Students of the Week - March 23rd

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:28pm
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Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Read-A-Thon Finale!!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:27am
Attributions: Mike Johnson
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Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Dance Company Auditions 2018-2019

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:51am
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

Come be a part of the tradition of excellence in dance at MMHS!  Clinics Monday and Tuesday April 16th and 17th from 3-5 pm.  Applicants must attend one of the two clinics to learn clinic dance and be prepared with one minute of their own movement.  Auditions Wednesday, April 18 from 3-6 pm in the dance room.  Applicants will perform the clinic dance in small groups and their individual choreography for judges.  Those who successfully audition for Dance Company and Dance 3/Dance Excel will be posted shortly after auditions.

Applications online at mmhsdance.weebly.com.

Energy Star Award

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:46am
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Did you know that at Mapleton Elementary we care about conserving energy and due to superior energy performance, we were just awarded the Energy STAR award? That means we used 35%  less energy and generated 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings throughout the state. Way to go employees!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Spring Break - April 2nd-6th - No School

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:47pm
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School will not be held next week due to Spring Break! (April 2nd-6th). We will see you back on Monday, April 9th.

Enjoy your break!

Payson Canyon Kids Marathon and 5K - May 12, 2018

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:15pm
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Payson Canyon Kids Marathon and 5K - May 12, 2018

Register by April 15 to guarantee a race shirt. Come celebrate with students from Nebo School District as they complete the final 1.2 miles of thier marathon. 

Visit www.runpaysoncanyon.com to register and for more information.

MMHS Ellevés are National Military Champions

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:46am
Attributions: Story and photos by Molly Brenchley.

The MMHS Ellevés Drill Team competed at the West Coast Elite Dance Competition held in Long Beach, California on March 24, 2018.  The team competed in the following categories:  Military, Dance, Pom, and Hip Hop. 

The Ellevés placed 1st in Military and were awarded the National Champion Military trophy and jackets. The Ellevés also received a judge’s choice award so they were asked to perform their military routine in the Finals Gala that was held later that evening. Other routine placements were 5th in Pom, 7th in Hip Hop, and 8th in Dance. There were 62 teams competing at the competition, mainly from California, but there were teams from Texas, Florida, and Utah.

While in California, the Ellevés also had the opportunity to take classes at The Edge Performing Arts Studio.  They took a private hip hop class that was very beneficial, motivating, and fun.

Now the team will prepare for their annual showcase which will be held on May 3 in the MMHS auditorium.  The showcase will feature all of the team’s competition routines as well as a few new routines.  The new 2018-19 Ellevés will also perform.  Plan now to attend and see some award-winning routines performed by an amazing team!

Lagoon Education Foundation Fundraiser

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:15am
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For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser." We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump start on summer fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah school families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits. Details in image.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Yearbook Orders

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 2:34pm
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We will be selling yearbooks starting tomorrow. If you did not purchase a yearbook during registration, you can still order one. Yearbooks are $8.00. We accept cash, check or charge. If possible, please have exact amount if paying by cash.

Thank you!

Science Olympiad SUU Results

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 1:37pm
Attributions: Story and photo by Kyle Miller.

Science Olympiad had their last competition before state this Saturday.  We competed at SUU against 16 other teams and took home our first win of the year.  The students are very excited about their chances at state which is next Saturday at the University of Utah.

Here are the individual results: 

Anatomy

Second Place

Josephine Schmidt

Kaden Call

 

Astronomy

First Place

Bryson Evans

Logan Marks

 

Disease Detectives

Second Place

Kaden Call

Kali York

 

Dynamic Planet

Third Place

Bryson Evans

Dallin Burton

 

Ecology

First Place

Kayden Mortensen

Dalton Hawk

 

Experimental Design

First Place

Leslie Day

Bryson Evans

Chelsie Hawkes

Fermi Questions

Third Place

Bryson Evans

Joshua Green

 

Forensics

Third Place

Leslie Day

Josephine Schmidt

 

Game On

Third Place

Nathan Austin

Elliot Layton

 

Helicopters

Second Place

Anne Dallon

Madyson Meeks

 

Hovercraft

First Place

Logan Marks

Philip Richey

 

Microbe Mission

Second Place

Kaden Call

Chelsie Hawkes

 

Mission Possible

First Place

Joshua Green

Madyson Meeks

 

Optics

First Place

Leslie Day

Philip Richey

 

Optics

Second Place

Nathan Austin

 

 

Remote Sensing

First Place

Anthony Bardsley

Anne Dallon

 

Rocks & Minerals

First Place

Josephine Schmidt

Isabella Frasche

 

Thermodynamics

First Place

Philip Richey

Anne Dallon

 

Towers

First Place

Madyson Meeks

Isabella Frasche

 

Towers

Second Place

Duncan Rowbury

 

Students of the Month - March

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:16pm

Jessica Draughon
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? 
Being in school to be a cosmetologist, hopefully traveling a little bit, having a job and an apartment.

What are your hobbies? 
Drawing and painting

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
Not sure:)

Jodi Ashton
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? 
Going to college.

What are your favorite hobbies? 
Painting and hiking.

Melissa Carter
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? 
RM, graduated from college, starting a family with an awesome priesthood holder. 

What are you favorite hobbies?  
Hanging out with  my sister and friends and creating some sweet art. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone fro history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  
I would talk to the first ceramist and, assuming they speak English, I'd ask them where their brilliance cam from.  Then maybe we'd have a little fun and have a mud fight.  

Zac Dean
Where so you want to see yourself in five years?  
In a mirror, that I buy in 5 years. 

What are your favorite hobbies?  
Ceramics and sports and scuba Diving. 

If you could have a conversations with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  
Walt Disney "Why did Mufasa have to die?"

Teacher Swap at Hobble Creek!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 9:52am
Attributions: Mike Johnson, Luke Franks
(more pictures available)

"Teacher Swap was when all the teachers switched up grades and got to read a story to a different class. The teacher swap was fun because you get to be with a different teacher and get to know their personality when they came and read a book to us!" said Luke Franks, a 6th grader in Mrs. Harper's class.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Track Meet Volunteers Needed

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:26pm
Attributions: Airy Zamora-Morris

Sierra Bonita Parents, 

The track meets are scheduled for the following dates: 

5th grade Tues.  April 24th

6th grade Wed.  April 25th

4th grade Tues.  May 1st

3rd grade Wed.  May 2nd

Possible rain out dates May 8th, 15th & 16th 

Mapleton Parks and Recreation has asked our school to provide 1-2 parent volunteers per participating class. They will provide breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt to all volunteers. Click on the link below for more information and to sign up to help. All volunteers must sign up by April 12th. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040949a5ac2da20-track 

Thank you, 

Sierra Bonita PTA

MMHS Welding Featured on KSL.com

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:52am
Attributions: Story and photos on KSL.com by Ray Boone.
(more pictures available)

Original story can be found here.
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SPANISH FORK — If there's one thing the boss doesn't tolerate, it's laziness.

Shop teacher Jared Massic tries to instill this in his students.

"Commitment, dedication, hard work," Massic said.

Now those lessons are being applied by his students who are finalists in a national competition.

Massic's been teaching shop at Maple Mountain High School for years. Some of his students will admit they found him a bit intimidating at first.

"I was a little scared of him, actually," said Sam Christmas. "He seemed a little mean."

Of course, it's a little difficult to be afraid of the man who rules with an iron fist when he looks like he's still in high school.

"I think what keeps me so young looking is my jovial personality," Massic said. "I act like them, I look like them, it's just a good combination."

But despite his youthful appearance, there's no doubt he's critical of his students' work — and the reason might just be because he wants to temper them with the fires of adversity.

"When we make a mistake, he likes to point it out so we can fix it," said Christmas.

But if you tried to call him "Mr. Massic," he might not respond. His students just call him 'Massic.'

"I'm just more on a personal level with them," Massic said. "I want to make sure that they understand I'm a confidante. They can trust me."

And make no mistake — there's lessons here beyond shaping metal. He's trying to forge adults from the raw elements of teenagers.

"You show up on time, you do hard work, you get paid to be there and then you go home," Massic said. "I teach them a lot of things in the classroom that I think carries on to other careers as well."

But the most important lesson amid the soaring sparks in the shop is the one the students are learning from their teacher's past.

"I literally hated life," Massic said. "It was so terrible doing customer support for a cell phone company. I want to teach shop. I want to be out there building things with the kids. A lot of my students even ask me, 'Massic, why aren't you out in the field? You could be making double of what your teacher's salary is,' and money doesn't really buy happiness."

Whether Massic's students end up assembling careers with flame, or manufacturing lives in a different way, they're certainly learning how to be a part of a team.

The team from Maple Mountain is one of three high school finalists in the entire country for the "Weld it Forward" contest. Given a box of random materials, they were told to make something that lived up to the contest's name. A week before the deadline, the class still hadn't come up with their project. Then, inspiration hit.

"Two of our students were going to Mexico for a humanitarian project," Massic said. "I said, 'Why can't we just find a way to piggyback? What do these people in Mexico need?' We decided we were going to build these kitchen tables."

Massic's no stranger to winning. Last year, a group of his students brought home the national championship from the SkillsUSA Welding Fabrication competition.

Unlike that competition, the winner in the "Weld it Forward" contest is determined by online voting. The grand prize is $20,000 worth of welding equipment for Massic's shop. Voting is open until March 26, and the winners will be announced April 3.

But win or lose, the lessons are clear: Sometimes, your teacher is tough because he cares. Money isn't everything.

And sometimes, the teacher who looks like a student learns just as much from the ones he's paid to help.

"There's always going to be the ups and downs, and the ones who need to learn a lesson or two — and the ones who teach you a lesson or two," Massic said. "But I couldn't be more proud of the group of kids and what they've accomplished, because it's not typical, right?"

Hobble Creek is an Energy Star School

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 2:37pm
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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 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.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Lagoon Education Foundation Fundraiser

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:40pm
Attributions: Story by Lana Hiskey.
(more pictures available)

For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits.

HOPE Week Balloon Release

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:32pm
Attributions: Kirsten Hullinger
(more pictures available)

MJHS released their balloon after the Dance For HOPE. Thanks for all the support during HOPE week as we made commitments to reach out to each other in a more positive  way!

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Saia Naulu

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:26am
Attributions: Jacob Thomas
(more pictures available)

This month's recipient of the Spirit of the Mustang award I see working everyday on his craft.  He has influence beyond the classroom and court. He connects with students on multiple levels and willingly helps those of us who struggle with these same students.  He is engaging in his lessons, and interacts in positive ways with students, parents and colleagues. He is an artist as well as an athlete. I often hear students talk about him and his class as being their hardest and best/favorite class, which is a tribute to his high expectation level and teaching level.  He has become a good friend and I love teaching next to him—except on dissection days—He is Mr. Naulu

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

FCCLA at State

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:07am
Attributions: Story by Jessica Knotts.

Maple Mountain sent 11 students to Layton to compete at State FCCLA this week. Our students did extremely well, and so did our chapter!  Overall we brought home... 

  • 11 individual student awards
  • The 4 Star Chapter Award
  • The Master Adviser award
  • AND DeAnn was named the Utah FCCLA Administrator of the Year!

 If you see any of these students and DeAnn, congratulate them! 

  • Emily Eggleston- Silver
  • Katie Funk- Silver
  • Alicia Zaremba- Gold & 3rd place in the state!
  • Zoey Eckhardt- Bronze
  • Shaylie Daybell- Gold
  • Megan Griffitts- Gold
  • Erika Webster- Gold
  • Mary Kilpatrick- Gold
  • Hillary Hirst- Gold & 1st in state! Going to Nationals in Atlanta Georgia in June!!!
  • Isabel  Hirst- Gold & 1st in state! Going to Nationals in Atlanta Georgia in June!!!
  • Sophia  Hirst- Gold & 1st in state! Going to Nationals in Atlanta Georgia in June!!!

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