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October 2020

Mustang Message 10/12/20

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 14:06
Mr. Whitney

Mustang Message 10/12/20

Dear MJHS Parents and Students -


Infinite Campus App Download Information

We are excited to inform you Infinite Campus has two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app from the app store for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more.  (See video and attached flyer for more information) Video Link 


End of 1st Term

Please note that the end of first term is coming up quickly, the last day of the term will be Thursday, October 29th.  At that point, grades will be finalized. With only a few days remaining, we remind all students to check and make sure everything is caught up.  Parents: please encourage students to work with their teachers to get any missing work finished or tests retaken. After school Tuesdays through Thursdays between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. is MJHS Power Hour and teachers are available to work with students. Arrangements can be made directly with the teacher by students or parents.


Basketball Open Gym Starts Next Monday

Open gym for Basketball will begin Monday October 19th and continue through Thursday November 5th. Girls will come Monday and Wednesday from 3-4pm, and boys will come Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4pm.  All grades are welcome to participate in open gym, but it is very important that any 9th grade student wanting to try out for the school team attends these sessions if possible. Additionally, any 9th grader that does plan to try out needs to make sure that they have completed the physical exam and all “Register My Athlete” requirements. Click this LINK for RegisterMyAthlete information. Basketball try-outs will be held on November 9th and 10th for ninth grade boys and girls teams. If you have any questions please contact Coach Lines or Coach Schaffer.


Mandatory Information for Participation In ANY Winter Sports

With Basketball and Wrestling approaching - Please be aware that Nebo School District requires that athletes who are trying out for any team sport have a current physical exam on file BEFORE trying out for the team. Exams are valid for one year. Parents will need to go to to register their student and then upload the physical exam information as well as electronically sign other participation disclosures and information. No student will be allowed to try out for a sport without first completing the athletic registration at the Register MyAthlete.Com website. Click here for step by step directions on using Register My Athlete.


Orchestra Fall Concert Information:

The Orchestra Fall Concert will be held on Wednesday, October 14th at MMHS in the Auditorium. In an effort to reduce audience size the concert will be divided by groups. Parents should plan to attend only their student’s grouping. Masks and social distancing will be observed.

- Beginning Orchestra & Orchestra 1 at 6:00 pm

- Orchestra 2 at 6:30 pm

- Orchestra 3 at 7:00 pm


Choir Fall Concert Information:

The Choir Fall Concert will be held on Thursday, October 22nd at MJHS in the East parking area divided by Choir group. Parents will view the concert from their automobiles and should attend only their students grouping.  

- Beginning Men's Chorus (7th Period) 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

- Women's Chorus (6th Period) 4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

- Men's Chorus (4th Period) 4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

- Bella Voce (5th Period) 5:15 - 5:30 p.m.

- Singers (2nd Period) 5:45 - 6:00 p.m.

- Concert Choir (1st Period) 6:15 - 6:30 p.m.


Upcoming Events at MJHS

Oct 14 - Hope Squad Opening Social & Training

Oct 14 - Orchestra Fall Concert @ MMHS (see times above for different groups)

Oct 15 & 16 - Fall Break - NO SCHOOL

Oct 20 - School Community Council Mtg. 2:00 p.m.

Oct 22 - Choir Fall Concert @ MJHS (see times above for different groups)


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:


Mustang Message 10/5/20

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 18:21
Mr. Whitney

Mustang Message 10/5/20

Dear MJHS Parents and Students -


Parents: Please see the attached letter if you would like to switch your student to remote or at-school learning for Term 2.


Be a Part of MJHS High Honors

Mapleton Jr. High is offering 8th and 9th grade students an opportunity to participate in an extra-curricular High Honors Achievement Program. High Honors will be offered in several subject areas. Students achieving High Honors will attend a special event and receive an award reserved for those who complete all of the requirements.  If you would like information on this program please contact the counselor, Mrs. Henderson at


Participate in the Battle of the Books!

We are excited to kick off our fourth year of Battle of the Books at Mapleton Junior High School! Talk to your friends and classmates and create a team of four to five students. Your team can be any combination of 7th, 8th or 9th grade students. To sign up - simply drop by the library and pick up a permission slip from Mrs. Marett and return it stapled together with your team before Wednesday, October 14th! Please note - You DO NOT need to form a full team to submit your permission slip - we will form teams for all students that do not have a full team request or friend preference. Then read 4 to 5 books from the “Battle of the Books” list and you are ready to compete! In January 2021, teams will come together for a game show style tournament during school where they will work as a team to answer questions about the books on the list. There will not be a District competition this year. 

Parents - We also need volunteers to help run battles during school hours one week in January.  If you would like to help out during that week, call or email your name and phone number to Lori Marett, Media Specialist, 801-489-2892  


Ordering School Breakfast or Lunch

If you would like to place a school meal order for a student(s) that is not at school you can do this by going to the MJHS Main Page and filling out the survey link at the top of the page. This is the method of ordering breakfast and lunch if your student is a remote learning student or is required to stay home for quarantine or for other COVID-19 related schedule adjustments or closures. Be sure to fill out the survey each day you are requesting a meal and for each student. You will need to order before 9:00 a.m. each morning and meals can be picked up in the front office between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. Meals are only provided on scheduled school days and for students of Nebo School District. For special circumstances, you can still call the school lunch manager directly to place your order at 801-489-4438.


Cross Country Start Time Update

Please note there has been a change of start time for the Cross Country district finals this Friday at Payson HS. Start time for the event is now 2:30 p.m. 


Upcoming Events at MJHS

Oct 6 - Girls Tennis Varsity District Final @ Springville HS

Oct 9 - Cross Country District Finals @ Payson HS 2:30 p.m.

Oct 14 - Hope Squad Opening Social & Training

Oct 14 - Orchestra Fall Concert @ MMHS 6:30 p.m.

Oct 15 & 16 - Fall 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:


Nebo School District Teams Up with Beehive Library Consortium

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Thu, 10/01/2020 - 09:42
Lana Hiskey

Nebo School District Teams Up with Beehive Library Consortium to Modernize Reading and Literacy Through Ebooks and E-audiobooks

Shared goal to promote digital learning in the community

In this mobile age, technology has become increasingly valuable in supporting new generations of lifelong learners and readers. Now, Nebo School District and Beehive Library Consortium have formed an innovative new partnership to increase access to more ebooks and e-audiobooks for students. This unique collaboration strives to promote literacy and digital learning by combining the schools’ and the library’s digital reading resources in one app. As a result, students can learn anytime, anywhere because of the convenience, ease of reading on-the-go and the inherent popularity of technology.

The school-library partnership provides safe access to thousands of age-appropriate titles for students’ use inside the classroom, at home and anywhere 24/7. Through Sora(link is external), the new student reading app for Nebo School District, students can now borrow the school’s collection of classroom and pleasure reading, and also access Beehive Library Consortium’s juvenile and young adult digital collection. In addition, Sora supports teachers by offering education-specific tools like achievements, exportable notes, and reading progress that encourage individualized learning.

"We are thrilled to partner with Payson City Library,” said Lana Hiskey, Communications Community Relations Coordinator at Nebo School District. “This partnership enables our Nebo students to have greater ebook and audiobook access for learning!"

The Sora app was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions 2019(link is external) and is available for Nebo School District students to download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and on Chromebooks that support the Google Play Store. It is also available for use in web browsers at is external) on any computer.

Utah residents can also borrow and read Beehive Library Consortium’s complete ebook and e-audiobook collection with a valid library card through the award-winning Libby app(link is external)The library’s tailored collection offers ebooks, e-audiobooks and magazines including bestsellers and new releases. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more. Libby can be used on any major device or computer, including Apple (R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (US only).

Both reading apps are built by OverDrive and OverDrive Education. To learn more, visit is external) and is external).

About Nebo School District

Nebo School District is nationally acclaimed for successes in academics, operations and extracurricular activities. Nebo is recognized on the state and national level for quality programs and innovative concepts that focus on students.

With approximately 4,500 employees, Nebo School District is the sixth-largest employer in Utah County. Nebo continues to build on its mission: “We engage, empower, and collaborate to ensure student success.” Nebo School District focuses on preparing all students to succeed in school and life and prepares students for active participation in school and the global community. Nebo empowers students to acquire and develop knowledge, skills and talents and works to promote safety, involvement and student achievement.

Nebo students are consistently represented in lists of state and national honors in fine arts, academics, career, technology and athletic competitions. Nebo students consistently score above state and national norms on beginning and end-of-level assessments.

Nebo’s graduation rate is 92 percent, significantly higher than the state average of 87 percent and the national average of 80 percent. Nebo students receive over $19 million in scholarships yearly. Nebo District belongs to the Utah Valley University K-16 Alliance and is a member of the Brigham Young University Public School Partnership.

Every Nebo student can be a college- and career-ready student prepared to succeed in college and in workforce training. Students can earn college credit through Advanced Placement (AP) and Concurrent Enrollment classes. Nebo was recognized on the AP Honor Roll for significant gains in AP access and student performance.

About OverDrive and OverDrive Education

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. The company’s K-12 division – OverDrive Education – supports reading and learning in the classroom. OverDrive strives to create “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 50,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries, including more than 30,000 schools. OverDrive’s popular reading apps provide best-in-class user experience and tools for staff management: the Libby(link is external) app for libraries is one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, while the student reading app Sora(link is external) is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. OverDrive was acquired by funds affiliated with global investment firm KKR in 2020.

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