Nebo Partners with Red Cross to Provide a Disaster Shelter Live Tour & Preparedness Fair

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

A Disaster Shelter Live Tour & Preparedness Fair will be held on September 16, 2019 at the Nebo School District's Summit Center.  The Red Cross will be setting up a shelter and will provide a free meal for the first 400 attendees.  There will be preparedness classes which you can sign up for.  If you and your family are interested in seeing what a shelter looks like, you may want to attend this fair.  

For Nebo Parents--Uplift Parenting Conference

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Lana Hiskey

For Nebo Parents--Uplift Parenting Conference

The Uplift Parenting Conference is the initiative of First Lady of Utah Jeanette Herbert. Five presenters will be giving Tips Talks. Presenters include David Osmond, Brad Barton, Jessie Funk, Collin Kartchner, and Clay Olsen. Topics range from resiliency, addiction recovery, social media, and anxiety. Please see this post for more details: http://www.nebo.edu/news/2878

www.upliftfamilies.org 

Free Parent Education Night on Behavior, Self-Esteem, Mental Health

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

All Nebo parents are welcome to attend this free Parent Education Night on  Monday, September 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Salem Hills High to hear from renowned Dr. Hendershott.  He co-founded Hope 4 the Wounded and is a national speaker on the effects of trauma on learning and behavior. Come join us for an informative night about increasingly important topics. For more information click here: http://www.nebo.edu/node/2875

Fee Waiver Information

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Administrators will be available to review fee waiver applications this Monday and Tuesday, August 5 & 6, from 9am to 2pm. Please don’t forget your income verification (paystubs, 2018 tax return, SNAP card). The application can be found online or in the main office at SJHS.

Cross Country Preseason Information 2019

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Matt Hammon, cross country coach

Parents of athletes,

We are excited for your interest in having your athletes join our cross country team!  While we won’t have all of the official dates and information until the start of the school year, this letter will hopefully answer some questions and help you to prepare early if you would like to.  

  • We will have an information meeting (most likely the first week of school) with updated information, including the dates for all of the cross country meets.  We will put up flyers around the halls and make announcements about the meeting.

  • In the past, our seasons have been about eight weeks long.  We usually have six meets and they have been on Fridays right after school.

  • The races at the meets in the past have been about 1.5 miles.  At practices, we adapt workouts to the different levels of our athletes (more experienced runners may have different workouts than first-time runners).

  • There are no tryouts, and everyone is welcome to participate.

  • ***Important***: You will need to create an account (if you haven’t already done so for a previous sports at SJHS) on registermyathlete.com.  To do so, go to registermyathlete.com and find our school (our school has the knight symbol).  Do not accidentally sign up for Springville High School, it has to be with the junior high.  It will ask you for information and to electronically sign certain documents uploaded by our district office.

  • ***Important***: You will need a physical checkup from a physician.  To complete this, print off the forms provided on the registermyathlete.com, fill in pages two and three with your athlete, take page four in with you to the checkup and have the physician fill it in, and upload all four pages of the physical on registermyathlete.com.  You need to use the forms provided by registermyathlete. If you use another form (such as a boy scouts physical or one provided by the physician), it may be rejected.

  • The season will start around the second week of school.  In order to participate on the team (or even come to practices), you athlete needs to have registered on registermyathlete.com and have their physical forms filled out.  We suggest getting these done early so that you won’t have to worry about it the first week of school.

  • Other information and requirements will be discussed at the information meeting during the first week of school.  Athletes will be sent home from the meeting with an info paper.

  • If you would like to, you can have your athlete start training now.  For some of you, even a short run once or twice a week with them could be helpful.  This of course is not required.

We hope this is helpful in getting started.  In past years, our athletes have loved being on the team and have made a lot of friends doing so.  At any level, we’ve seen each athlete improve a lot throughout the season. If you have questions not addressed in the letter, feel free to email Coach Hammon at matt.hammon@nebo.edu or get your questions answered at our meeting in August.

Thanks,

SJHS Cross Country Coaches

PTSA Meeting on June 7th

Please join us at the next Springville Junior High PTSA meeting! The Parent Teacher Student Association will meet on Friday, June 7th at 11:00am in the SJHS library. Please call or text Sherelle Woodward for more info (385-236-2306).

Spotlight: Skye & Brylee Boschee

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Article written by student: Remick Whiting

Skye and Brylee Boschee are some great friends and even though school may stress them out some times, they are always so cheerful. We asked Skye what she likes most about herself she said “That I am a unicorn loving country girl.” Brylee likes that she ”Is in love with watermelon I have a watermelon candy bag in my backpack” she says. One thing that makes them both happy is being with each other. “Because we don't get to see each other a lot because we are always busy“ Brylee said. What’s one of the hardest things about being twins “We get in fights about stuff that's not even that big of a deal”. Some of the sports Skye and Brylee played are soccer and cheerleading. Skye’s favorite thing to do is to sing and dance. There you go that's Skye and Brylee Boschee for you. Hope you can get to know them better and maybe see them dance or sing for you.

Students Compete in a Poetry Slam

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Article written by student: Max Whipple

What are words? Words are a string of characters or a chain of emotion?  Words written aesthetic and rhythmic style is poetry and today we were treated to a poetry slam after school.  Students had the chance to explore this way of storytelling through competition in front of teachers. We heard poems about pencils to deep life experiences.  Some were funny while others were inspiring.

The last four years our school has won in the district finals. Every competitor had their own spin on the slam poems.  The poems were very well done. Chole Slight, a finalist says “It took me a very long time to write my poem and I just thought this sounds realistic.  Over the weekend I prepared. I basically performed to everyone, but when I got up there I was shaking internally. I told myself I’m going to do it this year. So, I kind of just went there with poem in hand and said to myself, I want to perform.”

Congrats to school winners Chloe Sleight, Francisca Hernandez, and Vance Nielson who represented SJHS at the district slam and runners up Shyla Torsak, Emme Trunnel, and Chelsie Nielsen. 

All of the poems were very powerful in their own unique way.  All the poems had a deep message from each of the creators. They presented these poems in an expressive way to broaden their messages. This is the poetry of our milenia.  

 

Meet Teo Sjoberg!

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Article written by student: Carter Turley

Meet Teo Sjoberg. Teo is an 8th grader here at SJHS who loves the Utes and loves to play football with all of his friends. He also encourages others and helps brighten their day by making them laugh.

“My favorite class is by far is Peer Tutor, because it’s really fun to help the people in that class,” Teo shared. Teo also shared some of the other things he liked. Teo shared “The great thing about 8th grade is that you have lots of friends and they’re always there for you when you need them,” Teo said, “What I look forward to most in 9th grade is that I can put my best effort for the end of the school year and do the best I can”. Also, Teo wishes that there was more free time,”... because it’s fun to hang out with other friends and laugh with them during quest time or free time in classes. Teo is also ready to get out of school for his 8th-grade year. “I’m tired of all this testing. All I want to do is go on vacation and get some friends together and play some football with them.” Hopefully, Teo can stand at least 2 more weeks of school, but he’s confident to finish his testing.

Teo has a lot of things he likes that also you probably like, so maybe you can be his friend too. But, hopefully, now you know about Teo a bit more.

Meet Ms. Merrill

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Article written by student: Sarah Hubbard

Ms. Merrill is a science teacher, she teaches 7th and 8th grade. She also coaches the school's girls basketball team. She has been teaching at Springville Jr. High for two years. Jade Murray, one of her 8th-grade students said, “Ms. Merrill is fun and always has a positive attitude. She gives examples to help me learn better when I don’t fully understand something.” Another 8th-grade student Ammon Taylor said, “She always tries to make class interactive. I like how Ms. Merrill is strict on the rules and helps us achieve our goals.” Ms. Merrill said she became a teacher because both of her parents were teachers, she loves a-ha moments and loves her coworkers. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is to play basketball and spend time with her family. She loves to get to know her students and watch them progress throughout the year. We love having Ms. Merrill as a part of our school at Springville Jr. High School!

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