School News

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

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

Four Students Represent MJHS at the Fall Captain's Academy

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!

Looking For Veterans Related to Students

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As Veteran's Day approaches, Mapleton Jr. is looking for veterans who are parents, grandparents, or siblings of our students. We are looking for veterans who could come to our Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 10 as well as Veterans that we could honor with their picture in a slideshow. Please go pick up a form from Mrs. Rowley in room 211 or Mrs. Bryant in room 401 if you have someone who fits this criteria that you would like to include.

We are grateful for the sacrifice of our veterans and their families! Thank you for helping us put together a meaningful school assembly.

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Theresa Carey

Attributions: 
Administration and Counselors of MJHS

Theresa Carey was honored on Tuesday with the Spirit of the Mustang. This is what our administrators and counselors had to say about her:

Whether it is related to the finance office or not Theresa is super willing to jump in and do what needs to be done. She has vast experience and generally knows the answer to any question right away. She is also super down to earth and willing to look at problems from different perspectives. More specifically, she always has a cocktail of Exedrin and Ibuprofen when I've got a headache.

Theresa is always so helpful and is willing to do anything that is asked of her. She will drop everything to help you even when she has 101 things to do herself. She is a great example of doing what she has been asked to do, even when Suzanne asked her years ago to step out in the hall during passing time…she still does it every single day, every period. I had a cold last week and Theresa asked me every day how I was doing and how to help my day go better all while she had a worse cold than I did.

When I heard I was going to be the principal of MJHS, one of the very first thoughts I had was - "Awesome I get to go back and work with Theresa again!" When I was here the first time around she was so helpful and nice and really made me feel good about how I was doing. Guess what - it's the same again, she has helped me to figure out what I'm supposed to be doing and coached me through all the difficult financial things. She has done it in a way that makes me feel like I'm doing ok - she is so supportive that way. Thanks Theresa for being so kind and helpful - you're amazing!

Theresa is all about family.  She is always taking care of a family member in one way or another and making sure they have nothing to worry about in times of crisis.  She also shows so much love and pride when she talks about her family and makes me wish I was a part of it.  I guess when I think about it I really am part of Theresa's family because I belong to Mapleton Junior High and that means Theresa is going to take care of me.  I can't count the number of times I have had a concern outside of school and Theresa is there to offer advice, understanding, and a genuine compassion.  She really feels like a big sister to me and I'm sure many of you could say the same thing.  I have loved working with Theresa and every time I have had a conversation with her I realize that I came away from it feeling lots better about myself or the situation.  Thanks for taking care of your school family just like you take care or your own family!

Theresa is always extremely helpful and kind, she always know the answer for a question when asked. She has been there as a friend and coworker and I know I could go to her for anything.  Theresa puts in so much time and effort into her job as well being very determined to make the office a better place to be each day.  She very much deserves the spirit of the mustang award! I wish she would bring me lunch every day because she always has the yummiest fresh vegetables!

First Dance of the Year Tonight

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SWING into the school year by coming to the first dance! It's tonight from 6-8pm. Wear camoflauge, green, black, or white. Cost of entry is three dollars. There will be music, friends, prizes, and a good time. Hope to see as many students there as possible!

New Michael Vey Book Waiting List

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The new Michael Vey book, The Final Spark, comes out on September 12th. Since this is a popular book, our librarian, Lori Marett, will be ordering multiple copies. If you would like to be on the waiting list to be able to check it out, go to the library and put yourself on the list. The sooner you are on the list, the sooner you'll be able to check it out. Thank goodness for good books and libraries!

Nebo School District Announces Opening of Nebo Peak Center

The Nebo School Board of Education and 
Superintendent Rick Nielsen
invite Nebo students, parents and partners to
the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tour

on Monday, August 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

for

Nebo Peak Center: Advanced Learning Center (ALC), 
Fieldhouse, Warehouse, & Maintenance Building
Ben Ford, Administrator
161 East 400 North
Salem, UT 84653

MJHS Summer Office Hours

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Monday-Thursday:  9am-2pm

Friday: 9am-Noon

Talent Show

Attributions: 
Andrea Pond

Today was the MJHS talent show, we had a lot of talented students that performed!  This was a great way to start the last week of school.  Thank you to those that participated and put on a great show. 

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