Ice Bucket Challenge - VIDEO!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:04pm
Attributions: Video: Janna Slye

Please enjoy the video:

The Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral sensation, has helped raise awareness and funds for ALS, a disease more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s.  Former Boston College baseball captain and ALS patient, Pete Frates was diagnosed when he was just 27 years old.  He and his family helped the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge go viral, raising millions of dollars for the ALS Association research fund.

First Day of Kindergarten

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:39pm
Attributions: Carol Day

Parents brought their kindergarten students to school, leaving them for a magical year.  The afternoon kindergarten students were able to come to the storytelling assembly given by Timpanogos festival teller Clare Murphy.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Storytelling Assembly

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:36pm
Attributions: Carol Day
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Storytelling Assembly :   Clare Murphy, a professional storyteller from Ireland,  came to Mapleton Elementary in conjunction with the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.  She told stories in two sessions, k-3 and 4-6.   Her stories were interactive.  Students were singing, responding and helping tell the stories.  Clare Murphy had the attention of the students making them laugh and encouraging them to tell their own stories.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

3-D Design

Mapleton Junior High School News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:09am
Attributions: Mr. Hobbs
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MJHS students recently completed class projects for the 3-D Design class. The projects were designed and constructed by the students, using the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude as their inspiration.  

Visit the following website to learn more about Wrapped 3-D Design

What great work and effort by our students here at Mapleton Junior High School.  

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

First day of Kindergarten at Hobble Creek

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:34pm

It was an exciting day for parents, students and teachers!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Student Council Elections

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:31pm

The sixth grade hall is alive with the Student Council campaign. Color, creativity and even lights vie for the voters attention.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Drumline Won 1st at the Utah High Sschool Drumline Throwdown

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:43pm
Attributions: Story by Chris Wilson.

The competition consisted of prelims during the day and finals in the evening at the WSU Wildcat Stadium. Drumlines from around the state prepared two different cadences (short musical segments for drumline performances) to present to the audience, complete with visuals (to "work the crowd"). After the three finalists each performed their cadences, a panel of professional music educators and percussionists crowned Maple Mountain's drumline the winner!

Welding Team Takes 4th in Nation

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:56pm
Attributions: Story by Jared Massic.

Our MMHS Welding Fabrication Team went to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference over the summer to represent our state for the second year in a row. The team consisted of Josh Jensen, Michael Swanson, and Chandler Schramm. They traveled to Kansas City, MO to face off against the top 35 fabrication teams in the country. The boys executed well and took 4th place! If you see these young men, congratulate them on a job well done.

Monday Parent E-mail -- Aug 25, 2014

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:04pm

Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Informaiton for 8-25-14:

Ice Bucket Challenge

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:48pm
Attributions: Photos by Sherin Olson
(more pictures available)

The Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral sensation, has helped raise awareness and funds for ALS, a disease more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s.  Former Boston College baseball captain and ALS patient, Pete Frates was diagnosed when he was just 27 years old.  He and his family helped the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge go viral and increase ALS research donations to over $41 million dollars.

Friday at Sierra Bonita’s opening assembly, staff members including Principal Mike Larsen, took the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Students watched as gallons of water and ice soaked each nominee.  Many Nebo School District personnel were then nominated to take the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Sierra Bonita is looking forward to seeing the challenge accepted!  

*for more information on the Ice Bucket Challenge nominations follow humansofsierrabonita on Instagram*


School Carnival

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:38pm
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Come join us for an evening of fun and games!  We will be having our annual carnival on Monday, September 8th from 5-8pm.  The PTA will be holding a silent auction that evening and they need your help!  Attached you will find information about what you may want to donate to help prepare the baskets that will be auctioned off.  Watch for notes to be coming home as well.  Wrist bands and tickets will be on sale at the front office soon. 

We're Back!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:04pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring

Bringing back the laughter our first week of school!

Our very own Shane Fawson walking around one of our Sierra Bonita students. It's great to be back!

Opening Assembly

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:38pm
Attributions: Carol Day
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Mapleton Elementary gathered to meet their new principal.   Mrs. Peery introduced herself, the faculty, and each grade level.  She explained the school rules and procedures.  She explained incentives: student of the week,  quarterly school wide rewards, and Mapleton Milers.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

The First Day of School

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:07pm

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Hobble Creek Elementary is soaring off to a magical school year !

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Two Days of Educated Entertainment

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:22am
Attributions: by Lana Hiskey

Over one-hundred students from all of Nebo School District’s junior high schools participate in the two-day Nebo Shakespeare Academy. This fun-filled summer event features ice-breaker games, theatre motion, voice technique, acting competitions, food, and FUN! 

Mapleton Junior High School was full of excitement and energy as students learned the value of good collaboration and healthy competition. 

Guest speakers, Jan Shelton Hunsaker and Andy Hunsaker, not only entertained but taught award-winning theatre characteristics. Their Top Ten Tips of Shakespeare Acting enchanted the junior high actors. Both guests were educated and trained at SUU’s Shakespeare Festival. The Hunsaker’s enormous theatre programs have taken many first place awards at competitions such as the Shakespeare Acting Competition, the Tuachan School for the Performing Arts, and the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts. The Hunsakers are both teaching in Nebo School District at Spanish Fork High School.  

This Nebo School District Shakespeare Academy is in its fourth year, and the Nebo District junior high teachers stated, “We have the most supportive school board and administrators across the state, whom support our desires to give our students this amazing experience.”

Nebo School District junior high school theatre teachers and Shakespeare coaches include:  Kara Poulsen, Diamond Fork; Kristina Holley, Spanish Fork; Rock Hatch White, Mt. Nebo; Nichole Clement, Mapleton and Springville; David Antablian, Payson; DeAnna Ashworth and Catherine Lyon, Salem.


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Hobble Creek Faculty Prepares to Welcome Students Back to School

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:03pm

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Hobble Creek Faculty is back to school ! They are preparing for a magical year.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

School Community Council Election

Mapleton Junior High School News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:55pm


School Community Council Elections

Notification Reminder

Who:  All parents or guardians of students attending MJHS are eligible to vote                          

            for council members (one vote per person).   

When:  Monday, August 18th – Monday August 25th    

Where:  Main Office at MJHS

Time:  Regular school hours (7:30am-3:30pm)


Parents will check-in with the secretary in the front office and receive a ballot.  From the ballot, you will select four names then place your ballot in the ballot box.  We encourage all parents to participate in the selection process.


The following individuals have expressed interest in being candidates for the four seats that are available on this year’s Community Council:

Amberly Beck

Jeremy Browne

Jeanine Lewis

Kaylyn Reed

Amy Porter

Vicki Jacobson

*If you are interested in becoming a candidate you may still do so by e-mailing you name to Jeff Nelson (  The deadline for submitting your name is Friday, August 15th by 12:00pm.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

PTA Website

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:48pm

Please check out our new PTA website:

Also, don't forget to check out the committees we still need volunteers for:

PTA: PTA Committees


PTA Opportunites

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:03pm

Thank you for all of the parents who joined the PTA and signed up to volunteer at school registration.  We still have volunteer opportunities and needs.  Please consider volunteering to help make this year a success.  Click on the link below to see where there is a need.


PTA: PTA Committees