The 7th graders that are currently in Utah Studies had the opportunity to go to This is the Place State Park. We had such a great time learning about the history of Utah. We learned about the Navajo Hogans, the life of a mountain man, how to pull a handcart, the business of saddle making, black smithing, and how a school was run in the 1800's. The students realized that they really have it easy in this day and age since the teachers don't make them wear dunce caps and make them stand against the walls. We had a great time and it was an awesome learning experience. We will repeat it again in 2nd semester with a new batch of 7th graders!
Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the October 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 - Grace Poulsen, McKenna Poulsen, Madeline Tolman, Kiana Barker
English - Halle Brinkerhoff, Timothy Hart, Nathan Harris
Fine Arts - Ben Browne, Kyle Bird, Andrea Ockey
Foreign Language - Abigail Rowe, Makenzi Jensen, Bradyn Jackson
Health - Connor Sanders, Estaban Gonzalez
Life Skills - Oddison Swenson, Tyeson Marsh, Marth Joe
Math - Keslee Andersen, Ashley Rookstool, Tyson Shepherd
PE - Joshua Fielding, Cooper Walpole, Junior Valdovinos
Science - Garrett Rymer, Elliot Layton, Courtney McCluskey
Social Studies - Adam Brady, Emily Westercamp, Collin Reed
School Service - Jeremy Wood, Marissa Betts, Madison Webster
Not pictured: Keslee Andersen, Halle Brinkerhoff, McKenna Poulsen, Garrett Rymer, Oddison Swenson, Emily Westercamp
Holly Tippets exemplifies the “Spirit of the Mustang” as a teacher that is always putting the student first. As I have observed her classroom and collaborated with her, it is obvious that students adore her. Her enthusiasm and energy about life and the subject that she teaches is addictive. She creates a unique environment in her classroom that makes the students feel welcome, appreciated, and challenged all at the same time. Her creative and innovative teaching strategies, lessons, and activities set her apart as an exceptional teacher that I think we all admire.
MJHS started the Hope Squad this year. The mission statement of Hope Squad is to reduce the number of youth suicides in the state of Utah by providing education, training, and expertise in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.
Last Wednesday the Hope Squad members attended their training at Shadow Mountain. The mountains were beautiful and the time was well spent! Dr. Greg Hudnall was our guest speaker and he talked about the role and importance Hope Squads have all across the state of Utah. He motivated and got us excited about our newly formed Hope Squad.
Mr. Jex did a great job with activities and team building exercises to help us get to know each other better and start working towards the goals we would like to meet as we go throughout the year.
The students created posters to help promote the Hope Squad so watch for them in the hallways and let a Hope Squad member know if you need help with anything!
Back Row Left to Right: Emily Westercamp, Gracie Miller, Bela Balser, Emma Mousser, Krianne Lamont, Erika Downs, Sarah Savage, Jaden Christensen. Jeremy Wood, Mia Schriever
Middle Row Left to Right: Gabi Smith, Sydney Liggett, Junior Valdovinos, Roman Christensen, Spencer Crockett, Griffan Slavens, Jonas Killpack, Hailey Cox, Amy Williamson, Julia Dean
Front Row Left to Right: Dallon Lweis, Alyssa Bennett, Sarah Black, Solly Kimball, Lacey Christensen, Kylie Johnson, McKenna Poulsen, Kendall Tormey, Rylan Poulsen, Allyson Fullmer
Not Pictured: Abigail Rowe, Presli Perrero
Last week was Red Ribbon Week at MJHS. The students all anchored together to take a stand against drugs and bullying by wearing red wristbands throughout the week. They also wore RED on Wednesday and finished the week with an assembly. We had a visit and demonstration by the K-9 dog and officers. Thank you to the students and teachers for a great week in support of Red Ribbon Week!
Written by Noah Rees
Red Ribbon Week is when we take a stand against drugs and bullying. We, the students, are responsible to taking in effect the morally right thing to do for us, and this week helps us to think about it. It also reminds us about how we should be drug free and to no bully or be a bystander. Say “no” to anything bully related and talk to a trusted adult.
I would like to share a story that a lot of people may have heard. There was a kid that got bullied so bad that he took all of his stuff home because he was going take his life. But, on the bus ride home he got bumped and a complete stranger helped him pick up his belongings. Because of that one good deed that kid changed his mind. That one instance of kindness helped save that kid’s life. Long story short, respect others and treat them the way you want to be treated.
I had a friend that battled with drug abuse all through last year. He finally got back on his feet during the spring. He was doing really well but then he felt urged to do drugs again. He didn’t want to disappoint anyone and so he took his life. Please help each other and be educated about the situation.
The only thing you need to be is a friend.
Mr. Powell’s Intro to Manufacturing 1 class has started a toy truck project. The students are working very hard tracing and cutting out wood pieces and will be assembling the trucks. The environment in the workshop is very important. Safety glasses and paying attention to the surroundings is vitally important. The students are doing an amazing job learning skills they will use in the future. View the slide show for photos of the finished project and of the students at work.
The MJHS Cross Country Team had a meet last Friday and placed 2nd – All of the kids did a great job, they have all put in a lot of hard work and effort with practices and attending meets. Congratulations and Way to Go! The top 10 boys and girls times are the following:
Brook Lynn Galbraith - 9:23
Emma Templeman - 10:29
Abbie Cannon - 10:31
Katie Rex - 10:36
Gracie Knutzen - 10:48
Kelsey Owens - 11:17
Camille Wirthlin - 11:21
Kelsie Jensen - 11:30
Lexie Owens - 11:38
Emily Osborn - 11:47
Cole Patterson - 8:49
Jacob Payne - 9:09
Josh Turley - 9:31
Michael Eifert - 9:57
Casin Burr - 9:58
Jackson Adams - 10:00
Zack Nelsen - 10:24
Jacob Nelson - 10:31
Seth McDaniel - 10:32
Samuel Trapnell - 10:33
Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the September 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 September are (listed by academic area):
CTE- Joshua Lewis, Montserrat Morales, Janna Miller
English- Corbin Webster, Madisyn Frischknecht, Taylor Horlacher, Emma Scott
Fine Arts- Emerson Mather, Jodi Ashton, Kayla Ward
Foreign Language- Emma Mousser, Mark Mabry, Shayna Graves
Health- Gabi Smith, Tailyr Strasburg
Life Skills- Austin Caudel, Annaneya Anderson, Nilani Tupula, Devin Stuart,
Math- Tava Hickman, Elizabeth Roylance, Lucas ten Bosch
Science- Emerson Farley, Peyton Nackos, Morgan Davis
Social Studies- George Miller, Mia Schriever, Sara Jeffery