The 2012-2013 Mapleton Junior High Golf Team enjoyed a very successful season. Our team consisted of eight players this season, Hanslee Peay, Tanner Edmonds, Ty Ericksson, Cole Porter, Dylan Carter, Colin McCausland, Travis Farley, and Jake Sommer. The season began soon after the start of school and the team got off to a slow start. In our first two tournaments of the season at Gladstan on September 10th and Spanish Oaks on September 17th we took second place in each respectively. In our third tournament at Hobble Creek Golf Course we beat out the six other teams in the district to win our first tournament for the season. The team followed that win up with two more tournament wins. In the Nebo District Final Tournament that took place On October 16th the team posted a final score of 270 and won by seven shots. Tanner Edmonds, Ty Ericksson, and Travis Farley all tied for Third Medalist in the District Finals. This is the fourth year in a row that the MJHS Mustang Golf Team has been the District Champions. Overall this season proved to be very fun, exciting, and successful.
The 4-H program is new this year at Mapleton Junior High. 4-H offers many fun clubs and opportunities for our students to participate in. These clubs are excellent for students to learn leadership and social skills as they explore hands on with programs offered in the 4-H Afterschool program.
This semester, students have enjoyed: Latin Culture, Sewing, Cookies, ASL, Art, Drama and Zumba. There will be different clubs offered each semester. If you have any ideas for clubs that you would like, please contact Hilary Jones, our 4-H Coordinator.
MHJS 7th grade students have just finished working on a difficult project. They have been writing draft after draft of Product Reviews. Each student Wrote their very own and they have been working on them for quite some time. They started out by talking about how Product Reviews are so helpful to Companies everywhere! They then learned about the different types of genres that Product Reviews have. Then they picked out their favorite product, restaurant, or business. They have written their own Product Review for whichever they chose to write about. They started out writing a first rough draft and then had a partner check and mark the different parts of the Product Review. They also had a different partner check the writing to fix any grammar,spelling, capitalization, etc... mistakes. After they fixed it all up and polished it as much as they could, they wrote a final draft with all of the new fixes and improvements. They finished by typing it up on the brand new net books (Net Books are a new system where your whole class uses a mini lap top that come in huge metal boxes!) and submitting it on line for everyone to see. You can check out their AMAZING work by going to amazon.com and you might just see a review from one of our very own MJHS student!
The Nebo school district cross- country final meet was held Wednesday Oct 10 at Mapleton Junior High. The Mustangs had a great showing in both the boys and girls meets. The boys were lead to victory by Haden Penrod, who was the overall champion with a time of 8 minutes and 14 seconds. The team won by 12 points and had two other athletes run under 9 minutes. In the girls meet the mustangs were edged out of the top spot by a small 5 point margin finishing in second place behind Diamond Fork. Megan Robertson lead the way for Mapleton finishing in fourth place overall. Coach Burton states “The season was great we had approximately 70 athletes on our team. We had a great time at practices and meets bonding and being a strong team unit. Our team was always so great to cheer each other on along with cheering on other schools as well. There was great sportsmanship throughout the season. A big thanks goes to our coaching staff Cami Burton and Benjy Frame for all the time and effort they put in on behalf of the team. We are proud of all of the athletes that participated with our cross- country team they represented our school with class and are great young men and women.
Here are our top 10 runners for boys and then girls and their times from our school.
1. Haden Penrod 8:14
2. Haydon Cooper 8:39
3. Thomas Cluff 8:47
4. Josh Ornelas 9:04
5. Kenneth Merrel 9:12
6. Colin Tudor 9:42
7. Luke Durden 9:43
8. Jacob Payne 9:55
9. Bryson Schellenberg 10:27
10. Weston Daybell 10:31
1. Megan Robinson 9:39
2. Katelyn Walker 9:54
3. Madi Child 10:08
4. Linnea Brady 10:10
5. Kiana Campbell 10:20
6. Annicaka Perry 10:56
7. Lauryn Brunt 11:09
8. Elise Goodrich 11:39
9. Eme Earl 11:39
10. Camilla Wirthlin 11:44
Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the September 2012 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. On Tuesday September
25th the MJHS students of the month were invited to a pizza party to celebrate this fantastic
accomplishment. The students of the month for September are (listed by academic area):
CTE: Bradyn Jackson, Heidi Jacobson, Donavyn Garcia
ENGLISH: Samara Lessley, Samuel Mele, Kaysha Kidd, Lyndsie Jordan
FINE ARTS: Clay Wilson, Matthew Stone, Shelby Sundquist
HEALTH: Michelle Squire, Kayla Hansen
LIFE SKILLS: Benjamin Morrison, Roper Wilkinson, Colton Nellesen
MATH: Tiffany Asay, Taggart Durrant, Eric Whiting
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Jacob Ward, Ryan Williams
SCHOOL SERVICE: Alexis Sheranian, Joshua Daybell
SCIENCE: Adam Gee, Corban Radford, Andrew Gallagher
SOCIAL STUDIES: Jacob Roylance, Damien Davis, Katie Gomez
The classic board game Monopoly was the talk of Mapleton Jr. recently as Miss Anderson and Mr. Hubbard used it to teach students the difference between world economic systems. Most students enjoyed playing Capitalism Monopoly because they were able to make a lot of money, own key properties like Boardwalk, and dominate the competition. The mood of students changed dramatically, however, as they played Socialism Monopoly. Outcries of unfairness and frustration were heard around the classrooms as students lost money to high taxes and had utilities and railroads taken away to be placed under government control. During Communism Monopoly day, most students simply gave up in disgust as all of their money and properties were seized by the government bank. Social studies students at MJHS will never forget the amazing learning experience of playing The Mapleton Monopoly.
On September 11 Mapleton Junior High hosted the Special Education Extravaganza. Six schools came from through the district. The students participated in many fun activities such as; face painting, hat painting, arts and crafts and many other activities. The students also competed in several sporting events which included; the softball throw, long jump, relay races and several other competitions. The participants had a great time.
After the events the students had an award ceremony where they received metals and had time to have a dance party. A huge thanks goes out to all the staff members and student volunteers that made the extravaganza a great success. . We are so proud of all the students that were involved, they had fun and taught us all to remember to enjoy what you are doing.