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NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISMISS SCHOOLS

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 19:18
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Nebo School District

March 13, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISMISS SCHOOLS

As directed by the State of Utah, all public schools in Utah will dismiss beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, for two weeks in response to COVID-19. This is a proactive measure.

CONTINUED LEARNING
School “dismissal” means that Nebo employees will continue to be in the schools providing learning for students through online instruction and/or educational packets to continue student learning. Further communication about devices and materials will come from your school.

Educators in Nebo School District are working on plans to extend learning at home through online learning opportunities. The first of next week, teachers will be preparing online materials, and we anticipate instruction will begin Wednesday, March 18.

More information will be made available to explain the details of the online platform as teachers use this time to prepare. Please watch for specific information from your child’s school and teacher(s).

MEALS FOR STUDENTS
In order to provide our Nebo students with “Grab and Go” meals, breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase at normal prices. Free/reduced meals are available for those who qualify.

QUICK FACTS
• The school proactive dismissal for two weeks is meant to support social distancing and self-isolation to reduce the reach and spread of this virus. There will be no athletic or extracurricular practices or games during these two weeks.

• COVID-19 has rapidly changing dynamics and the school district administrative team is working with local health authorities to monitor the situation on a daily basis.

• Nebo will continue to publish updates at www.nebo.edu.

• For further communication and specifics, contact your local school.

• The Utah Health Department COVID-19 Hotline can be accessed at 1-800-456-7707. You can also receive Utah County Health updates by texting “UCHEALTH” to 888777 or the Utah County COVID-19 Helpline at 801-851-HELP (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

 

Principals Email Update

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 07:55
Attributions: 
Mr. Whitney

Dear Parents - 

 

As you are aware the COVID-19 virus known as Coronavirus is currently a top concern nationwide. I am reaching out through this email to help communicate to parents and the community what proactive measures are being taken and have been taken by Nebo schools to protect students and our MJHS community. 

 

Earlier today an email was sent by Asst. Superintendent Scott Wilson to all parents containing important information about Coronavirus and the district’s preparations and response plans. Please be aware that the school district is working closely with the county and state health departments to monitor and respond appropriately to this quickly evolving situation. School dismissal or closure decisions will be made based on real time local circumstances here at MJHS by Utah County Health Department officials in coordination with state and school district officials. 

 

Right now school will continue as normal with the exception that performances, assemblies and other large gatherings will be cancelled or postponed to a later date. This may impact planned events such as fine arts concerts, class field trips, etc. Additionally I have instructed our hard working custodial staff to be extra vigilant and increase our school sanitation techniques and practices. Surfaces such as doorknobs, desks, drinking fountains and the like, will continue to be carefully sanitized on a daily basis. We will also review in Mustang Time lessons with students the hygiene measures that prevent the spread of the virus. I remind parents that any student with symptoms of illness should be kept home and then be sure to let the school know.   

 

If cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) are confirmed in our community or in connection to our schools, we will immediately notify families and employees. In the event of a school wide dismissal or closure here at MJHS, our faculty will be prepared to deliver online curriculum and classroom instruction to our students. For additional information regarding how Nebo School District is addressing COVID-19, including the most recent updates, please visit our website at http://www.nebo.edu/.

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we deal as a community with this pressing health issue. Please call or email an administrator or school counselor if you have any questions or concerns regarding you or your student’s individual situation.

 

Sincerely,

Nate Whitney

Principal MJHS

Mapleton MathTeam finishes 8th in state

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 14:48
Attributions: 
Kristie Spencer

Mapleton Junior High MathTeam has another top-10 finish in State! The MJHS MathTeam claimed 8th overall at the MathCounts state contest in Salt Lake on March 7th. Tyler J. led the scoring for the team and claimed 7th place individually. Kudos to the rest of the team as well: Morgan B., Joshua J., and Jared H. With back-to-back top-10 finishes in the state, and a solid group of returning students, MJHS MathTeam will look to crack the top 5 next competition season.

Mustang Message 3/9/20

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 07:49
Attributions: 
Mr. Whitney

Mustang Message 3/9/20

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Teacher Development Day - Tomorrow Early Out at 11:15 a.m.

We want to remind all parents that tomorrow, March 10th will be a district wide minimum day for teacher development (TDD).  No lunch will be served and school will be released at 11:15 a.m. with buses running accordingly. Please be aware of this early out so that you can make any necessary arrangements.

 

End of Third Term

Please note that the end of the term is coming up quickly, on Friday, March 20th.  That’s less than two weeks away. Students: Please check with teachers to get any missing work gathered, completed and turned in by each teacher’s cut-off date (usually several days before that last day of the term). Parents: please encourage students to work with their teachers to get any missing work or tests finished.  

 

Snow Make-Up Day Friday, March 20th

Please be aware that although the original year’s calendar shows no school on Friday, March 20th - School WILL be held that day to make up for the snow day on February 3rd.  

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Mar. 9 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m. 

Mar. 10 - Teacher Development Day - School out @ 11:15 a.m.

Mar. 11 - State Jr. Orchestra Festival 

Mar. 12 - UMEA State Band Festival 

Mar. 12 - Intramural Floor Hockey - Aux. Gym 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 17 -  District Jr. High Choir Assessment 9:00-12:00 p.m.

Mar. 17 - Intramural Floor Hockey - Aux. Gym 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 17 - Boys Tennis Tryouts 3:30 p.m.

Mar. 18 - District Orchestra Assessment 9:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 18 - Boys Tennis Tryouts 3:30 p.m.

Mar. 18 - Choir Concert at SHS 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Mar. 19 - Choir Festival 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Mar. 19 - Intramural Floor Hockey 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 19 - Boys Tennis Tryouts 3:30

Mar. 20 - School In Session - Snow Day Makeup Day 

Mar. 20 - Last Day of Term 3

 

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/

2020 Census

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:27
Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

The U.S. Census Bureau has embarked on a nationwide effort to inform everyone living in the United States and five of its territories about the upcoming 2020 Census and to encourage them to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

Everyone counts. The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right places.

It’s about fair representation. Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.

It’s in the constitution. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790.

It’s about $675 billion. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as: 

  • Special education, 
  • Head Start, 
  • After-school programs, and 
  • Classroom technology. 
  • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
  • Maternal and child health programs.

Counting Children
Newborn babies and children under 5 are often missed in the census, with consequences that can impact nearly their entire childhood. 

For more information, go to:  2020Census.gov.

United States Census 2020 is also looking for Census Takers. You can apply online at: 2020CENSUS.GOV/jobs. You can make extra income, have flexible hours, weekly pay, and receive paid training.

Mustang Message 3/2/20

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 08:12
Attributions: 
Mr. Whitney

Mustang Message 3/2/20

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Teacher Development Day - Early Out

We want to remind all parents that next Tuesday, March 10th will be a district wide minimum day for staff development (SDD).  No lunch will be served and school will be released at 11:15 a.m. with buses running accordingly. Please be aware of this early out so that you can make any necessary arrangements.

 

Come one, come all - Mapleton Junior High presents the classic musical "Annie"!  

"Annie" will be performed in the MJHS cafetorium on March 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 each or $25 for immediate families (parents and children) and will be sold at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. before each performance. Because of district financial policies, ONLY CASH OR CHECK can be accepted. Please come and support our awesome actors and crew! Annie is directed by Kelly Cook, with assistant direction by Devin Jackman, music direction by Kevin Diehl, and tech supervision by J.T. Collett. 

 

It’s not too late - come participate in MJHS Intramurals:

The MJHS Intramural Program is a chance for students to join with students from within our own school and participate in super fun activities. We encourage all students, boys and girls grades 7th-9th to participate in intramurals. We are currently doing FLOOR HOCKEY and it will run every Tuesday & Thursday immediately after school from 2:50-3:50 p.m.  Students that want to participate can visit with Mr. Jex or Mr. Southworth or just show-up after school in the Auxiliary Gym. 

 

MMHS Drill Team

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in trying out for the 2020-21 Ellevés Drill Team on Tuesday, March 3 at    3:00 p.m. in the MMHS team room. Important information regarding tryouts and the tryout packet will be given out at this meeting.  Come find out everything you need to know for tryouts! If you cannot attend the meeting or have any questions, please contact Coach Molly Brenchley. 

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Mar. 3 - District State Jazz Assessment 8:00 a.m.

Mar. 3 - Intramural Floor Hockey Aux. Gym 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 4 - State Math Contest

Mar. 4 - Boys Tennis Meeting - Room 214 @ 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 5 - Intramural Floor Hockey - Aux Gym 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 5 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 6 - Band Festival at BYU

Mar. 6 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 7 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 9 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 10 - State Jr. Orchestra Festival  

Mar. 10 - TDD -  Half Day - School out @ 11:15 a.m.

Mar. 11 - State Jr. Orchestra Festival 

Mar. 12 - UMEA State Band Festival 

Mar. 12 - Intramural Floor Hockey - Aux. Gym 2:45 p.m.

 

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/

Mustang Message 2/24/20

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 09:03
Attributions: 
Mr. Whitney

 

Mustang Message 2/24/20

Dear Students and Parents,

Stakeholder Survey from Nebo District

This is a last reminder to login and take the annual stakeholder survey if you haven't already done so. Click this link: http://www.nebo.edu/node/3020 to take the survey. If there is someone you want to give kudos to, do it - if you have concerns we want to know that as well. The survey will be open until February 28, 2020. Your participation and honest feedback is helpful and appreciated. Thanks in advance for your participation!

Come one, come all! Mapleton Junior High presents the classic musical "Annie"!  

"Annie" will be performed in the MJHS cafetorium on March 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th at 7pm. Tickets are $5 each or $25 for immediate families (parents and children) and will be sold at the door starting at 6:30pm before each performance. Because of district financial policies, ONLY CASH OR CHECK can be accepted. Please come and support our awesome actors and crew! Annie is directed by Kelly Cook, with assistant direction by Devin Jackman, music direction by Kevin Diehl, and tech supervision by J.T. Collett. 

Congratulations to Our Amazing Art Salon Participants and Award Winners

The quality of artwork this year was outstanding and everyone that entered deserves to be congratulated - The following is a list of the categories and award winners:

Drawing - Grand Prize - Brightin Davis, Grade 9 - Gavin Jensen, Grade 8 - Brady Komiya, Grade 7 - Emma Snapp, Student Choice -Brady Komiya

Painting - Grand Prize - Lilly Warren, Grade 9 - Brinn Rockwood, Grade 8 - Lyn Johnson, Grade 7 - Emma Snapp, Student Choice - Gavin Jensen

3-D Design -Grand Prize - Auralee Sanders, Grade 9 - Rachel Whyte, Grade 8 - Hanna Beach, Grade 7 - Grant Mitchell, Student Choice - Grant Mitchell

Woodworking - Grand Prize - Spencer Payne, Grade 8 - Abigail Stringham, Student Choice - Nick Hofheins

Sewing - Grand Prize - Jaivri Shule,Grade 9 -  Ella Jackman, Grade 8 - Jayne Allen, Grade 7 - Lucy McCown, Student Choice - Ella Jackman

Photography - Grand Prize - Dallin Barker, Grade 9 - Ally Laing, Grade 8 - Sam Northcutt, Grade 7 - Sariah Morris, Student Choice - Sam Northcutt

All Students are invited to participate MJHS Intramurals:

The MJHS Intramural Program is a chance for students to join with students from within our own school and participate in super fun activities. We encourage all students, boys and girls grades 7th-9th to participate in intramurals. Our next sport will be FLOOR HOCKEY and will run every Tuesday & Thursday immediately after school from 2:50-3:50 p.m. beginning TOMORROW, February 25th.  Students that want to participate can visit with Mr. Jex or Mr. Southworth or just show-up after school in the Auxiliary Gym. 

MJHS Boys Tennis Starts Soon

Mapleton Jr. High Boys Tennis: All 7th, 8th, and 9th grade boys interested in playing tennis at Mapleton Jr. High will need to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 4th after school in Coach Stevenson's room (214). If you can not make this meeting, but are interested in playing talk to Coach Stevenson

Come Out for MJHS Track Team

If you attend MJHS - you are invited to join the MJHS Track Team! Practices will begin on Tuesday, March 3rd and run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. with track meets on Fridays. You must be registered through “Register My Athlete” AND have a current physical by the first day of practice to be eligible. For more information drop by the office and pick up a flyer or speak with Coach Lines or Coach Carter right away!

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Feb. 25 - Intramural Floor Hockey begins -Aux. Gym 2:45 p.m.

Feb. 27 - Intramural Floor Hockey - Aux. Gym 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 3 - District State Jazz Assessment 8:00 a.m.

Mar. 3 - Intramural Floor Hockey Aux. Gym 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 4 - State Math Contest

Mar. 4 - Boys Tennis Meeting - Room 214 @ 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 5 - Intramural Floor Hockey - Aux Gym 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 5 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 6 - BYU Band Festival

Mar. 6 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m.

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/

 

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