MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Wednesday, 10/18/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:54pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Stephanie Zavala and Febe Bermudez for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Stephanie was nominated by Mrs. Solorzano for being a great role model in LIA. Febe was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for being honest and turning in lost money.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 10/17/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:47pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Ivan Hernandez And Isaac Nielsen for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Ivan was nominated by Mr. Powell for participating in class discussions and helping others. Isaac was nominated by Mrs. Wilson for turning in a phone that was lost.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

BYU Freshman Tour, October 18, 2017

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:17pm
Attributions: Jenn Moxon
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MNJHS students had the opportunity to tour BYU campus today, October 18, 2017. Our students learned about opportunities to further their education, programs offered, and facilities available to students. Their tour also included information on the admissions process, overall campus life, financial aid, scholarships, and extracurricular opportunities. We want to encourage all students at MNJHS to reach their goals by pursuing higher education after high school. #pantherpride

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Box Tops Competition

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:42pm
Attributions: Mrs. Orr
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Can you find the winning class of our box top competition? I'll give you a clue, that particular witch is sporting 23 stripes on her hat. That's right! Congratulations Mrs. McFarland's class; collectively you brought in 575 box tops, earning your class free tickets to Jaker's pumpkin patch.

Thank you everyone who participated and sent in box tops. It was really fun watching these hats grow. (If you missed getting your box tops in before the competition ended or you're saving your box tops for a later competition, you may want to double check and make sure they're not going to expire. Many box tops will be expiring Nov 1st.

Categories: Elementary, Payson


Taylor Elementary News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:17am

Book Fair dates are October 23rd through 27th

Hours:  Monday~8:30 - 9:00 am; Tuesday ~ Friday:  8:30 - 9:00 am & 3:15 -3:45 pm also Thursday SEPs 3:15 - 9:00 pm

Online Book Fair:

$1Pencil Gram:  Send a pencil gram to your son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, teacher or friend for just $1.00.  The pencil gram will be delivered to their class the next day.  These are available at the Book Fair.  

Hat Day will be October 27th.  If you would live to wear a hat, bring a $1.00 and donate it to the Book Fair and you can wear a hat to school ALL DAY!

Come and enjoy the great books at the Book Fair!


Categories: Elementary, Payson

4th Grade Studies Native Americans

Taylor Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:46pm

Taylor's fourth grade classes have been learning about Native American tribes in Utah.  These student recently had the opportunity to have a special visitor at their school, Eileen Quintana of Title VII Indian Education for Nebo School District.  Eileen brought with her many items that are unique to the Navajo culture. Students were able to see infant cradle boards, jingle dresses, blankets, a bow, dolls, dresses, teepee models , head dresses, articles of clothing and dream catcher baskets. Eileen also brought pictures of hogans and sheep farms from the Navajo resevations. Thank you Eileen for giving our students the chance to learn about the Navajo culture here in Utah.   

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Red Ribbon Week 500 Mile Walk

Payson Junior High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:57pm
Attributions: Photos by Cheri Campbell
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Today at Payson Jr. High, we held an assembly to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Students participated in the 500 Mile Walk touting the anti-bullying posters they'd made with the help of their teachers and fellow classmates. At the assembly, students sang encouraging songs to help us remember the importance of being a friend to everyone. We also heard from some of the baseball players at Brigham Young University who shared some of their experiences and wisdom about being kind and choosing good friends. It was a wonderful experience for everyone involved! Remember, Grizzlies: bullying is trash. Kick it to the curb!

Categories: Payson, Secondary


Wilson Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:02pm
Attributions: Nebo School District

UPSTART is a free, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that will give your child a fun start in reading, math, and science (with a focus on reading) in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Please see attached flyers.


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Second Grade Zoo Visit

Wilson Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:52pm
Attributions: Mrs. Lowe
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Second grade had the opportunity to have the Hogle Zoo outreach program visit their classrooms. They were introduced to the various habitats in Utah; and they were than given a variety of items to explore to determine which habitats they came from.  We were than introduced to animals from the wetlands and desert habitats.  We learned that to work at a zoo we need to get a college degree in a field like zoology and volunteer lots of time working with animals. Way to go Lions!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Jumping At Recess

Spring Lake Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:51am
Attributions: Mrs. Cofie

Third-grade jumping circle at recess.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Enter At Your Own Risk

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:38am
Attributions: Article and Photos by Ryan Craig
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Everyone talks about football, basketball, and baseball but we never talk about alternate sports like skateboarding. Skateboarding is a very difficult sport to become good at. It takes a lot of time and dedication. These kids are out there every day practicing and they deserve some recognition.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

PHS Volleyball

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:33am
Attributions: Unknown


One of the most enjoyed sports in the fall here at PHS is certainly volleyball. There’s a unique feeling to volleyball that there isn’t in any other sport. And the girls volleyball team here at PHS have played proudly for their  school and  have shown respect and courtesy to their opponents. And as easy as volleyball may look, most people may come to find that it can be quite difficult.   

Categories: Payson, Secondary

New Things at Payson

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:15am
Attributions: By: Emily Miller
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Payson High is constantly changing and improving. Not only scholastically, but also physically. Over the summer Payson High was upgraded. If you haven’t noticed, there are new things all around the school. The school has new and improved drinking fountains, widened concrete walkways, new senior banners, and new bulletin boards. These changes are very exciting, so be sure to check out the new features in our school.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Monday, 10/16/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00am

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Mason Rasmussen and Chezney Ortega for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, October 16, 2017. Mason was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for finding and turning in another student's personal belonging.  Chezney was nominated by Mr. Powell for being engaged in lessons and excited when ideas make sense.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Friday, 10/13/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:57am

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Bristol Peterson and Julian Patino for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, October 13, 2017. Bristol was nominated by Mr. Powell for showing respect, helping others, turning in all work, and asking encouraging questions. Julian was nominated by Mrs. Ewell for helping with an afterschool project.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Bulldog Pride in September

Barnett Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:04am
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Just like that- the month of September has come and gone. However, within that month a few Top Dogs and Leaders stood out amongst the crowd. On Friday, September 29, we had our Bulldog Pride Assembly where we recognized those Top Dogs and Leaders of each class, and they received a certificate for their achievement. Students also learned where their pack stood in our Pack Points! Right now, Yellow is in the lead, but it is a super close race. The assembly came to a close, as our Top Dogs and Leaders did a victory lap through the halls of the school where students, teachers, and parents stood and cheered the students on for their success! Congratulations to those Top Dogs and Leaders! Barnett sure does have some awesome kids! Not only do we have awesome kids, but some pretty awesome teachers. Congratulations to our Alpha Dogs this month, Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Davis!

Top Dog:

Kindergarten: EllieMae Mellor, Kyri Gregory

TK: Brandon Crawley

1st:Jordin Salas,Brynlee Larson, Briggs Mechem

2nd: Sam Anton, Riah Tingey, Ashton Swasey

3rd: Kenia Najarro, Tanner Brindley, Dawson Egbert

4th: Emmalee Epps, Katelyn Caldwell, Emery Christensen

5th: Henry Draper, Craig Humpherys, Alexa Gonzalez

6th: McKenzie Mitchell , Kaden Kirkwood, Chloe Marshall

UEI: Mackinzey Critchlow, Chase Esplin

Leaders of the Month

Kindergarten: Lahni Miramontes, Kylar Nichols

Tk: Anthony Rivas

1st: Benjamin Miramontes, Maya Davis, Naedelin Galvan

2nd: Paige Bagshaw, Maddison Luckau, Molly Hixson

3rd: Ricardo Alvarez, Spencer Waite, Gordon Wilson

4th: Addison Pugmire, Breanna Bryson, Kyston Owens

5th: Kymber Rosenbaum, Abbey Sunday, Ethan Reaves

6th: Jason Christensen, Jocelynn Oblad, Laura Waite

UEI: Alec Cefalo, Breanna White


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Ancient Egypt

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:21pm
Attributions: Mrs. Howard
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Students have been learning about Egypt in art and learning all about what life was like. You need to visit the school to see this display, pictures don't do it justice. Classes worked on different things. 

Household pots were made from river clay. The clay was first prepared by adding fine sand to make it easier to work. The potters then shaped the vessels using the coil method and smoothed then inside and out to a remarkably even thickness. Pots were then 'Fired' to make the clay hard and water tight. 

Death Masks completed the mummy. Royal masks were made of gold, while others were made of linen or papyrus and painted to look like gold.

The Collar necklace was seen on the "Royals" clothing, as well as the priests. Gold jewels adorned the collar.

Many beautiful objects have survived from ancient Egypt, indicating that the Egyptians were skilled and creative. They made papyrus sheets to write on, and rich adorned their houses with ornaments and fabrics.

A Cartouche was your name or signature in Hieroglyphs. Egyptians used 27 hieroglyphs, or signs, to represent sounds. There were an additional 700, which could be used in various combinations to give particular meanings or else to represent groups of two or three consonants.

Worn by rich and poor, men and women, and even some sacred animals. Elaborate costume jewelry was worn to adorn otherwise plain clothing and as a sign of social position.

The Chariot was introduced to Egypt by the Hyksos from southern Palestine. The rich were the only people able to afford chariots.

Worn by many Egyptians who shaved their head or kept their hair short. Elaborately curled and beaded wigs were worn on special occasions. The base was made from a net of woven hair with individual strands looped into the netting.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Happy Boss Day!

Barnett Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:51pm
Attributions: Bobbi Diamond

Today, Barnett got to celebrate our principal.  Barnett is lucky to have a truly GREAT leader in Mrs. Stoddard. “A great leader has brains, vision, soul, values, and heart.” She’s got it all and we are so lucky to have her! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

THANK YOU FOR HELPING AT Night of the Heroes!

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:43pm

We would like to thank the following Heroes and businesses for helping us SO MUCH to make our Night of the Heroes so successful!

Night of the Heroes Heroes: Helicopter-Life Flight Mtn View Hospital, K-9 unit, George the Crossing Guard, Apple Farmer, tractor-Mr Ellsworth, Contractor-Bob Provstgaard, Veterans from the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Dentist-Dr Jon Chisholm, Superheroes-Batman, Batgirl, Black Widow, Ray, Spiderman, Superman, Supergirl, Chiropractor-Dr Jim King, Chemist- Linda Walker, Miss Spanish Fork-Hope King, Biologist/Educator- Dr. Mark Belk, Nurturing Nations charity founder-Laura Belk, Artist-Mr Mayhew, Taylor Tiger- Roary, Ambulance, Fire Fighters, Policemen, Coach, Skyhawk, Student Council, Athletes, cheerleaders-Salem Hills High School, Coach, Lion,Student Council, Athletes, - Payson High School, BYU Cougars Basketball team and team trainer -Mr Ramos, Nurse Practitioner-Chelsea Bringhurst, Author-Dr Richard Bennett PhD, Electrician-Mr Ellsworth, Farmer-Manglesons, Cowboy Poetry-Bill Wright and Kevin Elma, ER Nurse, Radiology tech-Mountain View Hospital, Ms Utah, Juggling Jay, Mt. Nebo Jr High Latinos in Action and Student Council and Taylor Tiger Teachers and Staff

Night of Heroes Donators:

Costa Vida, Little Caesars, Fat Jacks, Sip N, Papa Murphy's, Burger King, Good Tyme, Roll with it Creamery, Tsing Tao, Daylight Donuts, Taco Time, Mi Rancherito, Cold Stone, Rocky Mountain Choc Factory, Chik-filet, Ruby River, India Palace, Dairy Queen, Roxy Juice, Terra Mia, Sub Zero, Hu Hot, Papa Johns, Cubby’s, Culvers, Maceys, Swig, The Healing Attic Massage, American Beauty Academy, Sports Clips, Just My Style, Heather Blackhurst Massage, Gracie Lou’s Quilt Shop, Rod Works, Mia’s, Target,, Indigo and Sage, Pyper and Plum, Anytime Fitness, Payson Total Fitness, Valvoline SF Oil and Lube, Nightmare on 13, Country Farm Fest, McCoards Pumpkin Fest/corn maze, Stadium Cinemas, Hale Center Theater Orem, Covey Center, Tuacahn, Emerald Eve, Escape Key, Heber Valley Railroad, Clark Planetarium, Get Out Games, Payson Ropes Course, Ron Gordons Tire, The Dug Out Texaco, Daves Classic detailing, Big O, Auto Works, Little Giant Ladders, Ace Hardware, Snyders Chem Dry, Melanie Rice Photography, Lemontine Photography, Quality Inn, Ellerback Mansion, Chamberlain Pediatric Dentistry, Jon Chisholm Family Dentistry, Trapnell Orthodontics, Red Rock Orthodontics, The Bizzy Biddy Boutique, Mel Hanks and Sons Furniture, Kearsten Van Ausdal Furniture, AT&T, Plunder Jewelry, Orem Owlz, BYU, Studio C, UVU, Olsens Garden Shoppe, Laura Kay’s Garden Shoppe, Rochelle Meyer Quilting, Pam Turner Farmers Market, Debbie Camp sewing, Southwick Plumbing, Chalk Couture, Flity Aprons-Lori Hardy, Pebbles in My Pocket, Copy Central, Jolley’s Pharmacy, Payson Pharmacy, Kneaders, Forget Me Not Floral, Rocky Mtn ATV, Scentsy, Carrabbas, Wall Brothers Apples, Pioneer Party and Gifts, Temkin, Doug Smith Chevrolet, Mini Moustachery, Lula Roe, Piggytail Princess

Night of Heroes Sponsors: 

Keystone Insurance, MHS Signs, Best Deals Springs, B &M Garage, Skiba, Chamberlain Dentistry, Zions Builders, Red Rock Orthodontics, J&R Scraping, MK Construction

Categories: Elementary, Payson