January 2021

"If I were President, I would..."

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With the recent inauguration of President Biden, Mrs. Garry's 3rd grade class answered the question:  "If I were Presdient, I would..."

Scroll through the pictures to see what a few of our 3rd graders would do if they were president.  If these kids are our future, we are in good hands.

Tori Bennett

Thank you for participating in Red Ribbon Week!

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What a great RED Ribbon week we have had!  The students participated by wearing their crazy socks, team jerseys and red...everything!  Throughout the week the students have participated in random drawings and have shared their thoughts on how to be brave and the things that make them happy.  They have watched a variety of short videos about these topics and have discussed them in class. The Mapleton Police Department has been here all week eating lunch with the students and playing outside games during lunch recess.  We appreciate the support of our police department!

Thank you to our teachers who have helped support the students with activites during Red Ribbon week and a special thank you to Mrs. Gleason for all the effort and the hard work she has put into making our Red Ribbon week such a success. 


Cathy Gleason/Tori Bennett

Welcome Mr. Sorensen!

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Welcome to our new principal Mike Sorensen!  Students were greeted today by Mr. Sorenesen as they arrived at school.  He also introduced himself via video and told the students a little about himself and his family.  We are excited to welcome Mr. Sorensen as he gets to know our school and students.

Mr. Sorensen served as the Assistant Principal for the past two years and Dean of Students for three years at Diamond Fork Junior. He was the Title I Coordinator at Taylor Elementary for three years, taught at Mapleton Elementary for seven years, and at Westside Elementary for one year.

Mr. Sorensen loves spending time with his wife, Andrea, and three children. He enjoys watching BYU football/basketball and the San Francisco Giants. As far as activities, he likes to run, golf, cycle, garden, and read a good book.   

Welcome to Hobble Creek!


Tori Bennett

Red Ribbon Week! January 19-22

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Red Ribbon Week Schedule

Red Ribbon Week Theme: “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free”  

January 19-22, 2021 

In celebrating our Red Ribbon Week, we will focus on ways that being Happy and Brave will help us be drug free. The following activiites will be happening at Hobble Creek this week.

Tuesday:  Talk in your class and at home about the importance of being Drug Free   

Wednesday:   Crazy About Being Drug Free! Wear Crazy Socks 

Thursday:  Team Up and Live Drug Free!  Wear your favorite team shirt, team hat or school colors

Friday:   Red Ribbon Day!”  Wear Red!  

Like and Follow our Facebook page to see all the daily details!


Cathy Gleason

Farewell Mr. Johnson!

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On Wednesday, January 13th, we said our goodbyes to Mr. Johnson. Our day started with a school wide Zoom call for all students and teachers. Mr. Johnson spoke to the students and helped them understand that sometimes principals and teachers move to different places, just like kids move to different grades. He reviewed the book he introduced at the beginning of the year (The Invisible Boy) and reminded the students to be kind to each other and to welcome our new principal, Mr. Sorensen. It was a fun way for Mr. Johnson to speak with all the students. Mr. Johnson didn't know what the students had planned for him later that day!

Later that afternoon, students secretly left their classrooms for a surprise parade for Mr. Johnson. Each student was given a wooden heart that they wrote their names on and decorated. As the parade passed by Mr. Johnson, the kids dropped their hearts into a basket and told Mr. Johnson goodbye. Mr. Johnson was touched and surprised at this sweet gesture from his students. We would like to thank our amazing PTA for putting together this fun farewell and for the beautiful keepsake they helped our students create. But the surprises didn't end there.....

As the day was coming to an end, Mr. Johnson was visited by the previous and current PTA presidents that served with him over the last 8+ years at Hobble Creek. Our PTA has been so grateful for all the support they have received from Mr. Johnson. This year has been quite different for the PTA where most activities and programs have had to be scaled back or canceled altogether. Mr. Johnson has helped the PTA find ways to work within Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines where possible. We are grateful for his years of continued support of the PTA organization and the great parent volunteers throughout the years.

The day ended with one last surprise from the faculty and staff of Hobble Creek Elementary. Mr. Johnson was presented with some Sage Creek "swag" to help him get ready for his new assignment along with a stack of thank you cards and a beautiful quilt that was embroidered with the school name and dates. He will be greatly missed.

Many students have passed through the halls of Hobble Creek over the last 8+ years and we are grateful for Mr. Johnson's dedication to the parents, students, faculty and staff.  Farewell Mr. Johnson, and good luck at Sage Creek!


Tori Bennett

SPIRIT Award winners for December

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Each month students have the opportunity to earn the Spirit Award. This is accomplished as a class by showing proper behavior in specialties.  Classes that receive the highest scores of the month are given the Spirit Award to display outside their classrooms for the following month.  

The following classes were awarded the SPIRIT award for the month of December:

Ms. Bailey's PM Kindergarten

Ms. Sayers 1st Grade Class

Mrs. Pugh's 2nd Grade Class

Ms. Johnson's 4th Grade Class

Mrs. Peterson's 5th Grade Class

Congratulations our SPIRIT winners! 

Tori Bennett