January 2018

MJHS Students in State Jr High Honor Choir

Kevin Diehl

Eight students from Mapleton Junior High participated in the State Junior High Honor Choir. They performed at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City on Saturday night. Colton Butterfield, Simon Cannon, Dallyn Edmunds, Heather Ells, Annie Halversen, Betsy Huntington, MacKay Jacobson, and Samantha Morris are all pictured here with the choir composed of the best Junior High singers in the state.

MJHS Students Go to Sundance Film Festival


Mr. Jackman's Lit and Film students had a great time at Sundance Film Festival. They were able to see Inventing Tomorrow, an inspiring documentary about teenagers who are changing the world for the better through science, and were even able to participate in a Q&A with the director and some of the actual teens who were in the film!

Mental Health Parent Awareness Nights

Lana Hiskey

You Are Invited to Attend Nebo’s Parent Awareness Night -

To see the informational flyer - click here: http://www.nebo.edu/sites/nebo.edu/files/mental-health-flyer_2017-2018.pdf

Nebo School District will present a series of Parent Awareness Nights under Utah House Bill 329  "Programs for Youth Protection."  The topics of discussion will include improving mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer question and help individuals to access services. If you are interested in attending this parent awareness night find the dates and locations listed below:

February 5,2018 - Maple Mountain High

March 6, 2018 - Payson High

March 12, 2018 - Salem Hills High

April 16, 2018 - Springville High



PEAK Award Recipient - Danielle Lopez

Nate Whitney

Danielle Lopez, a Special Education Technician received the Nebo Peak Performance Award last night from Nebo School District Board of Education for outstanding service. She was nominated by Cami Burton, a teacher at Mapleton Junior High School. The award honors Danielle for her outstanding service when it comes to helping students.

The PEAK (Positive Energy and Kindness) Award is presented monthly to someone in the Nebo School District who "really gets it" when it comes to providing exceptional customer service, which in turn results in positive impacts on everyone including students, parents, co-workers and members of the community.

 Congratulations Danielle!

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - David Jex

Benjy Frame

Dave Jex is a teacher who truly lives by the Motto students are the focus, Success is the goal.  He is positive and genuine, to his students and they know exactly what is expected of them.  One student said that “Jex is very uplifting and Positive.  He supports his students and knows them each personally.”  I witness this every time I see students come back to the junior high.   One question I always get is Have you seen Jex?   He impacts his students in way that they will never forget.  

Reading For Enjoyment Students Share Love of Reading with Elementary Students

Melissa Heaton

Ms. Heaton’s Reading for Enjoyment class decided that, for their final class project of the semester, they wanted to share their love of reading with a local elementary school. This past Wednesday, Ms. Heaton’s students walked to Hobble Creek Elementary to help Ms. Flake’s first graders with their reading and writing. It was a successful project, and everyone had an enjoyable time.