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Student government is a junior high group consisting of three representatives from each grade, nine members in total. Members are elected each spring from their student body to run dances, student events, and pep assemblies with an ear open for student ideas and input. They are a highly independent and self-motivated group who enjoy giving back to their school community.

The National Junior Honor Society promotes recognition for middle level students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. Through NJHS chapter service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities that won them selection by a Faculty Council.

What is the National Junior Honor Society?

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship.

Eligible students can be identified at the beginning of second trimester in eighth or ninth grade and be a student at NDPA for a minimum of one trimester. They must meet standards in the above mentioned areas.

Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

Four main purposes have guided chapters of NJHS from the beginning:

  • to create enthusiasm for scholarship,
  • to stimulate a desire to render service,
  • to promote leadership, and
  • to develop character in the students of secondary schools

All chapters are required to conduct at least one chapter service project each year and to promote individual service projects for all members. The organizational, leadership, and service learning skills developed through these activities build stronger students.

As a part of the Utah Charter & Small School Athletic League (UCSSAL), we participate in a variety of athletics for Grades 6th-9th with other schools in the region. Scheduling information for each sport can be found at
2023-2024 Athletic Disclosure

FALL (August—October)

Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country(Varsity only): Head Coach Aimee Bichler
1 League Invitational + 5 regular-season meets + 1 regional meet + 1 state meet
Tryouts—NONE. All participants are welcome.

Boys’ Fútbol(Varsity only): Head Coach Brandon Rodriguez
10 regular season games + post season regional/state tournament
All home games will be played on Ellison Park Field #6

Girls’ Volleyball (Varsity & JV): Head Coach Travis Nicholson
10 regular season games + post season regional/state tournament

WINTER Pt. 1 (October--December)

Boys’ Basketball (Varsity & JV): Head Coach Noal Loertcher; Asst. Coach Eric Bartelson;
10 regular season games + post season regional/state tournament
Tryouts—TBD. Usually end of September/beginning of October.

WINTER Pt. 2 (January-March)

Girls’ Basketball (Varsity & JV): Head Amanda Wilkins; Asst. Coach Christian O'Connell
10 regular season games + post season regional/state tournament
Tryouts—TBD. Usually end of November/beginning of December.

Girls’ Fútbol(Varsity only):
10 regular season games + post season regional/state tournament
Tryouts—TBD. Sometime in Feb.

Boys’ Volleyball (Varsity & JV): Head Coach Travis Nicholson
10 regular season games + post season regional/state tournament
Tryouts—TBD. Sometime in Feb.

Co-Ed Spirit Squad (Cheer & Dance): Head Coach Ashley Fewkes
Cheer @ all home volleyball & basketball games & XC meets + assemblies + state
tournaments for all sports + cheer competitions + cheer clinic & halftime show
Dance @ 2 basketball halftime games + assemblies + dance competitions


All athletes MUST have a doctor’s signed physical before they will be eligible to participate in any
competition. Physicals are valid for one year from the date on the form and therefore must be renewed
yearly for continued participation from one year to the next. Physicals may cover multiple sports as long
as the activity is within one year of the date on the physical.
Athletic Physical Form (pdf)


1) NDPA Agreement
As a member of one of NDPA’s athletic teams, it is expected that an athlete’s behavior and
attitude will reflect the high standards that we hold here at NDPA. We require all athletes to
agree to represent NDPA well.

2) Coach’s Agreement
Each coach has expectations for their specific teams, and athletes will be required to understand
and agree to the coach’s requirements for participation.

As a condition of participation on any athletics team, all families of athletes will be required to donate
volunteer hours to their athlete’s team. Volunteer opportunities will be outlined by individual coaches,
according to the team’s need. he Athletics Form is required each school year. Parents and student athletes should read and understand prior to participating in NDPA Athletics:

Athletic Physical Form (pdf)
NDPA Student and Parental Disclosure and Consent Form (pdf)
Concussion Policy (pdf)

Utah Charter and Small School Athletic League:

Games Club

Purpose: Playing DND, Magic the Gathering and other games to promote cooperation and team building.
Advisors: Cameron Pingree, McLean Paul, and Austin Gypp
Meeting Time: Fridays 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fee: No cost
Games Club Application (pdf)

Learn the Guitar

Purpose: Learn the basics of playing the guitar; notes, chords, strum patterns, finger picking. A recital will be performed at the end of the semester. It is recommended that students practice 20 minutes daily. Club is limited to 15 students and runs for 1 semester.
Advisors: Kat Connolly
Meeting Time: Fridays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fee: No cost
Learn the Guitar Application (pdf)