April 2013

Mapleton Jr. Drama Department Presents "Once On This Island”

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The Drama department is putting on their annual play production beginning this Friday April 19th and running through Monday April 22. This year’s play is “Once On This Island” The play takes place on an island with two social groups the rich and the poor. After an accident a love triangle is formed between the two groups. The students have been working extremely hard to perfect their acting skills. The play should be fun for the whole family to see. On Friday and Monday the play begins at 7:30pm with a matinee on Saturday beginning at 2:00pm. There will be space in front where kids under 12 can sit on blankets, so bring a blanket for the kids. The cost of the play is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students and children under 12 years of age. Monday is family night a family of up to six is $20.00 over six is $25.00. So bring your family and friends and enjoy the production.

Mr. Nalette Receives Spirit of the Mustang award for the month of April

Michael Nalette

Michael Nalette is this month’s Spirit of the Mustang award winner presented at faculty meeting. The award goes to a faculty member each month that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Along with his teaching duties, Mike is the head golf coach and helps with the track team. Mr. Nalette has a great rapport with students and staff members, he is always willing to help wherever needed. In the classroom he is always seeking to improve students learning, outcomes and always tries to make learning fun. Mr. Nalette is dedicated to his job and enjoys being part of the MJHS family.

Student Remarks about Mr. Nalette

“History is a boring subject but he makes it fun to learn about.”

He is fun to talk to and cares about us as students –not just always in teacher mode.

He teaches the subject very effectively. I am able to learn the subject.

He changes how he teaches so it isn’t the same way every day. It is always fun!

He is really nice, he is cool.

We know the rules without having to be told. He has good control and structure in his class.

He helps you succeed. He doesn’t accept low grades; he helps everyone do their best.

I don’t feel really stressed out in his class I am just able to stay up an get my work done.

There is always something to do I’m not board sitting there.

Gets along well with students, does not pick favorites, talks to everyone.

Rebecca Clement is this year’s Crystal Apple award winner for MJHS

Rebecca Clement is this year’s Crystal Apple award winner

Becky is one of the most dedicated teachers and colleagues. Without doubt, her service here at MJHS has influenced the staff, faculty, parents, and student body for the better. She is a true leader by the way she serves. Countless times, you can find Becky offering additional support to students and teachers to ensure that all succeed. She is constantly examining how students learn and helping those around her.

Not only does she work with some of our most difficult students, but she knows each of them. Her rapport with students is strong and trusting. Name a single student Becky has taught and she will tell you their interests and passions, their strengths and motivations, and who their friends and family are. She is ever-patient and loving. She is approachable and professional.

Thank you, for being such a fine teacher and friend.

MJHS students of the month for March

March Students of the Month

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the March 2013 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- Ty Eriksson, Katelyn Mitchell, Riley Wilmont, Jarod Rodriguez

English- Nathanial Rollons, Megan McConnell

Fine Arts- Emma Lutz, Abigail Crandall Alayn Ellis, Madisen Ontiveros

Foreign Language- Aubrey Mitton, Davis Pratt, Tait Eriksson

Health- Kayla Calhoun, Makai Black

Life Skills-

Math- Brandon Douglass, Rachel Miner, Bruce Campbell

PE- Rebecca Peden, Kevin Gonzalez, Meagan Morrill

Science- Madison Child, Ethan Call, Seth Sandoval

Social Studies- Taitum Johnson, Olivia Wasden, Benjamin Porter

School Service- Brinley Nelson

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for March