Elementary Registration

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:00am

Registration will be held on Thursday, July 31st from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are best equipped to help you on the day of registration, but if you are going to be out of town, or have another emergency situation, please call to let us know that you still plan on enrolling your students at Mapleton. Please update your child's information in SIS before coming to registration to save time. At registration you will need to write two checks.  One check will be for lunches and donations.  The other check will be for PTA items such as shirts, and PTA membership.  You may also bring cash if it is more convenient. You will receive important information for the upcoming year and the name of your child's teacher this day.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton


Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:16pm

Welcome to Sierra Bonita Elementary!

We extend a warm welcome to students, parents, and families of Sierra Bonita Elementary, Home of the Bears. We look forward to working with each member of our school community to achieve our school mission statement:

In partnership with parents and community, our mission at Sierra Bonita Elementary is to create high levels of learning for every student, celebrate individual differences and abilities, and inspire responsible citizenship and lifelong success.

During this upcoming school year, working together as partners, we will ensure that all students experience this success. Thank you for your support for Sierra Bonita Elementary!


School Registration Day

School registration for all new and returning students will be held on Thursday, July 31, from 7:30am-4:00pm.

According to new state policy, the school and the PTA are required to receive money/payments separately. We just wanted you to have this information prior to registration day so you can be best prepared to make payments for t-shirts, school lunch, yearbooks, school donations, etc.

Students new to Sierra Bonita will need to have a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency documentation.

If you will be unable to attend registration on July 31, please contact the school at 801-798-4480 or let Mike Larsen know through email at mike.larsen@nebo.edu.


School Community Council Elections

Elections for three parent positions on the school community council will be held August 18-27, 2014. We invite all parents/guardians to consider having their name added to the school community council ballot. If you would like to add your name to the ballot, please contact Mike Larsen by Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 801-798-4480 or through email at mike.larsen@nebo.edu.


Upcoming Events

  • School Registration (For all new and returning students) - Thursday, July 31, from 7:30am-4:00pm
  • School Open House – Monday, August 18, 1:00-3:00pm
  • First Day of School (1st – 6th) – Tuesday, August 19, 9:00am
  • First Day of Kindergarten – Tuesday, August 26
  • Back to School Night – Wednesday, August 27, 6:30pm
  • School Carnival Fundraiser – Monday, September 8, 5:00-8:00pm 


Ashley Chidester and Shalese Black Earn Gold Medals at National Leadership FCCLA Conference

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:34pm
Attributions: Full story found at Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1qLp3m9)

Article taken from the Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1qLp3m9)

Ashley Chidester and Shalese Black will be attending the National Leadership FCCLA Conference with their cooperative PowerPoint presentation of their plans for their senior trip to Hawaii. Using skills obtained in FCCLA, they planned the trip by comparing prices, researching hotels, airlines, and activities, and utilizing their resources. They budgeted the trip to cost $5,000 each, and though their parents intend to contribute, the girls are both working to earn more than half the necessary funds.

"I teach piano lessons, and in the summers I have a job picking cherries," Black said. "I have almost $1,000 saved already."

Chidester has been earning money via hours and hours of babysitting and hopes to get another job this summer. The decision to vacation in Hawaii had much to do with the heritage of her mother, who is a native of the islands.

"We're really looking forward to going to the Polynesian Cultural Center," Chidester said. "We want to try a kalua pig and see professional hula dancers."

To personalize their experience, Chidester and Black budgeted for surf lessons and a tour of the Dole Pineapple Factory.

Many local students gathered June 18 for a practice session for nationals and to display their hard work for the Family and Consumer Sciences Conference held at the Wilkinson Center at Brigham Young University. Forty students from Utah County will be attending nationals, displaying skills in interior design, quilting, sewing, culinary arts and various service projects.

Chidester and Black attended the session, rehearsing their presentation and answering questions from attendees for nearly four hours. Their detailed and interactive presentation earned a gold medal at their region competition, one that included all of Nebo and Alpine School Districts, and earned a gold medal and first place at the state competition.

First-place winners receive $300 from the state to contribute to the travel expenses for the national competition.


Update: Ashley Chidester and Shalese Black received the highest ranking possible at nationals in Texas! Gold medals were awarded to both of them for their "Life Event Planning" event in which they competed. Congratulations!

Science Fair Winners

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:18am

Congratulations to our Sierra Bonita science fair winners:

Anna Linford received the Ira A. Fulton Grand Award for her science project “The Desolation of Acid”

Dave Lundgreen and Quade Chidester placed third for their science project “Bright about Light”

Maddison Davis and Maya Buck placed third for their science project “The Rings of Staturn Look Solid…Are They Really?”



Congratulations Graduates!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 5:48pm
Attributions: Mrs. Shareka Gregory

Six of Sierra Bonita's teachers have completed their masters course work,through SUU, this summer and celebrated with their classmates at the ALC. They are excited to share everything they learned with the entire faculty and implement new ideas in their classrooms this upcoming school year. Congratulations to Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Gregory, Mrs. Mathews, Mrs. Beckert and Mrs. Averett! (Not pictured Erin Creamer)

We are so proud of you!!!

Another MJHS Star Athlete

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:44am

Abbey Miner, 9th grade student at MJHS, recently competed in the Junior Olympic Gymnastics Championship in Jackson, Mississippi.  She took 2nd in the nation on vault and 5th on floor.  She is an amazing athlete with tremendous dedication.  You may be rubbing shoulders with a future Olympian!!  Abbey is the daughter of Gary and Sandi Miner of Mapleton.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

100 Milers at Mapleton Elementary

Mapleton Elementary News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 9:20am
Attributions: Ginnie Snyder


Congratulations to all the students and staff at Mapleton Elementary School for receiving their 100 Miler Award.   Each of them has completed Walking 100 miles during the school year.  We encourage all students and staff to be physically fit and be an example to others of the importance that exercising has to our health and well being.  The following people are to be commended on a job well done!!!!  Pictured from left to right;

Row 1 seated:  Sophie Skinner, Ellie Mason, Bella Hughes, Shyanne Christensen, Jax Heaps, Stetson Marshall, Annie Kriser, Lily Livingston.
Row 2: Damon Galovich, Reese Wake, Cameron Gibson, Alex Eatough, Wyatt Steen, Joe Nedesky and Madalyn Gee.Row 3: Standing  Ginnie Snyder, Celeste Gledhill, Hunter Watson, Joslynn Wheeler, Walker Crum,Sean Persson, Seth Krommenhock, Dylan Hansen and Diane Cooper


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

PTA Field Day

Mapleton Elementary News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 9:14am
Attributions: Ginnie Snyder and Carol Day
(more pictures available)


Thanks to our wonderful PTA for giving students and teachers another wonderful Field Day!  Students were challenged with a Slack line competition,  Giant Twister game, then onto the Gunny Sack races!  Next they went to an awesome tarp throw game where they got to throw footballs, tennis balls and frisbies through a large tarp, it was very challenging.

  At the Minute To Win it game they got to balance dice on a popsicle stick, bounce ping pong balls onto a jelly sandwich and make it stick, then finished there with a balloon keep away game. Next students went to the tennis court to enjoy making bubbles with homemade wands that were really fun to use! After that it was on to playing kickball and then launching wet sponges with our wonderful fire department. When each person finished with their turn, students ran out on the field to get wet with the fire hoses!  Somewhere in all of this each class got to play on the playground and have a creamy!  It was a fantastic day thanks to PTA!  Our PTA volunteers  are the BEST!!!!  Thanks and have a Great Summer Everyone!


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

We Will Miss You Mrs. Snyder & Mr. Brinkerhoff

Mapleton Elementary News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 8:58am
Attributions: Stacey Holmes
(more pictures available)

Congratulations to Mr. Brad Brinkerhoff and Mrs. Ginnie Snyder on their retirement  from Mapleton Elementary and Nebo School District.  Both were honored with an open house at Mapleton School and presented with a beautiful rocking chair which has a small engraved plate with a thank you for their years of service to Mapleton Elementary.  Brad has given 35 years and Ginnie 21 years to teaching at Mapleton. Thanks to all who have visited them and remembered them in various ways.  
   A special thanks from Brad and Ginnie to the school for their lovely chairs!  We will miss being here with all our students and faculty.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Orchestra Concert

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:50am
Attributions: Carol Day

6th grade orchestra performed a concert for students at Mapleton Elementary, under the direction of Mrs. Jessica Knight.
We would like to thank Mrs. Knight for all of the hard work she put in to orchestra this year and for all of the students that participated.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Sixth Grade Won!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 3:04pm

The annual end of year kickball game against the teachers.  Mrs. McAfee and Mrs. Wayment deserve a high flyer for sliding into the bases.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Hobble Creek Students of the week May 23, 2014

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 3:02pm
Attributions: Linda Baird photo

Lucy McCown, Savannah Oliver, Kanyon Sonnenberg, Natalie, Carter, Natalia Munoz, JoAnna McClellan, Jonny Van der Horst, Jasmin oung, Megan smith, Landon Willson, Karl Verhaaren, Jenny Darby, Megan Ridley, Lydia Rowe, Katie Porter, Drake Murdoch, Nate Galbraith, Grace Poulsen, Izzy Hixson, Rainy Call, Alli Joansen

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Mrs. McAfee's Class May Spirit winners

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:00pm
Attributions: Linda Baird photo
Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Thanks PTA for a Fun Field Day

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:44pm
(more pictures available)
Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

MJHS Summer Library Hours

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:21pm

Starting Wednesday, June 18, the library will be open every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Teacher Idol

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:14pm

Competition was tight in this year’s Teacher Idol assembly.  Grade level teachers came together and showcased their musical talents in a friendly rivalry.  The judge panel included the notorious Captain James Hook, the narcissistic Evil Queen, Wonderland’s adventurous Alice, the thrill-seeking Kristoff, and Princess Anna of Arendelle.  Each judge brought their own unique insight to the competition.

 The show stopping performance from the sixth grade team, a surprising rendition of the popular “What Does the Fox Say,” became a clear front runner in the competition and the ultimate winner.  Ms. McKell Cope sealed the deal with unexpected dance moves taking their number right to the top!

 Third grade team’s surprising comeback grabbed a second place win.  The cleverly arranged video to American Authors “Best Day of My Life” became a quick favorite among the younger grade levels.  The show was spectacular however judges felt the video may have sent the wrong message regarding what teachers do in their free time.   Encouraging questionable behaviors such as riding scooters in the hallways and throwing water balloons from the school rooftop, along with other shenanigans, seemed to be the overall theme. 

 First grade team wowed the audience with awe inspiring routine to Frozen’s “Let it go.”  The number was perfectly choreographed to Mrs. Coley’s vocal and piano accompaniment.  When questioned regarding her moving performance, Mrs. Coley replied “it’s all for the kids!” 

 The rousing 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem “Wavin Flag” was performed by the fourth grade team.  The motivational presentation brilliantly incorporated participation from all students in the fourth grade.  Judges could feel the passion behind the lyrics as fourth grade students chanted “when I get older, I will be stronger, they’ll call me freedom.”

 The judge’s panel was astonished at the performance from the second grade team; a mash up of feline inspired songs.   The judges were impressed with their purrfect costumes and outstanding choreography.  The second grade team definitely came to compete this year.

 The fifth grade team impressed the judges and audience with their superior knowledge of the states and capitals.  The fast paced upbeat “States and Capital” ditty, not only was sung flawlessly, but team members were able to correctly answer difficult follow-up geography questions.  Kudos to the fifth grade team for keeping it educational.

Thanks to everyone involved in Teacher Idol!!!


Mr. Loreen's 6th Grade Play - "The Girl Who Was Different"

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 11:57pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring
(more pictures available)

It is about a girl who is mistreated because she looks different than her peers.  She goes on a search to find someone more different than she is and discovers the importance of just being yourself.  Lots of laughs and a great message. These 6th grade students did a great job not only relaying the message, but acting it out as well. Nice work Mr. Loreen's class!

Arbor Day Celebration

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 11:17pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring
(more pictures available)

The City of Spanish Fork invited Sierra Bonita Elementary to take part in Arbor Day Celebration. We had our 5th and 6th grade students take part in this event. We had a short program followed by our own amazing 5th grader, Camryn Payne, who sang a beautiful rendition of 'The Giving Tree' by the Plain White T's. The student then planted a few trees and we had a special visitor by the name of Smokey The Bear!!  Thank you Spanish Fork City for allowing us this fun opportunity for our students!