Holly Tippetts Educator of the Year 2014-2015

Mapleton Junior High School News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

“Holly creates something magical in her classroom. Students are happily engaged in creating, analyzing, and synthesizing thought provoking material. Students are entrenched in meaningful learning! Holly has created an inviting, warm, positive, energetic classroom culture. She instills a love for learning in her students. Holly is one of the best teachers and instructional leaders I have had the opportunity to work with. Her positive attitude, confidence, creativity and deep understanding of student learning is remarkable.”

Holly said, “As a teacher of English language, literature, and communication, I aim to provide students the skill set necessary to tackle any type of text so that they may participate in and improve their world and future. Without literacy, they cannot be competent citizens and contributors to their own life. To this end, I believe in continually adapting curriculum, developing teaching strategies, and honestly collaborating to engage all students to reach higher standards of critical thinking, problem-solving, and develop moral character. At the end of a teaching day, I want my students to walk away knowing my passion, feeling their potential, and understanding they are cared for and important. Their success is my honor. What a thrill is is to be able to work with them every day.”

 

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

April Students of the Month

Maple Mountain High School News - 2 hours 54 min ago
Attributions: 

Amber Ray
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Triumph is just ‘umph’ added to ‘try.’” It means that I need to just keep working hard. I also like, “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible.’” I like it because it is cool.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself in college at BYU Idaho or at least in a good college.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Soccer, basketball, sewing, ATV riding, piano, horse riding, singing, reading.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
When I was little, I was doing tricks in front of my family. I started to do a trick and then messed up and landed on my head. It was the funniest thing.

What make you different from everyone else?
Nothing really. I am just another normal high school girl. I do try to help everyone, because it makes me happy. “When you bring sunshine to the lives of others, you cannot keep it from yourself.”

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
I honestly have no clue who I would ask and what I would ask.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I love choir because I love to sing, but a real subject I like would have no be reading, not English. I love to read! It would be a wonderful class period.

 Dawson Nackos
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill. I like this quote because it helps me never give up.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I want to be going to college to become either an astrophysicist or a radiologist.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like to run hurdles, play football, and play videogames with my friends.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
The funniest thing to ever happen to me is everything! You should laugh everyday, and therefore everything should be the funniest thing.

What make you different from everyone else?
I’m not sure, I mean, I just kind of do my own thing, I try to make everyone’s day better, happier, and easier.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
I would definitely want to talk to Abraham Lincoln. I would ask him what made his so cool. What gave him all the ideas that he had?

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite subject in school is chemistry because it keeps me interested.

Sydney Stephenson
What is your favorite quote and why?
“The only reason for the time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” - Albert Einstein. Because time is just weird and this helps me understand time.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I will probably still be in college so I see myself going to more school.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like playing all sports, but the sport I play competitively is soccer.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
One time I hit myself with my friend’s car. I had a huge bruise on my leg that I showed everyone, but it was crazy and my friend and I could not stop laughing.

What make you different from everyone else?
I avoid drama and try to live a happy life by staying out of drama as best I can!

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
Robin Williams and I would tell him to be happy so he wouldn’t have died.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Math is my favorite subject because for some reason math has always come very easy to me, and I like being able to help my friends in math.

Brian Carter
What is your favorite quote and why?
“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities life would be violent, and all would be lost.” - Charlie Chaplin

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself in college, most likely hanging out with my brothers.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love to be around people, writing short stories, and especially love absorbing myself into a book, or even a game.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
Everything at my home is always the funniest. It is like a sarcastic parade of Disney quotes, and it keeps things fun.

What make you different from everyone else?
Nothing. I am like you. I am like everybody else. Each of us is amazing, and special beyond compare. We should never forget this.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
Nikola Tesla, and ask about what motivated him.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
English is my favorite subject, but only when we are focused on creative writing, stories, and poetry. I hate a lot of the literature stuff we get to repeat year after year.

Tasha Jackson
What is your favorite quote and why?
“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” - William Ernest Henley. I believe that I control my attitude and what I become in life. It is my responsibility to become great and influence the world.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself finishing up college at BYU as a very active member of the community.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love to play the violin. I am currently in three auditioned orchestras, have played in parades, and have performed with many guest artists like the Piano Guys, Jackie Evancho, and Nathan Pacheco. I also compete in dressage, an intense equestrian sport.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
On a trip to Asia, I was hugged and kissed by two elephants. Their trunks covered my entire face. It was one of the coolest moments of my life.

What make you different from everyone else?
I have a constant happy attitude and do my best to live life to the fullest. I seek out new opportunities and have consequently had some really cool experiences.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
I would go back and talk to my great grandfather. He seems like a very cool person with a lot of amazing stories.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I absolutely love every class that I am taking. AP Physics is a lot of fun. I enjoy predicting motion and results and seeing it happen. My other favorite class is AP Literature and Composition.

Dallin McKinney
What is your favorite quote and why?
“It is better to be a first-rate version of yourself than a second-rate version of someone else.”

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
A returned missionary, playing, writing, and recording my original music, singing out true emotions of the world.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Writing songs, playing piano, guitar, and ukulele, singing, running, and swinging.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
My little brother was born… made my life a whole lot funnier.

What make you different from everyone else?
I am listening.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
Abraham Lincoln, I would ask him what he was doing in the last weeks of his life.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Choir, because it gives me that most memories and the most growth.

Crystal Apple Award to Ms. Blaisdell

Mapleton Elementary News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:35pm
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Ms. Blaisdell was selected by the faculty at Mapleton Elementary as the recipent of the Horace Mann Crystal Apple Award. This is such an honor because she is nominated and selected by her peers who recognize her outstanding teaching and hard work. Ms. Blaisdell spents countless hours on behalf of her students and also on behalf of the teachers at the school, especially regarding help with technology. She is very much appreciated! Congrats Ms. Blaisdell!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Guest Artist at MJHS

Mapleton Junior High School News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:13am
Attributions: Joshua Hobbs

Artist Josh Clare visited Mr. Hobbs' Art 2 classes at MJHS on Friday, April 17th. Josh is a professional oil painter that sales in art galleries across the West. He brought in original drawings and paintings for students to see and did a couple of drawing demonstrations for the students. His work may be viewed on his website:http://www.joshclare.com/

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Monday Parent E-mail -- Apr 20, 2015

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:08am
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 4-20-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%204-20-15.pdf

STUDENTS OF THE WEEK on Friday, April 17, 2015

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:04pm
Attributions: photo Linda Baird

Hobble Creek Elementary's STUDENTS OF THE WEEK on Friday, April 17, 2015:  Hadlie Murdoch, Jasie Hawkes, Nash Moulton, Max Smith, Brynlee Hamilton, Olivia Wester, Lexis Hawkins, Weston LeBaron, Miles Browne, Quincy Gressman, Annie Rex, Ethan Flake, Natalie Hales, Wendy Griffin, Olivia Penrod, and Ryan Franks

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Waiting for Hope of America to begin

Mapleton Elementary News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:21pm
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The fifth graders have been working hard for the past few months learning the songs and actions for their participation in Hope of America. This is a patriotic program involving thousands of students from Utah County honoring America and our military servicemen and women. Here the students are waiting with excitement for the program to begin.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Dance Company Auditions

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:53pm
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

Maple Mountain High School Dance Company Auditions for the 2015-2016 school year will be Wednesday, April 29th from 3-6pm in the MMHS Dance Room. Applicants must attend one of two clinics on Monday, April 27th, or Tuesday, April 28th from 3-5 pm in addition to the tryout. Information and applications are found on the MMHS website under Performing Arts and Healthy Lifestyles. Come and be a part of MMDC!

Penny Wars!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:45am
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This week we are having penny wars!

Here are the basic rules, Paper and pennies are positive. Silver is negative. Before and after school there will be jars for each grade available in front of the office. Students can put the positive money in their grade and the negative money in another grade.

The money we raised will go toward a donation for the school to be used for technology in the classrooms.

Basketball Tournament

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:18pm
Attributions: article and photos by Sage Patterson
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Our fantastically talented Mr. Myles Peterson has been giving Sierra Bonita two years of a fun and exciting competition.  And this year we are welcoming the third annual 5th and 6th grade basketball tournament! Our 5th grade girl’s championship game was between Kaitlin Dixon and Sheridan Liggett.  The championships went into overtime. No shots were made in the two minutes of overtime and sudden death approached the players. After five rounds, Kaitlin made a basket. Sheridan had one last chance to make a basket and keep the championships going. Sheridan missed her foul shot. It was a game full of hard work and sweat, but in the end, Kaitlin came out as the reigning champion.

The 5th grade boy’s championship was between Trace Jackson and Ryker Richards. Ryker was up 3-1 and in the last seven seconds, Trace shot and made a basket to bring the score to 3-2. Unfortunately for Trace, time was up leaving the victory to Ryker.

Our 6th grade boy’s championship was between Cole Rollins and Kyson Hall. The championship was speedy. Both boys put sweat and effort into this game. Cole, last year’s 5th grade champion, took a loss this year to Kyson with a final score of 5-3.

The 6th grade girl’s championship included Addison Huff and Brianna Farnsworth. This game was filled with hard work, time, and effort. Each of the girls played fantastic! However, with room for only one winner, we want to congratulate Brianna with a score of 4-2.

We spent eight days doing the basketball tournament. We want to congratulate the 4 winners! Kaitlin Dixon is the 5th grade girl’s champion! Ryker Richards with the win for the 5th grade boys! Brianna Farnsworth is the 6th grade girl’s champion! Last but not least, Kyson Hall with the 6th grade boy’s championship title! We want to thank and congratulate every participant in the third annual Sierra Bonita Basketball Tournament. Again we want to thank Mr. Peterson for making this possible.

 

UVU 2015 Youth Basketball Camp

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:31pm
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UVU is offering a Youth Basketball Camp. If you are interested, simply print this flier and fill out the information.  Contact Coach Cathy Nixon with questions: cathy.nixon@uvu.edu 801-863-8691

Monday Parent E-mail -- Apr 13, 2015

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:25pm
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 4-13-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%204-13-15.pdf

Eagle Scout Project

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 6:30pm

Sierra Bonita Elementary students were the recipients of an Eagle Scout project from Cayson Moss. Cayson saw a need for a more efficient way to store scooters outside and came up with an idea for scooter racks. Thank you to Cayson who donated his time and energy on this project for our school.

Reading Reward

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:06pm
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Sierra Bonita students earned a reward activity for reaching their reading goals.  Students enjoyed ice cream cones and otter pops. We are proud of our students for all of their hard work!

Teacher Appreciation

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:01pm
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Thank you to Sierra Bonita’s PTA for their kindness and generosity. Teacher appreciation week included thoughtful gifts, delicious food, decorated doors, and much more! 

 

Sixth Grade Bowling and Skating

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 4:01pm
Attributions: Mrs. Smith photos
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Hobble Creek sixth grade went on an active field trip bowling, eating, skating!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Fifth Grade Wax Museum

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 2:04pm

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Hobble Creek fifth grade students studied biographies of famous US citizens from each state.  They dressed up and prepared a short speech on their person to perform for students and parents. 

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

STUDENTS OF THE WEEK on Friday, April 3, 2015

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:20pm
Attributions: Linda Baird photo

Hobble Creek Elementary's STUDENTS OF THE WEEK on Friday, April 3, 2015:  Brooke Gehring, Paisley Owens, Luke Fielding, Trace Christensen, Sophie Campbell, Mason Smith, Jane Hulse, Lindsay Walker, Brianne Walker, Eden Redona, Mickey Torgersen, Savannah Nuttall, Libby Anderson, and James Nissen

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Preps of the Week

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:35pm
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack.
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Cameron Killian, Taylor LaMont, Tanner Cox, and Johnny O'Hearon are being honored and recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in wrestling this year. Not only did all of these outstanding young men win UHSAA state wrestling titles, but they also went on to win the Super State titles competing against the best wrestlers in all catagories in the state. Again, congratulations on representing your team and school in the best way and at the highest level!

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