School News

May Spirit of the Mustang Recipient

Attributions: 
Misty Carter

In trying to decide who to pass this award to, I have asked myself many times what criteria to use.  There are so many here deserving of this award. There are those who are selfless, kind, and giving. I know many who go the extra mile everyday and who believe the best in their students.  Many are popular with students because of their fun and engaging lessons. Many are less noticed, but quietly do amazing things for students and staff alike. Then I asked myself what does it mean to have the spirit of a mustang?  

 

Mustangs are a mythic symbol of freedom, heroism, romance, limitless possibilities, and the vanishing West.  Along with that fantasy, wild horses also embody some of the intractable complexities and contradictions of modern American life.

 

As teachers we deal daily with complexities and contradictions.  That might be how students see us, how we feel about the job, or just the complexities of human nature.  Heaven knows our students bring enough complexity to this job for all of us. Some amongst us, in spite of the daily grind of this job continue to help us believe in the limitless possibilities of human capacity, to believe that what we do everyday matters.  They push themselves and their students to the limits and help them see the wonder of the human mind and the world around us. They take complex things and make them simple. Simple enough that a 7th or 8th grader can understand it. They make sense of a disorderly sometimes chaotic work and keep the end goal in mind: Student learning.  They help other teachers align and design their curriculum. They are a support to their department and new teachers. They understand the basics of this profession and teach others to use the data to improve. The person that has helped me see and focus the most on the basics this year is….Julie Hammari. Julie is an incredible teacher; driven, organized, and knowledgeable.  She has clear expectations and knows how to use the data to see if students have met those expectations. She is always willing to reteach something or try something new to help students learn. She has helped me improve my curriculum in both content and DOK level. She is a great friend and valued member of our science team. Thank you Julie for helping us and our students reach our potential.   

 

Mustang Message 5/20/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Last Mustang Message for 2018-19 School Year

This will be the last Mustang Message this school year.  Many thanks go out to all our supportive parents, our hardworking students and our amazing teachers for a successful year!  Look for the next Mustang Message in the later part of July. It will contain registration dates and other back to school information.

 

If You Are Attending Lagoon - PLEASE READ

Thursday, May 23rd is Lagoon day - Rain or shine, buses will leave promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive at school by 7:40 a.m. in order to load the buses.  Because we have to pay the bus company for your student’s seat whether they go or not, refunds will not be available to those that miss the bus or choose not to attend. In order to accurately account for each student, they will need to ride the same bus up and back.  On the bus ride up students will be informed that buses will leave Lagoon promptly at 3:30 p.m. We estimate that we will be home between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. Some parents have asked about picking up their own student at a prearranged time. If you are planning on picking your student up at Lagoon, rather than having them ride the bus home, please provide a parent/guardian note, signed and dated, giving permission to your student to be released.  Students must give this note to the teacher as they board the bus here at MJHS so that we are aware of the situation. Because of student safety concerns, only students that provide a written note will be permitted to be released and not ride the bus home. Entrance tickets to Lagoon are $35. Students will purchase their entrance ticket when they arrive at Lagoon on May 23rd - OR - Student tickets may be purchased in advance, online at http://www.lagoonpark.com/ using promo code: SCHOOL19  - click the “Buy Tickets” button in the upper right corner. Be aware that school rate tickets are ONLY valid May 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2019. (Lagoon does not accept checks). School will be held during normal hours for those students who choose not to go to Lagoon or are not eligible to attend.

 

What to Expect the Last Week of School

   - Before Friday this week, students will need to sign up for our last day of school activities that will be offered by each teacher. Sign-up sheets are on each teacher’s doors and students will need to attend the activities they have signed up for.

   - Final locker cleanout will be Tuesday, May 21st during the last 10 minutes of 7th period - Make sure to take everything home because you will not have access to your locker for the rest of the week.

   - Early Yearbook Distribution will be on Wednesday, May 22nd during 1st period - All students that purchased a yearbook and don’t owe any fines or lunch money will receive their yearbook at this time.

   - Lagoon Day is Thursday, May 23rd - Please read the Lagoon paragraph above for important information

   - Last Day of School Information: Friday May 24th is the last day of school! Students will attend the activities they have signed up for during the first 3 periods of the day - followed by various fun outdoor activities on the back field. Please note that backpacks will not be allowed in the building on Friday.  Students should bring only their yearbook and a pen to sign yearbooks with on Friday. If a student brings a backpack it will need to be left in the office until school ends. School will be released at 11:15 a.m. - Please plan accordingly - HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

 

Lost and Found

We have put all the lost and found items from the office and PE on tables in the commons area.  If your child has misplaced any of their belongings this year please have them look through the lost and found.  We will be donating all items to Tabitha’s Way or Deseret Industries after May 24th.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

May 21 - Shakespeare Parent Meeting 5:00 p.m. Room 302

May 21 - Final Locker Clean Out

May 22 - Early Yearbook Distribution

May 23 - Lagoon Day

May 24 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - OUT @ 11:15 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/

Candy Bomber Visits MJHS

Attributions: 
Stacy Bryant

Gail Halvorsen, the Candy Bomber, taught Mrs. Bryant's class today that the keys to happiness are Attitude, Gratitude, and Service Before Self. It was amazing to have him visit and it was all thanks to Lizzie Tew, who took it upon herself to set it up. We are so grateful he could come and share his wisdom with us!

Mustang Message 5/13/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Lunch Accounts and Other School Fees and Fines

The school year is quickly winding down and with that we remind parents to make sure that your student’s lunch balance is caught up and kept current.  Also, please make sure any outstanding balances for school fees or fines are taken care of ASAP with Mrs. Carey in the front office. PLEASE BE AWARE that in order to receive a yearbook on May 22nd and to qualify for Lagoon all outstanding balances owed must be paid in full. Your help in this regard is greatly appreciated.

 

Please Return All Library Books

Students and Parents, please be aware that all library books were due last Friday - We have a wonderful library and want to keep our collection in tact and growing. If you have a library book that has not yet been returned, you are asked to return it to Mrs. Marett in the library ASAP.  

 

Lagoon Day Reminder

Bus ticket sales continue - approx 70% of available bus seats have been sold. Remember, bus tickets cost $15 and entrance tickets to Lagoon are $35. Students will purchase their bus ticket in the front office and will purchase their entrance ticket when they arrive at Lagoon on May 23rd - OR - Student tickets may be purchased in advance, online at http://www.lagoonpark.com/ using promo code: SCHOOL19  - click the “Buy Tickets” button in the upper right corner. Be aware that school rate tickets are ONLY valid May 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2019. (Lagoon does not accept checks). Please be aware of the following criteria for participation in Lagoon Day: All outstanding balances for lunch and/or other school fees must be paid; Student’s may not attend if they have a citizenship grade of N or U in more than 1 class or have an administrative U.

 

MMHS Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer Pre-Tryout Parent and Athlete information meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

in the MMHS Cafeteria.

 

MMHS Girls Tennis

There will be an information meeting Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m. in the team room A-117 for any girl who is interested in trying out for the girls tennis team in the fall. You must be in grades 9-12 next year. If you have any questions please contact Coach Julie Edwards (801)318-7752.

 

MMHS Football

Attention 9th grade boys. Would you like to meet face to face or mano a mano as they said anciently, squared off against your opponent on the field of battle. If so, then football might be the sport for you. Fame and glory await you on the field. There is a parent meeting Monday, May 13, @ 6:00 p.m. in the MMHS cafeteria. They will go over all summer dates, camps, costs, etc. Please have your parents plan on attending if you dare.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

May 14 - Tennis JV District Finals Tournament @ Springville HS 8:00 a.m.

May 14 - Track District Finals @ SHHS 9:15 a.m.

May 14 - Theatre 1 Performances 6:00 p.m.

May 14 - MJHS Spring Orchestra Concert 7:00 p.m. @ MMHS

May 14 - Track District Finals @ SHHS 9:15 a.m

May 15 - Auditions for Shakespeare Team 3:00 p.m.

May 16 - Choir Anthem Concerts - Session #1- 7:00 p.m. / Session #2- 7:45 p.m.

May 17 - Dance Showcase (During Flex) 9:00 a.m.

May 20 - Awards Assembly by grade: 7th - 8:15 a.m. / 8th - 8:50 a.m. / 9th - 9:55 a.m.

May 21 - Shakespeare Parent Meeting 5:00 p.m. Room 302

May 21 - Final Locker Clean Out (Take everything home)

May 22 - Early Yearbook Distribution

May 23 - Lagoon Day

May 24 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - OUT @ 11:15

 

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 4/29/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Lagoon Day Information Coming Home This Friday

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Information and permission slips regarding this year’s Lagoon Day on May 23rd will be coming home with students this Friday, May 3rd. Bus ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, May 7th and continue until available buses fill up. Bus tickets will cost $15 and entrance tickets to Lagoon are $35. Students will purchase their bus ticket in the front office from Mrs. Carey and will purchase their entrance ticket when they arrive at Lagoon. Please be aware of the following criteria for participation in Lagoon Day: All outstanding balances for lunch and/or other school fees must be paid; Citizenship grade cannot be an N or U in more than 1 class.

 

Lunch Accounts and Other School Fees and Fines

The school year is quickly winding down and with that we remind parents to make sure that your student’s lunch balance is caught up and kept current.  Also, please make sure any outstanding balances for school fees or fines are taken care of ASAP with Mrs. Carey in the front office. PLEASE BE AWARE that in order to receive a yearbook on May 22nd and to qualify for Lagoon all outstanding balances owed must be paid in full. Your help in this regard is greatly appreciated.

 

Talent Show Is Coming

It's time for the School Talent Show! We are looking for top notch student acts of, singing, dancing, acting, instrumental pieces, garage bands, etc. All MJHS students are welcome to try out for a spot in the Talent Show assembly. To sign up for an audition time, please see Mrs. Rowley in room 211 between May 1st and 3rd. Auditions will be held on Monday May 6th after school in the cafeteria. If you need more information, talk to Mrs. Rowley or Mrs. Bryant.

 

Yearbook Sales Will Continue until Sold Out

Your last chance to buy a yearbook is coming up quickly - If you haven’t paid for a yearbook yet and would like to buy one, you need to pay the $30 cost to Mrs. Carey in the finance office. Because there are only a limited number of yearbooks remaining and we cannot order more, yearbook sales continue on a first come first served basis until they are sold out.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

April 30 - Tennis vs Mt. Nebo @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30 p.m.

May 1 - 9th Grade Day 8:45 a.m.

May 2 - LaCaille Field Trip 9:15 a.m.

May 2 - Intramural Tennis @ Salem Hills High 3:30 p.m.

May 2 - Tennis vs Diamond Fork @ Mapleton 3:30 p.m.

May 3 - Track Meet @ Salem Hills High 2:00 p.m.

May 7 - Tennis vs Payson @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30 p.m.

May 8 - Jr. High Orchestra Festival @ UVU

May 9 - Intramural Tennis @ SF Sports Park 3:30 p.m.

May 9 - Theatre 4 Performances 7:00 p.m.

May 10 - Track Meet @ MMHS 2:00 p.m.

May 10 - Symphonic, Jazz and Beginning Band Spring Concert 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/

Tyler Jackson - State Math Winner

Attributions: 
Cassidy Peterson

Congratulations to Tyler Jackson for his outstanding effort at the State Math Contest. Tyler took 4th place at the 7th grade level and was honored at a banquet at Weber State on Tuesday. 

Utah Shakespeare in Nebo Schools

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production – this year performing one of the world’s first psychological thrillers, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

An evening performance for everyone is this Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 at Springville High School, 1205 East 900 South, Springville, UT. Another performance will be held on Monday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Spanish Fork High, 300 West 99 North, Spanish Fork. And, admission is free. 

Michael Bahr, the festival’s education director directed this production. “For many of our audiences this will be the first time they have seen a professional Shakespeare production,” said Bahr. “This program seeks to entertain, enrich, and educate with innovative and accessible performances to rural and urban schools and communities, many of which would not have this opportunity otherwise.”

Come be entertained and enriched with one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays – and again, admission is free!!!

Trash Mustang Sculpture Created by MJHS Student

Attributions: 
Keith Richards

Our school theme this year is to "Be the Change" and our student has done just that. He wanted to Be the Change in the school by making it a cleaner place. Since the beginning of the school year he has been picking up trash and even though there were no plans in the beginning to create something out of all the collected trash, he decided he wanted to make some kind of sculpture out of all the trash.  He showed up with his finished project, and what an amazing job he did! What an amazing example he is to our school. 

Captains' Academy

Attributions: 
Mike Adams

Athletic leaders from secondary schools in Nebo School District gathered on March 27, 2019 for Captains’ Academy, a program implemented to increase communication and friendship among student athletes and encourage sportsmanship and leadership. The team captains from MJHS who attended are pictured from left to right; Mac Peterson (Tennis), Jarren Picket (Track) and Olivia Larsen (Track).

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