December 2017

Make It With Wool Contest

Attributions: 
Bonny Groneman

The State Make It With Wool contest was held at Mapleton Junior High on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  Students have been working hard on their projects for the past few months.  Participants from Mapleton Junior High included:  Anna Ballard, Anna Blonquist, Kate Cooper, Wendy Griffin, Jeanette Griffin, Kristi Mendenhall, and Brooklyn Perry. 

Congratulations to all who participated!  Special recognition to Kate Cooper who placed 4th in the State and 1st place honors went to Kristi Mendenhall.Kristi will be competing in the National Make It With Wool contest in Texas in February.  

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Benjamin Frame

Attributions: 
Mailani Ovard

The faculty and staff at Mapleton Junior High are amazing.  The choice was very difficult because every teacher here at Mapleton makes a difference in the lives of the students we teach.  I have been told that the person I am nominating has never received the Spirit of the Mustang, even with all his years here at Mapleton Junior High.  He quietly goes about doing his work and changing the lives of the students.

The Spirit of the Mustang this month goes to Benjy Frame. Benjy is a genuine person and the students can feel that he cares.  Benjy has worked with students as a coach and has guided them to achieve their potential in their sporting events.  More than that though, is how he is always looking for ways the make learning meaningful and yet not overwhelming to students who struggle.  Benjy uses memorization techniques for the capitals of the world.  He also uses  computer programs that look like a games, but actually help with memorization of countries and capitals. He has visual aides to help students study for tests.  He lets the students have choices when doing their country reports, but is organized enough to have specific questions that can be applied to each country helping the students with their research.  He has a graphic organizer letting the students know what information needs to be in each paragraph of the essay they write about the country.  He has alternate ways that students can retake tests. It seems like a small thing, but for any student and especially the student who struggles it makes a difference. He is willing to look at a student and say this is what this student needs. He creates a way for them to learn and not get frustrated.

Benjy is always willing to work with teachers who help students in his class.  He makes it easy to work with him and does it with a positive attitude. He goes about his job without looking for recognition because it is not about him. It is about the students. Benjy you are wonderful to work with and a great teacher.  Go Benjy! Go Mustangs!

 

School-Wide Reading Competition

Attributions: 
Melissa Heaton

Ms. Heaton's Reading for Enjoyment Class is having a school wide read-athon/reading competition. The competition will be Tuesday, January 2nd- Friday, January 5th. Logs will be due on Monday, January 8th, and winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 9th. Please tell your students that if they want to participate they can pick up a reading log in the library, Ms. Heaton’s classroom (room 119), or the office. Logs will be available on Monday, December 18th

The top 20 readers will receive an ice cream party during Flex sponsored by Ms. Heaton’s 2nd period class!

The Rules:

  • 12 hours of reading a day maximum
  • Read books that you haven’t read before
  • Students must log their hours on the logs provided for them and turn their completed logs into the library, office, or Ms. Heaton's classroom by January 8th.

Winter Captains Academy

Attributions: 
Mike Adams

On November 29th, students from Mapleton Junior High representing the various winter sports were invited to participate in an excellent workshop. Captain’s Academyis an opportunity to meet the captains from other schools and discuss sportsmanship and leadership. The winter sport athlete captains representing Mapleton were Kenley Nelson (girls basket ball), Seth Krommenhoek (boys basket ball) and Lukus Carillo (wrestling).

November Students of the Month

Attributions: 
Haley Miner

Congrats to our November Students of the Month!!! Math: Rhyen Steel, Julia Hart, Katie Porter English: Tatum Perry, Mike Bennett CTE: Keslee Van Orman Social Studies: Sophie Hill, Emily Barwick, Brayden DeMarco Science: Kayla Mather Fine Arts: Milana Henke Life Skills: Ocean Tolliver, Isaac Gunther, Carlos Santiago PE: Elia Moss, Nikole Breinholt, Chelby Carter Health: Simon Cannon