The 7th graders that are currently in Utah Studies had the opportunity to go to This is the Place State Park. We had such a great time learning about the history of Utah. We learned about the Navajo Hogans, the life of a mountain man, how to pull a handcart, the business of saddle making, black smithing, and how a school was run in the 1800's. The students realized that they really have it easy in this day and age since the teachers don't make them wear dunce caps and make them stand against the walls. We had a great time and it was an awesome learning experience.
Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the September 2014 Students of the Month. Each academic area selects one outstanding student per grade level to represent their department for student of the month. In order to be selected these students must show superior academic achievement along with exceptional citizenship. The MJHS students of the month were invited to a pizza party to celebrate this fantastic accomplishment. The students of the month for September are (listed by academic area):
CTE - Grace Poulsen, McKenna Poulsen, Madeline Tolman, Kiana Barker
Holly Tippets exemplifies the “Spirit of the Mustang” as a teacher that is always putting the student first. As I have observed her classroom and collaborated with her, it is obvious that students adore her. Her enthusiasm and energy about life and the subject that she teaches is addictive. She creates a unique environment in her classroom that makes the students feel welcome, appreciated, and challenged all at the same time. Her creative and innovative teaching strategies, lessons, and activities set her apart as an exceptional teacher that I think we all admire.