Congratulations Mr. Kameron Kavanagh and the Spanish Fork Junior High Choir!
Our singing Lobos were featured recently during a BYU men’s basketball. They were invited to sing the national anthem prior to tip off, then stay and watch the game.
Steve Hall, manager of outbound ticket sales at BYU, was very impressed with our students and Mr. Kavanagh. Vice principal Mrs. Alesha LeMmon reported, “[Mr. Hall] said he was so very impressed with their professionalism and that of [Mr. Kavanagh]. He noticed how all the students gravitated to him, to be near him and to receive instruction. He thought that was a sign of someone beloved by students. He also said that BYU invites the best choirs back each year and SFJHS is at the top of the list for this honor.”
Wow! That’s wonderful feedback! Great work choir!
Come Join the Fun!
Out of This World!
Last week, in honor of Veteran's Day, many students in our school wrote letters to some of our active service men and women in the military to thank them for their service and show appreciation for what they do for our country. Students had a great experience with this activity. They wrote letters and created cards that were sent off to Mrs. Betteridge's son and his squadron in the Middle East. Mrs. Betteridge was excited and thankful to the students for the letters that they wrote.
The MNJHS Boys' Basketball team will have a pre-season game today! Come cheer them on as we play Orem Junior High at 3:30, Nov. 16th in our boys' gym!
Tomorrow is the last day of our Food Drive. We are asking everyone in the school to bring at least one can tomorrow to help us hit our goal of 25,000 items. Right now Claybaugh is in the lead, but the others are not far behind!
Last week at SAJHS was hope week. On Monday, it was dress up like a tourist, on Tuesday was sports day, Wednesday was hat day, Thursday was a whiteout, and Friday was pajama day! We had hope week so we could get off our phones. The theme of hope week was unplug and reconnect. A lot of the world today is experienced through our phones. We should start to unplug from our phones and connect with real people more often.
The time came around for hope week! Hope Week is a week where we get to have fun dressing up and doing different things. On Monday, we got to dress up as a tourist and we got a paper with different continents on it and we filled in the answers of questions around the school. On Tuesday, we got to dress up in a sports uniform and we will be having a free throw contest. On Wednesday, we got to wear hats to school. On Thursday, we were wearing white to school and passing out nice notes. Lastly, on Friday, we got to wear pajamas to school, and in your English class, you got to have a read-a-thon where you just read the whole class period and have an assembly. It was a fun week and I hope that the students and staff enjoyed participating.
SFHS Drama Dons proudly present Irving Berlin's White Christmas the musical. December 14-18th. Pre purchase tickets at http://www.showtix4u.com/
Hi guys! This past term, our choir did a great job and the time has come for our new songs. We will be having a couple different performances. On November 17th, the Chamber Singers will be attending the ACDA UT performance at the Libby Gardner Concert Hall in SLC. They will leave right before school ends.
I know that some of these may be a little far in advance, but it is important information. On the 8th of December, we are having a performance for the advanced choir(Concert Choir, Bella Voce, and Chamber Singers) at the mall. It’s an all day thing and we are going to be getting back around 4:45. And finally, on the 14th of December, we are having our winter concert. Do not miss it!
The MNJHS Boys' Basketball team will have a pre-season game today! Come cheer them on as we play Orem Junior High at 3:30 in our boys' gym!
The Diamond Fork musical this year will be Disney's Mulan. There will be an information meeting right after school on Thursday, November 16th in the cafeteria. The musical is open to all interested students. Please plan on attending the meeting tomorrow if you are interested in participating in the production. Auditions will be held on November 28th and 29th.
Support the students of the MMHS Orchestra raise money for their Spring Tour!! Join us at the Chick-Fil-A in Spanish Fork anytime from 5-8 pm on Monday, Nov. 20th. We will receive 20% of all proceeds! Make it a family night, and just make sure they know you are there to support MMHS Orchestras. The money earned will be used for the sole purpose of lowering the cost of tour for the students, so please spread the word! Thank you always, for your support! I'll see you there, ready to eat chicken! ;)
Spirit of the Mustang
You all exude the Spirit of the Mustang on a daily basis. I’m constantly impressed and awed by the dedication and determination of Mapleton Jr. High Teachers and staff. Moreover, you are all so delightful to work with, and I’m truly privileged to work here.
The person I’ve selected this month is passionate and invested in student learning. This teacher pays close attention to student needs and facilitates communication between parents, teachers, administration, and students to create positive experiences for young people who are often experiencing an even more thrilling Jr. High rollercoaster ride than most.
Mailani is a master at dealing with the mountains of paperwork that Special Educators face, and does so with grace and humor. However, even more important than her Ninja paperwork skills, Mailani is dedicated to the population of students we work with every day. From sitting with reluctant students one on one to washing and mending student clothes when the situation call for it, Mailani is invested in the success and happiness of students who may not see their own potential. She always sees the big picture and is bothered about what might happen later on in life when she can’t watch out for these amazing students. She constantly teaches students the value of kindness, respect, hard work and resiliency and is a great role model for our incredible students.
Additionally, Mailani has been one of my great teachers in life. Her determination to show up and give her best effort on tough days is inspiring to me as is her passion for student success. When she needs to take a day off, she is always aware of the load others are taking on to support the absence, but never hesitates to take other’s classes, check in with our substitutes, and watch over students. Working on the SpEd team with Mailani Ovard is a great honor. Thanks Mailani for demonstrating Mustang Spirit every day.
Mr. Corbett received the Crystal Apple Award for his outstanding dedication to his students and his efforts to help them succeed. Congratulations, Mr. Corbett! Thanks for being a Grizzly Hero!
Last week students who were honored for their efforts during first and second mini-term were taken to Golden Corral. Students and faculty had a great time!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Jace Nixon and Rebeca Serrano for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Jace was nominated by Mrs. Stoneman for always participating in class discussions and being prepared. Rebeca was nominated by Mr. KJ for being incredibly kind, supportive, and positive with a million dollar smile.
If you made it into the Grizzly Club for Term 1, congratulations! As part of your reward, you have the opportunity to go to the movies next Monday (during school!) to see the highly anticipated film Wonder, based on the popular novel of the same name. Get your $3 and permission slip to Mrs. Allen in the finance office before Monday the 20th if you want to go!
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Mrs. Draper and her students have been incubating eggs for the last several weeks and they are beginning to hatch! It's so cool to see Science alive in the classroom!
Our school offers so many amazing clubs and extracurricular activities to the students of Payson High. Whether it be clubs, sports teams, after-school organizations, etc. There are countless ways to get involved at PHS! One of the cool clubs that deserves a lil’ love is HOSA. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America. The entire organization focuses on areas of the medical field through hands on experience, conferences, meetings, and service projects.
Ciara Ford, a senior here at PHS, is a HOSA State Officer, the HOSA Vice President for Southern Utah, and a HOSA Officer for Payson High. When asked about the activities and experiences acquired with HOSA, Ciara stated that HOSA is in charge of the blood drive, decorating a Christmas trees for the upcoming “Festival of Trees: PHS”, food drives, etc. Ciara also shared some of the amazing opportunities that HOSA provides for its members, “[HOSA] explores different careers within health...Brian Blake is the advisor over HOSA. He’s really cool because he has ties with the hospital and can help out with us getting internships and different things like that... We have guest speakers come, we also go and do things like cadaver labs, we go to different businesses and see what they do. It’s an awesome club for anybody interested in healthcare, and there’s lots of opportunities for everyone involved in leadership, service, exploring health careers. [HOSA] is super great, super fun. We have a good time together.”
One of the amazing things about our school, is the wide variety of things students are able to participate in. HOSA is a great way to enhance the medical learning curve, make friends, and try new, exciting things.