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Box Tops will be collected the week of… October 23rd - 27th It's a fun and easy way to help earn money for our school.
For every class that brings in 300 box tops, extra recess time will be earned!
Also, an Otter Pop party will be awarded to the class with the most Box Tops out of grades K-3 and 4-6!
Please flier for more information
Sierra Bonita PTA
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Third grade went to the Natural History Museum of Utah. Students learned about many things including early people, life, habitats and rocks and minerals. Some students in Mrs. McAfee's class are pictured.
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Kindergarten had fun learning about safety and emergencies on our field trip to the public safety building. We talked to firefighters, EMT's, and policemen.
Sierra Bonita families, Thank you for contributing to our fundraiser! Together we raised $4507. We will donate $3000 to our school to purchase a new copy machine and use the rest of your donations to fund some of the PTA-sponsored activities we have planned for this year. As promised, we get to celebrate reaching our fundraiser goal with two Family Skate Nights at Classic Fun Center in Orem. The first one will be on Monday October 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Skate admission is on us. Other activities will be discounted. See attached flyer for more details. Come have a good time! All Sierra Bonita families are invited to attend including faculty and staff. Thank you! Sierra Bonita PTA
Here is the link to our weekly student council news report! https://youtu.be/diPKhwK32xw
On Saturday, October 14th, the MMHS Marching Band competed in the Davis Cup Marching Band Competition at Davis HS. Against the odds, the band placed first out of 7 bands in the 2A Division. The band has been placing second all season. They finally made a big push and performed beautifully. They also were awarded the Outstanding Visual Performance Caption. Way to go!!
Dear Parent: Nebo School District sincerely appreciates your support of Nebo School District and the opportunity to work together with you to provide an exceptional education for our students. We would appreciate your input on the Bond Survey before October 31. Please go to www.nebo.edu to begin the survey. Nebo School District is in the initial planning process for a Bond Election to be held next year on November 6, 2018. Bonding is the primary method school districts use to construct new schools and meet other facility priorities. Bond money cannot be used for salaries and benefits. Based on previous community feedback of wanting to move to the middle school model, Nebo School District plans to ask patrons to approve a $298 million dollar bond in November 2018. This tax-rate-neutral (no tax rate increase) bond will be used for: 1. Building three new middle schools for students in sixth and seventh grade. These middle schools will be located within the boundaries of Salem Hills High, Springville High, and Maple Mountain High. As the new middle schools are completed, Mt. Nebo Junior High and Diamond Fork Junior High will become middle schools; 2. Rebuilding Payson High, Spanish Fork High, and Springville High; and 3. Making improvements to existing buildings and sites. It is estimated that approximately $10 million dollars of bond funds will be focused on upgrades and improvements. The Nebo School Board's decision on which projects to include will rely on public input and recommendations from parent committees. In accordance with state law, the Nebo School Board will finalize all plans prior to the 2018 Bond Election so the voting public will know the specific plans before voting. In the coming months, please continue to look for additional bond information at www.nebo.edu and in meetings held throughout Nebo School District. Again, Nebo School District sincerely appreciates your input and support of Nebo School District. Please go to www.nebo.edu to begin the survey.
Lana H. Hiskey
Communications & Community Relations Administrator
Nebo Education Foundation Director
Nebo School District
350 South Main
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone (801) 354-7400
Fax (801) 798-4010
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Congratulations to Becky Clement on receiving the “Spirit of the Mustang” award for her outstanding service to the students of MJHS. This is what Mrs. Carey, her nominator had to say about Mrs. Clement.
Becky has the one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know. No matter how crazy her day is she always has a smile on her face. You can often hear her ask others how they are doing or how their day is going. If I need help covering a class, she is always there.
Becky’s job is not the easiest. It’s time consuming and takes a great deal of patience. She is always looking for ways to help her students feel success as well as making them feel important. I have watched her numerous times take an upset student and calm him or her down, sometimes by just listening. Becky is there to encourage them when they feel discouraged. I have seen Becky give up her lunch or go buy a lunch for one of her students she knows came to school hungry. Becky knows that for some of her students, school may be the one positive in their day, so she showers them with love and attention. For all these reasons and many, many more, I would like to present Becky the “Spirit of the Mustang”.
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Our three fantastic MJHS Bands held their Fall Concert on Thursday, October 12th. The concert began with the Jazz Band students getting started with some up-beat fun music, The Cadet Band followed with a number that included some interesting percussion instruments that gave the piece a “spooky” feeling. The Symphonic Band closed the concert with a couple of Halloween numbers that caught everyone’s attention and had the audience vigorously applauding. Students performed while wearing their favorite Halloween costumes. Our MJHS students did very well and are to be congratulated on representing the band program in such an entertaining way.
The Elementary Schools in Mapleton received humanitarian funds from local Senior Citizens. Hobble Creek greatly appreciates their generosity!
Jessica Mohler received the Nebo Peak Performance Award last night from Nebo School District Board of Education for outstanding service. She was nominated by Dave Jex, a fellow teacher at Mapleton Junior High School. The award honors Jessica for her outstanding service when it comes to helping students.
Mahonri Mackintosh Young is an artist featured in the Springville Art Museum. He was a Utah sculptor who felt that it was the ordinary people who were heroes in his life. Mrs. Staheli’s 3rd Grade Class studied Mr. Young and tried their hand at sculpting the heroes in their lives.
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The Utah County Fire Department stopped in the classrooms to teach the students about home and fire safety. Make sure your student(s) know your family's emergency plan.
Our school’s PTA is once again sponsoring the Reflections program this year, and we are excited to see your students’ entries! We hope if they have any desire to participate, that you will encourage them to do so! They can enter in several different categories:
2-D Visual Art
3-D Visual Art
If you need entry forms or need to check rules, please check in the office or print them yourself at Utahpta.org/reflections.
The attached picture gives a good overview of what you need to know! Our due date is October 27th 8:30-9:00 am on the stage at the school. PLEASE come with your students to turn in their entries that day, if at all possible. We don’t have a lot of room to store early entries.
If you have any further questions, please call or text Amy van Dyk at 801-691-6931.
We are excited to see what our wonderful students come up with!
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We are so grateful for the pumpkins donated by Harward Farms! Each student at the school receives a pumpkin. Each class uses these pumpkins to do an activity that teaches about agriculture.
The volleyball team is putting donations together for our Thursday night breast cancer awareness game against Provo. We invite everyone to come out and support the volleyball team as they support those who have overcome and are overcoming their fight against breast cancer.
We will be having a dig meter, and are asking people to pledge anywhere from 25 cents to 1$ per dig that the varsity team gets during their game. We will have a sign up at the door and we will collect money during the game for all this that would like to participate. The foundation we are donating the money to is called National Breast Cancer Foundation. All those who donate will receive a pink breast cancer awareness wrist band.
Thank you so much for your support! See you all on Thursday at 6:30!
Parents, Students and Friends -
The first meeting for the High Honors Achievement Program was on Wednesday, October 4. The High Honors Program is for 8th and 9th grade students who are interested in completing an extracurricular project in a subject of their choice: English, mathematics, music, science, social studies, Spanish, visual arts, and CTE. Students who complete a 30 hour project over the course of the year will receive the High Honors Achievement Award. If you were unable to attend the meeting, please see Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Johnston to get the information. Our next meeting will be held on Friday, October 27 during FLEX in room 113.
Open Gym for Basketball
Please note that open gym for both girls and boys 9th grade basketball will begin this Wednesday, October 11th and continue though the end of October. If you are interested in trying out for the MJHS basketball team this year it is recommended that you attend open gym. For more information talk with coach Schaffer or Lines.
Students - do you need Math help or just a quiet place to complete homework? Beginning tomorrow, Oct 3rd and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday in room 110 from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. we will be holding an open to all students, Math/Homework Lab. A math teacher will be in the lab to help as needed. There is no cost, simply stop by to get help!
All Students Are Invited to Join MJHS Intramurals
We are excited to announce Flag Football Intramurals at MJHS! Participation is open to all students, boys and girls, and all grades free of charge. Games will be played Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:45, weather permitting, on the fields behind the school. We will be playing for the next 3 weeks until October 17. Students can bring a team of their own or come alone and we will put them on a team. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Baum or Mr. Murphy.
Upcoming Events at MJHS:
Oct. 9 - Fight the New Drug Parent Mtg. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 10 - Girls Tennis Varsity District Finals @ SHS 8:00
Oct. 12 - Band - Fall Concert 7:00 pm
Oct. 13 - Cross Country District Finals @ SFJH
Oct. 17 - 7th Grade Vision Test 8:50 am
Oct. 19-20 FALL BREAK NO SCHOOL
We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our MJHS Facebook and Twitter. Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official MJHS webpage at: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/
Dear Students and Parents,
This Monday, October 16 will be our first Monday Make-up Day. We will have one per term. We will shorten the school day and excuse students at 1:10 pm. Teachers will be in their rooms from 1:10-2:30pm helping students. Buses will still run as usual on Mondays at 1:45pm. Parents can visit with teachers on Monday also. We are anticipating that it will be pretty hectic in the classrooms for the first 60 minutes, but it will hopefully calm down the last 20 minutes or so if you want to drop by then you are welcome or you may email the teachers.
Monday is also Mega Detention. If your student has any NCs this term or from previous terms they will want to sign-up for detention. To sign-up students pay $5 in the finance office to be added to the detention list. Students will serve 3 hours in the detention lab (from 2pm-5pm) and receive 5 hours of credit.
Last, I want you to know how much I love working at MMHS and spending time with students—your children. Please follow me on Instagram @principal_nielsen. I post “what’s happening” at school. And please like us on FACEBOOK! https://www.facebook.com/maplemountainhighschool/
Thanks for your support and GO EAGLES!!