Spirit of the Mustang Award - September 2016

Attributions: 
Bonny Groneman

The person I have picked to represent The Spirit of the Mustang for the month of September is Melissa Heaton.  Our theme for this year is –Making a Mustang Difference. I believe Melissa makes a “Mustang” difference as a teacher, a mentor, a leader, and a friend.

 

Melissa is a master teacher who exemplifies so many wonderful qualities!  She is organized and prepared each day, is an expert with classroom management, knowledgeable, and loves what she teaches.  I love walking into her classroom where there is warmth, love, and a challenge. She loves her students and helps them reach their goals.

 

She has been a mentor for Mapleton Junior High where she has assisted many English interns  (and other teachers ) in developing skills to become teachers.

As a mentor she touched many lives.  Melissa communicates effectively and has a unique way of helping new teachers see in themselves the changes needed to improve and become great teachers.

 

She is a leader in the English department at our school, as well as serving on many committees in connection with BYU and other literacy groups.  Melissa not only attends many conferences to gain knowledge but has been the presenter to large groups too.  Shadow Mountain is a great example where she served as a counselor.  The young kids loved her and she was a wonderful asset for others involved.

 

Melissa makes a “Mustang” difference by being a great friend.  She is always there to talk to and collaborate with and definitely have fun with!  Lunch just isn’t the same without Melissa there.  As we have faced a difficult beginning to our school year—with the passing of our dear friend and teacher Alisha Adams –it was Melissa that lead the way in helping Alisha’s Mom and also helping us as a faculty feel closure and unity.

 

Congratulations Melissa!  You represent the true Spirit of a Mustang.

 

Welcome Back Assembly

Attributions: 
Andrea Pond

Today the student government introduced our theme for the 2016-2017 "Make a Mustang Difference" with an amazing welcome back assembly.  The student government has worked all summer on this assembly which included games for the students and teachers and a dance.  Thanks to all the student and teacher volunteers for participating, it was a fun way to start off the school year!   

HOPE Squad Application 2016-2017

Attributions: 
Kirsten Hullinger

Dear Parents and Students of MJHS,

We are excited to start a new year here at MJHS. As we begin the new school year we are starting the process of selecting new HOPE Squad members. As a HOPE Squad member students need to display naturally good listening skills and have a warm and caring demeanor towards all students. We are looking for students that their peers trust to talk to during difficult times.

After the nomination process, the students selected will be invited to serve on the HOPE Squad for the 2016-17 school year. HOPE Squad is a peer support team. If the student chooses to serve, with parent permission, they will be trained in observation, listening, and referral skills during FLEX once a month throughout the school year.

There are two ways in which students will be selected.

The first is through a peer nomination process. To nominate a classmate please go to

https://docs.google.com/a/nebo.edu/forms/d/1dA5eBQyQH22dKlQ_X4IBMS_R9T3wTmtQYkPUuS8TrfY/edit 

before Friday, September 2, to nominate a peer that you feel would be a trustworthy and understanding friend to those struggling.

If you or your student is interested in becoming a HOPE Squad member we encourage you to come to the office and pick up an application. We will be accepting applications up until Friday, September 2.

We would appreciate if you would encourage your kids to thoughtfully consider who they would like to nominate. Thanks so much for your time and consideration. If you have any questions and or concerns please contact Kirsten Hullinger at801.489.2844 ext 1436 or email kirsten.hullinger@nebo.edu

Sincerely,

Kirsten Hullinger

Counselor MJHS

 

Ms. Adams Memorial Service

Attributions: 
Andrea Pond

Mapleton Junior High will be having a memorial open house service for Ms. Alisha Adams Tuesday, August 30th from 3-5 pm.  It will be held at MJHS (outside and cafetorium). 

School Community Council 2016-2017

Attributions: 
Mike Adams

 

Voting for the Mapleton Jr. High School Community Council for the 2016-17 school year begins today and will conclude on Friday the 26th of August. You may use the link below to vote or if you prefer, there are paper ballots in the front office. Please enter your name, select up to four candidates by checking the boxes next to their names and then click submit. Thank you for your time and thank you to the candidates for their willingness to serve.

https://docs.google.com/a/nebo.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxPNRel7bWDxAD8YriY...

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