STUDENTS OF THE WEEK August 28, 2015

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:33am
Attributions: Linda Baird photo

Hobble Creek Elementary's STUDENTS OF THE WEEK on Friday, August 28, 2015:  Julie Franke, Chloe Christensen, Lucy Carter, Jacob Ballard, William Rex, Hadlie Murdoch, Evelyn Ames, David Jensen, David Halverson, Tyler Haveron, Lizzy Lowe, Lily Ann Conroy, Anna Sneddon, Anson Polgar, Ayson Beardall, Will Jenkins, Chloe Ekker, and Sarah Gardner.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton


Hobble Creek Elementary News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:03am
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Hobble Creek students will have the opportunity to program robots in an after school club.  The program was explained in an assembly of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.  In the club they will apply math and communication skills as well as "hands on problem solving".  The robots will have motion, sight, sound capabilities.  

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

School Picture Day - Friday, August 28th

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 4:19pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring

School Picture Day for all students will be held this Friday, August 28th.  Picture information sheets have been sent home with students. Please contact the school office if you have any questions at 801-798-4480.

First Day for Kindergarten Students

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:24am
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Kindergarten students toured the school this morning discovering important places and people like Mrs. Williams in the library.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Monday Parent E-mail -- August 24, 2015

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:42pm

Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 8-24-15:


Back to School...

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:25am
Attributions: Keith Richards
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After a long summer, students are back to school here at Mapleton Junior High.  Teachers began on Tuesday when all of the 7th graders came for 7th Grade Day to get acquainted with the school, their lockers, teachers, and classes.  Our very own student council was introduced and then pulled off a great assembly and were a huge help in helping the new junior high students fit in and find their way around the school.

Wednesday all students started back to school with wearing new clothes and carrying new ambitions to be better this year than ever before.  Teachers started off doing some very exciting things in class and are working very hard to engage students to achieve academically and socially.  With Mapleton Junior High’s 2015-16 motto of being 100% Mustang, we are committed as teachers, staff, and students to making this year the best one yet!


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Bears Bulletin

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 7:09pm

Hello Parents!

We extend a warm welcome to students, parents, and families of Sierra Bonita Elementary, Home of the Bears. We look forward to working with each member of our school community to achieve our school mission statement:

In partnership with parents and community, our mission at Sierra Bonita Elementary is to create high levels of learning for every student, celebrate individual differences and abilities, and inspire responsible citizenship and lifelong success.

During this upcoming school year, working together as partners, we will ensure that all students experience this success. Thank you for your support for Sierra Bonita Elementary!

Jennifer Grant – Administrative Intern - Welcome back to school!  It’s going to be another great year at Sierra Bonita!  My name is Jennifer Grant and I have the privilege of working with Mr. Larsen as an administrative intern.  I have worked in Nebo District for 13 years teaching 3rd and 4th grades at Art City Elementary.  I love to scrapbook, play tennis, and ride four-wheelers.  I’m excited to be here at Sierra Bonita and thrilled to get to know your children and see their successes.

Back-to-School Night
Our Back-to-School Night will be held this Wednesday, August 26, and will begin at 6:30pm. We plan to be finished by 7:30pm. The first few minutes will be spent in a general assembly in the auditorium. We will introduce staff members and take care of a little business. After this general session, teachers will welcome parents for two 15- minute sessions in classrooms. We hope you will be able to attend this event. Students are not expected to attend our Back-to-School Night.

School Picture Day
School Picture Day for all students will be held this Friday, August 28.  Picture information sheets have been sent home with students.

School Carnival Fundraiser
We invite all Sierra Bonita families to attend our school carnival that will be held on Monday, September 14, from 5-8PM.  Wristbands, Tickets, and Meal Cards will be on sale in the front office beginning September 1 and will continue through Carnival Night. Each person with a wristband will be able to enjoy unlimited rides and games (food not included). Tickets may be used for rides, games, and to purchase food. The money the school receives from our fundraiser will be used to further educational offerings for students. Thank you – We hope to see you at our carnival!

PTA Fundraiser
PTA Annual Fundraiser will be October 5-9.  The PTA is trying something new this year and will be asking for Direct Donations.  100% of the donations go back into Sierra Bonita and will provide and allows us to continue to fund student activities, programs, teacher support items, school needs, family activities, and much, much more!  We will be having drawings for fun prizes for participation and for different amounts of donations.   Also an easy and effective way to double your contribution is to see if your employer has a matching gift program to Non- Profit Organizations. We look forward as a PTA Board and as families of Sierra Bonita to give back to our school.  

School Community Council Elections
School Community Council Elections were scheduled to be held August 18-26 to fill four parent representative positions on the council. We ended up not needing to hold elections because there were enough vacant positions on the council to receive the parents that indicated their desire to be placed on the election ballot. We welcome Tatum Baker, Larisa Hicken, April Moody, and Kristina Weston as new parent representatives on our School Community Council. 

Student Education Plan (SEP) Conferences and Sign-Ups
We are excited to share that we will be using SignUp Genius, an online tool for creating and managing group sign up lists, to sign up for our October and January SEP conferences. (Our March Student Led Conferences will be according to a different schedule).

On Monday, August 31, a message will be sent to your email from the school through Parentlink, that will provide a link and information on how to sign up using SignUp Genius. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 801-798-4480. Thank you!

Sierra Park
We are all excited to see that the new Sierra Park just north of the school is nearing completion.  At this time, the park has many open trenches as a sprinkler system is being installed, and soon, hydro-seeding will take place.  We remind students, for their safety, to be sure to remain out of the park while under construction.

Pick-Up Zone & Parking
We appreciate the efforts of all parents and staff members in providing for the safety of students in our drop-off and pick up zones. Please help us to ensure that all students are accompanied by an adult when crossing through the pick-up zone.  Also, thank you for reserving our handicapped parking spaces for those who have need for these parking stalls. We have great appreciation for everyone’s efforts to increase safety in our parking lots and drop off and pick-up zones before and after school.

Note: By law, bus zones cannot be used as drop off and pick up zones even if there are no busses present!

School Checkout Procedures
Please follow the following procedures when you need to check a student out from school before the end-of-school bell rings.  First, share with an office secretary that an early checkout is necessary, second, fill out information and sign name on the checkout sheet located in the office area, and third, wait in the office area until your student arrives in the office. Thank you.

End of School Day Checkout
We ask for your help in reducing the number of interruptions classes could experience at the end of the school day due to students being checked out early.  Our teachers are instructing right up to the end of each day, and it is increasingly difficult for them and the class when students are checked out early. Unless it is an emergency, we ask that students not be checked out during the last 15 minutes of the day.  This practice helped last year and will continue to help teachers and students to make the most of every minute of the day.

Students Walking, Riding Bicycles/Scooters & Crosswalks
We have many students who are walking and riding bicycles/scooters to school each day. We have provided training for students to use sidewalks and to follow the instructions of adult supervisors and our crossing guards. We have instructed students use the crosswalk in front of the school when crossing 1800 East. Faculty members will serve as crossing guards at this crosswalk. We ask that all parents please instruct their children on these and other safety measures to better ensure that students safely make their way to and from school each day.

Spirit Day
We have school spirit at Sierra Bonita, and have designated each Friday as our School Spirit Day. We have nice school shirts and encourage children to wear their school shirts (this year’s and past years’ shirts) or school colors (blue and maroon) on Fridays.  We have a lot to be proud of at Sierra Bonita and want to do all we can to build school pride.

Calendar of Events for September
Wednesday, August 26…………………………………………………………..Kindergarten Begins
Wednesday, August 26….…………………….…….…….Back to School Night (6:30 p.m.)
Friday, August 28..… ......……………………….……….………...…………...School Picture Day
Friday, August 28………………………………………………….Room Mother’s Tea (3:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, September 1……….…………………...….……………….…..PTA Reflections Begins
September 1-14………….……….….Carnival Tickets/Wristbands on Sale in the Office
Thursday, September 3……………………….….Hearing Screening for grades K, 1, 3, 6
Monday, September 7 ………...…...…………….………...…….……...Labor Day/ No School
Tuesday, September 8 …………....School Community Council Meeting (3:45 p.m.)
Monday, September 14.…..………..…....…..…..….……..……School Carnival (5-8 p.m.)
Wednesday, September 16…………………………………………School Dismisses at NOON
Thursday, September 17 ……...…...………………………………………..... Constitution Day
Tuesday, September 29……………………………………....……………..…..Vision Screening


First "Praise Notes" of the Year!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 6:51pm
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. Our very first "Praise Note" goes to Summer Sperry, a third grader from Mrs. Graves class! Way to go!

Also, great job to all the other student pictured with her above, who also received praise notes this week. What a great way to start the year!

7th Grade Mustang Round Up Day

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 1:55pm
Attributions: Andrea Pond
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MJHS 7th grade students started the school year Tuesday with the Mustang Round Up Assembly. The students all seemed excited to meet the teachers and get familiar with the school before the first day.  We are looking forward to a great year!! Welcome students.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Newly Updated Bike Racks

Mapleton Elementary News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:51am
Attributions: Julie Peery


 A big thanks goes to Hatch Jacobsen who fixed up our bikes racks by welding and painting them before school started. He did this along with other Boy Scouts for his Eagle Project. We appreciate how sturdy they are and how nice they look now.


Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

MMHS Cross Country Meeting

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:16pm
Attributions: Andrea Pond

MMJH Cross Country - Come be a part of our Cross Country team.  We will be having a meeting on Friday, August 21st after school in the gym.  Please see Coach Frame or Coach Lundell if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!!


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

First Day of School = Success

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:59am
Attributions: Andrea Pond
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MJHS students are off to a great start with 100% Mustang pride!  We are having a great week so far and looking forward a a great 2015-2016 year.  

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

New School Song

Mapleton Elementary News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:56am
Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

First day back for 1st - 6th graders...and a few pirates too!

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 4:14pm
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What a fantastic first day! The faculty and staff were ready and prepared to begin a new year and welcome each and every student to school today. The students were happy to see old friends, make new friends, and get back into the swing of things at Mapleton Elementary. The opening assembly began outside aboard a pirate ship with an introduction of new staff members and the theme for the year: Unity Courage and Dreams. The assembly then continued inside with students learning the new school song. Thanks to everyone for making it a great day!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Hawks Stand Tall On The First Day of School

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:04am

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Hobble Creek Welcome Back to School Assembly began with a visit from Screech as the school sang the school song.  The students were introduced to the PTA Reflections contest.  The theme this year is "Let Your Imagination Fly!"   Entries are due Sept. 22.  Mr. Johnson read the book Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon to introduce the theme for the year Stand Tall Hobble Creek Hawks.   Each grade level stood up for recognition as well as the faculty and new students.  

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Ready, Set, Let's Go

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:30am

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Hobble Creek Staff members have been preparing to welcome students and parents.
August 18 Open House: 2:30-3:15
First Day of School. August 19
Back to School PTA meeting August 26. 3:00-4:30

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

School Open House - August 18th 1-3:00pm

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 5:56pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring

We welcome you to attend our school "Open House" on Tuesday, August 18th from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  Come in and meet your new teacher and see your classroom!

The first day of school for 1st-6th grade is Wednesday, August 19th at 9:00am. Kindergarten begins August 26th. 

We hope you have had a great summer and look forward to seeing you tomorrow during our school open house!

Picture Day is Friday, August 21

Mapleton Junior High School News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:15am
Attributions: andrea pond

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Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Janna Allred has a Flourishing Baking Reputation

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:03pm
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At age 17, Jannelyse Allred, of Mapleton, has a thriving business. She bakes eight varieties of bread for the Mapleton Farmers Market and has done so for a couple years. She has a food handler’s permit as well as a cottage kitchen permit.

Three years ago Janna packed 40 loaves of bread in her vehicle to bring to the Saturday market — she sold out by 10 a.m. 

Baking is not new to Janna. She remembers standing on a kitchen stool at age 4 or 5 to help her mother roll out whole wheat dough on the cutting board. Then in 4th grade, Janna made up a jelly roll recipe for her elementary school’s Invention Day. “We have family dinners every Sunday, so cooking and baking is part of our family culture,” she said. One of Janna’s best Christmas presents was a Bosch mixer from her mother.

This Maple Mountain High School senior is at least a fourth generation baker. “My grandma was always in the kitchen and taught my mom (Lynnae Allred),” said Janna. The high schooler makes gargantuan cinnamon rolls and charges $1 for them. “It’s from my great-grandma’s recipe,” she added. Janna knew her great-grandmother until age 8 when Ruth Tanner, of Springville, passed away. But Grandma Tanner’s cinnamon rolls live on.

Besides cinnamon rolls, Janna creates — for farmers markets — coconut banana bread with lime glaze, whole wheat cranberry date bread, butterflake crescent dinner rolls, onion dill herb bread, honey whole wheat bread and pumpkin chocolate chip bread.

Janna’s reputation precedes her. People call her to order rolls for a daughter’s wedding reception or bread for neighborhood Christmas gifts and even brownie mixes for company gift baskets. Standing orders have surfaced now and then as well. 

One woman ordered Lemon Rosemary Mozzarella Artisan Bread from the young entrepreneur who found the recipe on a food blog. “The next time she saw me, she said she would pay me to bring some to her every weekend,” Janna said. “As a 14-year-old, I was surprised and excited. First, because she enjoyed something of my creation so much, and second, because of the potential of selling and making money at my age.”

Entrepreneurship has been the name of the game around the Allred home. Her parents and siblings have started successful businesses, so Janna has listened to the talk around her home. For the teen, it was exciting for her to begin something of her own and equally thrilling to create an enjoyed product.

Janna said friends, neighbors and church members have been “incredibly generous and supportive throughout this whole project. They go out of their way to come and buy something from me and are so friendly.”

All her bread creations are personal favorites, but Janna loves her mother’s recipe for butterflake rolls. The family uses the honey whole wheat bread for sandwiches. “We never buy store-bought bread,” she said. Her onion dill herb bread makes a tasty tomato sandwich. Janna might add mayonnaise and cheese to it, but tomatoes and the bread are what make it. When any of her four siblings are home they gobble up her sweet breads: lemon zucchini, apple praline and more.

Two friends can’t get enough of her bakery items. “For our birthdays, that’s what we want, her breads,” said Katie Gomez, 17, also a Maple Mountain High School senior. “When we go to her house — food is always involved! The only real restaurant in Mapleton is Janna’s Bakery.”

Seventeen-year-old Beau Brady feels the same way — his favorite is her lemon zucchini bread. “It’s the only zucchini bread I’ll ever eat.” His dad has a standing order of three loaves of different varieties of bread a week. “Her whole wheat bread — it makes me cry a bit every time I take a bite,” said Beau. “She’s amazing — how she’s done it all by herself.”

As a member of the high school club, Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Janna wrote a business plan for a bakery. She competed in region, state and won Gold at nationals in Washington D.C. Three other Maple Mountain High School students won gold at nationals as well in other categories. Janna called her imaginary bakery “Fleur La Farine.”

That doesn’t mean she will go commercial with her bakery, but “it will definitely be something I continue to enjoy as a hobby in the future baking for family, friends, gifts.”

She has an interest in human and child development; after high school her future plans include college and an LDS mission.

Welcome Back

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:38pm

Welcome to a New School Year at Sierra Bonita Elementary!

We extend a warm welcome to students, parents, and families of Sierra Bonita Elementary, Home of the Bears. We look forward to working with you, members of our school community, to achieve our school mission statement:
In partnership with parents and community, our mission at Sierra Bonita Elementary is to create high levels of learning for every student, celebrate individual differences and abilities, and inspire responsible citizenship and lifelong success.

During this upcoming school year, working together as partners, we will ensure that all students experience this success. Thank you for your support for Sierra Bonita Elementary!

 School Community Council Elections
Elections for 4 parent positions on the school community council will be held August 18-26, 2015. We invite all parents/guardians to consider having their name added to the school community council ballot. If you would like to add your name to the ballot, please contact Mike Larsen by Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 801-798-4480 or through email at

Upcoming Events

  • School Registration (For all new and returning students) - Thursday, July 30, from 7:30am-4:00pm
  • Class Placement Information will be shared beginning Friday, August 7
  • School Open House – Tuesday, August 18, 1:00-3:00pm
  • First Day of School (1st – 6th) – Wednesday, August 19, 9:00am
  • First Day of Kindergarten – Wednesday, August 26
  • Back to School Night – Wednesday, August 26, 6:30pm
  • School Carnival Fundraiser – Monday, September 14, 5:00-8:00pm