Sixth grade students who will be attending Diamond Fork Junior High School next year, had the opportunity to visit the school recently for an orientation. Not only were students instructed on what courses they would need to take, they were also given a tour of the school.
Bethany Silver, author of Unicorns of Udithia, visited with sixth grade students recently. She told the students about the storyline of her book, and the main character Aquarion. She also shared her story of how she wrote the book, and where she came up with the idea. Her sister, Elizabeth, also an illustrator, talked about her artwork on the cover of the book. Both Bethany and Elizabeth are from Mapleton.
On Friday, February 17th, orchestra and band members from Diamond Fork Junior High School performed for the sixth graders. About 1/5 of our sixth grade students will be attending school there next year. The orchestra and band perform to get students excited about joining one of them when students go to the junior high school.
Last week students and faculty celebrated White Ribbon Week with a special theme each day. On Friday there was an assembly to cap off a great week! The following were the daily themes to go along with White Ribbon Week.
Mustache Monday- sometimes people pretend to be who they are not.
Tuesday- Wear a tie day- don't get tied up in cyber bullying
Wednesday-Wear your shirt inside out- don't let personal info slip out
Thursday-Wear a hoodie or hat- protect your mind
Friday-Wear as much white as you can
White Ribbon Week is a positive school program presented by volunteers or teachers that helps kids make healthy choices in media and technology. Every day, kids learn a new principle of online behavior—reinforced through discussions and fun activities.
One to two students from every classroom were recently recognized for showing INITIATIVE. INITIATIVE is one of the Maple Ridge Pride characteristics. These students are consistently motivated to stay on task, and work hard to do their best! They know what needs to be done, and don't have to be asked twice. Each student recognized was given a treat along with a certificate.
Fifth and sixth grade students were given the option of doing a science fair project. On Wednesday, February 1st, students who chose to participate, brought their projects to display. There were several projects ranging from how temperature affects magnets, to whether or not you can tell if someone is lying. Great job to those students who took the time outside of school to do these projects!