would love to show you their pieces. Come see the show on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm in the Little Theatre. It's free.
PACK TIME CAREER PRESENTATION
There will be a special guest speaker talking about careers in the United States Army this Thursday, October 5th. All students without deficient grades are welcome to attend.
HALF-DAY BIKING TRIP
There will be a meeting during Pack Time this Thursday in the weight room about the trip! Any 7th , 8th or 9th grade boy or girl is invited! There is no fee! The trip will take place on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH from 11:00am-2:40pm. We will be biking the Spanish Fork River Trail, you will need to bring your own: Bike, Helmet & Lunch.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AND TURN IN THE PERMISSION FORMS IN ORDER TO ATTEND! Sign up with Coach Denter ASAP.
Any 7th, 8th, or 9th grade boy or girl can participate in Basketball Intramurals. Get your teams of 5-7 together and come play in the boys’ and girls’ gyms. Play begins Tuesday, October 3rd and runs Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:50pm until 3:50pm. Sign up with any of the coaches.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
Our after school clubs are up and running! Students can still join if they would like; get a form from Mr. Ferrin, Mrs. Green or the office. ALL CLUBS ARE FREE! Our clubs are:
Mondays: Improv club
Tuesdays: Chess club
Wednesdays: Art Club – THIS WEEK IS PAPER MACHE PUMPKIN OR PAPER MACHE SHRUNKEN HEAD – JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!
Thursdays: Anime Club
Fridays: German Club
Come and join the fun!
Golf@Hobble Creek 12:00pm
Boys/Girls Basketball Intramurals 2:45pm
Varsity + JV Girl's Tennis @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30pm
Shakespeare Performance 7:30pm
Boys/Girls Basketball Intramurals 2:45pm
Drama Cast Party/Strike 3:00pm
9th Grade Boys Basketball Open Gym 6:00am
Boys/Girls Basketball Intramurals 2:45pm
Girl's Intramural Tennis @ Springville HS 3:30pm
Varsity + JV Girl's Tennis @ Payson HS 3:30pm
Superintendent SCC Representative Meeting 4:00pm
Basketball Intramurals 6:00am
Cross Country at SpJHS 3:30pm
Girl’s Tennis JV District Final @ SHS 8:00am-2:30pm
Golf District Final @ Gladstan Golf Course 10:00am-2:30PM
The Art Club is an after-school club on Wednesday afternoons that goes until 4:15 PM. The Art Club is run by Mr. and Mrs. Gibson and it meets in the Lobo Den right after school. The cost is FREE! … and the purpose of the club is to promote a growing appreciation of Art in our community and school and to encourage creativity.
To join Art Club you just need to get a Boys and Girls Clubs form from the front office, have your parents fill it out and sign it and then you are in!
Last week, we made tape sculptures of our arms and hands. We used clear tape and packaging tape to wrap each finger, hand, and arm. It was tricky to cut the tape off after we were done wrapping. We thought this was a perfect activity to get ready to decorate for Halloween. There’s nothing scarier than a ghost arm!
This week (Wednesday, October 4th), you can choose to make a papier mache pumpkin or a papier mache shrunken head! Come join the fun!
(more pictures available)
The forty-first annual Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University happened this weekend. There were 111 schools from 5 states who participated with over 20 schools in the junior high division alone. The competition gives students from around the nation a chance to present material from Shakespearean literature in various artistic forms. Our school did a great job, receiving superiors in all areas. Our Dance Trio --Gavin Skaggs, Broc Bennett, Emma Martin-- received 3rd place overall which is awesome!
The Shakespeare Team will be showcasing their great performances on Tuesday night at 7:30pm in the Little Theatre at the junior high. Come join in the fun and see the talent that our students possess.
The Mt. Nebo Chess Club will be starting next Thursday, October 5th after school in Mr. Wright's room (155). Any student that attends Mt. Nebo is welcome to join. We will teach, play, compete, and overall have a great time. If your child is interested or you have any questions please contact Mr. Wright or Mr. McFarland. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Daniel Southwick and Fatima Greenhalgh for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, September 29, 2017. Daniel was nominated by Mr. McFarland for being helpful, working hard, and participating well in class. Fatima was nominated by Mrs. Hanks for completing her assignments on time and doing an outstanding job.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Ricky Ledesma and Emily Merrithew for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Ricky was nominated by Mrs. Barker for helping his classmates and always following instructions. Emily was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for working so well as an office aid and answering the phones professionally.
Anna Pickering, junior, has been selected as the "Prep Athlete of the Week" for Maple Mountain Sports. Anna's stellar play has put the Lady Golden Eagles in great position as they enter state soccer play next week. With 13 goals so far and an amazing 4 goals against Wasatch, Anna is someone who can find the back of the next. Congratulations Anna and the rest of the Lady Eagles!
On paper, Rachel Wasden, a ninth-grader at Diamond Fork Jr. High School, has a 4.0 GPA, takes multiple honors classes and loves to work hard. For two years now, Rachel has been selected to help tutor math other students in other grades. She is part of the National Junior Honor Society and has been on the tennis team for the past several years, most recently being on the varsity second singles team. She maintains a creative photography account on Instagram @Rachel_joy_photos.
But honestly, Rachel’s strengths aren’t necessarily the types of things that are easy to list. She has a gift for seeing everyone as individuals to be loved and enjoyed, whether they be an infant, child, peer or adults. When the Wasdens moved from New Jersey four years ago, their neighbors took Rachel to dinner to say goodbye because even at 9 years old, she was a genuine friend to them. She looks for ways to help students and teachers and likes to lighten the mood with a quick sense of humor.
Mandy Young, a teacher at Diamond Fork Jr. High School in Spanish Fork, has been selected as the Daily Herald Educator of the Week.
Miss Young currently teaches seventh grade science, though she has taught ninth grade biology and earth systems in the past.
Miss Young is one of the advisers for the National Junior Honor Society and is the PTA teacher representative for her school.
“Welcome to the BEST class ever!” That’s what you will hear if you are lucky enough to be in Miss Young’s science class.
Miss Young really is amazing. She always has the best interests of her students in mind. Mandy comes early and stays late to Diamond Fork Jr. High. Miss Young always goes the extra mile. She is continually improving on her lesson plans and does her best to make each student in her classroom feel great about themselves. Not only can you find her happy smile and quick wit in her classroom, but she is always ready to lend a hand in the office, at school activities, and in the hallways. She is a blast to work with and Diamond Fork Jr. High is lucky to have her as a science superhero!
Monday: Powder Puff Football-6pm on the football field
Tuesday: Volleyball game followed by movie night (8pm-ish). Movie and location TBD.
Wednesday: Drama Dons/Shakespeare Feaste (we encourage everyone to buy a ticket and go) 6pm $16 for dinner/show
Thursday: Kickball tournament at SF sports park, west softball diamonds at 4pm followed by Soccer Senior Night
Friday: Assembly in the morning, BBQ @ lunch, Football game
Saturday: Homecoming Dance 8-11 in the D-gym
Please see the pdf for information about driver's ed, the upcoming blood drive, Tuesday's Fight the New Drug assembly, PTO, SAT testing, ACT testing, the SHS ACT prep class, a FAFSA information night, a Hurricane Relief concert, and this week's events
Stratford Division: Junior High Group: Payson Jr. High School
3rd Place overall sweepstakesPJHS was the highest scoring junior high in the participating Nebo School District!!!
Hannah Bibler placed 1st out of 50 competing monologuesDevin Hancock placed 4th out of 50 competing monologues Aeva McLauchlin placed 8th out of 50 competing monologues Trio Scene's:Grady Grimshaw, Emilee Owens, and Ethan Faux placed 12th out of 33 competing scenesAryanna Sasser, Londyn McMurdie, and Sydney Lane placed 13th out of 33 competing scenes The large Ensemble scene placed 7th out of 19 Ensemble scenes Duo Dance:Ellie Jorgensen, Devin Hancock, and John Wayne placed 6th out of 19 Ensemble Dance:Placed 8th out of 19 CONGRATULATIONS!!!