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May 2020

Mustang Message 05/18/2020

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 17:28
Attributions: 
Mr. Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Many thanks go out to all our supportive parents, our hardworking students and our amazing teachers for a successful year and a highly unusual finish with “at home learning” - Way to go Mustangs!

 

Final Instructions for Student Check-Out  - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY -

This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we are asking that students come into school during their scheduled time and take care of the check-out items. Click this link for the list of check-out items as well as assigned times divided by alphabetized last name. PLEASE NOTE a couple of changes were made to this document since last Monday and are highlighted in red! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KQPNOWguKXiteJ-58Zy6KItoDPhSIODVZe_E1T0xoPU/edit?usp=sharing   Please carefully read the schedule so that we can appropriately spread folks out and avoid large numbers entering the building at once. (We know that there may be conflicts on Wednesday due to high school graduation - If this applies to your family please feel free to come in at another time that works for you.)

 

Link to Grading Procedures for 4th Term AND How To Request a Grade Change

Click this link for more information about 4th term grading as well as a short explanatory video. Please also find information about how to request a grade change once the term has ended and grades have been finalized. http://mjhs.nebo.edu/news/grading-procedures-4th-term

 

Information for After School Ends

As the summer progresses we will continue to keep parents and students informed by sending out relevant information about yearbook distribution, a special end of year memories video, registration dates and other important back to school information, as well as any school related developments of COVID-19. 

 

Awards Assembly

Congratulations to all our students that received an academic achievement award this year! Usually we hold an assembly to honor these students and present their award. Due to the school dismissal we were unable to provide such an assembly this year. In its place we have created this awards Assembly video - Please enjoy! https://drive.google.com/file/d/11CkM3ZYd3Mq4OvZ0HmANTgQjycEFkw47/view?usp=sharing

 

Talent Show Winners 

Thank you everyone for participating in our virtual talent show. It was really fun to see all your amazing talents! We have such an incredible student body! Here are the winners: 7th grade: 1st- Luke Hollingshead, 2nd- Daniel Keliiliki,3rd- Auralee Sanders / 8th Grade: 1st- Eva Wiseman, 2nd- Lyn Johnson, 3rd- Eva Dockter / 9th Grade: 1st- Ivan Moulton, 2nd- Emily Oller, 3rd- Tate Hickman / Musical Talents: 1st- Patrick Johnson, 2nd- Nicole and Alyssa Cragun, 3rd- Dallin Barker, honorable mention- Brigham Call, Creative Talents: 1st- Johnny Fowler, 2nd- Spencer Payne, 3rd- Ethan Holden / Artistic Talents: 1st- Lindsay Barrett and Lauren Bentil, 2nd- Melody Ramirez, 3rd- Shane Ramirez / And the one that made us laugh! Lizzy Tew and Rebekah Jensen.  Thank you again everyone!! It was really hard to decide the winners! If you are a winner come to the awards table in the commons area during your check out time to grab your prize!! Click here to watch the entire 2019-20 MJHS talent show video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlsvWn0AagA&feature=youtu.be

 

Summer Reading Program at Springville Public Library

Students - Join the Springville Library Summer Reading Bookmark program! Pick-up your bookmarks at the library and fill out the reading you do. You have the chance to read for Sodalicious gift cards and other great prizes this summer. With the library's digital resources and curbside pickup we hope to keep all our Sprinville and Mapleton teens reading! 

 

Free Summer Meals

The Utah Food Bank is offering the Free Summer Meals Program again this year in four Nebo School District communities. This year will be a drive-thru program with two meals provided on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Click here for more information: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/news/free-summer-meals

 

PTO Message - from Traci Snapp, PTO President

Thank you to everyone that helped with our PTO this year. We would also like those that would be interested in the following positions to please let Traci Snapp know (email: ts1288@aol.com  Phone: 801-361-5201) . Open PTO board positions for the next school year. PTO President elect for 2021-2022 / Teacher appreciation  / Co chair elect, Art Salon. Here is a shout out to the businesses that have donated for Teacher Appreciation: - Art City Trolley     - Lemon & Sage     - Chic-Fil-a     - La Casita     - Zubs     - Joe Banditos     - MeKong     - Strap Tank & Sidecar cafe     - Jersey Mikes Subs     - Gandolfo’s     - Springville Floral     - Mapleton Floral

 

Lost and Found

We have put all the lost and found items from the office and PE on tables in the commons area.  If your child has misplaced any of their belongings this year please have them look through the lost and found.  We will be donating all items to Tabitha’s Way or Deseret Industries after May 22nd.

 

Hope Squad Nominations

HOPE Squad is a group of peer nominated students who work with MJHS students and faculty to promote student safety in our school.  In order to be a member of the Hope Squad, students will be selected by their peers as students who are kind, good listeners and someone they would go to if they needed something. Please go to this link and nominate today - submissions are due by this Friday, May 22nd. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l38To1ylf9GCZWzl85cVNsKYUxbE006Q1xc8tVmavj8/edit 

 

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/

Awards Assembly Video

Submitted by nate.whitney on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 16:32
Attributions: 

Click here to watch the Awards Assembly for MJHS 2019-20

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11CkM3ZYd3Mq4OvZ0HmANTgQjycEFkw47/view?usp=sharing

Congratulations to all our students that received an academic achievement award this year! Usually we hold an assembly to honor these students and present their award. Due to the school dismissal we were unable to provide such an assembly this year. In its place we have created this awards Assembly video - Please enjoy!

 

 

 

Free Summer Meals

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 14:55
Attributions: 
Lana H. Hiskey

Free Summer Meals

The Utah Food Bank is offering the Free Summer Meals Program again this year in four of Nebo School District communities. This year will be a drive-thru program with two meals provided on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Who: Youth up to 18 years

What: Free Healthy Lunch

Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, June 1 - August 14

Springville Area: 1:45 to 3:00 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ Church, 55 North Main Street, Springville.
Spanish Fork Area: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Spanish Fork City Center Library Park, 100 E. 50 S. Spanish Fork.
Payson Area: 12:45 to 2:00 p.m., Constitution Park, 600 S. Main Street, Payson.
Santaquin Area: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Centennial Park, 300 W. 100 S., Santaquin.
                                        
No registration required. Drive-thru pick up with two days of lunches to go.

Contact Erin Thurber with questions at 801.887.1218 or Kerri Duncan at 801.887.1251 or kerrid@utahfoodbank.org (link sends e-mail).

See attached flyers for your area.

The following links are in Spanish [en español]:
Springville Area Flyer [en español]
Spanish Fork Area Flyer [en español]
Payson Area Flyer [en español]
Santaquin Area Flyer [en español]

 

TALENT SHOW WINNERS!!!!

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 21:52
Attributions: 
Jessica Mohler

Click here to watch the MJHS 2020 Talent Show!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlsvWn0AagA&feature=youtu.be

Thank you everyone for participating in our virtual talent show. It was really fun to see all your amazing talents! We have such an incredible student body! Here are the winners:

 

7th grade

1st- Luke Hollingshead

2nd- Daniel Keliiliki

3rd- Auralee Sanders

 

8th Grade

1st- Eva Wiseman

2nd- Lyn Johnson

3rd- Eva Dockter

 

9th Grade

1st- Ivan Moulton

2nd- Emily Oller

3rd- Tate Hickman

 

Musical Talents

1st- Patrick Johnson

2nd- Nicole and Alyssa Cragun

3rd- Dallin Barker

Honorable mention- Brigham Call

 

Creative Talents

1st- Johnny Fowler

2nd- Spencer Payne

3rd- Ethan Holden

 

Artistic Talents

1st- Lindsay Barrett and Lauren Bentil

2nd- Melody Ramirez

3rd- Shane Ramirez

 

And the one that made us laugh!

Lizzy Tew and Rebekah Jensen

Thank you again everyone!! It was really hard to decide the winners! If you are a winner go to the office next week during your check out time to grab your prize!!

End of Year MJHS Student Check-Out Procedures

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Mon, 05/11/2020 - 21:25
Attributions: 
Mr. Whitney

End of Year MJHS Student Check-Out Procedures

 

Dear Students and Parents, 

As the school year winds down, we want to share the protocols and schedules we will ask all students to follow in order to check-out of school this year. To comply with state and local health guidelines, we ask that only the student and one responsible adult enter the building on the appropriately scheduled day and time to complete the check-out procedures (see alpha divisions below). Please adhere to the guidelines as we try to keep everyone healthy and safe. 

School check-out will involve making sure that the following items have all been completed:

 

  • Clean-out hall locker 

  • Clean-out gym locker

  • Return ALL school books (classroom & library)

  • Return Chromebook and charging cord

  • Return instrument and sheet music 

  • Settle student’s school account - refunds and/or paying lunch or other unpaid fees

  • If desired you may still purchase or check on your purchase of a yearbook ($30)  

  • Check Lost and Found table

 

After reading the above list, some students may see that they have already taken care of all these items and did NOT check out a Chromebook for “at home learning”. If that is the case, there is no need to come into the school during the student check-out days outlined below.

 

Helpful Hints:

  • Begin by cleaning out your lockers; please remove all items. It would be a good idea to bring a backpack or bag with you to carry out your personal items. Garbage cans will be available for things you just want to toss.

  • To return a Chromebook (if you checked one out), library books, classroom textbooks or any other school books of any kind, go to the library. Please enter through the door in the 200 hall across from the restrooms.

  • To return a band or orchestra instrument go to the classroom and return it with the teacher.

  • To settle your student’s school account please stop in at the financial office and speak with Mrs. Carey. She can let you know if you owe any unpaid fees or have a school lunch balance due. If you would like to take care of these items ahead of time you can call and visit with Mrs. Carey at 801-489-2894. She will also be able to assist you with receiving a refund for any canceled activities (this will happen automatically if you don’t call ahead of time). 

  • FYI - Yearbooks will not be available until mid-June and we are planning a drive-through pick up for those once they come in. More information will come at a later date.  If your school fees are paid, you can still purchase a yearbook with Mrs. Carey in the financial office for $30.

  • Be sure and remember to check the Lost and Found - unclaimed items will be donated to charity. 

 

To help limit how many students are in the building at any given time - Please follow the provided date and time schedule. Remember to keep a six-foot distance from others while you are in the building.

 

Wednesday, May 20th:

 

8-9 Last Names beginning with A

9-10 Last Names beginning with Ba-Bn

10-11 Last Names beginning with Bo-Bz

11-12 Last Names beginning with Ca-Ci

12-1 Last Names beginning with Cj-Cz

1-2 Last Names beginning with D

2-3 Last Names beginning with E-Fn

3-4 Last Names beginning with Fo-Ga

 

Thursday, May 21st:

 

8-9 Last Names beginning with Gb-Gz

9-10 Last Names beginning with Ha-Ha

10-11 Last Names beginning with Hb-Hz

11-12 Last Names beginning with I-Jj

12-1 Last Names beginning with Jk-K

1-2 Last Names beginning with L

2-3 Last Names beginning with Ma-Mc

3-4 Last Names beginning with Md-Mz

 

Friday, May 22nd:

 

8-9 Last Names beginning with N-O

9-10 Last Names beginning with Pa-Po

10-11 Last Names beginning with Pp-R

11-12 Last Names beginning with Sa-Sm

12-1 Last Names beginning with Sn-Sz

1-2 Last Names beginning with T,U,V

2-3 Last Names beginning with Wa-Wn

3-4 Last Names beginning with Wo-Z

 

Please follow the above schedule as closely as possible. If you are unable to come at your assigned time, you may contact the school to arrange another time. (801-489-2892 ext. 0) 

 

Remember to stay current with your grades until the last day of school - May 22nd.  

Again, if you have already completed the checklist items from above and do not need to turn anything in, then you DO NOT need to come to the school to check-out. Have a GREAT summer!!!

Grading Procedures for 4th Term

Submitted by nate.whitney on Mon, 05/11/2020 - 15:37

As we approach the end of the term, we want to be sure everyone is aware of the adjusted procedures that are in place for 4th term grading due to the unique challenges and difficulties of the COVID-19 school dismissal. In an effort to minimize the anxiety and stress felt by students, parents and teachers, we are allowing students a choice regarding how their final grade in each class will be recorded on their transcript for 4th term. At the end of the term, a teacher will submit a letter grade for the class. After the grade is submitted by the teacher, the student can choose to keep the standard grade given or change a passing letter grade to a “P” grade, which will count for academic credit but will not affect GPA. (Please Note - All letter grades in the D range will automatically be convereted to a P without a request being made by the student) If a student has not completed enough work to receive a passing grade this term they will receive an “I” (incomplete) grade and will need to make it up during summer offerings (Information on Summer School TBA) or in the fall when we return to school. (For 9th grade students, please see the additional information at the bottom of this page)  All students are encouraged to make sure they communicate with their teachers during these final weeks to ensure they will pass their classes and receive credit.

 

Click this link to see a video that explains the grading procedures for 4th Term - 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kseXB9iCXvy0j3JqgnJp-_UZkpl3b4sZ/view?usp=sharing

 

How to Request a P Grade Change

As outlined above - if your final grade for 4th term is a passing letter grade A through C- you can request a grade change to a “P” (pass) to be recorded on your school transcript in place of the letter grade given by the teacher. All grades in the D range will automatically be changed to a P by teachers and no request is needed. To request a changed grade, wait until grades are finalized on May 22nd and then write an email to your counselor requesting the change. The email must include each class name and the corresponding grade you are requesting to be changed to a P grade. Please Note that your request must be made by Friday, May 29th, one week after grades have been finalized. You will receive a confirmation email back from your counselor when the grade change(s) has been completed.

 

Additional Grading Information for 9th Grade Students to Consider 

Information from the Utah State School Board of Education for 9th grade students considering how pass (P) or incomplete (I) grades will affect their athletic eligibility or eligibility for scholarships and/or financial aid:

- Currently, the NCAA calculates Ps in two different ways. (1) The P grade will be calculated as a 2.3 as long as it has the effect of raising the students GPA. In this case it will have the effect of increasing their overall GPA. (2) If a student’s GPA is above a 2.3, all Ps will transfer as credit, but not affect their GPA.

 - There are likely also other private scholarships that affect a small number of students that operate under similar circumstances.

 - There are some professional applications (including the health professions) in some institutions that don’t award credit for entry to students earning a P in a particular course.

 - The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) administered scholarships (including both Regent’s and New Century) will be unaffected by P/I, nor will local scholarships administered by Utah IHEs.

 - Federal financial aid guidelines are dependent on the pace of credit earning versus GPA and so will presumably be unaffected by P/I.

 

End of Year MJHS Student Check-Out Procedures

Submitted by nate.whitney on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 15:01

As the school year winds down, we want to share the protocols and schedules we will ask all students to follow in order to check-out of school this year. To comply with state and local health guidelines, we ask that only the student and one responsible adult enter the building on the appropriately scheduled day and time to complete the check-out procedures (see alpha divisions below). Please adhere to the guidelines as we try to keep everyone healthy and safe. 

School check-out will involve making sure that the following items have all been completed:

  • Clean-out hall locker 
  • Clean-out gym locker
  • Return ALL school books (classroom & library)
  • Return Chromebook and charging cord
  • Return instrument and sheet music 
  • Settle student’s school account - refunds and/or paying lunch or other unpaid fees
  • If desired you may still purchase or check on your purchase of a yearbook ($30)  
  • Check Lost and Found table

After reading the above list, some students may see that they have already taken care of all these items and did NOT check out a Chromebook for “at home learning”. If that is the case, there is no need to come into the school during the student check-out days outlined below.

Helpful Hints:

  • Begin by cleaning out your lockers; please remove all items. It would be a good idea to bring a backpack or bag with you to carry out your personal items. Garbage cans will be available for things you just want to toss.
  • To return a Chromebook (if you checked one out), library books, classroom textbooks or any other school books of any kind, go to the library. Please enter through the door in the 200 hall across from the restrooms.
  • To return a band or orchestra instrument go to the classroom and return it with the teacher
  • To settle your student’s school account please stop in at the financial office and speak with Mrs. Carey. She can let you know if you owe any unpaid fees or have a school lunch balance due. If you would like to take care of these items ahead of time you can call and visit with Mrs. Carey at 801-489-2894. She will also be able to assist you with receiving a refund for any canceled activities (this will happen automatically if you don’t call ahead of time). 
  • FYI - Yearbooks will not be available until mid-June and we are planning a drive-through pick up for those once they come in. More information will come at a later date.  If your school fees are paid, you can still purchase a yearbook with Mrs. Carey in the financial office for $30.
  • Be sure and remember to check the Lost and Found - unclaimed items will be donated to charity 

To help limit how many students are in the building at any given time - Please follow the provided date and time schedule. Remember to keep a six-foot distance from others while you are in the building.

 

Wednesday, May 20th:

8-9 Last Names beginning with A
9-10 Last Names beginning with Ba-Bn
10-11 Last Names beginning with Bo-Bz
11-12 Last Names beginning with Ca-Ci
12-1 Last Names beginning with Cj-Cz
1-2 Last Names beginning with D
2-3 Last Names beginning with E-Fn
3-4 Last Names beginning with Fo-Ga

 

Thursday, May 21st:

8-9 Last Names beginning with Gb-Gz
9-10 Last Names beginning with Ha-Ha
10-11 Last Names beginning with Hb-Hz
11-12 Last Names beginning with I-Jj
12-1 Last Names beginning with Jk-K
1-2 Last Names beginning with L
2-3 Last Names beginning with Ma-Mc
3-4 Last Names beginning with Md-Mz

 

Friday, May 22nd:

8-9 Last Names beginning with N-O
9-10 Last Names beginning with Pa-Po
10-11 Last Names beginning with Pp-R
11-12 Last Names beginning with Sa-Sm
12-1 Last Names beginning with Sn-Sz
1-2 Last Names beginning with T,U,V
2-3 Last Names beginning with Wa-Wn
3-4 Last Names beginning with Wo-Z

Please follow the above schedule as closely as possible. If you are unable to come at your assigned time, you may contact the school to arrange another time. (801-489-2892 ext. 0) 

Remember to stay current with your grades until the last day of school - May 22nd.  

Again, if you have already completed the checklist items from above and do not need to turn anything in, then you DO NOT need to come to the school to check-out. Have a GREAT summer!!!

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