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Today, PJHS students participated in the annual school poetry slam! Over seventy poets shared their work with their peers, and twelve were selected as winners. This year's poetry slam winners are:
Katie Losee & Sierra Hooley
Easton Adams & Gabe Fulgencio
Congratulations to our winners, and shoutout to everyone who particpated today! It takes a lot of courage to share the things you've written with such a large audience, and all of our students did an incredible job. Thank you for being Grizzly Heroes!
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On Monday, April 24, Springville High's varsity Lady Red Devil softball team traveled to Provo's "Dawg Pound" taking home a big road region victory, 12-2.
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Utah’s KTS is an incentive program that gives out “Key Cards” to students during the school year which they can later cash into prizes from free food like Costa Vida to visits to the Natural History Museum of Utah and The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. At the end of every school year, there’s an assembly where finalists that meet certain criteria are required to attend. This assembly happened on Friday, April 10th.
Fifty finalists were called down by color groups and students were singled out for a mini “interview” where the presenter, asked the student who they wanted to join them down there to give them more luck. Warren Wilson called down the entire orchestra, others called down Choir students and the Soccer team to give them a spice of luck.
After every color group, there were small competitions like burrito eating contests, a tricycle race between Ms. Oda and Coach Clark—where Oda was victorious—and a money blowing machine where a student caught money straight from the air.
Close to the end, the five finalists; Delhesmy Solis, Sage Jackson, Lylah Beaudry, Bryson Elliott and Grace Carillo were trying out five keys and inside an inflatable car, there was a box that only one key would unlock. The person who got the compatible key won an iPod and will move on towards a car giveaway. The giveaway will be transmitted live on KUTV news and five brand-new cars will be handed out to the 10-13 finalists from different schools. A obvious look of pleasant surprise hit Sage Jackson when she realized that her key had been the one that opened the lock.
For tickets, you can go to https://secure3.myschoolfees.com/start_v2.aspx
1. You will need to login if you have an account, or REGISTER (just name and email for ticket delivery).2. You will need to search for NEBO-SPANISH FORK HIGH SCHOOL (This MAY require you to login a second time). *We are working on making this more simple....pardon our dust*3. Select DRAMA drop down menu4. Select the DAY of the show you want. 5. You pay online and tickets are emailed to you. THANK YOU...See you at the show!
Join us for our Spring Dance Concert "PERCEPTION" presented by our SFHS Dance Department. Thursday May 10th 7pm in the auditorium. This concert will include our Dance Company, Dance 2 & 3, Social Dance 1 & 2, and Musical Theatre classes. Tickets are available for presale in the finance office or cash/check at the door. $5 Students, $7 Adults, & $20 for a Family Pass. Come support the arts and have a blast at the same time! Check out our FaceBook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2077842902436848/
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Some might assume that with SAGE testing happening at school, students have already slipped into summer mode. That is definitely not the case here at Salem Junior High. Our 9th-grade history and English classes are working on a cross-curricular project that has them working hard and learning a lot.
Our students have been working on a research project that requires them to learn about a global issue of their choice and come up with a solution to fix the problem or at least mitigate the negative effects it is having on the part of the world that they have chosen to focus on. The final product will be a written speech that they will then deliver. This project has combined research practices used in English and history as well as writing, critical thinking, and creativity. It has been a complex project and the teachers are proud what their students are producing.
It has been a long project, but students are beginning to see the end. In the picture they are sharing the first draft of their speech, looking for peer feedback on ways to make their speech clear and compelling.
Marjie Ralph is an English teacher at Payson High School who has been teaching for 13 years. She currently teaches three different UVU concurrent enrollment courses. All sorts of technology are used in her classroom: Canvas, Google, Voice Thread, Screen Cast-o-Matic, Chromebooks, Google Extensions, Adobe Spark, and many other cloud-based tools. The technology tool that she claims is the most helpful is her Nebo Digital Coach. Marjie says, "I have found with technology I can spend a lot of time 'figuring it out,' or I can make one simple call to my digital coach, and she always knows what to do. I love having a digital coach that I can email, text, or have come to my classroom." Thanks to her digital coach, Marji has been inspired to work towards both an Ed Tech and CTE endorsement.
The original story can be found at http://www.nebo.edu/news/2469
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the results of the German Language Competition last week. 40 MMHS students competed against 700 other German students across the state (32 other schools). All MMHS students who participated did great!
German 1 students swept!
Level 1 Interpersonal Speaking/Conversation:
1st Place, Distinguished Rating - Natalie Seiler
2nd Place, Distinguished Rating - Luke Anderson
3rd Place, Distinguished Rating - Rebecca Draut
German 2 students took it all too!
Level 2 Interpersonal Speaking/Conversation
1st Place, Distinguished Rating - Kyle Bird
2nd Place, Distinguished Rating - Cadence Peterson
3rd Place, Distinguised Rating - Londyn Branch
All other students received an Excellent or Very Good Rating
Vocal: 3rd Place, Distinguished Rating - Natalie Seiler
Tied for 1st Place - Parker Jackman, Bryson Evans, Rebecca Draut, and Kyle Bird
1st Place, Superior Rating, Jeff ist dein Mann - Parker Jackman, Anton Moss, Chloe Engler, and TJ Hart
2nd Place, Superior Rating, Hast du Meme? - Londyn Branch, Kele Tarayao, Jaden Jacobsen, Mark Jensen, and Josephine Schmidt
3rd Place, Superior Rating, Vier Langweilige Junge - Peter Warnick, Daniel Garcia, Max Hofheins, and Easton Liddiard
All other Film entries received an Excellent Rating.
Issack Bahena just returned from the DECA Nationals Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. With competitors for every state, and from Mexico, Spain, Canada, China, and Japan, Issack performed very well and represented Maple Mountain High with pride. Issack was required to take one test and two role play competitions to advance to the final round. With around 200 students in his field, it was a difficult task to be in the top 20 for the final round. Issack was close to reaching the finals. If you see Issack, please tell him congratulations for making it to nationals!
Sometimes when the weather gets warmer, students forget the School Dress code.
Dress Code list
- Clothing will be modest, neat, clean, and in good repair.
- Clothes must cover shoulders, midriff, back, underwear, and cleavage
- Extreme clothing is prohibited – ie. No short, tight or revealing shorts, skirts, dresses, tank tops, halter or crop tops, and spaghetti strap tops.
- Shorts should be at least mid-thigh length when the student is sitting down.
- Writing or insignias that are crude, vulgar, or profane, violent, or advocate hate, signify gang affiliation, or represent illegal activities or substances are prohibited.
This weekend our Drama Dons hosted the state championship. Dons, congratulate your new state Drama champs! Our Drama Dons killed it. Out of the 23 entries, 18 won Straight Superior, the highest score they can get. Bethany Wilson won 3rd in state for her monologue, Rachael Jack won 1st in state with her Musical number. Justin Butler, Zephon Festi, and Tori Crane took 2nd place in Classical Scenes. Kialey Smith and Logan McGraw took 2nd in state with a scene, with Brenden Anderson and Rachel Johnson right behind them in 3rd.
Our Play "Love/Sick" took first in state, and our overall Sweepstakes award gave us bragging rights as the State Champs in Drama!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to MaKaylie Leifson and Russ Sumens for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, April 20, 2018. MaKaylie was nominated by Mrs. Dinkel for outstanding work on her Math test. Russ was nominated by Mrs. Ewell for showing extraordinary kindness to a student in a financial crisis.
Come see Shaun Christensen, the Hypno Hick, for family friendly entertainment Tuesday, May 1st at 7 pm in the auditorium and help Maple Mountain's track team's fundraiser. It costs $5.
The MMHS Ellevés Drill Team will hold their 9thannual showcase on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the MMHS auditorium. The showcase will feature an introduction of all of the members of the Ellevés. Performances will include their award-winning competition routines in the areas of hip hop, pom, military, dance, and character. There are also a few new routines that will be part of the show including an officer’s routine, a special lyrical piece dedicated to Kathrynn Shaw, solos by some of the Ellevés, and a performance by the 2018-19 Ellevés Drill Team.
Come support the Ellevés as they celebrate the accomplishments of their 9thyear. Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for students, and $2 for children. Age 5 and under are admitted free.
This last weekend, on April 20 and 21, members of our school’s National Junior Honor Society joined together to help with a BSA Eagle Project. The Eagle Project was for Caleb Pollock, a student at our school. The project began with clearing rocks from the school’s field. Shortly afterward, the volunteers helped to clear rocks off the retaining walls on the east side of the school. The next morning, the rocks were completely removed and the volunteers helped to spread mulch where the rocks had been. The area is now much safer without rocks falling from the walls, and it looks better too. The project was a great opportunity to help out a fellow member of our school and volunteer.
In Mr. Madsen’s and Mr. Whiting’s science classes, the students had a great learning experience. They headed outside to a timeline in the track field to observe and learn about the Earth. Students learned about the Earth over time, and they learned about the geologic and biologic points of it. There were multiple stations to learn about. For example, the Precambrian, Phanerozoic, Cenozoic, and Quaternary periods. Though some students were cold and miserable from freezing first period, they enjoyed it and said, “It was a good outside educational experience activity.” As for the teachers, it seemed like they enjoyed sitting in their comfortable camp chairs as the students worked.