School News

PEAK Award Recipient - Danielle Lopez

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Danielle Lopez, a Special Education Technician received the Nebo Peak Performance Award last night from Nebo School District Board of Education for outstanding service. She was nominated by Cami Burton, a teacher at Mapleton Junior High School. The award honors Danielle for her outstanding service when it comes to helping students.

The PEAK (Positive Energy and Kindness) Award is presented monthly to someone in the Nebo School District who "really gets it" when it comes to providing exceptional customer service, which in turn results in positive impacts on everyone including students, parents, co-workers and members of the community.

 Congratulations Danielle!

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - David Jex

Attributions: 
Benjy Frame

Dave Jex is a teacher who truly lives by the Motto students are the focus, Success is the goal.  He is positive and genuine, to his students and they know exactly what is expected of them.  One student said that “Jex is very uplifting and Positive.  He supports his students and knows them each personally.”  I witness this every time I see students come back to the junior high.   One question I always get is Have you seen Jex?   He impacts his students in way that they will never forget.  

Reading For Enjoyment Students Share Love of Reading with Elementary Students

Attributions: 
Melissa Heaton

Ms. Heaton’s Reading for Enjoyment class decided that, for their final class project of the semester, they wanted to share their love of reading with a local elementary school. This past Wednesday, Ms. Heaton’s students walked to Hobble Creek Elementary to help Ms. Flake’s first graders with their reading and writing. It was a successful project, and everyone had an enjoyable time.

MJHS Annual Fundraiser Was a Huge Success

Attributions: 
Jessica Mohler, Nate Whitney

The Mustang Charitable Fundraiser recently finished up by raising $3479.20 that will now go toward three different causes. First, it was used last week to fund our Sub for Santa project - Student government students went shopping and bought gifts for local kids so they can have a christmas that they might not have had. Second, we will be buying fleece and tying the ends to make blankets for Utah Valley Hospital Primary Children's Network in Provo. Lastly, with the remaining money we will be donating supplies to a women and children shelter that helps local women and children going through a crisis. Thank you for your amazing support of this holiday tradition!

US History Honors Track

Attributions: 
Suzanne Rowley

It's time for US History Honors track students to complete their term 2 project! This was done by Hannah Hill. Isn't it amazing? We have so much talent at MJHS!

Make It With Wool Contest

Attributions: 
Bonny Groneman

The State Make It With Wool contest was held at Mapleton Junior High on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  Students have been working hard on their projects for the past few months.  Participants from Mapleton Junior High included:  Anna Ballard, Anna Blonquist, Kate Cooper, Wendy Griffin, Jeanette Griffin, Kristi Mendenhall, and Brooklyn Perry. 

Congratulations to all who participated!  Special recognition to Kate Cooper who placed 4th in the State and 1st place honors went to Kristi Mendenhall.Kristi will be competing in the National Make It With Wool contest in Texas in February.  

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Benjamin Frame

Attributions: 
Mailani Ovard

The faculty and staff at Mapleton Junior High are amazing.  The choice was very difficult because every teacher here at Mapleton makes a difference in the lives of the students we teach.  I have been told that the person I am nominating has never received the Spirit of the Mustang, even with all his years here at Mapleton Junior High.  He quietly goes about doing his work and changing the lives of the students.

The Spirit of the Mustang this month goes to Benjy Frame. Benjy is a genuine person and the students can feel that he cares.  Benjy has worked with students as a coach and has guided them to achieve their potential in their sporting events.  More than that though, is how he is always looking for ways the make learning meaningful and yet not overwhelming to students who struggle.  Benjy uses memorization techniques for the capitals of the world.  He also uses  computer programs that look like a games, but actually help with memorization of countries and capitals. He has visual aides to help students study for tests.  He lets the students have choices when doing their country reports, but is organized enough to have specific questions that can be applied to each country helping the students with their research.  He has a graphic organizer letting the students know what information needs to be in each paragraph of the essay they write about the country.  He has alternate ways that students can retake tests. It seems like a small thing, but for any student and especially the student who struggles it makes a difference. He is willing to look at a student and say this is what this student needs. He creates a way for them to learn and not get frustrated.

Benjy is always willing to work with teachers who help students in his class.  He makes it easy to work with him and does it with a positive attitude. He goes about his job without looking for recognition because it is not about him. It is about the students. Benjy you are wonderful to work with and a great teacher.  Go Benjy! Go Mustangs!

 

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