April 2019

Mustang Message 4/29/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Lagoon Day Information Coming Home This Friday

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Information and permission slips regarding this year’s Lagoon Day on May 23rd will be coming home with students this Friday, May 3rd. Bus ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, May 7th and continue until available buses fill up. Bus tickets will cost $15 and entrance tickets to Lagoon are $35. Students will purchase their bus ticket in the front office from Mrs. Carey and will purchase their entrance ticket when they arrive at Lagoon. Please be aware of the following criteria for participation in Lagoon Day: All outstanding balances for lunch and/or other school fees must be paid; Citizenship grade cannot be an N or U in more than 1 class.

 

Lunch Accounts and Other School Fees and Fines

The school year is quickly winding down and with that we remind parents to make sure that your student’s lunch balance is caught up and kept current.  Also, please make sure any outstanding balances for school fees or fines are taken care of ASAP with Mrs. Carey in the front office. PLEASE BE AWARE that in order to receive a yearbook on May 22nd and to qualify for Lagoon all outstanding balances owed must be paid in full. Your help in this regard is greatly appreciated.

 

Talent Show Is Coming

It's time for the School Talent Show! We are looking for top notch student acts of, singing, dancing, acting, instrumental pieces, garage bands, etc. All MJHS students are welcome to try out for a spot in the Talent Show assembly. To sign up for an audition time, please see Mrs. Rowley in room 211 between May 1st and 3rd. Auditions will be held on Monday May 6th after school in the cafeteria. If you need more information, talk to Mrs. Rowley or Mrs. Bryant.

 

Yearbook Sales Will Continue until Sold Out

Your last chance to buy a yearbook is coming up quickly - If you haven’t paid for a yearbook yet and would like to buy one, you need to pay the $30 cost to Mrs. Carey in the finance office. Because there are only a limited number of yearbooks remaining and we cannot order more, yearbook sales continue on a first come first served basis until they are sold out.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

April 30 - Tennis vs Mt. Nebo @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30 p.m.

May 1 - 9th Grade Day 8:45 a.m.

May 2 - LaCaille Field Trip 9:15 a.m.

May 2 - Intramural Tennis @ Salem Hills High 3:30 p.m.

May 2 - Tennis vs Diamond Fork @ Mapleton 3:30 p.m.

May 3 - Track Meet @ Salem Hills High 2:00 p.m.

May 7 - Tennis vs Payson @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30 p.m.

May 8 - Jr. High Orchestra Festival @ UVU

May 9 - Intramural Tennis @ SF Sports Park 3:30 p.m.

May 9 - Theatre 4 Performances 7:00 p.m.

May 10 - Track Meet @ MMHS 2:00 p.m.

May 10 - Symphonic, Jazz and Beginning Band Spring Concert 7:00 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/

Tyler Jackson - State Math Winner

Attributions: 
Cassidy Peterson

Congratulations to Tyler Jackson for his outstanding effort at the State Math Contest. Tyler took 4th place at the 7th grade level and was honored at a banquet at Weber State on Tuesday. 

Utah Shakespeare in Nebo Schools

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production – this year performing one of the world’s first psychological thrillers, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

An evening performance for everyone is this Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 at Springville High School, 1205 East 900 South, Springville, UT. Another performance will be held on Monday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Spanish Fork High, 300 West 99 North, Spanish Fork. And, admission is free. 

Michael Bahr, the festival’s education director directed this production. “For many of our audiences this will be the first time they have seen a professional Shakespeare production,” said Bahr. “This program seeks to entertain, enrich, and educate with innovative and accessible performances to rural and urban schools and communities, many of which would not have this opportunity otherwise.”

Come be entertained and enriched with one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays – and again, admission is free!!!

Trash Mustang Sculpture Created by MJHS Student

Attributions: 
Keith Richards

Our school theme this year is to "Be the Change" and our student has done just that. He wanted to Be the Change in the school by making it a cleaner place. Since the beginning of the school year he has been picking up trash and even though there were no plans in the beginning to create something out of all the collected trash, he decided he wanted to make some kind of sculpture out of all the trash.  He showed up with his finished project, and what an amazing job he did! What an amazing example he is to our school. 

Captains' Academy

Attributions: 
Mike Adams

Athletic leaders from secondary schools in Nebo School District gathered on March 27, 2019 for Captains’ Academy, a program implemented to increase communication and friendship among student athletes and encourage sportsmanship and leadership. The team captains from MJHS who attended are pictured from left to right; Mac Peterson (Tennis), Jarren Picket (Track) and Olivia Larsen (Track).

Mustang Message 4/15/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Yearbook Sales Will Continue until They Are Sold Out

Your last chance to buy a yearbook is coming up quickly - If you haven’t paid for a yearbook yet and would like to buy one, you need to pay the $30 cost to Mrs. Carey in the finance office. Because there are only a limited number of yearbooks remaining and we cannot order more, yearbook sales continue on a first come first served basis until they are sold out.

 

9th Grade Activity Day

Attention all 9th graders!!! 9th grade day is going to be held on May 1st. We will be going to classic skating in the morning and then to a park for pizza, games and a soda bar! Parent permission slips will be distributed in your Social Studies classes today and tomorrow. You will need to have the completed permission slip in hand in-order to buy a ticket. The tickets will cost $5 and will be sold in the commons area during second lunch, April 17th through 23rd.

 

Apply Today to Serve on Springville Youth Court

Application is currently open for all Springville and Mapleton Students in grades 9-12 on the Springville City Website; www.springville.org/youthcourt  Applications will be taken until April 30th.  The new court will be chosen by June 1st.

Springville Youth Court is a great opportunity for students wanting to serve their community and learn more about the legal system. The Youth Court hears cases involving juveniles committing crimes that are classified as Class B Misdemeanors and under. Youth Court is used as a restorative justice program to keep youth out of the Juvenile Court System.  Student volunteers serve as jury members, judge, bailiff and mentors. The Youth Court receives referrals from the Springville and Mapleton Police Department. Youth Court is also an option for all infractions committed at schools within Springville and Mapleton when referred by an administrator. Here is the city FB post link regarding the application: https://www.facebook.com/SpringvilleCity/photos/a.282816388415384/2404814036215598/?type=3&theater

 

Do you want to run for MJHS Student Council?

Student Council Elections are coming up soon! If you are interesting in running for MJHS student government for next year you will need to attend a mandatory information meeting TOMORROW, April 16 at 7:30 a.m. in Ms. Mohler’s room - 402

 

Calling All Parents - Be a part of PTO for the 19-20 School Year

We know life can be crazy busy - especially with junior high age kids, but please be aware that the PTO is in need of willing parents/guardians to be part of the PTO board next year. If you would be willing to serve in the PTO, please contact Holly Christensen by email at: holly1968chick@yahoo.com or by phone at: (801) 368-4489

 

Parent Information Meeting Tonight at Spanish Fork High School

Tonight- Monday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. at SFHS Nebo District will host another offering of the same presentation given previously at MMHS and SHS by Dr. Christy Kane entitled Unplug and Connect. If you missed this presentation, you are invited to attend tonight. You are encouraged to attend with your child. Ideas will be discussed that can help students deal with technology as it relates to mental wellness.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

April 16 - Mandatory - MJHS Student Government Elections Meeting 7:30 a.m.

April 16 - Boys Tennis @ SF Sports Park @3:30 p.m.

April 16 - Beginning Band Festival @ Snow College

April 17 - 9th Grade Day Ticket Sales Begin (need permission slip)

April 18 - Great UT Shakeout - Earthquake Preparedness Drill

April 18 - Intramural Tennis @ Springville High 3:30 p.m.

April 18 - Boys Tennis @ Salem Hills High 3:30 p.m.

April 19 - MID TERM

April 19 - Track @ MMHS 2:00 p.m.

April 22 - Girls Golf - District Finals 12:00 p.m.

April 23 - Boys Tennis vs Springville @ MMHS 3:30 p.m.

April 24 - Poetry Slam 2:45-4:45 p.m.

April 25 - Intramural Tennis @ Mapleton Jr 3:30 p.m.

April 25 - Last Chance Dance 6:00 p.m.

April 26 - Student Gov. Elections

April 26 - Track @ Springville HS 2:00 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/

 

 

March Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Brian Frankowski

Attributions: 
Danielle Lopez

Brian is amazing with including our students in his classes. His class is so fun to attend. Students really enjoy his class, they like his lessons and his random facts about different things. He is very passionate about science! Students find his class funny. He is always willing to help his students succeed. He is very understanding of students and he knows a lot about science and life. He makes science interesting not boring.