CTE Teacher Highlight - Tyler Lewis

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:42pm

Tyler Lewis teaches Digital Photography 1, Advanced Commercial Photography 2, AP Photography, and Yearbook. This is his sixth year teaching at Maple Mountain High School. He graduated from BYU with a bachelors and masters degree in Technology & Engineering Education. Photography is a relatively new hobby for Mr. Lewis after switching from graphic design and video editing, but he now has his own photography business that keeps him busy in the evenings, weekends, and summers. In his spare time, you can find Mr. Lewis with his family traveling, exploring, jeeping, eating cookie dough, and taking photos.

He loves seeing students become better photographers and features them on an Instagram account @mmhsphoto. Check it out to see students' awesome photos!

ProStart Advances to State Competition

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:29pm
Attributions: Story by Jane Wilkins.

Maple Mountain ProStart is advancing to the state competition! They placed 4th in Central Regionals on Thursday, February 23. And in case you don't know what ProStart is, it is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

Congratulations to these students and good luck at state on March 7!

Nebo School District Mental Health Awareness

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:06pm
Attributions: Andrea Pond

Join us for a free parent seminar with information on substance abuse, mental health issues, Suicide warning signs and prevention services provided by Wasatch Mental Health.

Payson High School Auditorium

1050 S Main Street Payson

March 13, 2017,

6:30-7:30 p.m.

*High Schools will be offering detention credit for Parent and student attendance.

*Jr High Schools will be offering extra credit for parent and student attendance.

Topics include:

  • Mental Health issues
  • Suicide warning signs
  • Prevention tips
  • How to get help and access to community resources


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Reading Assembly

Mapleton Elementary News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:40am
Attributions: Kristin Northcutt
(more pictures available)

Mapleton Elementary was one of the first schools in the state to reach 1 millions minutes of reading recorded with Road to Success.  The students received an assembly with a magician as a reward for all of the reading they have done and recorded.  Keep up the good work students!!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Prep of the Week - Tristan Hellstrom

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:20am

Tristan Hellstrom has been selected as a MMHS "Prep of the Week" for this outstanding season as a member of the wrestling team. Tristan has had high finishes in region and also at state. Congratulations to Tristan for a great season.

Hobble Creek Students of the Week: February 24, 2017

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:13am
Attributions: Mrs. Liz Porter

The Hobble Creek Students of the Week for February 24, 2017 are:

Sheldon Washington, Tempest Holm, Xavier Hassell, Henry Rich, Ryker Porter, Chase Gressman, Bridger Frischknecht, Presley Bird, Peyton White, Kira Crandall, Ava Mabry, Isabella Properzi, Kavika Bringhurst, Aiden Diamond, Mickey Torgerson, Jessica Lloyd, Elsa McCown, and Jaedan Anderson

Great job Hawks. We think you are awesome!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Prep of the Week - Dawson Beutler

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 2:26pm

Dawson Beutler has been selected as a Prep of the Week for his recent outstanding plays as a member of the boys basketball team. Dawson along with the other members of the boys team have had an outstanding season winning a share of the region 8 title. Good luck to Dawson and the boys basketball team as they prepare for the state basketball tournament!

MMHS Baseball Players Read to Students

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:44pm
Attributions: photos by: Miranda Graves
(more pictures available)

MMHS Baseball Players enjoyed going to several classes at Sierra Bonita to read to students.

MMHS Baseball Playing At Recess

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:31pm

MMHS Baseball Playing At Recess. The picture looks decieving, however, the baseball players did not want to be in the picture at recess...but they had alot of fun!

CTE Teacher Highlight - Molly Brenchley

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:07pm

Molly Brenchley teaches business and dance classes as well as coach the drill team at Maple Mountain High School.  She has taught at MMHS since it opened. Previously she taught at Payson High School. 

The CTE classes that Mrs. Brenchley teaches have varied over the years from Computer Tech 1 and 2 to Business Communication 1 and 2. Currently she is teaching Exploring Computer Science. In addition to teaching CTE classes, Mrs. Brenchley teaches Dance 1, Dance 2, Social Dance 1, and Social Dance 2. She is also the coach of the Ellevés Drill Team.

Mrs. Brenchley received a BS degree in Business and Dance Education from Southern Utah University. She has been a UHSAA certified drill team judge for over 30 years. She was presented with the 4A Coach of the Year award from the UHSAA Executive Committee in 2008-09 and also was named the 4A Drill Team Coach of the Year in 1998-99 by the Utah Dance Drill Association. Mrs. Brenchley received a Crystal Apple teacher award in April 2002.            

Mrs. Brenchley loves to travel and spend time with her family. 

Mrs. Hansen's Valentine Party with Lots of Learning

Mapleton Elementary News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:13am
Attributions: Rachel Hansen
(more pictures available)

Mrs. Howcroft incorporated lots of learning during Mrs. Hansen's class Valentine party. They were able to analyze air particles with the use of a Vortex. They also made crystals out of salt. 

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Fun with 3D shapes in Kindergarten

Mapleton Elementary News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:00am
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Mrs. Barth's Kindergarten class learning their shapes with 3D treats.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Prep of the Week - Jalyssa Friant, Mckenna Bate, & Mallory Ross

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 2:02pm
Attributions: Story by David Boyack. Photos by Tyler Lewis.
(more pictures available)

Jalyssa Friant, Mckenna Bate, and Mallory Ross have been selected for "Prep of the Week" honors. Jalyssa, Mckenna, and Mallory are members of the region 8 champion drill team. Their efforts also helped the drill team to a third place finish at the state drill team competition. All three were also recently selected to the all state drill team. 

Congratulations ladies on a great season!

SEP Conferences - Thursday, February 23rd

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 1:38pm

Hi Parents!

Our SEP conferences will be held this Thursday, February 23rd.  These will be student led conferences so there will be no sign-ups for this conference. 

We recommend that those whose last name that starts with A-L to come any time from 3:30-5:30 and M-Z to come any time between 6-8.  We understand that this time does not work for everyone so if you need to come to the other session that is fine.  We are just trying to prevent too much congestion.  Teachers will be eating dinner from 5:30-6pm.  

Our book fair will also be open during our student led conferences from 3-9pm.

We hope to see you there!

Sierra Bonita Elementary


Book Fair Week GOING ON NOW

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 1:25pm

Hi Parents!

Our Book Fair is off to a great start! The Book Fair hours for the rest of this week are as follows:

Wednesday: 8:30am-9:15am; 3pm-4:15pm

Thursday: 8:30am-9:15am; 3pm-9pm (open during Student LED Conferences)

Friday: 8:30-9:30am;

We hope to see you all visit our school Book Fair!

Sierra Bonita Elementary


Read Across America

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:32am
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Dear Parents,

It’s the time to read, read, READ!  

This following week February 27 – March 3, 2017, we will be celebrating

“Read Across America” at Sierra Bonita Elementary and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Your child’s class has set a goal of minutes they will read for the week. Please help your student do their part by reading and recording their minutes on the back of this page.

Begin recording your reading on February 27, 2017, and continue until Friday, March 3rd, 2017.  Please return the tracking sheet to their teacher Monday, March 6, 2017. 

For those classes who meet their reading goal, we will have an “Ice Cream” party on Friday, March 10, 2017. 

If you have any questions concerning “Read Across America” week at Sierra Bonita, please contact your teacher for specific goals and activities. 

We look forward to celebrating reading with your students.

Thanks for all your support.

Sierra Bonita Staff 



CTE Teacher Highlight - Jen Gardner

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 8:33am

Jen Gardner graduated from Utah State University (Go AGGIES!) with her degree in Agricultural Education. She is on her second year of teaching and is loving it. She teaches Animal Science, Floriculture and Greenhouse Management, Natural Resources and Ag Biology. She loves all animals but especially loves all things hog related. She loves teaching hands-on classes that give kids real applications of the world around them. She strives to teach skills that will help students be better prepared to be self sufficient in their lives if the need arises. When she is not teaching in the classroom, chances are she is doing something FFA related. From activities, to service projects, stock shows and animals, to career contests, FFA sure keeps her hopping. It's a good thing she loves it! 

CTE Teacher Highlight - Seth Spainhower

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:21pm

Mr. Spainhower graduated from UVU in 2013 with a degree in Business/Marketing Education. Also in 2013, he began his teaching and baseball coaching career at Maple Mountain High School and is thrilled to be a Golden Eagle. Coach Spainhower currently teaches Entrepreneurship, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Retailing, Accounting I, Accounting II, Business Communication I, Business Communication II, and when he’s lucky, Financial Literacy! Mr. Spainhower is also the FBLA Adviser and enjoys competing with his club members. 

Valentines for Veterans

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:34am
Attributions: Bonny Groneman
(more pictures available)

Our FCCLA  club at Mapleton Junior High participated in Valentines for Veterans.  Chris Stewart, Congressman for Utah, sponsored Valentines for Veterans.  Our students had a great time making personalized valentines cards to send up to Salt Lake City.  The cards were given to veterans in the Salt Lake area. Our club enjoys participating in service projects!

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary