School News

Spirit of the Mustang - March 2017

Brooke Johnston

Many of you know that I shared a classroom with Lori Marett for six years before she became the library media specialist at our school.  Before that, I worked with her at Springville Middle School when she started substitute teaching.  I first knew Lori as a neighbor and a friend when I moved to Mapleton.  Over the course of sixteen years, I have had the opportunity to see Lori in a variety of roles and learn from her example as an educator and a person.


I am most impressed by Lori’s compassion and kindness.  She is always looking for an opportunity to help students and colleagues. Many times I watched her developing individual lessons to help each of her ESL students.  I remember at a faculty lunch, she went home and prepared some food for a colleague who had a sore mouth from a recent surgery and couldn’t eat what was available. She worked around my schedule for years when I was juggling babysitters and preschool for my own children.  Each year she has a handful of students she is concerned about and keeps tabs on.  


Lori is professional, organized and prepared.  She says what she thinks.  People respect her opinion because they know that she carefully considers what is best for students before acting.  She has a strong work ethic and as an English teacher she frequently did the assignments with her students.  In her new role as library media specialist, she isn’t afraid to try something new if she thinks that it will benefit students.  She has created a space where students gather to read, study, imagine, build, interact and share.


Lori exemplifies the “Spirit of the Mustang”.  She is a true leader. She is independent in her thinking, but concerned about the welfare of all who come in contact with her.  She believes in building an environment where students can be successful.  In addition to her professional life, I know that much of her personal life is spent helping others.  In English we teach our students about juxtaposition.  Lori herself is a study in contrast.  She is studious, yet decisive; kind, yet firm; tiny, yet powerful; as a speaker, as a writer, and as a doer.  


High School Drivers Ed Sign ups

Andrea Pond


Springville High School is currently taking sign ups for its April Drivers Ed. class. This class will start Monday April 10. Sign up at Springville High School Finance office. If you have any questions e-mail Mr. Money (


Maple Mountain

Maple Mountain next class will be April 13 – May 4.  Parent meeting will be on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 PM in the MMHS auditorium.  Range driving will begin about April 20th.  

Classes usually fill 4-6 weeks in advance, so sign up early.  Classroom dates and driving times are subject to minor changes.  It is difficult to plan very far in advance.

All students must have a valid learner permit and classroom fees, $100.00, paid when signing up for the class.

You must sign up for a class at the MMHS finance office during regular school hours.  Online payment does NOT sign you up for a class.  If you have any questions, e-mail the Driver Education Coordinator at


Shoe Drive

Andrea Pond

MJHS has partnered with Miss Springville/Mapleton to collect used shoes of any size or style for the people of Burkina Faso, Africa. The drive will run from March 8th to March 16th. Please send any shoes for donation with your student to be collected in their 2nd period class. 

Respect Yourself, Help Others 


February Students of the Month


Congradulations to our February Students of the Month!  Great work Mustangs!

CTE: Maicee Harward, Gavin Jones, Dallon Lewis, Isaac Nielsen

Math: Darke Murdoch, Danny Calhoun, Celeste LaMont

English: Madelyn Banks, Heather Ells, Miriam Brophy

Health: Brayden DeMarco, Martha Gill

Social Studies: Shad Christiansen, Jaxon Gardner, Marina Hovanski

Science: Sarah Cannon, Nathan Myers

Foreign Language: Lukus Corrillo, Brock Morris, Hayden Cook

Fine Arts: Brynn Fry, Grant Taylor, Zach Bolton

Art Salon Winners

Andrea Pond

Thank you to all the entered the Spring Art Salon, the winners were announced today.  We have so many talented students, if you didn't enter this year plan on entering next year!  A huge Thank You to our PTO that organized and held the art show. 

Nebo School District Mental Health Awareness

Andrea Pond

Join us for a free parent seminar with information on substance abuse, mental health issues, Suicide warning signs and prevention services provided by Wasatch Mental Health.

Payson High School Auditorium

1050 S Main Street Payson

March 13, 2017,

6:30-7:30 p.m.

*High Schools will be offering detention credit for Parent and student attendance.

*Jr High Schools will be offering extra credit for parent and student attendance.

Topics include:

  • Mental Health issues
  • Suicide warning signs
  • Prevention tips
  • How to get help and access to community resources


Valentines for Veterans

Bonny Groneman

Our FCCLA  club at Mapleton Junior High participated in Valentines for Veterans.  Chris Stewart, Congressman for Utah, sponsored Valentines for Veterans.  Our students had a great time making personalized valentines cards to send up to Salt Lake City.  The cards were given to veterans in the Salt Lake area. Our club enjoys participating in service projects!

District Science Fair Winners

Andrea Pond

MJHS had a number of students participate in the Nebo District Science Fair this past week.  Pictured here are the students whose projects won at the District Fair.  These students will advance to the Central Utah STEM Fair at BYU next month. Congratulations to these future scientists!


Briggs Rober, Jaxon Gardner,AnnaBeth Templeman, Alexi Corfield, Olivia Smith, Tyler Asay, Melia Bartlett, Julianna Matteis, and Emma Shuman. Not pictured: Gage Fraedrich.