School News

Mustang Message 3/18/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Fourth Term Starts Today

Spring is here and so is fourth term. Let’s keep up the hard work and really finish strong all the way through May! Final report cards for this term will be sent home on Friday, March 22nd and honor-roll certificates for 3rd Term will be printed and coming home with students on Monday, March 25th

 

Hope Week

This week is HOPE week - HOPE stands for Hold On, Persuade, and Empower. The goal of HOPE week is to spread positivity and kindness.  We want everyone to remember to be an ally and build others up around you as we work to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention in our community.  Activities this week include:

    Monday: Hope week video & Hope chain

    Tuesday: Hope notes & Question Wheel

    Wednesday: Chalk the Walk    

    Thursday: Photo Booth

    Friday: Whipped Cream Challenge

 

Important Parent Information Meeting Tonight at MMHS

This evening, Monday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m., Maple Mountain High School will be hosting an informational meeting by Dr. Christy Kane entitled Unplug and Connect.  This meeting will address some of the issues related to the mental wellness of our students and how electronic devices are impacting our students. You are encouraged to attend with your child. Ideas will be discussed that can help students cope with depression, anxiety, and how to deal with technology as it relates to mental wellness.  Click here to see the informational flyer: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/sites/mjhs.nebo.edu/files/MMHS-Unplug%20%26%20Connect.pdf

 

Interested in Chess?

Nebo district has created a survey for parents in order to gauge the general interest level for a chess club here at MJHS and around other junior high schools in the district.Click the following link to respond to the survey. https://goo.gl/forms/3fMEjIqldihPAAbz1

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Mar. 18 - TERM 4 Begins

Mar. 18 - Teacher Appreciation Week (March 18-22)

Mar. 18 - HOPE WEEK (March 18-22)

Mar. 18 - Teacher Appreciation Week from PTO

Mar. 18 - Girls Golf - Spanish Oaks 12:00 p.m.

Mar. 19 - District Jazz Band Assessment

Mar. 20 - District Choir Festival - Summitt Center 9:00 a.m.

Mar. 25 - Girls Golf - Gladstan 12:00

Mar. 27 - District Choir Festival at Summit Center 9:00 a.m.

Mar. 29 - Track @ MMHS 2:00

 

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/

Dr. Christy Kane Presentation at MMHS

On Monday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m., Maple Mountain High School will be hosting an informational meeting by Dr. Christy Kane entitled Unplug and Connect.  Here is a short video explaining some of what will be covered: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpI9Myzdrqg  

This meeting will address some of the issues related to the mental wellness of our students and how electronic devices are impacting our students.  You are encouraged to attend with your child. Ideas will be discussed that can help students cope with depression, anxiety, and how to deal with technology as it relates to mental wellness.

 

Mustang Message 3/11/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

End of 3rd Term
Please note that the last day of third term is this Thursday, March 14th - Final term grades will be printed and sent home with students the following Friday, March 22nd.

Springville Public Library - Teen Night

Friday, March 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. all youth, grades 7th-12th are invited to come participate in Springville Library’s Leprechaun Gold Scavenger Hunt Teen Night. There will be a lot of fun activities going on - like, The Crimes of Grindelwald movie, Lucky Charms for snacks, Fortnite and Brawl games, Just Dance and much more! Come join the fun this Friday at Springville Public Library.

MMHS Drill Team

MMHS Drill team pre-tryout workshops will be held in MMHS Dance Studio on March 18th from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and March 19th & 20th from 3:30-5:30 - Cost is $15.00 paid at the high school.  Learn the tryout routines March 25th-27th from 6:00-7:25 a.m. in the main gym. There will be a Parent Meeting in the MMHS Team Room on March 27th at 7:00 p.m. Tryout with Judges will be March 28th, from 3:30-7:00 p.m. in the MMHS main gym.

SHS Drill Team

We will have a parent meeting on March 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. A clinic will be held March 26th & 27th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the main gym.  Closed auditions will be March 28th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the main gym.

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Mar. 12 - Boys Tennis Tryouts begin - 3:00 p.m.

Mar. 14 - Term 3 Ends

Mar. 14 - Choir Festival 8:15 a.m.

Mar. 15 - State Concert Band Festival

Mar. 15 - NO SCHOOL- Parent/Teacher Conference Comp Day

Mar. 18 - TERM 4 Begins

Mar. 18 - HOPE WEEK

Mar. 18 - Teacher Appreciation Week from PTO

Mar. 18 - Girls Golf - Spanish Oaks 12:00 p.m.

Mar. 19 - District Jazz Band Assessment

Mar. 20 - District Choir Festival - Summitt Center 9:00 a.m.

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/

 

 

Mustang Message 3/4/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

End of Third Term

Please note that the end of the term is coming up quickly, on Thursday, March 14th.  That is just two weeks away. Students: Please check with teachers to get any missing work gathered, completed and turned in by each teacher’s cut-off date (usually several days before that last day of the term). Parents: please encourage students to work with their teachers to get any missing work or tests finished.  Be the Change... to achieve high levels of student success!

 

You Can Still Enroll in 9th Grade Honors English

We are extending the deadline for Honors English 9 applications through Friday, March 8. If you have an 8th grade student who wants to take Honors English next year and he/she has not yet turned in an application form, please complete and return the form by this Friday. Applications can be picked up from your English teacher, the counseling office, or from Mrs. Hatch. Please return the completed form, along with a writing sample, to your English teacher. Honors English is similar to regular English, but we study a little deeper and move a little more quickly. If your student prefers a more challenging class, make sure they apply for Honors.

 

Follow Up from 9th Grade High School Visit

Today all 9th graders visited either MMHS or SHS for Sophomore Orientation.  They received important registration information and forms. These forms need to be completed and returned on Friday, March 8th, with parent signatures.  The counselors from the high schools will be in our building on Friday to help students get registered and collect the registration forms. The registrations will be done during their social studies class.

 

Girls Golf

The inaugural season for Jr. High Girls Golf is going to be starting. Any girls interested in playing girls golf this spring must attend one of two meetings. The first is on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Mapleton Jr. High in room 204. The second is on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. at Springville Jr. High. Any interested students should begin the eligibility process on Register My Athlete by following this link:  http://mjhs.nebo.edu/news/information-register-my-athlete and follow the instructions. If you have any questions please contact Coach Peterson at cassidy.peterson@nebo.edu.

 

MJHS School Dance

LIGHT IT UP!!! This Thursday, March 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Come one, come all. Wear white or neon and let the party begin!  Please be aware that only Mapleton Jr. High students may attend. Cost is $5.00/person

 

MMHS Drill Team Coach

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in trying out for the 2019-20 Ellevés Drill Team on Thursday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m. in the MMHS team room.   Important information regarding tryouts and the tryout packet will be given out at this meeting. Come find out everything you need to know for tryouts! If you cannot attend the meeting or have any questions, please contact Coach Molly Brenchley.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Mar. 4 - School Musical - Mulan 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 6 - District Concert Band Assessment

Mar. 7 - School Dance from 6-8 p.m.

Mar. 10 - Daylight Savings Time Begins

Mar. 12 - Orchestra III State Jr High Festival

Mar. 12 - Boys Tennis Tryouts 3:00 p.m.

Mar. 12- Orchestra III State Jr High Festival

Mar. 14 - Term 3 Ends

Mar. 14 - Choir Festival 8:15 a.m.

Mar. 14 - Boys Tennis Tryouts 3:00 p.m.

Mar. 15 - State Concert Band Festival

Mar. 15 - NO SCHOOL  Parent Teacher Conference Comp Day

 

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/

Kindergarten Registration is Moving to Summer

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

Kindergarten Registration is Moving to Summer

Kindergarten registration, traditionally held in March, will be moved to the summer and combined with grades 1st -12th. More detailed information regarding summer registration for K-6th will be sent out to you before the end of the school year.

Parents can prepare now for registering their kindergarten children by making sure they have a birth certificate and that their child is current on the following immunizations: DTap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Varicella and MMR by the end of July.  

We appreciate your help getting the word out. Please contact your school office if you have any questions. Thank you.

Mustang Message 2/19/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Parent Teacher Conferences

P/T Conferences will be held this week on Thursday, February 21st, from 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. ** Reminder: Teachers will be in the gym for the first half of the evening from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and then in their classrooms from 6:00 pm until 8:00 p.m.  Our P/T Conference is a great time to visit with teachers and discuss how your student(s) is doing in class. Before you head in, please stop by the front office to pick up a copy of your student's midterm grade report.

Spring Musical - Mulan

Come one, come all! Mapleton Junior High will be presenting Disney's Mulan Jr. on February 28th, March 1st, 2nd, and 4th at 7pm in the MJHS cafetorium. Mulan Jr. is a musical based on the 1998 Disney movie and includes favorites such as "Reflection", "I'll Make A Man Out of You", and "A Girl Worth Fighting For". Tickets are $5 each or $25 for immediate families (parents and children) and will be sold at the door starting at 6:30pm before each performance. Because of district financial policies, ONLY CASH OR CHECK can be accepted. Please come and support our awesome actors and crew! Mulan Jr. is directed by Kelly Cook, with assistant direction by Devin Jackman and music direction by Kevin Diehl.

MJHS Boys Tennis Tryouts

There will be an informational tennis meeting on February 28th at 2:45 p.m. in Mr. Stevenson’s room (#214) for all boys wanting to tryout for the MJHS Varsity, JV and Intramural Boys Tennis teams. All interested boys, grades 7th - 9th should attend. Visit with Mr. Stevenson for more information.

MJHS Track Team

If you attend MJHS - you are invited to join the MJHS Track Team! There will be an information meeting tomorrow February 20th in the Main Gym, right after school.  The season will start the first week of March - You must be registered through “Register My Athlete” AND have a current physical by the first day of practice to be eligible. For more information, come to the meeting tomorrow or speak with Coach Lines or Coach Carter right away!

MMHS Track

Attention all those 9th graders interest in participating on the MMHS track team. We will be having a parent and athlete meeting on Wednesday, February 20th @ 6PM in the MMHS cafeteria. Contact Coach Lake if you are unable to attend for more information.

SHS Boys Soccer

9th grade boys wishing to try out for the Springville Boys Soccer team, we will be having a meeting to inform all of the requirements to try out for the team. Players and parents are invited. The meeting will be held this Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. the February 7th in the SHS Drama Room. Tryouts begin February 25th at 4:00 p.m.

SHS Boys Tennis Tryouts

Tennis tryouts for 9th grade boys who will be attending SHS begin February 25-28 at SHS tennis courts from 3-5 p.m. daily.  You must register on www.registermyathlete.com  sign the e-documents and receive a physical from a physician.  You must turn in the physical at the SHS front office to receive a slip to be eligible to tryout.

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Feb. 21 - Parent Teacher Conference 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. in the main gym

Feb. 21 - Parent Teacher Conference 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in teacher classrooms

Feb. 22 - Band/Orchestra Combined Concert - SHS 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 28 - School Musical - Mulan 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 1 - School Musical - Mulan 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 2 - School Musical - Mulan 7:00 p.m.

 

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/

 

 

February Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Mitzi Rawson

Attributions: 
Kelly Cook

Mitzi is someone who genuinely cares for staff members, students, and parents alike. No matter the circumstances and no matter the need, she serves everyone with a smile and makes the school a warm, friendly place to be. Staff members in the office say the following about Mitzi:

“Mitzi...always smiles, no matter how her day is going. She takes the time to teach students...she is a true joy to work every day with!”

“She always has a smile and is pleasant with people even and especially when they don't deserve it. She makes a real effort to get to know all the students and their parents. She does all of this with a friendly cheery smile.”

“Mitzi has such compassion for those students who come in the office sick or injured, and there are at least several every day. She is always kind to them, and takes care of their needs as quickly as possible.  They know she cares about them.”

“Mitzi has a smile, a warm welcome, tease or a joke for everyone who comes into the office. She's great!”

We love Mitzi and are so grateful for all she does at MJHS!

Mustang Message 2/11/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Parent Teacher Conferences

PLEASE BE AWARE - P/T Conferences will be held NEXT week on Thursday, February 21st, from 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Notice this is a change from the small magnet calendars that were distributed in August showing it on Valentines Day) Our P/T Conference is a great time to visit with teachers and discuss how your student(s) is doing in class. Teachers will be in the gym for the first half of the evening from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and then in their classrooms from 6:00 pm until 8:00 p.m. Before you head in, please stop by the front office to pick up a copy of your student's midterm grade report.

 

Registration for Next Year

Parents, please be aware that students will begin next year’s registration process this week. Course selection for 8th grade students going into 9th grade will be completed this Friday, February 15th in U.S. History classes based on the course selections made during the CCR Conferences earlier this year and turned in on the blue registration sheets last week. Registration information for 7th grade students going into 8th grade was sent home with students today in their College and Career Awareness class.  Forms are due back on Thursday, February 14th. For further information contact the counseling center at (801)-489-2896

 

Mandatory Information for Participation In ANY Spring Sport

With Track and Field, Boys Tennis, and Girls Golf quickly approaching - Please be aware that Nebo School District requires that athletes who are trying out for any team sport have a current physical exam on file BEFORE trying out for the team. Exams are valid for one year. Parents will need to go to  www.registermyathlete.com to register their student and then upload the physical exam information as well as electronically sign other participation disclosures and information. No student will be allowed to try out for a sport without first completing the athletic registration at the Register MyAthlete.Com website. Click here for step by step directions on using Register My Athlete -  http://mjhs.nebo.edu/news/information-register-my-athlete

 

MJHS Boys Tennis Tryouts

There will be an informational tennis meeting on February 28th at 2:45 p.m. in Mr. Stevenson’s room (#214) for all boys wanting to tryout for the MJHS Varsity, JV and Intramural Boys Tennis teams. All interested boys, grades 7th - 9th should attend. Visit with Mr. Stevenson for more information.

 

SHS Boys Soccer

9th grade boys wishing to try out for the Springville Boys Soccer team, we will be having a meeting to inform all of the requirements to try out for the team. Players and parents are invited. The meeting will be held this Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. the February 7th in the SHS Drama Room. Tryouts begin February 25th at 4:00 p.m.

 

SHS Boys Tennis Tryouts

Tennis tryouts for 9th grade boys who will be attending SHS begin February 25-28 at SHS tennis courts from 3-5 p.m. daily.  You must register on www.registermyathlete.com  sign the e-documents and receive a physical from a physician.  You must turn in the physical at the SHS front office to receive a slip to be eligible to tryout.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Feb. 18 - President’s Day - NO SCHOOL

Feb. 21 - Parent Teacher Conference 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 22 - Band/Orchestra Combined Concert - SHS 7:00 p.m.

 

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/

Mustang Message 2/4/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Stakeholder Survey for Parents and Students

Your input is requested on the annual Stakeholder Survey sent out by Troy Bohling for Nebo School District. Each school will use the feedback to look at areas of strength as well as areas in which improvement might be made. The feedback helps a great deal as we try to build a strong and positive culture and practice here at MJHS. We encourage your participation in this survey. Parents will receive a re-usable link to the email address found in Aspire. Students will receive a re-usable link to the student email address found in Aspire, or they can use the general link found on the front page of the Nebo School District website under Announcements.

 

Mandatory Information for Participation In ANY Spring Sport

With Boys Tennis, Girls Golf and Track quickly approaching - Please be aware that Nebo School District requires that athletes who are trying out for any team sport have a current physical exam on file BEFORE trying out for the team. Exams are valid for one year. Parents will need to go to  www.registermyathlete.com to register their student and then upload the physical exam information as well as electronically sign other participation disclosures and information. No student will be allowed to try out for a sport without first completing the athletic registration at the Register MyAthlete.Com website. Click here for step by step directions on using Register My Athlete -  http://mjhs.nebo.edu/news/information-register-my-athlete

 

SHS Softball Tryout Meeting

Anyone who is planning to try out for the Springville High School softball team this year MUST attend a mandatory tryout meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 5:15 pm in the SHS Cafeteria. At least one parent should attend as well. Information will be given about tryouts and the upcoming season. If you have any questions please contact Jill Thackeray (jill.thackeray@nebo.edu).

 

SHS Boys Soccer

9th grade boys wishing to try out for the Springville Boys Soccer team, we will be having a meeting to inform you of the requirements to try out for the team. Players and parents are invited. The meeting will be held this Thursday night @ 6:30 the February 7th in the SHS Drama Room. Tryouts begin February 25th at 4:00 PM.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Feb. 5 - Girls District B-Ball Final @ Spanish Fork High  5:00 p.m.

Feb. 5 - Boys District B-Ball Final @ Spanish Fork High  7:00 p.m.

Feb. 6 - Student Art Show Entries Due - Main Office

Feb. 8 - Mid Term

 

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/

 

 

December Spirit of the Mustang - Kelly Cook

Attributions: 
Angie Fielding

Recently, I watched the movie Cinderella, the theme throughout the movie is "have courage and be kind." I immediately thought of Kelly Cook when I heard those words (and the fact that she loves Lilly James in the movie seemed the most appropriate way to describe Kelly).  Kelly has taught me so much about love and compassion in the short time that I have known her. Everyday I watch her show up for her students, treating them with dignity and respect. When dealing with difficult situations, she exemplifies the importance of responding instead of reacting to the students. She always shows confidence in her students' abilities to do hard things, and encourages and motivates her students to keep trying and do their best.

Kelly is not only amazingly talented with her craft of acting and singing, but she also is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. I admire her courage to be authentic and personal with those around her; by doing so, she holds space for others to do the same.  I feel honored and grateful to have you as a friend. Thank you for all you do! You are a blessing to all those you associate with.   

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