"Our PTA Family Movie Night was a great success last week. The MC entertained the audience with music and dancing while waiting for "Wreck It Ralph" to begin. We appreciate the support from the families that were able to attend. We will have another outdoor movie night in the spring."
4th grade kicked off their Place Value unit this week by posing the question, "How Much Is A Million?" There were chairs representing each place with each one showing 10 times larger. Ending with Mrs. Peery's chair which represented a million. She then read the book, "How Much Is a Million?" to the students.
Then the students were given a challenge to color one million tiny squares on graph paper. Wednesday afternoon the students gathered together to see if they had one million and to get a great visual for how much a million really is!!
We are so excited to have a new school song! Last spring at our school we had a contest where all the students that were interested, were asked to write a song and music for Mapleton Elementary. We had many students that submitted words and music for a school song. A committee was selected to review all of the submissions that came in and then selected a new song for our school.
What a fantastic first day! The faculty and staff were ready and prepared to begin a new year and welcome each and every student to school today. The students were happy to see old friends, make new friends, and get back into the swing of things at Mapleton Elementary. The opening assembly began outside aboard a pirate ship with an introduction of new staff members and the theme for the year: Unity Courage and Dreams. The assembly then continued inside with students learning the new school song. Thanks to everyone for making it a great day!
Elementary Registration is coming up - Thursday, July 30th, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please enter in through the main doors by the front office.
Several fifth grade students paid tribute to our military and service men and women at the annual Mapleton City Memorial Day Program at the park. They sang "Thank You Military" and did a wonderful job! A few of them have grandfathers who are veterans or fathers in the military now and so their song had extra special meaning. Thanks fifth graders!
Tyson Peterson is one of several Mapleton students who participated in the Utah Underwater Robotics competition in March. After working for several months on their own Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), he and his team took second place at regionals. Tyson will now be heading to compete at the national Sea Perch competition at Dartmouth, Massachusetts on May 29-30th. We want to wish him the best of luck!
After 36 years of teaching at Mapleton Elementary, Darlene Christensen is retiring. There will be a celebration in her honor on Wednesday, May 27th from 3:00 - 5:00 at Mapleton Elementary in the upper grade library. She has touched many lives and provided wonderful service to students, parents, teachers and the community. We wish her the very best with many hours of relaxation and enjoyment ahead.