MMHS Eagle HighFLIGHTS: 2-29-16
*TV Broadcasting Competition: On Thursday, February 25
, nine of our TV Broadcasting students
competed in same-day news story, radio, and anchoring competitions at the Broadcast Awards held at BYU. We
also entered several pre-recorded videos two weeks prior. Students had an exciting day, learned A LOT, and
even brought home a big award! Cat Keliiliki was awarded best news story in the state! This was huge for her
and our program. If you have her in your classes, please congratulate her!! We also had Talon Snyder as a
finalist in the news intro category and Spencer Nelson and Thomas Cole as finalists in the entertainment
segment category. Thank you for your continued support! We hope to keep improving and take home some
more gold next year! --Ms. McMurdie (TV Broadcasting Teacher)
*Science Olympiad Team: The Science Olympiad team competed last Saturday against 20 other high schools
in the state in 19 events in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. We took third place in
Materials Science, Second place in Invasive Species, It's About Time, and Wind power, and we took first place
in: Anatomy, Bottle Rocket, Electric Vehicle, Bridge, Experimental Design, Robot Arm, and Wright Stuff.
Congratulate the team members when you see them!
First Place in Anatomy: Abigail Taylor and Heidi Jacobson
First Place in Bridge: Heidyn von Bose and Bruce Gill
First Place in Electric Vehicle: Ryan Smith and Adam Syndergaard
First Place in Experimental Design: Heidi Jacobson and Cheyenne Randquist and Delaney Rose
First Place in Robot Arm: Ryan Smith and Eric Larsen and Keith Hill
First Place in Wright Stuff: Adam Syndergaard and Keith Hill
Second Place in Invasive Species: Kaleah Jackson and Shayla Nielson
Second Place in Time: Heidyn von Bose and Michaela McCown
Second Place in Wind Power: Adam Syndergaard and Ryan Smith
Third Place in Materials Science: Delaney Rose and Heidi Jacobson
MMHS Information: (Feb 29 – Mar 12)
*For more school information, please go to our school website at: https://mmhs.nebo.edu
Follow Maple Mountain High School on Facebook for school news updates! Find the page
at http://on.fb.me/1JFDF51. Also feel free to Share the Facebook page to keep grandparents,
family, and friends up to date on our great school!
*ACT Test for Juniors Only: On Tuesday, March 1st, all 11th grade students will be taking the ACT Test at
MMHS. No sophomore or senior students need to attend school on this day. Students should arrive in time to
begin testing promptly at 8:00am. Breakfast will be served, but no school lunch will be served on this day.
Students should bring a supply of #2 pencils and erasers for the test, and a calculator for the Math section.
Calculators with internet access will not be allowed. Testing should be completed at approximately 11:30am,
and buses will be departing at 11:45am. All students must complete ACT pre-administration portions of the
test PRIOR to the test day. Math teachers will be providing this opportunity during math classes February 22-
26. Room assignments will be posted in the Counseling Office no later than Monday, February 29th. So that
students will be prepared for the ACT Test, it is recommended they have a good night’s rest and a nutritious
Driver Education: Summer Driver Education dates are now posted on our school’s website
http://mmhs.nebo.edu/DriversEd. Students may begin signing up on Tuesday, March 1st at the MMHS finance
office. The fee is $100 and a student must have a learner permit before signing up. You must sign up for a
class at the MMHS finance office during regular school hours. Online payment does NOT sign you up for a
class. If you have any questions, e-mail the Driver Education Coordinator at [email protected]
*SPRING SPORTS TRYOUTS: If you are trying out for a spring sport you must have a current physical and
a profile on registermyathlete.com. Once those two things are done you may pick up a "Cleared for Tryout"
permission slip from Margaret Raine in the counseling office. If you are unsure if your physical is current
please see our athletic trainer Krista Prusak for verification.
*MMHS Baseball Try-outs: The baseball team will be holding tryouts for their 2016 season on Monday,
February 29th & Tuesday, March 1st. Times and locations will be posted on their website @ mmbaseball.com
due to pending weather. If you have any questions, see Coach Miner or Coach Spainhower.
*MMHS Softball Try-outs: Softball tryouts will be next Monday the 29th to March 2 at 3:30 on the high
school field! Be listening to announcements for time and location changes due to weather. Bring clothes for
inside and out! Make sure to have register my athlete completed before tryouts! For more details talk to
*MMHS Theatre Department: Students of the Maple Mountain Theatre Department are putting the finishing
touches on the MMHS Winter Play, Twelve Angry Jurors. This play is the stage version of the classic film 12
Angry Men. The story focuses on a jury room as the 12 individuals debate the guilt of a young man on trial for
the murder of his father. The deliberations reveal the biases and prejudices of the jury members who start out
wanting a quick guilty verdict. A lone juror suggests that the responsibility of those in the room is to look
beyond their first impressions to see if they can uncover the truth. As they debate, the audience is asked to
place themselves in the jurors' shoes and consider where they stand.
Acting and tech students have been working on this piece since early January. The cast includes Ben Gleason,
Hannah Wood, Ondine Morgan, Adam Gowers, Marguerite Morgan, Jaren Wood, Nicole James, Cassandra
Smith, Emma Garlitz, Corbin Radford, Shay Swenson, Jasmine Johnson, and Ryan Hawkins. The play will
perform for four nights: Thursday, March 3; Friday, March 4; Saturday, March 5; and Monday, March 7.
Performances begin at 7:00 PM, and the cost is $5 for students and $6 for adults.
Twelve Angry Jurors will be performed in an intimate space - all seating will be on the auditorium stage
surrounding a 468 square foot jury room. We want to audience to truly feel a part of the world of the play. As
such, seating is limited.
Advance Learning Center (ALC) Open House: The ALC will be holding their Open House March 1st and 2nd
from 4:00-7:00pm, at the ALC Building (570 S. Main, Springville). Students are welcome to bring their families
and friends so all can see what the ALC has to offer. There will be drawings for prizes and of course treats!
We had a great turnout last year, and hope to this year. Thanks for spreading the word to our Nebo students!
*Yearbook Senior Ads: Congratulate your senior student and show your MMHS pride! Ads are $20 before
February 19th, or $25 if purchased after the 19th. The deadline to purchase a Senior Ad is February 26th!!!
(More information included in the flyer below!)
*Mr. Maple Mountain DVD: If you'd like to relive the magic of the 2016 Mr. Maple Mountain competition
that was held on January 27th, DVD's are on sale for $5. The money goes toward the Video Production and TV
Broadcasting programs. A sign-up sheet is posted outside of Miss McMurdie's room (F101) but e-mailing her at
[email protected] will get you on the list as well! Pay the finance office and bring your receipt to
Miss McMurdie to pick up your DVD.
*Senior Pictures: We will not be offering senior pictures through our photographer this year. Bell
Photography, who takes our school pictures and did our senior pictures last year, did not have
enough seniors interested in getting their pictures taken last year, and therefore won't be offering
that option this year. Bell Photography indicated that in visiting with parents, they found that with all
of the nice cameras people have access to now, even on their cell phones, most parents did not want
to pay the money for professional pictures.
*GRADUATION INFORMATION: Josten’s will be at our school on Tuesday, March 15
from lunch until
after school to deliver pre-ordered graduation announcements and to take orders. Students who still need to
order can go to http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1856004/Maple-Mountain-High-School/ or call 1-
800-JOSTENS. Students can also order the day Josten’s is at our school. Extra custom school announcements
will be available for $1.25 each.
*MMHS Battle of the Bands: The MMHS "Battle of the Bands" will be held on Thursday, March 17th
at 7 pm. Get your group together now! Registration materials are available at the front office and are
due by March 11th. There is a $5 entry fee. Winners will advance to Multi-Region Competition, and
then on to the State Battle of the Bands in April. If you have questions please contact Sharon Keliiliki,
and her contact information can be found in the Battle of the Bands packet. Good luck with this
wonderfully amazing competition! (Information flyer included at the end of this e-mail!)