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Comedy Hypnotist - Shaun Christensen

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:56am

Come see Shaun Christensen, the Hypno Hick, for family friendly entertainment Tuesday, May 1st at 7 pm in the auditorium and help Maple Mountain's track team's fundraiser. It costs $5.

MMHS Ellevés Showcase

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:30am
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.

The MMHS Ellevés Drill Team will hold their 9thannual showcase on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the MMHS auditorium.  The showcase will feature an introduction of all of the members of the Ellevés.  Performances will include their award-winning competition routines in the areas of hip hop, pom, military, dance, and character.  There are also a few new routines that will be part of the show including an officer’s routine, a special lyrical piece dedicated to Kathrynn Shaw, solos by some of the Ellevés, and a performance by the 2018-19 Ellevés Drill Team.

Come support the Ellevés as they celebrate the accomplishments of their 9thyear.  Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for students, and $2 for children.  Age 5 and under are admitted free.

Students of the Month - April

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:39pm

Spencer Orr 
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
Going to BYU, hopefully, pursuing a career that I enjoy!!
What are your favorite hobbies?
Guitar, video games, basketball, reading. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Washington.  If he really did throw a rock over that giant arch when he was a kid (If he could throw.)

Nicholas Maylett
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  
Returned from a mission, attending the University of Utah. What are your favorite hobbies?  
Wake boarding, golfing, and maybe a little Fortnite with the boys. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
William Shakespeare  "Why?"

Kali YorkWhere do you want to see yourself in five years?  
Having completed an LDS mission, I hope to be on the East Coast enrolled in Princeton's pre-med program, on track to become a trauma surgeon. What are your favorite hobbies?  
I quite enjoy running, math, music, literature, and vines.  Vines are great.  Much of my time is also spend doing debate and science olympiad.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
Leonardo da Vince; I'd be interested to learn how he managed to study human anatomy whilst staying under the watch of the Roman Catholics. 

Josephine SchmidtWhere do you want to see yourself in five years? 
I see myself attending an ivy league university and preparing to enter medical school. What are your favorite hobbies?  
I enjoy everything related to science-especially science olympiad.  I also like to travel, take pictures, and hangout with 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 Nikola Tesla and ask him how he knew he was onto something and how he knew which ideas were  good and which ones were bad. 

Sara JefferyWhere do you want to see yourself in five years?  
Hopefully graduated or graduating college soon in something I love, married happily and just being happy and loving life. 
What are your favorite hobbies?  
Colorguard, singing, dancing, reading, and writing, drawing. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  
Walt Disney-"What's one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?"

Utah Valley Student of the Week: Clark Tolbert

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:16am
Attributions: Story found on Daily Herald.

Story originally posted on Daily Herald.


Clark Todd Tolbert is a senior at Maple Mountain High School in Spanish Fork. Clark is a big part of the technical theater program at Maple Mountain. In his role as student technical director, Clark provides technical support for numerous school and community events that use the school’s auditorium. He has been recognized in a number of ways for his work. He lead the Maple Mountain High School technical theatre team to a 3rd place finish at the Utah Shakespeare Festival High School Competition. He also received a special Judges Award for his lighting design for the one-act play “Trojan Women” at the Region 8 play competition.

Bradley Moss drama teacher at Maple Mountain High School had this to say about Clark: “He is remarkable in his ability to listen to others and to use what they say to make decisions to help support a performance.”


After high school, Clark wants to pursue a bachelors degree in fine arts with an emphasis in lighting design and later go on to get a masters degree. His dream is to live in New York City and be a part of Broadway productions. He also loves playing the piano and spending time with his family.

Clark is a joy to have in class because he is a friend to everyone, he gets engaged in what we’re doing and helps others to do so, and he adds fun and warmth.


Clark was also recognized as an MMHS Student of the Month in fall 2017, his nomination being supported by all of the performing arts faculty.

Universities are also taking an interest in the type of student and person Clark is. He has received numerous scholarship offers based on his academic standing, the quality of his technical theater work, and the person that he is.

Utah Valley Educator of the Week: David Jones

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:14am
Attributions: Story found on Daily Herald.

Original Story found on Daily Herald.


Mr. David Jones, a ceramics teacher at Maple Mountain High School, is this week’s educator of the week.

Jones grew up in Provo Utah where he attended and graduated from Timpview High.

He is married to Marci and has six children.


Mr. Jones worked outside of education for years before realizing that his passion and desire was to teach students the art of pottery making. He went back to school and graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelors in fine arts.

Jones is currently at Maple Mountain High School and in the spring 2017, was nominated and selected by his peers to receive the Crystal Apple Award.

He has been teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced Ceramics for seven years.

He works (inspires) students to help them learn how to create things with clay and understand how their mind and body can work together. They focus on understanding steps, techniques and ideas to push their limits and create projects that they previously didn’t know how to do.

Mr. Jones had designed his classes and curriculum to introduce the beginning structure and techniques to his students while encouraging individual thought and creative insights for more personalized projects. Through the process of learning, working and repetition, students can create projects that they are proud of.


What makes Jones most happy and satisfied in his work is seeing students who are so unsure of themselves gain confidence and create something, then to be proud of it.

DeAnn Nielsen, Maple Mountain High School’s principal, said, “Mr. Jones is an integral part of Maple Mountain High School. He is an excellent teacher and students know his classroom is a safe place for them to try something new, supporting their ideas and talents. He is truly a skilled potter, passionate about his instruction and ensuring his students find success. Mr. Jones has a gentle kindness, coupled with a fun personality, and is always willing to get involved in the crazy activities at our school. It is not unusual finding Mr. Jones crawling across the mat on the gym floor trying to pull the socks off students as he competes in the class wars assembly; dressed as Santa Claus in our Christmas assembly; or joining the staff dance in the Homecoming assembly. Maple Mountain High School is definitely a better place because Dave Jones is here!”

Mr. Jones’ dedication and passion goes beyond the doors of Maple Mountain High School. He contributes to the community by coaching youth sport, teaching ceramics at the Springville Senior Center, has gone into elementary schools and helped them do different projects such as masks, helping with stories and coil pots. Mr. Jones and students have also, entered bowls they made into the Bowls for Humanity fundraiser for Food and Care Coalition in Provo.

Spending time with his children is Mr. Jones’ greatest joy. He is currently teaching his 10- and 12-year-old children how to teach others how to make pottery, draw and paint. The goal is to help his children find joy in something he loves, is passionate about and to also help them earn a little money during the summer by creating and teaching a children’s art class.

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 4-23-18

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:01pm

MMHS 9th Annual Dance Concert

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:11am
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

The MMHS 9th annual Dance Concert is this Friday, April 27th at 7:00pm in the auditorium.  This performance entitled "Imagine" will feature the Dance Company, Dance Excel, Social Dance 2, and Dance 2 classes.  Please come out and enjoy this night of dance talent and inspiration.

Region Festival for MMHS Choirs

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:41am
Attributions: Story by Braden Rymer.
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Recently our Chamber Singers, Sorelle Voce, Concert Choir, and Men's Chorus participated in the Region festival and ALL of them received straight superior ratings and will be going to State! The students worked incredibly hard and did a fantastic job! We couldn't be successful if it wasn't for our administration, custodial staff, and our teachers. Thanks for all of your support in making this program what it is! We really do appreciate every bit of your efforts.

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 4-16-18

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 7:48am

SkillsUSA State Competition Results

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:51pm

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Last week the SkillsUSA chapter from MMHS competed at the state competition held at Salt Lake Community College. Among all of our awesome contestants, the following students placed:

Leah Ribble - Silver in CPR
Brian Workman - Silver in Carpentry
Jesse Harness - Silver in Welding
Kolbi Schauerhamer - Silver in Dental Assisting
Isaac Behena - Gold in Job Interview
Sam Christmas, Ladd Davis, Nathan Wright - Gold in Welding Fabrication

Congratulate these awesome students on their hard work and achievements!

Mr. Massic was also awarded the Cluster Chair Outstanding Service Award for all his work with SkillsUSA and the state competition. 

"Imagine" MMHS Dance Concert

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:20pm
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

The 9th annual MMHS Dance Concert entitled "Imagine" will be held Friday, April 27th at  7:00pm in the MMHS auditorium.  This concert presented by Maple Mountain Dance Company (MMDC) will feature 11 student pieces as well as guest choreographers Alexa Knutzen and Jamie Crowther.  Dance Excel, Social Dance 2, and Dance 2 will also perform in this special end of year event.  We hope you can join us!  Admission $6 adults, $4 students, $25 family.

Winter Guard State Champions!

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:41pm
Attributions: Story by Joshua Hurst.
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Our Color Guard coach, Brielle Summerhays, and the students involved with Winter Guard are the Scholastic Regional AA State Champions for the 2018 season! Great job to this team and all of their hard work!

Summer Fever Fundraiser at Lagoon

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 8:59am
Attributions: Story by Lana Hiskey.
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For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits.

Maple Mountain High School earns ENERGY STAR certification!

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 8:53am

 We’re excited to announce that Maple Mountain High School has earned ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)!

The next time you visit, check out the little blue label on display at our entrance – it represents proven, verified superior energy performance over a 12-month period. In fact, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide!

Thank you for being a part of our sustainability story by taking simple actions to cut energy waste – like turning off the lights in empty rooms, and reporting energy waste to our facility. 

Here’s to another year of cutting energy waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and doing our part to protect the environment – together!

Learn more at  


MMHS Parent/Student Information for 4-9-18

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:45pm

Science Olympiad State Results

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:40pm
Attributions: Story and photos by Kyle Miller.
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The team pulled it out for a fourth year in a row.  We took first and got the best score in team history, averaging a fourth place finish over all 24 events - scoring 97 pts overall (low score wins).  There were 31 teams, including some incredibly talented teams from Hillcrest, West, and UCAS.  We were really happy to hold onto the title and represent our school again this year at Nationals.  Nationals will be May 17th-20th in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Thank you for your support of the team and these amazing students.

Here are the notable individual results:

Anatomy and Physiology                 1st Place                        Josephine Schmidt & Kaden Call

Astronomy                                        4th Place                        Bryson Evans & Logan Marks

Bottle Rockets                                   3rd Place                       Madyson Meeks & Chelsie Hawkes

Chemistry Lab                                  1st Place                        Logan Marks & Anne Dallon

Disease Detectives                            4th Place                        Kaden Call & Kali York

Dynamic Planet                                 4th Place                        Bryson Evans & Dallin Burton

Experimental Design                         1st Place                        Logan Marks & Gideon Hale & Bryson Evans

Fermi Questions                               3rd Place                       Bryson Evans & Joshua Green

Forensics                                          1st Place                        Cooper Hunley & Josephine Schmidt

Game On                                          2nd Place                       Dallin Burton & Anthony Bardsley

Helicopters                                        1st Place                        Anne Dallon & Anthony Bardsley

Herpetology                                      4th Place                        Kali York & Cooper Hunley

Hovercraft                                         1st Place                        Logan Marks & Philip Richey

Microbe Mission                              5th Place                        Kaden Call & Chelsie Hawkes

Mission Possible                              1st Place                        Joshua Green & Madyson Meeks

Mousetrap Car                                  4th Place                        Joshua Green & Isabella Frasche

Optics                                               5th Place                        Gideon Hale & Philip Richey

Remote Sensing                                6th Place                        Gideon Hale & Anthony Bardsley

Rocks & Minerals                             1st Place                        Josephine Schmidt & Isabella Frasche

Thermodynamics                              4th Place                        Philip Richey & Anne Dallon

Towers                                              1st Place                        Madyson Meeks & Isabella Frasche



Dance Company Auditions 2018-2019

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:51am
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

Come be a part of the tradition of excellence in dance at MMHS!  Clinics Monday and Tuesday April 16th and 17th from 3-5 pm.  Applicants must attend one of the two clinics to learn clinic dance and be prepared with one minute of their own movement.  Auditions Wednesday, April 18 from 3-6 pm in the dance room.  Applicants will perform the clinic dance in small groups and their individual choreography for judges.  Those who successfully audition for Dance Company and Dance 3/Dance Excel will be posted shortly after auditions.

Applications online at

MMHS Ellevés are National Military Champions

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:46am
Attributions: Story and photos by Molly Brenchley.

The MMHS Ellevés Drill Team competed at the West Coast Elite Dance Competition held in Long Beach, California on March 24, 2018.  The team competed in the following categories:  Military, Dance, Pom, and Hip Hop. 

The Ellevés placed 1st in Military and were awarded the National Champion Military trophy and jackets. The Ellevés also received a judge’s choice award so they were asked to perform their military routine in the Finals Gala that was held later that evening. Other routine placements were 5th in Pom, 7th in Hip Hop, and 8th in Dance. There were 62 teams competing at the competition, mainly from California, but there were teams from Texas, Florida, and Utah.

While in California, the Ellevés also had the opportunity to take classes at The Edge Performing Arts Studio.  They took a private hip hop class that was very beneficial, motivating, and fun.

Now the team will prepare for their annual showcase which will be held on May 3 in the MMHS auditorium.  The showcase will feature all of the team’s competition routines as well as a few new routines.  The new 2018-19 Ellevés will also perform.  Plan now to attend and see some award-winning routines performed by an amazing team!