Earth Art Exhibit April 18

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:14pm
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Earth Art Exhibit

5th Grade Students working with visual artist, Diane Asay

This art project was made possible by a grant from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This is the third year of an Art Project designed to connect Hobble Creek Elementary to the community through the arts. 

2011-2012 Repertoy Dance Theatre worked with 4th and 2nd grades

2012-2013 Lora Schmidt, storyteller worked with 3rd grade.  John Schaefer photographer, worked with 6th grade.

2013-2014 Diane Asay, visual artist works with 5th grade. Sheri Gibb, ceramics arts works with 1st grade. April 21-May 16 2013


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

STUDENTS OF WEEK, Friday, April 18, 2014

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:03pm
Attributions: photo Linda Baird

 Hobble Creek Elementary's STUDENTS OF WEEK onFriday, April 18, 2014:  Brooklyn Cherrington, Ellie Metler, Ethan McClellan, Rebekah Jensen, Sarah Miyagi, Jack Allman, Audrey Thomas, Oaklie Peterson, Sophie Dungan, Porter Nadauld, Braxton Wright, Austin Mertz, Cole Rasmussen, Sage Harness, AnnaBeth Templeman, Makenzi Thomas, Anna Bird, Maren Murphy, Kennedy Huston, Keltsie Jensen, and Abbie Rowe.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

7th Grade Utah Studies Students go to “This is the Place State Park”

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:14pm

On Thursday March 27 half of the seventh grade students at MJHS loaded bussed and header to “This is the Place State Park” in Salt Lake City.  Students went through six learning station that gave them a hands on learning experience about many things they have learned in the classroom.  Students were able to pull handcarts, visit a school house from pioneer times, and see working blacksmiths shop.  The weather was a little frightful with rain and snow, some sun and was true to form with the type of weather pioneers had to endure.  Overall, it was a great day filled with learning and fun!


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Please Vote for the Amazing Deanne Helquist!!

Mapleton Junior High School News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:17pm

Mapleton Junior High has a finalist in the "Celebrate Teachers" contest at Provo Towne Centre. Her nomination and profile information (name, school, grade, and subject) will be posted to the mall’s Facebook page on April 10. 

From April 10 to 22, the public can vote for their favorite teacher on the mall’s Facebook page (  Anyone 13 years and older can vote for their favorite teacher once each day.  Encourage your friends, family, parents and fellow teachers to support Mrs. Helquist! 

Just in time for National Teacher Day on May 6, the finalist will be announced.  The teacher with the highest number of votes will be recognized with a $500 mall gift card. 


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Earth Art Exhibit Friday April 18 2:00-3:30

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:42pm

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5th Grade’s Earth Art Exhibit  Friday, April 18  2:00-3:30

Book Fair Commons

This week, fifth grade students are working with visual artist, Diane Asay, thanks to a grant from the Utah Division of Arts &  Museums & the National Endowment for the Arts.




Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

CUSEF Science Fair Winners

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:24pm

Mapleton Junior High would like to congratulate Haley Green, Trevor Jeppson, and Kylie Beutler, 2014 Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair Winners.

Haley Green was a Grand Prize winner.  Her entry in the plant science category showed the impact of temperature on photosythesis, relating the oxygen production of an acquatic plant in different water temperatures to global warming.  She now has the option to apply for the Broadcom Masters National contest.

Trevor Jeppson won second place in the Physics and Astronomy category.  His project was entitled Cloud Chambers, a device to view radioactive decaying particles.

Kylee Beutler won a specialty award for presentation.  Her project, entered in the Engineering field was titled "Does Color Matter?".  It posed the question, does the color of a car combined with it's temperature, affect it's speed?

We are so very proud of these hard working, "Science-minded" students.  Way to go!

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Welding Fix It Saturday

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:18am
Attributions: Story by Jared Massic.

Maple Mountain High School Welding Class needs your help to send its Welding Fabrication Team back to Kansas City, MO for the National Competition, AGAIN!. At the end of March, our team of three boys won the Gold Medal at the state level For the second year in a row! The team has been invited back to compete among the top teams in the country.  In hopes to help with this cost we would like to invite you to sign up and bring in anything you need to have repaired or re-welded.  If you provide the material to fix your project, we will weld it back together for you. In return, we ask that you please donate money when your project is completed to help these boys make it back to Kansas City. Last year we had a great turn out and helped a ton of people fix many different projects. The 2nd annual MMHS Welding Fix It Saturday will be held May 3rd from 8am to 4pm. We ask that you please be generous in your donations, but the amount donated will be up to you.

To set up a time or discuss your project needs, please contact MMHS welding instructor, Jared Massic at: or call him at 801 794 6740.

Buy A Yearbook Now!

Mapleton Junior High School News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:25pm

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Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

MMHS Takes 2nd Place at State Science Olympiad!

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:23pm
Attributions: Story by Kyle Miller.

Building on last year's excellent results, the MMHS Science Olympiad team proved themselves yet again with an impressive 2nd place performance at the University of Utah state competition. MMHS competed alongside 30 other high school from all across the state, getting edged out by only 8 points to the Utah County Science Club magnet school. Of the 25 different events, ranging from anatomy and entomology to astronomy and maglev, the Golden Eagles took home medals in half of their events. Congratulations team! You have brought some serious honor to our school!

The individual winners included:
Rachel Bybee and Tanner Henry for 1st place in Anatomy and Physiology
Rachel Bybee and Rebecca Bair for 1st place in Designer Genes
Rachel Bybee and Tanner Henry for 3rd place in Disease Detectives
John Baadsgaard and Tyler Mortensen for 1st place in Entomology
Sam Dallon for 1st place in Astronomy
Sam Dallon for 2nd place in Dynamic Planet
John Baadsgaard and Anya Nielson for 1st place in Rocks and Minerals
Sam Dallon and Tyler Mortensen for 2nd place in Materials Science
Robert Nay and Rebecca Bair for 3rd place in Forensics
Robert Nay and Scott Griffin for 1st place in Maglev
John Baadsgaard and Jon Smith for 3rd place in Boomilever
John Baadsgaard for 3rd place in Geologic Mapping

Maple Mountain Drill Team Selected For 2014-15

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:17pm
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.

Try outs for the Maple Mountain High School Ellevés Drill Team were held on March 31 – April 3, 2014. Thirty two girls tried out with twenty four girls making the final cut. The girls were taught a short military/kick routine and a dance routine which they performed for the judges. They also showed their technique skills in some across the floor combinations.

The new team is very excited to begin! They will have their first performance on Friday, May 2, 2014. They will perform in the 2013-14 MMHS Ellevé Showcase. They are also looking forward to performing at Basic Dance Training camp in June and local parades in July.

Watch for details this summer as the girls will host their sixth annual MMHS Drill Team Golf Classic. The tournament is tentatively set to be held on August 16th at the Spanish Oaks Golf Course.

Dance Company Festival and Adjudication

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:10pm
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

Congratulations to the Dance Company for receiving SUPERIOR ratings at the Dance Company Festival and Adjudication (DCFA) last week. Whitney Johns, Elise Barney, Anna Tanner, McCall Moon, Faith Taylor, and Madie Crandall all received superior scores for their choreography. A very special congrats for Elise Barney. Her piece entitled "Ties That Bind" received the judges choice award for the evening.


Mapleton Junior High School News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:34pm

Honors English 9 applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now available.  Click here to download application.  Applications are due to your child's 8th grade English teacher no later than Friday April 18th.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Alisha Adams ( or your student's current 8th grade English teacher. Thanks for all you do to support the students at Mapleton Junior High. 

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Hobble Creek Art Project Artist Diane Asay Works with 5th Grade Students

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:31pm

Monday April 14-Friday April 18 Hobble Creek fifth grade classes will be creating "Earth Art"  with artist Diane Asay. There will be an exhibit of the art on Friday April 18 at 2:00-3:30 in conjunction with the 5th grade Maturation program.  The art project is possible due to a grant from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment for the arts.

Diane Asay has taught in the Art Education Department at Brigham Young University for over 20 years. She has her own publishing company, Art Visuals, that produces art-related teaching aids for public schools. She has produced timelines on both world and American art, as well as sets of posters on Modern and Postmodern art, women and African-American artists, and the cultures of Africa, China, Japan, India and the Islam. Her latest publication is a set on Latino and Latin American art and culture. When she has time, she loves to do watercolor paintings, dabble with pastels, and create stained glass works.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

STUDENTS OF THE WEEK on Friday, April 4, 2014

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:14pm
Attributions: Linda Baird photo

Hobble Creek Elementary's STUDENTS OF THE WEEK on Friday, April 4, 2014:  Abby Franke, Brooklynne Jenni, Trace Christensen, Max Sundet, Mitchell Holman, Kaila Finlayson, Jayne Allen, Cutler Christensen, Savannah Nuttall, Savannah Jenni, Audrey Green, Sarah Gardner, Emma Collette,  Taen Weber, and Katelyn Beutler.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Acoustics ,creativity 6th grade fun

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:27pm

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Students made instrument, composed songs and performed them for theVoice judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Shakira. Fun with science !

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

The Jungle Book School Play

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:54pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring; Photo by Tiffany Manwaring
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Parents emjoyed coming to the evening performance of "The Jungle Book". We had many fifth and sixth grade students audition for this play. If they didn't want to be in the play, they were part of the set design, and back stage crew members. Tonight went off without a hitch! We are so proud of our 5th and 6th grade Sierra Bonita students for working so hard to memorize their parts and then to have it all come together in the end. Job well done students!!

Congratulations to the March Students of the Month

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:44pm

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the March 2014 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 March are (listed by academic area):

CTE- Murdock Gunther, Shaelyn Christensen, Kayla Kunz

English-  Michelle Hutchings, Emma Scott

Fine Arts- Cooper Walpole. Austin Warren, Allison Ells

Health- Abby Jackman, Abby Tischner

Life Skills- Oakley Swenson, Adam Hall, Austin Miller

Math- Leslie Griffin, Moroni Rios, Jonah Allen

PE- Jaden Christensen, Sarah Stratton, Dylan Carter

Science- Ashlee Brown, Sara Jeffery, Kelsy Flanders

Social Studies- Kaylee Allen, Amy Williamson, Delaney Rose


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Mrs York is the Hobble Creek Crystal Apple Award Winner

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:11pm

Mrs. York. Was chosen by her fellow teachers to receive the award that is sponsored by Horace Mann Insurance Company.
Mary Lynne York is the 2013-14 recipient of the Crystal Apple Award for Hobble Creek Elementary School. Mrs. York has taught 19 years, 12 at Hobble Creek Elementary. Mrs. York is an extra-miler! In the nomination forms Mrs. York was described as “a hard worker” who is “dedicated to education.” One teacher said, “She is so sweet and willing to help anyone.” Another wrote, “Mrs. York gives 110% to her students. She is often found in her classroom late at night, before the sun rises in the morning and on weekends!” Mrs. McAfee, a fellow third grade teacher says, “Mary Lynne is a master craftsman and her craft is teaching! She is very creative and uses music & art to help students learn. She is an expert at using hands-on strategies in math and helping children increase their fluency in reading. She is a supportive friend and has a fun sense of humor.” Her principal, Mike Johnson says, “Mary Lynne is a wonderful teacher who is dedicated to her students and her school. She is reliable and a very hard worker. Mary Lynne truly wants what is best for children.” In 2012, Mrs. York earned a master’s equivalency in art education. Besides teaching, she loves traveling with her husband, playing the piano, gardening and spending time with her grandkids.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

April SCC Meeting

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:18pm

**Notice of Meeting**
Sierra Bonita Elementary‘s
School Community Council
will meet on April 14, 2014 at 11:40 in the conference room.