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November Students of the Month

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 1:13pm

Morgan Steel
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Five years older. Back from my mission and heading to a college. 
What are your favorite hobbies? The ones I'm good at. Soccer, language learning, and computer programming.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Steve Jobs. I would ask him for advise on business and technology, to help me create things that could help people. 

Ethan Nelson
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Studying pre-dental at Brigham Young University. 
What are your favorite hobbies? Playing and practicing football and basketball.
If you could have conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Walt Disney. What would you do to change what Disney is today?

Morgan Schriever
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? College and starting a career.
What are your favorite hobbies? Running and hiking.

Lauren Smith
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? In five years, I see myself hopefully returning from an LDS mission and resuming school. I really hope to go into education, particularly in Spanish, History, or English. 
What are your favorite hobbies? I'm involved in the school band, and I love playing percussion and piano.  I also love reading and writing when I get the time. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? This is a toss-up. I would speak either to John Adams or Abraham Lincoln, because I would want to talk to them about their vision for America and what they believe is good government.

Savanna Trent
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? In five years I see myself teaching. 
What are your favorite hobbies? I love to draw, sew, and cook. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I would have a conversation with Amelia Earhart, because she seems like she would be interesting. 

Andrew Warner
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Going to Harvard to become a surgeon. 
What are your favorite hobbies? Long boarding, long drives, playing volleyball, tennis, running, painting, photography, and making people happy. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Abraham Lincoln and how he became successful/happy.

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 11-28-16

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:34am
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MMHS Awarded UIAAA Directors Cup

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:01am
Attributions: Photos by Jeff Porcaro.
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Maple Mountain was awarded the UIAAA Directors Cup on Tuesday, November 22.

The UIAAA Directors Cup is awarded each year to the top school in each class that demonstrates combined excellence in athletic, academic, and sportsmanship & student-leadership. Each category makes up a percentage toward a school’s total ranking:

1. Athletic (40%): The place or position a school team finishes in the state tournament.

2. Academic (40%): Varsity team GPA.

3. Sportsmanship & student-leadership (20%): Schools participation in UHSAA-sponsored sportsmanship and leadership initiatives.

 

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 11-21-16

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 9:15am
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Students Show Support Mountain View High School

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:43am
Attributions: Photo by DeAnn Nielsen.

Maple Mountain students showed their love and support for Mountain View High School students by dressing up in their best dress and making a poster.

Prep of the Week - Tyson Denison

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:17pm
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack. Photo by Tyler Lewis.

Tyson "Tito" Denison has been selected as this week's, "Prep of the Week" at Maple Mountain High School. Tito's outstanding play and leadership as quarterback has been a big reason the Golden Eagle football team finished with seven straight wins to propel the football team to the semifinals at Rice Eccles Stadium. Congratulations to Tito and the rest of the Golden Eagle football team!

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 11-14-16

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:11pm
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College Signing

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 7:49am
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On Wednesday, November 9 Abbey Miner signed to go to BYU for gymnastics and Kristen Allred signed to go to UVU for volleyball. Congratulate these girls on their hard work!

Prep of the Week - Sarah Mafi

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 8:42am
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack.

Congratulations to Sarah Mafi on being selected as this week's, "Prep of The Week." Sarah's outstanding play as a middle blocker/outside hitter has been a big factor in guiding the volleyball team to the Region 8 title. Sarah and her teammates also had an outstanding state tournament finishing with a 3-1 record and the highest team finish in Maple Mountain history. Along with Sarah's position on the volleyball team, she also participates as a cheerleader for the lady Golden Eagles. Great Job, Sarah!

Three MMHS Ellevés Named to 4A All-State Drill Team

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 8:29am
Attributions: Story and photo by Molly Brenchley.

Three members of the Maple Mountain High School Drill Team were named to the 4A All-State Drill Team.  McKenna Bate, daughter of Kelly and Bud Bate; Jalyssa Friant, daughter of Jadean and Craig Friant; and Mallory Ross, daughter of Lisa and Jeff Ross were chosen to represent Maple Mountain at the 4A All-State Drill Team Auditions.  There were 54 girls who auditioned for 20 spots on the all-state team. 

McKenna is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She was an Assistant Drill Mistress her junior year and is the Drill Mistress this year. McKenna was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer.. McKenna enjoys dancing, playing tennis, running, tumbling, fishing, and playing soccer.

Jalyssa is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team.  She was an Assistant Drill Mistress her junior year and is the President of the team this year. Jalyssa was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer. Jalyssa enjoys swimming, sleeping, eating, and watching Grey’s Anatomy.

Mallory is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She is an Assistant Drill Mistress for the team this year.  Mallory was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer. Mallory enjoys baking and dancing.

The auditions were held on Wednesday, November 9 at Bountiful High School. Each 4A school sent three girls to represent their school at the auditions. The girls were taught a short dance and then auditioned it in front of a panel of three judges who decided which girls made the team. 

The 4A All-State Team will be recognized at the State Drill Team Competition that will be held at UVU in February.  Congratulations to these girls for their accomplishments!

DECA Competes at Snow College

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 12:16pm
Attributions: Story by Alan Marvin.

Last week the DECA club went and competed at Snow College. Our students performed very well! We had 6 students in the final round, including Savannah Marker and McKenzie Connelly winning 1st place in Business Law and Ethics category. For winning first place they received a $2000 scholarship to Snow College. If you see these young ladies please congratulate them!

Outstanding Senior Awards by the Kiwanis Club

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 1:58pm
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The Kiwanis Club "Outstanding Senior Award" Ceremony honored the following students from MMHS:

  • Brinley Nelson
  • Karlee Worthington
  • Matthew Ballard
  • Delaney Rose
  • Mason Evans
  • Carson Christensen
  • Cienna Dorny
  • Joseph Delacruz
  • Addie Black
  • Brinley Crandall

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 10-31-16

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:00pm
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Mr. Gillespie Featured on KSL

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 2:46pm
Attributions: Story found at KSL.com and photo by Robyn Gillespie.

Original story found here.

SPRINGVILLE — Whether learning or teaching, Jethro Gillespie is pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an art student.

As a high school student at Timpview High School in Provo, his art teacher helped him start on his way to Brigham Young University, which he says he got into despite his grades. Earning a BFA and certification to teach K–12, he began teaching at Springville Junior High School, then joined the staff of the then-new Maple Mountain High School in 2009. After earning a master’s degree from BYU while teaching, he started his doctoral work at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, spending a year there before returning to Maple Mountain High School.

“(My masters) was great experience as well, to be able to delve into the theories of art education while simultaneously dealing with the practical challenges that come with teaching,” Gillespie said. His doctoral research focuses on “rethinking and remaking a high school art foundation's curriculum using primarily contemporary artists as creative role models.”

Gillespie seems like the kind of art teacher you always wanted: warm, encouraging, and experimental. His students participate in projects like the portable art gallery he created for his master’s degree thesis, collaborative works using new-to-them materials like wood and nails, or the TASK party he hosted with artist Oliver Herring—a loosely structured event where participants work together to give direction, interpret tasks, and create works of art based on those interpretations, using materials on-hand.

But Gillespie also spends significant time in the studio. In his career, he has played with medium and scale in interesting ways; looking over his portfolio, it’s easy to see his evolution as an artist take place. One theme he played with for some time was painting large-scale portraits of Rocky Mountain Elk.

“The Rocky Mountain Elk is the Utah State Animal, and I figured, ‘I'm kind of an animal from Utah,’” he said. “These works kind of speak to the idea of being a Mormon in Utah, especially the notion of how Mormons view the ‘natural man’ as the opposite of a holy person. In many of these paintings, I show the elk sort of bound up in, or tangled in, these cords that just kind of go off the edges of the paintings. For me, the cords have to do with covenants or promises that I've made, and when I'm seeing the world as a natural man, I think that those promises don't really make sense and they kind of seem like a confusing burden.”

Gillespie’s most recent project also centers around Mormonism and the covenants devout members of the church make. “Tally Mark Quilt” is made up of approximately 70,000 embroidered white tally marks on a 6-by-6-foot, white quilt.

“Conceptually, I think these tally marks also have to do with my own personal interpretation of being a Mormon. More specifically, the idea of eternity, or counting to eternity,” Gillespie said. “I see it as sort of a paradox between seeing the promises I have made as a reference to Abraham and his promises from the Lord to have ‘countless’ blessings. At the same time, the large collections of tally marks also hearken to the idea of a prison-like or confined experience, which I sometimes feel because of the promises that I've made. ...To do this collection as a quilt is meant to show my own experience wrestling with these ideas about my own personal experience of being Mormon, but ultimately to create something that is an object of comfort.”

The quilt was accepted into the Zion Art Society’s Zion Art Exhibition, in which it won third place. He recently gave a presentation about his work and the quilt, saying, “I find myself stuck in middle of this paradox. As a Mormon, I felt like this was being honest to my own experience, which I think is important as an artist, to explain how I feel.”

View more of Jethro’s work in the studio and classroom on his blog.

October Students of the Month

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 12:10pm

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Konnor Frisby 
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? In College, with at least a Bachelor's Degree.  Hopefully, well on my way to my career. 
What are your favorite hobbies?  Playing saxophone in the concert and marching bands at MMHS, drawing, reading and writing poetry.  
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  Adolf Sax:  What inspired the creation of saxophones and why!?  It's the strangest looking and sounding instrument, so why? 

Jacob Reeves
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?   At BYU majoring in civil engineering.
What are your favorite hobbies?  Percussion, wrestling, and Goalball. (A sport for blind people.)
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  Robbin Williams.  I would ask him what was his favorite movie he did. 

Cienna Dorney
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  I see myself almost done with a bachelors degree in teaching sign language and hopefully newly married.
What are your favorite hobbies?  My favorite hobbies are singing, reading, rock climbing, and spending time with my family-cousins. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?   Barbra Streisand and ask her tips on singing/performing, and ask her stories about the movies shes been in. 

Adelaide Lunceford
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  I want to transform into a unicorn superhero and live in Iceland, or maybe just be dating a super great guy and graduated.
What are your favorite hobbies?  
Riding horses, playing soccer, running, and procrastinating homework. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
I would ask my great grandma what living during the depression was like.

Kaitlyn Brooks
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  Hopefully, graduated from high school and in college.
What are your favorite hobbies? Soccer, sleeping, N64 games, hanging out with friends, etc.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  I would talk with Jackie Robinson and I would ask him what it was like to play with all the opposition. 

Patriotic Contests

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 1:25pm
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The Freedom Festival sponsors multiple patriotic contests each year in categories including Art, Essay, Speech, Storytelling, and Video. The video contest is open to everyone; other contests are open only to students. The contest theme this year is Freedom.

In addition to receiving cash prizes, contest winners enjoy having their work promoted in the community by the Freedom Festival all year.

The deadline for all contests is November 14, so get moving!

Go to www.freedomfestival.org/contests for details on each contest, including age requirements and cash prizes. We are so excited to receive your entries!

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 10-24-16

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 12:23pm
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MMHS Parent/Student Information for 10-17-16

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 4:23pm
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