School News

Tyler Jackson - State Math Winner

Attributions: 
Cassidy Peterson

Congratulations to Tyler Jackson for his outstanding effort at the State Math Contest. Tyler took 4th place at the 7th grade level and was honored at a banquet at Weber State on Tuesday. 

Utah Shakespeare in Nebo Schools

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production – this year performing one of the world’s first psychological thrillers, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

An evening performance for everyone is this Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 at Springville High School, 1205 East 900 South, Springville, UT. Another performance will be held on Monday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Spanish Fork High, 300 West 99 North, Spanish Fork. And, admission is free. 

Michael Bahr, the festival’s education director directed this production. “For many of our audiences this will be the first time they have seen a professional Shakespeare production,” said Bahr. “This program seeks to entertain, enrich, and educate with innovative and accessible performances to rural and urban schools and communities, many of which would not have this opportunity otherwise.”

Come be entertained and enriched with one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays – and again, admission is free!!!

Trash Mustang Sculpture Created by MJHS Student

Attributions: 
Keith Richards

Our school theme this year is to "Be the Change" and our student has done just that. He wanted to Be the Change in the school by making it a cleaner place. Since the beginning of the school year he has been picking up trash and even though there were no plans in the beginning to create something out of all the collected trash, he decided he wanted to make some kind of sculpture out of all the trash.  He showed up with his finished project, and what an amazing job he did! What an amazing example he is to our school. 

Captains' Academy

Attributions: 
Mike Adams

Athletic leaders from secondary schools in Nebo School District gathered on March 27, 2019 for Captains’ Academy, a program implemented to increase communication and friendship among student athletes and encourage sportsmanship and leadership. The team captains from MJHS who attended are pictured from left to right; Mac Peterson (Tennis), Jarren Picket (Track) and Olivia Larsen (Track).

Mustang Message 4/15/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Yearbook Sales Will Continue until They Are 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.

 

9th Grade Activity Day

Attention all 9th graders!!! 9th grade day is going to be held on May 1st. We will be going to classic skating in the morning and then to a park for pizza, games and a soda bar! Parent permission slips will be distributed in your Social Studies classes today and tomorrow. You will need to have the completed permission slip in hand in-order to buy a ticket. The tickets will cost $5 and will be sold in the commons area during second lunch, April 17th through 23rd.

 

Apply Today to Serve on Springville Youth Court

Application is currently open for all Springville and Mapleton Students in grades 9-12 on the Springville City Website; www.springville.org/youthcourt  Applications will be taken until April 30th.  The new court will be chosen by June 1st.

Springville Youth Court is a great opportunity for students wanting to serve their community and learn more about the legal system. The Youth Court hears cases involving juveniles committing crimes that are classified as Class B Misdemeanors and under. Youth Court is used as a restorative justice program to keep youth out of the Juvenile Court System.  Student volunteers serve as jury members, judge, bailiff and mentors. The Youth Court receives referrals from the Springville and Mapleton Police Department. Youth Court is also an option for all infractions committed at schools within Springville and Mapleton when referred by an administrator. Here is the city FB post link regarding the application: https://www.facebook.com/SpringvilleCity/photos/a.282816388415384/2404814036215598/?type=3&theater

 

Do you want to run for MJHS Student Council?

Student Council Elections are coming up soon! If you are interesting in running for MJHS student government for next year you will need to attend a mandatory information meeting TOMORROW, April 16 at 7:30 a.m. in Ms. Mohler’s room - 402

 

Calling All Parents - Be a part of PTO for the 19-20 School Year

We know life can be crazy busy - especially with junior high age kids, but please be aware that the PTO is in need of willing parents/guardians to be part of the PTO board next year. If you would be willing to serve in the PTO, please contact Holly Christensen by email at: holly1968chick@yahoo.com or by phone at: (801) 368-4489

 

Parent Information Meeting Tonight at Spanish Fork High School

Tonight- Monday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. at SFHS Nebo District will host another offering of the same presentation given previously at MMHS and SHS by Dr. Christy Kane entitled Unplug and Connect. If you missed this presentation, you are invited to attend tonight. You are encouraged to attend with your child. Ideas will be discussed that can help students deal with technology as it relates to mental wellness.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

April 16 - Mandatory - MJHS Student Government Elections Meeting 7:30 a.m.

April 16 - Boys Tennis @ SF Sports Park @3:30 p.m.

April 16 - Beginning Band Festival @ Snow College

April 17 - 9th Grade Day Ticket Sales Begin (need permission slip)

April 18 - Great UT Shakeout - Earthquake Preparedness Drill

April 18 - Intramural Tennis @ Springville High 3:30 p.m.

April 18 - Boys Tennis @ Salem Hills High 3:30 p.m.

April 19 - MID TERM

April 19 - Track @ MMHS 2:00 p.m.

April 22 - Girls Golf - District Finals 12:00 p.m.

April 23 - Boys Tennis vs Springville @ MMHS 3:30 p.m.

April 24 - Poetry Slam 2:45-4:45 p.m.

April 25 - Intramural Tennis @ Mapleton Jr 3:30 p.m.

April 25 - Last Chance Dance 6:00 p.m.

April 26 - Student Gov. Elections

April 26 - Track @ Springville HS 2:00 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/

 

 

March Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Brian Frankowski

Attributions: 
Danielle Lopez

Brian is amazing with including our students in his classes. His class is so fun to attend. Students really enjoy his class, they like his lessons and his random facts about different things. He is very passionate about science! Students find his class funny. He is always willing to help his students succeed. He is very understanding of students and he knows a lot about science and life. He makes science interesting not boring.

 

Mustang Message 3/25/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

Thanks PTO for a Fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week

We want to tell our amazing Parent/Teacher Organization thank you so much for lifting “UP” our faculty and staff during teacher appreciation week. Your efforts were very appreciated - Thanks PTO

 

End of Level Testing Window Opens Soon

As you may have heard, the SAGE test has been removed and replaced with the Utah RISE test for 7th and 8th graders and the Aspire Plus ACT prep test for 9th graders. 7th and 8th graders will take these tests in their regular classrooms with their regular teacher. The 9th grade ACT prep test will occur in 4 sessions on two separate Mondays. The intent of this email is to let parents and student know that this testing window is about to open and testing will begin soon and continue through mid-May. Check with individual teachers for exact dates. Students will participate in the Language Arts, Math and Science portions of the test. We invite all students to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast so that they can be at their best as they show the academic progress that they have made this year.

 

Poetry Slam

Mapleton Junior High is celebrating National Poetry Month with our second annual school Poetry Slam on April 24th at 3:00 p.m. in the cafetorium! Winners of the school slam will compete in the District Poetry Slam.  Requirements: 1) Poem must be at least 12 lines long. 2) No longer than 3 minutes. 3) Memorized poems have the best chance at going to District. Poems must be original. To sign up or get more information, go to your English teacher’s classroom or the drama room.

 

Spring Break and Spring Related Issues

Please be aware that Spring Break is coming up next week, April 1st - 5th with school resuming on Monday, April 8th.  At this time of year with trees budding, flowers blooming and sunny warm spring weather we have found it helpful to remind all our students of a couple of things that seem to increase in April and May. First, we remind everyone to please follow the school dress code and help us set the right academic tone and create a productive educational environment.  Second we remind students that, public displays of affection, like kissing, hand holding or amorous hugs are not permitted. Again, the reason is to help maintain the right atmosphere where high levels of learning and socially appropriate interactions for a school setting are the norm. Thank you students and parents for your help and support on these two issues

 

Track Parent Volunteers Needed

We are looking for parent volunteers to help at two upcoming track meets.  If you would like to volunteer to help with an event, please call the school and leave your name and number with the front office secretary Mrs. Rawson or email Coach Lines at leslie.lines@nebo.edu. The two dates that we need help are: April 19th & May 10th. Both at MMHS starting at 1:15 p.m. Track meets generally run between 2.5 and 3.5 hours. We will need your help for the duration of the track meet.  Thank you for your willingness to volunteer your time. **Prior experience NOT required

 

MMHS Cheer Tryouts

There will be a mandatory student/parent meeting - tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. at Maple Mountain H.S. in the team classroom. Tryouts will take place April 8-10 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the high school.

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Mar. 26 - MMHS Student government pkts due in office by 3:00 p.m.

Mar. 27 - District Choir Festival at Summit Center 9:00 a.m.

April 1-5 - SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

April 8 - School resumes

April 10 - Concert Choir - Music at the Mountain 7:00 p.m.

April 11 - Boys Intramural Tennis @ Payson 3:00 p.m.

April 12 - Track @ MMHS 2:00 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 3/18/19

Attributions: 
Nate Whitney

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Fourth Term Starts Today

Spring is here and so is fourth term. Let’s keep up the hard work and really finish strong all the way through May! Final report cards for this term will be sent home on Friday, March 22nd and honor-roll certificates for 3rd Term will be printed and coming home with students on Monday, March 25th

 

Hope Week

This week is HOPE week - HOPE stands for Hold On, Persuade, and Empower. The goal of HOPE week is to spread positivity and kindness.  We want everyone to remember to be an ally and build others up around you as we work to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention in our community.  Activities this week include:

    Monday: Hope week video & Hope chain

    Tuesday: Hope notes & Question Wheel

    Wednesday: Chalk the Walk    

    Thursday: Photo Booth

    Friday: Whipped Cream Challenge

 

Important Parent Information Meeting Tonight at MMHS

This evening, Monday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m., Maple Mountain High School will be hosting an informational meeting by Dr. Christy Kane entitled Unplug and Connect.  This meeting will address some of the issues related to the mental wellness of our students and how electronic devices are impacting our students. You are encouraged to attend with your child. Ideas will be discussed that can help students cope with depression, anxiety, and how to deal with technology as it relates to mental wellness.  Click here to see the informational flyer: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/sites/mjhs.nebo.edu/files/MMHS-Unplug%20%26%20Connect.pdf

 

Interested in Chess?

Nebo district has created a survey for parents in order to gauge the general interest level for a chess club here at MJHS and around other junior high schools in the district.Click the following link to respond to the survey. https://goo.gl/forms/3fMEjIqldihPAAbz1

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Mar. 18 - TERM 4 Begins

Mar. 18 - Teacher Appreciation Week (March 18-22)

Mar. 18 - HOPE WEEK (March 18-22)

Mar. 18 - Teacher Appreciation Week from PTO

Mar. 18 - Girls Golf - Spanish Oaks 12:00 p.m.

Mar. 19 - District Jazz Band Assessment

Mar. 20 - District Choir Festival - Summitt Center 9:00 a.m.

Mar. 25 - Girls Golf - Gladstan 12:00

Mar. 27 - District Choir Festival at Summit Center 9:00 a.m.

Mar. 29 - Track @ MMHS 2:00

 

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/

Dr. Christy Kane Presentation at MMHS

On Monday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m., Maple Mountain High School will be hosting an informational meeting by Dr. Christy Kane entitled Unplug and Connect.  Here is a short video explaining some of what will be covered: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpI9Myzdrqg  

This meeting will address some of the issues related to the mental wellness of our students and how electronic devices are impacting our students.  You are encouraged to attend with your child. Ideas will be discussed that can help students cope with depression, anxiety, and how to deal with technology as it relates to mental wellness.

 

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