Students of the Month - November

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 1:03pm
Attributions: Andrea Pond

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the November 2015 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 November are (listed by academic area):

CTE: McKenna Cherrington, Michael Eifert, Holly Carter

English: Alice Call, Jaxson Porray, Shayna Diede

Health: Bailey Shuman, Ruby Baird

Fine Arts: Melanie Mower, April Banks, Jaedyn Garcia

Math: Katelyn McClean, Ethan Compas

Science: Megan Diamond, Keana Mele, Abigail Aldred

Social Studies: Emma Collette, Yun Vargas, Colby Carter

School Service: Dilan Christensen, Elli Chiniquy, Gehrig Limb

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Week of Caring

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:26am
Attributions: Kristin Northcutt
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We are so thankful for all of the items we received during our week of caring.  We received 126 stuffed animals, 85 pair of gloves, 146 pair of socks, 28 hats, 3 scarves, 472 food items and 700 clothing items.  Total Donations = 1, 560.

Thank you for your generosity!!!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Faculty Spotlight / Marci Orton

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:55am
Attributions: Audrey Weller

Mrs. Orton is a Lunch Lady at Mapleton Elementary.  She enjoys scrapbooking, shopping and sleeping.  Her favorite Children’s book is “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn.  She has one son and two daughters.  Her favorite vacation was a Caribbean cruise and she would love to go to Hawaii.  Upon being asked about her favorite part of working at the school her response was that she likes working with kids.


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Wax Museum / 5th Grade

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:45am
Attributions: Malea Simmons
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The School was full of excitement on Thursday, November 19 as the 5th grade classes prepared for the Wax Museum.  Each of the 5th grade students choose a person from history to learn about and then present to the students and parents.  They each dressed up as this person and shared information about them.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Faculty Spotlight / Connie Langston

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:33am
Attributions: Maelee Crowhaw

Mrs. Langston is a Speech Therapist at Mapleton Elementary.  She enjoys to sew, run and read.  Her favorite Children’s book is “My Crayons Talk” by Patricia Hubbard.  She has eight children and 21 grandchildren.  She enjoys going to Disneyland and would love to visit Denmark.  Upon being asked about her favorite part of working at the school her response was that Mapleton Elementary has the best kids and teachers.


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Ms. Anderson's Kindergarten Class

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:24am
Attributions: Whitney Anderson
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This week we read a book called, "David's Drawings." In the book a little boy starts to draw a picture and then he lets others in his class add more detail to his picture. We practiced working together as a table to create a picture. They discussed what they would draw, everyone helped create it, and then we presented them to the class. It was a fun day in Kindergarten!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Nebo Student Abi Rowe honored by Springville City

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 8:37am
Attributions: Andrea Pond

The Springville Mayor and City Council were honored to recognize three Nebo students at November’s City Council Meeting. These students were nominated by their teachers, principals and counselors.  Anyone in the community can nominate a Springville student they observe being a great example, providing service and overall being a positive contributor to our great city.  One of our MJHS students was nominated and presented with an award.  

Abigail Rowe is the daughter of Dave and Debbie Rowe. She is an 8th grader at Mapleton Junior High. Kirsten Hullinger, MJHS counselor and HopeSquad Advisor, nominated Abi for being kind, trustworthy and being concerned about those around her. Abi is friendly and always has an encouraging word. She is always willing to step in and offer to help.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

A Visit by author J. Scott Savage

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:09pm
Attributions: photo by Mr. Johnson
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Scott Savage came to Hobble Creek to share with our students about the writing process and how it is possible for one person to truly change the world.   J Scott Savage is the author of the Farworld middle grade fantasy series and the Case File 13 middle grade monster series. He has been writing and publishing books for over ten years. He has visited over 400 elementary schools, dozens of writers conferences, and taught many writing classes.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Hot Air Balloon

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:00pm
Attributions: Mrs. Hayes

For a science activity we made a hot air balloon. We learned about heat and how heat helps hot air balloons stay in the air. We took our balloon to East Meadows where we competed against other classes throughout the district to see which balloon design would stay in the air the longest. We did not win, but we did learn a lot about why hot air balloons have the design they have and why hot air can keep a balloon in the air for so long.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Hot Air Balloon

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 2:26pm

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Art Smart Holiday Gift Making Workshop

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:49pm

Register for the workshop by clicking on the link above.  It starts Tuesday December 8.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Chess Tournament Winners!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:22pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring
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We would like to congratulate the following students for placing in our school chess tournament:

1st Place: Gavin Azevedo, 2nd Place: Kalen Prescott & Parker Thomas, 3rd Place: Mason Roberts, 4th Place: Mac Hillman

Praise Notes 11-20-2015

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 2:17pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring; photo 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.

Make Your Own Colony...

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:57am
Attributions: Michael Nalette
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Students in all U.S. History classes learned about colonization in the early years of our nation’s history.  Students learned about the many different and interesting facets that lead to colonist establishing thirteen colonies in North America.  To culminate our unit of instruction on colonization students were challenged with the assessment to make their own colony.  Students were instructed to use their knowledge of colonization and create a colony of their own.  Students selected a location for their colony within one of the original thirteen colonies.  For their colonies the groups of students created a name, map, flag, business/industry, government, and an anthem.  Students presented their colonies to their peers in class.  


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

STUDENTS OF THE WEEK November 20, 2015

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 9:45am
Attributions: Linda Baird photo

Hobble Creek Elementary's STUDENTS OF THE WEEK onFriday, November 20, 2015:  Aisa Inouye, Natalie Dean, Claire van der Horst, Ryder Roth, Haddie Dawe, Maurie Hartman, Andeline White, Rhett Fullmer, Luke Terry, Anna McMaster, Avery Sorenson, Lily Flake, Lindsay Barrett, Haven Smith, Carter Griffin, Nicole Cragun, Cole Hixson, Easton Swenson, Samantha Johnson, Nev Quackenbush, Jared McClellan, and Alysssa Walker.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Hobble Creek Choir

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 9:41am
Attributions: Brooklyn text, Miss Johnson photo
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        I really liked being in the Hobble Creek Children's Choir.  It was fun singing songs in other languages.  We also sang a spooky Halloween called The Ghost of John, we added in sound effects, for example, we rubbed our hands together, snapped, and whistled so it sounded like the wind.  It was one of my favorite songs in the whole concert!  There was also a African song called Nampaya Omame.  Some sixth graders went to rehearsals during lunch and learned a song one the drums that the choir sung along with and it sounded really cool, I really liked that one also!  Another song that we sang is Tribute about the armed forces.  It included The Navy, The Army, The Air Force, The Marine Corp, and The Coast Guard.  It represents our country! So overall we sang songs in other languages, songs that represent our country, a spooky Halloween song.

It is really fun to practice songs, you get to see how singing works. We get together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:00.  When we get there we warm up our voices, Mrs. Thueson tells us about anything that is happening that day, then we just run through our songs and fix our mistakes until 8:55. It is surprising  how much work it takes to put together a song, but in the end, it is really cool and it is lots of fun to sing and perform for people.  I think that singing is really fun and people should do it more often. I love choir and Mrs. Thueson is a great choir director and she has an AWESOME talent for music! Those are just some of the things that we do in Hobble Children’s Choir!


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Mapleton City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 9:21am
Attributions: Andrea Pond
Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Libby Anderson Daily Herald's Student of the Week

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 3:20pm
Attributions: Daily Herald

Libby Anderson, 11, from Mapleton attends sixth grade at Hobble Creek Elementary and was chosen to be honored as the Daily Herald's Student of the Week.  At her school, Libby participates in Student Council as a class representative and wants to give back to her school by honoring school policies and being an example of kindness, respect and valuing education.  “If you give back to your school and community, you make it a better place," she said. "If you are just a taker, you aren’t improving the world you live in."  She is known to be kind, hardworking and friendly. She enjoys soccer, piano, basketball, choir and debate.

This summer, Libby and some friends put on a week-long soccer clinic for kids ages 4–8 for a minimal fee to help pay for their summer soccer tournaments. They printed and delivered fliers, set up nets at the park each day, purchased popsicles and taught some great soccer skills. The parents and kids thought it was a week well spent and hope they do it next year. Libby is a believer in keeping our city clean. She hops on her red golf cart each week to take paper and cardboard recycling material to the bins. Since the bins are in a windy area of Mapleton, the paper and cardboard blow around the school property and neighboring yards. She cruises around and picks up the litter.

Libby wants to work in a medical or nursing field and volunteer in her community like her grandfather, Andy Shelline, who was always giving back and believed in community service.


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Faculty Spotlight / Doreen Snyder

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:59am
Attributions: Isaac Northcutt

Mrs. Snyder is a Special Education Teacher at Mapleton Elementary.  She enjoys cooking, gardening and hanging out with her grandchildren.  Her favorite children’s book is any book by Dr. Suess.  She has 3 sons and 11 grandchildren.  She enjoys going camping, and would like to go to Ireland.  Upon being asked about her favorite part of working at the school her response was that the kids are great and teachers are friendly.  Her own children also went to this school.


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton