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We are so excited to welcome everyone back! 2019-2020 Let's Make It Count!

General Registration Information for 2019-2020

Dear Students and Parents,

We hope you are having a wonderful summer vacation. Here at MJHS, the administration, counselors, secretaries and custodians are working hard to have everything prepared for the 2019-2020 school year. We are looking forward to the arrival of our students on Monday, August 19th - Read this article to find information about registration, fee waivers, 7th grade immunizations, 7th grade day, busing information, school times and more... 

Online Registration Begins this Thursday, August 1st

To begin registration, follow the step by step process outlined on our school website’s registration page (http://mjhs.nebo.edu/registration). You will be able to pre-fill out the registration forms immediately but will not be able to pay school fees until registration officially begins on August 1st. Once registration begins and you have completed the online registration forms, paid the applicable school fees (and for new students and 7th graders - you have current immunization records submitted to the school nurse), your student will be able to see his/her schedule in Aspire, please allow a 24 to 48-hour processing period before you will be able to access your schedule. Your locker assignment and combination will be on your schedule in Aspire. If you would like to pay your student’s school fees with cash or a check, you will need to first complete the online registration forms portion in the Aspire/SIS system and then come into the school financial office to pay. Registration begins August 1st and must be completed by August 16th.  If you need assistance with the on-line registration process, computers will be available at the school. If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, you must apply in person at the school from August 5th through August 9th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Verification of income is required). For more information about school fees and applying for a fee waiver, click the following link: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/content/general-information-about-school-fees-and-fee-waivers 

Payment of School Fees

Payment of school fees may be done online through My School Fees or If you would like to pay your student’s school fees with cash or a check, you will need to first complete the online registration forms portion in the Aspire/SIS system and then come into the school financial office to pay.

Fee Waivers - August 5th through 9th

If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, you must apply in person at the school from August 5th through August 9th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Verification of income is required). To see qualifying income levels and for more information about school fees and applying for a fee waiver, click the following link: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/content/general-information-about-school-fees-and-fee-waivers 

Please note that fines, yearbooks and certain bookstore items are not subject to fee waivers.

7th Grade Immunization Requirements

To attend the 7th grade in Utah a student must have proof of receiving the Meningococcal vaccine and the Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap) booster. (The kindergarten Tdap does not count as the booster requirement for 7th grade.) This is in addition to other immunizations which should have already been completed and on file (i.e. MMR, DTaP, Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella). You will not be able to attend 7th grade without the school having this information on file. Parents are asked to please bring in or mail in a copy of your student’s immunization document(s) to the school nurse, Diane Cooper before August 16th. You may also email an electronic copy of the immunization form to the school nurse at: diane.cooper@nebo.edu

7th Grade Day and MJHS Open House – Friday, August 16th    

All 7th graders are invited to attend 7th Grade Day on Friday, August 16th from 8:00-10:30 a.m. Students will have the opportunity to attend an orientation assembly, go to each of their classes, meet their teachers and practice opening their lockers. Buses will pick up bus students at their regular bus stops (If you need busing information please see the information under Busing).  

Later that same day from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be an Open House for students of all grades and their parents/guardians. Teachers will be in their rooms and available to answer any questions you may have. 

Busing

The walking distance for a junior high student in Nebo School District is up to two miles. Students living farther than two miles are offered busing. If you are unsure whether your student qualifies for busing or you need to know where the bus stop is located, you can find this information at www.nebo.edu by clicking on Parents in the top menu bar and then clicking on Parent Home Page from the drop down menu. Locate the Bus Route Finder link in order to access your specific information or click this direct link: https://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=NSD4K2L8WGYX&cid=NSD4K2L8WGYX  

If you have further questions you can contact the transportation department directly at 801-465-6005 - Bus stop information will show up using this tool on or after August 6th.

School Times

The school day is from 8:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. - please note however that school will release early at 1:55 p.m. on Mondays in order to allow for teacher collaboration meetings.  

School Dress and Grooming

Parents - please be mindful of the Nebo School District policy when purchasing school clothes. Shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh length when the student is sitting. Shirts must cover the midriff and extend to the shoulder; they must not be low cut nor have inappropriate slogans. Thank you for your help with this policy.  

School Community Council

Mapleton Jr. High will be holding School Community Council elections for the 2019-20 school year August 16th through August 23rd.  Parents or guardians of students attending MJHS are eligible to be elected. If you are interested in becoming a candidate for one of the open seats on the council, contact Mr. Travis Moss at 801-489-2892 or email travis.moss@nebo.edu by noon on Friday August 16, 2019.  If needed, voting will begin on Friday afternoon, August 16th. For more information about School Community Council and the important role it plays to support MJHS visit http://www.schoollandtrust.org 

We appreciate the dedicated service of our community council. This past year the council worked hard to equitably allocate school LAND Trust money in the support of student learning. This money helps improve academic achievement by providing student intervention programs, student technology, reducing class size, providing professional development and helping us support our school improvement plan. For a breakdown of how the money was allocated you can visit our school website under community council.

School Lunch

Breakfast and lunch is served daily at the following prices: 

▪ Breakfast: $1.50 (reduced - $.30) ▪ Lunch:  $2.50 (reduced - $.40)  

To pay for lunches online: visit the Nebo District - Parent Home Page https://www.nebo.edu/parents and click “Pay for meals online”. You will need to create a PayPAMS account if you have not already done so. 

Free/Reduced Lunch: applications must be completed online. To apply for free or reduced lunch visit the Nebo District - Parent Home Page https://www.nebo.edu/parents and click on “Free & Reduced Lunch Information”.  Please do this as soon as possible so your student can receive free/reduced lunch on the first day.

 

Online Registration Begins Thursday, August 1st

 

Online Registration Begins this Thursday, August 1st

To begin registration, follow the step by step process outlined on our school website’s registration page (http://mjhs.nebo.edu/registration). You will be able to pre-fill out the registration forms immediately but will not be able to pay school fees until registration officially begins on August 1st. Once registration begins and you have completed the online registration forms, paid the applicable school fees (and for new students and 7th graders - you have current immunization records submitted to the school nurse), your student will be able to see his/her schedule in Aspire, please allow a 24 to 48-hour processing period before you will be able to access your schedule. Your locker assignment and combination will be on your schedule in Aspire.

Payment of school fees may be done online through My School Fees or If you would like to pay your student’s school fees with cash or a check, you will need to first complete the online registration forms portion in the Aspire/SIS system and then come into the school financial office to pay.

Registration begins August 1st and must be completed by August 16th.  If you need assistance with the on-line registration process, computers will be available at the school. If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, you must apply in person at the school from August 5th through August 9th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Verification of income is required). For more information about school fees and applying for a fee waiver, click the following link: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/content/general-information-about-school-fees-and-fee-waivers 

 

May Spirit of the Mustang Recipient

Attributions: 
Misty Carter

In trying to decide who to pass this award to, I have asked myself many times what criteria to use.  There are so many here deserving of this award. There are those who are selfless, kind, and giving. I know many who go the extra mile everyday and who believe the best in their students.  Many are popular with students because of their fun and engaging lessons. Many are less noticed, but quietly do amazing things for students and staff alike. Then I asked myself what does it mean to have the spirit of a mustang?  

 

Mustangs are a mythic symbol of freedom, heroism, romance, limitless possibilities, and the vanishing West.  Along with that fantasy, wild horses also embody some of the intractable complexities and contradictions of modern American life.

 

As teachers we deal daily with complexities and contradictions.  That might be how students see us, how we feel about the job, or just the complexities of human nature.  Heaven knows our students bring enough complexity to this job for all of us. Some amongst us, in spite of the daily grind of this job continue to help us believe in the limitless possibilities of human capacity, to believe that what we do everyday matters.  They push themselves and their students to the limits and help them see the wonder of the human mind and the world around us. They take complex things and make them simple. Simple enough that a 7th or 8th grader can understand it. They make sense of a disorderly sometimes chaotic work and keep the end goal in mind: Student learning.  They help other teachers align and design their curriculum. They are a support to their department and new teachers. They understand the basics of this profession and teach others to use the data to improve. The person that has helped me see and focus the most on the basics this year is….Julie Hammari. Julie is an incredible teacher; driven, organized, and knowledgeable.  She has clear expectations and knows how to use the data to see if students have met those expectations. She is always willing to reteach something or try something new to help students learn. She has helped me improve my curriculum in both content and DOK level. She is a great friend and valued member of our science team. Thank you Julie for helping us and our students reach our potential.   

 

Mustang Message 5/20/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Last Mustang Message for 2018-19 School Year

This will be the last Mustang Message this school year.  Many thanks go out to all our supportive parents, our hardworking students and our amazing teachers for a successful year!  Look for the next Mustang Message in the later part of July. It will contain registration dates and other back to school information.

 

If You Are Attending Lagoon - PLEASE READ

Thursday, May 23rd is Lagoon day - Rain or shine, buses will leave promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive at school by 7:40 a.m. in order to load the buses.  Because we have to pay the bus company for your student’s seat whether they go or not, refunds will not be available to those that miss the bus or choose not to attend. In order to accurately account for each student, they will need to ride the same bus up and back.  On the bus ride up students will be informed that buses will leave Lagoon promptly at 3:30 p.m. We estimate that we will be home between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. Some parents have asked about picking up their own student at a prearranged time. If you are planning on picking your student up at Lagoon, rather than having them ride the bus home, please provide a parent/guardian note, signed and dated, giving permission to your student to be released.  Students must give this note to the teacher as they board the bus here at MJHS so that we are aware of the situation. Because of student safety concerns, only students that provide a written note will be permitted to be released and not ride the bus home. Entrance tickets to Lagoon are $35. Students will purchase their entrance ticket when they arrive at Lagoon on May 23rd - OR - Student tickets may be purchased in advance, online at http://www.lagoonpark.com/ using promo code: SCHOOL19  - click the “Buy Tickets” button in the upper right corner. Be aware that school rate tickets are ONLY valid May 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2019. (Lagoon does not accept checks). School will be held during normal hours for those students who choose not to go to Lagoon or are not eligible to attend.

 

What to Expect the Last Week of School

   - Before Friday this week, students will need to sign up for our last day of school activities that will be offered by each teacher. Sign-up sheets are on each teacher’s doors and students will need to attend the activities they have signed up for.

   - Final locker cleanout will be Tuesday, May 21st during the last 10 minutes of 7th period - Make sure to take everything home because you will not have access to your locker for the rest of the week.

   - Early Yearbook Distribution will be on Wednesday, May 22nd during 1st period - All students that purchased a yearbook and don’t owe any fines or lunch money will receive their yearbook at this time.

   - Lagoon Day is Thursday, May 23rd - Please read the Lagoon paragraph above for important information

   - Last Day of School Information: Friday May 24th is the last day of school! Students will attend the activities they have signed up for during the first 3 periods of the day - followed by various fun outdoor activities on the back field. Please note that backpacks will not be allowed in the building on Friday.  Students should bring only their yearbook and a pen to sign yearbooks with on Friday. If a student brings a backpack it will need to be left in the office until school ends. School will be released at 11:15 a.m. - Please plan accordingly - HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

 

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 24th.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

May 21 - Shakespeare Parent Meeting 5:00 p.m. Room 302

May 21 - Final Locker Clean Out

May 22 - Early Yearbook Distribution

May 23 - Lagoon Day

May 24 - LAST DAY OF 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/

Candy Bomber Visits MJHS

Attributions: 
Stacy Bryant

Gail Halvorsen, the Candy Bomber, taught Mrs. Bryant's class today that the keys to happiness are Attitude, Gratitude, and Service Before Self. It was amazing to have him visit and it was all thanks to Lizzie Tew, who took it upon herself to set it up. We are so grateful he could come and share his wisdom with us!

Mustang Message 5/13/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Lunch Accounts and Other School Fees and Fines

The school year is quickly winding down and with that we remind parents to make sure that your student’s lunch balance is caught up and kept current.  Also, please make sure any outstanding balances for school fees or fines are taken care of ASAP with Mrs. Carey in the front office. PLEASE BE AWARE that in order to receive a yearbook on May 22nd and to qualify for Lagoon all outstanding balances owed must be paid in full. Your help in this regard is greatly appreciated.

 

Please Return All Library Books

Students and Parents, please be aware that all library books were due last Friday - We have a wonderful library and want to keep our collection in tact and growing. If you have a library book that has not yet been returned, you are asked to return it to Mrs. Marett in the library ASAP.  

 

Lagoon Day Reminder

Bus ticket sales continue - approx 70% of available bus seats have been sold. Remember, bus tickets cost $15 and entrance tickets to Lagoon are $35. Students will purchase their bus ticket in the front office and will purchase their entrance ticket when they arrive at Lagoon on May 23rd - OR - Student tickets may be purchased in advance, online at http://www.lagoonpark.com/ using promo code: SCHOOL19  - click the “Buy Tickets” button in the upper right corner. Be aware that school rate tickets are ONLY valid May 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2019. (Lagoon does not accept checks). Please be aware of the following criteria for participation in Lagoon Day: All outstanding balances for lunch and/or other school fees must be paid; Student’s may not attend if they have a citizenship grade of N or U in more than 1 class or have an administrative U.

 

MMHS Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer Pre-Tryout Parent and Athlete information meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

in the MMHS Cafeteria.

 

MMHS Girls Tennis

There will be an information meeting Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m. in the team room A-117 for any girl who is interested in trying out for the girls tennis team in the fall. You must be in grades 9-12 next year. If you have any questions please contact Coach Julie Edwards (801)318-7752.

 

MMHS Football

Attention 9th grade boys. Would you like to meet face to face or mano a mano as they said anciently, squared off against your opponent on the field of battle. If so, then football might be the sport for you. Fame and glory await you on the field. There is a parent meeting Monday, May 13, @ 6:00 p.m. in the MMHS cafeteria. They will go over all summer dates, camps, costs, etc. Please have your parents plan on attending if you dare.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

May 14 - Tennis JV District Finals Tournament @ Springville HS 8:00 a.m.

May 14 - Track District Finals @ SHHS 9:15 a.m.

May 14 - Theatre 1 Performances 6:00 p.m.

May 14 - MJHS Spring Orchestra Concert 7:00 p.m. @ MMHS

May 14 - Track District Finals @ SHHS 9:15 a.m

May 15 - Auditions for Shakespeare Team 3:00 p.m.

May 16 - Choir Anthem Concerts - Session #1- 7:00 p.m. / Session #2- 7:45 p.m.

May 17 - Dance Showcase (During Flex) 9:00 a.m.

May 20 - Awards Assembly by grade: 7th - 8:15 a.m. / 8th - 8:50 a.m. / 9th - 9:55 a.m.

May 21 - Shakespeare Parent Meeting 5:00 p.m. Room 302

May 21 - Final Locker Clean Out (Take everything home)

May 22 - Early Yearbook Distribution

May 23 - Lagoon Day

May 24 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - OUT @ 11:15

 

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 4/29/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Lagoon Day Information Coming Home This Friday

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Information and permission slips regarding this year’s Lagoon Day on May 23rd will be coming home with students this Friday, May 3rd. Bus ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, May 7th and continue until available buses fill up. Bus tickets will cost $15 and entrance tickets to Lagoon are $35. Students will purchase their bus ticket in the front office from Mrs. Carey and will purchase their entrance ticket when they arrive at Lagoon. Please be aware of the following criteria for participation in Lagoon Day: All outstanding balances for lunch and/or other school fees must be paid; Citizenship grade cannot be an N or U in more than 1 class.

 

Lunch Accounts and Other School Fees and Fines

The school year is quickly winding down and with that we remind parents to make sure that your student’s lunch balance is caught up and kept current.  Also, please make sure any outstanding balances for school fees or fines are taken care of ASAP with Mrs. Carey in the front office. PLEASE BE AWARE that in order to receive a yearbook on May 22nd and to qualify for Lagoon all outstanding balances owed must be paid in full. Your help in this regard is greatly appreciated.

 

Talent Show Is Coming

It's time for the School Talent Show! We are looking for top notch student acts of, singing, dancing, acting, instrumental pieces, garage bands, etc. All MJHS students are welcome to try out for a spot in the Talent Show assembly. To sign up for an audition time, please see Mrs. Rowley in room 211 between May 1st and 3rd. Auditions will be held on Monday May 6th after school in the cafeteria. If you need more information, talk to Mrs. Rowley or Mrs. Bryant.

 

Yearbook Sales Will Continue until Sold Out

Your last chance to buy a yearbook is coming up quickly - If you haven’t paid for a yearbook yet and would like to buy one, you need to pay the $30 cost to Mrs. Carey in the finance office. Because there are only a limited number of yearbooks remaining and we cannot order more, yearbook sales continue on a first come first served basis until they are sold out.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

April 30 - Tennis vs Mt. Nebo @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30 p.m.

May 1 - 9th Grade Day 8:45 a.m.

May 2 - LaCaille Field Trip 9:15 a.m.

May 2 - Intramural Tennis @ Salem Hills High 3:30 p.m.

May 2 - Tennis vs Diamond Fork @ Mapleton 3:30 p.m.

May 3 - Track Meet @ Salem Hills High 2:00 p.m.

May 7 - Tennis vs Payson @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30 p.m.

May 8 - Jr. High Orchestra Festival @ UVU

May 9 - Intramural Tennis @ SF Sports Park 3:30 p.m.

May 9 - Theatre 4 Performances 7:00 p.m.

May 10 - Track Meet @ MMHS 2:00 p.m.

May 10 - Symphonic, Jazz and Beginning Band Spring Concert 7:00 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/

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