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Kennedy Ercanbrack – 9TH GRADE
Mt. Nebo Jr. High School
Kennedy Ercanbrack, an 8th grade student at Mt. Nebo Jr. High, was nominated to receive the Payson City Mayor’s Award for the month of January. Kennedy is a kind and considerate student at MNJHS. We are thrilled to have her receive this award from the Payson City Council.
Here's what some of Kennedy's teachers had to say about her:
Kennedy is a smart, resourceful student. Kennedy immediately grasps concepts with ease and always provides thoughtful insights to class discussions. She is an accomplished student and a dedicated friend to her classmates. It is a pleasure to have her in class.
Kennedy has a plethora of great qualities: she is kind, intelligent, friendly to everyone, and she demonstrates great leadership. But the most impressive trait she demonstrates is that she is fearless. In choir it is an intimidating experience to audition for a solo. And, even though she is so nervous she sometimes shakes, she has never missed an opportunity to audition. It is an impressive use of courage. I am proud to have her in Women's choir.
Kennedy has a scientific mind. She loves to push questions to explore the world around her. Her persistence and determination to gain answers to her intriguing questions serves her and others around her well. Kennedy's ideas are inspirational. It is a pleasure to be her teacher.Kennedy never shies away from responsibility. If she sees something that needs to be done, she does it without being asked. She always takes the lead when presented with a task. Not only is Kennedy a good academic student, but she is kind, thoughtful, understanding and fun to be around. She is willing to learn and teach others. Kennedy is an excellent example of the ROAR of Mt. Nebo Jr. High. Congratulations Kennedy!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Matthew Linville and Saige Campbell for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, January 5, 2018. Matthew was nominated by Mrs. Barker for organizing and plugging in her chromebooks. Saige was nominated by Mrs. Reber for always being helpful and friendly in class.
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Barnett Elementary awarded Top Dogs and Leaders of the month in December. This month, as crazy as it was, resulted in great acts of academics and leadership in the classroom. How lucky are we at Barnett Elementary to have so many leaders to choose from. Not only do we have great students are Barnett Elementary, but also great faculty members. Our Alpha Dogs for December were Mrs. DeNaughel and Mrs. Standish. Here are December's Top Dogs and Leaders of the month.
Blair Terry, Angy Gomez, Paityn Hutchison, Logan Everett, Mason McFadden, Bentley Hanks, Tyler Kearns, Faith Palea, Rylee Fullmer, Kaidence Peck, Tucker John, Yoselyn Gomez, Emeli Gomez, Megan Fletcher, Avangeline Manuta, Makayla Cook, Carter Ruch, Harrison Egbert, Mason Pierce, Wade Hoover, Andrew Evon, Aaron Smith, Thomas Stowell
Leaders of the Month:
Olivia Pugmire, Samantha Villegas, Kaylee Jensen, Christopher Stephens, Rebecca Reinitz, Cole Deschamps, Jenevieve Pierre, Kylee Lance, Holly Christensen, Gracie Smith, Gabriella Greenhalgh, McKenna Terry, Kyara Miramontes, Noah St. John, Roselia Gomez, Addilyn Finlinson, Cameron Blue, Brooklyn Derfler, Jessica Villegas, Katelyn Pugmire, Azalea Ottosen, Alexa De La Torre, Andrew Dean, Eliza Bennett
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Antonio Magdaleno and Awnika Lunnam for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Antonio was nominated by Mr. Rather for being a hard worker in woodshop and being respectful. Awnika was nominated by Mr. Wilson for being honest and returning money that dropped on the floor.
On Monday, January 8, 2018, Nebo School District will present a Parent Awareness Night under Utah House Bill 329, "Programs for Youth Protection." The topics of discussion will include improving mental health, and safety planning with youth; several community service providers will be present to answer questions and help individuals access services. This event will take place on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 6:30 pm at Spanish Fork High School (99 N 300 W Spanish Fork, Utah) in the auditorium. Some schools will grant their students detention credit if they attend with their parents.
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The recipient of the Mayor Award for January is PJHS student Viviana Lopez. Viviana was selected for this award because of her hard work in school, her willingness to participate and help others, and her positive attitude. Here are what some of Viviana's teachers have to say:
Viviana Lopez was elected LIA president by her peers. She's an excellent leader and always does her best efforts to have a friendly environment to make everybody feel that anything is possible. Viviana is organized, a hard worker, and an achieved student. I have no doubt that Viviana will accomplish whatever she chooses to do in life. I see daily how her peers seek her out everyday, that is the highest praise anyone can give. - Mrs. Padlock
Viviana is great at participating in class and helping those around her. She is always trying to solve problems on her own, but is not shy about asking for help when she needs to. She is a hard worker and a great student to be the recipient of the Mayor's Award! - Ms. Failes
She is so helpful in ESL. She always tries to answer the questions in group discussions - and most of the time is spot on! She is a kind student - looking out for people who need extra help. - Ms. Clayton
Vivi is a fun and vivacious personality who is a hard worker and a good example to others in the school. - Mr. Davis
I had Viviana last year, but she was always a good student. She also was willing to help those around her in class when they didn't understand. I also know that she is very involved in LIA and does that. What a rockstar! - Ms. LeBaron
Viviana is a student who doesn't go unnoticed. She quietly comes in each day ready to work and do her best. Viviana is diligent about coming prepared daily and putting in her best effort. I love her happy disposition and her willingness to participate--she is a model student and a fine example to her peers. Congrats! - Mrs. Gillie
Great work, Viviana! Thank you for being a Grizzly Hero!
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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 January 5th 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 email@example.com.
(Click "NEXT" at the top of this post to reach the PDF Link to the registration form.)
Our 7 Habits focus for January is #3: “Put First Things First.”
Students who Puts First Things First: Spend time on things that are most important. Say no to things they should not do. Set priorities, make a schedule, and follow a plan. Are disciplined and organized.
Nebo School District is pleased to announce their new mobile app designed specifically to keep families better informed and connected to what’s going on in our schools. The new Nebo School District mobile app is available for both Apple and Android devices. The app will deliver real time school news to a smart-device for fast, up-to-date access. The app will feature: The latest district and school news, push notifications about breaking news, closures, weather, events, and more, photos from school events, maps with school locations, phone numbers, and staff information. Click on the picture for instructions on how to install it on your mobile device today!
Choir meets on Mondays right after school from 2:30-3:30. Boys and girls grades 2-6 can be in the choir. They will perform for the school during the day sometime in May and on April 30th at 7:00 pm for family and friends. To help the choir be as incredible as possible, it is important for memebers of the choir to come to all rehearsals and to be respectful to all other choir students and the choir director Miss Diana. Uniforms for choir performances is a choir shirt and plain dark blue or black pants. The choir shirt does not change from year to year. The cost of the choir shirt is $5.00.
If you are interested in being in Park View's after school Choir, please fill out the form (found in the school office) and pay $5.00. Miss Diana is excited to sing with you and has some really fun songs planned!
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Please click below to read our January Newsletter.
Thursday, January 11th, from 3:00-9:00pm, is SEP Conference night! We are looking forward to talking with you about your child, celebrating their accomplishments, and making goals to help them progress. Please sign up for a time withthe link below to meet with your child's teacher. We can't wait to see you!
*Note: If you would like to sign up via a mobile device, you cannot edit it without the Google Sheets app (which is a free download).
1. Click on the Google Doc link.
2. In the top right corner is an edit button (looks like a pencil). Click on it.
3. A message will pop up with a button that says "USE THE APP." Click on it, and it will take you directly to the Google Sheets app at the app store.
4. Download the app. Once that is done, you can edit the Google Doc.
A very warm welcome back to our Taylor Tigers! We hope your break was enjoyable with friends and family. We look forward to a Happy New Year and a wonderful second half to the school year.
SEP CONFERENCE: Upcoming SEP Conferences will be held, January 11th. . Our SEP Conferences are scheduled for January 11th from 3:30-8:30.
Below you will find the link for your child's grade level. Please go to your child's teacher's name and sign up for an available time that you would like. If you have more than one child, you may sign-up for all their conferences as well. *Please note that PreSchool and Kindergarten teachers will contact you to schedule your conferences with them. Watch for more information coming from them soon. Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at SEP Conferences!
1st - 3rd Grade SEP sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C4FADAB2DA5FF2-january
4th - 6th Grade SEP sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C4FADAB2DA5FF2-january1
END OF TERM REWARD: We are excited to be able to take 1st through 6th grade to the movies on Jan. 19th as the end of term behaivior reward. We will be watching the movie Paddington 2. All students that have not been suspended either in school or out of school and/or received less than 2 tickets this term will be able to attend this reward field trip. A permission slip will be coming home soon for parents to sign giving your student permission to go. I will be sending out individual notes or phone calls to the parents of those who do not qualify to go.
PARKING!: 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, not block cross walk area, use parking stalls not pull through lanes if you need to enter the building. PLEASE DO NOT PARK BEHIND THE CARS THAT ARE PARKED ON 100 SOUTH!! This blocks people in and it is so dangerous for students to be entering cars in this area!
WINTER WEATHER: With the winter months and more severe weather conditions of winter (that may come this year....who knows. :)) we wanted to review our inclement weather and student illness 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 arriving earlier, the building will be open at 8:00 for students to wait for the start of class in the front office area.
•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. If it is to be a prolonged indoor stay (longer than 3 days) please send a note from the doctor.
•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).
•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. If we need to evacuate the school we would go to LDS Church (on 100 S, the green church). All teachers and staff members will remain at school to care for the students. Unless otherwise notified, we will release students only to responsible adults or family members.
Have a wonderful afternoon!
*1/2 School Resumes from Christmas Break
*1/4 PTA Meetings
*1/11 Parent Teacher Conferences/Last day of Term 2
*1/12 District Development Day- No School
*1/15 MLK Holiday- No School
*1/16 SCC at 12:30
*1/19 End of Term Behavior Reward to Movies
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Layne Osborn and Megan Liddle for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Layne was nominated by Mr. Rather for being hardworking and someone he can count on and respect. Megan was nominated by Mr. Robinson for being outstanding, having great grades, being polite, having a friendly attitude, and being a good example.
Abraham Figueroa – 9TH GRADE
Mt. Nebo Jr. High School
Abraham Figueroa, a 9th grade student at Mt. Nebo Jr. High, was nominated to receive the Payson City Mayor’s Award for the month of December. Abraham is a hard working student at MNJHS. We are thrilled to have him receive this award from the Payson City Council.
"Abraham is an exceptional young man. Although new to our school this year, he is friendly to everyone. Teachers, students, and others involved at Mt. Nebo Junior High comment on his willingness to work, his kindness, and his can-do attitude. Abraham is conscientious about his learning and grades. He completes all assigned work, including extra credit, on time. He fixes mistakes on assignments and tests to help him understand better. Although Abraham is focused on doing his best, he is also willing to help others achieve. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Abraham patiently works with other Spanish-speaking students to help them understand the math. Because of his dedication to learning, his compassion for others, and his commitment to being his best, I expect to see Abraham do impressive things in his life!" - MNJHS Faculty Member
Monday, Jan. 1
Happy New Year
Tuesday, Jan. 2
2:30 School Community Council
- Wednesday, Jan. 3
7:00 Boys Basketball @ Mt. Crest/Girls Basketball @ Wasatch
Thursday, Jan. 4
6:00 Hope Squad Training in the faculty room
7:00 Wrestling @ Wasatch
Friday, Jan. 5
7:00 Girls Basketball VS Orem
7:00 Boys Basketball @ Orem
Swimming @ St. George through Sat. Jan. 6th
Wrestling @ Richardson Tournament in Box Elder through Sat. Jan. 6th
Saturday, Jan. 6
Drill Team Competition @ UVU
JV Wrestling Tournament @ Provo