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Congratulations to Mr. Peterson for being selected as the Nebo School District Secondary Principal of the year! Mr. Peterson is an amazing administrator with a heart of gold. He supports his faculty, students, and encourages us all to live up to our potential. Congratulations, it is well deserved!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Angelina Heimerdinger and Jace Slade for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, May 7, 2018. Angelina was nominated by Ms. Mathews for having a great attitude about changing schools. Jace was nominated by Mr. Rather for his outstanding performance (paying attention to detail) in Wood Shop.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Koda Trujillo and Bianca Figueroa for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, May 4, 2018. Koda was nominated by Mr. Rather for his outstanding performance in Wood Shop. Bianca was nominated by Ms. Mathews for recognizing when friends need help and being there for them.
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Members of the Spanish Fork Jr. High chapter of National Junior Honor Society participated in a service learning field trip to the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Seven of our seventy members made the trip with blankets the students made. We delivered no-tie fleece blankets for chemotherapy graduates. The volunteer coordinator gave the group a quick tour of the facility. We are honored to help with this great service and look forward to making more blankets next year. If you would like to help sponsor this service, please contact the advisor, Mr. Jonathon Lawrence.
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The recipient of the Mayor Award for May is 9th grade PJHS student Darwin Fackrell. Darwin was selected for this award because he works hard and is willing to help others around him. He is motivated and responsibile, and is a lot of fun to be around. Here's what some of Darwin's teachers have to say about him:
Darwin is a hard working student, and always willing to help those around him when they need his help. He has progressed a long way since entering my class two years ago, and is doing a great job. His hard work has really helped him move ahead in his math understanding. He has every right to be proud of his accomplishments in my class over the past two years. I am glad his efforts are being recognized in this way. He is very deserving. – Mr. Smith
Darwin has worked hard over the last few months to stay on top of his work. He is a motivated self-learner who is good about asking questions/help when needed. He interacts well with is peers and takes pride in doing his best. – Mrs. Gillie
Darwin came to our school last year as an 8th grader and jumped right in. He always has a great attitude, works hard and is always prepared. Darwin also has great peer relations because he's fun to be around and will be missed next year at PJHS. – Mr. Archer
Congratulations, Darwin! Thank you for being a true Grizzly Hero!
ATTENTION 8TH & 9TH GRADE GIRLS
who will be going to Spanish Fork High School
An informational meeting for Girls Soccer will be held on Monday, May 14th at 3:15 in Coach Ferrin’s classroom, #40 @ SFHS.
We will be discussing summer trainings, open play, tournament, the upcoming season, as well as answering any questions you might have.
If you can’t make it, please contact one of the coaches ASAP so we can get your contact information and keep you in the loop as summer plans may change.
Go Lady Dons!
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One of our Discovery Classes this term is called Panther Preschool. In this course students are discovering what it takes to be a preschool teacher, and becoming experts in early childhood development. At the end of the term our class would like to put our skills and projects to the ultimate test, by opening the Panther Preschool. Please complete the attached form if you would like to register your preschool aged child (3-5 years old) for the Panther Preschool on May 16th from 2:00-2:45. You can bring your registration form to the MNJHS front office, get a copy of the form from the front office, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Click "NEXT" at the top of this post to reach the PDF Download Link to the registration form.)
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Kason Stinson and Noah Vance for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Kason was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for being a great friend to everyone and willing to help out. He is always patient and kind. Noah was nominated by Mrs. Johnson for staying late and cleaning up after his group left, he did their work.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Kayden Thomas and Kate Poulson for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Kayden was nominated by Mr. Wilson for being a great example of doing the honest and responsible thing. Kate was nominated by Mrs. Johnson for helping put quilt tops together for Discovery.
This Thursday May 10th, MTECH is holding a Pre-Engineering Career Night at the Orem MTECH Campus from 5 to 8 pm. This would be recommended for anyone interested in the trades areas, Welding, Fitting, Automated Manufacturing, Machining, CNC, etc. Here is the link to pre-register and attached is a flier with additional information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mtech-pre-engineering-career-night-tickets-43866937190
Landmark works to instill 5 Vital Behaviors that will keep our students on the pathway to success, no matter what they choose to do with their lives. To promote these behaviors, we award Student of the Month accolades to 5 students who have excelled at one or more of these behaviors.
For the month of February those students are the following:
Attendance: Anayeli Cortez- has great attendance and is engaged in learning.
Positive Attitude: Talan Oleson- Feeling like he now has a place here at Landmark.
The Spanish Fork Youth Arts Festival will be June 4-15th at the Spanish Fork high school! registration begins May 9th at midnight (May 8th). With classes for everyone ages 18 months to 18 years. We have something for EVERYONE!! From illustration, painting, culinary arts, dancing, singing, drama, designing, sculpting and so much more!!
Come start your summer with fun at the Spanish Fork Youth Arts Festival!!
For more information and a list of classes and prices follow the link below.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Darian Pieper and Gentry Gabbitas for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Darian was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for willingly helping the office with an errand. Gentry was nominated by Mr. Wilson for doing great work with assignments in class and volunteering to help a teacher.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Janet Flores and Jordan Sabin for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, April 30, 2018. Janet was nominated by Mrs. Ewell for having a great smile and showing kindness to others. Jordan was nominated by Mrs. Davis for coming to class with a smile, participating in class, and being able to work well with others.
“There were clothing parts all over from college students and we were looking at all of the ideas they had created and portrayed in their designs.” These are the thoughts of the few lucky students who were able to go on a field trip with Ms. Bird to SLCC. Salt Lake Community College is one of the only colleges in Utah to have an appeal fashion design course, which is one of their reasons for going. Another reason is that Ms. Bird found her love for sewing from her mother who is deceased and this field trip was a way of remembering and paying tribute to her. Along with her mother, the late Leona Isabell Roylance, Ms. Bird dedicated the trip to the late SHS sewing teacher Carol Manwaring.
The students described the most interesting things on the field trip, and their responses were quite shocking. Cheyenne Skinner, an eighth-grade student, said that she enjoyed “being at the mall” and seeing an old dress at the college. Calianne Skinner agreed with her twin Cheyenne and said she enjoyed going to the mall, but that she also liked the tiny shoes on display. Sarah Hubbard, another eighth grader, told people her favorite part of the entire field trip was seeing a jacket made out of monkey fur.
Since the field trip was optional the students explained that the reason for them going was because it was “fun, interesting, a good experience, the teacher invited us to go, it allowed us to miss school, and a lot of our friends were going.” Once there they came to the realization that the purpose of the field trip was to “introduce them to the SLCC programs available on fashion design,” as Sarah says. In preparation for the trip, the sewing students have done a number of projects throughout the year.
The entirety of the program includes a fashion show to make it into the school first of all. Once in the school, there are very mild fees for attending SLCC. After graduating the class and finishing the course they go on to be self-employed and successful. The head director of the course, Ms. Mojdeh Sakaki, deserves the utmost appreciation and gratitude of all the people who attended this wonderfully put together field trip.
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The annual Spring hike put on by the PE Department did not disappoint this year. Students were able to travel to Provo and hike to the "Y" it was an awesome experience. Although the trail was very steep everyone was able to make it to the top! Everyone enjoyed spectacular views of Utah Valley and were able to enjoy some time outdoors in the mountains. What an awesome State we live in!
Rachel Hatch, our English Sterling Scholar, has had two of her poems accepted for publication by Southern Quill.
One of the poems is a villanelle and the other is a pantoum. These formats are more complicated than free verse poems which make them inherently harder to publish.
Hatch says, “She prefers to write in reality, not fantasy.”
“I'm exceptionally proud of her,” said her Creative Writing teacher, Mrs. Joanna Ellsworth.
Hatch will attend Brigham Young University this Fall and plans on majoring in Chemical Engineering or Biochemistry. We’re sure she’ll have no trouble mixing her chemical compositions and words together to create some magic.