The new MMDC members.
Maple Mountain Dance Company Auditions were held on May 6 - 7th, 2013. Thirty three girls tried out with sixteen making the final cut. The dancers performed an across the floor sequence, and a clinic dance in addition to a movement sequence of their own choreography for the judges. The new MMDC members are Brianna Black, Alexa Knutzen, Kathryn Southworth, Scottee Studdert, Faith Taylor, MaKayla Yates, Elise Barney, Madie Crandall, Brooklyn Johnson, Alissa Kiser, Alexis Robinson, Anna Tanner, Jasmin Davis, Rebekkah Hart, Whitney Johns, McCall Moon.
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The afternoon kindergarten students were all dressed up and lined up for their graduation to first grade.
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Hobble Creek Elementary's STUDENTS OF THE WEEK onFriday, May 17, 2013: John McClellan, Devry Henderson, Nathan Wolfgramm, Lydia Gore, Weston LeBaron, McKae Jones, Braxton Wright, Kellan Brooke, Porter Stevens, Ella Conners, Brianna Hardy, Sage Loveland, Laura Jensen, Alli Johansen, Baylie Bohl, Nicole Noorda, Declan Anderson, Alec Porter, Ethan Lawrence, and Emma Templeman.
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Hobble Creek students were dazzled by the color and excitment of the BYU Folk Dance Assembly. The Dancers taught about rhythm and tradition explaining instruments like the East Indian Sapp, the Canadian wooden spoons, Philipino bamboo sticks, and bones. They brought dances that showed traditions from India, Quebec, USA, Columbia, Belarus, Ireland,Wales, the Ukraine and more.
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T’was the night before Teacher Idol,
and all through the school
all teachers were hiding,
preparing to act cool.
The stage was all set
for the next day with care
in hopes that all teams,
would participate there.
The great day arrived with 1st grade taking the stage,
they started things off, with One Direction
who is ALL the rage!
They looked like five delicate swans, swooshing and swirling
When what to our wondering eyes should appear,
none other than Luke Skywalker, and his father so dear.
Next, we welcomed 3rd….Wheatley, Malo, Latham, and Pyne
They put together a show, dazzling and divine.
Lack of audio enhancement was the cause of their decline.
Judge Simon Cowell called it an up and down ride,
as he winked to the crowd looking from side to side.
5th then took the stage with the Gummi Bear Song
They know how to ROCK it, as all joined along.
Those sixth grade men throw a bash after school
Enlightening all teachers, that ‘cupid’ leaps really are COOL!
Mrs. Slye, Casey, and Miss Peggy so brave…definitely were not born in a cave.
Peggy bolted out a magnificent tune
As all three together danced with a cup, not a spoon.
Casey, never missed a beat.
While Mrs. Slye had a stash in her desk, as her other cups took fleet.
To the naked eye, one never would have known,
as her quick and tricky handiwork replaced the one flown.
A hard act to follow, thought 2nd grade as they entered the playing field.
Competition had been stiff,
but there was NO WAY they would yield.
With confidence and poise they began their tribute,
singing a song about trouble,
they hoped they wouldn’t get the boot.
Glamorous judge Mariah declared with absolute glee,
“Girls, that was Trouble, with a capital T.”
Last, but not least, our technicians stood strong.
They showed us things CAN be done with a BANG and a BONG!
Kindergarten and 4th missed most of the day,
for they were out learning on fieldtrips
more than ten miles away.
When students returned to their classrooms with care,
word had already been made known
that the 2nd grade team were the new heirs to the throne.
Anxiously we’ll await the performances of next year,
when the competition will resume,
2ND GRADE….LIVE IN FEAR!
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2nd Grade students waiting for the Goods and Services Fair to start. Today the 2nd Grade had a "Goods and Services Fair". We study in our grade goods and services in the community, so the 2nd grade had a "Goods and Services" Fair. The students have been earing "Hobble Creek Cash" to buy things at the fair to learn about being "comsumers". They also chose something to bring from home to sell and learn about being a "producer" in our economy. It was up to each student to decide the price, how much they would sell, what they would buy, and how many Hobble Creek Cash dollars they wanted to earn (by good behavior at school).
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At my first sight of the park I saw an old wagon and an old pioneer house. There are amazing statues that I couldn't wait to learn about. The first building that I saw was the Brigham Young Academy. It was established in 1876. It only had 59 students! Sadly it was destroyed by a fire. In 1903 it became BYU or Brigham Young University.
The early settlers would always wear a vest because their shirts were their underwear. They would also wear big hats to keep their faces cool. They would wear pocket watches and boots for working in the fields.
The pioneers first made the town hall which was more like a hut. The pioneers would use it to sleep under and to hold religious meetings, unlike nowadays. We have big buildings with many rooms.
The Pony Express was created in 1860. It only lasted for a year and a half because the telegraph was invented.
Tom Thumb lived in Utah too. He was the shortest man in the world.
The Huntsman Hotel had many places to buy things and trade things.
The trees at the monument are 2,000-3,000 years old! I think that is very unbelievable. I think that the train tour was truly amazing.
Later we went to a school. It was fun to see the different customs they did and learn part of the Deseret Alphabet. I loved hearing their school rules. The teacher made this lesson very fun.
The black smith can make almost anything that you want using metal and iron. He was very funny while telling us great information.
We all got to pull handcarts. It was very challengine having to work together to push and pull the handcarts.
After all of my adventure, I think that it is a great experience for families. I learned so much and had a great time. In my opinion, THIS IS THE PLACE!!
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Library Summer Hours
We are trying something new this summer!
The library will be open from 7:30 to 3:00 every other Tuesday.
Books may be checked out for 2 weeks.
We will be open June 4 and 18, July 2, 16 and 30 and August 13.
Last week kindergarten students celebrated being authors! Kindergarten teachers are so proud of all the hard work and effort students expended in creating their masterpieces. They went through the entire writing process to create the final product of a poem book. They learned about different types of poems and then wrote poems together as a class. The students then wrote their own poems! Then they read their poems to their teacher who then typed them and printed them out to become the book of poems. Students then illustrated their poems, making sure their pictures matched what their poem was about. They practiced reading their poems to themselves and each other in class. They also had the opportunity to share their poem books with third graders.
Then finally they were able to share their wonderful books with many parents. The students did a fabulous job during this whole process and especially in presenting their books to adults! THANK YOU to all the parents and family members who were able to come and enjoy their author's celebration and share the accomplishments of each of the students. The kindergarten teachers appreciate you supporting your child's writing talents. The students were able to feel very successful and accomplished by being able to share their writing with so many adults.
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The culminating activity for the medieval unit of study was a festival showcase. Students have been working on projects which were displayed in the morning. The students and teachers dressed in period costumes. Mrs Hollenback, the music teacher helped each class create a play, puppet play, dance or song to share. The day ended with some tasty gruel!
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Hobble Creek Elementary's STUDENTS OF THE WEEK onFriday, May 10, 2013: Bryce Jameson, Porter Redd, Lindsey Fish, Will Davis, Brooklyn Martin, Katherine Fisher, Kendall Coleman, Austin Mertz, Matthew Warren, Ryan Cardon, Jane Winward, Anna Bird, Alexi Corfield, Jacey Cardon, Zoila Guerrero, McKoy Hamilton, Lily Ekker, Clayton Dean, Cameron Dorny, Kate Nadauld, and Caleb Earl
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Sixth Grade students in the before school orchestra joined sixth grade students from Mapleton Elementary for a concert showcasing their progress as musicians this school year. The director is Mrs. Jessica Knight. The concert included 16 songs in styles ranging from classical to folk, jazz and boogie. A guest banjo player accompained the orchestra as well as Hobble Creek Student Asher Hunt on the beat box.
All Mapleton Junior High students are invited to take a survey regarding backpacks at the school. Please click on the appropriate link for your grade. Thanks for your help as we gather your opinion regarding this important issue.
LAGOON DAY 2013 Dear Parents, LAGOON DAY will be Thursday, May 23, 2013. Students who have maintained eligibility in citizenship, attendance, academic progress, and paid all fines are invited to attend this activity. School will be held for those students who are not eligible to attend and for those students who do not sign up to go to Lagoon. Park entrance passes will be available at LAGOON for $28.00. Students will pay for this pass when they arrive at LAGOON—not at the school. Students will be responsible for their own lunch. A non-refundable bus fare of $16.00 will be charged to each student riding the bus to Lagoon. Students MUST bring their completed permission slip and their $16.00 payment for the bus fare to the school financial office by 2:00pm on Friday, May 17th. The number of buses available is limited, so please purchase your bus ticket as soon as possible to ensure you have a seat on the bus. On May 23th, we will be loading the buses in front of the school at 7:30 am and departing promptly at 8:00 am. Except for students that will be attending school this day, no students will be permitted to enter the building. Students will need to come prepared to load directly on one of the buses. Faculty and staff will be assigned to each bus to supervise both ways. The buses will begin loading to return from Lagoon at 3:00 pm and will be departing promptly at 3:15 pm. Parents, please be aware that Lagoon closes at 4:00 pm this day. If a student rides the bus from MJHS to Lagoon, they are expected to return to MJHS on the same bus they rode up on. Any student who is not on their assigned bus by 3:15 pm will be left at Lagoon and will need to be picked up by parents. We will arrive back at Mapleton Jr. between 4:30 and 5:00 pm. Since the school will not be open when we return, and the regular school bus service will not be taking the students home, students and parents should make prior arrangements for rides home after the trip. Students may dress in casual clothes as long as they are modest and comply with the Nebo School District Dress Code. NO tank tops, spaghetti straps, short shorts, or clothing depicting drugs, alcohol, tobacco or inappropriate words or pictures will be allowed. This policy will be enforced as the buses are loaded. Please do not get left behind because you are improperly dressed. Any illegal activities, inappropriate conduct, insubordinate behavior etc. will be dealt with by Lagoon authorities. Students involved in any of the above will be held at Lagoon until picked up by parents. We cannot permit a student to go on this trip unless the permission slip below has been signed and returned with the $16.00 non-refundable bus fare. If finances are a problem, please contact the school administration. We would like to make arrangements so everyone eligible can go. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PERMISSION SLIP--Mapleton Junior High School—Due to the office by 2:00pm May 17, 2013 I authorize my student ______________________________to go on the Lagoon trip, May 23, 2013. We agree with the above information and requirements. We will not hold Nebo School District or Mapleton Junior High School liable in case of accident or problem unless negligence has occurred. I also recognize that my student will be expected to ride the same bus to and from Lagoon. _____________________________________ ________________ __________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature Date Student Signature – Rules Compliance $16.00 non-refundable bus fare
Griffan Slavens to represent Mapleton Jr. for the “Great Kids Award” presented by the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Griffan was nominated for the “Great Kids Award” by several of his teachers; here is was they had to say about him:
Griffan is one of the most gracious, sincere, and thoughtful students. Besides being well-mannered every day, he always does his work to the best of his ability. I have never seen him slack off. He is also well-liked by by his peers because he is a kind friend. I can always count on Griffan to set the example or raise the bar for the class.
I know Griffan Slavens very well I have seen him at church, home, and school, scout camp, ballfields, and service projects. He is a great young man in any setting you may see him in.
Griffan is a wonderful young man. He is considerate of others and always has a smile on his face. I love having him in my class because I can count on him to do what I ask and demonstrate to the other students how things should be done. I wish I had many more Griffans in my class. I highly recommend him for the Great Kids Award.
We are so proud of Griffan and the fine students that he is.
Tiffany Asay to represent Mapleton Jr. for the “Great Kids Award” presented by the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Tiffany was nominated for the “Great Kids Award” by several of her teachers; here is was they had to say about her:
Tiffany is a great girl who is always positive and enthusiastic about life. She was always prepared in my CTE Intro class and shared comments in class. I especially appreciated her help during the sewing unit.
She would just jump right in and help without me even asking. I know she helped one student before even completing her own apron. Tiffany is also a member of my FCCLA Club. She helped out a lot with our service project of sewing Operation Comfort dolls which we just sent off to Indiana. These will be given to women who have suffered domestic violence in their lives. Tiffany is developing great leadership skills and is kind to everyone. She is a great Mapleton Mustang!
Tiffany Asay is the student teachers would fight over. Not only is she
extremely talented, creative, and thoughtful, she is incredibly
humble. Whenever I see a student struggling, lacking confidence,
lonely, or off-task, I try to think of a way to have them work with
Tiffany. She is so accepting and loving. What a great kid!
Tiffany Asay is a great student in my art class. She does quality work that is always on time as well. One specific thing that I love about Tiffany is that she will not leave after class until she has caught my eye and said "thank you for today, Ms. Walker!" She is such a wonderful person and student!
Tiffany sets herself apart from others in just her radiance of goodness. She is a delight to talk to and always has something positive to say.
We are so proud of Tiffany and the great student that she is.
On Friday May 3rd the students of MJHS showed off their talents and it was quite a show. We are so proud of all of our talented students. A huge thanks goes out to our faculty advisors who over saw the show Mrs. Adams, Mr. Chappell and Ms. Tippetts Thanks to all the students who tried out and those who put on the show.
2013 MJHS TALENT SHOW SETLIST
1. Sam Moore—Bagpipes
2. Trevin Powell & Jared Snelson—Synergy (Cello and Drums)
3. Faith Taylor—Dance
4. Alec Dookhran—Singing/Guitar
5. Malie Nui—Hula
6. Rian and Talon Prows—Skit
7. Hayden LeBaron—Piano
8. Adam Davies, Ben Porter, Sam Hart, Darien Hess, Will Swanson—Singing (Quintet)
9. Dylan Erickson, Taylor Stone, Zachary Peterson—Dancing
10. Emerald Coffey—Singing
11. Beau Barker & Eric Rollins—Rock Band
12. Quin Hooper, Kyle Wilson, Ryan Beck, Ally Vaught, Baylee Lund, Piney Peay, Ashley Anderson, Emma Wirthlin, Elise Flake, Claire Bastian, Keana Bryan—Specialty Dance
2013 MJHS ART SHOW
1. Sam Hart
2. Sabrina Harris
3. Kyia Hernandez
4. Abbey Taylor
5. Kylie Beutler
6. Audrey Ridge
2013 MJHS TALENT SHOW Masters of Ceremony
1. Blake Edmunds
2. Jake Blonquist
3. Lauren Halverson
4. Amanda Lopez
Talent Show Assistant: Taylor Baker
Tech Assistant: Cassidy Jensen
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