Tyler Lewis teaches Digital Photography 1, Advanced Commercial Photography 2, AP Photography, and Yearbook. This is his sixth year teaching at Maple Mountain High School. He graduated from BYU with a bachelors and masters degree in Technology & Engineering Education. Photography is a relatively new hobby for Mr. Lewis after switching from graphic design and video editing, but he now has his own photography business that keeps him busy in the evenings, weekends, and summers. In his spare time, you can find Mr. Lewis with his family traveling, exploring, jeeping, eating cookie dough, and taking photos.
He loves seeing students become better photographers and features them on an Instagram account @mmhsphoto. Check it out to see students' awesome photos!
Maple Mountain ProStart is advancing to the state competition! They placed 4th in Central Regionals on Thursday, February 23. And in case you don't know what ProStart is, it is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.Congratulations to these students and good luck at state on March 7!
Tristan Hellstrom has been selected as a MMHS "Prep of the Week" for this outstanding season as a member of the wrestling team. Tristan has had high finishes in region and also at state. Congratulations to Tristan for a great season.
Dawson Beutler has been selected as a Prep of the Week for his recent outstanding plays as a member of the boys basketball team. Dawson along with the other members of the boys team have had an outstanding season winning a share of the region 8 title. Good luck to Dawson and the boys basketball team as they prepare for the state basketball tournament!
Molly Brenchley teaches business and dance classes as well as coach the drill team at Maple Mountain High School. She has taught at MMHS since it opened. Previously she taught at Payson High School.
The CTE classes that Mrs. Brenchley teaches have varied over the years from Computer Tech 1 and 2 to Business Communication 1 and 2. Currently she is teaching Exploring Computer Science. In addition to teaching CTE classes, Mrs. Brenchley teaches Dance 1, Dance 2, Social Dance 1, and Social Dance 2. She is also the coach of the Ellevés Drill Team.
Mrs. Brenchley received a BS degree in Business and Dance Education from Southern Utah University. She has been a UHSAA certified drill team judge for over 30 years. She was presented with the 4A Coach of the Year award from the UHSAA Executive Committee in 2008-09 and also was named the 4A Drill Team Coach of the Year in 1998-99 by the Utah Dance Drill Association. Mrs. Brenchley received a Crystal Apple teacher award in April 2002.
Mrs. Brenchley loves to travel and spend time with her family.
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Jalyssa Friant, Mckenna Bate, and Mallory Ross have been selected for "Prep of the Week" honors. Jalyssa, Mckenna, and Mallory are members of the region 8 champion drill team. Their efforts also helped the drill team to a third place finish at the state drill team competition. All three were also recently selected to the all state drill team.
Congratulations ladies on a great season!
Jen Gardner graduated from Utah State University (Go AGGIES!) with her degree in Agricultural Education. She is on her second year of teaching and is loving it. She teaches Animal Science, Floriculture and Greenhouse Management, Natural Resources and Ag Biology. She loves all animals but especially loves all things hog related. She loves teaching hands-on classes that give kids real applications of the world around them. She strives to teach skills that will help students be better prepared to be self sufficient in their lives if the need arises. When she is not teaching in the classroom, chances are she is doing something FFA related. From activities, to service projects, stock shows and animals, to career contests, FFA sure keeps her hopping. It's a good thing she loves it!
Mr. Spainhower graduated from UVU in 2013 with a degree in Business/Marketing Education. Also in 2013, he began his teaching and baseball coaching career at Maple Mountain High School and is thrilled to be a Golden Eagle. Coach Spainhower currently teaches Entrepreneurship, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Retailing, Accounting I, Accounting II, Business Communication I, Business Communication II, and when he’s lucky, Financial Literacy! Mr. Spainhower is also the FBLA Adviser and enjoys competing with his club members.
Jessica Knotts started her career at Maple Mountain as a student teacher and then was hired upon completing her student teaching. She has taught Interior Design 1 and 2, Foods 1, Adult Roles & Financial Literacy, Child Development, and Fashion Strategies. She is the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Adviser for our school, which is one of her many favorite parts of teaching! If she's not at school, she's probably sewing, finding a good shopping deal, baking, or spending time with her husband and family.
Come Friday, March 3 to watch the dance company perform in the MMHS Auditorium at 7 PM. It costs $5 for adults, $4 for students, or $20 for a family.
Jared Massic teaches Welding Technician Entry Level, Intermediate Level and Advanced Level. He is also the SkillsUSA Co-Adviser and has been at MMHS since it opened in 2009. Mr. Massic's welding fabrication team won 1st place in the state the last 4 years and 3rd in the Nation the last 2 years.
"As a Maple Mountain alumni (first graduating class 2010), I absolutely love being back here as a teacher! After graduating from high school I attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in Technology and Engineering Education, emphasizing in Multimedia. I am in my fourth year of teaching at MMHS and currently teach TV Broadcasting, Video Production 1 and 2, as well as Digital Media. I have also taught classes such as Commercial Art and Digital Photography. I am a lover of all baked goods, movies, puppies, the beach, design, and especially teaching. Go CTE!"
This is Kathryn Crandall's 25th year teaching and claims to teach the fun classes! Those classes are: Apparel and Design Production I & II (used to be called Clothing I & II), Child Development, Early Childhood Ed I & II (preschool), Fashion Design Studio (called Fashion Strategies this year but changing next year), and Textile Design Entrepreneurship. She's also hoping to add Sports and Outdoor Product Design.
Robyn Dunn started her teaching career 19 years ago. She was a teacher in the Business Department at SFHS and switched to Work-based Learning and internships 8 years ago when she joined the faculty at MMHS. She is also over career pathways and concurrent enrollment for our school. In her spare time you'll find her chauffeuring her kids, watching a ball game of some sort, reading a book or quilting.
Come see the dance companies from MMHS, SHS, SFHS, SHHS, and PHS perform on February 8 at 7 pm. The showcase will be held in the MMHS auditorium. General admission is $6, student admission is $5, and a family pass is $20.
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On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the MMHS Ellevés competed in the State 4A 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 4, 2017, the Ellevés competed in the finals and placed 4th in the military category, 3rd in the dance category, and 2nd in the kick category. Overall Maple Mountain placed 3rd. There were nine 4A schools competing.
Three Ellevés were named to the 4A All-State Dance Team—McKenna Bate, daughter of Bud and Kelly Bate; Jalyssa Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean Friant; and Mallory Ross, daughter of Jeff and Lisa Ross. Each 4A team sent three girls to learn a routine that they auditioned in front of judges and then 20 girls were selected as the 4A All-State Dance Team. At the State Finals, each member of the All-State Team performed a self-choreographed 8 count routine and was given a certificate and medal.
Four Ellevés were named to the 4A Academic All-State team—Jessie Abbott, daughter of Tony and Shannon Abbott; Jalyssa Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean Friant; Mallory Ross, daughter of Jeff and Lisa Ross; and Kathrynn Shaw, daughter of Devin and Kara Shaw. Each 4A 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 4A Academic All-State Team was 3.998.
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!