Arts Fair

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - 2 hours 2 min ago

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Sierra Bonita celebrated its first annual Arts Fair. Each student was able to contribute artwork that was displayed during this event. Activities included face painting, graffiti wall, photo booth, and mini crayon drawings. Guest speaker, Julie Olsen, talked about her experience as an author and illustrator. Thank you to Mrs. Chris Latham and her amazing arts team for creating such a spectacular experience for the Sierra Bonita community.

Students of the Week April 29, 2016

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:39am
Attributions: photo Mr. Gappmayer

Hobble Creek Students of the week for April 29, 2016: Chantel Wall, Brighton Thomson, Peter Hagan, Ashley Hardy, Joel Rodriguez, Brynlee Hamilton, Gracie Ellis, Emma Liljenquist, Robert Hagen, sarah warren, carson davis, amanda Griffin, Joseph Holman, Danny Black, Ethan Dorny.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Track Meet

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm
Attributions: pictures by Dana Beckert
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Congratulations to the winners of the 5th grade track meet.

MJHS Yearbook 2015-2016

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:58pm
Attributions: Jessica Low

Yearbook Day is May 26th! On that day yearbooks will be passed out to everyone who bought a book on or before May 23rd.  (Yearbooks will be passed out and delivered to 6th period classes.) Everyone who has a book will be able to sign on that day and during the signing party on Friday, May 27.


Students who do not buy their books in advance can purchase any remaining books in the finance office on the last day of school. Late purchases will be first come first serve while supplies last.

Yearbooks can be purchased at the school finance office for $28. (If paying by check, make checks out to Mapleton Jr. High or MJHS.)


Not sure if you already ordered? Call the finance office (801) 489-2892.


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Kinnect Assembly

Mapleton Elementary News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:59am
Attributions: Carol Day
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Dancers from BYU took the student body into the night museum to study matter, Gravity, paintings of Seurat and Munch, symmetry, and ancient Egypt.   Second and third grade students attended workshops after the assembly.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

BYU Kinnect Takes Us on a Night At The Museum

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:05am
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BYU dance ensemble Kinnect danced the school through a night museum.  The assembly showed the school matter, gravity, artists Munch and Seurat, symmetry, and ancient Egypt.  Students joined the dancers on the stage for a couple dances.  The student body was thrilled at the flight and athleticism of the dancers.  14 classes participated in workshops with the dancers. 

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Master Chef Winners

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:17am
Attributions: Linda Woodfield
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The Master Chef compitition was held last week.  All participants were amazing, but congratulations to all the winners!  

Katheryn Maltby, Kobie Canto, Malia Davis, Elizabeth Priego, Miah Gourdin, Cadence Holdaway, Kayleigh Brandon, Jaxon Harris, Alec Porter, Jasper Robinson, Quenton Mortimer, Brinley Murray, Ashlee Brown, Hailey Hassler, Haylee Myrup


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

9th Grade English Guest Speaker Lance Conrad

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 7:52am
Attributions: Adam Chappell
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In an effort to introduce our students to real-world writing, as well as spark an interest in new books and improving writing skills, the 9th grade English teachers invited published author Lance Conrad to spend the day speaking to the 9th grade students at MJHS.  Mr. Conrad told some personal stories that illustrated why stories and words are important to him.  He gave us a summary of each of his four books, and read from one of them.  He gave writing tips to the students, and had a Q&A session.  Because of his fun personality, he was able to excite many students and get them more interested in both reading and writing.  

Click here for book order form.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Western Hoedown Assembly

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:53pm
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All students at Sierra Bonita enjoyed learning how to Western Dance by Dwayne and Shauna from Art Inc. Students lined up with a partner and had a great time! Yeehaw!!

1 Mile / 5 K Winners!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:28pm
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Congratulations to the following students for placing in our 1 Mile and 5K Fun Run!

1 Mile K-3rd Grade Winners

1st Place: Derek Morehouse

2nd Place: Scout Pali

3rd Place: Britton Richmond

1 Mile 4th-6th Grade Winners

1st Place: Jared Taylor

2nd Place: Iam McBride

3rd Place: Caden Blair

5K K-3rd Grade Winners

1st Place:  Trevor Clegg

2nd Place: Austin Byers

3rd Place: Taft Hillman

5K 4th-6th Grade Winners

1st Place: Caden Blair

2nd Place: Jared Taylor

3rd Place: Mac Hillman


MMHS Spotlight - Abby Taylor and Emma Hill

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:04pm
Attributions: Story and photo by Sarai Bringhurst.

Being the school valedictorian or salutatorian is a huge honor. This year our valedictorian is Abby Taylor and our salutatorian is Emma Hill. To choose the two positions, it is traditionally based off of GPA and total credits taken. Sometimes it is also based off of co-curricular and extracurricular activities they have been a part of. Both were members of the cross-country team, Abby in her junior year and Emma this past year. Both students worked extremely hard not only this year, but all their years at MMHS. We are proud of our hardworking students here at Maple Mountain.

Abby Taylor got the highest rank for the graduating class of 2016. The valedictorian usually gives the valedictory speech at graduation. Valedictorian is chosen specifically to represent the graduating class. When asked how she felt about being the valedictorian, she answered, “I'm not really sure there is anything to feel about being valedictorian. It is just a title. It doesn't change anything that I have done or will do, but it does feel good to be validated for my hard work.” This year she participated in science olympiad. There are many students who have extremely high GPA and have taken many credits, but not many accurately represent the graduating class of 2016.

Emma Hill had the second highest rank in the graduating class and is placed next to this year’s valedictorian. The salutatorian gives the opening speech at graduation, or salutation. Emma says, it was never a goal for her to be the salutatorian, but she is proud of her accomplishment. She said she was really surprised when she found out she was the salutatorian. This year she was both on the cross-country team, and the band president. Emma Hill worked just as hard as Abby Taylor and deserves to be awarded salutatorian; both represent the best Maple Mountain has to offer.



Mapleton Junior High School News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:37am
Attributions: Amy Ollerton
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Our Foundations II Class is working with color harmonies and watercolors. In 3D Design we are working on creating boxes with legs.  Click on the slide show to see images of the pieces created by our talented students. 


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Students of the Month - April 2016

Mapleton Junior High School News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 7:57am
Attributions: Andrea Pond

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the April 2016 Students of the Month. Each academic area selects one outstanding student per grade level to represent their department for student of the month. In order to be selected these students must show superior academic achievement along with exceptional citizenship. The MJHS students of the month were invited to a pizza party to celebrate this fantastic accomplishment. The students of the month for April are (listed by academic area):

CTE: Madisen Pennington, Wade Alvey, Declan Anderson

English: Paige Jensen, Sarai Torres

Fine Arts: Max Lee, Fatima Morales, Parker Tanner

Foreign Language: Karissa Korth, Casey Jones, Brinnley Crane

Health: Macy Doolin, Meg Rockwood

Math: Julianna Matteis, Bailey Montague

Science: Kayla Mather, Rylee Anderson, Celeste Rose, Willard Bradshaw

Social Studies: Trevor Larsen

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

FCCLA Spirit Night at Chic-Fil-A

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 7:50am
Attributions: Story by Jessica Kunzler.

Please come support our FCCLA club to help us get to San Diego for our National Competition! All you have to do is go to Chick-Fil-A in Spanish Fork this Thursday from 5-8 PM and mention Maple Mountain FCCLA at check out. Chick-Fil-A will donate a portion of the night’s profit to our club. On behalf of our club members, we thank you for your support.

This Is The Place

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:21pm
Attributions: photos by Erica Dietz
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Fourth grade students enjoyed a field trip to Salt Lake City's This Is The Place Heritage Park. Students were able to learn about Utah's rich history through fun hands-on activities.

MMHS Dance Company Legacy Concert

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:07pm

April Students of the Month

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:14pm

Ethan LillyWhere do you want to see yourself in five years?  Air ForceWhat are your favorite hobbies?  Football, wrestling.If you could have a conversation with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  Ronald Reagan because he's awesome.Cheyenne Randquistwhere do you want to see yourself in five years?  I will be going to the U of U to get my BS in biomedical engineering.What are your favorite hobbies?  I enjoy photography, playing guitar, and gymnastics.If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I would talk to Rosalind Franklin and ask her what it was like to be a woman in science back then. Delaney RoseWhere do you want to see yourself in five years? I see myself attending college, preferably BYU, and earning my bachelor's degree in Music Education.  Maybe by this time, I'll already be married!What are your favorite hobbies?  I love reading, writing stories and, yes, essays, and drawing pictures.  I also build model ships during the summer.  whenever I'm not doing any of those, I'm playing music. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I think I would talk to J.R.R. Tolkien and ask how how he built his world of Lord of the Rings, and how it affected and reflected his life. Alisa BaadsgaardWhere do you want to see yourself in five years? In 5 years I would like to see myself returned from an LDS mission and going to BYU.What are your favorite hobbies? My very favorite hobby is play the piano.  I also like to play the cello and sing.  I love running and I love photography. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I would choose Frederic Chopin I would ask him how he composed so much amazing music and what his favorite song is that he wrote.Eric LarsenWhere do you want to see yourself in five years? In college studying Engineering.What are your favorite hobbies? Video games, sleeping, I don't have time for hobbies. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  General Patten.  Just know about his life and how was leading first tank brigades. Dawson StokesWhere do you want to see yourself in five years?  I want to be back from my LDS mission and going to college for track.  Maybe, start a family. What are your favorite hobbies?  I love going camping, boating, hunting fishing, and hanging out with friends. Shooting guns, bow and arrows, pretty much anything outdoors. Playing with my dog. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  Robinson Crusoe.  I would have him teach me all his survival ways.

Nebo Film Festival

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 1:41pm

The Nebo Film Festival will be held May 12th at 7:00 pm at The Spanish 8 Water Garden Theatre.  Admission is free ($2 suggested donation). The deadline for submissions is April 29th at 3:00.  

The goal of the Nebo Film Festival is to promote the art and craft of filmmaking in the Nebo School District. Any student grades 10-12 at one of the Nebo high schools is welcome to submit. There is no fee for submission, and each student can submit up to 2 film projects and 1 poster. For more information please visit:

Faculty Spotlight / Julie Major

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:22pm

Ms. Major is a Special Education Teacher at Mapleton Elementary.  She enjoys playing the piano, and crocheting.  Her favorite children's book is "Rain Babies" by Laura Krauss Melmed.  She has 4 brothers, and 19 nieces and nephews.  Her favorite vacation was to Moab, and she would love to travel to Australia.  she enjoys working at the school because of the great students and faculty.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton