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Jannelyse Allred Featured in FCCLA's Teen Times

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:21am
Attributions: Story found at http://issuu.com/fccla/docs/jan_feb

Through their involvement in their families, careers, and communities, members are empowered to envision what their futures may hold. We want to highlight members who use their opportunities in the red jacket to prepare for a red hot future!

In this edition of "Red Jacket, Red Hot Future", meet Jannelyse Allred, a student from Maple Mountain High School in Spanish Fork, Utah.

What is yoru favorite FCCLA experience?
In October 2014, I had the chance to go to New York City with several other FCCLA members from my school. The focus was to learn about textiles, clothing design, and fashion merchandising. We toured backstage at Broadway theaters and learned about costume design. We met with an haute couture designer and saw his creations made with hair extensions or vintage uniform buttons. We learned from magazine editors who learn to predict clothing trends for their readers and visited a museum that showed how theater design in ballet costumes influences everyday fashion design. We also visited with professionals who make their living sourcing and importing denim fabric worldwide or studying how current events influence the development of new textiles and clothing innovations. For example, Jackie Kennedy's clothing was often made from fabrics that were developed as part of the space program, a current event happening in her day. Once you learn how to pay attention to fashion trends, you start to see how this year's clothing fashions will start to affect next year's home decor trends, which change furniture and then appliance trends, and it goes on and on. You never think there's much to learn in a profession until you meet an actual professional in that industry and hear the extent of their knowledge. There's always something new to learn!

What advice would you give a new FCCLA member to ensure that they get the most out of their FCCLA journey?
Don't be afraid to do things that you think you are too shy or too "average" to do! FCCLA is such a great opportunity to meet new friends, often ones that can last for a lifetime. Get involved by going to all of the activities, serving in every way you can, and meeting lots of new people. You can learn so much about yourself and become your own leader. 

How has FCCLA empowered you?
My junior year, I served in an FCCLA leadership position that forced me to step out of my comfort zone and be more outgoing. I realized that it was a lot more fun getting to know other members that I wasn't already friends with. I learned that I was capable of being a good example and that I had enough courage in me to befriend people and make them feel welcome. I wasn't afraid to walk up to people and introduce myself. I wasn't afraid to be myself around strangers. The leadership position pushed me just enough to show me that I could, that it was fun, and that it was rewarding.

What's next for you?
Next, I plan to graduate from Maple Mountain High School and attend college (likely at Brigham Young University). I'm interested in human and child development and serving an LDS mission. 

UACTE Work-Based Learning Teacher of the Year - Kathryn Crandall

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:11pm
Attributions: Story by Joy Maughan.

​Kathryn Crandall was awarded the UACTE Teacher of the Year from the Work-based Learning division at the UACTE Conference held in St. George, Utah. Kathryn was recognized for her efforts as a FACS teacher, the CTE Department head, and outstanding educator and supporter for Work-based Learning internships. Mrs. Crandall has been teaching for 23 years and has been at Maple Mountain since 2009, when we first opened our doors. Among her many achievements, she created and supervises the MMHS Eaglet Preschool, has presented at summer conferences for state FACS teachers, assists sewing classes in making projects for Primary Children's Hospital, and works tirelessly to serve the students at Maple Mountain. She was presented the award by Robyn Dunn, a member of the state Work-based Learning board and our school's Internship Coordinator.

MMHS Monday Parent/Student Information for 2-8-16

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:06pm
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Ellevés Take 4th at State 4A Drill Competition

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:19am
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.
(more pictures available)

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, the MMHS Ellevés competed in the State 4A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition held at UVU. The format for state drill was new this year and 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. 

Three Ellevés were named to the 4A All-State Dance Team—Madi Ellis, daughter of Thad Ellis and Christie Ellis; Makenna Ellis, daughter of Thad Ellis and Christie Ellis; and Emily Kessinger, daughter of Brian and Jana Kessinger.  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 Semi Finals, each member of the All-State Team performed a self-choreographed 8 count routine and was given certificates.

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, the Ellevés competed in the finals and placed 4th in the military category, 4th in the dance category, and 4th in the character category. Overall Maple Mountain placed 4th. There were nine 4A schools competing. 

In the drill down competition, Emily Kessinger won 2nd place and Jessie Abbott won 3rd place. Another Ellevé, Talia Call, was awarded the UDDA Drill Team Scholarship.

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!

Parker Christensen is Prep of the Week

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:57pm
Attributions: Story by David Boyack.

Parker Christensen, from the boys basketball team, has been selected as this week's "Prep of the Week." Parker has been outstanding from his point guard position in helping the Golden Eagles in their quest to win a back to back Region 8 basketball title. Parker is currently shooting a very high percentage from the three point line, along with an even higher percentage from two point range. Congratulations Parker, and good luck to you and your teammates.

Choirs & Orchestra in NYC's Carnegie Hall

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:26pm
Attributions: Story by Cory Mendenhall.

As many of you know, our choirs and orchestra successfully auditioned for a unique opportunity to offer a solo performance in Carnegie Hall. Our preparations for such an experience has so tangibly enhanced our curriculum this year. Our student musicians have accomplished many significant and exciting successes in each of their learning outcomes! We have really enjoyed watching them progress so rapidly, and with such depth of knowledge and meaning as they've diligently prepared to offer their solo performance in Carnegie Hall next Saturday, February 13th!
Our "Bon Voyage" concert will take place this Wednesday, February 3rd, from 7:00-7:30pm in the auditorium. We will be performing Gloria, RV589 by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). The 30-minute piece contains 12 stunning movements set to compelling Latin texts.  We hope you will consider joining us on Wednesday evening. Admission is free! Please invite age-appropriate family members and friends to also attend.

Maple Mountain High School Ellevés Take 2nd in Region

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:47pm
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.
(more pictures available)

The Maple Mountain High School Ellevés competed at the Region VIII Drill Team Competition held at Salem Hills High School on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The Ellevés placed 1st in the Military category; 2nd in the Dance category, and 2nd in the Character category. Overall, the Ellevés placed 2nd and qualified to compete in the State 4A Semi Finals on Thursday, February 4. Emily Kessinger, daughter of Bryan and Jana Kessinger, won 1st place in the drill down competition, Mallory Ross, daughter of Jeff and Lisa Ross won 3rd place, and McKenna Bate, daughter of Bud and Kelly Bate won 5th place in the drill down competition.

Three Maple Mountain High School Ellevés were named to the All-Region Drill Team. They are Claire Bastian, daughter of James and Isabelle Bastian; Emily Kessinger, daughter of Brian and Jana Kessinger; and Tori Little, daughter of Leron and Kellie Little. 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 seven seniors named to the Academic All-Region Team. To qualify for this award, they must be a senior and have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Those making the team were: Claire Bastian, daughter of James and Isabelle Bastian; Jessica Beardall, daughter of Barbara Beardall; Jill Ekker, daughter of Leslie Ekker; Madi Ellis, daughter of Thad Ellis and Christie Ellis; Makenna Ellis, daughter of Thad Ellis and Christie Ellis, Tori Little, daughter of Leron and Kellie Little and Emily Kessinger, daughter of Brian and Jana Kessinger.

The “Hero” award, given to one member on each of the drill teams, was given to Jill Ekker, daughter of Leslie Ekker.

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

The Ellevés will now compete in the State 4A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition. The competition will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. The State 4A Finals will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 5 p.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. Good luck at State, Ellevés!

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 2-1-16

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:16pm
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January Student of the Month

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 1:05pm
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Emma HillWhat is your favorite quote, and why? 
"The only person who actually has favorite quotes on hand is Wyatt."Where do you want to see yourself in five years? 
Finishing up school and starting a writing career.What are your favorite hobbies?
Coming up with sarcastic answers to personal questions. (and Netflix, and Clarinet)What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you? 
Being student of the month... What makes you different from everyone else? 
I'm student of the month. If you could have a conversation with anyone fro history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
Pretty much any truly successful author so I could use them as a mentor.What is your favorite subject in school why? 
Music.  It is completely different from every other subject and allows you to express yourself in a unique way. 

Heidi Curtis
What is your favorite quote, and why? 
"If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose.  Happiness is a choice."Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I'll be 22 and almost finished with dental hygiene school.What are your favorite hobbies?
Spending time with friends and family.What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?

I was wrestling with my two older siblings and I went to bite one of them, but I bit my own hand. 

What makes you different from everyone else? 
I was born at home (on purpose). Not in the hospital. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? My brother Brandon, "When is my sister going to have a baby?"What is your favorite subject in school and why? 
Math, because there's always a right or a wrong answer. 

Jacob Scutt
What is your favorite quote, and why? 
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." Randy Pausch. Life may not give you its best circumstances, but it's still your choice on how much you get out of it.  I'd say life has given me a good hand; however, I still try my best to achieve more. Where do you want to see yourself in five years? 
I'll be in college, possibly at the U studying computer science.  While that is my go to option, I still want to keep my opportunities open. What are your favorite hobbies? 
I play trumpet, and march in the summer and fall.  I also like art, particularly charcoal drawing and oil painting. Video games are always fun, especially with friends.What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you.
I guess my life is pretty lame because I honestly don't know.  What makes you different from everyone else?
In relation to being the student of the month, I actually don't find myself any smarter than the average person, but that doesn't stop me from trying my best.  I believe anyone can get good grades as long as they try.  No one told me I needed a 4.0.  I challenge myself by seeing how long I can stay straight A. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
I don't really have a specific someone.  William Wallace has fascinated me with his leadership, and I'd like to ask Hitler "why". I's also like to see what Jesus thinks of all the different christian religions.  What is your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite class is jazz band, but I'm not sure I have a favorite core subject.  Math and English feel the most beneficial and give me the most satisfaction; though, I can't say I enjoy them. 
Porter Nielson
What is your favorite quote, and why?
"Be excellent to each other." Bill S. Preston Squire  It's a good quote to live by. Where do you want to see yourself in five years? 
Strong in my career at some company of some sort, masters degree in finance, accounting, or something in business. What are your favorite hobbies? 
Rock climbing, hiking, camping. What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you? 
Too many to choose from. What makes you different from everyone else? 
Nothing really, I'm just a guy.If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
George Washington.What is your favorite subject in school why? 
Math.  It makes sense (to a degree).

Alanna Hess
What is your favorite quote, and why? 
I love too many quotes to choose one favorite.Where do you see yourself in five years? 
I want to be a published author and either on a mission or in college, depending on which I decide to do. What are your favorite hobbies? 
I love to read, write, and sing. What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
The funny thing is that I can't think of anything to put here. What makes you different from everyone else? 
My DNA sequence. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
Jesus Christ. I don't know what I would ask him, but I'd love to talk to him. What is your favorite subject in school and why? 
Probably creative writing because I love to write and the people in my class were so fun to be around.

Wesley Bastian
What is your favorite quote, and why? 
My favorite quote is, "It isn't the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the man." I love this one because it's so applicable and it is a fact in everyday life. Where do you want to see yourself in five years? 
I see myself coming back from an LDS mission and finishing my schooling at BYU.What are your favorite hobbies?
I love to hunt, fish, play sports, be around cars, etc. What is the funniest thing that has every happened to you? 
I'm not sure, but an embarrassing moment was when I threw up on a field trip in elementary school. What makes you different from everyone else? 
I believe my interests and my drive sets me apart from other classmates. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
I would love to talk to Henry Ford and how he came up with these ideas that benefited consumers. What is your favorite subject in school and why? 
My favorite subject in school would probably be math, because it seems like one of the most applicable subjects to my future.

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Tue, 01/26/2016 - 7:14am
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Prep of the Week

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 1:59pm
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack.

Korban Tibbals has been selected as this week's, "Prep of the Week" for his outstanding performance on the wrestling mat and in the classroom. Korban recently won the Uintah Invitational Tournament and has been successful in winning all of his region matches so far. Korban is a returning state placer who is expected to do very well in his upcoming state meets. Congratulations, Korban!

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 1-19-16

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:01pm
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MMHS Monday Parent/Student Information for 1-11-16

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:10pm
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Rocky Mountain Drill Team Invitational Competition

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 8:34am
Attributions: Story and photos by Molly Brenchley.
(more pictures available)

The MMHS Ellevés competed at the Rocky Mountain Drill Team Invitational Competition at Corner Canyon High School on January 9, 2016. They placed 1st in Pom, 2nd in Hip Hop, 2nd in Military, 2nd in Dance, and 2nd in Character. The Ellevés also received a judges choice award for best technique in their dance routine.

Maple Mountain also took all five places in the 4A Drill Down. Emily Kessinger won 1st place, Jessie Abbott won 2nd, Makenna Ellis won 3rd place, Claire Bastian won 4th place, and McKenna Bate won 5th place. Congratulations drill team!The drill team will now prepare for the Region 8 Drill Team Competition which will be held at Salem Hills on January 28, 2016. Make plans now to come support the Ellevés!

MMHS Ellevés Compete at Excalibur Classic

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 11:42am
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.
(more pictures available)

The MMHS Ellevés competed at The Excalibur Classic, held at Copper Hills High School on Saturday, December 19. The Ellevés competed in the Hip Hop, Pom, Military, and Dance categories. There were seven schools competing in the 4A division.

The Ellevés won 2nd place in the Hip Hop category, 2nd place in the Pom category, 3rd place in the Military category, and 3rd place in the Dance category. 

In the drill down competition, Emily Kessinger won 2nd place and Jessie Abbott won 3rd place in the 4A drill down.

Madi and Makenna Ellis competed in the duet competition on Friday night and won 3rd place in the 4A Duet category. 

The competition season will continue on January 9 at Corner Canyon High School. The Ellevés will also hold their annual “Region Preview” on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. in the MMHS main gym. Come see the Ellevés perform all of their competition routines as well as some performances from invited guests

December Students of the Month

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 12:55pm
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Ryan Hawkins
What is your favorite quote, and why?
“You can't believe everything you read on the internet.” -Abraham Lincoln. It’s true, also hilarious.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
The Utah usual; home from a mission, in college, maybe married, doing good in the world.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like watching/playing soccer, playing video games, and science.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
My family and my life.

What makes you different from everyone else?
My desire to go above and beyond.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would talk to Martin Luther King Jr. and ask him where his strength to overcome adversity comes from.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I like physics because you get to learn about the fundamental aspects of the universe.

Ashley Chidester
What is your favorite quote, and why?
My favorite quote is “come what may and love it” by Joseph B. Wirthlin. I love this quote because it is a constant reminder that though hard times will come, we need to be ready and have a positive attitude about it. Life is great and everyone has so much to offer.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I hope to see myself as a returned missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, hopefully completing my bachelor's degree, or working on my masters. I don't quite know what my future career will be, but I hope to someday be a wife and a mom! I hope that in five years I will have had a positive impact on my community and changed the world somehow!

What are your favorite hobbies?
My favorite hobbies include hula dancing, eating sushi or anything chocolate, student council, FCCLA, shopping, taking naps, and talking to people.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
The funniest thing that has ever happened to me would have to be a few years ago when I sat on a chocolate cupcake, and it left frosting on me. I walked around the mall with my friends for a few hours and no one told me! It was really embarrassing but funny when I found out.

What makes you different from everyone else?
I can do a pretty great indian accent! I'm really good at dinosaur noises, and I have a deep love for Pugs! I also have a love for people, and I love making others feel good about themselves. It’s amazing what people can do when they know how great they are.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Joan of Arc. I would ask her how she found her courage and kept her faith in such hard times. I would tell her how much I admire her faith and dedication.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I love family and consumer science classes! They teach super important (and fun) skills that we will use for the rest of our lives, and they help us with daily life! FACS classes are the best! I also love history because we can learn so much from it to improve the future!

Shelby Brown
What is your favorite quote, and why?
There's not much of a difference between a stadium full of cheering fans and an angry crowd screaming abuse at you. They're both just making a lot of noise. How you take it is up to you. -Sue Sylvester

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
Five years older.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Swimming and piano.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
Actually it's really not funny at all and I still have nightmares about it, but a kangaroo tried to kill me. It had my entire arm in its mouth, and it was trying to drag me to into its cage. I was screaming, and it bit a hole in my jacket.

What makes you different from everyone else?
I love dogs more than anything else I know of.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would talk to Hitler and tell him not to invade Czechoslovakia because he promised.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Interior design or peer tutor. They are really fun, and I like my teacher and the people in my classes.

Hailey Hill
What is your favorite quote, and why?
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” -Harper Lee. It gives a great perspective to not judge others and think of how life is treating them instead. I makes a person more caring and understanding.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I want to be in college, studying medicine. I want to be helping others and continue in serving others.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love photography and art. I also love reading and music.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
This.

What makes you different from everyone else?
I am a very self motivated person and use that to keep up with my busy life.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would talk to Queen Elizabeth. I would ask her about being such a powerful leader who so many people admire, and ask, “what it is like to be the first queen to rule without marriage.”

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite subject in school is history. I love learning about historical events and different cultures histories.

Gavin Bartholomew
What is your favorite quote, and why?
“No one else is dealing with your demons meaning maybe defeating them, could be the beginning of your meaning friend.” -Twenty One Pilots. I like it because it's basically telling you how to find happiness, and of course, I love Twenty One Pilots.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I want to see myself going to a nice college out of state, having fun, and going on adventures.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love longboarding and taking cool pictures. My longboard is like a part of me. I also play the piano and paint.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
Once at a jr. high dance, I kicked my shoe, and it went flying across the room and hit someone. I still don't have that shoe.

What makes you different from everyone else?
I'm on the swim team, and I still manage to get good grades, enough sleep, and a social life.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would want to talk to Edgar Allen Poe and just have an interesting conversation.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I like science because it is really interesting and can be applied to real world stuff.

David Chappell
What is your favorite quote, and why?
“Lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.” I like how it is saying you shouldn't care about other people's’ opinions of you.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself in college hopefully close to graduating.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Playing basketball, watching sports, hanging with friends, sleeping, eating.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
One time I was wrestling with this kid and my pants tore in half.

What makes you different from everyone else?
I have 12 siblings, and I also have a trademark necklace I am wearing.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Abraham Lincoln, I would ask him what was it like leading his country through such a difficult time and how he did it.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite class is retailing because it is a fun class and there are only nine kids in there. We get to do lots of things that a bigger class couldn't.

 

MMHS Monday Parent/Student Information for 12-14-15

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 2:13pm
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MMHS Ellevés Place 2nd at First Competition

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 10:19am
Attributions: Story and photos by Molly Brenchley.
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The MMHS Ellevés competed in their first competition of the season, The UVU Invitational Drill Team Competition, at UVU on Saturday, December 12. The Ellevés competed in the Hip Hop, Military, Dance, and Character categories. There were nine schools competing in the 4A division.

The Ellevés won 1st place in the Hip Hop category, 2nd place in the Dance category, 2nd place in the Character category, and 3rd place in the Military category. Overall, in the 4A division, the Ellevés were ranked 2nd. The team was very excited and pleased with their success!

Two Ellevés placed in the drill down. The drill down was a combined 4A/5A drill down. Jessie Abbott won 5th place and Mallory Ross won 1st place. Both girls were awarded medals.

The Ellevés will now prepare for their next competition which is on December 19 at Copper Hills High School.

MMHS Monday Parent/Student Information for 12-7-15

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:59am

Please select this link to access our Parent/Student Information for 12-7-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%2012-7-15.pdf

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