School News

5th Grade Wax Museum

Ginnie Snyder

It is always great to see our 5th Grade students in the Wax Museum. Mapleton Staff and students were treated to many different people from history.  Students choose someone they are interested in and then study about their life, write a short sketch which they memorize to tell others about their character. Thanks to all the teachers and students for their effort and fine performance.
Pictured here are many of our 5th grade students, including a picture #1 of Jacie Peterson and her twins sisters Sienna and Oaklie who are students in 1st grade.

Kindy 500

Ginnie Snyder

Kindergarten students paraded the halls of Mapleton Elementary while all other students lined up to see students in their very clever forms of transportation which included cars, trucks, planes and other vehicles.  Students were told about their country by great volunteers and enjoyed activities throughout the day. Pictured here are the parading students and volunteers telling them about America.

At the end of a Day

Ginnie Snyder

Have you ever wondered what your teachers do after a hard day at school?  Why they work on their team building skills!
How do they do that?  Play dodge ball of course . . . choose up teams, set up the course, blow the whistle!  And it wouldn't be any fun without an audience, cheering squad and some treats to top it off!  And yes, a wonderful time was had by all. So wonderful in fact it will be repeated once again this week!  Being a teacher can be fun too!  How do you unwind at your school?

"100 Miler Club"

Ginnie Snyder

Mapleton Elementary School has challenged students to use their recess time for fitness. Students have had a goal to walk/run 100 miles here at school. A track has been set up to measure the distance students achieve. These students have been posted on the 100 Miler wall and recognized for their accomplishment during announcements. We would like to celebrate their success by showing you who they are in this photo.  Note their are two students who have achieved 200 miles already!

 Great job everyone. Keep up the good work!

US Synthetic Volunteers

Ginnie Snyder

On Thursday US Synthetic sent volunteers to many schools. It was their way of giving
service to schools involved with the Ken Garff  "It Pays to Read" program. Volunteers
went into classrooms to work with students. Mapleton Elementary was one of the
lucky recipients. Arnie Cooper of US Synthetic is pictured here with his daughter Kate
both on the left side of the back row, and Mrs. Sheri Sandberg's Third grade class. He
spent an hour in their class helping the teacher with groups as well as helping

Nebo Elementary Debate

Carol Day

Thirty two students from Mapleton Elementary participated in the Nebo Elementary Debate on March 21 2012. The resolution debated this year was Resolved that the state of Utah provide incentives for the increased production and consumption of local foods to improve air quality and reduce energy use.

"Wonderful Writers"

Ginnie Snyder

March is a great month to recognize Mapleton Elementary School students who have worked hard to become better writers.  This week we are celebrating our "Wonderful Writers" selected by their teachers for giving their best effort in writing. We know that there are many others who are working toward this goal and want to encourage everyone to keep writing.

The following students received this honor:  Pictured here from left to right

Row #1 seated: Drake Tua Fedler, Lily Livingston, Spencer Larsen, Damon Galovich and  Isaac Jacobson.

Mapleton Elementary Teacher of the Year

Stacey Holmes

We want to congratulate Mrs. Ginnie Snyder for being nominated as Mapleton Elementary Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Snyder has been at Mapleton Elementary for nineteen of her twenty-one years of teaching.  For the past eighteen years she has enjoyed teaching first grade.   She has also taught second grade. 

"Dr. Suess Day"

Ginnie Snyder

First and Second Grade students at Mapleton Elementary celebrated "Dr. Seuss Day"
with reading, singing and parading around the school. Students showed up dressed as
characters from Dr. Seuss stories and brought their books to read.
Mrs. Snyder's class has 3 sets of twins and Mrs. Snyder  also has a twin brother.
It was fun and  really made everyone smile when two sets of twins showed up dressed as
"Thing one and Thing two" Pictured here from left to right are twins,

"Awesome Artists"

Ginnie Snyder

This week we are honoring our "Awesome Artists" here a Mapleton Elementary School.
We are proud of these "budding Artists. It is great to watch students find and use their
own special talents. We appreciate their projects here at school and the talent which
they share so freely. Congratulations to the following students pictured here: