MMHS Dance Company auditions will be help April 19 from 3-6 PM. Clinics will be held April 17 or April 18 at 3:00-4:30 PM. Please find the applications and information online at mmhsdance.weebly.com.
Applications are available from Miss Mattinson in the library.
- Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.75
- No attendance problems (NC) in any class
Completed applications due:
Friday, March 31st at 3:00 pm.
*No applications will be accepted after this time.
Come participate in fun service projects and activities to help your school and community!
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What would professional chefs say about YOUR cooking?
"Wow!" "Mesmerizing!" "Perfect!" were a few of the comments chefs made about Maple Mountain's ProStart Culinary Team's three-course meal they made at the ProStart State Finals March 7, 2017. The team worked together to make Egg Yolk Ravioli with Sage-Bacon-Brown Butter sauce as an appetizer, Seared Sea Bass served over Pesto and Purple Fingerling Potatoes as the entree, and Deconstructed Cheesecake for dessert. Maple Mountain has sent many teams to compete, but none have ever advanced to the State Finals, until this year. The ProStart advisor, Jane Wilkins, credits the team's success to their passion, teamwork and culinary expertise.
They had one week between the Regional Competition and the State Finals to make changes and improvements to their food based on the judges' comments. For example, the judges felt the ravioli were too large to serve as an appetizer, so the team made the ravioli smaller by using quail egg yolks instead of chicken egg yolks. The judges were very impressed watching the team roll and fill the pasta dough they made from scratch. Chef Christian Kubek said he would order their ravioli at a restaurant. The team tied for 3rd place at State. Fantastic accomplishment!
Please congratulate Hillary Hirst, Talia Olsen, Madeline Palmer, and Isaac Taylor on their advancing to the State Finals Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at South Towne Expo Center in Sandy!
What is ProStart? As the name implies, this course is a "Professional Start" designed to train students for career opportunities in the food service/culinary arts industry. Culinary Teams develop a unique menu for a three-course meal, complete with recipes and food costs, and prepare that meal in 60 minutes using two butane burners—with no electricity or running water. They are evaluated on their menu, degree of difficulty, food safety and sanitation, knife skills, cooking procedures, food costing, teamwork, taste and presentation of their meal. Go Golden Eagles!
Tyler Boyack has been selected as a MMHS "Prep of the Week" for his outstanding play as a member of the boys basketball team. Tyler has been very consistent in his play leading the team to the region 8 championship this year. He had an average of over 20 points a game during region play and helped lead his team at the state tournament.
Our Science Olympiad team competed at Snow College this Saturday and took first for our region. This qualifies us for state where we hope (fingers crossed) to win our third state title in a row. Congratulate the following students when you see them:
Adam SyndergaardGold TowersBronze HelicoptersBronze Astronomy Anne DallonGold Anatomy Bruce GillGold HydrogeologySilver Dynamic Planet Cooper HunleyBronze Materials ScienceBronze ForensicsSilver Experimental Design Dalton HawkBronze Game On Delaney RoseGold AstronomyGold Dynamic PlanetGold Materials ScienceBronze Bottle RocketSilver Rocks & MineralsElliot LaytonSilver Ecology Gideon HaleGold OpticsSilver Experimental Design Heidi JacobsonSilver Experimental Design Heidyn von BoseGold TowersGold Robot ArmBronze Materials Science Jessica PrattBronze Invasive Species Joey DelaCruzGold Experimental DesignSilver Hydrogeology Jonny StitesGold EcologyGold Materials ScienceSilver Rocks & MineralsBronze Bottle Rocket Joseph DrautGold Remote SensingBronze Rocks & Minerals Joshua GreenBronze Robot Arm Julie CarlsonBronze ForensicsBronze Invasive SpeciesSilver Dynamic Planet Kaden CallGold Microbe MissionSilver Disease Detectives Kaleah JacksonGold EcologyGold Invasive Species Kayden MortensenSilver Ecology Lauren von BoseGold Optics Layna JacobsonGold Remote SensingBronze AstronomyBronze Rocks & Minerals Leslie DayGold Invasive SpeciesSilver ForensicsBronze Optics Locke HansenGold Dynamic PlanetGold Hovercraft Logan MarksGold Experimental DesignBronze Robot Arm Madyson MeeksGold Anatomy Michaela McCownSilver Disease DetectivesSilver Game OnGold Microbe MissionSilver Chem Lab Nathan AustinSilver Game OnBronze Wind Power Nathen StarkSilver TowersSilver Remote Sensing Philip RicheyBronze Wind Power Ryan SmithSilver Electric VehicleSilver Wind Power Seth BrownGold Robot Arm Shayla NielsonSilver Towers Sierra JensenSilver Remote SensingSilver Chem LabGold Experimental Design
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? I see myself serving diligently on an LDS mission. My hopes after my mission involves me going to college to have a career in the emergency medical field, and coaching a little kids sports team.
What are your favorite hobbies? Playing basketball and soccer. Going boating and four-wheeling. Just being outdoors, the lake and mountains is good enough for me. Plus, I love to serve others and get people to laugh.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Alvin York - I'd ask him if he realized people would still be talking about him in 100 years and what is the biggest moral or standard he stressed to his 9 kids growing up.
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? As an ASL interpreter for cruise lines or personal interpreting.
What are your favorite hobbies? I enjoy weight lifting, eating, and watching cat videos on you tube.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Michael Jackson. I would ask him what inspired him to start dancing and singing, then I would thank him for his music.
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? In five years I hope to be finishing up my bachelors degree and preparing to start my career somewhere in the fields of art and design.
What are your favorite hobbies? My favorite hobbies are drawing/ painting, playing music, camping, hiking, and photography. I also like cooking.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I think I would have a conversation with Harper Lee. Her work as a writer is great and her messages are important. I don't have anything in particular to ask her. I would just like to meet her and sit down to chat.
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? I want to serve a mission, go to college and be married.
What are your favorite hobbies? Writing, drawing, video productions, sewing, music, and dancing.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Helen Keller. If you had the chance to go back and not lose your hearing and sight would you?
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? I want to see myself in a successful college pursuing my dreams.
What are your favorite hobbies? I compose music, play video games, and hang out with my friends.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I would talk to Leonardo Da Vinci. I would ask him why Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? I want to be on a 2 year adventure. I also want to be going to BYU.
What are your favorite hobbies? Tennis, programming, ping pong
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Einstein. I would ask him how to improve science, and math knowledge.
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Our MMHS DECA club attended the state competition two weeks ago. Seven students attended the competition and all performed very well. A few highlights were: out of 250+ students both Savannah Marker and McKenzie Connelly tested in the top 10% in their subject, and they also finished in the top ten in state competing in the "Business Law and Ethics" team event. Spencer Searcy finished third in state and qualified to attend the national competition in California if he chooses to go.
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.