School News

Spirit of the Mustang - February 2017

Susan Holman

Brooke Johnston is an exceptional, seasoned teacher. She is well-organized, well-planned and has great classroom management. Having been a substitute in her classroom many times last year, I can tell you of the respect her students have for her.  I can also tell you, first hand, how structured her classroom is.  There are routines in place that allow for smooth transitions, student-tracked good behavior, and a safe learning environment. Her students know what is expected of them behaviorally and academically.


Whether in the classroom or not, Brooke shows great professionalism. Her students know she cares about them and their success in her class. She is never degrading, in public or private, of even the most challenging students. She also communicates with parents and students regularly and effectively and has great follow-through.


Brooke has a passion for teaching English.  Her students feel this passion as she teaches. Even the self-proclaimed English-hater can learn, feel successful, and even “like” her class.  Students feel her enthusiasm, know she is flexible, fair and fun, and want to perform well for her.  


Brooke is very deserving of “The Spirit of the Mustang” award. She is respected by both her students and her peers. She excels at what she does and she builds and lifts all in her path.  Mapleton Junior High is a better school because she teaches here.


MJHS Boys Basketball District Champions

Andrea Pond

Last night the MJHS boys basketball team won the District Championship game against Salem Jr. High.  They had a great season and worked hard.  Thank you Coach Schaffer and Coach Naulu for coaching and working with the boys.  The team: Thomas Eaton, Todd Williams, Landon Haslem, Ammon Hess, Dan Zabriske, Spencer McConnell,  Jonathon Holman, Carter Beck, Brayden Christensen, Trey Hughes, Corbyn Anderson, Porter Eason.

Managers: Chris Gonzalez, Tate Johnson


SHS Swim Team

Andrea Pond

We have two MJHS students Kaylee Anderson and Cameron Green who competed on the Springville High School Swim Team this year.  SHS took 2nd in Region last weekend.  They both have had a great season, Kaylee competed in the 50 & 100 free and swam her personal best times.  Cameron will be swimming for the boys team this weekend at the State Meet at BYU.  He is ranked in the top 6 and will swim in 4 events. Congratulations on a great season!  

Congratulations Girls Basketball

Andrea Pond

Congratulations to our Girl's Basketball team who won their tournament yesterday.  They advanced to the district finals and will play Monday in Salem.  Great job Mustangs!  

Art Show

Andrea Pond

Its time again for the annual MJHS Art Show!  Please bring all entries to the main office by Friday February 3. There are cash prizes available in each category as well as by grade. Our categories are:


Please mount all paper entries on black paper or cardstock. We look forward to seeing all the talent we have here at our school!  No limit of entries per student.

MJHS Wrestling

Craig LaMont

Mapleton Jr High wrestling team was 5-0 in district dual meets this year narrowly losing their final match by seven points.  Two days later they avenged most of their losses to rival Mt. Nebo by claiming the most champions of any school.   District champions from Mapleton Mustangs include Kaden Ercanbrack, Lukus Carrillo, Brock Morris, Sage Mortimer, Cooper Cox, Andrew Jensen, Jace Witney, and Justyn Mitchell.   District runner ups included Brody Esquivel and Kendall Rasmussen.   Bronze medalists were: Trae Rasmussen, Dillan Shepherd, Lenin Jimenez, and Colton Archibald while 4th place finishers were: Ashtyn Lowe, McKay Hansen and Bryon Reese.    The team boasted 14 girl wrestlers this year including three varsity wrestlers and now 2 time district champion and undefeated Sage Mortimer.   Team captains this year were Brock Morris, Sage Mortimer, Justyn Mitchell, Jace Witney and Lulus Carrillo.  The team was coached by Craig LaMont, Ben Gasser, and Brooks Robinson.    GO MUSTANG WRESTLERS!

December DARE Assembly

Andrea Pond

In December the student government planned and put on a DARE assembly.  The teachers signed up for various DARE's that were fun, gross and daring!  Mr. Nalette shaved his head into a mohawk and several teachers ate gross food.  It was a lot of fun for everyone.  The student government announced the final number of money that was raised for our fall funraiser, over 3,000 was collected by the students.  What a huge success, a big Thank You goes to everyone that contributed to the fundraiser!