School News

Mustang Message 11/12/18

Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,


Thank You Veterans!

Although yesterday November 11th was officially Veterans Day it is being observed nationwide today. With that in mind MJHS wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who have contributed so much to the freedom of this nation and our community by serving in our armed forces. We sincerely honor and appreciate your service! Today during Mustang time all students participated in a lesson about Veterans Day. Please be sure and ask your student what they felt and learned today as they participated in our Veterans Day Mustang Time lesson.


Winter Clothing Drive for the Homeless

We are working with the Food and Care Coalition in Provo through the month of November to help gather adult-sized coats and other winter clothing for the homeless.  Our school goal is 150 items! Please send donations to school with your student and put them in the collection box located in the front office. There is an urgent need for the following adult-sized winter clothing:

Coats – new or gently used

Gloves – new or gently used

Hats – new only

Scarves – new only


You Are Invited to Try-Out for the Spring Musical - Mulan

This year, MJHS will be presenting "Mulan" for the spring musical! Auditions will be held November 26th, 27th, and 28th after school. Performances will be February 28th, March 1st, 2nd, and 4th. Swing by Miss Cook's room (302) to pick up an audition packet and sign up for an audition time!


SHS Baseball

All 9th grade boys who will be attending SHS and would like to participate in baseball winter workouts please come to a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 2:40 p.m. in the MJHS cafetorium.  Couch Brad Poulson will be here to answer all your questions.


SHS Boys Soccer

Open Play for SHS Boys Soccer will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week.  It will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the ACL indoor field in Salem 161 E 400 N.


National Education Support Professionals Day

Wednesday, November 14th is ESP day, and with that we want to let all our custodial staff, school secretaries, classroom technicians, school lunch workers, bus drivers and school nurse know how much we appreciate and value what they do for our school. Business runs so smoothly because of all of your work and efforts. Thanks again classified staff! It is when all of us work together, students, parents, faculty and staff that we may truly live up to our school motto: Students are the focus, success is the goal!


Upcoming Events at MJHS

Nov 13 - Coat Drive Begins - Bring your donations to the front office!

Nov. 14 - Wrestling @ Springville Jr. High 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 - Girls B-Ball MJHS vs Mt. Ridge 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL  

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:

Making Dreams Come True for Nebo Cancer Student

Lana Hiskey

Kallie received three more rounds of chemotherapy that was stopped because the chemotherapy did nothing to slow the growth of the tumor. Kallie finished another six  doses of stronger radiation, but the tumor is still growing. A new tumor spot was just found in her back.  Kallie’s mom, Kimberly Bjarnson, said, “Kallie plans to travel to Colorado to receive a trial drug, that we are hoping and praying will work to kill these cancer cells!”  Ms. Jessica Mohler, health and student government teacher at Mapleton Junior High, is helping to make Kallie’s dreams come true. If you would like to help, email  Watch Kallie’s story on ABC4 News, by reporter Kara Murphy, at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. tonight, November 12, 2018.

Mulan Auditions

Kelly Cook

This year, MJHS will be presenting "Mulan" for the spring musical! Auditions will be held November 26th, 27th, and 28th after school. Performances will be February 28th, March 1st, 2nd, and 4th. Swing by Miss Cook's room to pick up an audition packet and sign up for an audition time!


Save the Kids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District

Lana Hiskey

All invited to the #savethekids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District on November 5, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Springville High audirorium at 1205 East 900 South in Springville, Utah.

Collin Kartchner and Dr. Katey McPherson will lead a discussion on:

  • Balancing screen time and device use,
  • Protecting and cultivating our children's self worth,
  • Devising a sensible family use of device plan.

Breakout Room at MJHS

Melissa Heaton

Ms. Heaton’s classroom was recently transformed into a breakout room using BreakoutEDU. Students used their knowledge of the elements of fiction to open digital and physical locks. The students had a fun time using BreakoutEDU to review the elements of fiction.

Picture 1: Payton Larsen

Picture 2: Sam Bailey, Wesley Brunt, Andrew Schmoekel, and Miles Farley


Springville Library Teen Night


Springville Library would like to invite MJHS students to the first Teen Night this school year.  This is a monthly program that will be held after hours in the library, there will be snacks, a movie, crafts, games and book prizes. This month it’s all things GLOW IN THE DARK! They’ll be creating glow in the dark slime, trying some new Virtual Reality games and so much more. Grades 7-12 are invited, the library is closed to everyone but teens. They do not need to have a Springville card to come for the fun, anyone looking for a safe, fun place to hang out on a Friday night is invited to attend.  Remember -it’s this Friday at 6:30 PM.

Retro Themed Back-To-School Dance!

Jessica Mohler

We are bringing it back with a retro themed dance!

Thursday, September 6th



Come and enjoy a groovy and a fun time! There will also be a photo booth.

Utah Parent Center

Heidi Whittaker

Heidi Whittaker
Utah Parent Center Parent Consultant
Serving Families in the Nebo School District

Email: Web:
Phone: 801.228.8144

Do you have a child with special needs attending school in Nebo School District? Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s IEP? If so, there is someone who can help you!
Hi, my name is Heidi Whittaker. I am a Parent Consultant with the Utah Parent Center. The Utah Parent Center has partnered with Nebo School District to provide free assistance to families of children with special educational needs. I, too, have a child receiving special education services in Nebo School District.
If your child has special needs, so do you! As a Parent Consultant, I can provide:
 information
 referral
 assistance
Services are offered to parents and professionals through the provision of one-on-one consultations. I can help you by:
 Providing a private consultation in-person, by e-mail or over the phone regarding questions or concerns about the special education process.
 Providing information on the IEP process and your rights and responsibilities under IDEA.
 Helping you prepare for IEP meetings and providing support during IEP meetings.
 Connecting you to resources and supports in your community.
 Providing information about upcoming events in the district and statewide.
All services provided are free and confidential. No information will be released without your consent.
To contact me please email or call or text me at 801.228.8144.

Information for Register My Athlete

Mandatory Information for Participation In ANY School Sport This Year

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 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 My Athlete website. 

How To Register Your Athlete For Sports at Mapleton Jr. High

For 1st Time Registrations:

  • Go to

  • Click “Login” in top right corner

  • Select “Utah” from drop down menu

  • Select Mapleton Jr. High School

  • Select “Create and Account”

  • Fill out the necessary demographic information - this is the PARENTS INFORMATION, not the athlete yet!

  • Confirm you’ve read and agreed to the terms

  • Click on “Add a New Athlete” at the top of the page

  • Fill out your athlete’s information

  • Fill out Other Guardian information, if desired, and Emergency Contact Information

  • Provide Doctor’s Name and Phone Number

  • Provide your Insurance information or Opt to not provide it.

  • E-sign your insurance waiver, IF you opt out.  

  • *E-signatures must be EXACTLY the way you entered your name-middle initials, periods, etc…

  • Click “Register for a Sport” in top left corner

  • Select your student athlete’s sport(s)

  • Answer all the necessary questions concerning eligibility, rules and sportsmanship

  • E-sign at the bottom of the page

  • Click on each Document, read and click “I Agree” to confirm you have read and understand what each says

  • E-sign at the bottom of the page

Now you just need to upload your athlete’s physical exam form in order to try out for a sport. The physical exam is good for a full year once it is uploaded. If your student makes the athletic team they have tried out for you will need to pay the participation fee. Participation Fees can be submitted to the Finance Office or paid online through