The Mustang Charitable Fundraiser recently finished up by raising $3479.20 that will now go toward three different causes. First, it was used last week to fund our Sub for Santa project - Student government students went shopping and bought gifts for local kids so they can have a christmas that they might not have had. Second, we will be buying fleece and tying the ends to make blankets for Utah Valley Hospital Primary Children's Network in Provo. Lastly, with the remaining money we will be donating supplies to a women and children shelter that helps local women and children going through a crisis. Thank you for your amazing support of this holiday tradition!
The State Make It With Wool contest was held at Mapleton Junior High on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Students have been working hard on their projects for the past few months. Participants from Mapleton Junior High included: Anna Ballard, Anna Blonquist, Kate Cooper, Wendy Griffin, Jeanette Griffin, Kristi Mendenhall, and Brooklyn Perry.
Congratulations to all who participated! Special recognition to Kate Cooper who placed 4th in the State and 1st place honors went to Kristi Mendenhall.Kristi will be competing in the National Make It With Wool contest in Texas in February.
The faculty and staff at Mapleton Junior High are amazing. The choice was very difficult because every teacher here at Mapleton makes a difference in the lives of the students we teach. I have been told that the person I am nominating has never received the Spirit of the Mustang, even with all his years here at Mapleton Junior High. He quietly goes about doing his work and changing the lives of the students.
The Spirit of the Mustang this month goes to Benjy Frame. Benjy is a genuine person and the students can feel that he cares. Benjy has worked with students as a coach and has guided them to achieve their potential in their sporting events. More than that though, is how he is always looking for ways the make learning meaningful and yet not overwhelming to students who struggle. Benjy uses memorization techniques for the capitals of the world. He also uses computer programs that look like a games, but actually help with memorization of countries and capitals. He has visual aides to help students study for tests. He lets the students have choices when doing their country reports, but is organized enough to have specific questions that can be applied to each country helping the students with their research. He has a graphic organizer letting the students know what information needs to be in each paragraph of the essay they write about the country. He has alternate ways that students can retake tests. It seems like a small thing, but for any student and especially the student who struggles it makes a difference. He is willing to look at a student and say this is what this student needs. He creates a way for them to learn and not get frustrated.
Benjy is always willing to work with teachers who help students in his class. He makes it easy to work with him and does it with a positive attitude. He goes about his job without looking for recognition because it is not about him. It is about the students. Benjy you are wonderful to work with and a great teacher. Go Benjy! Go Mustangs!
Ms. Heaton's Reading for Enjoyment Class is having a school wide read-athon/reading competition. The competition will be Tuesday, January 2nd- Friday, January 5th. Logs will be due on Monday, January 8th, and winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 9th. Please tell your students that if they want to participate they can pick up a reading log in the library, Ms. Heaton’s classroom (room 119), or the office. Logs will be available on Monday, December 18th
The top 20 readers will receive an ice cream party during Flex sponsored by Ms. Heaton’s 2nd period class!
- 12 hours of reading a day maximum
- Read books that you haven’t read before
- Students must log their hours on the logs provided for them and turn their completed logs into the library, office, or Ms. Heaton's classroom by January 8th.
On November 29th, students from Mapleton Junior High representing the various winter sports were invited to participate in an excellent workshop. Captain’s Academyis an opportunity to meet the captains from other schools and discuss sportsmanship and leadership. The winter sport athlete captains representing Mapleton were Kenley Nelson (girls basket ball), Seth Krommenhoek (boys basket ball) and Lukus Carillo (wrestling).
Congrats to our November Students of the Month!!! Math: Rhyen Steel, Julia Hart, Katie Porter English: Tatum Perry, Mike Bennett CTE: Keslee Van Orman Social Studies: Sophie Hill, Emily Barwick, Brayden DeMarco Science: Kayla Mather Fine Arts: Milana Henke Life Skills: Ocean Tolliver, Isaac Gunther, Carlos Santiago PE: Elia Moss, Nikole Breinholt, Chelby Carter Health: Simon Cannon
Parents, Students and Friends -
Mid-Term and Student Led Conferences
Mid-Term is this Friday, December 1st - Students, let’s make sure that all work is turned in and any deficient grades are raised. Student Led Conferences will be held on Thursday, December 7th from 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. All parents and students are encouraged to attend to review learning progress and goals.
MJHS Annual Fundraiser
The Mustang Charitable Fundraiser began today and will continue through December 8th. This year the money we raise will go toward three different causes. First, it will go to Sub for Santa - Student government students will be able to use the money to buy gifts for local kids so they can have a christmas that they might not have had. Second, we will be buying fleece and tying the ends to make blankets for Utah Valley Hospital Primary Children's Network in Provo. Lastly, with the remaining money we will be donating supplies to a women and children shelter that helps local women and children going through a crisis. Students can bring money to donate to their second period class if they are able. Thank you for supporting those in need!
HOPE Squad - Project Teddy Bear
MJHS HOPE Squad is combining with the Bank of American Fork, in Spanish Fork, by collecting new stuffed animals from now until Dec 12, 2017. Please consider donating new stuffed animals at MJHS in the front office. We can only take new stuffed animals because of health codes, but we hope you’ll help us to collect enough new stuffed animals to help at-risk Utah children. Project Teddy Bear is a community service project benefitting Utah children and sponsored by Bank of American Fork. Customers, employees and community members donate teddy bears and other stuffed animals that are given to the Utah Valley Family Support & Treatment Center in Orem, Salt Lake Valley Family Support Center (locations in Midvale, Taylorsville, West Valley City and Sugarhouse), Family Connection Center (in Layton/Clearfield and Bountiful) and other crisis and service centers. This is the 4th year that MJHS HOPE Squad has been a part of this program and we would greatly appreciate any support that you can give!
SHS Offers Drivers Education Class
Springville High Drivers Ed. Department is currently taking sign ups for December Drivers Ed. class. All Drivers Ed. classes are taught before or after school. Students must be 15 years of age and have a current learners permit when class begins. Sign up at Springville High School Finance office. If you have any questions email Mr. Money at - email@example.com
Upcoming Events at MJHS:
Nov. 28 - Girls B-Ball Uintah @ Mapleton 3:30
Nov. 29 - Wrestling Salem @ Mapleton 3:30
Nov. 30 - Boys/Girls B-Ball Salem @ Mapleton 3:30
Dec. 1 - MID-TERM
Dec. 4 - Boys/Girls B-Ball @ Payson 3:30
Dec. 6 - Boys/Girls B-Ball Springville @ Mapleton 3:30
Dec. 6 - Wrestling @ Spanish Fork 3:30
Dec. 6 - Band Winter Concert 6:00
Dec. 7 - Student Led Conferences 3:30 - 8:00
Dec. 8 - Advanced Choirs Holiday Mall Performance 11:00 - 12:00
Dec. 9 - Utah Make It With Wool 8:00 - 5:00
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/
Spirit of the Mustang
You all exude the Spirit of the Mustang on a daily basis. I’m constantly impressed and awed by the dedication and determination of Mapleton Jr. High Teachers and staff. Moreover, you are all so delightful to work with, and I’m truly privileged to work here.
The person I’ve selected this month is passionate and invested in student learning. This teacher pays close attention to student needs and facilitates communication between parents, teachers, administration, and students to create positive experiences for young people who are often experiencing an even more thrilling Jr. High rollercoaster ride than most.
Mailani is a master at dealing with the mountains of paperwork that Special Educators face, and does so with grace and humor. However, even more important than her Ninja paperwork skills, Mailani is dedicated to the population of students we work with every day. From sitting with reluctant students one on one to washing and mending student clothes when the situation call for it, Mailani is invested in the success and happiness of students who may not see their own potential. She always sees the big picture and is bothered about what might happen later on in life when she can’t watch out for these amazing students. She constantly teaches students the value of kindness, respect, hard work and resiliency and is a great role model for our incredible students.
Additionally, Mailani has been one of my great teachers in life. Her determination to show up and give her best effort on tough days is inspiring to me as is her passion for student success. When she needs to take a day off, she is always aware of the load others are taking on to support the absence, but never hesitates to take other’s classes, check in with our substitutes, and watch over students. Working on the SpEd team with Mailani Ovard is a great honor. Thanks Mailani for demonstrating Mustang Spirit every day.