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Running Ahead Of The Pack - MNJHS Cross Country Meet And Sports Updates

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:37pm
Attributions: Lynn Harmer
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Our MNJHS Cross Country Team has been pulling ahead of the pack at their recent meets!  Check out their next race at Salem Jr. High, tomorrow at 3:30pm. (Click next to see more photos!)

Sports Updates:

-Cross Country

September 22, 3:30 @ Salem Jr. High

-Girl's Tennis

September 21, 3:30 @ Mapleton Jr. High

September 26, 3:30 v. Diamond Fork Jr. @ Mt. Nebo


September 27, 12:00 @ Gladstan Golfcourse

-Intramural weight lifting open to all students beginning at 7:00 A.M. every weekday morning. Talk to Coach Marziale for more information.

-SHHS Open Gym: There will be open gym basketball for all 7th-9th grade girls who are in the Salem Hills High School boundaries on Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Parent Teacher Conferences, September 28th

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:16pm

Next Thursday, September 28th, from 3:30-8:00 p.m. our first parent/teacher conferences will be held in the gym. Midterm report cards will be handed out that evening, and parents and students are welcome to visit teachers during that time. Our Latinos in Action (LIA) students will be available to supervise children (ages 4-11) in the classroom across from the girls’ gym. These students have prepared activities for children and will also be showing Monster’s University and Despicable Me 2. In addition, former LIA students will be available to interpret for teachers and parents during parent/teacher conferences. We hope to see you there!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Wednesday, 9/13/17

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:16pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Braulio Ruiz and Vanessa Torres for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Braulio was nominated by Mrs. Miller for getting 100% on assignments and for his great class contributions.  Vanessa was nominated by Mr. Wilson for being helpful when a neighbor is stuck and needs help.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Welcome to MNJHS Mrs. Brown, 7th/8th Grade Math Teacher

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:48am

I was born in Payson, but I moved to Albuquerque New Mexico and then to Evanston, Wyoming. I moved back to Payson in time for Junior High and then moved to Elk Ridge during my high school years. I graduated from Payson High School and then went on to BYU where I got a degree in accounting. I worked in the accounting department of a grocery chain store until I had my first child. After having 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, I began subbing when they all entered school. I started tutoring other kids at the same time. I tutored reading and some science, but mostly I tutored math from kindergarten up to college algebra and some basic calculus. While I was subbing I also worked at SHHS giving their AP tests, SAT tests, and ACT tests. I really enjoyed helping kids get their GED so they could graduate or pass other tests like the ASVAB.  I currently live in Genola with my husband and I love it there. My oldest son is married with a little girl and one on the way. My oldest daughter teaches English at Mountain View High School. My second daughter is doing elementary education at UVU and my youngest son just graduated and is on a mission in Jamaica.




Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 9/12/17

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:31am

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Colton Lloyd and Mandy Williams for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Colton was nominated by Mr. Rather for being very helpful and respectful in class.  Mandy was nominated by Mrs. Johnson for always being willing to help, fun to be around and having a happy disposition.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

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

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:23am

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE!  Congratulations to Wesley Atwater and Natalie Cox for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, September 11, 2017. Wesley was nominated by Mrs. Johnson for being friendly and kind to others and doing what he is asked to do.  Natalie was nominated by Mr. Wilson for being respectful of her peers.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

PTA Membership Drive Success!

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:07am
Attributions: Thank you for supporting Mt. Nebo Junior High!  We now have 39 new PTA members and raised over $700. The funds raised will be used to provide dinners for teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences, Teacher Appreciation week and grants for teachers to buy what their students need. Last year we gave $400 in teacher grants. The grants purchased books, sewing supplies a projector and much more.   

We appreciate you supporting our wonderful school!

Mt. Nebo PTA

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Early Release Day Monday, Sept. 18th

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 3:26pm

Just a reminder that on Monday, Sept 18 school will be released at 11:15 for secondary schools and 12:00 for elementary schools for teacher training.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Mayor's Award

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:47am
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CONGRATULATIONS to DAISY RODRIGUEZ on receiving the Payson City Mayor's award. Here are some of the wonderful things here teachers have to say about her:

Daisy Rodriguez is a kind and caring person. Daisy has spent time helping students improve their English and has done it with such respect towards her peers. As I observed her help a student in my class, Daisy doesn't come across knowing everything, she comes across with a genuine attitude of simply wanting to help. When she doesn't know how to help a student, Daisy always finds how she can do a better job. Daisy never assumes to know the answer to everything, but she will always let the students know, "I don't know, but I can find out for you."

Daisy has a wonderful attitude in class and she is able to transmit her positive energy to everyone around her. Daisy is such a respectful young lady and is deserving of this great award. As part of Latinos in Action this year, I know Daisy will do an outstanding job with the elementary school aged kids. I'm extremely glad she has chosen to give back to her community by joining LIA. Sharing your talent with the next generation is going to be very rewarding. Congratulations Daisy!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Payson Onion Days Parade Fun

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 2:55pm
Attributions: Veronica Solorzano
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Our amazing MNJHS LIA and Student Council members particpated in the Payson Onion Days parade this week.  Students delighted parade watchers by cooling them down with a few squirts of water. (Faculty & staff members in the audience may have received a few extra squirts!)  These students exemplify leadership and dedication at MNJHS.  We were excited to help our students Be The Change and Hear The Roar!  Go MNJHS!  

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Categories: Payson, Secondary

PTA Membership Drive Contest!

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 2:45pm
Attributions: Brenda McFarland

This week is our membership and donations drive.  The top two classes that have returned the envelope and flyers by Friday September 8th will receive donuts in their first period class.  The funds raised are used to provide dinners for teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences, Teacher Appreciation week and grants for teachers to buy what their students need. Last year we gave $400 in teacher grants.  The grants purchased books, sewing supplies a projector and much more. 

We appreciate you supporting our wonderful school!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS School Dance, August 31 - Proceeds Benefit Texas Flood Victims

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:49pm

Don't miss our MNJHS Back To School Dance tomorrow, August 31st, from 3-5pm. Come dance, meet new people, and celebrate the new school year. Admission is $3 and proceeds go to benefit Texas flood victims.  


Categories: Payson, Secondary

7th Grade Day AND MNJHS Open House, August 21st

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:33pm

August 21st will be our MNJHS 7th grade day, from 8:00-10:45 am.  All 7th grade students are encouraged to attend.  Bus students will be picked up and dropped off at their bus stops.  Unsure of your bus stop location or time?  Call the Bus Depot at 801-465-6005.

We will also be holding an Open House from 2-5pm on August 21st.  ALL students and parents are welcome to come and meet teachers and staff during that time.  You are also welcome to walk the hallways to familiarize yourself with the school layout and your classrooms, as well as get a little more locker practice time before school starts. ;)

See You There PANTHERS!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Heads Up - Picture Day is August 24th!

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:24am

The first day of school is quickly approaching and we are so excited to welcome our students back to MNJHS!  We wanted to let you know that school pictures are scheduled for August 24th, just two days after school starts.  Make sure to watch for picture package option paperwork to come home with your students on the first or second day of school.  You can preview options here with code mtnebojrfall17: Bell Photo Options Link

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Welcome to MNJHS Ms. Stewart, 8th/9th Grade English Teacher

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:57am

Miss Stewart is a new English teacher at Mt. Nebo Jr. this year, teaching 8th and 9th grade English. Miss Stewart is originally from Arizona, but she came up to Utah to study at Brigham Young University. She graduated in English Teaching with a minor in Theatre Media Arts Studies, which reflects her two favorite hobbies of reading books (her favorite genres are Fantasy, YA lit, and Historical) and theatre (she performed in many musicals growing up). Miss Stewart also loves to travel; her favorite countries are Croatia, Switzerland, and Great Britain. Last year Miss Stewart was an 8th grade English teacher at Centennial Middle School in Provo, Utah. She is excited to be teaching English this year and to be a part of the Mt. Nebo team!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Welcome to MNJHS Mrs. Bufton, 8th Grade Science Teacher

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:15pm

Hi, My name is Doni Bufton and I am so excited to be a new 8th Grade Science teacher at Mnjhs.  If I was asked to describe my self in one word, it would be passionate.  I am passionate about my family.  My husband and I have raised 4 wonderful children here in Payson.  We also have 3 grandsons and hope for more.  I am passionate about the outdoors.  Our family loves camping, hunting, and riding our side-by-side as often as possible.  I have been passionate about Boy Scouting, in which I spent 21 years in several different positions.  I am a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award.  I am Passionate about the City of Payson.  Although, I grew up in Santaquin (which I love), my husband and I have lived here our whole married lives and I currently serve on the Board of Adjustments.  Lastly, I am passionate about teaching students.  I love learning myself and creating learning opportunities for my students which will inspire and enlighten their minds so they will some day become successful contributors in our community.  I spend many hours in classes and workshops to constantly improve my teaching craft.   I have earned 2 college degrees in Drafting and Design Technology and Elementary Education. I am currently working on my secondary science and math license.  I am looking forward to working with such a great team of science teachers here at Mnjhs and I am also looking forward to meeting many new parents and students. This will be such a great year.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Welcome to MNJHS Ms. Barber, Dean of Students

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:19am

My name is Melinda Barber.  I was raised in Spanish Fork and graduated from SFHS.  I went to UVU and earned my Bachelor’s degree in School Health Education and later earned my Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah.  For nine years, I taught 8th and 9th grade health classes at Diamond Fork Jr. High.  There are four kids in my family, including me and my twin sister.  She is a police officer for Spanish Fork City, and has two kids that I can’t get enough of.  Traveling is my favorite thing to do when I’m not working or spending time with my family.  I have been to several countries in Europe and hope to go to Iceland someday.  I am so excited join the amazing students and staff and MNJHS.  My favorite thing about being in education is learning, so I am excited about all the new things I get to learn this year!  

Categories: Payson, Secondary

ALC Ribbon Cutting and Tour, August 21st

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:32pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

The Nebo School Board of Education and 
Superintendent Rick Nielsen
invite Nebo students, parents and partners to
the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tour

on Monday, August 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.


Nebo Peak Center: Advanced Learning Center (ALC), 
Fieldhouse, Warehouse, & Maintenance Building
Ben Ford, Administrator
161 East 400 North
Salem, UT 84653

Categories: Payson, Secondary

FREE Backpack Giveaway This Saturday, August 5th

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:44pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

This Saturday, August 5, 2017 is the Tabitha's Way Annual Backpack Giveaway.  It will be held at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds in the Tennis Court Building from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  The backpacks are filled with school supplies and are free to anyone in need.  Children receiving backpack(s) must be present at the event. 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Walk-In Registration Tomorrow, August 2nd

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 5:09pm

Mt. Nebo Jr. High will be registering all students online this year at  Three days following payment and completion of the registration process, student schedules will be available to print. For 7th grade students, however, state law requires them to show proof of current immunizations before they can attend school. Once evidence of immunizations is received, you will be able to print your schedule. If you would like help with this process, we will be doing walk-in registration tomorrow, August 2 from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.  We will have computers available to take you through the process.

Categories: Payson, Secondary