Hobble Creek Students Of The Week-March 24, 2017

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:57am
Attributions: Mrs. Liz Porter

We have our Hobble Creek students of the week for March 24, 2017. They have been awesome this week working hard in class, helping their teachers, being kind to others, cleaning up around the playground, and doing their extra reading. Great job students, they are:

Desmond Moulton, Nicolas Hartman, Elise Green, Trevi Jackson, JJ Thomas, Sadie Nelson, Paisley Owens, Lea Cardon, Ben Jensen, Bentley Colby, Ryan Galbraith, Kanyon Sonnenberg, RJ Briggs, Lukas Franks, Lydia Gore, Ivan Moulton, and Brea Scott!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Chess Tournament Winners!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:47pm

Congratulations to the following students for placing in our school chess tournament!!

3rd-4th Grade Category:

1st Place: Drake Truman

2nd Place - Austin Byers

3rd Place - Marc Chapman

5th-6th Grade Category:

1st Place: Gavin Azevedo

2nd Place: Jonas Bird

3rd Place: Samuel Moss

Urgent Note for Choir Students

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:25pm

To All Choir Kids and Parents,

Because of the play starting on the 28th, we are needing to change our combined practice to Monday, March 27th, at 8:00 a.m. SHARP!  We are sorry for this change and any inconviences it may cause.

Please make sure that your child is there for this practice and on time. We are in the last stages of our practices for our concert, and it’s really important that the children are at this practice. We will be going through all of the acting and choreography of the program. I’m going to be out of town on the 29th and the 30th,  so no practice on those two days.

 Spring Break is April 3-7th and we will be doing another combined choir on the Wednesday the 12th of April, at 8:00a.m. This practice will be crucial as well. The Show Choir will be performing that evening at the Maple Mountain High School, for their annual, Sing to the Mountain Concert, and this will give us a chance to really polish our songs and do a great job singing.

Thank you so much for your continual support in the choir! We love doing it!

Mrs. Paice and Mrs. Staheli

Hobble Creek Elementary Needs Your Help To Win $500

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:03pm
Attributions: Mrs. Liz Porter

We need your help parents. There are a lot of Hobble Creek parents who do not know about our school website and facebook page. We need to get the word out that our school can earn $500 if our membership/likes to our social media increase. Please SHARE and encourage all your friends and neighbors to join. We would love to use that money to buy a better camera to take our students pictures with.

Why should you like us if your kids or relatives attend Hobble Creek?

-we post students of the week every Friday

-we post upcoming events going on at Hobble Creek

-we post pictures of classes and students during school events

-we highlight teachers and staff so you can get to know them better (did you know 5 are retiring this year?)

We can increase our membership with your help, please share today!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Running Clubs for 3rd through 6th Grade Students

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:20pm
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We are exciting to start up our running clubs again this year!

We will be offering two different running clubs:

*3rd & 4th Graders: Every Wednesday in April and May starting April 12th. This will be held right after school until 3:45pm. Please see attached flier for additional information and permission slips. All permission slips due MARCH 31st to Miss Froerer.

*5th & 6th Graders: Every Thursday in April and May starting April 13th. This will be held right after school until 3:45pm. Please see attached flier for additional information and permission slips. All permission slips due March 31st to Miss Froerer.


Spirit of the Mustang - March 2017

Mapleton Junior High School News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:54am
Attributions: Brooke Johnston

Many of you know that I shared a classroom with Lori Marett for six years before she became the library media specialist at our school.  Before that, I worked with her at Springville Middle School when she started substitute teaching.  I first knew Lori as a neighbor and a friend when I moved to Mapleton.  Over the course of sixteen years, I have had the opportunity to see Lori in a variety of roles and learn from her example as an educator and a person.


I am most impressed by Lori’s compassion and kindness.  She is always looking for an opportunity to help students and colleagues. Many times I watched her developing individual lessons to help each of her ESL students.  I remember at a faculty lunch, she went home and prepared some food for a colleague who had a sore mouth from a recent surgery and couldn’t eat what was available. She worked around my schedule for years when I was juggling babysitters and preschool for my own children.  Each year she has a handful of students she is concerned about and keeps tabs on.  


Lori is professional, organized and prepared.  She says what she thinks.  People respect her opinion because they know that she carefully considers what is best for students before acting.  She has a strong work ethic and as an English teacher she frequently did the assignments with her students.  In her new role as library media specialist, she isn’t afraid to try something new if she thinks that it will benefit students.  She has created a space where students gather to read, study, imagine, build, interact and share.


Lori exemplifies the “Spirit of the Mustang”.  She is a true leader. She is independent in her thinking, but concerned about the welfare of all who come in contact with her.  She believes in building an environment where students can be successful.  In addition to her professional life, I know that much of her personal life is spent helping others.  In English we teach our students about juxtaposition.  Lori herself is a study in contrast.  She is studious, yet decisive; kind, yet firm; tiny, yet powerful; as a speaker, as a writer, and as a doer.  


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Recess fun! Wall ball, four square and enjoying the nice weather!!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:36am
Attributions: photos by: Miranda Graves
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Recess fun! Wall ball four square and enjoying the nice weather!!

Teacher Appreciation Week - March 27th - March 31st

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:30am

Hi parents,

Teacher appreciation week is March 27-31 and we are so excited. We are in need of some parents willing to decorate doors this Friday March 24th after school for teachers without room mom's. You can come during school and prep everything and just hang it up after school. If you'd be willing please email, call or text Kara Murri as soon as possible. You are welcome to use supplies at the school (butcher paper, die cutter, etc).

Thank you!
Kara Murri

Mrs. Ginger Hansen, Hobble Creek School Facilitator To Retire In May

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:50am
Attributions: Mrs. Liz Porter

Most of you have seen Mrs. Hansen around our school, in classrooms, on the playground and in the office for the last 4 years. She does a lot for our teachers and we will miss her when she retires at the end of the school year.

She graduated from BYU in elementary ed. and began teaching in Spanish Fork in second grade at Park Elementary then at Larsen Elementary where she spent eighteen years teaching second and third grade. She then moved to East Meadows Elementary to be a facilitator, worked for BYU as a CFA, and then here at Hobble Creek where she has spent the last four years of her career as our facilitator. She has worked for Nebo School District for 33 years!She says, "I'm excited to be a grandma and have more free time to play and spend time with family and friends when I retire."

Mrs. Hansen is from Spanish Fork and still lives there. She has three children, one boy and twin girls. Zac lives in Heber, Katelyn is engaged and plans to get married in September and Karlee and her husband Tanner live in Payson with her darling granddaughter Mallie. Both of her daughters are elementary school teachers. Mrs. Hansen loves riding her bike, going to outdoor concerts and going to Lake Powell with her family. 

We will miss you Mrs. Hansen, thank you for making Hobble Creek and many other schools in Nebo School District Great!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Library Story Winners

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:49am
Attributions: Cheryl Thurgood
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Mapleton Elementary librarian, Mrs. Thurgood held the first annual Mapleton Writing contest for the 2nd thru 6th grades. There were a lot of great submissions and the judging was very difficult. The winners are: 2nd grade picture books: First place: Lucas NeVille, Second place: Kash Groneman, Third place: Norah Throckmorton, Honorable Mention: Sydney Jacobson. 3rd/4th Grade short stories: First Place: Jadelyn Hansen, Second Place: Ruby Norton, Third place: Gavin Miner, Honorable Mention: Ava Morris. 5th/6th Grade Short Stories: First place: Mandy Snyder, Second Place: Elise Young, Third place: Savannah Turnbow, Honorable Mention: Leo Arthur and Jessi Macias. All participants received a certificate and Scholastic Dollars to spend at the book fair. All entries will be available to check out at the library.


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

School Square Dance

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:42am
Attributions: Katie Barth
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Shauna Woodmansee from Arts Inc. came to our school to teach the kids about square dancing and instruct them as they learned to square dance. All grades were able to participate throughout the day.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Mrs. Dietz Class Limo Ride

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:47pm
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Mrs. Dietz's 4th grade class enjoyed a limo ride to lunch today. Her class was the winning class for the PTA fundraiser. They won by $5! Congratulations to Mrs. Dietz class! We hope you enjoyed your fun trip out for pizza!

The Map Game

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:19pm
Attributions: photos by: Miranda Graves

Students enjoy playing "The Map Game" at recess. 

Dance Company Auditions

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:21pm
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

MMHS Dance Company auditions will be help April 19 from 3-6 PM. Clinics will be held April 17 or April 18 at 3:00-4:30 PM. Please find the applications and information online at mmhsdance.weebly.com.

NHS for 2017-2018 School Year

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:23pm

Applications are available from Miss Mattinson in the library.

Minimum Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.75
  • No attendance problems (NC) in any class

 Completed applications due:

Friday, March 31st at 3:00 pm.

*No applications will be accepted after this time.

Come participate in fun service projects and activities to help your school and community!

Learning About Ireland and St. Patrick's Day!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:44am
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Mrs. Graves third grade class learning About Ireland and St. Patrick's Day!

Sierra Bonita News - Monday, March 20, 2017

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:39am

Sierra Bonita News - Monday, March 20, 2017


High School Drivers Ed Sign ups

Mapleton Junior High School News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:13am
Attributions: Andrea Pond


Springville High School is currently taking sign ups for its April Drivers Ed. class. This class will start Monday April 10. Sign up at Springville High School Finance office. If you have any questions e-mail Mr. Money (Daniel.Money@nebo.edu)


Maple Mountain

Maple Mountain next class will be April 13 – May 4.  Parent meeting will be on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 PM in the MMHS auditorium.  Range driving will begin about April 20th.  

Classes usually fill 4-6 weeks in advance, so sign up early.  Classroom dates and driving times are subject to minor changes.  It is difficult to plan very far in advance.

All students must have a valid learner permit and classroom fees, $100.00, paid when signing up for the class.

You must sign up for a class at the MMHS finance office during regular school hours.  Online payment does NOT sign you up for a class.  If you have any questions, e-mail the Driver Education Coordinator at eric.hyer@nebo.edu


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Mrs. Graves Read A Thon

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:46pm

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Mrs. Graves Read A Thon