Many students and parents this year thought that all hope was lost for school sports. It seemed impossible to keep everybody safe with the current pandemic. But tryouts for teams were held and the year moved forward as normal. High school sports teams were organized and the seasons started! Sporting events are even allowing spectators, who are expected to wear a mask. Masks are not required for players on the field.
This year the 2020 Maple Mountain tennis team is home to 9 seniors, one of the biggest groups the school has seen in several years. On Thursday, September 17, 2020 the team held a home match against Park city. During this match the seniors experienced their last region match and senior night. Each girl was recognized with her parents and presented with a bouquet of flowers, as well as a necklace. The night was filled with bittersweet tears, laughs, hugs, and victories. Alexis Call said that, “ [she is going to miss] actually playing the sport and working for it.”
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.
The MMHS PTO is excited to have senior swag available soon for the senior class of 2021. Please watch for an order form that will be coming soon. We are looking at doing a long sleeve shirt, hoodie, T-shirt, beanie and mask which will have the school colors and name.
Be sure to watch for upcoming details!
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.
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? I'll have served a mission for my church, be going to college and might be married at that point.
What are your favorite hobbies? I run cross-country and track (hurdles), read and paint.
Mrs. Goldsberry is the new sophomore English teacher. She wanted to be a teacher since her junior and senior year of high school, where her amazing English teachers inspired and taught her how to think critically about the real world. The fond memories from her experience as a student droveher towards her passion of teaching and impacting the lives of kids just like similar to how she was impacted. She loves reading, writing, and in depth discussion. Now, a first year teacher at Maple Mountain, she can bring these ideas to the students in her classroom.