School News

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Saia Naulu

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Jacob Thomas

This month's recipient of the Spirit of the Mustang award I see working everyday on his craft.  He has influence beyond the classroom and court. He connects with students on multiple levels and willingly helps those of us who struggle with these same students.  He is engaging in his lessons, and interacts in positive ways with students, parents and colleagues. He is an artist as well as an athlete. I often hear students talk about him and his class as being their hardest and best/favorite class, which is a tribute to his high expectation level and teaching level.  He has become a good friend and I love teaching next to him—except on dissection days—He is Mr. Naulu

State Math Competition

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Cassidy Peterson

Our Mathletes united in Price Utah to take on the State Math Contest. They all made it through the 2.5 hour and 40 question test.

8th Grade US History Mock Trial

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Suzie Rowley

What will the verdict be? Will Andrew Mason be found guilty or innocent of assaulting a police officer? The 8th grade US History students are in the midst of their own mock trial and are doing AWESOME! From lawyers, judges, witnesses, jury members, courtroom artists, reporters and bailiffs, all students are taking part in making this years' mock trial one to remember. Thanks for all your hard work!

February Students of the Month 2018

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Andrea Pond

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the February 2018 Students of the Month. In order to be selected these students must show superior academic achievement along with exceptional citizenship. The MJHS students of the month were invited to a pizza party to celebrate this fantastic accomplishment. The students of the month for February are:  Hannah Bard, Michelle Barragan, Jocelyn Brown, Peter Daines, Jeremy Driscoll, Makenna Dockter, Cameron Gibson, Avery Frischknecht, Natalie Hales, Olivia Hansen, Sage Harness, Steven Harrop, Matthew Kearl. Brenna Keeler, Kyler Korth, Mary Ribble, Mith Patel, Ocean Tolliver, Ady Stokes

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Jacob Thomas

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David Jex

Teachers have such a huge impact on young minds.  With that kind of responsibility, this becomes more than a job.  It’s an adventure and the direct impact on students is very real.  In all my years of teaching, I have been lucky enough to have incredible examples, compadres, and wonderful friends because of my profession.  There are a handful of us left who were at the middle school where I felt support and love despite the pressure of being a first year teacher, and want to recognize one of them today.  Supportive, honest, dedicated, understanding, and an incredible listener.  This recipient of Spirit of the Mustang is one who does more than his job.  Always concerned about others, including me as a new teacher, and now today as being a little more seasoned.  He is truly a Nebo Hero. But more than anything else, he is my friend.  Senor Thomas will always be the man!

SafeUT Awareness Days

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Lana Hiskey

SafeUT Awareness Days February 22 & 23 In light of the recent events in Florida and other tragedies that have happened around the country, Nebo School District is teaming up with KSL on February 22, 2018, as we Stand Up for a Safe Utah. Utah has a very powerful resource and that is the SafeUT app.  As you all know, the SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention and has been proven to save lives and stopped planned school attacks.   Our goal is to make sure that every parent, student and educator is aware of the app and has it downloaded on their phone.  Throughout the day, KSL will be highlighting all that the app can do, the history behind it, the success stories and much more. In addition, there will be some fun for the students. Below is the outline to encourage student involvement:·        Encourage your friends to download the app·        Use hashtag #SafeUT on posts  KSL Contest: Individuals will be able to share a screenshot of their phone with the app downloaded for a chance to win a $50 visa card These screenshots will need to be posted in the contest on the KSL TV Facebook page The school that is tagged the most by their students will receive 100 pizzas from KSL! The contest will start Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 at 3 p.m. Watch KSL News at 5 p.m. on Friday to see which school will be receiving 100 pizzas! #nebohero #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #NeboDistrict #NeboSchools #safeUT

Art Salon Award Winners

Congratulations to Our Amazing Art Salon Participants and Award Winners - The quality of artwork this year was outstanding and everyone that entered deserves to be heartily congratulated - The following is a list of the categories and award winners:

 

Drawing

  • Grand Prize (GP) - Kennedy Fordham
  • First Place Grade 7 (FP 7) - Gavin Jensen
  • First Place Grade 8 (FP 8) - Alexis Whaley
  • First Place Grade 9 (FP 9) - Jane Sweat
  • Student Choice (SC) - Julianna Matteis

Painting

  • GP - Lila Blaser
  • FP 7  - Lillie Mendenhall
  • FP 8 - Wyatt Smith
  • FP 9 - Kennedy Fordham
  • SC - Marina Hovanski

3-D Design

  • GP - Chelby Carter
  • FP 7 - Dylan Garcia
  • FP 8  - Rachel Ashton
  • FP 9 - Andrew Florence
  • SC - Julia Hart

Woodworking

  • GP - Abbie Payne
  • FP 7 - Eli Sweat
  • FP 8 - Benny West
  • FP 9 - none
  • SC - Julian Garcia
  • Honorable Mention - Casey Harris

Sewing

  • GP - Jeanette Griffin
  • FP 7 - Laura Hammer
  • FP 8 - Rorie Hinds
  • FP 9 - Kate Cooper
  • SC - McKenna Hanie

Photography

  • GP - Hallie Rich
  • FP 7 - Laura Hammer
  • FP 8 - Celeste LaMont
  • FP 9 - E.J. Rich
  • SC - Michael Hammer

 

Disney’s - The Little Mermaid Jr.

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Are you ready for a FANTASTIC musical production? This year, Mapleton Jr. High School, under the direction of Kelly Cook, Devin Jackman, and Kevin Diehl, is proud to present… Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. This is a show the whole family will love, complete with all your favorite musical numbers, plus amazing sets and costumes. This will be a first rate show and all are invited to come and enjoy this wonderful production. Shows will be on March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 each or $25 for families (immediate family members) and will be sold at the door beginning 30 minutes before each show. Come join us “Under the Sea” for a magical, musical experience!

 

You Are Invited to Participate in the Annual Chess Tournament

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Nebo Chess Tournament for Elementary, Jr. High, and High School Students

Join our annual chess tournament to be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Cherry Creek Elementary (484 S. 200 E. Springville). Lunch will be available for purchase: pizza, snacks, etc.

How to register: Register and pay online at http://nebo.revtrak.net under “Nebo District Programs.” Cost is $5.00 if you register and pay by Feb 17, or $10 thereafter. Registrations accepted only through Thursday, Feb 22— no registration or payment accepted at the door. Student must live in Nebo School District boundaries, whether attending public, charter, or home school, or have played in Nebo chess tournament.

Click here for the informational flyer: http://www.nebo.edu/sites/nebo.edu/files/Nebo%20Chess%20Tour%20Regis%20Form%20Feb%202018.pdf

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