The bell rings. Class is over for the day. Students start getting in their cars and driving home. Athletes and teachers are still at the school, but for the most part the school and its hallways are deserted. That makes you wonder: what are all the students doing? What do they do in their time that isn’t spent at school? One of the things that some students do is work.
Last week our school made a whole week geared towards raising money for Bryson McQuivey’s cancer treatments. We called it 15 Strong Week because Bryson’s number on the football team is 15. Each day of the week there was a different activity to help raise money for his illness. We also dressed in certain themes each day.
- We will be selling 15 Strong shirts for $15 all week at lunch.
- Monday- we will be sponsoring a Bryson 15 Bike-a-thon on the Spanish Fork River trail. The event will start at 3:30 at the parking lot by the Pickleball courts in the Spanish Fork Sports Park.
Being the youngest in a new school environment is always hard for students to adjust to. It might seem like it's not a big deal for parents or other students, so we wanted to go ahead and ask some of these new sophomore students to see how it really is from their perspective.
Drivers Ed is a class that students at MMHS are required to take if they want their drivers license. Students who take Drivers Ed are required to take a class where they take notes on driving, watch videos and do worksheets. Students learn about defensive driving, drowsy driving, impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving and seatbelts. They also have an intersection assignment and a maintenance assignment. Students also have time on the driving range with instructors to practice driving.
This year started out like no school year ever has before. For the first time, we have been required to wear masks to school everyday in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19. If a year ago it was common knowledge that masks would be necessary in schools, an uproar would’ve been the response. Now everyone wears masks, and it seems unnatural to see someone not wearing a mask.
Amid turmoil and confusion, our dire students struggled to find ways to keep their Homecoming dreams alive. First, being interrupted by Covid, these students felt defiant. Eager to return to a sense of normalcy, the students rushed to school, genuinely excited to be there for the first time this school year. With the occasional whine and grumble, the students accepted that their future at school would require masks. Talking muffled and stuffy breath, students kept a single focus in their hearts. If only we can have our Homecoming dance… that’s all we need.
Ladies, get your dates for MORP! Shine your spurs and kick up your heels. Get ready for a hootenany like no other. Friday March 23 at MMHS 8-11pm. Music requests taken at ticket table during lunch the week before. Go ask your cowboy before he's taken. Yee Haw!