MNJHS Winter Sports Captains Academy

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:56pm
Attributions: Lynn Harmer, Lauren Bush

MNJHS winter sports captains recently had the opportunity to attend the Nebo School District Captains Academy.  This event focuses on the principals of good sportsmanship and team leadership skills.

Students participating from MNJHS were:

Mo Draper - Basketball

Enoch Vance - Wrestling

Brett Renzello - Basketball

Skylee Draper - Basketball

Zayden Godfrey - Basketball

'Chris Loveless, Assistant Principal at Payson High School and former coach, presented to the students on sportsmanship. He said this event has a tremendous impact on the students who participate.

“I think this is a great opportunity for students,” Loveless said. “They are able to learn some very important skills, interact with other students, and then they can return to their schools and influence their other teammates based on what they learn here.”

Dustin Smith, founder and president of the organization “Especially for Athletes” spoke to the students about leadership. He emphasized that leadership is thinking outward and being humble.

“It’s important to not get caught up in the ‘disease of me,’” Smith said. “Just because you’re a leader, it doesn’t meant that you deserve more recognition or praise or that you should be appreciated more than your counterparts. True leadership respects others.”

Troy Bohling, Coordinator of School Services, said that this event promotes camaraderie and good sportsmanship between the schools.

“What I love the most is to see the interaction between the tables,” Bohling said. “These students compete against each other all the time, but they like each other and it’s really fun to see them work together.”'- Nebo School District


Categories: Payson, Secondary

PHS Swim Team Hype Video

Payson High School News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:37am
Attributions: Kaden Flippen

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Penny Wars Thank You

Payson High School News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:36am
Attributions: Jose Valle and Max Bennion

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Come Support MNJHS Basketball TODAY, Nov. 30th!

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:51pm

Please come support our AMAZING Panther basketball teams today, November 30th.  Both the boys and girls teams will be playing PJHS at MNJHS today.  Both games begin at 3:30.  Let's have a huge turn out and turn it up for our Panthers!




-Girls’ Basketball Schedule

11/30:  Payson Jr @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30

12/4:  Mt. Nebo BYE

12/7:  Spanish Fork Jr @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30

12/11:  Mt. Nebo @ Salem Jr, 3:30

12/14:  Diamond Fork @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30

12/18:  Mt. Nebo @ Springville Jr, 3:30

1/4:  Mt. Nebo @ Mapleton Jr, 3:30

1/8:  Mt. Nebo @ Payson Jr, 3:30

1/11:  Provo @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30

1/16:  Mt. Nebo @ Spanish Fork Jr, 3:30

1/18:  Salem Jr @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30

1/22:  Mt. Nebo @ Diamond Fork Jr, 3:30

1/25:  Springville Jr @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30

1/29:  Mapleton Jr @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30

2/1-2:  District Tournament Games

2/6:  Girls’ Championship Game @ Springville High School, 5:00 p.m.


-Boys’ Basketball Schedule

11/30:  Payson Jr @ Mt Nebo, 3:30

12/4:  Mt Nebo BYE

12/7:  Spanish Fork Jr @ Mt Nebo, 3:30

12/11:  Mt Nebo @ Salem Jr, 3:30

12/14:  Diamond Fork @ Mt Nebo, 3:30

12/18:  Mt Nebo @ Springville Jr, 3:30

1/4:  Mt Nebo @ Mapleton Jr, 3:30

1/8:  Mt Nebo @ Payson Jr, 3:30

1/11:  Mt Nebo BYE

1/16:  Mt Nebo @ Spanish Fork Jr, 3:30

1/18:  Salem Jr @ Mt Nebo, 3:30

1/22:  Mt Nebo @ Diamond Fork Jr, 3:30

1/25:  Springville Jr @ Mt Nebo, 3:30

1/29:  Mapleton Jr @ Mt Nebo, 3:30

2/1-2:  District Tournament

2/6:  Boys’ Championship Game @ Springville High School, 7:00 p.m.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Free Cheese

Wilson Elementary News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:26pm


There was a district surplus of sliced cheese. On Friday, December 1st, starting at 1:30 P.M., you are welcome to stop by the Wilson cafeteria and pick-up a 5 pound brick of sliced cheese. We are planning on one brick per family until we run out. The cheese has been frozen. It has an expiration date of December 30, 2017

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Mary Poppins Auditions TODAY, Nov. 30, After School

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:46am
Attributions: John Caldwell

Mary Poppins Auditions are finally here!!! They are TODAY after school in the little theater. Please prepare a one minute song preferably from a musical. Sign-up sheets are on the glass between Mr. Sumen's and Mr. Caldwell's rooms. If you want to be a dancer only, auditions will be held on Friday after school please prepare a one minute combination of your choice. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Caldwell.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Kindergarten Student Invited to Kentucky after Winning Art Contest

Taylor Elementary News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 9:12am
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"Zach Greenhow, in Mrs. Sumens class, took second place in the preschool/kindergarten category in the American Printing House InSights Art Competition for the Blind and Visually Impaired (APH). Zach was invited to Louisville Kentucky to accept his second place award at the annual APH awards ceremony. His art was featured in an exhibit with other winners and he was able to take part in a Meet the Artist event where he got to talk about his artwork with the public and other winners. At the awards banquet he got to stand on stage before hundreds of people to accept his award from the president of APH."

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Turkey Trot

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 9:33pm

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Students had the chance to earn tickets for prizes before the Thanksgiving break. For each lap they did during lunch recess students got a ticket. Tickets were drawn during the gobbling contest for different treats.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 11/28/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:07pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Ashton Neil and Daaelynn Keele for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Ashton was nominated by Mrs. Davis for his good work, following directions, and being curious about things in life. Daaelynn was nominated by Mr. Rees for always being positive and willing to help.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Take a Veteran to School Day

Barnett Elementary News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:26pm
Attributions: Amy Davis
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Barnett Bulldogs honored local Veterans in their Veterans Day Assembly on November 10. The Barnett Choir sang a series of songs that honored the Veterans. The whole school joined in on a song for the grand finale. After the assembly, Veterans went to classrooms as part of "Take a Veteran to School". They told stories, showed artifacts from their time in the service, and answered questions from the students. This is one of the most special days of the whole school year where we were able to meet fathers and mother, grandparents, uncles and aunts who serve and served our country.  Thank you to the men and women in the military for everything you do. We love you.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

The Top 3 Students in Payson

Payson High School News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:23am
Attributions: By: Jerica Smith Lion's Roar Newspaper
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Claire Rowley, Gavin Scholl, and Madison Houston were chosen for the Academic All-State this year at Payson High.  The Academic All-State is organized by the UHSAA, Utah High School Academic Association, the students are chosen by the state. In order to receive this award students must maintain a exemplementry GPA, and a high ACT score. Sports is a big commitment and Academic All-State is here to recognize the students who kept their grades up. Utah wants to recognize the athletes who do well on the field, the court, and the classroom.

Students must have at least a 3.75 GPA . This year a lot of Students qualified, so students with a 4.0 have a better chance to make it. The school had 3 amazing students who qualified: Claire Rowley for soccer, Gavin Scholl for football, and Madison Houston for Volleyball.  Mr. Archer said, “It’s a great challenge, these kids should be here at school, for school not for sports.” The students are recognized during the last game of the year and are given a plaque. Claire Rowley’s advice for the juniors is, “Don’t give up on your grades, even if it seems hard.”

Categories: Payson, Secondary

The Story Behind Krislynn Hurd

Payson High School News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:23am
Attributions: By: Michelle Rushton of the Lions Roar Newspaper

Of all the students at payson high school, Krislynn is one you should definitely take the time to get to know.

Krislynn is student in the UCBT (Utah Community Based Transition class), taught by Mrs. Liddle. Her favorite class is art, she loves to just draw freestyle, and her favorite things to color with are, colored pencils and with paint. Her best friend is Arianna Gregerson. She likes to read. Her favorite food is meatloaf without mashed potatoes.Her favorite color is red. She thinks that the student body are really nice, and good at including her and the other students in all of the activities that they are involved in. She loves to listen to country music.

 When asked, Krislynn’s teacher said, “Krislynne does a good job in class. She stays on task and does what she is supposed to do. She is taking a clothing class, U.S. Government, art, drama, and seminary, so she is out in the general education environment quite a bit. She also loves cats.”

Categories: Payson, Secondary


Spring Lake Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:34pm
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Mr. Lai's class had fun doing some pointillism art making these cornucopias come to life. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Thanksgiving Play

Spring Lake Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:02pm
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Mrs. Taylor's First-grade class has been practicing a Thanksgiving play for their parents. They invited their fifth-grade buddies from Mr. Lai's and Ms. Grover's class. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

5th Grade Wax Museum

Park View Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:34pm
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Did you visit the wax museum this month? These 5th graders did a spectacular job acting as famous figures in history. If you didn’t get a chance to see their performance, have no fear, we have pictures!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Utah Opera Assembly

Park View Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:11pm
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Utah Opera came to Park View and taught about the four different voice ranges: bass, mezzo, soprano, and tenor. The opera singers put on several different skits that accompanied different opera pieces, their voices were incredible! The assembly was made possible due to the POPS program of Utah (Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools) 

Thanks Utah Opera for educating us on the amazing art of opera!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

November Students of the Month

Payson Junior High School News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:29am
Attributions: Article & Photos by Allison Mower

Each month, teachers from one department at PJHS pick students who are respectful, hard-working, and show genuine kindness to those around them. These students then become the Students of the Month. The students of the month for November are Gage Hooper, Riann Joel, Willow Welch, Dillan Hayward, Tatumn Coon, and Jaden Wickham. Great job being kind and amazing!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Monday, 11/27/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:01pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Eder Melo and Danika Taylor for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, November 27, 2017. Eder was nominated by Ms. Brady for helping another student clean up a mess in the hallway. Danika was nominated by Mrs. Davis for working hard and caring about other people.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Boys and Girls Basketball TODAY, 11/27

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:53pm

Our MNJHS Panthers and Lady Panthers will both be playing pre-season games today, November 27th.  The Lady Panthers will be playing Provo, in Provo at 3:30pm.  The boys will be playing Rockwell Charter, here at MNJHS, at 4:00.  Our season opener for both teams will be this Thursday, November 30th, at 3:30 in the MNJHS boys and girls gyms.  We will be playing Payson Jr.

  • Mon, Nov 27—Girls Basketball at Provo 3:30
  • Mon, Nov 27—Boys Basketball vs. Rockwell Charter at Home 4:00pm
  • Thurs, Nov 30—Boys & Girls Basketball vs Payson Jr. at Home 3:30


Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 11/21/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:48pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Nicholas Pollock and Angelica Figueroa for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Nicholas was nominated by Mr. KJ for always having a positive attitude and following directions.  Angelica was nominated by Mrs. Ewell for working hard to make up assignments and being respectful.

Categories: Payson, Secondary