Mapleton Jr. High School March Students of the Month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 09:11

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):

MJHS Social Studies Vietnam War Presentation

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 16:50

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. 

MJHS Enjoys Reading the Hunger Games

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:05

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.

Attributions
By: Molli McConnell - student writer

Springville High School Counselors visit MJHS

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:55

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.

Attributions
By: Brigham Brau - MJHS student writer

MJHS Teacher Highlight -Mrs. Adams

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 16:06

Mrs. Adams is the amazing ninth grade English and honors English teacher at Mapleton Jr. High school. She has worked at MJHS for four years. After being assigned as an intern, she was offered a job. She was raised in Provo and got her English degree at BYU. She said, “I love my work. It’s never boring because each time I teach, it’s never exactly the same.” She often helps in activities like the spelling bee and high honors projects and contributes a lot to the school.

Attributions
By: Witney Ercanbrack MJHS student writer

Mapleton Jr. High School February Students of the Month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 16:04

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the February 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 February 28th the MJHS students of the month were invited to a pizza party to celebrate this fantastic accomplishment.  

The students of the month for February are (listed by academic area):

Brandon Mull tells MJHS students to stay creative

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/27/2012 - 16:33

Local author Brandon Mull inspired students at Mapleton Junior High School on Thursday, February 23rd.  His message to the student body; never give up on your creative interests.  Mull, known best for his Fablehaven series, told students a little about his life, gave them a behind the scenes look at how Fablehaven was created, gave a sneak peek at his latest novels, and reminded students that creativity can take them wherever they want to go in life.

Attributions
By Ryan Williams MJHS Staff Writer

MJHS holds Parent/Teacher Conferences

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 11:46

Mapleton Junior High School just had its semi-annual Parent Teacher Conference on Thursday, February 16, 2012. On Parent/Teacher night, teachers stay after school until 7:30pm. The event provides parents time to talk to teachers about their students’ behavior in class and the students grades in that particular class. They could also discuss, if necessary, solutions to help their student be more successful.  It took place in the school’s cafetorium and the main gym, as usual. Most parents say that it’s very beneficial.

Attributions
By student writer - Megan Child

MJHS continues the Valagram tradition

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 11:05

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, MJHS sold “Valagrams”.  This was an idea that originated from the student body.  Love birds had the choice of either giving a red carnation flower, or a sweet candy stick, for that special someone and many students just gave one to a friend.  The choir program was in charge of finances and sales of the Valagrams.  Treats and flowers were on sale from February first through the fourteenth. The Sucker, which came in root-beer or strawberry kiwi, was $1.00, and the flower was $2.00.

Attributions
By student writer Katie Hoffman