Today we had an assembly featuring the BYU Cougar Strong program. Several athletes, Cosmo and the Dunk Team taught about being strong mentally, socially and physically. Students were able to interact and get involve and our guests showcased some of their amazing jumping, flipping and dunking skills. It was definitely an exciting assembly!
5th grade students were able to spend time with Officer Miller for the past couple of months participating in the NOVA program. This is a Utah based program focusing on helping students make choices based on core values, avoid harmful substances, be accountable for their decisions, and be wise with social media. They recently held their graduation and several students shared their essays explaining what they had learned. We appreciate Mapleton City Police Department for all they do to support our school!
Mr. Courtney Curtis was recently nominated by his peers to receive the Crystal Apple Award. This award goes to teachers who go above and beyond and truly make a difference at the school for both students and co-workers! Congratulations Mr. Curtis! Thanks to Horace Mann for providing the award.
Several of our 4th - 6th graders have been coming early to school for the past several months in order to participate in our school choir. They performed several fall and classical pieces recently at their evening concert as well as involved multiple percussion and bell instruments. They did a wonderful job! We appreciate Karen Thueson and Jeanette Nielsen who directed and accompianied the choir.
Today is Education Support Professionals Day and we want to thank all those who work behind the scenes to make school such a wonderful place to be - from the secretaries, nurse, custodians, and lunch crew, to the technicians, bus drivers, and crossing guards! In fact, our crossing guards, Mandy Rees and Rosie Golding were honored by the PTA as "Heroes Among Us" at our recent Reflections awards night and they are so deserving of that recognition. We so appreciate all of our support professionals!
For our Veterans' Day program, we invited four Veterans who are either dads or grandpas of Mapleton students to help us retire our school flag that was torn and faded. Thank you to to the Davis, Brandt, Johnston and Boren families. Several students spoke about the flag and what it symbolizes for our nation, and then our honored guests carefully retired the flag as students respectfully watched. It was a very special tribute not only to our flag, but also to the Veterans who have served our nation so courageously. We appreciate them!
For Election Day this year our class got into groups and wrote a proposition for a ballot. Some of the laws were the same so we made some of them the same law. We had a voting booth that Miss Foster made. We went in one at a time to vote on a Chromebook. Every person voted on each proposition and we got an I voted sticker. Later, Miss Foster showed us the results and all 4 turned into a law for our class for the month of November. It was really fun and we can’t wait to vote in a real election.
Written and edited by: Olivia, Sophia, and Ryan