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February 2014

Celebrate National School Breakfast Week

Submitted by on Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:50

The Nebo School District is celebrating National School Breakfast week March 3-March 7. The 2014 theme for this annual event is "Take Time for School Breakfast".  Throughout the week we have numerous activities including prize giveaways in the cafeterias and both a school and district-wide art contest. Students can enter their school's art contest for a small prize. The winner at each school will then be submitted to the district-wide contest. We will choose 4 district-wide winners who will receive bicycles as a grand prize! The Nebo School District encourages families and students to participate in our school breakfast and lunch programs. We hope you have a fun celebration!

$500 Prize for Youth Video Winner

Submitted by on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:17


The Utah County Health Department is sponsoring a video contest for youth to demonstrate that they are not going to be targets for big tobacco. Youth ages 12 to 18 can enter, creating their own unique 30 second videos. Winners will receive cash prizes (1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $300, and 3rd Place - $200). The first 100 participants will be a part of a free private screening of Divergent on March 19th, when the video winners will be announced.  All entries must be submitted, and Entry Forms received, no later than Friday, March 7th. To see entrance guidelines and rules, please go to:


Tyler Haws Makes a Visit to MJHS

Submitted by on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 14:06

BYU basketball player, Tyler Haws, stopped by MJHS last week to visit with a few of our classes.  He spoke for a short time and then posed for a few pictures.  Above is a picture of Tyler with a group of students from Ms. Burton's class.

We appreciate Tyler's generosity in taking the time to drop by and visit.  The students were thrilled. 

A Sweet Prize for our Show a Little Love Campaign

Submitted by on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:01
Nicole Hickman, Lori Jacobson

During the first two weeks of February, MJHS launched a campaign to encourage students and parents to start following our school on Facebook and Twitter.  Social media is a great way to keep our MJHS Community connected.  All 2nd period classes participated in the contest by having students submit a signed form with signatures of individuals who "liked" and or "followed" us on Facebook and/or Twitter.  As always, students love a good friendly competition and we are excited to announce that the following classes have won a Krispy Kreme donut party for having the most signatures:  The 2nd period classes of Ms. Burton, Mr. Wright, Ms. Hickman, Mr. Palfreyman, and Ms. Rowley. (Ms. Hickman's class pictured above)

If you have not yet linked to MJHS via Facebook or Twitter, please click the link found on the MJHS home page to begin the process.  Stay up-to-date on important activities, announcements, recognitions, etc.

MJHS is working to stay current and viable in this fast-paced world!



Springville Mayor Recognizes Students from MJHS

Submitted by on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:34
Shannon Acor

Sam Mele, 9th grade and Kate Nadauld, 7th grade, were recognized by Springville Mayor Wilford Clyde and the Springville City Council as outstanding students and were presented the Mayor's Recognition Award in January 2014.   Principal Anderson nominated Sam providing the following comments, "Sam is an excellent example.  I love his positive energy and great attitude towards life".  Mr. Baum, 7th grade Counselor nominated Kate.  He is impressed with Kate's willingness to help others, from helping new students practice their locker combinations to inviting them to eat lunch with her and her friends.

We are enormously proud of these two students and their representation of our school and community.


Spirit of the Mustang - February

Submitted by on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 13:14
Justin Johnson

Each month the faculty at Mapleton Junior High presents the Spirit of the Mustang award to a faculty member that embodies the school mission statement of "Students are the focus - Success is the goal".   These individuals go above and beyond.  

In February, the award was passed to Bonny Groneman, CTE teacher at MJHS, with the following remarks:

"The person that will receive the spirit of the mustang this month is someone who I have wanted to recognize for a long time.  I always try to come early to get a dollar to give but always seem to be a minute too late.  For all she has done for the school and all she has personally done for me, I have chosen Bonny Groneman as the spirit of the mustang recipient for this month.

Bonny is one of the fantastic mentor teachers at Mapleton Junior High.  I am sure that she has seen some very good teaching and some not so good teaching as she observes the new teachers.  BUT….she always finds nice things to say about every one of us and makes you feel as if you were the greatest teacher in the school.  This has helped the new teachers and especially me, teach my students at a higher level.

Bonny manages to find time to mentor new teachers, guide and teach a student teacher, worry about her missionary, cuddle her grandbaby and still come to school with a smile, willing to help any student or faculty member that is in need.  She once wrote a note of appreciation to my peer leadership class after their red ribbon week just to make sure they knew that their time and efforts were appreciated.  Little things like that go a long way in the life of a student.

Bonny always tries to see the good things in all of her students.  She is always telling me about the fun things her students do in class and not the things that drive some of us crazy. 

Bonny Groneman is a great example of focusing on students and having success as the goal. "

written by Justin Johnson 


Congratulations to the January Students of the Month

Submitted by on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:38

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the January 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 October are (listed by academic area):

CTE- Aspen Jones, Malia Twede, Isaac Maltby

English-  Joshua Westercamp, Taylor Cherrington, Isaac Taylor

Fine Arts- Kayla Ward, Ashley Davies

Foreign Language- Miah Gourdin, Justin Hartman, Rylee Porray

Health- Devin Stuart, Regan Mecham

Life Skills- Quinton Tuttle, River Davis, Samantha Zobell, Christian Green

Math- Annika Christensen, Megan Cox, Taylor Allan

PE- Amanda Larsen, Maggie Ellis, Paige Rawlings, Brilee Titcomb

Science- Rebecca Gee, Jonathan Porter, Caitlin Washnock

Social Studies- Nathan Bingham, SundeeAnn Belknap, Ethan Jones

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for January


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