School News

Mustang Message 1/2/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

End of Second Term

Welcome back from Christmas Break - It’s now crunch time!  Second Term ends next Thursday, January 10th... So that means only a few days are left to check with teachers and get any missing work gathered, completed and turned in.

School Reading for Enjoyment Competition

Ms. Heaton's Reading for Enjoyment Class has organized a school readathon. Students who want to participate can pick up a reading log in the office, library, or Ms. Heaton’s classroom (Room 119). Students will log the hours that they read from Thursday, January 3rd through Wednesday, January 9th. Logs are due to Ms. Heaton after school on Wednesday, January 9th. The top 20 student winners and the top 5 teacher winners will attend an ice cream party during Flex on Thursday, January 10th. Happy reading!

Annual PTO Art Show

The time is fast approaching for the annual PTO Art Show.  We will begin accepting entries in the MAIN OFFICE on January 22, 2019.  All entries are due by February 6th, 2019. Things to remember: Students will be allowed 2 entries per category.  Feel free to enter multiple categories, but please select your best 2 pieces. All paper entries (drawings, paintings not on canvas and photographs) need to be mounted on BLACK cardstock. Please do not submit any framed pieces. Thank you for your participation!  -MJHS PTO

Student Schedule Changes for Next Semester

With the new semester rapidly approaching we want to address the process of requesting schedule changes. Starting now, counselors will be available to make schedule changes.  Please note that discussing possible schedule changes does not guarantee a student's schedule request will be granted. Once a student has spoken with a counselor and he/she has made sure that the class is not full and is logistically possible, the student will be sent to obtain teacher and parent signatures on an official add/drop class change form. Once the form is completed with all signatures and the class change fee of $5.00 has been paid, the counselor will finalize the changes and the student's changed schedule will be available to view on SIS/Aspire.  No schedule changes will be made once a class has reached its maximum capacity (even if a student has already obtained the needed signatures).

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Jan. 3-9 - MJHS Read-a-thon

Jan. 3 - Girls/Boys Basketball @ Mt. Nebo Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 7- Girls/Boys Basketball vs Salem @ 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 8 - District 8th Grade Honors Orchestra Rehearsal @ Mapleton Jr. 3:00 p.m.

Jan. 8 - Theatre 2 and 3 Performances @ 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 10 - Term 2 Ends

Jan. 10 - Girls/Boys Basketball @ Payson 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 11 - NO SCHOOL - District Development Day

Jan. 11 - Wrestling Nebo District Jr. High Championship @ Springville Jr. 8:30 - 5:00 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/

Mustang Message 12/17/18

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Reminder - End of Second Term

Did you realize there are only seven school days left in this term after Christmas Break?  Please check with teachers to get any missing work gathered, completed and turned in. The holiday break 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 Huge Success

Congratulations to our awesome students as well as the Mapleton Police/Fire Departments, Chick-fil-A, Fizz, and Ashman Dental - together we raised over $12,000 that will now go toward several 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. And finally and perhaps most importantly, a portion of the funds will be used to send our love and support to Kallie Jensen and another student, both of whom are battling cancer - Thank you for your amazing support of this holiday tradition!

 

Springville Public Library - Teen Night

Friday, December 21st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. all youth, grades 7 - 12 are invited to come participate in Springville Library’s annual Christmas Teen Night. There will be a lot of fun activities going on - like an ugly sweater contest, gingerbread houses, the candy bar game, fortnite and brawl games, etc., but more importantly the library will be hosting the first ever Winter Reading program, which will also kick off that evening! Come join the fun this Friday at Springville Public Library.

 

School Reading for Enjoyment Competition

Ms. Heaton's Reading for Enjoyment Class has organized a school read-a-thon. Students who want to participate can pick up a reading log in the office, library, or Ms. Heaton’s classroom (Room 119). Students will log the hours that they read from Thursday, January 3rd through Wednesday, January 9th. Logs are due to Ms. Heaton after school on Wednesday, January 9th. The top 20 student winners and the top 5 teacher winners will attend an ice cream party during Flex on Thursday, January 10th. Happy reading!

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Dec. 18 - Boys Basketball vs Mt. Ridge 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 18 - Theatre 1 Performances 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 21 - Performing Arts Assembly 8:30 a.m.

Dec. 21 - Christmas Break Begins - School out 11:15 a.m.

Jan. 2 - School Resumes

Jan. 2 - Wrestling vs Payson Jr. @ 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 3 - Girls/Boys Basketball @ Mt. Nebo Jr. High

 

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/

Spirit of the Mustang Award Recipients

Attributions: 
Kirsten Hullinger

Pictured here are our last two Spirit of the Mustang recipients, Kirsten Hullinger and Angie Fielding.

Angie Fielding is one of the very best trackers I have ever worked with! I have been in education for over 18 years and have worked with numerous trackers over the years and I have to say that Angie is one of the very best! She is incredibly caring, kind, proactive and dedicated to helping our students feel success. Angie is constantly checking on and pulling kids down to work with her one on one to help them succeed in their classes. She works each day in SuperFLEX to offer support to our struggling students. I feel very grateful to have Angie working with our students as a tracker at MJHS. Thanks for all you do for our students Angie!

Mustang Message 12/10/18

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Thanks Awesome PTO

MJHS has some amazing volunteers!  We want to thank the PTO and the wonderful parents that helped to feed our teachers and staff last week on a long day of Student Led Conferences Thursday, December 6th.  The teachers and staff enjoyed a delicious and filling meal and we want to thank all of those involved in making that happen.

 

Follow Superintendent Nielsen and Nebo District on Social Media

Our school district and our Superintendent, Rick Nielsen have social media presence. You are invited to please LIKE, FOLLOW, and SHARE Nebo School District and Superintendent Rick Nielsen on social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay updated on current events and announcements. Remember to RATE our awesome MJHS on Facebook as well as Nebo School District.

 

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#nebohero #empowerstudents #engagestudents #studentsuccess

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Dec. 11 - Girls Basketball vs Orem 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 12 - Wrestling @ Diamond Fork Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 12 - Winter Orchestra Performance @ MMHS 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dec. 13 - Girls Basketball vs Uintah 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 13 - Winter Song Concert - MJHS Cafeteria 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 14 - Holiday Band Concert - MMHS Auditorium 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 17 - Girls/Boys Basketball vs Diamond Fork 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 18 - Boys Basketball vs Mt. Ridge 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 18 - Theatre 1 Performances 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 21 - Performing Arts Assembly 8:30 a.m.

Dec. 21 - Christmas Break Begins - School out 11:15 a.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/

 

 

Mustang Message 12/3/18

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Student Led Conferences this Thursday, Dec. 6th

By way of reminder: Student Led Conferences will be held this Thursday from 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. Please be aware that these Conferences will be slightly different than in past years - Instead of reporting to only one location, students and parents will rotate through each of their student’s classes. While in each classroom, students will share with their parents a short explanation of their own learning progress based on a specific standard, project or artifact of learning. The intent is that the student leads their parent in a meaningful discussion of their own learning. We hope this will provide an opportunity for students to reflect on their learning as well as where they are in the learning practice process. If you need to speak with any of your student’s teachers they will also be available to visit with you. It is estimated that most parents will spend about an hour and a half total completing the conferences. Of course, if you are time-crunched you could only visit those classes of the most concern. All parents/guardians and students are encouraged to attend.

 

Student Council Annual Charitable Fundraiser Continues

Reminder - Our annual charitable fundraiser continues through December 7th. We have almost reached our goal of $3000. Please take your donations to your second period teacher. This year you can be the change in someone’s life by donating a few dollars!    

 

Chick-fil-A Is Helping to Support the Annual Charitable Fundraiser

We are happy to announce that Chick-fil-A is sponsoring a “Spirit Night” at the Spanish Fork location to support our Annual Charitable Fundraiser. To participate simply dine at the Spanish Fork location of Chick-fil-A between 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. tomorrow, December 4th and tell the cashier that you want to support the Mapleton Jr. High Fundraiser and 15% of the purchase will go back to our school.

 

Mapleton City Public Safety Department Is also Supporting the Charitable Fundraiser

Our awesome Mapleton PD and Fire Dept have been gathering donations from the community to help with our charitable fundraiser. They have extended a friendly challenge to our students to see if they can raise more money than students towards this awesome cause. Students are encouraged to donate through the school and community members can donate through Mapleton Police Department - See Mapleton PD Facebook page for more details.

 

Last Day for Winter Clothing Collection

We are concluding the winter clothing collection tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4th.  If you have any adult sized coats or gloves (new or used) or hats and scarves (new only), please have your student bring them to the big yellow box in the front office at school tomorrow. Our school has collected over 100 items! Thank you for all of your support

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Dec. 3 - Student Govt. Annual Charitable Fundraiser continues

Dec. 5 - First Cast Meeting/Practice - Mulan 2:45 p.m.

Dec. 5 - Wrestling Vs Spanish Fork Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 6 - Parent Teacher Conference - Student Led 3:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Dec. 6 - Girls/Boys Basketball @ Springville Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 10 - Girls/Boys Basketball vs Spanish Fork 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 11 - Girls Basketball vs Orem 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 12 - Wrestling @ Diamond Fork Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 12 - Winter Orchestra Performance @ MMHS 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dec. 13 - Girls Basketball vs Uintah 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 13 - Winter Song Concert - MJHS Cafeteria 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 14 - Holiday Band Concert - MMHS Auditorium 7:30 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/

Mustang Message 11/26/18

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Mid-Term and Student Led Conferences

Mid-Term is this Friday, November 30th - Students, let’s make sure that all work is turned in and any deficient grades are raised. Student Led Conferences will be held on Thursday, December 6th from 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. All parents and students are encouraged to attend to review learning progress and goals.

 

MJHS Annual Charitable Fundraiser

Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference. Our fundraiser started today and goes through December 7th. Fundraiser proceeds will go to a student at our school battling cancer, Sub for Santa and Blankets for the hospital. Every day throughout the fundraiser we will randomly draw students who have donated at least $5 to get prizes!! The top 3 classes that received the most donations get a party!!  If each person donates $3 we can reach our goal of $3000. Please take your donations to your second period teacher. This year you can be the change in someone’s life by donating a few dollars! FUN FACT: Our awesome Mapleton City Police Department is supporting the MJHS fundraiser and will offer an opportunity for all community members to contribute through Mapleton PD - They have extended a friendly challenge to our students to see if they can raise more money than students towards this awesome cause. Students are encouraged to donate through the school and community members can donate through Mapleton PD - See Mapleton PD Facebook page for more details that will be posted soon.

 

HOPE Squad - Project Teddy Bear

MJHS HOPE Squad is combining with the Bank of American Fork,  in Spanish Fork, by collecting new stuffed animals from now until Dec 13, 2018. Please consider donating new stuffed animals at MJHS in the front office. We can only take new stuffed animals because of health codes, but we hope you’ll help us to collect enough new stuffed animals to help at-risk Utah children. Project Teddy Bear is a community service project benefitting Utah children and sponsored by Bank of American Fork. Customers, employees and community members donate teddy bears and other stuffed animals that are given to the Utah Valley Family Support & Treatment Center in Orem, Salt Lake Valley Family Support Center (locations in Midvale, Taylorsville, West Valley City and Sugarhouse), Family Connection Center (in Layton/Clearfield and Bountiful) and other crisis and service centers. This is the 5th year that MJHS HOPE Squad has been a part of this program and we would greatly appreciate any support that you can give!

 

Sub for Santa Information

Does your family or another family you know need a little help this Christmas? If so please contact MJHS School Counselor Kate Henderson. She has information available on how to receive needed assistance through the Sub-for-Santa program. The meeting to get registered with Sub-for-Santa is coming up soon on December 3rd so contact her right away at kate.henderson@nebo.edu or at 801-489-2896.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Nov. 26 - Dec. 7  Student Govt. Annual Charitable Fundraiser

Nov. 26 - Spring Musical Auditions  2:45 p.m.

Nov. 27 - Spring Musical Auditions  2:45 p.m.

Nov. 28 - Spring Musical Auditions  2:45 p.m.

Nov. 28 - Wrestling @ Salem Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 29 - Girls/Boys Basketball @ Salem Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 30 - Mid Term

Nov. 30 - Callback Auditions for Spring Musical 2:45 p.m.

Dec. 3 - Student Govt. Annual Charitable Fundraiser continues

Dec. 3 - Girls/Boys Basketball @ Payson Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 - First Cast Meeting/Practice - Mulan 2:45 p.m.

Dec. 5 - Wrestling @ Spanish Fork Jr. High 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 6 - Parent Teacher Conference - Student Led 3:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Dec. 6 - Girls/Boys Basketball @ Springville Jr. High 3:30 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/

 

 

Mustang Message 11/12/18

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Thank You Veterans!

Although yesterday November 11th was officially Veterans Day it is being observed nationwide today. With that in mind MJHS wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who have contributed so much to the freedom of this nation and our community by serving in our armed forces. We sincerely honor and appreciate your service! Today during Mustang time all students participated in a lesson about Veterans Day. Please be sure and ask your student what they felt and learned today as they participated in our Veterans Day Mustang Time lesson.

 

Winter Clothing Drive for the Homeless

We are working with the Food and Care Coalition in Provo through the month of November to help gather adult-sized coats and other winter clothing for the homeless.  Our school goal is 150 items! Please send donations to school with your student and put them in the collection box located in the front office. There is an urgent need for the following adult-sized winter clothing:

Coats – new or gently used

Gloves – new or gently used

Hats – new only

Scarves – new only

 

You Are Invited to Try-Out for the Spring Musical - Mulan

This year, MJHS will be presenting "Mulan" for the spring musical! Auditions will be held November 26th, 27th, and 28th after school. Performances will be February 28th, March 1st, 2nd, and 4th. Swing by Miss Cook's room (302) to pick up an audition packet and sign up for an audition time!

 

SHS Baseball

All 9th grade boys who will be attending SHS and would like to participate in baseball winter workouts please come to a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 2:40 p.m. in the MJHS cafetorium.  Couch Brad Poulson will be here to answer all your questions.

 

SHS Boys Soccer

Open Play for SHS Boys Soccer will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week.  It will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the ACL indoor field in Salem 161 E 400 N.

 

National Education Support Professionals Day

Wednesday, November 14th is ESP day, and with that we want to let all our custodial staff, school secretaries, classroom technicians, school lunch workers, bus drivers and school nurse know how much we appreciate and value what they do for our school. Business runs so smoothly because of all of your work and efforts. Thanks again classified staff! It is when all of us work together, students, parents, faculty and staff that we may truly live up to our school motto: Students are the focus, success is the goal!

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Nov 13 - Coat Drive Begins - Bring your donations to the front office!

Nov. 14 - Wrestling @ Springville Jr. High 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 - Girls B-Ball MJHS vs Mt. Ridge 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving 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: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/

Making Dreams Come True for Nebo Cancer Student

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

Kallie received three more rounds of chemotherapy that was stopped because the chemotherapy did nothing to slow the growth of the tumor. Kallie finished another six  doses of stronger radiation, but the tumor is still growing. A new tumor spot was just found in her back.  Kallie’s mom, Kimberly Bjarnson, said, “Kallie plans to travel to Colorado to receive a trial drug, that we are hoping and praying will work to kill these cancer cells!”  Ms. Jessica Mohler, health and student government teacher at Mapleton Junior High, is helping to make Kallie’s dreams come true. If you would like to help, email jessica.mohler@nebo.edu.  Watch Kallie’s story on ABC4 News, by reporter Kara Murphy, at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. tonight, November 12, 2018.

Mulan Auditions

Attributions: 
Kelly Cook

This year, MJHS will be presenting "Mulan" for the spring musical! Auditions will be held November 26th, 27th, and 28th after school. Performances will be February 28th, March 1st, 2nd, and 4th. Swing by Miss Cook's room to pick up an audition packet and sign up for an audition time!

 

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