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Our Color Guard coach, Brielle Summerhays, and the students involved with Winter Guard are the Scholastic Regional AA State Champions for the 2018 season! Great job to this team and all of their hard work!
Origami Service Project: April 11 4 pm in SFHS Cafeteria
Also April 10 at Timpanogos High School 6:30- 9:00 pm
Schools and communities unite during Utah Kindness Month
-Two Origami Folding Parties are scheduled to build lilies with a special message of hope and encouragement for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
The first folding party is scheduled at Timpanogos High School in Orem, located at 1450 North 200 East, Orem, UT 84057 from 6:30- 9:00 pm. on Tuesday April 9th
The second party is scheduled at Spanish Fork High School, located at 99 North 300 West, Spanish Fork, UT 84660 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. on Wednesday April 10th
The public is invited to participate in building flowers. Additional donations to help ship these flowers to Florida are welcome.
Spanish Fork, Utah--
Several Utah County schools are joining forces to do something special for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as part of Utah Kindness Month.
This effort began shortly after Valentine's Day as tragic news from Parkland Florida blanketed headlines across the country. Mr. Glen Zobell, Science Teacher at Timpanogos High School was inspired to do something to heal those who were hurting across the country. Zobell served a LDS Mission to Japan and had a strong background in origami. As you look around his classroom, you will see many complex and beautiful examples of his amazing paper art.
As heartbreaking news from Florida eclipsed local heartwarming stories, the Daily Herald highlighted a Junior at Spanish Fork High School, who wanted to help students and staff know that they are respected, remembered and loved. Sterling Brinkerhoff, with help of hundreds of volunteers and sponsors ensured that every student and staff member at Spanish Fork High School received an origami flower and Valentine's Day treat, donated by Mrs. Calls Caramels and V Chocolates. The flower design was an original created by Sterling in 5th Grade, representing a lily instead of a rose. A heart folds out with a hidden message of hope and encouragement. The lily has represented faith, wisdom and chivalry since the 14th century.
Mr. Zobell contacted Sterling after reading the story to see if together, they could do something similar. Within days, two schools were united in an effort to share that same message with students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
As Sterling was trying to connect with someone to receive the flowers in Florida, Mr. Ryan Petty was in Utah during the last week of the 2018 Legislative Session. Father of one of the shooting victims, he initiated a declaration that April be designated as Utah Kindness Month- in memory of the goodness of his daughter. Sterling contacted him and was able to start setting dates to build flowers for Florida. Mr. Petty was excited to hear about the effort and wanted it to serve as an example to others around the world.
This project is a significantly larger folding project than Sterling's recent one for Valentine's Day. With 3600 origami flowers, supplies and shipping was a growing concern on a limited budget. Paper supplies have been generously donated by The Paper Store and More, located at 1786 South State Street in Orem. Shipping and copies have been kindly donated by the UPS Store in Springville and Spanish Fork.
Mr. Zobell invited several school clubs and organizations to help in the effort. They will be hosting an origami party April 9th at Timpanogos High School from 6:30- 9:00 p.m.
Spanish Fork High School will be hosting the second origami party on Wednesday April 11th from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Brinkerhoff invited the entire Spanish Fork community to participate. He commented, “If I were to build 3600 of these flowers myself, it would require more than 900 hours to get it completed. United schools and communities together can get it done quicker and have a much stronger impact for everyone involved. I am so excited to see everyone who wants to build these flowers. They are not the easiest flowers to make, but to me they are some of the most beautiful.”
Brinkerhoff concluded, “It was incredible that Mr. Zobell contacted me to do something on this scale. I am so impressed with him and his enthusiasm. This is going to be a lot of fun.”
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For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits.
We’re excited to announce that Maple Mountain High School has earned ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)!
The next time you visit, check out the little blue label on display at our entrance – it represents proven, verified superior energy performance over a 12-month period. In fact, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide!
Thank you for being a part of our sustainability story by taking simple actions to cut energy waste – like turning off the lights in empty rooms, and reporting energy waste to our facility.
Here’s to another year of cutting energy waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and doing our part to protect the environment – together!
Learn more at energystar.gov
This coming Monday, April 16th, Landmark will be hosting its final blood drive for this school year. So get your forms filled out and save a life!
Mapleton Junior High is celebrating National Poetry Month with our first ever school Poetry Slam on April 18th at 3:00pm.
Winners of the school slam will compete in the District Poetry Slam and get an opportunity to see famous spoken word poet Sarah Kay during school on April 24th.
To sign up or get more information, go to your English teacher’s classroom or the drama room.
-Poem must be at least 12 lines long
-No longer than 3 minutes
-Memorized poems have the best chance at going to District.
Parents, Students and Friends -
Apply Today to Serve on Springville Youth Court
Springville Youth Court serves as an opportunity for youth to make positive changes in their lives through the restorative justice process - In order to accomplish this goal Youth Court needs youth volunteers to serve as mentors, clerks, bailiffs and judges. The applications for serving on next year’s court are now open through April 30th to Springville and Mapleton students from 14-18 years old. The application process is all online. A variety of students with varying interests are needed to serve. The city has posted a FB video explaining Youth Court at the link below.
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Thanks PTO for a Fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week
We want to tell our amazing Parent/Teacher Organization thank you so much for helping all our faculty and staff feel like superstars during teacher appreciation week. Your efforts were very appreciated - Thanks PTO
Sign up for Code to Success Summer Camp
Learn to code in 9 weeks! June 11th - August 9th from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Mondays through Thursdays. This amazing camp is a fantastic opportunity toward high school credits, post-secondary education pathways and scholarships. It is available for 9th-12th grade students . There will be an informational student and parent meeting on April 12th at the Advanced Learning Center in Salem at 6:00 p.m. For more information contact ALC at 801-489-2833
The purpose of our school-wide PBIS program, also called Mustang Time, is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. As part of “Mustang Time” programming and activities, the entire school learns and practices different social skills throughout the year. Students are rewarded for showing proper use of this skill by receiving Together We Can praise notes. The lesson today was about choosing to be a hero. A hero does not have to possess supernatural powers or great hair and flawless complexion, although those help sell movie tickets... Rather, a hero is any common person placed in uncommonly difficult circumstances who displays uncommonly noble character. We discussed choices, character and being our best self. Please take a moment and ask your student what they learned today about being a hero and what they can do to be their best self.
Maple Mountain High Dance Company
Come be a part of the tradition of excellence in dance at MMHS. Clinics - Monday and Tuesday April 16th and 17th from 3-5 pm. Auditions Wednesday, April 18th from 3-6 in the dance room. Applications online at mmhsdance.weebly.com.
Upcoming Events at MJHS:
April 11 - Music at the Mountain @ MMHS 7:00 p.m.
April 12 - Boys Intramural Tennis @ SHHS 3:30 p.m.
April 13 - Track Mapleton Jr. vs Mt. Nebo @ MMHS 2:00 p.m.
April 16-20 SPIRIT WEEK
April 17 - Band Snow College Festival - All Day
April 17 - Boys Tennis Mapleton Jr. vs SJHS @ SHS 3:30 p.m.
April 18 - MJHS Poetry Slam 3:00 p.m.
April 19 - Great Utah Shakeout 10:19 a.m.
April 19 - Boys Tennis - Intramural Tourny @ MJHS
April 20 - MJHS Track @ MMHS 2:00 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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The team pulled it out for a fourth year in a row. We took first and got the best score in team history, averaging a fourth place finish over all 24 events - scoring 97 pts overall (low score wins). There were 31 teams, including some incredibly talented teams from Hillcrest, West, and UCAS. We were really happy to hold onto the title and represent our school again this year at Nationals. Nationals will be May 17th-20th in Fort Collins, Colorado. Thank you for your support of the team and these amazing students.
Here are the notable individual results:
Anatomy and Physiology 1st Place Josephine Schmidt & Kaden Call
Astronomy 4th Place Bryson Evans & Logan Marks
Bottle Rockets 3rd Place Madyson Meeks & Chelsie Hawkes
Chemistry Lab 1st Place Logan Marks & Anne Dallon
Disease Detectives 4th Place Kaden Call & Kali York
Dynamic Planet 4th Place Bryson Evans & Dallin Burton
Experimental Design 1st Place Logan Marks & Gideon Hale & Bryson Evans
Fermi Questions 3rd Place Bryson Evans & Joshua Green
Forensics 1st Place Cooper Hunley & Josephine Schmidt
Game On 2nd Place Dallin Burton & Anthony Bardsley
Helicopters 1st Place Anne Dallon & Anthony Bardsley
Herpetology 4th Place Kali York & Cooper Hunley
Hovercraft 1st Place Logan Marks & Philip Richey
Microbe Mission 5th Place Kaden Call & Chelsie Hawkes
Mission Possible 1st Place Joshua Green & Madyson Meeks
Mousetrap Car 4th Place Joshua Green & Isabella Frasche
Optics 5th Place Gideon Hale & Philip Richey
Remote Sensing 6th Place Gideon Hale & Anthony Bardsley
Rocks & Minerals 1st Place Josephine Schmidt & Isabella Frasche
Thermodynamics 4th Place Philip Richey & Anne Dallon
Towers 1st Place Madyson Meeks & Isabella Frasche
Welcome Back! We hope you had an enjoyable Spring Break.
Please open PDF for this week's announcements on: Graduation info, Tuesday parking, Yearbook, April Driver's Ed, Girl's golf, Softball, Boys soccer, Track, Boys tennis, Baseball and more.
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On Friday, April 13, 2018 Donkey Basketball will be coming to Payson High School at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization, Pencils of Promise, that raises money to build schools all over the world. They believe that every child should have the opportunity to have a quality education. Currently they have built 457 schools and have helped 86,021 students get an education.
PHS and the graduating class of 1998 began raising money after an exciting homecoming assembly earlier in the year wish announced the relationship between Payson High and Pencils of Promise. Every dollar that the FFA raises during Donkey Basketball, will be matched by the Class of '98 to help build a school in Central America.
Students, FFA members, community members and teachers/administrators will be competing on the backs of donkeys to raise funds. Tickets can be bought from members of the Payson FFA Chapter at the following prices: Adults $8, Students (7-12) $6, Children $4. An additional dollar will be charged for tickets bought at the gate.
Students and the Payson community are encouraged to come join the fun. This is a great opportunity to show support for the community, school and global education, so come and have a great time!
Come be a part of the tradition of excellence in dance at MMHS! Clinics Monday and Tuesday April 16th and 17th from 3-5 pm. Applicants must attend one of the two clinics to learn clinic dance and be prepared with one minute of their own movement. Auditions Wednesday, April 18 from 3-6 pm in the dance room. Applicants will perform the clinic dance in small groups and their individual choreography for judges. Those who successfully audition for Dance Company and Dance 3/Dance Excel will be posted shortly after auditions.
Applications online at mmhsdance.weebly.com.
Students and faculty at Diamond Fork sported their Best Dress concert attire for the traditional fine arts assembly. The choirs, bands, orchestras, guitar, visual arts, and drama programs were all highlighted. The third-year drama students hosted and began the assembly with a student-written and directed skit of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure in the Arts at Diamond Fork."
Congratulations to Diamond Fork 9th grader, Amanda Pratt. She won 3rd place in Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics at the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Isaiah Renteria and Cassidy Shelly for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Isaiah was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for helping someone when they had a problem with the vending machine. Cassidy was nominated by Mrs. Wright for being a great example to everyone.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Alex Bravo and Bryn Staheli for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Alex was nominated by Mrs. Wright for helping take heavy boxes to Mrs. Johnson. Bryn was nominated by Mrs. Harmer for being a great student and being very helpful in class.
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Seniors win the class wars Spirit Bowl assembly on Friday, March 30.
In Elinda and Carly's English classes students are becoming more familiar with poetry vocabulary. To do this they played "I have... Who has..."
We love it when students are up and moving!
Spring Break Next week - April 2-6th - No School