December 2015

MJHS Yearbook Project

Attributions: 
Jessica Low

The MJHS Yearbook staff has been learning about marketing-- outbound, inbound, and viral. For their final project Kimmy Bird, Abbie Cannon, Jacey Cardon, Adrian Gamez, and Collin Jensen wrapped the principal's office in holiday paper. The talented group had to make a plan, write a proposal with a rational, projected cost, completion time, and alternate plans. Then they had to film the entire project. After filming, the group had to create the movie to display their work. Click here to view their final product.

Winter Choir Concert on YouTube

Attributions: 
Kevin Diehl

 

Since the end of October, the choirs at MJHS have been prepping for their Winter Song concert, a collection of holiday songs and carols. Click here or on our YouTube channel, to see the culmination of that effort in their concert which took place on December 10th at Maple Mountain High School. The choirs did fabulously, thrilling the audience with their excellent singing, playing, and general performance skills. 

In the video you will hear the students singing their final selection, “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks,” arranged by Craig Courtney. This number features some of the performance and singing skills the students have been cultivating. They have worked hard to acquire the right kind of style, vowel shaping, and musicality for this selection. You can hear the fruits of all that effort in the way they execute the lyrics and musical phrases. Enjoy! 

 

Project Teddy Bear Drive

Attributions: 
Kirstin Hullinger

 

This year the MJHS HOPE Squad helped to collect and deliver 370 stuffed animals to The Bank of American Fork in Spanish Fork. This would not have been possible without the generous donations from many MJHS students! Emily Westercamp, Gracie Miller and Harrison Nemelka helped deliver the stuffed animals to the Bank of American Fork in Spanish Fork onDec. 16, 2015. The Bank of American Fork has been collecting stuffed animals for the past 18 years and MJHS has been involved with collecting the stuffed animals for two years now.   This year the Spanish Fork branch collected nearly 6.000 stuffed animals that will be donated to the Family Support and Treatement Center in Orem, the Family Support Center in Midvale, and the Family Connection Center in Layton.
Todd Harrison, manager of Bank of American Fork in Spanish Fork, told the students that the total number of animals donated this year across Utah is roughly 93,000. These stuffed animals bring love and joy to countless children across Utah who have been traumatized in some way. The animals are also used in therapy situations to help young children cope with loss, trauma and/or abuse.
Thank you MJHS for your generous support and donations! We are proud to belong to such a great school and community!

 

Teacher Spotlight

Attributions: 
Andrea Pond

Our teacher spotlight is Linda Woodfield. She is our foods teacher, and the kids love her class! Her favorite food is Mexican, and her favorite color is red. She has played the organ at church since she was 14 years old! She attended BYU and is a faithful cougar fan. She loves to quilt, and likes the camp in the mountains, but is just fine staying home in Mapleton.  She is married and has 6 children, and 13 grandchildren. When she retires, she will be ready to spend more time with them, while remodeling her house! Thank you Mrs. Woodfield for making our school a fun place to be!

"Songs for Sadie" Fundraiser

Attributions: 
Susie Rowley

This year for our fundraiser, we will be raising money for one of our fellow students, Sadie Powers.  Sadie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and Gastroparesis which means her stomach has essentially stopped working.  To help Sadie and her family we will be collecting money for Sadie and her many medical bills as well as an insulin pump for her.  For every donation, a student will receive a musical note on which they can write a brief note to Sadie.  These notes will be hung on the wall in the commons, and later given to Sadie as a "Song for Sadie". 

In addition to receiving a note to write to Sadie, for every dollar students donate they will be entered into a drawing to get the opportunity to participate in our Dare Assembly.  Likewise, for every $5 dollar donation students will be entered in a drawing for prizes at the Dare Assembly.  We encourage all the students to show 100% Mustang Spirit and donate if possible.  We will be collecting money November 30-December 11.  The top 5 2nd period classes who collect the most money will also receive money toward a class party of their choosing.  Thanks so much for your support!