Maple Mountain High Youth Summer Dance Camp

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:05pm
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.
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MMHS youth summer dance camp will be taught by the Maple Mountain Dance Company under the direction of Karla K. Palfreyman. Dancers will have the opportunity to learn and experience, Creative Based Instruction, Jazz and Contemporary Dance Technique, Improvisation, and Choreography. (Camp T-shirt included)

Price: $40
Ages: 4-12
Place: Maple Mountain High School – Dance Room #A117
Dates: June 25 and 26 from 9:00 - 11:00 am
           June 27 from 9:00 – 10:30 am
          June 27 short performance in auditorium
                  Call Time 6:30 pm (Dance Rm)
                  Performance starts 7:00 pm (Auditorium)

Register online at ​http://​​/ and click on class registration.

There will be an opportunity to register on the first day of the clinic in the dance room at 9:00 am, however, t-shirt sizes may not be guaranteed. More info at

Contact:​ Karla K. Palfreyman with any questions or concerns at 801.794.6740 or by email

Freedom Festival Art Contest Winner

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:52am
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Congratulations to Sadie Wheeler, a fifth grader whose drawing was selected as a winner in this year's Freedom Festival Children's Art Contest. They selected her picture as one that is a "truly outstanding representation of this year's theme Land of LIberty." Watch for it to appear in this year's Freedom Festival magazine. Way to go Sadie!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Bridge or Tower?

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:03pm
Attributions: Kelsey Foster
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Today Miss Foster’s class had the choice of building a bridge or a tower in class to see how many pennies it could hold up in a cup. They had to meet the requirements of height and amount of items they could use.  We used an engineering process of trial and error. If the building fails the first time we are able to identify what is wrong and make a change in our design. 

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Nebo Bright Ideas

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:46pm
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My Marvelous World of Motion


July 9-20 (M-F), 2018. 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

BYU Public School Partnership

Alpine, Jordan, Nebo, Provo, & Wasatch School Districts

Please see attached flier for more information.


Library Popcorn Party

Mapleton Elementary News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:07am
Attributions: Cheryl Thurgood
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As the library finishes up it's year, the kids enjoy a popcorn reward party for returning their books. There was a lot of popcorn eaten and lots of fun Minute-to-Win-It challenges. Ms. Carr and Ms. Naylor's classes tied for the paper airplane challenge, a favorite of the students.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Kindergarten Graduation

Mapleton Elementary News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:02am
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That's a wrap! Thanks to all the teachers and parents for making kindergarten so fabulous this year. Get ready first they come!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Kindergarten Graduation 2018!!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 9:44am
Attributions: Mike Johnson, Jessica Ribble, Katie Haddock
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Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

If You Are Attending Lagoon

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:50pm

Wednesday, May 23rd is Lagoon day - Buses will leave promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive at school by 7:40 a.m. in order to load the buses.  Because we have to pay the bus company for your student’s seat whether they go or not, refunds will not be available to those that miss the bus. In order to accurately account for each student, they will need to ride the same bus up and back.  On the bus ride up students will be informed that buses will leave Lagoon promptly at 3:30 p.m. We estimate that we will be home between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. Some parents have asked about picking up their own student at a prearranged time. If you are planning on picking your student up at Lagoon rather than having them ride the bus home please provide a parent/guardian note, signed and dated, giving permission to your student to be released.  Students must give this note to the teacher as they board the bus here at MJHS so that we are aware of the situation. Because of student safety concerns, only students that provide a written note will be permitted to be released and not ride the bus home. School will be held during normal hours for those students who choose not to go to Lagoon or are not eligible to attend.


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

BYU Kinnect Dance/Math Assembly!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:29am
Attributions: Mike Johnson
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Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Hobble Creek's Very Own Orchestra!!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:11am
Attributions: Mike Johnson

Huge thanks to our fabulous orchestra teacher, Jessica Knight, who practices with Hobble Creek students early in the morning before school. What talent!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

2018 Reading is a BLAST with MyON Summer Reading Program!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:54pm
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Dear Families,

Summer is a fun and exciting time for everyone to enjoy the outdoors, spend time with families and friends and simply relax. It is also a perfect opportunity to encourage students to read!

Over the summer, many students experience the summer slide, which can rob them of gains they made the previous school year. Children who do not read over the summer can lose more than two months of reading achievement. Unfortunately, summer reading loss is cumulative.

Together, we can help your student avoid the summer slide! Did you know that your student has access to myON, a personalized collection of more than 5,800 digital books to read over the summer on computers, laptops and other devices anytime, anywhere? myON contains books for every age, interest and reading level that will keep them engaged and learning all summer long!

To help encourage reading this summer, myON has created a national reading contest to motivate kids to read and will reward top readers with cool prizes. The theme of this year’s contest is Reading is a BLAST this summer with myON. Please encourage your student to read as much as possible - they will be entered for a chance to win by reading 10 or more books!

Be sure to follow myON on Facebook (myONFanClub) and @myONreader for important updates and special events during the summer. Go to to learn more about myON this summer.

We hope you enjoy the 2018 Reading is a BLAST with myON Summer Reading Program!

Happy reading!
The myON Team

Free Science Day at BYU - This Saturday, May 19th

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:34pm
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BYU is offering a free science day!

It is on Saturday May 19 from 10 am to 4 pm at the BYU Eyring Science Center.  The event is free and there is host of fun family activities including planetarium shows, sounds to astound acoustic shows, rocket building and launching, astronomy crafts, ask an astronomer, meteorites, astrobiology, and more.

Here is the link to the website and I have attached a flier. Thank you,

FREE Summer Meals!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:23pm
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WHO: Youth up to age 18

WHAT: Free healthy lunch

DATES: Mondays - Fridays June 11 - August 17 TIME: 11:30AM - 1:00PM

WHERE: Spanish Fork City Center Library Park 100 E. 50 S. (Spanish Fork)

No registration required Children must consume food on-site

Contact Kerri Duncan with questions at 801-887-1251 or

Fourth Grade Program

Mapleton Elementary News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 2:38pm

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Swing your partner and do-si-do! The fourth graders put on quite the assembly for our students and parents. They sang songs about our great state of Utah and then our librarian, Cheryl Thurgood, was a great caller for some fun square dancing. 

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Students of the Month - May

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 8:22am

Sasha Bouthillier
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  Living in California working as a cosmetologist.
What are your favorite hobbies?  Going on adventures., watching Marvel movies, making grilled cheese. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  David Bowie because he's a legend.  I'd ask him, "What do you wish someone told you when you were growing up?"

Andrew Mohler
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  I see myself going to Snow College and doing my generals then transfering to West Minster and doing my major of entrepreneur.What are your favorite hobbies?  Homework, singing, working, and helping friends and family.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them? I would have a conversation with Queen Elizabeth II and ask her, "Are you friends with Dumbledore?  What Hogwarts house do you belong to?"

Spencer Ortinez
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  In 5 years I want to see myself as a car mechanic (engineer).What are your favorite hobbies?  Soccer, Basketball, and video games. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Walt Disney, and I would ask him, "What Disney movie was made first."

Sarah Tucker
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  In five years I hope to be in New York, studying at NYU, writing every second I get to myself, living with my dogs, and loving my life.  If I'm lucky, by then I will be published and starting to inspire others.
What are your favorite hobbies?  I love writing. Any chance I can write I take it.  I love going to movies.  I love driving for hours with no destination, just my stereo and my windows down.  I also love watching Youtube, but my favorite thing is to just hang out at my house with my dogs, Cowboy, Mac, and Sully.  I also love watching basketball.  My favorite is when my little brother plays. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?  I would ask Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim (the guys that thought of/invented YouTube)  If they had any idea that something they thought up one night would become so big, and that they would sell it to Google for $1.65 billion? 

Sydney Barney
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  I will be going to college at UVU or Snow College building a career as a photographer.  I will be running cross country and track if not I will run half marathons and marathons. What are your favorite hobbies?  Cross country and track running, photography, music, such as choir and guitar.  I love to hang with friends and chill at home and eat cereal.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  Louis Zamperini - "How did you manage to run strong when you were so weak?"

Crystal Apple Recipient - Lori Marett

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 8:00am
Attributions: Melissa Heaton
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This year’s Crystal Apple Award recipient is Lori Marett. Lori is a dedicated educator who cares deeply about student success. For many years she worked as an English teacher, ESL instructor and built the High Honors Program.  More recently, she has transformed the library into a high-interest, student-centered environment where all feel welcome. Lori spends countless hours helping students and teachers, planning programs to encourage reading, such as Battle of the Books and March Madness.  In addition, she researches the best books for the library. It’s not unusual to see Lori talking with students about their favorite books. She encourages students to write what books they want to read on her book recommendations list because she values their opinions. The library is the heart of the school, and Lori is a vital part of our school’s success.

Not only is Lori a phenomenal librarian, she is also a valued member of the faculty and a dear friend.  Congratulations Lori!

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Fifth Grade Hope of America

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 1:13pm
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The fifth graders were able to participate in the Hope of America event. This event brings together thousands of fifth grade students to sing patriotic songs while wearing red, white, blue and gold and forming the shape of the American Flag. Today the students were able to hear the songs the fifth graders sang at the event. Great job fifth grade!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Kindergarten Field Day

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:52pm
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Kindergarten Field Day was a huge hit!  The students let loose and had fun with all their friends. They enjoyed a variety of events, games, and competitions. What a great end of year celebration for our Kindergarten!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Dance Company 2018-2019 Members

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 9:42am
Attributions: Story and photo by Karla Palfreyman.

Congratulations to the newly selected Maple Mountain Dance Company members 2018-2019.  Auditions included a clinic dance in addition to individual choreography.  Of 56 applicants, 22 made the final cut for Dance Company.  After their debut in the MMHS Dance Concert this April, they will now start summer practices to prepare for their performance during the first day of school next year.