September 2016

Watch D.O.G.S. at Maple Ridge

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The Maple Ridge PTA instituted a new program this year here at Maple Ridge.  The Watch D.O.G.S. program, (Dads of Great Students) Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.  This last week, Mr. Bowen and Mr. Hancok volunteered at Maple Ridge.  

Maple Ridge Faculty Training

Faculty members were given the opportunity on Monday, September 19th, to discuss the desired values and expectations for our teachers and students here at Maple Ridge.  After some training from Principal Sara Matis, and facilitator Teresa Jordan, teachers also took the time to work on professional growth goals, as well as to work on some objectives for student learning.

Music Integration at Maple Ridge

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Teachers in the upper grades at Maple Ridge, received training in music integration in the classroom.  Rob Marsden, Nebo School District music curriculum specialist, came in and taught various lessons to teach music concepts.  He also met with grade level teams to develop lesson plans that integrate music into other subject areas.

Sixth Grade Essay Winners

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Congratulations to our Sixth Grade "The Gift" essay winners!  Each student had to write a creative/informational essay. This gift was each individual student's idea and could be anything that would make our world a better place to live. The winners received a super size Milky Way candy bar, because they are out of this world!

Harlem Globetrotters Encourage Responsibility at Maple Ridge

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On Wednesday, September 7th, students at Maple Ridge Elementary were privileged to see two Harlem Globetrotters in action.  Hollywood and PeeWee not only demonstrated their amazing abilities on the basketball floor, but took the time to talk about responsibility.  Many students were brought up from the audience to learn a few skills.  Teacher DeAnn Sanders was also recognized as the Teacher of the Year, and given a miniature Statue of Responsibility in her honor.