April 2017

Mrs. Mary Lynne York To Retire At The End Of The School Year

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:19
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We have a wonderful 3rd grade teacher here at Hobble Creek who has decided to retire at the end of the school year. She has taught many students here in Mapleton city and will be missed.



Mrs. York has taught for 22 years, 19 of them in Third Grade.  She started her career at Sage Creek Elementary as an intern, spent 7 years at Mt. Loafer Elementary in Salem, and 14 years at our own Hobble Creek Elementary.  

Mrs. York says she will miss almost everything about school, the kids, and all the employees of Hobble Creek.  She can’t decide what her favorite subject is, because she loves math as much as history and she loves to read in much of her spare time.  She has also loved teaching health, social studies and science. She also has loved when the students start to “get her jokes”.

Some of the “Mrs. Yorkisms” include “If you learn to happily do all kinds of work, you’ll be happy all the days of your life.”  But, besides having big dreams and visions for her students to accomplish in school, she has enjoyed planning things that delight and refresh the kids.  She says, “If the kids can’t get some fresh air, exercise and have a little fun at recess, you might as well forget wanting them to scale the Mt. Everests of education.”  So, she liked to include a lot of music, art, reader’s theatres, and as much fun as she could.  She said, “I love and appreciate, so much, all the kids throughout the years, who have worked so hard for me, and for themselves and their own futures.

Her last words of advice are:  “Students can accomplish any goals and dreams they have, if they just keep taking one step at time.  We need to work together and keep trying to find ways to motivate them and bridge the gaps, so they can achieve and accomplish their best."

We wish you well on your new retirement adventures Mrs. York. Come back and visit from time to time.


Mrs. Liz Porter

Hobble Creek Students of the Week: April 28, 2017

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:10
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Here are the Hobble Creek students of the week for April 28, 2017. Kyler Dean, Zac Roberts, Emily Gray, Grace Holbrook, Mae Munson, Luke Fielding, Anneka Wilson, Nathan Porter, Emma Everett, Nathan Wolfgramm, Logen Bringhurst, Audrey Thomas, Jackson Lambert, Ella Broughton, Addie Hales, and Eli Sweat.

We are at midterm today with the 4th quarter and we sure appreciate and want to recognize great work and behavior in class. Great job Hawks!!!


Mrs. Liz Porter

The Hobble Creek Choir Performed This Week for Students And Parents

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:06

A big thank you to all the 3rd - 6th grade students who took a lot of time and effort to prepare and sing in the Hobble Creek Choir this year. There were many early morning practices and hard work learning very difficult arrangements. A big thank you goes to Mrs. Thuedon who is so willing and generous with her time and talents to teach these students to sing.

Mrs. Liz Porter

Please Notice The Change For 5th and 6th Grade Track Meet Days

Submitted by liz.porter on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:29
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Due to the weather, we had to change 5th and 6th grades track meet days.

6th is rescheduled for May 16thTuesday.

5th is rescheduled for May 17thWednesday.

4th is hopefully staying with May 2ndTuesday.

3rd is hopefully staying with May 3rdWednesday.

If the weather is not good on any of these days, we will not have any track meets.

Mrs. Linda Baird

Hobble Creek Penny War Set To Start May 1-5, 2017 With Exciting New Twist!

Submitted by liz.porter on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:48
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Hobble Creek Elementary would like to announce our annual penny war to benefit Primary Children's Medical Center May 1-5, 2017.

New this year, parents and businesses can match funds in classrooms and will be recognized. Follow this link to participate. See flyer sent home today for more info.

What is a penny war? This is a great opportunity put on by the student council for you, your family, and your child to help those children who are being treated at Primary Children's Medical Center

How does it work? Each class is in a competition to see who can bring the most pennies/paper money to fill the jar in their own classroom. This will give your classroom positivie points, but watch out, students from other classes can bring silver money into your classroom which will subtract points from that classes total. The class who has the most points by the end of the week will win our penny war. All proceeds will go to Primary's

Thank you for your support and willingness to give to those in need. For more information on how your penny war donations are being used, please vitist intermountainhealthcare.org.

Mrs. Jayme Smith

Mrs.Maxine Bartholomew To Retire At The End Of the School Year

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:31
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Mrs. Maxine Bartholomew is retiring at the end of the school year next month. She is one of the veterans at Hobble Creek and she will be missed! This is what she said about her long career as a teacher. "I have worked in Nebo School District for 32 years. I started my teaching career at Park Elementary in Spanish Fork. I taught fourth grade there for 18 years. I then transferred to Hobble Creek Elementary in 2003, the year it opened, and I have been teaching fourth grade here since. I did my student teaching in kindergarten and first grade, but I was then hired to teach fourth grade. It actually scared me to death to start teaching in fourth grade because I had done all of my practicum studies in the lower grades. However, I soon found that I loved the upper grades and especially teaching Utah History. I was lucky enough to have the privilege to stay in fourth grade my entire career. Time has really flown.

I think the students through the years have taught me more than I was ever able to teach them! I have enjoyed their sweet spirits and enthusiasm to learn. They have been a joy in my life along with my family.

My husband and I have 3 boys and two daughters-in- law that just joined our family in the past 10 months. My family is starting to grow, and now I am not totally outnumbered by all my boys. I am excited for the next phase of my life. I’m not sure what all that will be, but I am looking forward to some free time and restarting hobbies I haven’t had time for. I also want to do a lot of camping, hunting, fishing, and becoming an awesome grandma someday! I will miss my Hobble Creek Family. Thank you for 14 years of support and enjoyment!!"

Mrs. B likes the color turquoise blue, the book Where the Red Fern Grows and Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, Basketball and Halibut fish n chips. Her favorite cake is mashed banana nut cake, she loves to water ski, dance to the song I Cross My Heart by George Strait, spend a lot of time at the family cabin and loves telling stories about her camping and hunting trips to her class.



Mrs. Liz Porter

Hobble Creek Students of the Week: April 21, 2017

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:48
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It's that time again to show you the Hobble Creek students of the week for April 21, 2017. They are Hailey Fry, Isabella Rex, Hudson McCulloch, Lucy Carter, Natalie Degn, Thatcher Lee, Tom Lloyd, Lea Cardon, Jonas McCown, Roman Nicol, Ellie Metler, Kayla White, Ethan McCulloch, Porter Redd, Sydnie Hawkes, Ethan Christiansen, Porter Nadauld, Denton Marks, and Paige Casper.

If you see these great students make sure you recognize them for being outstanding this week!

Mrs. Linda Baird

Hobble Creek Students Compete At Keyboarding Competition

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:40
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Congratulations to Lily Flake and Ashley Hardy who made it to the final round of the Keyboarding competition this week. We are so pleased to have students willing to compete and represent Hobble Creek. Great job to all the students who participated.

Mrs. Amanda Flake

Hobble Creek Students Participate In A BYU Innovation Competition

Submitted by liz.porter on Mon, 04/17/2017 - 13:06
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K12 Student Innovator of the Year is an innovation competition for students in grades 4 - 12. All you have to do to compete is invent a novel (but useful) product, system, or service, and come ready to pitch it to a panel of judges (think of this like a Shark Tank experience). There are 3 categories: elementary (grades 4 - 6), junior high (grades 7 - 9), and high school (grades 10 - 12). Over $6000 in cash prizes was awarded. Two of our 4th grade students, Emma Snapp and Ashley Hardy participated. They created the Hypno Changer. We are so proud of their effort and hard work. Great job students!!!
Mr. Mike Johnson

Spotlight's Of The Week: Hobble Creek's 1st Grade Teachers

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:53
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Did you know that Mrs. Deborah Johnson is retiring at the end of the school year? 

This is what she says about herself, "I have been married for 38 years to the love of my life, Gary.  We have three beautiful daughters, three fabulous son-in-laws, and 8 grandchildren.  We've lived in Spanish fork our entire married life, and have all of our children living within a mile from us!  We absolutely love spending time as a family, camping, hunting, shopping, and having family dinners together!  We have so much fun playing with our grandchildren, and love spoiling them. I have taught in the public school system for 22 years, and 14 years in private preschool.  First grade is the BEST! Some hobbies I hope to continue through my retirement are sewing, vacationing, and volunteering in my grandchildren's classrooms!" She loves the color blue, the book Where the red fern grows, fishing, chocolate cake, shrimp, and sewing.   You will be missed Mrs. Johnson, Miss Ashton will be moving from 3rd grade to 1st grade. Mrs. Crystal Hayes is currently away on maternity leave for a few more week and has a new baby girl to enjoy. Her favorie color is orange, she likes the book A land of stories, she enjoys playing softball, chocolate cake and eating hamburgers and fries. She is really good at math and loves to be with her kids, 2 daughters and 1 son. She would love to take her daughter to a broadway show one day and would like to learn to skydive.  Ms. Tamara Johnson says, "I lived in Camarillo, California until I was 12 and then moved to Spanish Fork, where I am still live today. I graduated from UVU and got my master's from SUU. I have taught 1st grade for 12 years and will be moving to 4th next year.  Excited for the new experience! I have 5 brothers and 1 sister. I have 9 nephews and 3 nieces. I am the FAVORITE Aunt to all of them!! I like to make cupcakes and come up with different flavors of frostings. I also bake cakes for family and very close friends. I love to read. Also, I like to watch documentaries and old movies like from the 40's and 50's." Her favorite color is orange, favorite book is The Secret Garden, Magleby's chocolate cake (everyones!). This summer she wants to finish her technology endorsement and clean her garage. She would like to learn how to sew clothes and wishes there was no diseases in the world. Thanks for all you do to make our school great 1st grade teachers! You've put in a lot of personal time and effort to help our students excel. 
Mrs. Liz Porter