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December 2020

Mustang Message 12/14/20

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Tue, 12/15/2020 - 13:15
Mr. Whitney

Mustang Message 12/14/20

Dear MJHS Parents and Students -


Reminder - End of Second Term

Did you realize there are only nine school days left in this term after Christmas Break?  Please check with teachers to get any missing work gathered, completed and turned in. Talk to your teachers and arrange to work with them after school during Power Hour from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays!  Remember... to make sure that Santa leaves you something good this year, follow these simple step by step instructions: 1 - Get missing work from your teacher 2 - Come do it during Power Hour 3 - Turn it in 4- Your grades go UP 5 - You’re ready for Christmas!  The holiday break also provides extra time if needed, to make up school work that could help raise a grade. Take advantage of the opportunity!


Way to Go Mustangs! - MJHS Annual Fundraiser Was a Great Success

Congratulations to our awesome students - together we raised more than $3000 that will now go toward several different causes. First, it will be used to fund our Sub for Santa project - Gifts and goodies are purchased for local kids so they can have a Christmas that they might not have had otherwise. Second, the funds are used to purchase blankets and activities packs for kids at the hospital - Thank you for your amazing support of this MJHS holiday tradition! 


Emotional & Social Resources for Families and Students

The district has provided students and families a great resource from 3rd Millennium to take various emotional and social support mini courses.  Please use this link to register - 3rd Millennium Student & Family Mini-Courses


Winter Sports and Fine Arts Performances

Please be aware that admission to MJHS athletic events (home or away) as well as any fine arts concert event will be by ticket ONLY. Tickets will be distributed ahead of time to athletes or performers for each event.  It is intended that only the parents of student athletes/participants will attend in-person. All other audience members, fans, students, and supporters will have access to the livestream feeds. The live feed links will be available on our website for the various games throughout the district as well as our own fine arts events. 


A Personal Note of Thanks!

With this being the last Mustang Message I write, I just want to express my thanks for the opportunity I have had to serve our wonderful MJHS community these past three and a half years here at Mapleton Jr.  The students, parents, teachers, and other education support staff have all been amazing! Thanks for the great memories, and I look forward to continuing to serve our community at Maple Grove Middle School going forward. I also want to extend a warm Welcome to Jo Lynn Ford our new MJHS Principal - Welcome, you will love this community!  Sincerely, - Mr. Nate Whitney


Upcoming Events at MJHS

Dec 16 - Wrestling @ Springville Jr. 3:30 p.m. 

Dec 17 - Boys B-Ball Mapleton @ Diamond Fork 3:30 p.m.

Dec 17 - Girls B-Ball Diamond Fork @ Mapleton 3:30 p.m.

Dec 18 - LAST CHANCE for C’s, B’s and A’s Before the Holidays Drawing

Dec 21 - Jan 1 - Christmas Break

Jan 4 - School Resumes

Jan 6 - Wrestling @ Spanish Fork Jr. 3:30 p.m. 

Jan 7 - Boys B-Ball Salem @ Mapleton 3:30 p.m.

Jan 7 - Girls B-Ball Mapleton @ Salem 3:30 p.m.


MJHS Counseling Webpage -   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: 


Quick reminder for parents

Submitted by travis.moss on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 16:47
Mr. Moss

Parents of MJHS students:

With parent teacher conferences this week, we wanted to send out a quick reminder of how to access your students grades, missing assingments and canvas information.


Thanks again for all that you do to support your student and our teachers look forward to meeting with you virtually this week!

Students of the Month!!

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Tue, 12/01/2020 - 13:18

List of Students of the Month for November:

7th Grade

Julia Campbell

Olivia Jensen

Bridger Frischknecht

Tyson Pugmire

Karli Smith

Jacob Ballard

Andrew Foster

Mateo Aispuro


8th Grade

Haylee Miller

Trent Willson

Daniel Christiansen

Maleah Allen

Alexia Nay

Sheldon Galbraith

Amy Holley

9th Grade

Josh Roberts

Kylee Meyer

Alessia Davis

Taylor McDaniel

Emily Packer

Savannah Robinson

Lauren Bentil

Taylor Braithwaite

Mustang Message 11/30/20

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Tue, 12/01/2020 - 08:27
Mr. Whitney

Mustang Message 11/30/20

Dear MJHS Parents and Students -

MJHS Annual Charitable Fundraiser Begins Today!

Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference. Our annual school fundraiser started today and will run through December 11th. Bring donations to your first period class - there will be drawings for awesome prizes as you donate! Fundraiser proceeds will go to Sub for Santa (buying gifts for those who can’t afford Christmas) and creating gift baskets for our first responders, nurses and doctors. Last year was very successful and we want to do even better this year - Watch the donation meter in the commons area for daily progress!

PLEASE READ - Important information for Parent Teacher Conferences 

Due to current COVID-19 conditions - Parent/Teacher conferences scheduled for this Thursday, December 3rd, will be conducted by Zoom appointment ONLY. Please be advised that teachers will not be available for walk-in visits; also please note that not all, or even most parents will need to schedule an appointment. We are encouraging that ONLY those parents with concerns in a specific class, set up Zoom appointments with specific teachers. Teachers will be available from 3:30 - 8:00 p.m. to hold these conferences and appointments will be for approx. 10 minutes or less. This is an attempt to greatly reduce face to face traffic during P/T Conferences. If you feel that you do need to visit with a teacher that evening, please reach out to them directly through email to make the Zoom appointment. All teacher emails can be found on the school faculty webpage - 

Spring Musical Tryouts

Attention all actors, singers and dancers: this spring, MJHS will present "A Night on Broadway", a theatrical performance with musical numbers from many beloved Broadway shows! The performances are scheduled for March 4, 5, 6, and 8, and all students are invited to audition. This year, auditions will be done by video and submitted online. Students will have until December 11th to fill out an online audition form and attach a video of their audition. For audition information - including instructions, performance dates and details, and COVID precautions - click the following link:  Audition Information  For the online audition form and video submission, the following link:  Audition Form - Video Submission  (Students  who are unable to submit an audition online, can stop by Miss Cook's room and schedule an in-person audition) Please contact Kelly Cook at with any questions!

It’s Not Too Late to Join MJHS Wrestling

Just a reminder to register for wrestling ASAP. The season officially started last Tuesday but today is really like the first day. Remember that there are now 18 girl’s weights and 18 boys’ weights we need to complete a full team. This year is the first year for Utah to sanction girls wrestling and NEBO school district has embraced this effort. Now we just need more girls to join the team. For both boys and girls you need to fill out the paperwork on (including proof of a physical exam) as well as pay the fee to Mrs. Carey at the finance office. Practice will run at 2:30 p.m. every day this week except Friday. 

9th Grade Basketball Tryouts

Try-outs will be held today and tomorrow for both Boys and Girls at 3:00 p.m. If you have not registered your athlete yet, please do so as soon as possible. All athletes trying out for the team must have a current physical uploaded and be registered on If you have any questions please email (girls coach) or (boys coach) 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Nov 30 - Charitable Fundraiser Begins

Nov 30 - Boys & Girls B-Ball Tryouts 3:00 p.m.

Dec 1 - Boys & Girls B-Ball Tryouts continue 3:00 p.m.

Dec 3 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - By Appointment - email individual teachers 

Dec 4   - C’s, B’s and A’s Before the Holidays Drawing

Dec 8 - Winter Orchestra Concert @ MMHS - check w/ Ms. Keliiliki for times

Dec 9 - Wrestling @ Diamond Fork Jr. 3:30 p.m. - admittance by ticket only

Dec 10 - Winter Song Choir Concert @ MMHS - check w/ Mr. Diehl for times

Dec 10 - Girls BB Springville @ Mapleton 3:30 p.m. - admittance by ticket only

Dec 10 - Boys BB Mapleton @ Springville 3:30 p.m. - admittance by ticket only

Dec 11 - C’s, B’s and A’s Before the Holidays Drawing

MJHS Counseling Webpage -   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: 


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