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Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Mailani Ovard

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:14am
Attributions: Becky Clement

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.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Mustang Message 11/13/17

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:38am
Attributions: Nate Whitney

Parents, Students and Friends -

National Education Support Professionals Day

Wednesday, November 15th is ESP day, and with that we want to let all our custodial staff, school secretaries, classroom technicians, school lunch workers, bus drivers and school nurse know how much we appreciate and value what they do for our school. Business runs so smoothly because of all of your work and efforts. Thanks again classified staff! It is when all of us work together, students, parents, faculty and staff that we may truly live up to our school motto: Students are the focus, success is the goal!

Mapleton Youth City Council

Youth 9th - 11th grade may apply to be on the Mapleton City Youth Council.  Youth will help with several different activities held by the city such as Bowls for Humanity - Utah County Food Bank, week long Kids Day Camp for children in Mapleton City, 24th of July parade and Ball Drop, Moonlight Half-Marathon and many other events.  You can pick up an application in the front office or download one from the Mapleton City website.  

Upcoming Events at MJHS:

  • Nov. 14 - Band Evening Event -BYU Marching Band Concert 5:00 p.m.

  • Nov. 15 - Wrestling @ Springville 3:30 p.m.

  • Nov. 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break

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/

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Little Mermaid Auditions!

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:36am
Attributions: Kelly Cook

The Little Mermaid Jr. will be performed at Mapleton Junior High on the evenings of March 1, 2, 3, and 5th. Rehearsals will be held after school from 2:50-4pm in December, with longer rehearsals in January and February. Cast members must be able to perform in all performances.

Audition Information:

Auditions will be held after school on Tuesday, November 28th and during FLEX time and after school on Wednesday, November 29th in Room 304. Those who want to audition MUST sign up for an audition time outside of Room 302 and completely fill out an audition form. Please bring your audition form to your audition and arrive at least 15 minutes early in case we are running ahead of schedule. For your audition:

  1. Completely fill out the audition form and bring it with you.

  2. Prepare 16 measures (about 30-45 seconds) of a song from a Broadway musical. The song should be memorized. You can bring your own accompaniment (recorded accompaniment, a karaoke track, or someone to play the piano), or you may sing without any accompaniment.

  3. Prepare one of the monologues from the audition sheet. It should be memorized and you should stay in character.

Callbacks:

Callbacks will be posted outside of Room 302 on Thursday, November 30th. If your name is on this list, you will need to come to callback auditions on Friday, December 1st from 3-5pm. If your name is not on the Callback list, do not worry! These are mainly people who we need to see again before we make any decisions about casting.

The final cast list will be posted outside of Room 302 on Monday, December 4th. All cast members will need to come to the first cast meeting on Wednesday, December 6th from 3-4pm.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

2017 Veterans Day Assembly

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:15pm
Attributions: 
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“They, and we, are the legacies of an unbroken chain of men and women who served their country with honor, who waged war so that we might know peace, who braved hardship so that we might know opportunity, who paid the ultimate price so that we might know freedom.”
-President Barack Obama 2009

We thank and honor our veterans today and always. Here are some moments from our Veterans Day assembly today. Thank you everyone who made this assembly happen. It was a truly memorable experience for everyone who attended and participated.

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Jason Cragun and Crew Give MJHS New Tree Rings

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 9:28am
Attributions: Nate Whitney, Jason Cragun
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Jason Cragun and Scout Troop 1461 finished their project last Tuesday. They had a great turnout and had about 60 current, former, and future Mustangs show up to help out, as well as some parents. They put in about 6 cubic yards of mulch and removed about 10 cubic yards of sod and dirt from around the trees. They put weed fabric and mulch around 29 trees and the MJHS welcome sign. The estimated total hours of labor involved are close to 150. 

Thank you for all of the hard work that went into giving our school a real face lift. It looks amazing!

(included in the pictures are a before and after shot)

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Two People from MJHS Represented in Daily Herald

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:44pm
Attributions: Suzanne Rowley
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On Sunday, October 30th, MJHS was represented twice in the Daily Herald. Lexi Christensen was named as the Utah Valley Student of the Week and Devin Jackman was named as the Utah Valley Educator of the Week. Read the articles here: 

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/community/education/utah-valley-student-...

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/community/education/utah-valley-educator...

 

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Cross Country Season

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:49pm
Attributions: Brittany Lundell
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Both the boy and girls cross country had a fantastic season. At our district championships last weekend the girls Varsity and JV teams both took 1st place. This is the second undefeated, back to back district championship win for the girls. The boys took 2nd place by a razor thin 3 point margin behind Mt. Nebo. Some runners improved their personal best by a full minute on this final meet. Good job Cross Country for racing classy all season and representing our school and community very well.

 District championships top finisher for girls:Official team scores:Varsity:1. Mapleton- 212. Springville- 633. Spanish Fork- 784. Diamon Fork- 1055. Mt. Nebo- 1186. Salem- 140 14. Lydia Templeman 10:3412. Riley Wolfgramm 10:2511. Lydia West 10:238. Jessie Griffin 10:146. Sydney McDaniel 10:125. Madison Galbreth 10:114. Kennady Bird 10:102. Zanna Perry 9:56 JV Girls had a perfect team score of 15:Top 10 finishers-1. Brooke Johnson 10:492. Rie Briggs 10:553. Kaylee Radford 10:574. Kalean Buehler 11:025. Ashley Mousser 11:087. Ashlyn Cannon 11:138. Olivia Larsen 11:149. Kate Jacobson 11:1810. Laryn Howell 11:1912. Madelynn Smith 11:37  District championships top finishers for boys:Official Team Scores:Varsity:1. Mt. Nebo 342. Mapleton 373. Springville 934. Diamond Fork 1055. Payson 1226. Spanish Fork 1647. Salem 171 Isaac Nielson30. Tyler Asay 9:2827. Tyler Wadman 9:2617. Carden Decker 9:188. Grant Taylor 9:025. Benny West 8:364. Isaac Woolford 8:343. Gabe Peterson 8:32 JV Boys had a team score of 67:Top 10 finishers-1. Michael Worthlin 9:2313. Jonathon Pugmire 10:0115. Adam Ward 10:0217. Jarom Miller 10:0421. David Woolf 10:1625. Eli Earl 10:2026. Chase Johns 10:2127. Samuel Bastian 10:2128. Landon Burr 10:2329. Wyatt Steen 10:23

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

MJHS Golf Team Season

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:07pm
Attributions: Cassidy Peterson

Wally Averett, Dylan Terry, Luke Roylance, Mike Bennett, Kambren Nielson, Harrison Roney, Chase Haslem, and Parker Henderson represented Mapleton Jr. High as the golf team the last two months. These students performed in 6 tournaments throughout the district and in the district final tournament last Monday, October 9th, Mapleton took 3rd as a team and Mike Bennett placed 6th in the individuals. All boys showed excellent growth in their character, skills and abilities as golfers.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Girls Tennis Team are Champions

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:03pm
Attributions: Ty Stevenson

The girls tennis team had a fantastic season. They went 6-0 on the season and won the district tournament. They played great, showed great sportsmanship, and were great examples as to what a Mapleton Mustang should look like.

District Tournament Standings:
-Kaitlin Dixon (2nd place) - 1st Singles
-Hannah Townsend (1st place) - 2nd Singles
-Sophie Hill & Lauren Forsey (1st place) - 1st Doubles-Madison Galbraith & Lydia Templeman (2nd place) - 2nd Doubles-Alyssa Lunceford & Alexis Call (1st place) - 3rd Doubles

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Mrs. Clement Receives "Spirit of the Mustang"

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:28pm

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”.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Fall Band Concert a Resounding Success

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:25pm
Attributions: 
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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.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Nebo Peak Performance Award Recipient - Jessica Mohler

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:55am
Attributions: Nate Whitney

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.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Mustang Message 10/9/17

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:00am
Attributions: Nate Whitney

Parents, Students and Friends -

High Honors

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.

Math Lab

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/

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Fall Orchestra Concert

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 9:01am
Attributions: Nate Whitney

Our awesome MJHS orchestra students along with the orchestra students from MMHS held their Fall Orchestra concert on Wednesday, October 4th. Students performed while wearing their favorite Halloween costumes. It was a great way to start the Halloween season off with a bang!  The concert was held in the MMHS Auditorium and was very well attended. Each Orchestra played two numbers with other individual performances by students between the different orchestra groups. Our MJHS students did very well and are to be congratulated on representing the program so well. Way to go Mustang Orchestra! 

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

High Honors Achievement Program First Meeting

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:26pm
Attributions: Shelly Miller

The first meeting for the High Honors Achievement Program is Wednesday, October 9 during FLEX in Mrs. Miller's room (#113). 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. If you cannot attend the meeting, please see Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Johnston to get the information.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Mustang Message 10/2/17

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 8:50am
Attributions: Nate Whitney

Parents, Students and Friends -

Need for Substitute Teachers

Parents: If you are willing to help us, we do have a real need for substitute teachers. So far this year, we have had many sub requests go unfilled. We are asking for local patrons of MJHS to help fill in. So that you are aware, subs are able to choose the location(s) where they are willing to sub - meaning if you only want to sub for MJHS you can. You are also able to choose your days of availability, with no minimum commitment per month. If you are willing to apply to be a substitute teacher, please visit the Utah Kelly Educational Staffing webpage at http://www.kesutah.appone.com or call our awesome secretary, Theresa Carey here at MJHS to get more information about helping us out as a substitute teacher.

Math Lab

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.

Fight the New Drug Parent Meeting

You are invited to attend one of the Fight the New Drug parent meetings listed below. At the parent meetings, FTND will present all the information which will be given at the school assemblies, as well as additional information on how the pornography industry is targeting children and teens, and what parents can do to better protect themselves and their families. Attending the assemblies/parent presentations will also give you access to the online “Fortify” Fight the New Drug pornography addiction recovery program.

Click this link http://mjhs.nebo.edu/sites/mjhs.nebo.edu/files/Parent%20Invitation_0.pdf  to read the Parent Invitation flyer on our web-site. You can learn more about FTND at www.fightthenewdrug.org

 Parent Meetings:                                                                                   

TOMORROW - Tuesday, October 3rd

Springville Parent Presentation

7:00-8:00 pm in the auditorium of Springville High School

1205 E. 900 S. Springville, UT

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY - Monday, October 9th

Mapleton Parent Presentation

7:00-8:00 pm in the Cafetorium of Mapleton Jr. High

362 E. 1200 N. Mapleton, UT

Upcoming Events at MJHS:

  • Oct. 3 - Golf Tournament @ Hobble Creek 12:00

  • Oct. 3 - Girls Tennis vs SF @ Mapleton Jr High

  • Oct. 4 - Orchestra Fall Showcase 7:00 MMHS

  • Oct. 5 - Girls Intramural Tennis @Springville 3:30

  • Oct. 5 - Girls Tennis vs Diamond Fork @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30

  • Oct. 6 - Cross Country @ Diamond Fork Jr. 3:30

  • Oct. 9 - Girls Tennis JV District Final @ SHS 8:00 am

  • Oct. 9 - Fight the New Drug Assembly 8:35 and 9:30

  • Oct. 9 - Golf District Finals @ Gladstan 10:00 am

  • Oct. 9 - Fight the New Drug Parent Mtg. 7:00 pm

  • 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

We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our MJHS Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official MJHS webpage at: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Congrats to our September Students of the Month!

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 9:34am
Attributions: Haley Miner

Congrats to our September Students of the Month! 

English: Bailey Lundell, Shylo Allison, Sawyer Schramm. Science: Anna Sneddon, Isaac Northcutt, Ashley Gatherum. CTE: Luke Roylance, Randall Correa, Oaklee Tingey. Health: Tayla Roberts. Life Skills: Jeffrey Hall, Riley Dunston, Adam Everett. Social Studies: Chelby Carter, Austin Wilson, Jarom Miller. Fine Arts: Teddy Wright, Miriam Brophy, Aaralynn Faust.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Fight The New Drug Parent Meeting

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:27pm

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You are invited to attend one of the Fight the New Drug parent meetings listed below. At the parent meetings, FTND will present all the information which will be given at the school assemblies, as well as additional information on how the pornography industry is targeting children and teens, and what parents can do to better protect themselves and their families. Attending the assemblies/parent presentations will also give you access to the online “Fortify” Fight the New Drug pornography addiction recovery program.

You can learn more about FTND at www.fightthenewdrug.org 

Parent Meetings:                                                                                   

Tuesday, October 3rd

Springville Parent Presentation

7:00-8:00 pm in the auditorium of Springville High School

1205 E. 900 S. Springville, UT

 

Monday, October 9th

Mapleton Parent Presentation

7:00-8:00 pm in the Cafetorium of Mapleton Jr. High

362 E. 1200 N. Mapleton, UT

 

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Veteran's Day Art Contest: Land of the Free - Because of the Brave

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:05am
Attributions: Suzanne Rowley and Stacy Bryant

We are honoring Veterans at Mapleton Junior High School on Friday, November 10th. We would love to have art displayed throughout the cafetorium and commons area that represent our theme.

You could choose between many different art options such as: drawing, painting, sculpting, constructing, photography, etc. Please make sure it follows the guidelines.

The guidelines are as follows:

1- Think of the theme, "Land of the Free; Because of the Brave," and create a work of art that represents the theme.

2- Make sure it is respectful (no graphic violent scenes)

3- Make sure it honors our veterans

4- The art piece needs to be at least 8x10. We want people to be able to see it and the detail you have worked so hard to create. It can be bigger, but 8x10 is the minimum size.

The top 3 art projects will get prizes and recognized in the assembly!

DUE DATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st. Please submit your entry to Mrs. Rowley room 211

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Rowley or Mrs. Bryant at: 

suzanne.rowley@nebo.edu, stacy.bryant@nebo.edu

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Four Students Represent MJHS at the Fall Captain's Academy

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 8:51am
Attributions: Nate Whitney, Garrett Johnson, and Rillene Nielsen

Last Wednesday, September 20th, several students from Mapleton Junior High were invited to attend Nebo School District's leadership conference and heard about sportsmanship and other life lessons from some awesome speakers. The students that attended were selected from our MJHS fall sports teams.  The fall sport captains representing MJHS were Benny West - Cross Country, Zanna Perry - Cross Country, Luke Roylance - Golf, and Hannah Townsend - Girls Tennis.  

The meeting started off with a speaker from IHC about the importance of sleep for athletes and human beings.  Brodie Berg, a former Pro Golfer turned Fireman, then presented on what it means to be a leader, sharing some great experiences. 

After a short break the final speaker was Wes Ruff, the sports anchor for Channel 4 News.  Ruff presented on sportsmanship and being a captain.  Ruff also had many great experiences and stories to tell. 

It was very beneficial for these young students to attend and to be able to learn more about what it means to be a Captain!

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

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