Utah Food Bank - summer meal program in Utah County will be offering lunches this summer. All youth up to age 18 may receive a free healthy lunch. The program begins June 11th and will continue through August 17th, Monday through Friday, 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunches will be served at the Springville Splash Pad, 50 South Main Street. No registration is required. For more information contact Kerri Duncan at 801-887-1251 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, May 23rd is Lagoon day - Buses will leave promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive at school by 7:40 a.m. in order to load the buses. Because we have to pay the bus company for your student’s seat whether they go or not, refunds will not be available to those that miss the bus. In order to accurately account for each student, they will need to ride the same bus up and back. On the bus ride up students will be informed that buses will leave Lagoon promptly at 3:30 p.m. We estimate that we will be home between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.
This year’s Crystal Apple Award recipient is Lori Marett. Lori is a dedicated educator who cares deeply about student success. For many years she worked as an English teacher, ESL instructor and built the High Honors Program. More recently, she has transformed the library into a high-interest, student-centered environment where all feel welcome. Lori spends countless hours helping students and teachers, planning programs to encourage reading, such as Battle of the Books and March Madness. In addition, she researches the best books for the library.
Last night, eleven students from Mapleton Junior competed in the Nebo District Poetry Slam. This is the first time that Mapleton Junior has participated. The students who competed were Heather Ells, Willow Schouten, Kaitlyn Cragun, Jasmin Young, Adam Taylor, Ammon Brown, Lila Blaser, Anna Ballard, Chelby Carter, Tate Hickman, and Samuel Smith. Samuel Smith received an honorable mention for his performance of Neil Gaiman's "Crazy Hair," Heather Ells received fourth place for her poem "Life Through Lenses," and Adam Taylor received second place for his poem "Hiraeth." Great work Mustangs!