3rd Grade Track Meet - CANCELLED

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:02pm

Hi Parents of 3rd Grade Students,

The track meet for 3rd grade has been cancelled for tomorrow (May 2nd) due to the predicted forecast. 

The track meet has been rescheduled for May 14th.

Thank you,

Sierra Bonita

Spanish Fork Library | Summer Reading Program

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:32am

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Rock ‘n Roll  on down to the library this summer!

We will keep your family busy reading, learning, and growing when they participate in one of the reading programs! 

There is something offered for everyone!  Sign-up May 21st-June 30th.

Please see attached flier for more information!

When I am 100 Years Old

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:21pm
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Brendan – 5th Grader

“Looking back over the past 100 years, I have to admit I’ve had a pretty wonderful life. I now live in Spanish Fork in a mansion with my wife and some of my kids. Her name is Barbie. We have 500 kids and we own 50 acres of land. I have a pet stuffed unicorn. My youngest kid is 20 and my oldest is 80. I had a great career as a dancer. At first I was a janitor but found out I still had the skills to pay the bills. I gave the other 5 thousand to charity and homeless and dance studios. My family has been by my side throughout all of it. They helped me get a job and get a girlfriend. I gave them enough money to get a better house and have good health.”

Nebo School District Keyboarding Championship

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 2:54pm

Congratulations to our Nebo School District Keyboarding Champions!

 #NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

Praise Notes 4-27-2018

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 2:49pm

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.

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

Governor’s Utah Prevention Day May 3, 2018

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 2:07pm
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Utah Prevention Day gives secondary schools around the state an opportunity to celebrate the prevention lessons that students have learned throughout the year. Teachers can review and reinforce those life skills taught before students leave for the summer. We want to protect our students from the dangers of drugs, under-age drinking, violence, crime and bullying.

There will be a central celebration of Utah Prevention Day on May 3, at the Smith’s Ballpark with the Salt Lake Bees and 12,000 students and teachers. Governor and Mrs. Herbert will be in attendance to present the signed declaration. As a part of the state-wide celebration, schools are encouraged to do an activity promoting a prevention message, either on May 3, or sometime before the end of the school year.

MJHS Election Link!

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 7:42am

Click here to vote for your student government!


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Lost and Found Items

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 3:43pm

Our lost and found is overloaded with coats and jackets. These items will be donated the last week of school. Please have your child check the lost and found for any missing items.

Thank you!

Sierra Bonita

Mountainland Head Start

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:29pm
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Please see attached document for information regarding Mountainland Head Start. It's a No-cost high-quality preschool.

German Fair Results!

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 9:16am
Attributions: Story and photos by Melinda Banks.
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the results of the German Language Competition last week. 40 MMHS students competed against 700 other German students across the state (32 other schools). All MMHS students who participated did great!

Individual Events: 
German 1 students swept!
Level 1 Interpersonal Speaking/Conversation:
1st Place, Distinguished Rating - Natalie Seiler
2nd Place, Distinguished Rating - Luke Anderson
3rd Place, Distinguished Rating - Rebecca Draut

German 2 students took it all too!

Level 2 Interpersonal Speaking/Conversation
1st Place, Distinguished Rating - Kyle Bird
2nd Place, Distinguished Rating - Cadence Peterson
3rd Place, Distinguised Rating - Londyn Branch

All other students received an Excellent or Very Good Rating 

Vocal: 3rd Place, Distinguished Rating - Natalie Seiler

Team Events:
Culture Bowl: 
Tied for 1st Place - Parker Jackman, Bryson Evans, Rebecca Draut, and Kyle Bird 

1st Place, Superior Rating, Jeff ist dein Mann - Parker Jackman, Anton Moss, Chloe Engler, and TJ Hart
2nd Place, Superior Rating, Hast du Meme? - Londyn Branch, Kele Tarayao, Jaden Jacobsen, Mark Jensen, and Josephine Schmidt
3rd Place, Superior Rating, Vier Langweilige Junge - Peter Warnick, Daniel Garcia, Max Hofheins, and Easton Liddiard 

All other Film entries received an Excellent Rating.

Issack Bahena at DECA Nationals

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:33am
Attributions: Story and photo by Alan Marvin.

Issack Bahena just returned from the DECA Nationals Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.  With competitors for every state, and from Mexico, Spain, Canada, China, and Japan, Issack performed very well and represented Maple Mountain High with pride.  Issack was required to take one test and two role play competitions to advance to the final round.  With around 200 students in his field, it was a difficult task to be in the top 20 for the final round.   Issack was close to reaching the finals.  If you see Issack, please tell him congratulations for making it to nationals!

Family Skate Night - Thursday, April 26th

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:47pm
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Sierra Bonita Parents, Our second Family Skate Night is Thursday April 26th at Classic Fun Center in Orem from 5:30 to 8:30 pm! Skate admission will be free and all other activities will be discounted. Just mention you're there from Sierra Bonita. See attached flyer for more details. Thank you for a fantastic school year! Sierra Bonita PTA 

Comedy Hypnotist - Shaun Christensen

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:56am

Come see Shaun Christensen, the Hypno Hick, for family friendly entertainment Tuesday, May 1st at 7 pm in the auditorium and help Maple Mountain's track team's fundraiser. It costs $5.

Through the Eyes of a Child First Grade Program!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:55am
Attributions: Trudy Sayers, Crystal Hayes, Amanda Flake
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The first graders performed a wonderful program with songs and words about how to grow up and be a good person, treat others kindly, and believe in yourself!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

MMHS Ellevés Showcase

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:30am
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.

The MMHS Ellevés Drill Team will hold their 9thannual showcase on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the MMHS auditorium.  The showcase will feature an introduction of all of the members of the Ellevés.  Performances will include their award-winning competition routines in the areas of hip hop, pom, military, dance, and character.  There are also a few new routines that will be part of the show including an officer’s routine, a special lyrical piece dedicated to Kathrynn Shaw, solos by some of the Ellevés, and a performance by the 2018-19 Ellevés Drill Team.

Come support the Ellevés as they celebrate the accomplishments of their 9thyear.  Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for students, and $2 for children.  Age 5 and under are admitted free.

Students of the Month - April

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:39pm

Spencer Orr 
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
Going to BYU, hopefully, pursuing a career that I enjoy!!
What are your favorite hobbies?
Guitar, video games, basketball, reading. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Washington.  If he really did throw a rock over that giant arch when he was a kid (If he could throw.)

Nicholas Maylett
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  
Returned from a mission, attending the University of Utah. What are your favorite hobbies?  
Wake boarding, golfing, and maybe a little Fortnite with the boys. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
William Shakespeare  "Why?"

Kali YorkWhere do you want to see yourself in five years?  
Having completed an LDS mission, I hope to be on the East Coast enrolled in Princeton's pre-med program, on track to become a trauma surgeon. What are your favorite hobbies?  
I quite enjoy running, math, music, literature, and vines.  Vines are great.  Much of my time is also spend doing debate and science olympiad.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
Leonardo da Vince; I'd be interested to learn how he managed to study human anatomy whilst staying under the watch of the Roman Catholics. 

Josephine SchmidtWhere do you want to see yourself in five years? 
I see myself attending an ivy league university and preparing to enter medical school. What are your favorite hobbies?  
I enjoy everything related to science-especially science olympiad.  I also like to travel, take pictures, and hangout with friends. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  
I would talk to Nikola Tesla and ask him how he knew he was onto something and how he knew which ideas were  good and which ones were bad. 

Sara JefferyWhere do you want to see yourself in five years?  
Hopefully graduated or graduating college soon in something I love, married happily and just being happy and loving life. 
What are your favorite hobbies?  
Colorguard, singing, dancing, reading, and writing, drawing. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  
Walt Disney-"What's one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?"

Utah Valley Student of the Week: Clark Tolbert

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:16am
Attributions: Story found on Daily Herald.

Story originally posted on Daily Herald.


Clark Todd Tolbert is a senior at Maple Mountain High School in Spanish Fork. Clark is a big part of the technical theater program at Maple Mountain. In his role as student technical director, Clark provides technical support for numerous school and community events that use the school’s auditorium. He has been recognized in a number of ways for his work. He lead the Maple Mountain High School technical theatre team to a 3rd place finish at the Utah Shakespeare Festival High School Competition. He also received a special Judges Award for his lighting design for the one-act play “Trojan Women” at the Region 8 play competition.

Bradley Moss drama teacher at Maple Mountain High School had this to say about Clark: “He is remarkable in his ability to listen to others and to use what they say to make decisions to help support a performance.”


After high school, Clark wants to pursue a bachelors degree in fine arts with an emphasis in lighting design and later go on to get a masters degree. His dream is to live in New York City and be a part of Broadway productions. He also loves playing the piano and spending time with his family.

Clark is a joy to have in class because he is a friend to everyone, he gets engaged in what we’re doing and helps others to do so, and he adds fun and warmth.


Clark was also recognized as an MMHS Student of the Month in fall 2017, his nomination being supported by all of the performing arts faculty.

Universities are also taking an interest in the type of student and person Clark is. He has received numerous scholarship offers based on his academic standing, the quality of his technical theater work, and the person that he is.

Utah Valley Educator of the Week: David Jones

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:14am
Attributions: Story found on Daily Herald.

Original Story found on Daily Herald.


Mr. David Jones, a ceramics teacher at Maple Mountain High School, is this week’s educator of the week.

Jones grew up in Provo Utah where he attended and graduated from Timpview High.

He is married to Marci and has six children.


Mr. Jones worked outside of education for years before realizing that his passion and desire was to teach students the art of pottery making. He went back to school and graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelors in fine arts.

Jones is currently at Maple Mountain High School and in the spring 2017, was nominated and selected by his peers to receive the Crystal Apple Award.

He has been teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced Ceramics for seven years.

He works (inspires) students to help them learn how to create things with clay and understand how their mind and body can work together. They focus on understanding steps, techniques and ideas to push their limits and create projects that they previously didn’t know how to do.

Mr. Jones had designed his classes and curriculum to introduce the beginning structure and techniques to his students while encouraging individual thought and creative insights for more personalized projects. Through the process of learning, working and repetition, students can create projects that they are proud of.


What makes Jones most happy and satisfied in his work is seeing students who are so unsure of themselves gain confidence and create something, then to be proud of it.

DeAnn Nielsen, Maple Mountain High School’s principal, said, “Mr. Jones is an integral part of Maple Mountain High School. He is an excellent teacher and students know his classroom is a safe place for them to try something new, supporting their ideas and talents. He is truly a skilled potter, passionate about his instruction and ensuring his students find success. Mr. Jones has a gentle kindness, coupled with a fun personality, and is always willing to get involved in the crazy activities at our school. It is not unusual finding Mr. Jones crawling across the mat on the gym floor trying to pull the socks off students as he competes in the class wars assembly; dressed as Santa Claus in our Christmas assembly; or joining the staff dance in the Homecoming assembly. Maple Mountain High School is definitely a better place because Dave Jones is here!”

Mr. Jones’ dedication and passion goes beyond the doors of Maple Mountain High School. He contributes to the community by coaching youth sport, teaching ceramics at the Springville Senior Center, has gone into elementary schools and helped them do different projects such as masks, helping with stories and coil pots. Mr. Jones and students have also, entered bowls they made into the Bowls for Humanity fundraiser for Food and Care Coalition in Provo.

Spending time with his children is Mr. Jones’ greatest joy. He is currently teaching his 10- and 12-year-old children how to teach others how to make pottery, draw and paint. The goal is to help his children find joy in something he loves, is passionate about and to also help them earn a little money during the summer by creating and teaching a children’s art class.

MJHS Receives EPA's Energy Star Certification

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 7:59am

We did it! Mapleton Jr. High has received U.S. EPA's Energy Star certification, signifying superior energy performance. 


  • For more than 20 years, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program has identified the most energy-efficient products, buildings, plants, and new homes – all based on the latest government-backed standards.
  • The program was created in 1992 to help businesses and individuals save energy and fight climate change. Today, every ENERGY STAR label is verified by a rigorous third-party certification process.

What does ENERGY STAR certification signify?

  • ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy performance and many other metrics, including occupancy, hours of operation, and more.
  • ENERGY STAR is the only environmental program in the United States that certifies energy efficiency based on actual, verified energy performance and objective measures of performance, providing a guarantee of savings.
  • ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use an average 35 percent less energy, cause an average 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers, and they also meet strict requirements regarding occupant comfort.
  • ENERGY STAR is recognized by more than 85 percent of the American public and tied with the Good Housekeeping® seal as the most influential consumer emblem in the nation.

How prominent is the ENERGY STAR?

  • Since the first building earned the ENERGY STAR in 1999, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across America have earned ENERGY STAR certification.
  • ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are located in all 50 states and come in all shapes and sizes, from the Empire State Building to small, locally owned businesses.
  • Currently, there are more than 20 types of commercial and industrial facilities that can earn the ENERGY STAR, including office buildings, schools, supermarkets, retail stores, hospitals, medical office buildings, and more.
Categories: Mapleton, Secondary