November 2018

Mustang Message 11/26/18

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Mid-Term and Student Led Conferences

Mid-Term is this Friday, November 30th - Students, let’s make sure that all work is turned in and any deficient grades are raised. Student Led Conferences will be held on Thursday, December 6th from 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. All parents and students are encouraged to attend to review learning progress and goals.

 

MJHS Annual Charitable Fundraiser

Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference. Our fundraiser started today and goes through December 7th. Fundraiser proceeds will go to a student at our school battling cancer, Sub for Santa and Blankets for the hospital. Every day throughout the fundraiser we will randomly draw students who have donated at least $5 to get prizes!! The top 3 classes that received the most donations get a party!!  If each person donates $3 we can reach our goal of $3000. Please take your donations to your second period teacher. This year you can be the change in someone’s life by donating a few dollars! FUN FACT: Our awesome Mapleton City Police Department is supporting the MJHS fundraiser and will offer an opportunity for all community members to contribute through Mapleton PD - They have extended a friendly challenge to our students to see if they can raise more money than students towards this awesome cause. Students are encouraged to donate through the school and community members can donate through Mapleton PD - See Mapleton PD Facebook page for more details that will be posted soon.

 

HOPE Squad - Project Teddy Bear

MJHS HOPE Squad is combining with the Bank of American Fork,  in Spanish Fork, by collecting new stuffed animals from now until Dec 13, 2018. Please consider donating new stuffed animals at MJHS in the front office. We can only take new stuffed animals because of health codes, but we hope you’ll help us to collect enough new stuffed animals to help at-risk Utah children. Project Teddy Bear is a community service project benefitting Utah children and sponsored by Bank of American Fork. Customers, employees and community members donate teddy bears and other stuffed animals that are given to the Utah Valley Family Support & Treatment Center in Orem, Salt Lake Valley Family Support Center (locations in Midvale, Taylorsville, West Valley City and Sugarhouse), Family Connection Center (in Layton/Clearfield and Bountiful) and other crisis and service centers. This is the 5th year that MJHS HOPE Squad has been a part of this program and we would greatly appreciate any support that you can give!

 

Sub for Santa Information

Does your family or another family you know need a little help this Christmas? If so please contact MJHS School Counselor Kate Henderson. She has information available on how to receive needed assistance through the Sub-for-Santa program. The meeting to get registered with Sub-for-Santa is coming up soon on December 3rd so contact her right away at kate.henderson@nebo.edu or at 801-489-2896.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Nov. 26 - Dec. 7  Student Govt. Annual Charitable Fundraiser

Nov. 26 - Spring Musical Auditions  2:45 p.m.

Nov. 27 - Spring Musical Auditions  2:45 p.m.

Nov. 28 - Spring Musical Auditions  2:45 p.m.

Nov. 28 - Wrestling @ Salem Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 29 - Girls/Boys Basketball @ Salem Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 30 - Mid Term

Nov. 30 - Callback Auditions for Spring Musical 2:45 p.m.

Dec. 3 - Student Govt. Annual Charitable Fundraiser continues

Dec. 3 - Girls/Boys Basketball @ Payson Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 - First Cast Meeting/Practice - Mulan 2:45 p.m.

Dec. 5 - Wrestling @ Spanish Fork Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 6 - Parent Teacher Conference - Student Led 3:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Dec. 6 - Girls/Boys Basketball @ Springville Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

 

We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our MJHS Facebook and Twitter. Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official MJHS webpage at: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/

 

 

Mustang Message 11/12/18

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Thank You Veterans!

Although yesterday November 11th was officially Veterans Day it is being observed nationwide today. With that in mind MJHS wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who have contributed so much to the freedom of this nation and our community by serving in our armed forces. We sincerely honor and appreciate your service! Today during Mustang time all students participated in a lesson about Veterans Day. Please be sure and ask your student what they felt and learned today as they participated in our Veterans Day Mustang Time lesson.

 

Winter Clothing Drive for the Homeless

We are working with the Food and Care Coalition in Provo through the month of November to help gather adult-sized coats and other winter clothing for the homeless.  Our school goal is 150 items! Please send donations to school with your student and put them in the collection box located in the front office. There is an urgent need for the following adult-sized winter clothing:

Coats – new or gently used

Gloves – new or gently used

Hats – new only

Scarves – new only

 

You Are Invited to Try-Out for the Spring Musical - Mulan

This year, MJHS will be presenting "Mulan" for the spring musical! Auditions will be held November 26th, 27th, and 28th after school. Performances will be February 28th, March 1st, 2nd, and 4th. Swing by Miss Cook's room (302) to pick up an audition packet and sign up for an audition time!

 

SHS Baseball

All 9th grade boys who will be attending SHS and would like to participate in baseball winter workouts please come to a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 2:40 p.m. in the MJHS cafetorium.  Couch Brad Poulson will be here to answer all your questions.

 

SHS Boys Soccer

Open Play for SHS Boys Soccer will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week.  It will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the ACL indoor field in Salem 161 E 400 N.

 

National Education Support Professionals Day

Wednesday, November 14th is ESP day, and with that we want to let all our custodial staff, school secretaries, classroom technicians, school lunch workers, bus drivers and school nurse know how much we appreciate and value what they do for our school. Business runs so smoothly because of all of your work and efforts. Thanks again classified staff! It is when all of us work together, students, parents, faculty and staff that we may truly live up to our school motto: Students are the focus, success is the goal!

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Nov 13 - Coat Drive Begins - Bring your donations to the front office!

Nov. 14 - Wrestling @ Springville Jr. High 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 - Girls B-Ball MJHS vs Mt. Ridge 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL  

We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our MJHS Facebook and Twitter. Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official MJHS webpage at: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/

Making Dreams Come True for Nebo Cancer Student

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

Kallie received three more rounds of chemotherapy that was stopped because the chemotherapy did nothing to slow the growth of the tumor. Kallie finished another six  doses of stronger radiation, but the tumor is still growing. A new tumor spot was just found in her back.  Kallie’s mom, Kimberly Bjarnson, said, “Kallie plans to travel to Colorado to receive a trial drug, that we are hoping and praying will work to kill these cancer cells!”  Ms. Jessica Mohler, health and student government teacher at Mapleton Junior High, is helping to make Kallie’s dreams come true. If you would like to help, email jessica.mohler@nebo.edu.  Watch Kallie’s story on ABC4 News, by reporter Kara Murphy, at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. tonight, November 12, 2018.

Mulan Auditions

Attributions: 
Kelly Cook

This year, MJHS will be presenting "Mulan" for the spring musical! Auditions will be held November 26th, 27th, and 28th after school. Performances will be February 28th, March 1st, 2nd, and 4th. Swing by Miss Cook's room to pick up an audition packet and sign up for an audition time!