Jasmine Jonas, SHS Sophomore, was the 5th and final finalist to try her key to win an iPad and a chance to win a car in the Keys to Success assembly on Wednesday, March 21.
The Keys to Success program is one of the programs of the Success in Education Foundation. Our programs are designed to motivate students in education through individual recognition so they feel a sense of accomplishment, building the foundation for future learning. Students in participating Keys to Success high schools earn rewards by improving academically or setting goals with their teachers. Additionally, Keys to Success is partnered with multiple universities, post-secondary educational institutions, and business sponsors to provide students with many scholarship opportunities. Over the past 10 years, the Keys to Success program has offered over 600 scholarships to Utah students, with a total value of well over half a million dollars.
Read more at: https://ktsutah.com/Home/About
Keys to Success Scholarship Winners were announced this morning, Wednesday, March 21, during the Keys to Success assembly:
Garrett Ercanbrack - Mountainland Applied Technology College $500
Gabriella Del Rosario - Utah Valley University / Mt. America Credit Union $2000
Bradyn Jackson - US Synthetic / Bill J Pope $1000
Elizabeth Pearce - Paul Mitchell $1000
Ryker Jenkins - Southern Utah University $1000
Keys to Success is partnered with multiple universities, post-secondary educational institutions, and business sponsors to provide students with many scholarship opportunities. Over the past 10 years, the Keys to Success program has offered over 600 scholarships to Utah students, with a total value of well over half a million dollars. By offering scholarships, Keys to Success provides students with opportunities to continue their education and obtain their post-secondary certificates or degrees. Together as a community, we are encouraging our students to become the best educated future workforce in the country.
Thanks to our wonderful scholarship sponsors, this year alone we are proud to offer over 300 scholarships to participating Keys to Success schools. Read more about the program at: https://ktsutah.com/Scholarship
Congratulations to these Red Devil scholars!
Our school-wide Career Day will be held tomorrow, March 22. We are very excited for this event and have invited 38 speakers and 18 lunchtime vendors to teach your students about different careers. We have posted the list of speakers on the MMHS website on the main page under “Career Day”. If you would like to take a minute and review this list with your child, they will have an idea of the many options available to them. Printed lists will be made available to your student tomorrow in their first period class. Lists will also be available in the front office and counseling office. Our Career Day will go from 9:00-10:15 a.m. The presentations will last 25 minutes and students will have the opportunity to choose two speakers from the list. Please encourage your student to make good use of this time. We have a wide variety of careers and hope that your student will take advantage of this opportunity to talk with professionals in a career they may want to pursue. Our presenters are volunteering their time and we appreciate their efforts.
Our mini-career fair during lunch will have vendors from some local businesses who are currently hiring, cosmetology schools, military, MATC, and more.
Ninth grade Springville Junior High student, Lindsay Gardiner, received the Springville Mayor’s Recognition Award at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. Assistant Principal Shauna Shepherd nominated Lindsay for her kindness and her ability to see the needs of others. Ms. Shepherd writes “Lindsay took it upon herself to organize a group of friends to write 365 anonymous notes to a struggling student so she would have one happy note to read from a friend every day.” Springville City Council, Mayor Child and the community are so grateful for Lindsay and her example. Lindsay is the daughter of Margot Gardiner.
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District Science Fair Winners 2/28/18
Our students represented Mt. Nebo very well at the District Science Fairon February, 28 2018. The following students won awards that night and have been invited to the region science fair at BYU:
- Madison Bassir
- Cassie Johnson
- Bailee Allred
- Johny Draper
- Darian Pieper
- Cooper Savage
- Oaklie Jensen
- Richelle Nielson
There were six projects awarded top honors in the district last night, as well as being invited to BYU. Mt. Nebo took three of these six awards. These students are:
- Kason Stinson
- Izaak Walton
- Hannah Brokaw
- Grace Marsh
- Sophia Trent
The grand prize winner of the district fair was also awarded to one of Mt. Nebo’s team projects. We want to give a special congratulations out to Kason Stinson and Izaak Walton for having the best overall project in Nebo district and for outright winning the district science fair. We are very proud of all our students who participated. Each and every one represented our school in the most outstanding way. Well done students, well done.
Our orchestra is participating in a festival today that will be live streamed on YouTube. Spanish Fork Junior is scheduled to perform at 4 PM. If you would like to watch the link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMoU_0m87P3_n3jb45l39ig/live
Spanish Fork Junior High was recently notified it had earned an Energy Star from the Environmental Protection Agency. Our building is now listed in their special registry.
In order to earn an Energy Star Certification, a building must score 75 or higher based on certain criteria. According to the EPA’s webpage, “A score of 50 represents median energy performance, while a score of 75 or better indicates your building is a top performer — and may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification.” Organizations, like schools, can earn this distinction “by reducing energy use through voluntary action, thus helping to decrease emissions of associated pollutants and their corresponding negative health and environmental impacts, such as those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze.” Because we have been vigilant in our efforts to conserve energy, we were able to earn a top score.
SFJH Lobos believes we have a responsibility strengthen the community—our pack. Saving energy is a great way to live the Lobo way.
To find out more about the Energy Star certification, go to www.energystar.gov/buildinglist.
Come and see the Payson Jr. High Production of Oklahoma! The production will take place in the PJHS Cafetorium on March 23, 26, and 27th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 each or six for $20. Tickets must be paid in cash or check at the door.
Jennifer Braithwaite, Athletic Director, Payson Jr. “Jennifer is tireless in her efforts to help others in athletics at her own school or other schools. She advocates fairness and for students to be their very best selves.” Recognized by Troy Bohling.
Way to go, Mrs. Braithwaite! Thanks for being a Nebo Hero!
The next singles badminton tournament will take place on March 29th before school. Doors will open at 5:30 am, and the games will start at 6:00. Everyone is welcome! Bring your A-game and show us what you've got! See Mr. Archer for more details or to sign up.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Keaton Hoole and Braxton Stewart for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, March 19, 2018. Keaton was nominated by Mr. Vincent for being altogether awesome and helping in class. Braxton was also nominated by Mr. Vincent for helping clean the room above and beyond expectation.
Term 3 Reward Activity
We focused on the Academic part of our ROAR this past term, so in order for students to be eligible to attend the reward activity in March, they must have a C- or better in all classes. In other words, no deficient grades. Eligibility will be determined by end of term 3 grades. Students who do not have deficient grades will be going to Payson Cinemas on Friday, March 30 to see Sherlock Gnomes (rated PG). Students will leave the school around 8:00 a.m. The movie will cost $2, which we will be collected at the theater on the morning of the activity. Concessions will be open if students would like to purchase treats.
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: Cody Kirk is lways here. Always on time. Cody has made many improvements since last year. He's doing great!
On Thursday, March 15th, Spanish Fork Jr. High's National Junior Honor Society chapter conducted a mega-induction with 52 new inductees.
It was a great event with the student officers conducting the induction. The officers discussed the 5 Pillars of NJHS and Mrs. LeMmon discussed The Lobo Way.
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Check out the amazing door posters that are being displayed as part of college week! We have some pretty talented artists, and it has been fun to learn about some different schools! Thanks for all of the hard work and effort. Check back later this week to see those posters that are not quite finished.
In an effort to show and encourage kindness at SFJHS, the student council and counselors have put together Kindness Week. Special pack time lessons will be given with activities that will promote kindness throughout out our school. We want to show the world how amazing the students at Spanish Fork Junior are and what it means to live the Lobo Way!
- Tuesday: Walk Up Day-Walk up to someone who needs a friend
- Wednesday: Be Kind to Yourself Day-Focus on how awesome you are
- Thursday: Compliment Day-Compliment those around you
- Friday: Thank You Day-Appreciation is the best motivation
The Accuplacer test will be administered in the library on Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22nd. A $15 dollar fee will need to be paid to Mrs. Hall in the office before you take the test. Your receipt will be your ticket to take the test. This test is for 9th graders who would like to be considered for concurrent enrollment classes at SFHS.
FROM OUR PTA: MARCH MADNESS FUNDRAISER
It's time for our March Madness PTA Fundraiser. Your student will be bringing home a donation envelope on Monday, March 19th. Please think about donating to your school. Read the envelope- it's funny! All money will be used for PTA programs that benefit your student including a grant to the school for technology. The envelopes need to be signed, whether you donate or not, and sent back to the school by Friday, March 23rd. Prize drawings will happen each morning from the turned in envelopes. We will also be giving prizes to the FIRST class with 100% turned in and to the class with the next highest percentage turned in. Thanks for your support!
SFHS DRILL TEAM
If you are interested in trying out for the 2018-2019 Spanish Fork Drill Team there is a mandatory parent meeting on Monday, March 19 in the Choir Room. Tryout clinics will be held the 20-22 from 6-7:30am and tryouts will be on Thursday, March 22 beginning at 3:30. Physical must be complete by March 20th. Applications and Physical forms are available in the front office.
- March 19 Term 4 Begins
- Mar 19-23 Kindness Week (counselors and student council will be in charge of Kindness Week)
- March 20 Utah State Orchestra Festival
- March 23 Basketball Intramurals 6:00am, Natural History Museum Field Trip 9:00am
- March 21-26 Drama: High School Musical (WE-TH-FR-SA-MO)
- March 27-29 Pickleball Intramurals 7:30am
- April 2-6 Spring Break
Please open the PDF for this week's announcements for: Drill team parent meeting, Boys Tennis, Region Concert band, Softball, Baseball, FFA, Hypnotist hick.
PTA Spirit Night
Please come support our PTA and our school by participating in MNJHS Spirit Night at the Payson Costa Vida TONIGHT! Visit the Payson Costa Vida anytime tonight, from 5:00-9:00 pm, and 20% of the proceeds will go back to the PTA to help support our school and teachers. MAKE SURE YOU SHOW THEM YOUR FLYER, STICKER OR SIMPLY TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH MNJHS! We love our PTA, they do great things for our school, so please support them by visiting the Payson Costa Vida TONIGHT and enjoying some tasty food in the process!
BONUS: Any student who brings in their Costa Vida receipt on Tuesday to Mrs. Ewell, time-stamped from this event, will get a Mt. Nebo Panther pin!
Applications are available in the Library.
- Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.75
- No attendance problems (NC) in any class
- Will be a Junior or Senior at MMHS during the 2018-2019 School Year
Completed applications due:
Friday, March 30th at 3:00 pm.
*No applications will be accepted after this time.
Come participate in fun service projects and activities to help your school and community!