Just log on to www.lagoonpark.com and use the promo code NEBO18 for the discount!
For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits. Details are listed below.
NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT LAGOON DAY
Tickets ONLY valid on the following dates: March 31- April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 26-28
- Regular prices is $62.99 YOUR PRICE is ONLY $44.00 plus tax!
- Lagoon will donate $3 to the Nebo Foundation
Two of Goshen's fifth graders, Cameron Barber and Hyatt Baguley, along with their Debate Coach, Mr. Hunt, attended and competed in the Nebo School District Debate Competition earlier this month. This is the first year that Goshen School has had a debate team, and the boys did a great job! A big thank you goes to Mr. Hunt for teaching them the basics of debate! We can't wait to see how they do next year!
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Last week, representatives from WozU came to Goshen and introduced our 3rd graders to the world of coding. They were able to do some activities and learn about what coding is, and how to use it. The 3rd graders had a lot of fun with this activity!
Please see the PDF for announcements regarding graduation, Spirit Week, driver's ed, and the FFA / 4-H Booster Auction and Banquet.
We wanted to remind all 5th grade parents that D.A.R.E. graduation is being held tomorrow, March 27th at 2:00 PM in the lunchroom. A special thanks to Officer Dewitt for all his hard work in helping our students stay drug free! Hope to see all you 5th grade parents there
REVISITING KINDNESS WEEKLast week we celebrated kindness at SFJHS. Each day during Pack Time every student in every class learned about being kind to themselves and to others. Students watched short videos that included affirmations of the good within and how they can affect others. Many times we push away the good thoughts and focus on the bad. We need and we crave positive, constructive connections. A caring school environment can create these connections between friends, classmates, teachers, and others. When we have a place to belong and a place to look outside of ourselves for support, we make meaningful connections. When we live the values included in the Lobo Way (Strengthen the Pack, Learn to Learn with Passion, Forgive and Accept, and Find My Voice), we make meaningful connections. When we give away affirmations to others – like telling someone they did a great job, or thanking someone for their help – we strengthen ourselves and others. We build community, and we grow together. Our hope for this email message is that you will click on the video links below and watch or re-watch the messages our entire school experienced. Talk about them. Share affirmations. Spread kindness. Change the world for the better. Monday: The Butterfly Effect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V8owSSFGZs Tuesday: You Are Awesome Pep Talk Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgTpUk9BTnU Wednesday: "I am..." Paper Chain Surrounds School Video https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xkeRUlglj2GcyPzUuQ1qy9j-Lpo4qIsX Thursday: Validation Video https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Of9EfzCbzNrJb2bgC3eG0-X36E8ExLVJ and Compliments Video https://drive.google.com/open?id=14mQhlnmroxiQUZRvJScmFJpDmZ0mD6aY TERM 3 BY THE NUMBERS 876 students earned a spot on the Honor Roll 413 students with a perfect 4.0 325 students with High Honors (3.7-3.99) 138 students with Honors (3.5-3.7) UVU SUMMER READING SKILLS PROGRAM UVU is offering a summer reading skills program. Students will learn the best way to take notes, study for tests, and read fiction, non-fiction, and textbooks. For more information or to register call 1-800-978-9596 or visit www.uvu.readingprograms.org CALENDAR Mar 26th: High School Musical 7:00 (final Performance) Mar 27th-29th: Pickleball Intramurals 7:30am Mar 28th: Captain’s Academy 8:00, PE-Bowling Field trip 9:00 Mar 29th: Antelope Island Field Trip 8:00, District Band Festival 9:00 Mar 30th: Basketball Intramurals 6:00am, CCA classes Wild Wonders Assembly (1st-4th Period)
We are proud to announce that Payson Jr. High School has earned the ENERGY STAR certification, signifying superior energy performance in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide! Thank you to our staff and students for helping us save energy this year!
For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser." We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump start on summer fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah school families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits. Details in the image above.
For the 2018 season, Lagoon is introducing the "Summer Fever Fundraiser." Students and families are able to get a jump on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser is an exclusive discount to our Nebo families. Lagoon will rebate a portion of each ticket sale back to our Nebo District Foundation, which helps fund grants for schools and teachers to better serve our students.
Click here for the promo code and further information. The promo code will allow individuals to purchase a Lagoon Single Day Passport at a discounted rate. All sales at the discounted price must be done online. Visit www.lagoonpark.com and enter the promo code to purchase your passes.
The Summer Fever Fundraiser day passes will be valid on the weekends from March 31-April 29, as well as on Sundays in May -- May 6, May 13, May 20, and through Memorial Day Weekend -- May 26, May 27, and May 28.
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Salem Jr High was recently awarded the ENERGY STAR award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 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 score was 99.
The certification process for Energy Star is not an easy one. Air quality, lighting quality, and the overall Energy Use Index readings and calculations are taken into account. This data, along with many other data points, are used to compare our facility to other facilities throughout the country.
This is a great win for Salem Jr High and Nebo School District. Our district has the most certified facilities out of any organization in the state of Utah, at 44. This makes us an Energy Star leader in the state!
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SPANISH FORK — If there's one thing the boss doesn't tolerate, it's laziness.
Shop teacher Jared Massic tries to instill this in his students.
"Commitment, dedication, hard work," Massic said.
Now those lessons are being applied by his students who are finalists in a national competition.
Massic's been teaching shop at Maple Mountain High School for years. Some of his students will admit they found him a bit intimidating at first.
"I was a little scared of him, actually," said Sam Christmas. "He seemed a little mean."
Of course, it's a little difficult to be afraid of the man who rules with an iron fist when he looks like he's still in high school.
"I think what keeps me so young looking is my jovial personality," Massic said. "I act like them, I look like them, it's just a good combination."
But despite his youthful appearance, there's no doubt he's critical of his students' work — and the reason might just be because he wants to temper them with the fires of adversity.
"When we make a mistake, he likes to point it out so we can fix it," said Christmas.
But if you tried to call him "Mr. Massic," he might not respond. His students just call him 'Massic.'
"I'm just more on a personal level with them," Massic said. "I want to make sure that they understand I'm a confidante. They can trust me."
And make no mistake — there's lessons here beyond shaping metal. He's trying to forge adults from the raw elements of teenagers.
"You show up on time, you do hard work, you get paid to be there and then you go home," Massic said. "I teach them a lot of things in the classroom that I think carries on to other careers as well."
But the most important lesson amid the soaring sparks in the shop is the one the students are learning from their teacher's past.
"I literally hated life," Massic said. "It was so terrible doing customer support for a cell phone company. I want to teach shop. I want to be out there building things with the kids. A lot of my students even ask me, 'Massic, why aren't you out in the field? You could be making double of what your teacher's salary is,' and money doesn't really buy happiness."
Whether Massic's students end up assembling careers with flame, or manufacturing lives in a different way, they're certainly learning how to be a part of a team.
The team from Maple Mountain is one of three high school finalists in the entire country for the "Weld it Forward" contest. Given a box of random materials, they were told to make something that lived up to the contest's name. A week before the deadline, the class still hadn't come up with their project. Then, inspiration hit.
"Two of our students were going to Mexico for a humanitarian project," Massic said. "I said, 'Why can't we just find a way to piggyback? What do these people in Mexico need?' We decided we were going to build these kitchen tables."
Massic's no stranger to winning. Last year, a group of his students brought home the national championship from the SkillsUSA Welding Fabrication competition.
Unlike that competition, the winner in the "Weld it Forward" contest is determined by online voting. The grand prize is $20,000 worth of welding equipment for Massic's shop. Voting is open until March 26, and the winners will be announced April 3.
But win or lose, the lessons are clear: Sometimes, your teacher is tough because he cares. Money isn't everything.
And sometimes, the teacher who looks like a student learns just as much from the ones he's paid to help.
"There's always going to be the ups and downs, and the ones who need to learn a lesson or two — and the ones who teach you a lesson or two," Massic said. "But I couldn't be more proud of the group of kids and what they've accomplished, because it's not typical, right?"
- We’re excited to announce that Diamond Fork Junior High School has earned ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The 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 and plants perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide! Thank you for being a part of our sustainability story by taking simple actions to cut energy waste – like turning off the lights in empty rooms, and reporting energy waste to our facility . Here’s to another year of cutting energy waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and doing our part to protect the environment – together!