Red Ribbon Week Review

Hobble Creek Elementary News - 3 hours 24 min ago
Attributions: photo: Mrs. Gleason
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Mrs. Gleason worked hard to organize activities for the students.   Thank you Mrs. Gleason !

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

A "Free Parent Pampering" Event for parents of children with disabilities

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:51pm

Nebo School District and the Utah Parent Center present: A "Free Parent Pampering" Event for all parents of children with disabilities. Please see attached flier for more information.

Diamond Fork Junior High Registration Assembly

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:02pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring
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Parents of Sierra Bonita Sixth Grade Students, 

On Friday, March 4th, 2016 Diamond Fork Jr. High School would like to invite you to attend a registration assembly in the junior high café-torium.  We will be meeting with your sixth grade students at 9:30 AM for an introduction to our school.  Parents and students will have the opportunity to view a brief presentation and to receive 7th grade registration information.  If you cannot attend, your student will be instructed to bring home the registration form for your approval and signature.  The 7th grade registration form needs to be returned to the 6th grade teachers by March 9th.  If you cannot return the registration form to the elementary school by the 9th you may bring it to the junior high counseling office by March 11th.  If we do not receive a registration form from you, your student will be placed in available elective classes. 

We look forward to helping your student have a successful junior high experience. 

Thank you, 

Diamond Fork Junior High Counselors


HOPE Week February 8-12

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:52pm
Attributions: Kirsten Hullinger


HOPE Squads are the eyes and ears of your school. They are comprised of students who are trained to watch for at-risk students–provide friendship, identify warning signs, and seek help from adults. HOPE4UTAH works with school advisors to train students who have been identified by their classmates as trustworthy peers to serve as HOPE Squad members. Through evidence-based training modules, HOPE Squad members are empowered to seek help and save a life.

HOPE Squad members are NOT taught to act as counselors, but rather, are educated on how to recognize signs of suicide contemplation, and how to properly and respectfully report this to an adult.


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Hip Hip Hooray Kindergarten 100th Day!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:51am

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Hobble Creek Kindergarten students are celebrating the 100th day in school by counting, stacking, stringing, observing through the 100 shaped glasses.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Jannelyse Allred Featured in FCCLA's Teen Times

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:21am
Attributions: Story found at

Through their involvement in their families, careers, and communities, members are empowered to envision what their futures may hold. We want to highlight members who use their opportunities in the red jacket to prepare for a red hot future!

In this edition of "Red Jacket, Red Hot Future", meet Jannelyse Allred, a student from Maple Mountain High School in Spanish Fork, Utah.

What is yoru favorite FCCLA experience?
In October 2014, I had the chance to go to New York City with several other FCCLA members from my school. The focus was to learn about textiles, clothing design, and fashion merchandising. We toured backstage at Broadway theaters and learned about costume design. We met with an haute couture designer and saw his creations made with hair extensions or vintage uniform buttons. We learned from magazine editors who learn to predict clothing trends for their readers and visited a museum that showed how theater design in ballet costumes influences everyday fashion design. We also visited with professionals who make their living sourcing and importing denim fabric worldwide or studying how current events influence the development of new textiles and clothing innovations. For example, Jackie Kennedy's clothing was often made from fabrics that were developed as part of the space program, a current event happening in her day. Once you learn how to pay attention to fashion trends, you start to see how this year's clothing fashions will start to affect next year's home decor trends, which change furniture and then appliance trends, and it goes on and on. You never think there's much to learn in a profession until you meet an actual professional in that industry and hear the extent of their knowledge. There's always something new to learn!

What advice would you give a new FCCLA member to ensure that they get the most out of their FCCLA journey?
Don't be afraid to do things that you think you are too shy or too "average" to do! FCCLA is such a great opportunity to meet new friends, often ones that can last for a lifetime. Get involved by going to all of the activities, serving in every way you can, and meeting lots of new people. You can learn so much about yourself and become your own leader. 

How has FCCLA empowered you?
My junior year, I served in an FCCLA leadership position that forced me to step out of my comfort zone and be more outgoing. I realized that it was a lot more fun getting to know other members that I wasn't already friends with. I learned that I was capable of being a good example and that I had enough courage in me to befriend people and make them feel welcome. I wasn't afraid to walk up to people and introduce myself. I wasn't afraid to be myself around strangers. The leadership position pushed me just enough to show me that I could, that it was fun, and that it was rewarding.

What's next for you?
Next, I plan to graduate from Maple Mountain High School and attend college (likely at Brigham Young University). I'm interested in human and child development and serving an LDS mission. 

Author Chris Crowe visits MJHS

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 8:38am
Attributions: Melissa Heaton

On February 8th, young adult literature author Chris Crowe came to speak with the 8th graders at Mapleton Junior High about his book Mississippi Trial, 1955. Dr. Crowe is also an English professor at Brigham Young University. He described his experience with writing his book, which is based around the story of 14 year old African American Emmett Till. Till was visiting his uncle in Mississippi during the summer and made the mistake of whistling at and flirting with a white woman at a general store. Till was unaware of the seriousness of racial segregation in the south at the time and paid for it with his life. This tragic story triggered the civil rights movement. The 8th grade class will now get to start reading Crowe’s novel,Mississippi Trial, 1955 to learn more about this historically significant event. 

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

UACTE Work-Based Learning Teacher of the Year - Kathryn Crandall

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:11pm
Attributions: Story by Joy Maughan.

​Kathryn Crandall was awarded the UACTE Teacher of the Year from the Work-based Learning division at the UACTE Conference held in St. George, Utah. Kathryn was recognized for her efforts as a FACS teacher, the CTE Department head, and outstanding educator and supporter for Work-based Learning internships. Mrs. Crandall has been teaching for 23 years and has been at Maple Mountain since 2009, when we first opened our doors. Among her many achievements, she created and supervises the MMHS Eaglet Preschool, has presented at summer conferences for state FACS teachers, assists sewing classes in making projects for Primary Children's Hospital, and works tirelessly to serve the students at Maple Mountain. She was presented the award by Robyn Dunn, a member of the state Work-based Learning board and our school's Internship Coordinator.

February Spirit Winners

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:25am
Attributions: photo Mrs. Baird

Mrs. Smith's Second grade class won the trophy for showing school spirit. 

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Hobble Creek Science Fair Winners

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:55am
Attributions: photo Mrs. Baird

Sixth Grade Science Fair winners who will present their projects at the Nebo District Science Fair are: James Lowe, Jared Jameson, Rorie Hinds, Brooklyn Asbell, Ayden Christensen, Wyatt Smith, Joseph Holman, Ashlyn Cannon, Brooklyn Thomas, Alyssa Walker

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Ellevés Take 4th at State 4A Drill Competition

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:19am
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.
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On Thursday, February 4, 2016, the MMHS Ellevés competed in the State 4A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition held at UVU. The format for state drill was new this year and teams were placed in “pods” of four based on their placement from region competition. Two teams from each pod advanced to the finals. The Ellevés were one of the two teams who advanced to the finals from their pod. 

Three Ellevés were named to the 4A All-State Dance Team—Madi Ellis, daughter of Thad Ellis and Christie Ellis; Makenna Ellis, daughter of Thad Ellis and Christie Ellis; and Emily Kessinger, daughter of Brian and Jana Kessinger.  Each 4A team sent three girls to learn a routine that they auditioned in front of judges and then 20 girls were selected as the 4A All-State Dance Team. At the State Semi Finals, each member of the All-State Team performed a self-choreographed 8 count routine and was given certificates.

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, the Ellevés competed in the finals and placed 4th in the military category, 4th in the dance category, and 4th in the character category. Overall Maple Mountain placed 4th. There were nine 4A schools competing. 

In the drill down competition, Emily Kessinger won 2nd place and Jessie Abbott won 3rd place. Another Ellevé, Talia Call, was awarded the UDDA Drill Team Scholarship.

The Ellevés would like to thank all of the students, parents, administration, and fans who came to State. We really appreciate all of your support this year!

Faculty Spotlight / Kelsey Foster

Mapleton Elementary News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 9:49am
Attributions: Jackson Heaps

Mrs. Foster is a 6th grade teacher at Mapleton Elementary.  She enjoys playing sports, watching BYU sports, watching movies, and reading.  Her favorite children’s book is “Harry Potter” by J.K. Rowling.  She has one brother, and two sisters.  Her favorite vacation was to Disney World at New Years, and she would love to go to the Maldive Islands.  She enjoys working with the teachers at Mapleton Elementary.


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Spelling Bee

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 2:20pm

Congratulations to all the fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade students who particpated in the spelling bee!

First Place:  Kaydence Smith

Second Place: Katelyn Gause

Third Place: Jocilyn Azevedo




Friday Announcements

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 2:11pm

Thank you to all student council members who work hard to create video announcements for Sierra Bonita students and staff each Friday.

Call's First Grade Learns About "Happy Friday ". From Mr. Gappmayer

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:01pm
Attributions: Call's instagram
Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Faculty Spotlight/ Karin Caswell

Mapleton Elementary News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:14am
Attributions: Taylar Parry

Mrs. Caswell is the Speech Therapist at Mapleton Elementary.  She enjoys to run and read.  Her favorite children’s book is “Dog Breath” by Dan Pilkey.  She and her husband have four kids.  Her favorite vacation was a cruise to Alaska with her kids, and she would love to go to Italy.  She enjoys working at the school because she likes to work with kids, and she thinks we have the greatest students.


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Sixth Grade Science Fair

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:13am

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The sixth grade scientists have gathered bringing their project results !

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Student of the Week / Responsibility

Mapleton Elementary News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:11am

We will be spotlighting a Student of the Week from each classroom. These students receive a certificate and prize from Mrs. Peery with the chance to be drawn out at the end of each month for a special activity with the Principal. The focus for the month of February is being "Responsible".  The students are selected by their teachers as they see their students show responsibility.  Here are the Students of the Week for February 5.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

OverDrive e-books,audiobooks,and more......

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:06am
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Did you know that it is possible to check out e-books, audiobooks and more through Nebo School District?  There's an app for that !   Look at the left hand side bar on this web page.

Younger children may not know their password. As a parent, you can access the Nebo School District digital library for your child using your Nebo Parent Login.

Your Nebo Parent Login is currently created using Aspire SIS. For Help creating an Aspire SIS Parent Account, visit out Parent Homepage and click on Aspire SIS.


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton