School News

Special students receive special treatment at Paul Mitchell

Cami Burton
Students get made-up at Paul Mitchell

Our special education class from Mapleton Junior High recently got pampered at Paul Mitchell The School – Provo. We have been leaning about hygiene and the steps we need to take to keep our bodies clean and healthy. We had the opportunity to go to Paul Mitchell The School – Provo to learn about hair care and to have our hair washed and styled. We were apprehensive about this trip because of the varying needs of the students and whether the salon would be able to accommodate each student’s needs.

The moment we walked in the door of the salon our fears were erased as we met the schools staff. They warmly welcomed us and took the time to meet each student individually. The staff was very entertaining as they taught a mini-lesson on how to brush our hair, wash our faces, and the importance of taking daily showers. Each student was then partnered with a peer tutor and a staff member from the school to have their hair washed and styled. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that each student felt comfortable and was having a good time.

One student was nervous to get his hair done. To make him feel more comfortable the staff had him observe other students, use the combs and styling products, and play in the chair until he was ready to have his hair styled. When he was done they told him how handsome he looked, and for the rest of the day he told everyone he saw about his new “handsome hair.”

While the boys waited for the girls to finish their hair, the salon hosted a paper airplane flying contest. It was very considerate of the salon to plan additional activities to make the field trip even more enjoyable. Once everyone had their hair washed and styled the staff at Paul Mitchell The School – Provo lined the salon and cheered as each one of our class members walked down the aisle to show off their new hair. We are so appreciative of Paul Mitchell The School – Provo for this great experience and their warm welcome to our class. We can’t wait for next year!

Mrs. Burton’s Class

Mustangs dine in style at LaCaille

Linda Woodfield
Students enjoy fine dining
Got to love Escargot

For the past two months, the Foods Students have been saving money to go to the LaCaille Restaurant, in the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake. They specialize in French Cooking, and give the students a chance to try foods they would not normally encounter, such as Escargot. Students are taught about dining etiquette, and get a chance to practice those techniques at this 5-Star restaurant. Students are taught about napkin placement, how to seat ladies, which fork to use, and how to gracefully remove the Escargot from its shell. Students are required to dress in their Best Dress, including dresses or blouses and skirts for the young ladies, and shirts and ties for the young men.

October Students of the Month

October Student of the Month
October Student of the Month being silly!

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the October 2012 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 October are (listed by academic area):

CTE:  Trevor Jeppson, Nicole Beutler, Darien Hess

English:  Chandlier Campbell, Haydon Cooper, Jotham Draper

Fine Arts:  Riley Warren, Ashley Jensen, Rebeccas Nissen

Foreign Language:  Makenna Cottle, Morgan Blaney, Matthew Harkness

Health:  Alison Nelson, Brigham Jones

Math:  Ryan Pazos, Jacob Blonquist, Jacob Lancaster

PE:  Elleana Delgado, Kristen Allred, Olivia Caswell

School Service:  Thomas Bastian, Andrew Gappmayer

Science:  Blake DeMartini, Courtney Mackay

Social Studies:  Jacob Magleby, Rielly Pledger-Fonohema, Josh Crockett

Students Create Exploration Brochure: 8th Grade U.S. History

Michael Nalette
Class Displays travel brochures

So far we have had a great in U.S. History. In our classes we do many interesting, fun, and exciting projects. During our Exploration Unit we learn about explorers and why they would go on long and dangerous journeys. Students completed a travel brochure similar to those you would find in a hotel or airport advertising the good things about the new world. Students used the three motivating factors for exploration that they learned about, Gold, Glory, and God, to illustrate the good things about the “New World”. Students enjoyed using their creative energy to construct very good and informative travel brochures. These fun projects keep students engaged and allow for an authentic learning experience. Any explorer that would see one of these brochures would have undoubtedly come to the new world! Great job students of Mrs.Rowley's and Mr. Nalette's classes


Michael Nalette
District golf champs Mapleton Mustangs

The 2012-2013 Mapleton Junior High Golf Team enjoyed a very successful season. Our team consisted of eight players this season, Hanslee Peay, Tanner Edmonds, Ty Ericksson, Cole Porter, Dylan Carter, Colin McCausland, Travis Farley, and Jake Sommer. The season began soon after the start of school and the team got off to a slow start. In our first two tournaments of the season at Gladstan on September 10th and Spanish Oaks on September 17th we took second place in each respectively. In our third tournament at Hobble Creek Golf Course we beat out the six other teams in the district to win our first tournament for the season. The team followed that win up with two more tournament wins. In the Nebo District Final Tournament that took place On October 16th the team posted a final score of 270 and won by seven shots. Tanner Edmonds, Ty Ericksson, and Travis Farley all tied for Third Medalist in the District Finals. This is the fourth year in a row that the MJHS Mustang Golf Team has been the District Champions. Overall this season proved to be very fun, exciting, and successful.

4-H at Mapleton Junior High


The 4-H program is new this year at Mapleton Junior High.  4-H offers many fun clubs and opportunities for our students to participate in.  These clubs are excellent  for students to learn leadership and social skills as they explore hands on with programs offered in the 4-H Afterschool program.

This semester, students have enjoyed:  Latin Culture, Sewing, Cookies, ASL, Art, Drama and Zumba.  There will be different clubs offered each semester.  If you have any ideas for clubs that you would like, please contact Hilary Jones, our 4-H Coordinator.

Check out our Zumba Class!



A 7th Grade Discovery - Writing Product Reviews

Michelle Amanda Squire

MHJS 7th grade students have just finished working on a difficult project. They have been writing draft after draft of Product Reviews. Each student Wrote their very own and they have been working on them for quite some time. They started out by talking about how Product Reviews are so helpful to Companies everywhere! They then learned about the different types of genres that Product Reviews have. Then they picked out their favorite product, restaurant, or business. They have written their own Product Review for whichever they chose to write about. They started out writing a first rough draft and then had a partner check and mark the different parts of the Product Review. They also had a different partner check the writing to fix any grammar,spelling, capitalization, etc...  mistakes. After they fixed it all up and polished it as much as they could, they wrote a final draft with all of the new fixes and improvements. They finished by typing it up on the brand new net books (Net Books are a new system where your whole class uses a mini lap top that come in huge metal boxes!) and submitting it on line for everyone to see. You can check out their AMAZING work by going to and you might just see a review from one of our very own MJHS student!            


Cami Burton
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The Nebo school district cross- country final meet was held Wednesday Oct 10 at Mapleton Junior High. The Mustangs had a great showing in both the boys and girls meets. The boys were lead to victory by Haden Penrod, who was the overall champion with a time of 8 minutes and 14 seconds. The team won by 12 points and had two other athletes run under 9 minutes. In the girls meet the mustangs were edged out of the top spot by a small 5 point margin finishing in second place behind Diamond Fork. Megan Robertson lead the way for Mapleton finishing in fourth place overall. Coach Burton states “The season was great we had approximately 70 athletes on our team. We had a great time at practices and meets bonding and being a strong team unit. Our team was always so great to cheer each other on along with cheering on other schools as well. There was great sportsmanship throughout the season. A big thanks goes to our coaching staff Cami Burton and Benjy Frame for all the time and effort they put in on behalf of the team. We are proud of all of the athletes that participated with our cross- country team they represented our school with class and are great young men and women.

Here are our top 10 runners for boys and then girls and their times from our school.

1. Haden Penrod 8:14
2. Haydon Cooper 8:39
3. Thomas Cluff 8:47
4. Josh Ornelas 9:04
5. Kenneth Merrel 9:12
6. Colin Tudor 9:42
7. Luke Durden 9:43
8. Jacob Payne 9:55
9. Bryson Schellenberg 10:27
10. Weston Daybell 10:31

1. Megan Robinson 9:39
2. Katelyn Walker 9:54
3. Madi Child 10:08
4. Linnea Brady 10:10
5. Kiana Campbell 10:20
6. Annicaka Perry 10:56
7. Lauryn Brunt 11:09
8. Elise Goodrich 11:39
9. Eme Earl 11:39
10. Camilla Wirthlin 11:44