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February 2017

Art Salon Winners

Submitted by andrea.pond on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 14:19
Andrea Pond

Thank you to all the entered the Spring Art Salon, the winners were announced today.  We have so many talented students, if you didn't enter this year plan on entering next year!  A huge Thank You to our PTO that organized and held the art show. 

Nebo School District Mental Health Awareness

Submitted by andrea.pond on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:06
Andrea Pond

Join us for a free parent seminar with information on substance abuse, mental health issues, Suicide warning signs and prevention services provided by Wasatch Mental Health.

Payson High School Auditorium

1050 S Main Street Payson

March 13, 2017,

6:30-7:30 p.m.

*High Schools will be offering detention credit for Parent and student attendance.

*Jr High Schools will be offering extra credit for parent and student attendance.

Topics include:

  • Mental Health issues
  • Suicide warning signs
  • Prevention tips
  • How to get help and access to community resources


Valentines for Veterans

Submitted by andrea.pond on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:34
Bonny Groneman

Our FCCLA  club at Mapleton Junior High participated in Valentines for Veterans.  Chris Stewart, Congressman for Utah, sponsored Valentines for Veterans.  Our students had a great time making personalized valentines cards to send up to Salt Lake City.  The cards were given to veterans in the Salt Lake area. Our club enjoys participating in service projects!

District Science Fair Winners

Submitted by andrea.pond on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:53
Andrea Pond

MJHS had a number of students participate in the Nebo District Science Fair this past week.  Pictured here are the students whose projects won at the District Fair.  These students will advance to the Central Utah STEM Fair at BYU next month. Congratulations to these future scientists!


Briggs Rober, Jaxon Gardner,AnnaBeth Templeman, Alexi Corfield, Olivia Smith, Tyler Asay, Melia Bartlett, Julianna Matteis, and Emma Shuman. Not pictured: Gage Fraedrich.


Spirit of the Mustang - February 2017

Submitted by andrea.pond on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:49
Susan Holman

Brooke Johnston is an exceptional, seasoned teacher. She is well-organized, well-planned and has great classroom management. Having been a substitute in her classroom many times last year, I can tell you of the respect her students have for her.  I can also tell you, first hand, how structured her classroom is.  There are routines in place that allow for smooth transitions, student-tracked good behavior, and a safe learning environment. Her students know what is expected of them behaviorally and academically.


Whether in the classroom or not, Brooke shows great professionalism. Her students know she cares about them and their success in her class. She is never degrading, in public or private, of even the most challenging students. She also communicates with parents and students regularly and effectively and has great follow-through.


Brooke has a passion for teaching English.  Her students feel this passion as she teaches. Even the self-proclaimed English-hater can learn, feel successful, and even “like” her class.  Students feel her enthusiasm, know she is flexible, fair and fun, and want to perform well for her.  


Brooke is very deserving of “The Spirit of the Mustang” award. She is respected by both her students and her peers. She excels at what she does and she builds and lifts all in her path.  Mapleton Junior High is a better school because she teaches here.


MJHS Boys Basketball District Champions

Submitted by andrea.pond on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:08
Andrea Pond

Last night the MJHS boys basketball team won the District Championship game against Salem Jr. High.  They had a great season and worked hard.  Thank you Coach Schaffer and Coach Naulu for coaching and working with the boys.  The team: Thomas Eaton, Todd Williams, Landon Haslem, Ammon Hess, Dan Zabriske, Spencer McConnell,  Jonathon Holman, Carter Beck, Brayden Christensen, Trey Hughes, Corbyn Anderson, Porter Eason.

Managers: Chris Gonzalez, Tate Johnson


SHS Swim Team

Submitted by andrea.pond on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:21
Andrea Pond

We have two MJHS students Kaylee Anderson and Cameron Green who competed on the Springville High School Swim Team this year.  SHS took 2nd in Region last weekend.  They both have had a great season, Kaylee competed in the 50 & 100 free and swam her personal best times.  Cameron will be swimming for the boys team this weekend at the State Meet at BYU.  He is ranked in the top 6 and will swim in 4 events. Congratulations on a great season!  

Congratulations Girls Basketball

Submitted by andrea.pond on Fri, 02/03/2017 - 13:44
Andrea Pond

Congratulations to our Girl's Basketball team who won their tournament yesterday.  They advanced to the district finals and will play Monday in Salem.  Great job Mustangs!  


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