Our girls basketball team will by playing a play-in game for the state tournament this Sat (Feb 18) at 1:00 pm at Springville High School. Come support our Lady Dons!!!
Ms. Mary Joy Dekker was the recipient of the PEAK Award (Positive Energy And Kindess) last week. This award is determined by nominations by individuals at the school or community. She recently received the Crystal Apple Award as well. What a week it’s been for her! Congratulations (again!)!
Nominated by: Adam Gull, Lynn Adams
“Mary Joy goes out of her way to provide service to her students and faculty. Recently, one of her former students who had left the district, returned to the school. This student had difficult behaviors and required extra attention by his teacher and members of the school team. Even though this student was technically no longer Mary Joy's ‘responsibility’, she has been instrumental in helping the team develop and implement a school-wide intervention to help him be successful. She took the time to summarize a massive amount of information and work about him when he was in her class, which in turn saved the school team a lot of time and energy. As part of that team, I was grateful for her invaluable assistance. She provides amazing service to her own students.”
“Mary Joy goes above and beyond the call of duty. She puts in overtime hours in her assignment as the DART representative. She makes learning fun by dressing in character when teaching specific reading strategies. She shows excitement in everything she does from teaching, assemblies, and dressing up for Halloween.”
Mary Joy Dekker was the recipient of the Crystal Apple Award this year at Rees. This award is given to her as a result of being nominated by her peers. MJ is a wonderful example of how to reach the needs of all students. She will find something to help her students feel successful. She loves the arts and tries to find ways to integrate them into her lessons. We’re so happy to have you at Rees! Congratulations!
"My favorite thing about MJ aside from her dedication to teaching students and to Rees, is her personality. I love how she gets into character during the Halloween Parade and during her literacy lessons. MJ makes learning fun for the students and she truly cares about each of them." –Adam Gull
What a super looking bunch of students! Our Treasure Quilt is full of amazing students!
Jessica Knotts started her career at Maple Mountain as a student teacher and then was hired upon completing her student teaching. She has taught Interior Design 1 and 2, Foods 1, Adult Roles & Financial Literacy, Child Development, and Fashion Strategies. She is the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Adviser for our school, which is one of her many favorite parts of teaching! If she's not at school, she's probably sewing, finding a good shopping deal, baking, or spending time with her husband and family.
Come Friday, March 3 to watch the dance company perform in the MMHS Auditorium at 7 PM. It costs $5 for adults, $4 for students, or $20 for a family.
Congratulations to our Sterling Scholars Joseph Buck--Instrumental Music and Brynn Lewis--Dance. They made it through the first round of interviews and were selected as finalists representing SFHS. Wish them luck as they prepare for the final interview round on March 2nd.
Jared Massic teaches Welding Technician Entry Level, Intermediate Level and Advanced Level. He is also the SkillsUSA Co-Adviser and has been at MMHS since it opened in 2009. Mr. Massic's welding fabrication team won 1st place in the state the last 4 years and 3rd in the Nation the last 2 years.
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As a culminating activity to the Mountain Man Unit, the fourth graders enjoyed a Mountain Man Rendevous. They bartered with beaver pelts they had been saving throughout the unit, enjoyed frybread and played games the mountain men might have played. If you get a chance to visit our school, check out the Mountain Men hanging in the hall and take a minute to review the articles about them.
Brockbank Staff Spotlights are Mrs. Debbie Chandler and Mrs. Molly Newitt.
Mrs. Debbie Chandler is a special education technician in Miss Alyson Tobler's class. She and her husband live in Spanish Fork and have one son, three daughters, and nine grandchildren.. Debbie likes camping, knitting, spinning on her spinning wheel and making her own yarn and loves spending time with her grandchildren. Some of her favorites are the color green, Butterfinger candy, Mexican food, Raspberry Lemonade, the musical group, "The Piano Guys", movie, "Somewhere in Time" and eating at Joe Bandido's. She likes baseball, her team is the St. Louis Cardinal's. Debbie's favorite vacation destination is to go to the beach! Something she said not everyone knows about her is that she likes Volkswagens! She has a Volkswagen Bug, Volkswagen Camper Bus, and a Volkswagen Bus that is decorated Hawaiian. She camps a lot in her Volkswagen Camper Bus! Before coming to Brockbank, Debbie worked at The Daily Herald (newspaper) for 24 years and as a lunch supervisor at Riverview Elementary. She has been at Brockbank since September 2014. Debbie is a sweet lady and we are so happy to have her at Brockbank!
Mrs. Molly Newitt is a technician in Mrs. Wendy Dimond's transitional kindergarten class. She and her husband live in Lake Shore and have four daughters. Molly likes reading, yard work, hanging out with her husband, and living at the ballpark watching girl's softball! Some of her favorites are the color orange, peanut butter m&m's, Pepsi, steak and potatoes, 80's rock, the book," These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine", written by Nancy Turner, the movie, "Far & Away", and eating at Texas Roadhouse. Molly's favorite vacation destination is Switzerland! Something not everyone knows about Molly is that all of her daughters have attended or attend Brockbank and her mother, Vickie Probst is the lunch clerk at Brockbank. This is Molly's second year at Brockbank in Mrs. Dimond's transitional class and she said she loves it! We love having her here!
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Nine sixth grade students from Rees participated in the Nebo District Science Fair. All nine students placed at the district level and will be moving on to the Central-Utah Science Fair at BYU. Winners are Eduardo Diaz, Sammie Ellis, Ian Fulwider, Canyon Kojima, Koda Marshall, Tanner Mason, Austin Tucker, Jesus Ponce, and Katy Wright. Congratulations Rees students!
This Thursday we have Parent Teacher Conferences from 3:00 to 7:30. Come meet with teacher to discuss how best to meet the needs of your student.
Students can work of detentions for attendance issues by bringing a parent to the conferences. or each teacher you visit with your parent will count as 1 detention served.
"As a Maple Mountain alumni (first graduating class 2010), I absolutely love being back here as a teacher! After graduating from high school I attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in Technology and Engineering Education, emphasizing in Multimedia. I am in my fourth year of teaching at MMHS and currently teach TV Broadcasting, Video Production 1 and 2, as well as Digital Media. I have also taught classes such as Commercial Art and Digital Photography. I am a lover of all baked goods, movies, puppies, the beach, design, and especially teaching. Go CTE!"
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Our students had a great time listening to students from MMHS read stories to them today. Thanks to all who were involved!