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October Students of the Month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 16:42
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October 2011 - Students of the Month

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the October 2011 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.  On Tuesday October 25th 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:  Kaitlin Suckow, Brady Sills, Jake Sundet

ENGLISH: Jessica Limb, Tyson Orton, Sabrina Warren

FINE ARTS: Ambrian Nielson, Joseph Gibb, McKenna Holmes

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Allyson Vaught, Mark Sumsion    

HEALTH: Jennie Clement, Tyson Rogers

LIFE SKILLS: Lewis Hickman, Sarah Radford, Katelynn Peterson

MATH: Lindey Sanders, Emily Case, Brigham Brau

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Haydon Cooper, Tait Eriksson, Stephen Dangerfield

SCHOOL SERVICE: Joel Rodriguez, Sunni Holmberg

SCIENCE: Colby Gillies, Joy Petrucka

SOCIAL STUDIES:  Skyler Heaton, Brandon Squire, Brooklyn Jenkins

Red Ribbon week at MJHS

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 16:02
By Renee Swapp and Makenna Swapp

Students at Mapleton Junior High School learned how to be drug free last week with Red Ribbon week. The service learning class helped by making posters and hanging them up around the school. The posters encouraged us not to do drugs and showed the consequences of taking them. During lunch time students took pledges to be drug free.  These pledges were posted in a large display on the wall near the front office.  The student body participated in the weeks activities by dressing up in fun crazy outfits. On Tuesday was sock out drugs day, where kids could wear their crazy socks. Wednesday, they had the opportunity to wear their favorite sports jerseys with stay in the game don’t do drugs day. Be a smarty don’t do drugs was Thursday, and finally Friday was wear red day. “Hocus pocus drugs aren’t our focus,” is Bailee Hickman’s favorite saying for being drug free. Let’s hope we can all be drug free. Thanks to everyone who could help make Red Ribbon week possible.

A Relaxing Week at Mapleton Junior

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 16:00
By: Sabrina Warren and Madelyn Brunt
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Tait Erikkson
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It has been a low-key week here at Mapleton Junior High, however we have had some sports events and daily activities that are worth mentioning. 

Our Golf team played last week and we did great, we won. Dane Carlson is on the team and he said his favorite thing about golf is, “Getting to go out and play by ourselves and with a bunch of friends.” A ninth grader at our school, Kai Ruiz who plays on the Maple Mountain golf team, and might be considered one of the better players on the team took 3rd place among all the boys who played. He is a great representative of MJHS and this is a great accomplishment for Maple Mountain High School and for Kai.

Also our Cross Country team has had a great year so far. Their practices are hard but fun. Elise Goodrich said her favorite thing about Cross Country is, “Being and working as a team and meeting new people.” They have had some great meets this year but due to bad weather the meet on Oct. 6, 2011, was canceled. Keep it up Golf team and Cross Country, keep up the Mustang Spirit!

A fun event that took place at MJHS on Saturday October 8th, 2011 was the Daddy Daughter Piggy Skin Playoffs.  At 10 am, girls and their fathers played a few friendly games of flag football.  It was a fantastic opportunity for the girls at MJHS and their dads to spend some time together.  The tournament ended at about noon and several families came to cheer on their players.

Also, with the weather changing, keep the snow on the ground and have fun, but remember NO SNOWBALLS

Mapleton Jr. High Hosts Its 5th Annual Special Education Sports Fair

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 10:48
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Last Thursday, Mapleton Jr. High hosted yet another very successful sports day for all special needs children from the junior high schools in Nebo School District.  Under the direction of Coach Linda Lewis and Special Education teacher Jo Edan Parker, the event provided a day of sports and fair activities for nearly 300 students.   Nearly 100 special needs children were escorted through 14 events by peer tutors from each of the junior high schools.  Mapleton Jr. provided extra peer tutors and students from their service learning and student government classes to score, time, and run each of the booths.  The events included high jump, 100 meter race, archery, softball throw, a fish pond, face and nail painting, bean bag toss games, throwing games, golf and croquet putt, and bowling.  After participating in each of the events various students were awarded medals for their accomplishments.  Each participant went home a winner as they all received prizes, a t-shirt and a dog tag necklace.  On each necklace were the words, “We believe in the power of the dream.”   Each T-shirt read, “The power of the dream.”  These quotes symbolize Nebo’s superintendent Rick Nielsen’s theme presented to all teachers at the beginning of this year to “live the dream.”   This entire event is indeed a dream come true for the two teachers, Lewis and Parker, who organized it five years ago.  Miss Parker has such a love for her special needs children and wanted them to be involved and included, not shunned, from the rest of the student body.  Coach Lewis, PE teacher and intramural director for MJHS had the means to help make that happen.  What started out to be an intramural activity with just students from MJHS, the Special Education Sports Fair Extravaganza has developed into one of the most anticipated events of the school year.   At the end of the day Lewis and Parker concluded with a message to all the peer tutors at MJHS.   “Thank you to all you wonderful students who served as peer tutors and made my children smile,” said Parker.    Completely unaware of a participant’s father standing in the foreground, weeping, Lewis concluded with telling her peer tutors how they…” were the ones who would benefit most from this day, for this day’s experience would remain with them for a lifetime. “  Lewis and Parker want to thank all those involved in this special day and for making yet another dream possible.

Service Learning Continues at Mapleton Jr.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 10:31
By: Courtney Mackay
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At Mapleton Junior High School service learning is very important.  As you may have read before MJHS hosts a Service Learning class in order to provide additional opportunities for our students to serve the community.  The MJHS Service Learning class has recently participated in two awesome activities and is preparing for a third.

In remembrance of the tenth year anniversary of 9/11, our Service Learning class prepared a poster honoring all those people who did a good deed in remembrance of that tragic day.  We especially wanted to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice - giving their life to save others.  Service Learning also invited everyone in the school to do a good deed over that weekend and to write about their service on slips of paper that we then posted all over our library windows.  We wanted all to be able to read about the service given by our students.  We were happy to see that a total of 781 people accepted our invitation to give service.  We also asked members of the community to display flags on their lawn in remembrance of 9/11.

MJHS hosted a Nebo School District Special Education Sports Fair, an event that MJHS has been hosting for four years now.  All six Junior High Schools in the Nebo School District participated.  Activities included archery, face painting, ball toss, golf putting, and a dance followed by lunch.  In some activities, participants won medals which were handed out at an awards ceremony.  The student Government and Service Learning classes helped the event by making posters and running many of the different activities.  Additionally our students were able to interact with the participants and build bridges of understanding.

The Service Learning class is also preparing for Red Ribbon Week, a time when students learn the importance of being drug fee.  Service Learning is working very hard to make it a great week. We are planning activities for each day and also putting together fun prizes for people to win in a drawing. Our Red Ribbon week will be held October 10-14, 2011. 

September 2011 - Students of the Month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 08:21
September 2011- Students of the Month

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the September 2011 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.  On Tuesday September 27th the MJHS students of the month were invited to a pizza party to celebrate this fantastic accomplishment.   The students of the month for September are (listed by academic area):

CTE:  Kortney Evans, Yunting Li, Josie Dewsnup

ENGLISH:  Selendra Lewis, Alexis Condie, Brigham Kriser

FINE ARTS:  Jacob Rogers, Elisabeth Eastmond, Olivia Cronquist

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Brendan Bagley, Jordan Erickson, Alexander McNeil

HEALTH: Micah Hilton, Alexis Robinson

LIFE SKILLS:  Steven Hurst, Emmalynn Earl, Joy Jackson

MATH:  Kayla Mousser, Braydon Price, Tyler Oakey

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:  Brinley Nelson, Hunter Brooke, Brit Suckow

SCHOOL SERVICE:  Jake Dixon, Alexandra Holmes

SCIENCE:  Hannah Nilsson, Rebecca Nissen, Camden Johnson

SOCIAL STUDIES:  Joshua Arbon, Megan Child, Megan Lazenby

Spirit Week

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/22/2011 - 10:36
By: Andrew Sau
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            It was Spirit Week this week at Mapleton Junior High. Spirit Week is one of the very best traditions we have at MJHS. Everyday has a different theme. Monday was Spirit Day. Spirit day allowed the students to show their school spirit. They did this by wearing our school’s colors and showing their Mustang pride. Tuesday was Tie Day. On tie day students were able to wear their favorite tie. There were crazy ties, funny ties, and elegant ties. Wednesday was Wacky Hair Day. Students came with the wackiest hair they could think of. Walking down the halls at MJHS, you could see crazy wigs, hair that looked like a unicorn, curlers, and more! Haley Andrew made a bird cage for her hair- complete with chirping bird! Thursday was Nerd Day, one of the best days. It was a great sight to see. There were many suspenders, mismatched clothes, glasses with tape, and smeared make-up. On Friday, we wrapped up Spirit Week with Pajama Day. It was a day not only for the students, but for the teachers as well. Friday allowed the students and teachers to wear their pajamas to school. It had the most participation by far! Faculty and students love to come to school in comfort. Spirit Week at MJHS has shown our city and parents that MJHS is full of devoted students. Our students make our school awesome and we are proud to be MUSTANGS!

A Myriad of Activities at Mapleton Jr. High

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 14:42
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Mapleton Junior High School has had a busy week. While it was a short week due to the Labor Day holiday it wasn’t short on events.

The MJHS Cross Country team had their first meet of the year at Spanish Fork Junior High on Thursday September 10th. It was a district wide meet with some tough competition. Megan Robinson (8th grade) took 2nd place overall in the District. Overall the team showed some promise and we anticipate great accomplishments from them this year.

Archery season is in full swing and we’ve got enough talent to give Robin Hood a run for his money. The girls and boys PE students have been working on learning archery and have been competing within their classes. The winner of each class period then competes against the other class period champions during a lunch time intramurals competition. Madysen Glazier (8th grade) won the girls intramural short distance archery championship that took place on Wednesday September 7th. She even received an intramurals tee-shirt to celebrate her win.

Saturday September 10th MJHS hosted the Mother/Daughter Archery Tournament in both long and short distances. Students could bring a friend who was 18 years of age or older to compete with.

There are also quite a few MJHS intramural events to look forward to for the rest of the month. Tuesday September 13th is the girl’s PE long distance intramurals archery tournament during lunch. The whole school archery tournament will be held Thursday September 15th after school. This is an opportunity for any student or faculty members to come and compete in long and short distance archery, whether they have PE this term or not. Tuesday September 20th will be the boys PE short distance archery tournament with the long distance tournament taking place on Wednesday the 21st.  Archery is an activity that many of the MJHS students enjoy learning and competing in.

Living It Up at Mapleton Jr. High

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 07:17
By: Sydney Shafer
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Students started a brand new school year at Mapleton Jr. High! Every year we have a new overall theme and this year’s theme is: Live It Up!

The student government introduced the new theme for the year at the welcome back assembly. There were a lot of different activities during the assembly to get the students involved and "Live It Up". Two of those activities were, an interactive get to know your teachers game that involved audience participation and a dance performed by the student government. On the following Thursday evening the Student Government also sponsored a very successful dance at the school, continuing the theme of "Live It Up".

MJHS students will be doing a lot more to promote this year’s theme. We will be living it up through sub-themes that will be rolled out during the year. The first of these is - UNITY. We will also be living it up by focusing on service to others. In order to accomplish this we will be planning and implementing several service projects throughout the year. With all these activities and more the MJHS Student Government is confident that this year will be the best year MJHS has ever seen. So remember Mustangs, "Live It Up!"

Service Learning at Mapleton Jr. High School

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 15:27
By Sunni Holmberg, student of MJHS
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Mapleton Junior High School’s Service Learning class started five years ago and has already changed the lives of many--both the students and the members of the community that they have served.  Mrs. Robyn Card, the teacher of this class, provides the opportunity for kids to learn the benefits and value of service. This class is truly out to make a difference in society and the lives of others – especially those who take the class.

Each year the Service Learning class does around fifteen large projects including food drives, campus clean up, helping meals on wheels, making blankets for local police to carry in their cars, sending handmade children’s books to Uganda, recycling, sponsoring Mapleton Jr. High dances, helping the Mapleton City Library with books, a Christmas project and much more.

“Lend a Hand” is the theme for this year and that’s exactly how we intend on spending our semester. Service Learning is a chance to learn to become a leader, a hard worker, and the joy of giving back to our community. The class also reads the book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, by Sean Covey.

Some of the requirements for the class include completing twenty hours on a personal service project called “The Power of One.” This assignment allows each person to plan, carryout and reflect on what one person can do to make a difference in the lives of others. Each student also takes pictures and individually tells the class about their project and explains how it has affected them and the lives of others. No one leaves Service Learning without a bigger smile and an even bigger heart. It is a fun class that can really make a difference in your life.


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