Behind The Roar - MNJHS Panther News Crew

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 1:31pm
Attributions: Courtney Hanks

Check out our latest Panther News Crew production for updates and highlights at Mt. Nebo Junior High. This video was put together by Mrs. Hanks Discovery class. Go Panthers!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Principal's Newsletter

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:52am
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Dear Taylor Parents,
This past week I had the opportunity to meet with two of our grade levels.  We celebrated student success and were able to talk about individual students and best practices.  This is something I will have a chance to do all throughout the month of November with each grade level.  Through Utah Land Trust Funding, we are able to pay for subs to cover classes while we collaborate.  I love working with the teachers and students.  They are the best.
Veteran’s Day:  On Friday we met together at the end of the day to talk about our US Veterans.  I am so impressed with the knowledge and respect our students have about our veterans.  We watched a clip of Utah's Honor Flight.  We will have the opportunity to send letters on the next flight.  If you would like to join us and send a letter/card you are welcome to bring them by the office before Christmas Break.
Lost and Found:  Our Lost and Found is piling HIGH!  Please take some time before the Holiday Break to come and look through this pile if your son or daughter is missing a coat, sweatshirt, shirt, etc.  We want these items to get back to the right owners.  During the Holidays, we will be bagging up the unclaimed items and giving them to charity.  PLEASE take the time to find your stuff!
Update Aspire:  Please make sure your phone number, email and address is up to date on Aspire.  We use this to share information but most important we use it in case of an emergency.  To do this, you will need to go to www.nebo.edu . From there you will click on the Parent button on the top of the page.  You will then go to the Aspire SIS (Student Information System).  On this page it will have directions on how to update your information.  You will need to log into Aspire.  You should have already created an account the beginning of the school year.
Cold and Inclement Weather Procedure:  As winter is approaching I wanted to review our procedures to both reassure and help parents and patrons prepare and plan.
•       We recommend that students arrive at school no earlier than 8:30 for supervision purposes.   If a student arrives earlier than this they will have to wait in the hall by the office.
•       Children should arrive at school dressed for the weather of the day so they can safely and comfortably enjoy recesses.  In winter months, children should remember to bring shoes to change into from their snow boots. All healthy children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions (wind chill, rain, snow, etc.).
•       If your child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please send a note to this effect.
•       Students will remain inside in extreme weather conditions such as:  very cold temperatures (below 20 degrees) and wind chill, heavy rain and snowfall, unhealthy air/inversions (we check air quality daily).
•       Please be considerate and safety conscious as you drop off and pick up students at school.  The winter months see an increase in the number of cars. Remember to:  not block the flow of traffic (inside lanes are for waiting/sitting; outside lanes for quick stops and pull through), not block cross walk area, use parking stalls not pull through lanes if you need to enter the building.
•       In the event of a major weather event (severe storm, power outage…) The District’s ParentLink system will be used to notify parents this can be in the form of an automated phone call, text, or email.  For this information to reach you it is important that you keep your contact information current within the online SIS system.  Information will also be posted and updated on the district web page www.nebo.edu.
Thank you so much for your time and support!
Sincerely,
Mrs. Robbins

Up Coming Events:
11/13 Read with Heroes 2:00
11/17 Picture Retake This will take place on the stage for any preschooler that will be coming to take pictures on that day.
11/17 5th Grade History Fair
11/21 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/21 PTA Thanksgiving Lunch for Staff
11/22 – 11/24 No School ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
12/1 Tiger Pride/Reflection Assembly
12/5 SCC 12:30 PTA 1:30

Categories: Elementary, Payson

October Students of the Month

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:33am

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Top Tigers: Lettie Kelson, Taylee Toomaltai, Olivia Stringham, Launa Lyman, Eliza Hazlett, Jakelle Evans, Kylee Todd, Sawyer Simons, Chevy Roseman, Veronica Brown, Autumn Farr, Miah Martin, Koen Lloyd, Olivia Liddle, Isaiah Hernandez,  Aubree Nordell, Tanner Grant, Jesse Ramirez, Lanna Beckstrom, Ellie Poulson, Daphne Bryan. 

Leaders of the Pack: Ms. Varney, Mrs. Kershaw, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Koyle, Ms. Whicker, Mrs. Tanner, Mrs. Steele, Mrs. Procelle, Mrs. Ellsworth, Mrs. Wride, Ms. Jensen.

Pack of the Month:

Mrs. Leavitt: Art Behavior

Mr. Daggett: Lunchroom Behavior

Mrs. Grill: Reach for Your Potential

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Bread And Butter

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:47am

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Mr. Lai's class has been learning about Colonial Times. They compared artisan bread and homemade butter to what we buy in the store. They had fun shaking the mason jars to make the butter. More than half of the class said that they liked the homemade items better. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

October Students Of The Month

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:03am

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These students were recognized for having 'Courage' by their teachers. Logan O'Bryant, Cody Hancock, Benjamin Lines, Brinlee Peterson, Amy Farrer, Trace Lochaby, Aspen MacKay, Canyon Heinz, Jasey Bishop, River Harmon, Zona Patten, Hinckley Ferrons, Mckynlie Newton, Armando Lopez, Rylin Bates, Lincoln Mittelman, Sara Worthington, Noah Atkin, Ella Hansen, Kason Broderick, Cataya Bean, Eli Nielsen, Benjamin Booth, Oliver DeWitt, Noag Geiger, Daxy Miller, Wells Dewsnup, Tayla Mendenhall, Luna Santillan, Max Bowen, Isaac Sutton, Maddie Sullivan, Bridger Gibbons, Josephyn Webber, Ryker Newton, Satynn Rhoden, Quintin Hardy, Addison Dalton, Calder Hunter, Elizabeth Benson, Larissa Navarro, Cade Bullock, Sophie Frisby, Zac Linville, Marley Houck, Blake Oakeson, Ashlyn Alvey, Ethan Bennett, Abby Whiting, Bryton Ross, Julie Baxter, Xane Harmon, Drayke Bloom, Taya Bassir, Elena Rasmussen, and Derek Wettstein.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Veterans Day Program

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:35pm

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In Mrs. Ray's 4th grade class, they have been learning about what a Veteran is.  On November 10th, the class shared their new knowledge of "who" a Veteran is with the whole school. Several servicemen and women who represented all military branches were introduced by our students.  We sang songs, put on a skit, and also honored those Veteran's in our audience. community, and throughout our country. We are grateful for those men and women who have served and are serving this great country. God Bless America!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Student Council Visits BYU

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:21pm

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On Wednesday, November 8th, Spring Lake student council members attended a leadership conference at BYU. Students listened to motivational speakers and attended breakout sessions on leadership. We excited for them to use these new skills with the students at Spring Lake. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Payson High School - Enchanted April

Payson Junior High School News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 9:07am
Attributions: Photos by Rock White
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Payson High School will be staging a production of Matthew Barber's play, Enchanted April, through Wednesday, November 15th. Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's beloved novel of the 1920s, Enchanged April is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners. Against the backdrop of a country still reeling from World War I, Enchanted April offers to its characters and viewers a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal.

Please support our students, our community, and the arts. It means so much to our students when they see you in the audience. This is a beautiful play, and the students have done a fantastic job. Thank you for your support.

You can purchase tickets online here. 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Reflections Winners 2017

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:27pm
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Barnett Elementary held their school wide reflections contest this month and are excited to announce the winners. The theme was “Within Reach” and our students worked hard to create visual art, literature, photography, and music pieces around this theme. The winners of each category are listed below.

2D Visual Arts Award of Merit: Zackurie Felix, Adella Felix, Brynlee Larson, Henry Draper, Ty Larson

2D Visual Arts Award of Excellence: Shailyn Garcia, Abby DeGriselles, Kaeley Garcia, Eva Perkins, Allie Kaufman

3D Visual Arts Award of Excellence: Christabelle Draper, Joshua Ottesen, Malcolm Meidinger

Dance Choreography Award of Excellence: Makayla Jensen and Addison Pugmire

Photography Award of Excellence: Katelyn Pugmire, Kaeley Garcia, Shailyn Garcia

Literature Award of Excellence: Azzrin Westmoreland, Kaeley Garcia, Adella Felix, Zackurie Felix, Shailyn Garcia

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Reflections Winners 2017

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:27pm

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Barnett Elementary held their school wide reflections contest this month and are excited to announce the winners. The theme was “Within Reach” and our students worked hard to create visual art, literature, photography, and music pieces around this theme. The winners of each category are listed below.

2D Visual Arts Award of Merit: Zackurie Felix, Adella Felix, Brynlee Larson, Henry Draper, Ty Larson

2D Visual Arts Award of Excellence: Shailyn Garcia, Abby DeGriselles, Kaeley Garcia, Eva Perkins, Allie Kaufman

3D Visual Arts Award of Excellence: Christabelle Draper, Joshua Ottesen, Malcolm Meidinger

Dance Choreography Award of Excellence: Makayla Jensen and Addison Pugmire

Photography Award of Excellence: Katelyn Pugmire, Kaeley Garcia, Shailyn Garcia

Literature Award of Excellence: Azzrin Westmoreland, Kaeley Garcia, Adella Felix, Zackurie Felix, Shailyn Garcia

Categories: Elementary, Payson

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Friday, 11/10/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:47pm
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Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Edson Albor and Addie Wilson for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, November 10, 2017. Edson was nominated by Mrs. Barnett for being kind and helping others in class. Addie was nominated by Mrs. Wilson for being honest and turning in some money which she found.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

It was a Monster Dash

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 2:30pm
Attributions: Angela Stoddard
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As if the day of Halloween cannot get more fun, here at Barnett Elementary we had our first Monster Dash. Students were dressed in their Halloween costumes as they ran or walked for a great cause. A lap around the field was approximately ¼ of a mile and students tried their hardest to get as many laps as possible. Students were running to earn money for Barnett Elementary. The school goal was to earn $5000. The class that earns the most money, their teacher gets to Sumo Wrestle Mrs. Stoddard! The leaders of Barnett, are now out collecting money from their sponsors to help the school reach our goal. Stay tuned to find out which teacher will be Sumo Wrestling Mrs. Stoddard!

 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Mrs. Walter Wins PEAK Award

Payson High School News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:28am
Attributions: By Talbie Oberg of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Payson High School’s esteemed chemistry and astronomy teacher Linda Walter has received a PEAK Award for the month of November 2017; an award designed to showcase the positive energy and kindness of Nebo employees. She was nominated by Jesse Sorensen, RaShel Shepard, and Alyssa Behrend. They had only good things to say about Mrs. Walter when they related, “Linda has the role of technology mentor in our building and uses technology to reach more students. Not only does she help her students but is a leader when it comes to implementing technology that helps all students at PHS by providing training and support to the teachers. Linda works hard to ensure all students learn. She focuses on GRIT, which is giving students additional time to reach high levels of learning.”

“Mrs. Walter is very positive and loves her students more than any other teacher I know. She is very kind and generous. Mrs. Walter goes out of her way to make sure all students feel they are important, and that they have worth.”

Mrs. Walter later reflects how she felt when winning the award by saying,“I felt very flattered, and very honored that people would think that I was enthusiastic and kind.” PHS students and faculty should make sure to recognize Mrs. Walter for her extraordinary efforts as a teacher, and congratulate her on winning the PEAK award.

 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

When to say Yes or No

Payson High School News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:12am
Attributions: Photo and Article by: Briton Wilson of the Lions Roar Newspaper Staff

A question that almost everyone has asked at least once in their life is when should you say yes or no to a date. Many students don’t know when they should yes or no. However, other students and teachers know exactly when you should.

Cortney Hooser a student here at Payson High School said these exact words. Say No if you are not comfortable going out in public with them. A date is in public the whole time, it will not work if you feel this way. Shalice Bascom with much enthusiasm stated, “Say Yes if there is food involved,” she expressed to me how important this is. So

SAY YES even if you don’t know them very well.  Some are too quick to judge someone just because they are brave enough to go outside their comfort zone and do something “crazy” like... try to make a new friend. It is good to go out of your comfort zone every once in awhile. Plus who doesn’t want a new friend. Sometimes though when you judge too quick you are right.

SAY NO if there is any chance of violence. Dating violence is a real thing that needs to be exposed. A healthy relationship does not include unwanted advances, pushing, name calling, aggression, hitting, or any form of violence, whether that be physical or emotional. If you are in a abusive relationship, get help right away. CDC.gov, focusing on the prevention of violence, states that “among high school students who dated, 21% of females and 10% of males experienced physical and/ or sexual dating violence.” They go on to say, “teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship. However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.” Violence can be seen from a mile away and it is not a good sign of a good person. But some of the time it can not be seen and you need to be aware.

SAY NO if they are a creeper.  A definition of creepy would include someone who causes unpleasant feelings of fear or unease. Some people are like this and they take it to the extreme such as stalking. But not everyone is like this, most are just kind of weird.

 SAY YES even if they are weird.  Everyone is weird in their own way.  The joys of dating come when you finally find someone who is as weird as you.  Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Student Sarah Mason commented, “ On the first week of school in Financial lit class I turned around to grab a paper and this kid greeted me, he said, “ hey so your name’s Sarah right?” and I was like yeah what’s yours and he was like, “ well I’m Derek(Name has been changed),” and I said oh cool nice to meet you. And then he said, “yeah so you want to go to homecoming with?” And so that’s weird. She still said yes to the date even though it was weird, and she still had a great time.  

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Monday is "Read with a Hero" from 2:00-:2:30

Taylor Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:22am
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Monday is "Read with a Hero" day at Taylor!  Students are welcome to invite their "hero" (parent, grandparent, older sibling, aunt, uncle, neighbor, etc) to come read for the last half an hour of the day!  Donuts will be served in the gym in celebration of our everyday heroes!  Please bring your favorite books from home and join us at the school from 2:00-2:30!   Make sure to sign in at the office!  

If your student is unable to bring someone to read with, there will be plenty of heroes for them to buddy up with!   We're excited to welcome you to our school and spend time together reading!   

Categories: Elementary, Payson

The Stories Behind The Unstoppable Pins

Payson High School News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:21am
Attributions: Article written by: Michelle Rushton Photo taken by: Briton Wilson

You all may have heard of the Unstoppable pins that a lot of people are getting. Well here is a little insight about who has gotten one, why, and how YOU can get one. First of all, how you can get one, is by doing some sort of kind act for another student or a teacher or helping out in organizations, or doing something for the community that stands out to your teacher, an administrator or at Student Council member.

These are a couple of students who have already gotten a pin, and how they earned it. Senior Matthew Tervort is one of the lucky people to earn not just one pin, but TWO pins! Matthew was awarded a pin from Nichelle White, for donating over $200 to Pencils of Promise,  when asked about why he donated so much Matt stated, “I actually donated twice, the first time I was in class and I only donated $107, the reason why is cause I got an extra bonus from work, just for doing extra stuff at work, so I just donated it, cause I’m not losing anything it’s just extra money. Then I had an extra $7 in my wallet so I figured why not? Then I went back, and I saw that we were in second place, so I figured if I’m gonna make this win, I’m going to make us win by a long shot! So I went and donated another $150.” Matt earned his second pin from one of his FFA teachers, Mr. Houston. He was given this pin for showing leadership. Matt explains this “In FFA we have officers, and I’m this years vice president, the reason we got them is because we do a lot of work in FFA, we help all of the kids in FFA get through and do their work.” Matt was not the only person in FFA to get an Unstoppable pin for showing leadership, there are also six other people in FFA who earned a pin.

Another student who was awarded a pin is Junior Haylee McKell. Haylee was given her pin for helping a new student who doesn’t speak English very well in her U.S. Studies class. The new student speaks Japanese and Haylee knows a little bit of the language, because she took japanese last year. She has just been helping her by explaining stuff to her that she doesn’t understand, and helping her with assignments, making sure that she understands words that she didn’t quite understand before.

There were also four boys who were awarded pins for building and surprising Derik Lowe’s family with a wooden chest in his honor.  

Now that you know some of the students who have already gotten a pin,you know how to earn one. Go out and do some good, so that you can get your Unstoppable pin!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Pawkemon Winner November 8th

Wilson Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:22am
Attributions: Mr. Rawlings

Way to go Lions! Alycia Acevedo and Marriah Prior synergized and found the Pawkemon this week! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Standing Among Heros

Park View Elementary News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:47pm

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Today, students of Park View had the privledge of standing amoung heros. Veterans that are related to Park View students and faculty were honored in a special Veterans Day assembly. The assembly was opened by a flag ceremony, The Pledge of Alligence, and the national anthem sung by Zoe Stevenson, Wyatt Alexander, Emma Anderson, and Gracie Morton. The fifth grade students helped everyone feel patriotic with songs about military and America. The veterans and their relatives stood as their heroic story was read aloud. Afterwards, they were given an American flag pin as a "thank you for your service" gift. Lastly, veterans and their families were celebrated with a victory lab around the school. 

We want to thank all men and women who have served in the military, we appreciate you, we love you, and we stand proud to be Americans. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Thursday, 11/9/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:09pm
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Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Collin Vincent and Cherokee Turpin for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Collin was nominated by Mrs. Reber for being an all around friendly and helpful guy. Cherokee was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for turning in a personal item of someone who had misplaced it.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Wednesday, 11/8/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:01pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Rebeca Serrano and Jose Magana for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Rebeca was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for turning in a cell phone which she found.  Jose was nominated by Mrs. Lundell for outstanding academics and an amazing test score.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

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