Haley Green is in 7th grade at Mapleton Jr. High. At last year's science fair, she received 1st place at the CUSEF for life science division and was nominated to apply to the Broadcom MASTERS. She recently received notice that her project was selected as one of 300 semifinalists for the MASTERS program. There were over 6,000 nominations across the country. There were 10 students selected from the state of Utah as semifinalists, but she is the only one representing Nebo School District. Only 30 of the 300 projects were 6th graders. This is an awesome accomplishment!
Students will be receiving registration materials in the mail between July 26 and August 2, 2012. If possible we would prefer you to register by mail. Please make sure you turn in your registration no later than Monday, August 13th. We will mail your schedule to you once we receive your registration payment. If you need assistance with registration or with fee waivers please feel free to contact the school at 801-489-2892.
Mapleton Junior High is pleased to announce our fourth annual Mustang Roundup for all new 7th grade students on August 20, 2012. This year’s Roundup will feature a welcome assembly, a brief 10 minute visit to each of the student’s classes, a locker check, and a final question and answer period with a treat and a gift from the school. The Roundup will last from 8 am until 10:45 am and buses will run as normal to pickup and drop off 7th grade students. We encourage all 7th grade students to attend this fun filled morning of activities.
LAGOON DAY will be Thursday, May 24, 2012. Students who have maintained eligibility in citizenship and attendance, have completed all enrichment sessions, and paid all fines are invited to attend this activity. School will be held for those students who are not eligible to attend and for those students who do not sign up to go to Lagoon.
Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the April 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. On Tuesday April 24th 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):
Mapleton Jr. High School is happy to announce that Miss Jo Edan Parker has been chosen as the Crystal Apple Award winner for the 2011-2012 school year. Miss Parker works with a unique and challenging group of young children from all over the Nebo School District. These students all have severe intellectual and behavioral challenges, and a diverse and complex range of needs. Working with these students requires highly specialized training, patience, and perseverance. Miss Parker exemplifies total dedication to this rare population of students with very severe disabilities.
Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the March 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. On Tuesday March 27th 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):
Recently here at Mapleton Jr. High, our students had a fantastic opportunity to learn firsthand about the Vietnam War while in Mrs. Halcrow’s geography class. It all started with Jake Dixon a student here at MJHS who is in Mrs. Halcrow’s class. In class, Jake heard Mrs. Halcrow explaining some of the details of the Vietnam War and thought to himself: “I should have my grandpa come in and talk about his personal experiences from the war.” He arranged with Mrs. Halcrow to have this happen and on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Jake’s grandpa, Richard Dixon visited MJHS.
Reading is encouraged and loved by students attending Mapleton Jr. High School. Many of those students have been reading one series and one only, the Hunger Games series of course. Students are reading it in anticipation of the Hunger Games movie, which is coming out on March 23, 2012. Everyone that is reading the book has become a huge fan. The first book is called the Hunger Games, the second, Catching Fire, and the third book is How to Kill a Mocking Jay. They are all good, but the first one is especially popular.
Recently, the Springville High School (SHS) counselors visited MJHS to help the 9th graders who are going to SHS pick their sophomore schedules. The SHS counselors are Mike Johnson, NataLei Terry, and Kirsten Hullinger. The counselors are assigned to students according to the first letter of the student’s last name. Mr. Johnson works with students whose last names start with the letters A-F, Mrs. Terry, G-M and Mrs. Hullinger, N-Z.