The Big Tree Hike

Payson Junior High School News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 7:34am

The spring hike is coming up on May 22nd! The Big Tree Hike is an 8-mile hike at the bottom of Payson Canyon. Students who haven't participated in a school hike previously will be required to pass a physical and written test to qualify. If interested, please attend the meeting on May 8th for all the details. It's going to be an awesome experience!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Spring Lake earns ENERGY STAR certification!

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 9:38pm

We are excited to announce that Spring Lake Elementary has earned ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the third year!

Next time you visit, check out the little blue label on display at our entrance - it represents proven, verified superior energy performance over a 12-month period.  In fact, ENERGY STAR certified buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide.

We appreciate our faculty and staff who have take simple actions to reduce energy waste, such as turning off lights in empty classrooms, shutting down computers, and reporting energy waste to school administration.  These simple actions have resulted in substantial cost savings.  We appreciate everyone for being a part of our sustainability story. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Bulldog Pride in March

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:11pm
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Just before spring break, Barnett Bulldogs celebrated at another Bulldog Pride Assembly. We were able to be entertained by our Barnett Cheer Squad! Go Bulldogs! The students chosen for our assemblies, are elected by their teachers for their outstanding leadership and hard work in the classroom. To be a Top Dog or Leader of the Month is an outstanding acheivement! Congratulations to our Top Dogs and Leaders of the month for March! We are also surrounded by great teachers and faculty at Barnett. Congratulations to Mrs. Coker and Mrs. Bradley! 


Top Dogs:

TK: Jace Cross

Kindergarten: Haizlee Girot, Sadielyn Brindley, Celeste Powell

1st Grade: Joseph Duenas-Hernandez, Trinity Thompson

2nd Grade: Zac Albright, Katie Horn, Oakley Holdaway

3rd Grade: Xander Smith, Carter Mang, Porter Howard

4th Grade: Xavier Mitchell, Taylor Humphries, Brooks Larsen

5th Grade: Jamen Monsen, Ty Webster, Tasha King

6th Grade: Wylee Jones, Yaretzi Salmeron, Megan Durrant

UEI: Chase Esplin

Leaders of the Month

TK: Rachel Oliphant

Kindergarten: Cooper Harris, Brinlee Girot, Ilyanna Ray

1st Grade: Kutler Jackson, Micheal Storrer, Drayden Jenkins

2nd Grade: Elijah Palea, Briseht Magana, Olivia Haslam

3rd Grade: Ellie Brunger, Milo Ylinen, Abbie Jensen

4th Grade: Xochilt Pina, Sion Martin, Taz Fullmer

5th Grade: Henry Draper, Abigail Miramontes, Madelynn Neubert

6th Grade: AlexisAnn Brindley, Kendel Mikesell, Lea Brunger

UEI: Stetson Blackburn, Bridger Steele

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Mt Nebo District Science Fair Winners

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:40pm
Attributions: Kirk Wright
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Science Fair BYU

3/29/18-Results Mt. Nebo Junior High

We are proud to announce the following results from the region science fair held at BYU.  Our students at Mt. Nebo did an awesome job this year with their science projects and made a very strong showing at BYU.  The following students took awards: 

  • Cassie Johnson and Bailee Allred won the Greenriver Formation Award with a fully paid for fossil dig for each of these students and members of their family.
  • Grace Marsh and Sophia Trent took 2nd place in the senior division in the category of Civil/Environmental Engineering.
  • Hannah Brokaw took 1st place in the senior division in the category of Chemistry.
  • Kason Stinson and Izaak Walton won a special award for Research Design and also took 1st place in the senior division in the category of Plant and Animal Science. 

We are extremely proud of all our students who competed this year at BYU and the overall awesome job they have done in representing Mt. Nebo Junior High and themselves with dignity and honor.  Well done students, well done. 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Wednesday, 4/11/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:43pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Kamdyn Johnson and Becca Dinkins for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  Kamdyn was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for turning in a personal belonging of another person.  Becca was nominated by Mrs. Wright for always having a good attitude in Math class.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 4/10/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:23pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Alyssa Nish and Hagen Taylor for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Alyssa was nominated by Mrs. Stoneman for being a great student and always putting forth her best effort. Hagen was nominated by Mr. Barrus for being respectful in class and responsible to turn in assignments on time.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

How to Order a Yearbook!

Taylor Elementary News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 9:07pm
Categories: Elementary, Payson

Title I Preschool Screening

Taylor Elementary News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:20pm

Title I PreSchool Screening at Taylor Elementary

April 20, 2018

8:30 to 2:30

Call 801-465-6050 to schedule an appointment

Must live in Taylor Elementary Boundaries and Child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1st.  Parents are asked to help in class each month.  Fun and academic learning environment with Certified Teachers.  Please call now, spaces are limited!



Categories: Elementary, Payson


Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 3:42pm
Attributions: Mrs. Fordiani

Jakob Proctor, a 6th grade student in Mrs. Fordiani's class, has been accepted into the UVU PREP program! There are only 30 students selected out of the entire district! 

UVU PREP is a free STEM Summer program for middle and junior high students, which provides three summers of rigorous academic instruction, educational hands-on projects, challenging homework assignments, daily career awareness and field trips.

The program allows 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who have an interest and aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics fields to receive accelerated curriculum in preparation for high school and higher education. UVU PREP strives to provide opportunities for underrepresented and first generation students to pursue STEM studies and careers.

Way to go Jakob!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Mrs. Grill Awarded ‘Taylor Teacher of the Year’ at Board Meeting

Taylor Elementary News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:57pm

Wendy Grill
Taylor Elementary
“Wendy makes sure the academic, emotional and physical needs of her students are met. She truly loves her students. Wendy does not make her students fit her mold, she makes her mold fit her students individually. She is reflective and always adapting and improving her practice based on reflections and new learning. Wendy focuses on the needs of her students and works tirelessly to find solutions to their learning challenges. Wendy is a master teacher.”

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Mrs.Toelupe is Awarded Teacher of the Year

Park View Elementary News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:28pm

Park View's beloved Kindergarten teacher was awarded Nebo School District's Elementary Teacher of the Year! If you want to feel energy and excitement for learning, you just visit Chrisann’s classroom. She makes learning fun and believes each child is capable of being successful. Chrisann understands and provides differentiated instruction ensuring the greatest chance for success for all her students. She especially looks out for the ‘underdogs’. Chrisann willingly provides professional development to our faculty. Her passion for education is contagious. We as a school could not be more proud to call her our own. Congratulations Chrisann, we love you! 


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Running for Student Council For Next Year? Student Council Election Meeting, April 12th

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:21pm

If you are planning on running for Student Council next year, please pick up an application at the front office. 

Also, there will be a meeting on Thursday, April 12th in Mr. Sumens' room. The meeting will be brief, but will help get you ready for election week that begins on April 16th. 

Go Panthers!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Mt Nebo Receives Energy Star Award

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:16pm

Mt. Nebo Jr. High is proud to have received the Energy Star® Certification, in recognition of superior energy performance. Buildings that earn the EPA's Energy Star® use 35% less energy and generate 35% fewer greenhouse emissions than similar buildings across the nation.

Over the last 3 years Nebo School District has issued an Energy Incentive Challenge to the facilities in their boundaries. Energy Star® applications were sent in for 44 facilites and ALL 44 qualified. This is an amazing feat because in order to qualify a building must score in the top 75 percentile compared against other schools in the nation. Our district average was 99, with many schools scoring a perfect 100.  

With 44 Energy Star® Certifications earned, Nebo School District has the most certified facilities out of any organization in the state of Utah. Now that's something to celebrate!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panther of the Day - Monday, 4/9/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:48pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Hailey Murri for being nominated as our MNJHS Panther of the Day on Monday, April 9, 2018. Hailey was nominated by Mrs. Harmer for being a kind and respectful student.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Thursday, 3/29/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:31pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Carlos Zelaya and Addison Walsh for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Carlos was nominated by Mrs. Solorzano for helping his partner spell words during ESL. Addison was nominated by Mrs. Wright for doing so well in Aleks last term and being happy every day.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Register for the Color Run NOW!

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:08pm

The MNJHS Color Run race is almost here!  Check out this fun video with Mr. Sumens and the Student Council preparing for race day! Register to attend @ . The first 250 to register will receive a free pair of sunglasses. Cost is only $5/person or $20 for a group of 5. (Register early as race day prices go up by $2.) All funds raised benefit the MNJHS Student Council. Packet Pickup Begins at 3:30PM. Race starts at 5PM.

Categories: Payson, Secondary


Taylor Elementary News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:43am
Categories: Elementary, Payson

9th Grade Party

Payson Junior High School News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:43am

Hey, freshmen! The 9th grade party is coming up this Friday, April 13th, from 6-8 pm. It'll be here, at PJHS.

The cost is $5, and there will be snacks, blacklight carnival games, laser tag, volleyball, badminton, a photo booth, and prizes! Waffle Luv will also be parked outside, so bring extra cash for a waffle!

It's going to be a blast. Be there or be square!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Mrs. Sumens Awarded Crystal Apple!

Taylor Elementary News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:22pm

Congratulations to our amazing kindergarten teacher,  Mrs. Mindy Sumens!  Mindy was nominated by Taylor teachers as someone who represents the education profession in a positive aspect and has a true love and commitment to the students.  Mindy has taught K-2, 5th and Reading Recovery.  She is currently a teacher mentor at Taylor, student council advisor, and team leader.  She is an expert in early education, technology, PLC’s, and is a huge advocate for the education world.  She and her husband Russ, and their three children, live in Santaquin.  She loves any opportunity to be creative, the warm weather of sunny St. George and anything that involves her kids!  Congratulations, Mrs. Sumens! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Meet New 5th Grade Teacher, Ms. Paynter!!

Taylor Elementary News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:10pm

Taylor Elementary is pleased to announce a new addition to our Taylor family. Ms. Meghan Paynter is our newest fifth-grade teacher and has already jumped right in!  A Springville native, she has been working at Maple Ridge Elementary as the coordinator for the Volunteer Reading tutor program. She loves the upper grades and has already implemented some fantastic ideas in her classroom.  She loves anything Disney (just visit her room), a good Diet Dr. Pepper, and expects a lot of great things from her 5th graders!  Welcome to Taylor! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson