April 2014

"What I Learned from Poetry"

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Jessica Low

Ms. Low's English classes have been working on a unit of poetry and what can be learned through this form of literature.  It appears that, thanks to poetry, some very good life lessons may be cultivated! 

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

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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!!

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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

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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 2014/2015

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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

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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

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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.