The Nebo Education Foundation surprised Mrs. Burton's classroom with a grant today. Mrs. Burton is our special education teacher at MJHS, she said "Today we were awarded a grant of $1,300.00 to purchase iPad's for our classroom. For my masters thesis in 2011, I researched using iPads to aid in academic learning in the classroom and access to the common core - the results were amazing! I can't wait to watch these amazing kids continue to learn and grow, they deserve the best! Thank you Nebo Foundation and Mapleton Junior High."
I would like to recognize Bonny Groneman as having the spirit of a Mustang.
Bonny is an advocate for all students. In every collaboration meeting I have been in with Bonny she is always sharing ideas based upon the needs of the students. She not only focuses on the needs of the low achieving students but also remembers the students who excel in their subjects. She reminds us that students are individuals that each need personal nurture and care.
Bonny is a teacher of teachers. I have watched over the years how teachers with go to Bonny and gather ideas of how to manage classrooms, how to teach curriculum, and how to manage the workloads that we have as teachers. I have benefited often from her advice. She is very approachable. Also she has served the greater needs of teachers and individuals at the school by serving as an association rep and as a volunteer LIPIC committee member. She is vigilant in noticing the needs of those around her including the support staff at our school and then makes those needs know.
Bonny is a wonderful classroom teacher. As a parent I appreciate teachers who make their subject matter fun and engaging for my boys. It helps them enjoy attending school and stimulates their desire to learn. Both of my boys have said that Bonny’s class was interesting, fun and relevant. This can be hard to do with our subject matter and more so with curriculum as precise as that of the Career Technologies but Bonny is successful at this despite the limitations from her core. I appreciate all of her efforts to strive to be a master teacher.
Yearbook Day is May 26th! On that day yearbooks will be passed out to everyone who bought a book on or before May 23rd. (Yearbooks will be passed out and delivered to 6th period classes.) Everyone who has a book will be able to sign on that day and during the signing party on Friday, May 27.
Students who do not buy their books in advance can purchase any remaining books in the finance office on the last day of school. Late purchases will be first come first serve while supplies last.
Yearbooks can be purchased at the school finance office for $28. (If paying by check, make checks out to Mapleton Jr. High or MJHS.)
Not sure if you already ordered? Call the finance office (801) 489-2892.
The Master Chef compitition was held last week. All participants were amazing, but congratulations to all the winners!
Katheryn Maltby, Kobie Canto, Malia Davis, Elizabeth Priego, Miah Gourdin, Cadence Holdaway, Kayleigh Brandon, Jaxon Harris, Alec Porter, Jasper Robinson, Quenton Mortimer, Brinley Murray, Ashlee Brown, Hailey Hassler, Haylee Myrup
In an effort to introduce our students to real-world writing, as well as spark an interest in new books and improving writing skills, the 9th grade English teachers invited published author Lance Conrad to spend the day speaking to the 9th grade students at MJHS. Mr. Conrad told some personal stories that illustrated why stories and words are important to him. He gave us a summary of each of his four books, and read from one of them. He gave writing tips to the students, and had a Q&A session. Because of his fun personality, he was able to excite many students and get them more interested in both reading and writing.
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Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the April 2016 Students of the Month. Each academic area selects one outstanding student per grade level to represent their department for student of the month. In order to be selected these students must show superior academic achievement along with exceptional citizenship. The MJHS students of the month were invited to a pizza party to celebrate this fantastic accomplishment. The students of the month for April are (listed by academic area):
CTE: Madisen Pennington, Wade Alvey, Declan Anderson
English: Paige Jensen, Sarai Torres
Fine Arts: Max Lee, Fatima Morales, Parker Tanner
Foreign Language: Karissa Korth, Casey Jones, Brinnley Crane
Health: Macy Doolin, Meg Rockwood
Math: Julianna Matteis, Bailey Montague
Science: Kayla Mather, Rylee Anderson, Celeste Rose, Willard Bradshaw
Social Studies: Trevor Larsen
We are happy to announce the implementation of the SafeUT Crisis & Tipline Services. SafeUT is a new tool designed to provide confidential two-way communication with SafeUT crisis counselors or school staff through the SafeUT Mobile App or Web.
The SafeUT CrisisLine provides 24/7 crisis intervention and emotional support in any type of crisis. Students can call the Crisis Line and speak directly to a crisis counselor or start a CrisisChat through the mobile app or web.
Students can also send non-crisis tips to school officials regarding topics such as bullying, cyberbullying, gang activity, drug & alcohol activity, and more. All tips are completely anonymous.
SafeUT helps to provide students with a safe and secure school environment and it provides our school administration with the communication and management tools needed to help and mange on campus situations.
Students received training today during FLEX on how to use the SafeUT Crisis & Tipline Services. The SafeUT Mobile App is available in the Apple and Google Play stores. Search “SafeUT”.
Congratulations to our very own Ellizabeth Wheeler who is a 2016 CUSF Award winner! Ellie competed against hundreds of students across the state of Utah and was selected as the 3rd Place winner in the Biochemistry and Chemistry category. She had an amazing project and did wonderful work. I would attempt to explain her work but I would not do it justice, SO please ask Ellie to explain her project when you see her as she is a real expert!
Central Utah STEM Fair (CUSF) is a regional science competition presented by the Brigham Young University David O. McKay School of Education and the BYU-Public School Partnership. It is their goal to excite students about science by providing a venue where they can present and share the lessons they have learned in their classrooms combined with their own interests and discoveries.
The fair is open to 5-12 grade students in the following school districts in Utah: Alpine, Jordan, Nebo, Provo, Wasatch. Students who attend charter or private schools within the boundaries of these school districts and home-schooled students within the Wasatch Home Educator's Network are also eligible to participate.
It is a real honor for Ellie to perform so well amidst so much talent. Way to go Ellie!!! Mapleton Junior High School is very proud of you and your accomplishment!