Chris Crowe--author of Mississippi Trial, 1955--came to Mapleton Jr. High yesterday. All 8th graders are reading Crowe's book this term, and they were intrigued by Crowe's presentation of the process he went through to write and the historical facts mentioned in his book.
Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the February 2015 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 February are (listed by academic area):
CTE - Maren Murphy, Olivia Rose, Noah Yoder
English - Sami Roundy, Sarah Estes, Kelsi Guanuna
Foreign Language - Garrett Haynie, Dylan Mitchell, Jacob Scutt
Health - Jaycie Peterson, Shaun Comsa
Life Skills - Jenny Hernandez, Charlie Todd, Nick Jones
Math - Steven Jeffery, Philip Richey
PE - Sydney Jenkins, Macy Doolin
Science - Timothy Barton, Corby Hendron, Kylie Beutler
Social Studies - Allie Ray, Gavin Brooke, Ethan Nelson
The students had a chance to vote for the entries in the Spring Art Salon held by the PTO. The art has been displayed here at school and the winners were announced yesterday. We appreciate the students that entered and supported the PTO in this contest. View the slideshow to see photos of the winning artists.
1st 2nd Student Choice
Drawing Lauren Whiting Parker Gasser Kate Kroger
Sewing Sidney Liggett Abigail Griffin Emme Smith
Photography Daniel Malzl Samara Lessley Dylan Wright
Painting Jacob Scutt Sierra Herlevi Jacob Scutt
3D Art Emily Jacobson Alma Garcia Mikenna Powell
Woodworking Mark Payne Matthew Graves Alex Yoder
PTO Choice Judge’s Honorable Mention
Emma Hansen Jacob Ward
Students - Please take time to fill out this survey for our yearbook. The survery will have a dedicated page in the yearbook with the results. It will be fun to see the results of the students at MJHS!
“The grant money will be used to order CPR manikins. The manikins will provide students hands-on experience to practice the steps and techniques for administering CPR. This will help students understand what it feels like to give compressions and breaths in real life. This practice will increase students’ chances of remembering how to administer CPR correctly and effectively in emergency situations. I’m grateful for Nebo Foundations for providing this grant and helping my students to save lives!” exclaimed Jodi Partridge, health teacher at Mapleton Junior.
Sherrie Dunford, guitar teacher at Mapleton Junior, said, “To have music stands that belong to the new guitar program at Mapleton Jr. High is such a great advantage for us. This program in its fledgling year last year drew four rather smallish classes of students who wished to learn the guitar. This year the classes are more than twice as large and are progressing nicely. Having our own stands means not having to drag stands from other music rooms or having two classes need them at the same time. It will save us time by being able to have stands set up in our classroom each day and being able to quickly put them away at the end of the day. Not only that, but the new stands will be light weight and much easier to handle. It also gives the guitar students a feeling of ownership in the music programs. Thank you Nebo Foundation for seeing our need and helping us meet it. We are so excited to get the new stands.”