May 2016

Backlot Film Camp

Attributions: 
Andrea Pond

 

Are you looking for something ridiculously awesome to do this summer? Then check out Backlot Film Camp! A camp for kids ages 10-16 to learn the basic ins and outs of filmmaking such as directing, editing, and acting! Whether you were born to be a movie star, love working behind the camera, or just want to have fun this is the camp for you!Spots are limited so sign up today at www.backlotfilmcamp.com

 

Sadie Powers Fundraiser

Attributions: 
Susie Rowley

In December, MJHS held a fundraiser for one of our students Sadie Powers.  The fundraiser was a HUGE success raising over $8,000 which will go towards helping with the cost of Sadie's insulin pump and supplies.  We would like to thank everyone that helped in making this possible!  Thank You!

Lagoon Day - May 20th

Attributions: 
Andrea Pond

Lagoon Day is this Friday, May 20th.  Permission slips are due for the bus ride TOMORROW May 17th.  The fee for the bus is $10.00 and is non-refundable.  Lagoon is a great way to end the year with friends, join MJHS at Lagoon.

MJHS District Track Meet

Attributions: 
Andrea Pond

Last week the district track meet finals were held at Maple Mountain High School.  Congratulations to both the boys and girls teams!  The boys team took first place and the girls team placed 2nd in the district.  Way to go!! Tomorrow the coaches will be having a party for all the kids right after school.  

Service Learning Field Trip to Central Utah Veterans Home

Attributions: 
Holly Tippetts

The MJHS Service Learning students had the amazing opportunity to visit Central Utah Veterans Home. The students tied fleece blankets and performed a mini talent show to demonstrate our love and appreciation for the military men and women who served our country so bravely. Included in the visit, students helped veteran residents make puzzles out of popsicle sticks, shared life stories, and enjoyed a treat. 

It was great to be reminded of the incredible and immeasurable sacrifice our military does to protect our rights and freedoms. We were so happy to give back and serve. Service Learning students initiated the service trip while planning and executing the entire field trip. They did a great job!

Grant awarded to Mrs. Burton's classroom from Nebo Education Foundation

Attributions: 
Cami Burton

The Nebo Education Foundation surprised Mrs. Burton's classroom with a grant today.  Mrs. Burton is our special education teacher at MJHS, she said "Today we were awarded a grant of $1,300.00 to purchase iPad's for our classroom.  For my masters thesis in 2011, I researched using iPads to aid in academic learning in the classroom and access to the common core - the results were amazing!  I can't wait to watch these amazing kids continue to learn and grow, they deserve the best!  Thank you Nebo Foundation and Mapleton Junior High."  

Spirit of the Mustang Award - May 2016

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I would like to recognize Bonny Groneman as having the spirit of a Mustang.

 

Bonny is an advocate for all students. In every collaboration meeting I have been in with Bonny she is always sharing ideas based upon the needs of the students. She not only focuses on the needs of the low achieving students but also remembers the students who excel in their subjects. She reminds us that students are individuals that each need personal nurture and care.

 

Bonny is a teacher of teachers. I have watched over the years how teachers with go to Bonny and gather ideas of how to manage classrooms, how to teach curriculum, and how to manage the workloads that we have as teachers. I have benefited often from her advice. She is very approachable. Also she has served the greater needs of teachers and individuals at the school by serving as an association rep and as a volunteer LIPIC committee member. She is vigilant in noticing the needs of those around her including the support staff at our school and then makes those needs know.

 

Bonny is a wonderful classroom teacher. As a parent I appreciate teachers who make their subject matter fun and engaging for my boys. It helps them enjoy attending school and stimulates their desire to learn. Both of my boys have said that Bonny’s class was interesting, fun and relevant. This can be hard to do with our subject matter and more so with curriculum as precise as that of the Career Technologies but Bonny is successful at this despite the limitations from her core. I appreciate all of her efforts to strive to be a master teacher.

 

Utah Food Bank Summer Program

Attributions: 
Andrea Pond

Utah Food Bank is offering free summer meals, click here for more information.