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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:
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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/
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!
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.