Santa and the Hawks

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:46pm
Attributions: Linda Baird Photo
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Santa visited our school today.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Project Teddy Bear

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:23pm
Attributions: Kirsten Hullinger

The Hope Squad with the generous of support and help of MJHS students collected nearly 800 teddy bears for the Teddy Bear Project 2014 Bank of American Fork in Spanish Fork. The bears will be given to the Family Support Treatment Center in Orem, the Family Support Center in Midvale and House of Hope in SLC and Provo.  

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Primary Childrens Hospital Fundraiser

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:19am
Attributions: Reagan Sweat

Every year, Mapleton Junior High gets in the spirit of Christmas by having a school-wide fundraiser. And this time around, they decided to make the fundraiser extra-special by raising money to help kids their own age. Their fundraiser: Gift baskets for the patients at Primary Children's medical hospital.

"I liked being able to connect with the kids, and really know who they are" said student Solly Kimball. The Mapleton Junior High students had the opportunity to learn each patient’s favorite color, hobby, superhero, and other interests through posters plastered throughout the school, and a video in the commons area. Each day while walking from class to class, Mapleton Jr. High students would read the interests of each patient, getting to know them.

"It only takes a dollar per person to brighten a child's Christmas." said Bailey Morgan, a student who donated. She was right. The schools goal to earn was 2,400 dollars, just double the school’s student body count.

And once students knew who they were donating for, money started to trickle in...

A school wide donation ensued, and went on for two weeks.  Both teachers and Students donated. Classes competed against each other to raise enough money for parties, prizes, and the yearly Dare Assembly.  The Dare Assembly is an exciting event that the students are rewarded with if they make their money goal for the fundraiser. It’s filled with pie throwing, atrocious makeovers, waxing teacher’s legs, and the works.

Mrs. Rowley, a teacher and student government advisor was expressed love for these yearly fundraisers.  “It’s [the fundraiser] a great opportunity to get the students involved in something positive and worthwhile. They’re able to be part of the success.”

After a quick two weeks of donations and prize slips, the fundraiser came to a halt. A flood of donations came at the end. The students were desperate to reach their goal-and then some. They earned a total of 3,907 dollars, and one cent.  That’s $1,507.01 dollars over their initial goal. The Student Government at MJHS was in charge of the fundraising efforts, and they made sure to count every last penny donated.

With all the money that the students lovingly donated, The Student Government went out and bought the Christmas gift baskets full of toys for the 25 patients at Primary Children's. They made sure to put in toys that they knew each individual patient would like, and took their time making sure every basket was perfect. They even had enough money to buy extra gifts; wrapped presents not for their specific kids at Primary Children's, but for anyone else that is in the hospital during the holidays.

"I'm really proud of all the work we have done and all of the success that has happened with the Dare Assembly" Said Mrs. Rowley, the teacher in charge of the fundraiser event, ‘It is extremely rewarding to work with such a great group of kids."

And right she is. The students at Mapleton Junior high were overjoyed when they heard their grand total, glad that they could help their peers at Primary Children’s Hospital, have a better Christmas.


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

MJHS Christmas Choir Concert

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:55am
Attributions: Andrea Pond
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Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Mr. Wright receives Nebo Education Foundation Grant

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:12am
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

Maughn Wright – Mapleton Junior High
“I received a grant to purchase 40 Calculators to be used in my class room. This means I will be able provide each student with a calculator that they can use on the majority of their assignments and tests. In the past I have had students share calculators or allowed them to use their cell phone as a calculator. Sharing calculators and using cell phones for calculators had some drawbacks. I would often see students texting or playing games on their phone instead using it as a calculator. I'm way excited that I will now have enough calculators for each student and there will be no need for students to have their cell phones out during class! I am extremely grateful for grant from Nebo Foundation,” stated Maughn Wright, math teacher at Mapleton Junior High.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Santaberry and the Snard

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:57pm
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Sixth grade students prepared and performed a Christmas play for the first grade students. The play was adapted for story theatre by Barbara Smith Mcbride

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

SCC Meeting

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:04pm

**Notice of Meeting**

Sierra Bonita Elementary‘s

School Community Council will meet on January 5, 2015 at 11:40 in the conference room.

Mapleton Jr. High Orchestra

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:31am
Attributions: Carol Day
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Mrs. Helquist the MJHS orchestra director and Mrs. Smith, the band director brought the band and orchestra to our school, treating the students to holiday music including a sing along.  It was fun to see the former Mapleton Elementary students return as top notch musicians.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Orchestra Holiday Tour

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:04am
Attributions: Andrea Pond
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The Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and 9th Grade Orchestra performed at Mapleton Elementary today and will perform at Hobble Creek, Sage Creek and Cherry Creek tomorrow.  All of the students have put in a lot of practice and preperation.  Music is a great way to celebrate the holiday season.  Thank you students!

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Monday Parent E-mail -- Dec 15, 2014

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:02am

Please select the link below to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 12-15-14:

Students of the Week December 12, 2014

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:15pm
Attributions: Photo Linda Baird

Hobble Creek Elementary's STUDENTS OF THE WEEK on Friday, December 12, 2014: Adistin Christiansen, Reis Brothers, Zoey Trahan, Abby Franke, Logan Radford, Waylan Thomas, Easton Mousser, Jared Hardy, Hyrum Gardner, Savannah Nuttall, Payton Jones, Annika Henderson, Ashlyn Cannon, Rorie Hinds, Penny Bringhurst, Katie Porter, and Joseph Asay.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Fun in Miss Olson's Class!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 3:40pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring Photos by: Sherin Olson
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Looks like there has been a lot of Holiday Cheer in Miss Olson's First Grade class this week!!!

Warm The Soles

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 3:32pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring

We would like to send a big "Thank You" to America First Credit Union and their "Warm The Soles" program for providing shoes for students in need at our school! Thank you!!!

Praise Note - 12-12-2014

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:30pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring photos by: Terena Anderson

Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms. Way to go!

Thank You Mrs. Latham's Class!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:17pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring

A Big "Thank You" to Mrs. Latham's 3rd Grade class for making these awesome Christmas decorations! What talented students!

Student of the Week/Caring

Mapleton Elementary News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:49am

This year at Mapleton Elementary 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 "Pizza with the Principal." The focus for the month of December is "Caring."  The students are selected based upon the attitude they show to their teachers, peers and faculty at the school. Here are the Students of the Week of December 8-12.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Sing Around The Tree

Mapleton Elementary News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:28am
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Mapleton Elementary has a long tradition of singing around the tree during the month of December.  Several times during the month the whole school comes to the auditorium to sing Christmas carols together, as well as hear each class perform a Christmas song.  Pictured here is the 4th grade and Kindergarten classes performing for the entire school.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Clothing Drive

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:36am
Attributions: Student Council

We have had a successful clothing drive at Mapleton Elementary and would like to thank everyone for all of the donations.  A special thanks to the Student Council members that have helped each day with the donations.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Daily Herald Educator of the Week: Melissa Heaton

Mapleton Junior High School News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:53am
Attributions: Jordan Carroll

Melissa Heaton teaches 8th grade English at Mapleton Jr. High and was selected as this week's Educator of the Week. An alumna of Brigham Young University, Heaton not only teaches at Mapleton Jr. High but also is involved in the Central Utah Writing Project and Utah Council of Teachers of English.

"I enjoy having my students share the books they are reading or what they are writing, and I like to share with them what I write and read," Heaton said. "Those are fun connections."

Having taught for 15 years, Heaton has had many opportunities to serve in the education community. She was a member of the school community council for two years and mentored new teachers and interns for many years, in addition to being a part of the school's leadership team.

This year Heaton is in charge of Mapleton Jr. High's accreditation -- a big responsibility.


Heaton was Reading Teacher of the Year in 2006, has served as Utah Council of Teachers of English Conference Chair for two years and Utah Council of Teachers of English Teacher of the Year Chairperson for one year. She has also presented at various Nebo, UCTE and CUWP conferences and workshops.

While working at Nebo School District's Outdoor Education Program at Shadow Mountain for five summers, students affectionately referred to Heaton as Snow White.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Heaton co-authored an article with Dr. Deborah Dean at BYU that they hope will soon be accepted and published in a scholarly journal.

Heaton is no stranger to junior high. She's taught grades six through nine on varied subjects from English and reading to typing and special education.

Prior to teaching at Mapleton Jr. High, she taught at Springville Middle School.

"I always brag about my students. They are such good kids, and they make me proud," she said. "It makes me so happy when former students come back to visit me. I enjoy hearing about their achievements and successes."

Daily Herald Community & Business Editor Jordan Carroll can be reached at or on Twitter @jordanec


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Orchestra Concert

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:27am
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All of the Students and Faculty at Mapleton Elementary were privileged to hear the 6th grade Orchestra students perform the numbers that they have been practicing since the beginning of the school year.  They come early 2-3 days a week to practice under the direction of Mrs. Knight.  Thank You Mrs. Knight for sharing your talent with the students at Mapleton Elementary.  The performance was great!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton