Ellevés Take 4th At State 5A Drill Competition

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:00pm
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.
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On Thursday, February 1, 2018, the MMHS Ellevés competed in the State 5A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition held at UVU.  Teams were placed in “pods” of four based on their placement from region competition.  Two teams from each pod advanced to the finals.  The Ellevés were one of the two teams who advanced to the finals from their pod. 

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, the Ellevés competed in the finals and placed 3rd in the military category, 3rd in the dance category, and 4th in the character category.  Overall Maple Mountain placed 4th.  There were nine 5A schools competing. 

In the 5A Drill Down competition, Kacey Melton, daughter of Aaron and Tanya Melton, won 2nd place over all.

Three Ellevés were named to the 5A All-State Dance Team—Tiffany Asay, daughter of Dwayne and Suzanne Asay; Hannah Finch, daughter of Matt and Kim Finch; and Annie Merrill, daughter of Chris and Melisa Merrill.  Each 5A team sent three girls to learn a routine that they auditioned in front of judges and then 16 girls were selected as the A All-State Dance Team.  At the State Finals, each member of the All-State Team performed a short, self-choreographed routine and was given a medal.

Two Ellevés were named to the 5A Academic All-State team— Tiffany Asay, daughter of Dwayne and Suzanne Asay and Hannah Finch, daughter of Matt and Kim Finch.  Each 5A school could nominate seniors on their team with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.  Only ten seniors are named to this team.  The combined average of this year’s 5A Academic All-State Team was 3.996. 

Tiffany Asay was also awarded the 5A UDDA Drill Team Scholarship.  This award is based on an essay she wrote and submitted.

Ellevé Coach Molly Brenchley was awarded the 5A Coach of the Year award.  She has been coaching for the past 27 years—8 years at Maple Mountain since the school opened and 19 years prior to that at Payson High.

The Ellevés would like to thank all of the students, parents, administration, and fans who came to State. We really appreciate all of your support this year! 


Hobble Creek Elementary News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:24am
Attributions: Alisa Corfield
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Our 6th grade students participated in a 10-week course called N.O.V.A, which stands for Nurturing, Opportunities, Values, and Accountability. Police officers put on the program teaching students about how to make good choices, look for opportunities to grow, stay away from drugs and harmful substances, and be accountable good citizens. They all attended an assembly with a canine visitor and received t-shirts to celebrate!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Spirit Day Winner - Mrs. Blackhurst

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:38pm

Way to show your school pride!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

February Newsletter

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:01pm
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Hello Parents, 

Welcome to February!  I can’t believe that we are this far into the school year.  With spring on its way in 6 weeks, hopefully in 6 weeks, we anticipate many more great things happening here at Sierra Bonita.  I am impressed with the great students we have in our school and the great support they get from each of you!  Thanks for all you do!


SEP Conferences

Our SEP conferences will be held on March 1st.  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 5:30-6.  

Lost and Found Items:  We have several items in our lost and found back by the lunchroom.  Please have your students take a moment to look for their lost items.  You are welcome to come in and look for items as well that are your childs’.  If items continue to increase and become too many, we will donate these items to Tabitha’s Way.

PTA News:

Box Tops week will be February 5th-9th.  Please bring in any Box Tops you may have to your classroom teacher.  Prizes will be awarded to the class with the most Box tops brought in. 

Next PTA Meeting:  February 14th at 9:15 am. 

School Community Council

Our next SCC meeting will be on February 21st at 11:40. 

We are in the process of reviewing our goals for next year and making needed changes to help our students succeed. 

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 remind you to please park in a parking stall if you need to leave your vehicles to come inside the school.  This allows the flow of the drop-off and pick-up areas to be maintained and keeps vehicles moving forward and not needing to back up!  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.  Winter weather creates a greater need for caution and patience as we come to and from school! 

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


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 to 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.


Extracurricular Activities:

Look for information about our Spring robotics classes coming home soon. 


Calendar of Events for February


Monday-Friday February 5-19……….…………………...…………..……….…….……… . . . . . Box Top Drive


Friday, February 9 ………...…...…..………………………………….………...…….Birthday Lunch for February


Wednesday, February 14……….…………………...…………..……….…….……………….….. PTA Meeting at 9:15


Friday, February 16..…....……………………….……………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Picture Day


Monday, February 19……………………………………………………….….. . . . . . . . No School-President’s Day


Wednesday, February 21……….…………………...…………..……….…….5th and 6th Grade Science Fair.


Tuesday, February 22 …………………………………………………… . . . Schoolwide Field Trip to UVU (1st-6th)


Thursday, March 1st ………...…...…..………………………………….………...…….Student Lead Conferences


Monday-Friday, February 26th-March 2nd  …………………………………… . . . . . . . . Scholastic Bookfair in Gym.

Students of the Week - February 2nd

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:05pm
Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

8th Annual Dance Company Showcase

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 9:04am

Join us for our 8th Annual District Dance Company Showcase. The concert will feature: Maple Mountain, Payson, Springville, Salem Hills, And Spanish Fork Dance Companies ——Tickets: •Student: $5 •General: $6 •Family Pass: $20

Freedom Festival Contests

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 7:57am
Attributions: Story by Julie Maddox.

Utah Students in grades K-12 can win up to $600 in the Freedom Festival Educational Contests. The deadline for the essay and art contest is Feb. 19, and the deadline for the speech contest is March 16. We would greatly appreciate your forwarding the attached flyer. 

To get information or to register, see our website at www.freedomfestival.org.

Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.

Julie Maddox
Speech Contest Committee

January Students of the Month

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:03pm
Attributions: Haley Miner

Congrats to the the January Students of the Month! English: Samantha Johnson, Sophia Marvell Social Studies: Cassidy Jones, Aaliyah Peterson, Rebecca Whyte Science: Landon Burr, Casey Harris, Jocelyn Southam CTE: Lily Peay, Bridger Farnworth PE: Zeke Gunther Math: Kaiden Tanner, Dustin Schramm Life Skills: Hunter Conder Fine Arts: Jessi Macias, Caleb Bardsley, Dawson Simkins

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Mrs. Evans End of Term Snow Party

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:54pm
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Mrs. Evans third grade class enjoyed an end of term snow party! It looks like they had a great time in the snow!

Praise Notes 1-26-2018

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:47pm

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.

Sierra Bonita News - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:54am
Attributions: Student Council

Sierra Bonita News - Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Ellevés Take Region

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:13pm
Attributions: Story and photos by Molly Brenchley.
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The Maple Mountain High School Ellevés competed at the Region VIII Drill Team Competition held at Springville High School on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The Ellevés placed 1st in the Military category; 1st in the Dance category, and 1st in the Character category. Overall the Ellevés placed 1st and were awarded the Region VIII trophy. Four Ellevés placed in the drill down. Jentrie Reid, daughter of Dallas and Kristina Reid, placed 5th, Jaycee Taylor, daughter of Jason and Lianna Taylor, placed 4th, Carlie Tippets, daughter of Mike and Angie Tippets, placed 3rd, and Valerie Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean Friant, placed 1st.

Three Maple Mountain High School Ellevés were named to the All-Region Drill Team. They are Tiffany Asay, daughter of Dwayne and Suzanne Asay; Hannah Finch, daughter of Matt and Kim Finch; and Annie Merrill, daughter of Chris and Melisa Merrill. Qualifications for this honor were drill team members who have been an active member of drill team for two years or more, having an excellent attitude, unifying the team, going the extra mile, having great sportsmanship, and being respectable and dependable. They must also have above average grades and citizenship. 

The Ellevés also had all twenty girls on the team named to the Academic All-Region Team. To qualify for this award, they must have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Those making the team were: Tiffany Asay, Jaida Cherrington, Annika Christensen, Kenzie Cowan, Mylee Ellis, Hannah Finch, Valerie Friant, Baylee Hite, Abbie Jackson, Kacey Melton, Sammie Ortiz, Grace Poulsen, Gracie Miller, Kilee Prows, Jentrie Reid, Kristi Runyan, Gabi Smith, MaKiah Staheli, Jaycee Taylor, and Carlie Tippets.

The “Hero” award, given to one member on each of the drill teams, was given to Tiffany Asay.

The Ellevés would like to thank their parents and all of the students and fans that came to Region and cheered them on to victory! They really appreciate all of the support they have had all year. 

The Ellevés will now compete in the State 5A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition. The competition will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. The State 4A Finals will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 5 p.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. Good luck Ellevés at State!

Girls' Golf Tryouts

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 9:53am
Attributions: Coach Nelson

Any girl interested in playing golf for Maple Mountain High this spring ('18) needs to contact Coach Justin Nelson:  justin.nelson@nebo.edu  The deadline is February 23rd.

MJHS Students in State Jr High Honor Choir

Mapleton Junior High School News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 8:03am
Attributions: Kevin Diehl

Eight students from Mapleton Junior High participated in the State Junior High Honor Choir. They performed at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City on Saturday night. Colton Butterfield, Simon Cannon, Dallyn Edmunds, Heather Ells, Annie Halversen, Betsy Huntington, MacKay Jacobson, and Samantha Morris are all pictured here with the choir composed of the best Junior High singers in the state.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

MJHS Students Go to Sundance Film Festival

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:16pm
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Mr. Jackman's Lit and Film students had a great time at Sundance Film Festival. They were able to see Inventing Tomorrow, an inspiring documentary about teenagers who are changing the world for the better through science, and were even able to participate in a Q&A with the director and some of the actual teens who were in the film!

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Students of the Week - January 26th

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:35am
Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Hand Washing Class with Nurse Boston

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:58pm
Attributions: Tiffany Boston - School Nurse
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Our school nurse, Tiffany Boston, taught each class the proper way to wash their hands. Kodax, a first grader, helped Mrs. Boston demonstrate to the other students how to wash their hands. Mrs. Boston had a special light to see if the students washed their hands properly. Students learned how to scrub their hands with soap and sing the alphabet song while washing their hands.  


Korbin Webb -Fry Phrases

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 1:22pm

Congratualtions to Korbin Webb for completing his Fry Phrases! He earned a custom texas donut!