Parent Newsletter WE 10-16-15

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PJHS Parents,

As I have pointed out in previous newsletters, Nebo School District is reading and using the book “Teach Like A Pirate” by Dave Burgess to guide educators, office staff and support professionals through this school year. The author engages readers by asking questions that require introspection. He wants his readers to consider the rapport they have with students and peers, to examine professional passion for teaching and working with students and to think on the level of enthusiasm they have for what they do. PJHS teachers have professional passion for creating lifelong learners, increasing self-confidence of our students and leaving students with a larger vision of what is possible for their lives. We count it a privilege to work with our students.


Serving Detentions

We are closing in on the end of Term 1 and in order to qualify for many of the Grizzly activities next term and avoid truancy, tardies need to be made up by serving detention time. The times are as follows:

  • After School - Students can serve detention on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room A23.

  • Before School - Mrs. Wagner’s Room D148 (must let teacher know it is for detention).

  • Den Time - Room A23 Monday through Thursday - ONLY WITH ALL PASSING GRADES.

Overdrive Online Collection of eBooks

PJHS now has OverDrive, an online collection of eBooks and audiobooks available to students 24/7! OverDrive can be accessed through the link or through the free app on your tablet or smart phone. Your username and password is the same as your Nebo School District computer login.

  1. Visit

  2. Sign up for an OverDrive account.

  3. Add the Nebo School District digital library.

  4. Log in using the same username and password you use at school.

  5. Find and checkout books.

TODAY Show, Sunday Edition

PJHS is featured in an upcoming episode of the Today Show, Sunday Edition! Our bicycle program is the focus of the interview by Harry Smith. Specialized Bicycle Company is also featured as they help to sponsor our outstanding program. THE STORY WILL RUN ON NBC ON OCTOBER 18 FROM 7AM-8AM. Please tune in!

Fall Break

Fall Break will be Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16. Students will return to school on Monday, October 19.

Nebo After School 4H Activities

Just a reminder that you can sign up and join any after school club at any time. We now have a Rubik’s Cube club and will begin a Star Wars club soon. We will also have a ping pong club and if you or someone you know want to be the club teacher, please contact Miss Ogden at

“X” Marks the SPOT

In the October 2015 issue of the Nebo News, PJHS PE teacher Jennifer Braithwaite was recognized for her excellent efforts. She was nominated by Jesse Sorenson who said, “Jennifer was instrumental in securing a grant valued at over $17,500 of cycling equipment as an innovative way to help students.” Congratulations, Mrs. Braithwaite! Check out the entire newsletter at the link

Red Ribbon Week Fun Run Results

One of the super activities we participated in during Red Ribbon Week was the 2 mile Fun Run. 352 of our 1050 students participated in the race! That is incredible. Top finishers were:



9th Grade

Kari Evans


Cole Peterson


8th Grade

Alexis Lowry


Shad John


7th Grade

Dayna Chapa


Kason Johnson




Nebo Football - 7th and 8th Grades

Tuesday, Oct. 13th - PLAYOFFS


Utah Valley Football - 9th Grade

7p Tu. Oct. 13th Payson @ ALA (non-conference)


October 15-16 Fall Break, No School

7pm Tuesday, October 20 Fall Choir Concert