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Science Olympiad Competes at the National Competition

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:54am
Attributions: Story and photo by Kyle Miller.

The team had a great time at the national science olympiad competition at Wright State University the weekend before school got out. This is the third year that our team has competed at nationals, and it was one of our best yet.

Here are our best individual results:
5th in Electric Wright Stuff (airplane) - Adam Syndergaard and Madyson Meeks and Lauren von Bose
16th in Rocks and Minerals - Delaney Rose and Julie Carlson
17th in Write it Do it - Joseph DelaCruz and Joshua Green
21st in Optics - Gideon Hale and Philip Richey
25th in Towers - Bruce Gill and Heidyn von Bose
28th in Robot Arm - Heidyn von Bose and Joshua Green 

As a team we improved over last year by 10 places. We took 44th overall out of 60 teams. Since Science Olympiad is a relatively small program in Utah, we are very happy with these results.

Thank you for all you've done this year to support the team and these amazing students.  Have a great summer!

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 5-22-17

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:42pm

5th Annual Welding Fix It Saturday

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:42pm
Attributions: Story by Jared Massic.

Maple Mountain High School SkillsUSA club needs your help to send its Welding Fabrication Team back to Louisville, KY for the national competition for the 5th year in a row. On March 24th, we took first place at the state level and were invited to compete among the top competitors in the country. In hopes to help with this cost, we would like to invite you to sign up and bring in anything you need to have repaired or re-welded or have a small project built. If you provide the material to fix your project, we will weld it back together for you. In return, we ask that you please donate money when your project is completed to help these boys make it back to Louisville.

The 5th Annual MMHS Welding Fix It Saturday will be held June 10th from 8am to 4pm. We ask that you please be generous in your donations, but the amount donated will be up to you. Please spread the word to friends and family.

To set up a time or discuss your project needs, please contact MMHS welding instructor, Jared Massic ahead of time at: or call him at 801 794 6740 ex 1530.

May Students of the Month

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:54pm

MMHS is proud to present the students of the month for May!

Andrew Letzerich
What are your favorite hobbies?  Motorcycle riding, welding, and being outdoors.

If you could have a conversation witha nyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  Anyone of my ancestors and ask :"what I can do to make them proud?"

Lauren Machen
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  Graduating college. 

What are your favorite hobbies? Hanging with friends, listening to music, baking. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  Teddy Roosevelt.  What is life's greatest lesson you have learned?

Nefi Barco
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  College

What are your favorite hobbies?  Listening to music, playing Ukele, spending time with friends. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  George Washington, "how did you do it?"

Alissa Hickman
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Working in an animal clinic.  I love to be around animals and taking care of them.

What are your favorite hobbies? My favorite hobbies are stargazing, making soundtracks and music.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? If I could have a conversation with anyone from history I would ask Beethoven, how hard is it to play the piano when you lost your hearing? 

Nick Lape
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  After serving a mission I will be attending college. 

What are your favorite hobbies?  Bike riding and tinkering in the garage.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  Ferruccio, Lamborghini.  I would ask him what he thinks of modern day Lamborghini's? 

Alma Garcia
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  Living with my sister, also working as a dentist assistant will going to UVU to become a dentist. 

What are your favorite hobbies?  Reading, 3D origami, and playing the flute, swimming. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  Hiromu Arakawa.  She is a writer of the famous Manga fullmetal alchemist.  Sha had to changer her name to a guys name so people would not put her work down because she was a woman.  I would ask how she felt about that? 

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 5-15-17

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:45am

All students shine at Nebo School District's Super Stars track event

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:25am
Attributions: Story by Shelby Slade and found on
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Story and photos found here.

Each student that competed in and crossed the finish line at Thursday’s track meet at Spanish Fork’s Maple Mountain High School was immediately given a medal while their teachers, family and friends cheered them on.

“I got first place!” one student said running up to someone on the sideline with his medal outstretched after competing in the 50 meter dash.

Every student, both the Nebo School District special education students who were competing and their Maple Mountain student volunteers, were winners at the annual Super Stars Track and Field Day.

“Our kids look forward to (the event) every year,” Wendi Pray, district level specialist with special education, said. “This is the highlight of their end of school year just because they feel so successful and they get to have one-on-one attention with their big buddies and they get a medal and everyone cheering for them.”

The track meet happens each year around this time and gives third through ninth-grade special education students from across the district the chance to participate in a variety of running events, softball throw, long jump, running long jump and the high jump.

“There are no points, there’s no winner or loser thing,” she added. “It really is just the kids all get to run and they all get a t-shirt a medal and spend the day with their buddy.”

Dave Boyack, athletic director at Maple Mountain High School, said they had about 150 student athletes, including the track and field team, and physical education students assist with the event.

It’s part of the school’s effort to help the student athletes learn service as part of their Especially For Athletes program, which focuses on encouraging the athletes to use their talents and influence to make their communities better.

“The number one thing we want our students here to leave with is to serve,” Boyack said. “We want our kids to learn how to serve others.”

“We are looking to bless people rather than impress people,” he added.

The Super Stars Track Meet is also one of his and the students’ favorites.

“We put on about five track meets and invitations here and this is the best one, without a doubt. We look forward to this one the most,” he said.

Chelsea Summers, a sophomore at Maple Mountain High School, had been partnered up with one of the special needs students and she’d been helping him make it to the different events and participate.

“I’ve gotten to know my buddy and know his personality and how spunky he is (today),” Summers said.

She said she volunteered to help with the event because it was something she was interested in and she wanted to help out.

“I really like being around kids and I think it’s like a good experience,” Summers said.

Katie Russell, a teacher at Mapleton Elementary, said the students at her school had been excited about the track meet and the events they’d get to participate in for awhile.

But beyond the excitement it brings the participants, Russell said the track meet brings people together.

“I think it builds unity in the community and I think that everyone getting to work together on common things is good,” she said.

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 5-8-17

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:10am

Jessica Pratt Wins Silver at Largest International Science Fair

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:52pm
Attributions: Story by Lana Hiskey.

Jessica Pratt from Maple Mountain High School competed at ISWEEEP the largest international science fair in the world, May 3-8 in Houston, Texas. She won a silver medal and 400 dollars. She competed against students from around the world.

Maple Mountain Greenhouse Opening its Doors

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:19pm
Attributions: Story by Jen Gardner.

The Maple Mountain Greenhouse is opening its doors this week! 

We have beautiful flowers and veggie starts available. If you have specific questions feel free to email Jen Gardner (

Opening Week Hours:
Friday, May 12th: 3-5:30 pm
Saturday, May 13th: 10-2 pm
Monday, May 14th: 5- 7 pm

Regular Hours:
After our opening weekend sale, the greenhouse will be open:
Monday and Friday 3-5 pm
Saturday: 10 am- 1 pm

Maple Mountain FFA is also selling pork! There are 4 hogs for sale. You can buy them as a whole pig or as a half a pig.

Prices on Hogs:
Half: $200 plus processing a packaging (around $70-80 depending on size)
Full: $400 plus processing and packaging (around $150-$170 depending on size)

These pigs were raised as FFA member projects and have been well taken care of.

Circle V is processing the hogs, and it will be available for pick up in about 1-2 weeks.  Please email Jen Gardner ( if you are interested. She will sell based on first come, first serve. 

Prep of the Week - Alayna Ellis

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:28pm
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack. Photo by Tyler Lewis.

Alayna Ellis has been selected as this week's "Prep of the Week." Alayna has been a stalwart 2nd baseman for the Lady Eagles softball team this year. Her bat and glove have put the team in a good position for post season play. Congratulations to Alayna, and good luck the rest of the way!

MMHS Dance Concert "Stand Tall, Rise Above"

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:38pm
Attributions: Story and photo by Karla Palfreyman.

MMDC performed at the Utah State Dance Competition last Saturday. Their jazz piece choreographed by Shaelynn Duncan and their contemporary piece choreographed by Muriel Langdon both received gold ratings.  Muriel Langdon also received high gold for her solo piece.

These pieces and more will be performed this Friday, May 5th at the 8th annual MMHS Dance Concert entitled "Stand Tall, Rise Above" at 7pm.  Dance Excel/Dance 3, Dance 2, Social Dance 1 and 2 classes are also performing.  It is going to be an incredible show!

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 5-1-17

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 10:26am

8th annual Maple Mountain Dance Concert

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 10:04am

The MMHS Fine Arts Department will host the 8th annual Maple Mountain Dance Concert Friday, May 5th at 7pm in the auditorium.  The concert presented by the Dance Company MMDC is entitled "Stand Tall, Rise Above" and will also feature Dance Excel, Dance 2, Social Dance 1 and 2.  Admission $6, students $4, family $20.  Please come out and enjoy this amazing display of dance talent and inspiration.

FF State Competition

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 3:57pm
Attributions: Story and photo by Jen Gardner.

We just got back from our state FFA contest and our Horse Evaluation team rocked it. They took 4th out of 62 teams! Ashley Rothaug was the 9th place overall high individual and Hannah Smith was the 10th out of about 180 kids! 

If you see the horse team, which is made up of Hannah Smith, Ashley Rothaug, Breanne Henry and Breanna Harding, tell them congratulations. Horse is one of the hardest contests to win, and they sure got close! 

State Drama Results

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:12am
Attributions: Story and photo by Bradley Moss.

The MMHS Drama Team competed in the 4A State Drama Competition last Friday and Saturday alongside 24 other schools.  MMHS was awarded 2nd place in the One Act Play competition for its production of the Greek tragedy, The Trojan Women.

Here are the cast members:
Chloe Henry
Sophie Hill
Shay Swenson
Nicole James
Isaac Maltby
Anton Moss
Sarah Foutz
Caitlin Martinez
Marguerite Morgan
Sam Slade
Hannah Wood
Ashlynn Rober
Gavin Henry
Corban Radford

Savannah Henry
Clark Tolbert

The production also had original music composed by Corban Radford and he was given a special judges award for his work with the music composition.

Additionally, Michelle Squire and Corban Radford placed 3rd in the Scene competition.  In total, 11 students received Straight Superior ratings (the highest possible) in their individual events.

As Shakespearean audiences used to say, Huzzah!

Students of the Month - April

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:58pm

Justin Black  
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  
I want to see myself going to college after having returned from an honorable full-time mission. 

What are your favorite hobbies?  
I really enjoy music. Whether I'm teaching, listening or playing, I'm happy when music is around me.  If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask?  
I would ask Shakespeare whether Hamlet is crazy or sane? Then I wouldn't have to write an essay on it that my whole grade is dependent upon. 

Michaela McCown
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  
I'll be in a research facility. 

What are your favorite hobbies?  
Running and Science

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  
Zefram Cochrane. What's your favorite song? 

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 4-24-17

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:32pm

German Fair

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:04am
Attributions: Story and photos by Melinda Banks.
(more pictures available)Students in German class had the opportunity to attend the German Language Fair at BYU and compete against 32 other schools across the state in various categories. MMHS swept bringing home awards in these events:

Individual Events:  
Level 1 Interpersonal Speaking/Conversation:
Tied for 1st Place, Superior Rating – Zach Anderson, Londyn Branch, Dalton Hawk, and Myles Bentley
2nd Place, Superior Rating – Parker Jackman

Level 2 Interpersonal Speaking/Conversation:

1st Place, Distinguished Rating: Cooper Hunley


Tied for 3rd Place, Distinguished Rating, Brett Stewart

Visual Art:
2nd Place, Superior Rating – Cadence Peterson

3rd Place, Superior Rating – Parker Gasser

Team Events:
Culture Bowl:
Tied for 3rd Place – Sam Hansen, Jackson Berthold, Kyle Bird, and Parker Jackman

Soccer Team:
2nd Place, Kaden Backlund, Braxton Olson, Dalton Hawk, and Lucas Christensen 

3rd Place, Der Raub – Londyn Branch, Anton Moss, Josephine Schmidt, Gideon Hale

8th Annual Maple Mountain Dance Concert

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:50am
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

The MMHS Fine Arts Department will host the 8th annual Maple Mountain Dance Concert Friday, May 5th at 7pm in the auditorium. The concert presented by the Dance Company MMDC is entitled "Stand Tall, Rise Above" and will also feature Dance Excel, Dance 2, Social Dance 1 and 2. Admission $6, students $4, family $20. Please come out and enjoy this amazing display of dance talent and inspiration.