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On Friday May 3rd the students of MJHS showed off their talents and it was quite a show. We are so proud of all of our talented students. A huge thanks goes out to our faculty advisors who over saw the show Mrs. Adams, Mr. Chappell and Ms. Tippetts Thanks to all the students who tried out and those who put on the show.

1. Sam Moore—Bagpipes
2. Trevin Powell & Jared Snelson—Synergy (Cello and Drums)
3. Faith Taylor—Dance
4. Alec Dookhran—Singing/Guitar
5. Malie Nui—Hula
6. Rian and Talon Prows—Skit
7. Hayden LeBaron—Piano
8. Adam Davies, Ben Porter, Sam Hart, Darien Hess, Will Swanson—Singing (Quintet)
9. Dylan Erickson, Taylor Stone, Zachary Peterson—Dancing
10. Emerald Coffey—Singing
11. Beau Barker & Eric Rollins—Rock Band
12. Quin Hooper, Kyle Wilson, Ryan Beck, Ally Vaught, Baylee Lund, Piney Peay, Ashley Anderson, Emma Wirthlin, Elise Flake, Claire Bastian, Keana Bryan—Specialty Dance


1. Sam Hart
2. Sabrina Harris
3. Kyia Hernandez
4. Abbey Taylor
5. Kylie Beutler
6. Audrey Ridge

2013 MJHS TALENT SHOW Masters of Ceremony
1. Blake Edmunds
2. Jake Blonquist
3. Lauren Halverson
4. Amanda Lopez

Talent Show Assistant: Taylor Baker
Tech Assistant: Cassidy Jensen

Mapleton Jr. announces Students of the Month for April

Sudents of the Month for April

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the April 2013 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- Bay Knotts, Caleb Collette, Kirby Farnworth
English- Dylan Carter, Taylor Baker
Fine Arts- Emme Gunther, Samantha Hansen, Mariah Madsen
Health- Camilla Pendleton, Corbin Thompson
Life Skills- Cristian Solorzano, Andrew Hanks, Sarah Radford
Math- Jaiden Booth, Brittany Reese, Jared Adams, Elise Goodrich
Science- Cinthia Diaz, Ryleigh Jensen
Social Studies- Jane Croghan, McKay Kriser, Emma Harlen
School Service- Hailey Cox, Heather Asay
Congratulations to the Students of the Month for April

Maple Mountain High to offer physicals for athletes



A yearly physical is required to play sports at MMHS.


MAY 15, 4:00

Jo Edan Parker wins Huntsman award

Candy Higley (Daily Herald)
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Jo Edan Parker is a special education teacher of severe behavioral students at Mapleton Junior High. She has worked for Nebo School District for nine years and in California for 17 years. She works with students from across Nebo School District who have severe intellectual and behavioral challenges. But it isn't just her teaching that sets her apart. Parker's colleagues and student parents say she goes above and beyond for her students.
"Jo Edan is more than just a teacher," said Janeal LeBaron, a parent of a former student. "I have known her for 20 years and she is an excellent teacher and friend. She is creative with the ways she teaches the kids. She knows that these kids don't just learn from books. She takes her knowledge of them and teaches them the way they learn. She is a good lady."
Along with the basics of school, reading, math and writing, Parker also teaches her students life skills. She plans field trips to expose the students to life outside a classroom. Some of the field trips have included traveling to the mall, restaurants, bowling or fishing.
"Jo Edan is an example of a dedicated teacher," said Linda Lewis, Mapleton Junior High PE and drama teacher. "She has the ability to create meaningful experiences for each one of her students."
Parker also helped organize the annual Nebo Special Ed Extravaganza. Special education students in junior high in Nebo School District attend the event. Peer tutors from various schools help the students participate in track and field events.
"Jo Edan teaches the students with the toughest behavioral issues in the district," said Regina Stoddard, whose son has been Parker's student for three years. "I was very nervous to bring Benjamin here because I know that he is violent, but Jo Edan told me that she knew she would get pinched, kicked, hit and bit and that it would be OK. I trusted her when she told me this. She is a miracle worker. There are students who leave her classroom and never have behavioral issues again. She isn't fazed by the violence of some of the students. We are very lucky to have her as a teacher."
Parker's close friends, bowling team members, colleagues and other district employees gathered to congratulate Parker during the presentation.
"Wow," Parker said. "Receiving this award is overwhelming and so exciting. I love my students. They are the most precious kids, even though they are the most difficult. I get to work with some amazing parents as well."
"I have the opportunity to go through out the state and give these awards to so many amazing educators," Karen Huntsman said. "I have a 37-year-old son who is on a 3-year-old level and while raising him, I have learned so much. Jo Edan is a unique person. She is a person that I wish we could Xerox and make many copies of and put through out the state. She makes a difference in so many lives. I appreciate all you do."

Mapleton Jr. Drama Department Presents "Once On This Island”


The Drama department is putting on their annual play production beginning this Friday April 19th and running through Monday April 22. This year’s play is “Once On This Island” The play takes place on an island with two social groups the rich and the poor. After an accident a love triangle is formed between the two groups. The students have been working extremely hard to perfect their acting skills. The play should be fun for the whole family to see. On Friday and Monday the play begins at 7:30pm with a matinee on Saturday beginning at 2:00pm. There will be space in front where kids under 12 can sit on blankets, so bring a blanket for the kids. The cost of the play is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students and children under 12 years of age. Monday is family night a family of up to six is $20.00 over six is $25.00. So bring your family and friends and enjoy the production.

Mr. Nalette Receives Spirit of the Mustang award for the month of April

Michael Nalette

Michael Nalette is this month’s Spirit of the Mustang award winner presented at faculty meeting. The award goes to a faculty member each month that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Along with his teaching duties, Mike is the head golf coach and helps with the track team. Mr. Nalette has a great rapport with students and staff members, he is always willing to help wherever needed. In the classroom he is always seeking to improve students learning, outcomes and always tries to make learning fun. Mr. Nalette is dedicated to his job and enjoys being part of the MJHS family.

Student Remarks about Mr. Nalette

“History is a boring subject but he makes it fun to learn about.”

He is fun to talk to and cares about us as students –not just always in teacher mode.

He teaches the subject very effectively. I am able to learn the subject.

He changes how he teaches so it isn’t the same way every day. It is always fun!

He is really nice, he is cool.

We know the rules without having to be told. He has good control and structure in his class.

He helps you succeed. He doesn’t accept low grades; he helps everyone do their best.

I don’t feel really stressed out in his class I am just able to stay up an get my work done.

There is always something to do I’m not board sitting there.

Gets along well with students, does not pick favorites, talks to everyone.

Rebecca Clement is this year’s Crystal Apple award winner for MJHS

Rebecca Clement is this year’s Crystal Apple award winner

Becky is one of the most dedicated teachers and colleagues. Without doubt, her service here at MJHS has influenced the staff, faculty, parents, and student body for the better. She is a true leader by the way she serves. Countless times, you can find Becky offering additional support to students and teachers to ensure that all succeed. She is constantly examining how students learn and helping those around her.

Not only does she work with some of our most difficult students, but she knows each of them. Her rapport with students is strong and trusting. Name a single student Becky has taught and she will tell you their interests and passions, their strengths and motivations, and who their friends and family are. She is ever-patient and loving. She is approachable and professional.

Thank you, for being such a fine teacher and friend.

MJHS students of the month for March

March Students of the Month

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the March 2013 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 March are (listed by academic area):

CTE- Ty Eriksson, Katelyn Mitchell, Riley Wilmont, Jarod Rodriguez

English- Nathanial Rollons, Megan McConnell

Fine Arts- Emma Lutz, Abigail Crandall Alayn Ellis, Madisen Ontiveros

Foreign Language- Aubrey Mitton, Davis Pratt, Tait Eriksson

Health- Kayla Calhoun, Makai Black

Life Skills-

Math- Brandon Douglass, Rachel Miner, Bruce Campbell

PE- Rebecca Peden, Kevin Gonzalez, Meagan Morrill

Science- Madison Child, Ethan Call, Seth Sandoval

Social Studies- Taitum Johnson, Olivia Wasden, Benjamin Porter

School Service- Brinley Nelson

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for March