May 2018

If You Are Attending Lagoon

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Wednesday, May 23rd is Lagoon day - Buses will leave promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive at school by 7:40 a.m. in order to load the buses.  Because we have to pay the bus company for your student’s seat whether they go or not, refunds will not be available to those that miss the bus. In order to accurately account for each student, they will need to ride the same bus up and back.  On the bus ride up students will be informed that buses will leave Lagoon promptly at 3:30 p.m. We estimate that we will be home between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. Some parents have asked about picking up their own student at a prearranged time. If you are planning on picking your student up at Lagoon rather than having them ride the bus home please provide a parent/guardian note, signed and dated, giving permission to your student to be released.  Students must give this note to the teacher as they board the bus here at MJHS so that we are aware of the situation. Because of student safety concerns, only students that provide a written note will be permitted to be released and not ride the bus home. School will be held during normal hours for those students who choose not to go to Lagoon or are not eligible to attend.

 

Crystal Apple Recipient - Lori Marett

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Melissa Heaton

This year’s Crystal Apple Award recipient is Lori Marett. Lori is a dedicated educator who cares deeply about student success. For many years she worked as an English teacher, ESL instructor and built the High Honors Program.  More recently, she has transformed the library into a high-interest, student-centered environment where all feel welcome. Lori spends countless hours helping students and teachers, planning programs to encourage reading, such as Battle of the Books and March Madness.  In addition, she researches the best books for the library. It’s not unusual to see Lori talking with students about their favorite books. She encourages students to write what books they want to read on her book recommendations list because she values their opinions. The library is the heart of the school, and Lori is a vital part of our school’s success.

Not only is Lori a phenomenal librarian, she is also a valued member of the faculty and a dear friend.  Congratulations Lori!

MJHS has Three Top Winners at District Poetry Slam

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Last night, eleven students from Mapleton Junior competed in the Nebo District Poetry Slam. This is the first time that Mapleton Junior has participated. The students who competed were Heather Ells, Willow Schouten, Kaitlyn Cragun, Jasmin Young, Adam Taylor, Ammon Brown, Lila Blaser, Anna Ballard, Chelby Carter, Tate Hickman, and Samuel Smith. Samuel Smith received an honorable mention for his performance of Neil Gaiman's "Crazy Hair," Heather Ells received fourth place for her poem "Life Through Lenses," and Adam Taylor received second place for his poem "Hiraeth." Great work Mustangs!

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Leslie Lines

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Justin Johnson

When you think about teachers that greatly contribute to the family atmosphere of Mapleton Junior High,
Leslie Lines is one of the first teachers that comes to your mind. Leslie is always willing to go the extra
mile for her school. She teaches huge classes of energetic kids, coaches multiple sports, and volunteers
as much as possible for extra responsibilities. Leslie does all of this with a smile on her face. Not only
does she do a fantastic job at the school, she is a loving and responsible mother. I admire the amount of
time and attention that she gives her son Aiden and how good she is with him. Leslie is very fun as well.
She is very good at entertaining and teaching at the same time. She is a great example of a Mustang!

MJHS Battle of the Books District Winners!

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Lori Marett

On April 30, 2018 Mapleton Jr. High School and Diamond Fork Jr. High School met in the library at Diamond Fork Jr. High for a district Battle of the Books for Jr. High. We had a lot of fun. The team "ShardBearers" from Mapleton Jr. High School won. After winning the MJHS Battle of the Book competition, the Shard Bearers (left to right are Joslynn Wheeler, Kyler Korth, Casey Harris, Ben Johnson, and Olivia Memmott).  MJHS had 63 students on 13 teams compete in their Battle of the Books competition.  The first and second place teams competed against two teams from Diamond Fork for the district championship.  The list for next year's Battle of the Books is available in the library.