Maple Ridge choir students from all grade levels, participated in a Christmas choir performance on Thursday, December 17th. The performance included a variety of nostalgic Christmas songs, as well as some songs that had never been heard by many. The choir is directed by Maple Ridge fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Sanders.
On Monday, December 14th, members of Mapleton Junior High School's band and orchestra performed a variety of Christmas songs for the students at Maple Ridge. Much to the enjoyment and entertainment of the younger students, several teachers were brought up front to be "boomwhacked" by some of the performers.
Dave Elkington, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Inside Sales, visited Maple Ridge Elementary along with Tema Laussen and other representatives from the company. They came to talk to the students about coding, and participating in the "Hour of Code" program. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.