Students from Rees Elementary, Mapleton Elementary and Hobble Creek Elementary participated in the dance and the Child International (daCi) Day of Dance "Stories That Move Us" on Saturday November 3, 2012. The day began with a Native American grass dance by Rees students and a pioneer story acted out by Hobble Creek students narrated by Lora Schmidt. The students learned a hip hop slam poetry dance, a folk dance, and played at creative drama or musical theatre with storyteller Lora Schmidt, and professors from BYU, U of U and UVU. They also created a dance to share with the whole
Once again this year Mapleton Elementary students were surprised with the gift of a pumpkin from Harward Farms. Each student was presented with their very own pumpkin. Students returned to their classrooms to think of as many activities as possible to use their pumpkins. Some of the activities were learning about how pumpkins grow, graphing pumpkins, estimating to find how many seeds were inside their pumpkins, pumpkin carving and writing about pumpkins.
This year was Mapleton Elementary School's Second Halloween Parade. Faculty, students and Parents alike were in their finest form. Everyone seems to have caught the Halloween spirit with their Grade Level Teams, office Staff and specialists here at our school certainly went the extra mile. The parade wound around the school, in and out of the classrooms with a special trip through the auditorium where many family members and friends waited patiently to see the vast assortment of costumes.
We had a great Walk-a-thon and Fall Extravaganza this year. Thanks to everyone for their support. Students did a great job walking and getting donations. We always succeed when everyone pitches in and helps. We had a great turn out with games, slides, hay ride and petting zoo not to mention an awesome "Spook Alley"! Everyone lined up for a turn to be scared. Thanks to the volunteers who created an excellent experience for everyone to enjoy! Here are a few pictures of the fun and celebration!
Hat's off to our Second Grade Students and their teachers, Sheri Jensen, Christine Jones, Jeanmarie Andersen, Kelsey Foster and Karlee Hansen. They welcomed their students with the theme "We Can Do Hard Things" . Then they put them right to work and proved it! Sheri Jensen reported on the event as follows:
We hope all students and parents are enjoying their summer break. As we prepare for a new school year, we want to let you know of a few important dates that are coming up.
At Mapleton Elementary School children are encouraged to treat others with respect and kindness. We are pleased to present these students with an award for "Being a Good Friend" at school. Teachers have chosen them for their continued effort to treat others with kindness and respect. We want to congratulate these students for "Doing Their Best".
The "Outstanding Service Award" goes to our Librarian, Laurie Mittanck.
Laurie has been the librarian here at Mapleton Elementary School for the past 7 years. She joined our staff and has given her time and effort faithfully. Laurie is the librarian of not one but two libraries She has added her special touch to every wall and bookcase in our school.
Jacob Ward and Mason Jones participated in the Utah State Elementary Debate Division I on April 26, 2012 at Hill Crest High School The resolution debated was "RESOLVED: THAT THE STATE OF UTAH SHOULD PROVIDE INCENTIVES TO INCREASE THE CONSUMPTION OF LOCALLY PRODUCED FOODS AS A MEANS TO REDUCE ENERGY USE AND IMPROVE AIR QUALITY."