7th Grade Utah Studies Students go to “This is the Place State Park”


On Thursday March 27 half of the seventh grade students at MJHS loaded bussed and header to “This is the Place State Park” in Salt Lake City.  Students went through six learning station that gave them a hands on learning experience about many things they have learned in the classroom.  Students were able to pull handcarts, visit a school house from pioneer times, and see working blacksmiths shop.  The weather was a little frightful with rain and snow, some sun and was true to form with the type of weather pioneers had to endure.  Overall, it was a great day filled with learning and fun!


Please Vote for the Amazing Deanne Helquist!!


Mapleton Junior High has a finalist in the "Celebrate Teachers" contest at Provo Towne Centre. Her nomination and profile information (name, school, grade, and subject) will be posted to the mall’s Facebook page on April 10. 

From April 10 to 22, the public can vote for their favorite teacher on the mall’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ProvoTowneCentre).  Anyone 13 years and older can vote for their favorite teacher once each day.  Encourage your friends, family, parents and fellow teachers to support Mrs. Helquist! 

Just in time for National Teacher Day on May 6, the finalist will be announced.  The teacher with the highest number of votes will be recognized with a $500 mall gift card. 


CUSEF Science Fair Winners


Mapleton Junior High would like to congratulate Haley Green, Trevor Jeppson, and Kylie Beutler, 2014 Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair Winners.

Haley Green was a Grand Prize winner.  Her entry in the plant science category showed the impact of temperature on photosythesis, relating the oxygen production of an acquatic plant in different water temperatures to global warming.  She now has the option to apply for the Broadcom Masters National contest.

Trevor Jeppson won second place in the Physics and Astronomy category.  His project was entitled Cloud Chambers, a device to view radioactive decaying particles.

Kylee Beutler won a specialty award for presentation.  Her project, entered in the Engineering field was titled "Does Color Matter?".  It posed the question, does the color of a car combined with it's temperature, affect it's speed?

We are so very proud of these hard working, "Science-minded" students.  Way to go!



Honors English 9 applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now available.  Click here to download application.  Applications are due to your child's 8th grade English teacher no later than Friday April 18th.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Alisha Adams (alisha.adams@nebo.edu) or your student's current 8th grade English teacher. Thanks for all you do to support the students at Mapleton Junior High. 

Congratulations to the March Students of the Month


Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the March 2014 Students of the Month. Each academic area selects one outstanding student per grade level to represent their department for student of the month. In order to be selected these students must show superior academic achievement along with exceptional citizenship. The MJHS students of the month were invited to a pizza party to celebrate this fantastic accomplishment. The students of the month for March are (listed by academic area):

CTE- Murdock Gunther, Shaelyn Christensen, Kayla Kunz

English-  Michelle Hutchings, Emma Scott

Fine Arts- Cooper Walpole. Austin Warren, Allison Ells

Health- Abby Jackman, Abby Tischner

Life Skills- Oakley Swenson, Adam Hall, Austin Miller

Math- Leslie Griffin, Moroni Rios, Jonah Allen

PE- Jaden Christensen, Sarah Stratton, Dylan Carter

Science- Ashlee Brown, Sara Jeffery, Kelsy Flanders

Social Studies- Kaylee Allen, Amy Williamson, Delaney Rose


Fun Art at MJHS


The 3-D Design art class at Mapleton Jr. High recently explored "installation" art.  Installation is a contemporary 3-dimensional art form that typically focuses on transforming the space of a specific site.  Students studied examples of professional installation examples.  Then as groups, they conceptualized, constructed, and displayed their own installations in the school halls for all the student body and faculty to contemplate and enjoy.  Enjoy the slide show.

MMHS 2014/2015 Sophomore Elections


All 9th grade students at Mapleton Junior High are encouraged to vote for the MMHS Sophomore student government officers for the upcoming 2014/2015 school year.  The ballot can be accessed on-line and voting will begin Tuesday, 3/25/14 at 7 am and will conclude Friday, 3/28/14 at 11 am.

Below is listed the website for voting:


8th Grade Author Assembly

Melissa Heaton

Local author and BYU professor, Chris Crowe, came to visit the 8th graders who read Mississippi Trail, 1955 in their English classes. Chris shared the process he went through to write his novel, and gave students a sneak peak of his new book coming out in the fall--Death Coming Up the Hill--about the Vietnam War.

Stephanie Swensen - Recipient of the Crystal Apple Award


Our beloved Math teacher, Stephanie Swensen, is this year’s recipient of the Crystal Apple Award.  The Crystal Apple Award is given to teachers that show devotion to students and outstanding performance in the classroom and is awarded by nomination from the school faculty.  Stephanie has been a full time teacher at Mapleton Junior High since August, 2007 and currently serves as division chair for our Math department.  Ms. Anderson, principal at MJHS, states the following:  “Stephanie is an amazing math teacher. She creates a positive, warm classroom culture where students love to learn. Stephanie reaches out and connects with all of her students. I am impressed with her ability to motivate and build students.”  Her coworkers affirm that she cares about each and every student.  She is the teacher that never gives up on any student and rallies behind those most difficult students even when they don’t want her to.  She is an expert in her field and the students recognize it and trust her.

Stephanie has been married to Todd for 26 years and they have three great kids.  She has a BS degree from BYU and previously worked at Word Perfect. 

The staff of Mapleton Junior would like to extend their congratulations to Stephanie for an award well deserved!