November 2012

Special students receive special treatment at Paul Mitchell

Attributions: 
Cami Burton
Students get made-up at Paul Mitchell

Our special education class from Mapleton Junior High recently got pampered at Paul Mitchell The School – Provo. We have been leaning about hygiene and the steps we need to take to keep our bodies clean and healthy. We had the opportunity to go to Paul Mitchell The School – Provo to learn about hair care and to have our hair washed and styled. We were apprehensive about this trip because of the varying needs of the students and whether the salon would be able to accommodate each student’s needs.

The moment we walked in the door of the salon our fears were erased as we met the schools staff. They warmly welcomed us and took the time to meet each student individually. The staff was very entertaining as they taught a mini-lesson on how to brush our hair, wash our faces, and the importance of taking daily showers. Each student was then partnered with a peer tutor and a staff member from the school to have their hair washed and styled. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that each student felt comfortable and was having a good time.

One student was nervous to get his hair done. To make him feel more comfortable the staff had him observe other students, use the combs and styling products, and play in the chair until he was ready to have his hair styled. When he was done they told him how handsome he looked, and for the rest of the day he told everyone he saw about his new “handsome hair.”

While the boys waited for the girls to finish their hair, the salon hosted a paper airplane flying contest. It was very considerate of the salon to plan additional activities to make the field trip even more enjoyable. Once everyone had their hair washed and styled the staff at Paul Mitchell The School – Provo lined the salon and cheered as each one of our class members walked down the aisle to show off their new hair. We are so appreciative of Paul Mitchell The School – Provo for this great experience and their warm welcome to our class. We can’t wait for next year!

Mrs. Burton’s Class

Mustangs dine in style at LaCaille

Attributions: 
Linda Woodfield
Students enjoy fine dining
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Got to love Escargot
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For the past two months, the Foods Students have been saving money to go to the LaCaille Restaurant, in the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake. They specialize in French Cooking, and give the students a chance to try foods they would not normally encounter, such as Escargot. Students are taught about dining etiquette, and get a chance to practice those techniques at this 5-Star restaurant. Students are taught about napkin placement, how to seat ladies, which fork to use, and how to gracefully remove the Escargot from its shell. Students are required to dress in their Best Dress, including dresses or blouses and skirts for the young ladies, and shirts and ties for the young men.

October Students of the Month

October Student of the Month
October Student of the Month being silly!

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the October 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. The MJHS students of the month were invited to a pizza party to celebrate this fantastic accomplishment. The students of the month for October are (listed by academic area):

CTE:  Trevor Jeppson, Nicole Beutler, Darien Hess

English:  Chandlier Campbell, Haydon Cooper, Jotham Draper

Fine Arts:  Riley Warren, Ashley Jensen, Rebeccas Nissen

Foreign Language:  Makenna Cottle, Morgan Blaney, Matthew Harkness

Health:  Alison Nelson, Brigham Jones

Math:  Ryan Pazos, Jacob Blonquist, Jacob Lancaster

PE:  Elleana Delgado, Kristen Allred, Olivia Caswell

School Service:  Thomas Bastian, Andrew Gappmayer

Science:  Blake DeMartini, Courtney Mackay

Social Studies:  Jacob Magleby, Rielly Pledger-Fonohema, Josh Crockett

Students Create Exploration Brochure: 8th Grade U.S. History

Attributions: 
Michael Nalette
Class Displays travel brochures
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So far we have had a great in U.S. History. In our classes we do many interesting, fun, and exciting projects. During our Exploration Unit we learn about explorers and why they would go on long and dangerous journeys. Students completed a travel brochure similar to those you would find in a hotel or airport advertising the good things about the new world. Students used the three motivating factors for exploration that they learned about, Gold, Glory, and God, to illustrate the good things about the “New World”. Students enjoyed using their creative energy to construct very good and informative travel brochures. These fun projects keep students engaged and allow for an authentic learning experience. Any explorer that would see one of these brochures would have undoubtedly come to the new world! Great job students of Mrs.Rowley's and Mr. Nalette's classes